December 1, 2011

Let's Talk Makeup

Thanks to L'Oreal for sponsoring my post about my favorite beauty looks, tips and tricks! Check out for beauty advice from the experts.
When I did my Q&A post I got a couple questions asking about my daily makeup routine and it took me a while but I've finally got pictures and products to show you.
As you are aware, or maybe not, I sell Avon. The funny thing is, I had have even tried Avon before I started selling it.  That doesn't make for a very good saleswoman, now does it? Now I have yet to make any money from this little venture because I have been so busy buying up one of everything but I'm so glad I have.  My new makeup is great and, best of all, it lasts!
I start the day with the Get a Tint moisturizer {if you haven't tried tinted moisturizer you are missing out BIG time}, Please Hold primer {for the eyes}, and Primed for Perfection {for the face}.  Primer is key to making your makeup last!
And here we are all moisturized and primed {thank God for makeup, right?}
For my face I use Ideal Shade concealer stick {under the eyes and on blemishes}, Ideal Shade loose powder {foundation}, Smooth Minerals blucsh, and I polish it all off with Smooth Minerals Radiant Veil in rose.
And we're making progress
Now for the eyes.  This is my every day eye look, sometimes I do a little darker for evening but it pretty much  is this with a little more eyeliner.
I use the Mark eyeshadow in Sugar Sugar on my brow bone, Fairy Dust on my lid, and Corset in the crease. I use {and am IN LOVE with} the Glimmersticks liqui-glide eyeliner in black.  It's a pencil but goes on like a liquid!  It's the best and I will never use another liner, EVER.  This stuff is still on when I wake up in the morning.  Mascara is Supershock in black.  Another liner I've come to like is The Body Shop.  It's not the greatest but when I wear brown liner theirs is the only shade of brown that looks right on me.  I also use my shu uemura eye lash curler when I'm feeling fancy.
And the finished product is

So there you have it!  A nice, easy, natural, every-day look brought to you by me, Avon and L'Oreal!  Speaking of L'Oreal, before I was 100% Avon Maybelline was my go to.  I have I don't know how many of their eye shadow trios dating WAY back to high school {some of them}.
Do you have any favorite products?  Do you have the same boring routine every day or do you mix it up from day to day?

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  1. You look great! The difference a little eye makeup makes on everyone is crazy to me! That eyeliner sounds fabulous, I might have to try it. Maybe I can be your first customer??

  2. Looks really good! I do the same everyday too!

  3. You have such great coloring to your skin! Your makeup looks great and I love the lip color. I have a major eye shadow obsession going these days... I am all about playing up the eyes! Not to mention my recent obsession with you tube make up tutorials. I am LOVING the Naked Palette by Urban Decay for every day and I darken everything up with multiple forms of eye liner for night. I also went back to my tried and true blush Nars Orgasm. LOVE that stuff.

  4. Looks great! I suck at make-up, I wear under eye stuff, blush, and bronzer....pretty plain
    I have never ever put on my own eyeliner!

  5. Well you got my attention with MAKE UP!!!! Big fan here. I am usually wearing the same look 4 outta the 7 days....but I do throw some color on the eyes to match my outfits.

  6. Oh my goodness... how do you find the time? I can barely get out of bed to make it to work on time. Ug. I think I wear makeup about twice a month. I need your motivation. Love the products, I need to advance to big girl make up. Maybe I will hit you up and make an Avon order!

  7. You are beautiful! And that loosk fabulous!!!

    I need that eyeshadow. And that liner. Stat.

    I was just thinking about doing a vlog with my makeup ritual!

  8. You and I use so many of the same Avon products! So funny!

  9. I need to find some good foundation primer!!! I think yours looks great!

  10. GORG!!! love it!! I was actually checking out avon'd site yesterday because I am hoping to place an order with you very soon!! I'm making the switch from the uber expensive make up ;)

  11. Looove me some Smooth Minerals! :)

  12. Hey Shannon! Quick question for you... I'm interested in trying the Avon mineral makeup. I sold Mary Kay for a long time but just can't keep up with it anymore. I'm so bummed to be losing my discount though. Do you know how Avon might compare? I've heard people say they like the MK as much as Bare Minerals... Have you heard anything similar to the Avon? What's the price point like? Thanks so much! (oh, love the blog!!)