Oct 12, 2011

Addendum to Yesterday's post

Y'all had questions?

I have answers. 

1. Le dress. 

Hails from Ann Taylor. Not sure what season, but it does belong to my roomsie Chrissy. 

Say Hi Chrissy. 
Chrissy is a gem and always lets me borrow anything I want ;) and duh, door swings both ways. We like to share. What can we say. 

You might be able to find the dress online? Perhaps ebay? I feel fairly certain it is no longer in stores :(

Sidebar: I have looked for that darn gold top on Target online to no avail. I swear it is from Tarjay, and I got it on Friday. So run to your local super target and get yoself one. 

2. Let's talk makeup, yes? 

I had several questions on my foundation, and also lip color. 

1. I have been using Revlon Photo Ready foundation in 006 (yes 6, not 5). I discovered it when I got spray tanned and quickly needed to grab something a little darker. I fell in love, and now here we are. Very reminiscent of Make Up Forever HD foundation.

2. I have been applying it with a stipple brush. Makes it look airbrushed. ;) I got the elf one because I wanted to try it before I invested more than a couple bucks in this technique. (you can youtube makeup videos on how to use this brush... I did. HA!) PS LINDSEY LEE LOU LOU the 1st... thank you for introducing me to this brushy. Did I ever tell you I love her? bwahaha love you Linda.

But now that I like the technique so much, I have my eye on this baby.
It is a little more dense, and the bristles are shorter, ergo, I think I would like the control better. I'll keep you posted..

Scratch that. Miss French Lovah just sent me over to Sigma Beauty, and I am now convinced I need these brushes. 

I'm like a marketers dream...

Anyhoo, I finished with Make Up Forever HD powder. Run, do not walk to get this.

3. Lipstick. I love this color. I usually go for light pinks and neutral colors, but this baby has a little more coral in it. It is Buxom lip stick, in New Orleans.

4. Top it with my most favorite clear shine gloss, Too Faced Mirror Mirror gloss in I know you want me, and voila. Perfectly kissable lippers. 

And no, my lips did not kiss anyone Saturday night. Pshh, Bogus. 

Anyhoo, hope that helped!


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French Lover said...

I LOVE makeup talk :)))
I have the MUFE HD powder and it's totally amazing. And I highly recommend the Sigma Sigmax F80 brush to apply your foundation. It's perfection in a brush!

Bisous :)

Lindsey said...

I KNOWWWWWWWWW you didn't talk about that elf brush and not shout me out!!!!!!


Dayna Leigh said...

I saw you got that top from Target as well so I went to the website immediately and didn't see it there either! I guess to the store I go! :)

Erin said...

Boooooooooo I loved that dress.

K_stets said...

Top is by Xhiliration. Bought one of the weekend, but it does not look nearly as cute on me as it does you.

Chelsea said...

I've been wanting to try Sigma brushes for some time now. I've heard amazing things!! I've yet to try the stipple technique but hey, if you said it gives the airbrush effect, I'm game :) Also, I love me some Buxom lip products!

Rissy said...

you're pretty fabulous... ever get tired of people telling you that?

I miss roommates... oh wait, I steal (borrow) my mom's clothes all the time!

Rebecca said...

Ive been eyeing that HD powder and I think I might have to go get it now!

Raven said...

hahaha Lindsey's comment. love it.

now it's my turn.

You KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW you didn't talk about being all fabulous and not shout me out!


Lindsey said...



jk. love you both.

Linda aka Leslie aka Lindsey Lee Lou Lou the 1st

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Oh hunny, that HD Powder is the best thing I've found since Pinot Grigio : ) Couldn't agree more!!

Love your fabulous make-up tips!!

Jenny said...

Yo yo YO!! hahaha I love that everyone was all in an uproar about everything in your last post. You did look supah setllar. Anywho...I ran to my local Target and found zee top!! I got it in two colors.

Definitely about to go blog about them as soon as my photos upload. I LOVE this top!!! Eek. Thanks to you.

Lyndsay said...

I love all your make-up and beauty tips! I have to get some of that foundation.

Shug in Boots said...

Oh, Pink Lou Lou, how I love thee. If you are ever in the Raleighwood, NC, please, holler at me. Those fan shots (from the previous post...oops)are my favorite. :)

californiadreamin said...

Just added the HD powder to my Christmas stocking list :)

Sophie P said...

I have been pondering over that foundation for ages now! And yes, stippling brush is necessary for flawless skin. You are looking just beautayfullll!! XXX

P.S. New man in my life. SO excited! XX

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H said...

Completely off topic, but I remember you mentioning Lauren Alaina from AI before, and her album came out yesterday and it's so good! She has a song on it that Carrie co-wrote. :) You should check it out!

Kate said...

Thanks for the makeup recs! LOVE that brush set!


Reese and Leigh said...

You're da best! I am pretty sure I want to buy every product you recommend :)

The Grigg's said...

I love the Sigma F84 to apply my foundation! It works wonders!

Ashley Brooke said...

LOVE those brushes! Definitely try the Sigma F80! It's my absolute favorite for applying liquid foundation!

Lauren said...

I use the HD finishing powder too. Great stuff!

GamecockQueen said...

I use that foundation too!! Many years (and pounds LOL) ago, I was a pageant girl. I went to a coach, Cyrus, who briefly had a show on TLC. I had always gone for the pricey cosmetics until Cyrus told me the stuff at WalMart was just as good. That did it for me. I hardly ever buy department store anymore (with the exception on Hoola by Benefit, best bronzer I've found). I use elf brushes also!! Great minds think alike! :-)

Sara Avery said...

I love the makeup. I am going out today to buy buy buy. Would you possibly do a makeup tutorial????

Ashley said...

I'm in dire need of some new makeup brushes- Sigma Beauty's look like they'd cover all the bases!

Crystaljk78 said...

Time to go buy some HD Powder! Your skin always looks perfect, so I KNOW it works, right? :)

Heather said...

i want the sigma brush set SO SO bad lately! but i haven't had the nerve to spend the money on it yet. they have a travel kit too, which looks like it would have everything you need for $50.

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Stephanie said...

You are definitely a Marketers dream. Operation replicate your make-up bag in full effect.

Whitney said...

sold me on the foundation and powder! thank you!

Aimee said...

I heart my Sigma stipple brush. My life aka skin has never been the same since.

Simplicity at its Best said...

wow thanks for the insight with the makeup I am sure I will have to make some addition or subtractions myself but these are good tips

The Aly Way said...

I hear Sigma brushes are out of this world! You look fantastic. Hope you had a great weekend!

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