Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Hello to all fashionistas.  I am on safari for the following items.  PLEASE please help a girl out and share with me your favorites in the categories below:

1.  Concealer-  I am pretty sure I need to begin using concealer instead of foundation since I have so much I wish to cover from the blue veins on my eyelids to the redness on my nose and chin to the dark circles under my eyes.  However since that makeup application would probably result in the thick concealer settling in my wrinkles I am forced to go in a new direction.  What brand do you use and love?

2.  Eyelid Primer- I have tried many and just cannot find one that keeps my shadow on all day.  Maybe the primer is not the problem??  I have tried both cream and powder formulas of shadow with the same results; on at 7AM and gone by 11AM.

3.  Self Tanner-I have used St. Tropez the past few summers and am moderately happy with the color and application.  However it is pricey and if there is a less expensive brand you use and love, please share it with me.  Do you think the gradual self tanners that are in moisturizers ever give you enough color?  I am most interested in tanning my legs and have given some thought to trying the Sally Hansen Spray but have no real knowledge of it.

4.  Dark Brown cropped ankle pants- NO not capris, they are not a good look for me.  However I will wear ankle pants and do have a great pair of black ones from Gap.  It seems tho all I can find are  more black or pretty colors like mint green and yellow but those are not the basic dark colors I like to wear on my bottom half.  I would even consider navy if such an item exists

So there you have it...my Safari checklist.  What are you currently on safari for?  Please share all items (both recommendations as well as those you want/need)  in the comment section at the end of this post. and we can help each other.


  1. I have been on the hunt for my holy grail concealer for about a month now. Dark under eye circles are the problem. I test them on the dark blue veins that are so visible on the backs of my hands.. I have yet to find the perfect thing but I am somewhat happy with my Estée Lauder Double Wear concealer with the EL Double Wear foundation set with powder, it truly lasts all day and covers very well. Also, I find that if I use the foundation on my upper eyelids as a primer it helps my shadow. No problems with the shadow lasting all day. BTW my skin is normal, not oily. Absolutely love Loreal Sublime Bronze tanner used the spray gel last year. It does not streak dries really fast, no bad smell, and inexpensive. Use it a couple of times a week. Love this stuff! Check out the YouTube channel of HotandFlashy. Angie is 50 and gives great skincare and makeup tips. She will be posting about concealers soon. Can't wait to see what she recommends! Good luck on your safari!

  2. I started using Loreal Sublime Bronze tanner - but the moist towlettes - and they are great! As long as you wash your hands quickly afterwards, they are very easy to use and I like the results.

    Have you tried J.Crew Minnie pants? They don't come in brown... but they do have navy (I own them). They tend to stretch out a bit, so if you're in between sizes, I would size down.

  3. I, too, have always had trouble with my eyeshadow disappearing well before my day was finished, that is until I started using Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It's a bit pricey, but considering I am still using the same tube I purchased in January and I don't have to reapply my shadow throughout the day, maybe it's not so pricey after all :)

  4. Thank you for all of the comments and recommendations. Please keep them coming. Plan to try the bronzer ,lid primer and concealer. Will report back on the results.


  5. hi nancy! here are a few of my makeup picks:

    concealer for under eyes (creamier texture)
    - bobbi brown
    - laura mercier
    - korres (all natural line, now owned by J&J)

    concealer for face (touch-ups after foundation)
    - laura mercier secret camouflage is THE BEST

    eyelid primer
    - laura mercier