What’s in your makeup bag: Sheri Bomb

When I first got into blogging, I came across the blog Sheri Bomb– instantly I loved this girl. I loved her blog- the look, the content- and wanted my blog to be just as good as hers ( i don’t know if it is yet, but I’m trying 😉 ). Sheri is a rockabilly bombshell, who lives in Australia ( so jealous).  I have yet to go to Australia and dream oh so bad of going. From the blogs I follow, I believe it is safe to say they have a pretty rockin scene down there. While Edmonton has great shopping for rockabilly and pinup clothing, the scene leaves much to be imagined… it is fairly small. While I’ve noticed other cities have a big scene, who are into not only reproduction clothing, but true vintage, swing dancing, music, cars, furniture, and lifestyle, there are just a few of us here who have a true love for it all. Anyway, let me get back to the reason for this post… Sheri Bomb is sharing with us what is in her makeup bag!

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I asked Sheri if she wanted to be a part of this series, because she just a fun, down to earth kinda gal. She has a very clean look- not everyone wants to use a ton of makeup and not every one needs to, and you do not need to use a lot of makeup to get a pinup look either.

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Sheri is a writer, so she had a lot to say about her look. Here it is:

MY LOOK

For my everyday look, I like to look polished and put together but I also like to be out the door fairly quickly in the morning, but would rather stay in bed than spend too long on my makeup. I try to keep things fairly simple while still proudly rocking my rockabilly look. I make things easy for myself with a BB cream, brow kit and light sweep of blush before spending a bit of time on my winged eyeliner. When it comes to my night time look, I still like to keep things fairly classic and understated (most of the time). I like my makeup to look as natural as possible so apart from a great foundation, slightly bolder cheek colour and some sparkly eye shadow everything is fairly similar, except a more ‘enhanced’ version. I also spend a bit more time and effort on achieving a more dramatic look with my lashes (I rarely wear false lashes) and of course, a good red lipstick to pack a punch.

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MAKE UP BAG

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Day Look:

Benefit Big Easy BB Cream in Fair

This is a recent addition to my make up bag. I’ve always been a big fan of BB creams for my everyday look as I like the easy coverage and application they provide and the natural looking result, not to mention the benefits for my skin. I used to only use the Garnier Oil-Free BB Cream in Light but I picked up this new Benefit product while I was in the US recently and have been loving it! It really ‘sticks’ to your skin. Although the Garnier product is much cheaper and given I use it everyday, I’ll probably end up going back to this product when the Benefit runs out.

Benefit Brow Zings in Dark

This is the second Brow Zings shade I’ve bought – I also used to have the Medium shade when my hair was a different colour. I swear by this product, it is the best make up for brows I’ve ever used. It’s really easy to apply and the teeny little brushes make it easy to get the perfect shape. I like that the first layer of tinted wax you apply keeps your brows in shape while the finishing layer of powder helps to fill them in and acts as a sealer, preventing smudging.

Classics Eyeliner Pencil in Black

I don’t always use this, but I always like to have it in my make up bag as it’s handy for lining the inner rim of my eyes, particularly up the top if I’m after a more dramatic look. It really helps to fill in the look of your lashes when they need a bit of a help. A simple must have product in any make up bag.

Rimmel Extra Wow Lash Mascara in Extreme Black

A favorite mascara of mine for a long time, I’m a big fan of Rimmel cosmetics in general as they are a great alternative for gals on a budget and for all the makeup basics. This mascara goes on easy with no clumps and offers a great result with only one or two applications. It also goes well with up to four applications if you’re looking for a dramatic result. I usually go two applications during the day and four applications for night time. It’s also great on sensitive eyes, which I have, so no irritation and especially no watering and smudging. Winner!

Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black

Another product I picked up in the US, I’ve always preferred felt tip liners as I don’t have a particularly steady hand and I feel that they offer me more control. This Stila liner is easy to use, glides on like a dream and doesn’t budge without some serious rubbing. Easy to touch up if you make a mistake, the liner has staying power that lasts all day. Love it!

Benefit Cheek Powder in Rockateur

As you can probably tell by now, I’m a big fan of Benefit cosmetics. Aside from their cute packaging, I’ve always found their products to deliver on their promises and they seem to work really well for my skin. This powder blush looks fairly shimmery in the box but offers very subtle illumination when you actually apply it. It has a lovely pinky peachy hue to it that looks fairly natural, however can be built up for a darker shade that contours the cheek for maximum impact. During the day I use a light sweep across my cheeks but come the night time I tend to amp it up a bit more.

Benefit Tinted Lip Balm in Benebalm

Created with their famous Benetint (which was originally created as a nipple stain for a burlesque dancer in the 70s) this tinted lip balm hydrates your lips without stickyness or too much shine – two of my pet hates. The subtle red rosey hue brings your lips to life without making you look too made up. It also has the same pleasant sweet rosey scent that the Benetint has.

Night Look:

When it comes to my night time look, it’s fairly similar to my daytime look but with a little extra to make things more dramatic.

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in Ivory

I love love LOVE this foundation! It’s the best one I’ve found so far. It provides flawless coverage and brightens your complexion. Another product that really ‘sticks’ to your face, it doesn’t set to a matte finish, but that can quickly be rectified with a light dusting of powder.

