I’ve been tagged by my girls, Marina and Kitiya, to divulge my beauty secrets. They’re not secrets, really – as I’ve blogged about most of these products before. But here are some of my faves, in condensed form. It’s like Spoiled Pretty, the Cliffs Notes version. I think I was supposed to limit each response to one product/answer. But I’m pretty indecisive, so narrowing it down would take forever. So most of these categories will have multiple answers.
Clinique Superfit Makeup (day)
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (night)
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara
MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Joyous
MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Sweetness
My Eye Shadow:
NARS Alahambra Eye Shadow Duo
My Day Cream:
Atopalm MLE Cream (during the cold months)
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (during the warm/hot months)
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine in RD 174S, BR 775S, and OR 563S
MAC Lipstick in Syrup
MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam VI
MAC Plushglass in Foolishly Fab
My Beauty Product Brands:
Clinique, MAC, NARS, Urban Decay, Shu Uemura, Stila
My Essential Beauty Product:
Clarisonic Skin Care System
My Favorite Makeup Product:
Lipgloss, in general.
Specifically, it would be Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Deviant and Stash.
Hanae Mori Butterfly
Prada Infusion D’Iris
Vera Wang Princess
China Glaze Love Letters Nail Polish
Obey Your Body Nail Buffer
Products from Dr. Scholl’s For Her
Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting Hand Crème
Frilly Lilly Lemongrass Sage Hand Cream
Three Products to bring on a deserted island:
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment
Schick Intuition Razor (cuz it’s gonna get hairy on a deserted island)
Woman I admire for their beauty:
Thandie Newton is flawless. She always looks so ladylike and regal, which makes sense because her mother is a Zimbabwean Shona Princess.
Woman with the Best Sense of Style:
Rihanna – hands down. I couldn’t pull off anything she does, but I admire her trendsetting style and risk-taking. There are so many celebs sporting the same hairstyles, wearing the same clothes (“Who wore it better”) and carrying the same designer bags. Rihanna is truly an original – and that’s so refreshing. My runner-ups include Katherine Heigl, Eva Longria, Rachel Bilson, Kerry Washington, Joy Bryant, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway and the female cast members of Gossip Girl.
My Ultimate Dream:
To enjoy a long, healthy, comfortable life spent with my family, husband and a few kids. The means and freedom to travel, be creative, and do what makes me happy. That, and an endless supply of chic handbags.
How Do I Define Womanhood:
Joy and pain. But so much fun.
My Favorite Fashion Publication:
It’s a three-way tie between In Style, Lucky, and People Style Watch.
Dying to know more? Check out this interview I did with Makeup Masala.