Today we have the lovely Amy Scalia of Cincy Chicopening her makeup bag to us.
She has a good assortment of brushes, both high-end and low. She has several by POSH(reviewed here) which are an excellent value for your money.
I applaud Amy for having an eyelash curler, but it does look like she is in need of a replacement; they lose their shape after repeated squeezings and just from being tossed around in your bag and drawer. She has a lot of random eyeshadow pallettes but only uses a few from each. My solution is to get a zpalette. Here’s what you do if you are a mad scientist type like me: buy a plug-in mug warmer or candle warmer. Put your compact on there for a minute or two. Use a metal nail file to (gently!) pry the pan out once the glue is melted. This handy pallette will hold any shape or size and is totally customizable.
She has a very nice foundation and undereye concealer from Jane Iredale; no issue there.
A bronzer from Arbonne, and two very nifty Stila pencils with three items in one; eye pencil, smudger, and eyeshaow highlighter on a sponge tip. Her blush seems a bit dull to me. My suggestion is a brighter, blue based shade to play up her eyes and pop her pretty cheekbones. she can apply her bronzer first (see our latest vlog, ) and pop the “opera” on her apples. I know ,I sound like a broken record, but she needs Laura Mercier cake liner and flat liner brush to tight-line her upper, inner lash line. Actually, everybody does.
Amy does use individual lashes from Makeup Forever when she is attending an event (which is constantly!) so I was duly impressed by that; those are not easy! Z(Come to think of it, that would make a good future tutorial…)
I also encouraged her to reach for her copper eyeshadows more often for constrast with her green eyes. She also needs a brow pencil to define her arches a bit, and lastly, elf makes a divine cream highlighter, and at $1 a pop, you can afford the whole collection! Use on the inner corners of the eyes, browbones, and tops of cheekbones. Shopping board, below (cause I’m fancy like that.)
Items in this set:
Laura Mercier – Cheek Colour Rose Petal, $28
Laura Mercier – Eye Liner Black Ebony, $25
Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush Long Handled, $25
Maybelline New York Products: Define-A-Brow(TM) Eyebrow Pencil
e.l.f. Cosmetics – Shimmering Facial Whip, $1