“I LOVE makeup!!! I love reading about new products and looking at new products and buying new products and testing new products. That being said, I own WAY more makeup than I actually wear. To be honest, as a former beauty editor, I can write how to apply makeup much better than I can actually do it. So, I keep things simple.
I’m pretty boring when it comes to my daily cosmetic routine because I do my makeup the exact same way every day, and I use only three products: Eyebrow pencil, mascara, and blush. That’s it. I try to look as fresh and natural as possible, so I like to keep things to a minimum. With much trial and error (including mass, prestige, and even cult brands), I finally found the perfect pencil for my eyebrows. And it’s under $2 at Walgreens! Wet n Wild Kohl Brow – Eyeliner in Mink Brown is the perfect shade for me, and I’ve got three of them in stock just in case they stop making it. On my cheeks I’m currently using Bobbi Brown Blush in Clay (sounds muddy, but it’s a nice, bright pink), and I’m obsessed with finishing the entire pot before moving on to another product. Mascara I’m quite picky about. It has to go on easily, and it has to wash off completely with no effort when I wash my face at night. If it doesn’t, I toss it, and I move on to the next tube. Right now I’m using CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Black, and it fits the bill.
I’m trying to play more with makeup these days and actually use all of the products I own. So for special occasions and nights out, I’m experimenting with eyeshadow and liner. (The one thing I pretty much steer clear of is lip colour — there’s something about it that I think often ages people.) And I’m starting to watch YouTube makeup tutorials, which are quite inspiring, but a little overwhelming. When I do TV or video, I slather on a thick base (M.A.C Select SPF 15 Foundation in NC25 and M.A.C Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Medium), darken everything up, and play around with my eyes.”
– straight from Denise’s mouth …