I don't know what it is about makeup that allures me. Honestly, most days (now that I don't work for Corporate America anymore) I roll out with simply some sort of face makeup, bronzer, blush, eyebrows tidied and undereye concealer applied.
I have recently been going through one of my phases of being completely discontent with my face makeup, determined to find something else to give that elusive flawless face look with minimal makeup.
Here are my current favorites:
Colorescience Pressed Mineral Pigment in "All Even"
I had been lusting after this for a while--waterproof, SPF, transfer resistant, comes in yellow-based colors...all without the messy BE loose powder. I, of course, did not pay $50 for it, but got it for half price from a seller on ebay. I love it. I have to apply it sparingly because this stuff can give some very full coverage.
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer
Okay, so I recommended this to Anne-Marie having never tried it myself. I had read amazing reviews about it. I am usually a bit scared of concealer because I always feel like I'm making things more flaky and obvious by covering them up. I finally broke down because Ulta is having a buy one, get one free on these travel sizes. Find a friend and split the $28 price tag. So far, I'm loving mine. It stays on so well and it perfectly creamy. Now, I just have to meet up with Kim this week to give her hers.
*As a side note, mineral makeup can be used as a concealer on its own. If you're using a liquid/cream concealer, put it on before powder foundation or after liquid foundation (or tinted moisturizer, which is what I favor.)*