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What's in My Fashion Week Beauty Survival Kit?

Fashion Week starts this week (Feb. 10 -17) and my fashion calendar is full.  So I need to literally put my best face forward while covering shows, presentations, and events.  

My excellent Temptu airbrush makeup makeover.
Last season, I visited one of several media lounges that offered makeup touch-ups. I got a great makeover during a previous Fashion Week (see photo of my Temptu Airbrush experience), so I had high hopes for this transformation.

Although the makeup artist was friendly enough, let’s just say that bright blue eye shadow and pink lips don't match my cocoa complexion and I emerged looking more circus clown than glamazon. 

This season, I’ve become more confident in my makeup application skills.  So I've decided to forgo any makeovers and take a D.I.Y. approach.


Here’s what’s in my Fashion Week beauty survival bag:

Bare Minerals.
Bare Minerals Original SPF Foundation in Warm Deep ($25): I love the flawless, natural-looking coverage.  The soft texture looks like a powder but goes on like a non-clumping cream.  I apply it with a Bare Minerals Full Flawless Face Brush.

The Body Shop Eye Color ($8):  I'm fond of this crease-resistant shadow enriched with community trade marula oil from Namibia that accentuates and gives my eyes intense color coverage. 

Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara ($18): The tapered wand darkens, lifts, and makes every lash pop.

Youngblood Champagne Ice Lip Gloss ($23): This non-sticky, shimmery gloss is formulated with conditioning botanicals and Vitamin E.

Blistex Silk & Shine ($3.29): This unique, silk and vitamin formula keeps my lips moisturized, protects with SPF 15, and gives them a light glossy shine.

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