How to Series: How to Navigate the Make-Up Counter, Part One

Ah, yes, the beloved or, in some cases, dreaded make-up counter. You know it has potential, but how?!?! And their diagrams, how can you do that at home?!?! It’s honestly not as scary as one might think – nor is it as expensive. If it couldn’t be done, where would we get the “look for less” expression?

Today’s topic will focus on investing in a fabulous cover-stick. This will be your best friend.
1. It will help mellow darkness under the eyes.


2. It will serve as a base for your eye shadow to stick to.

make up base

3. It will cover those pesky little breakouts.

How To Conceal Acne With Makeup

4. You can even use it your lips to neutralize natural lip color before applying lipstick / gloss.


It is absolutely your must-have if you don’t buy one single other product.

My favorite is by YSL. Touch Eclat. Pricey, but as I’ve mentioned, it’s a magic stick.


You can, however, get similar results from Chanel to Cover Girl. Just be sure to match your skin tone. Never too light or too dark. Most make-up counters will fully refund your money if it ends up not working out for you. Definitely worth the price of admission!

And remember, it’s all about trial and error!

Stay tuned to tomorrow – where I’ll talk about picking the right shadow for you.

Check out the deliveries I got last night!


foodbuzz swag

FoodBuzz Swag finally arrived!

Geoff was impressed!

And a lovely note and CRAP TON of coupons from the lovely Ms. Amie of The Healthy Apple.

Picture Coupon

Seriously, how sweet is she!?!?! Thanks, Amie! Hope to see you next week while we’re in NYC for Turkey Day. Any other NYC bloggers want to link up?

Lunch today was eaten at the desk and featured a FoodBuzz Friend! Nature’s Pride.

Sprouts, Lettuce and a Spinach

Ham, Sprouts, Lettuce and a Spinach Dip Spread! Yum!Side of Veggie Chips courtesy of our Costco run this weekend. Can you believe Geoff picked them out?!?!?

in my lunch

Veggie Chips

And divine little cup ‘o heaven.

The grocery was out of them this week 🙁

Off to some late day meetings and then dinner with one fab-u-lous blogger! Even though I’m going to be out doing my own thing tonight, I still made Geoff a fabulous White Chicken Chili in the crockpot before I left for work this morning.

White Chicken Chili

Set it and forget it!


By: Updated: November 17, 2009