Friday, December 22, 2006

Non-working makeup

I wasn't supposed to be off today, but due to car trouble (gotta love winter), I got one.

When a girl who works in for cosmetic companies isn't working, what does she do with her face? Well, I can't speak for everybody in my field, but here's the routine/or lack thereof.

1. Fall asleep with makeup on.
2. Wake up with mascara smudged down cheek.
3. Use Juice Beauty's Cleansing Milk to take off remaining makeup whilst scolding yourself for being a bad skincare advocate. Relish the smell.
4. Slather on a bunch of Juice Beauty's Antioxidant Serum, because you need to make up for what you did by not washing off last night's makeup.
5. Layer on a bunch of eye cream too, either All about eyes from Clinique or Juice Beauty Green Apple nutrient eye cream.
6. Use a generous amount of Tarte's Smooth Operator foundation, which is really more like a tinted moisturizer. It alleviates the need for a moisturizer or sunscreen and has a nice sheer to medium coverage and feels smooth smooth smoothe.
7. Benefit's brow zings in dark to tame the crazies.
8. Run some Tarte cheek stain in Tickled over each cheek.
9. Swipe a sheer concealer pen under each eye (Tarte's eraser is good, so is Estee Lauder's Ideal Light).
10. Any ol gloss or balm or lippie will do, perhaps a Stila It Gloss or Tarte 24/7 lip sheer.
12. Any ol mascara will do on an off day (probably Estee Lauder Magnascopic.)

Note skipped steps on my off day: Powder, eye liner, primer of any kind (face, eye, lash), lip liner, eye shadows, lash curling, and shimmer cream or powder. I don't do all of those every time I work, but most of them most of the time (save for the primers which I usually forget).
When I break it down, I'm using pretty much only the companies I am working for right now even on my off days. That makes me feel like I can legitimately get behind the products. Although it may seem that I have my blinders on, I try to keep up with new things and established stand by's for other lines. However, it's next to impossible to NOT be biased. Talk to any MAC girl and she'll spout out her favorite things, most if not all of will be MAC.

What is your off-day routine? Or your work routine if not in cosmetics?

Next up: Each line's signature products.

1 comment:

Dree said...

No Skin Alison Raffaele, ay? Makes me sad!!!! We just released our tinted moisturizer-- I'll be sending you one... don't worry!