All posts tagged: make up

Eye Makeup Must-Haves

I don’t want to leave all of you hanging when it comes to what makeup to buy. I have been using the eye makeup discussed in this article every day and I have all of the inside information that you need on these products!

Your “Base” Makeup

I like makeup because it makes me feel “put-together.” I also think it’s fun, but I’m definitely not an expert. Everything about fashion is so innate to me that I literally think I could spot a Chanel jacket from the womb, but when I watch the amazingly talented teenagers on YouTube that are more impressive than top celebrity makeup artists, I very quickly realize I essentially know nothing about makeup. But there is good news: Graye Note now has our own resident teenager to teach us the beauty ropes! She is my beautiful and sweet niece, Alexia, and she’s identified the best primer, concealer, and foundation for us at BOTH drugstore and luxury price points….

Hidden Treasures in Aisle 6: All-Day Lipcolor

It’s as though we’re hard-wired as “gatherers” to search out the make up treasures at the drugstore. Our quest: to find an affordable solution to our latest beauty crisis.  We can’t help but wonder as we consider dropping an impulse purchase in our basket, “Will this one be a worthy impulse purchase or just another that will be carelessly tossed into the abyss known as the make up junk drawer?” I feel like I’m blasting the best-kept secret in the make up aisle by telling you about this gem. Problem: Isn’t it the absolute WORST when you take a sip of coffee and there’s a ring of color around the rim of your favorite mug? Or an hour after you applied your new fave lipstick you glance in the mirror to see that your lips disappeared? (Worst-case scenario your lips are now staining your teeth). Solution: CoverGirl Outlast.  It stays on for 16 hours. Yeah, 16.  I actually use Vaseline to get it off in the evening! While this color is a matte finish, if you’re …

Hidden Treasures in Aisle 6: Eye Crayon

How many times have you found yourself in the beauty aisles of Duane Reade (for city girls) or CVS (if you’re a suburbs lady) singing along with the Kelly Clarkson power ballad they’re blasting while contemplating impulse purchases?  The questions always going through our mind . . . should I even bother?  Or do I need to buy the expensive stuff if I wanna look good?  If I am gonna bother, which drugstore products should I bother with? As a self-proclaimed addict of all things make up I can tell you, there are gems right there in the drug store that are better than all the expensive brands I’ve tried. Treasure #1 . . .CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner Crayon Hi my name’s Dana and I’m an eyeliner junkie.  I’ve tried them all . . . expensive and cheap . . . and there is officially none better. I feel like I’m blasting the best-kept secret in the make up aisle by telling you about this one. Problem: Some liners barely do their job!  You should …