Besame Violet Brightening Powder

The perfect way to set your make up and brighten your complexion, this very subtle tinted violet powder gives a smooth matte finish to your skin and is small enough to pop into your handbag to take with you, meaning you’ll never look oily or shiny while out and about. It’s amazing what a difference a light dusting of this stuff makes, although keep in mind it’s more suited to pale skin tones.

Sephora Collection Moonshadow Baked Palette in Nude

A beautiful palette of 10 neutral eye shadows with a charming shimmery finish. Light and dark shades are well balanced in this palette which provides everything you need for a classic light shimmery eye or a more daring smokey eye. Coverage is good, the powder is soft (without breaking apart in the palette) and the shades are easy to build up and/or blend with each other. This always comes in handy for creating a striking look on my eyes, regardless of how bold I want to be.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Must Be Red!

This lipstick is my absolute favorite! I have a few different brands and shades that I wear from time to time but this is the one that I always love coming back to time and time again. It goes on smoothly, has serious staying power, doesn’t bleed or feather, doesn’t dry out your lips and best of all, it’s the most perfect pin up shade of red. Reds can be hard to perfect and everyone is different but this shade works fantastically with my skintone. Mwah!

RR&R010214417Don’t forget to check out Sheri’s blog Sheri Bomb

And follow her on facebook https://www.facebook.com/SheriBombBlog

Thanks Sheri for sharing your makeup bag with us!!

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What’s in your makeup bag: Pin Up Persuasion

I am back with another part to the series “what’s in your makeup bag”. Today the oh so sweet Jessica from Pin Up Persuasion is sharing all the goodies she uses when she gets dolled up. I love to know what other gals use to get that perfect pin up look and I am very much excited to see what Jessica uses! And in case you didn’t know, Jessica’s blog Pin Up Persuasion is full of great reviews on pin up dresses from our favorite brands- think Pinup Girl Clothing, Stop Starring, Glamour Bunny…So head on over and check her out!

This is what Jessica had to say about her look:

“I save my pinup look for weekends or date nights with the hubby and always stick to a simple brown liquid eye liner with a dab a mascara for everyday”

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Doesn’t Jessica look like a total babe?

Here’s what you’ll find in [Jessica’s] lovely Suzy Sailor Cosmetic bag…

(All applied with my staple Mac brushes)

– Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
– Kat Von D eye primer
– Dior Foundation
– Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette
– Nude eye powder
– Besame powder in Light Signature
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo: Blonde
– Kat Von D liquid eye liner pen trio (now discontinued)
– TIGI liquid eye liner (trying to find a replacement for the trio)
– Kat Von D blush in pink
– Techni Colour blush in peach shimmer
– Ardell Demi lashes #120
– Besame Red lipstick
– Kat Von D lipstain in Brick red & Adora red
– Sephora red lipliners

2014-09-01 16.01.28 (2)I love Too Faced palettes and am hoping to add a few more to my make up collection; I quite like the colours in the Boudoir palette Jessica uses… I may have to run out and get one! I am also a fan of Kat Von D – I am a sucker for the packaging and the colours are always great!

If I can recommend an eyeliner for you, Jessica, I would suggest the Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner, Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner, or anything from Benefit or Bare Essentials.

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And stay tuned for more from what’s in your makeup bag!

whats in your makeup bag: danger de lux

I have a fun new series for all you Kittens- whats in your makeup bag?! Well, it is exactly what it sounds like, featuring the gals from Rowena, fellow bloggers, and, fingers crossed, some of your favorite pin-ups.

To start things off, I’m going to share my makeup bag and my most favorite products. I have recently switched out a few products and am working on switching out more, as I am trying my darnedest to only use cruelty free products.

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This is me in my every day makeup, with my best friend, Cherry ( she doesn’t need any makeup, she’s a natural beauty)

And here is what is in my makeup bag

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette

Sephora In the Heat Moonshadow baked palette,

Makeup Forever Brow Seal

Anastasia Eye Brow Pencil and Brow Powder Duo in Auburn

Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Sephora Illuminator in Light Beam

Bare Essentials Foundation

Eco Tools Kabuki Brush

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Mac Ruby Woo

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in Continuous Cranberry

Beseme in Red Velvet

Makeup Forever Aqua Lipliner in 8C

These are all the products I use on a daily basis, as well as if I do a photo shoot ( I just spend a lot more time and detail on my makeup if it is for something other than every day). I use two eyeliners to do my wing tip- the gosh pencil for across my lid, and the Kat Von D liquid liner for the ‘flick’; I’ve found this works best for me to get the look I like. I usually use a variety of shades of brown, as I find brown goes best with my skin tone, eyes, and hair colour. I didn’t show a mascara as I don’t have a favorite- I often use something from Maybelline, or try something new from Sephora when I run out of what I am using. Maybe if you have a favorite mascara, you can leave it in the comments for me to try out. I just switched my eyebrow products from MAC to Anastasia, as MAC now tests on animals, which makes me sad, but Anastasia is cruelty free. I also use a bronzer every day, because I love how it looks with my freckles – I didnt show it, because I need a new one right now, but I usually use one from Rimmel; you have to use caution with bronzer though, as its not for everyone.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what is in my makeup bag and enjoy the rest to come!

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