Beauty is key

28 August 2011

I’m being stopped from taking my daily outfit post pictures outside, so I figured I would stay safe inside and do a beauty post! This is something I’ve never tried before, but now that I think more about the whole idea of fashion+beauty, the idea is growing on me.

I went shopping yesterday and bought a ton of new makeup for the new school year. Personally, I always agree with spending money on good makeup that will last for a while. I also have very sensitive skin, so usually have to be careful with what I put on my face. Most of my makeup comes from Origins, which is a all-natural makeup brand. Everything is USDA approved and certified organic. Therefore, I know what I’m putting on my skin isn’t going to make me break out or have a reaction. What’s also fabulous about Origins makeup is most of it is either SPF 15/20, which is perfect for someone with fair skin but hates sunscreen, like me!
During my shopping trip yesterday, I bought bronzer in the shade “Warm” (I have never tried bronzer before but the makeup lady suggested if I wanted to look sun-kissed, bronzer would work) “Blue Moon” eyeshadow, “Moss” eyeshadow, and “Copper Penny” eyeshadow. I bought red lip liner and red lipstick. This is my first red lipstick I have ever purchased (crazy, right?) but I had to buy the lip liner and the lipstick because the lipstick is more of a sparkly red instead of deep which I was looking for, so the lip liner makes up for the lighter lipstick. I then went on to buy a navy eyeliner to match my eyeshadow, mascara in the shade “Brown” but the Full Story mascara instead of the other mascara that Origins sells. Personally, I don’t like the mascara I used to buy from there because I thought it was very clumpy and didn’t look good on, but the one I just purchased is a much better match. You should buy mascara new every three months. I also bought toner and moisturizer. I think my fav thing out of everything has to be the “Blue Moon” eyeshadow. I have blue/greenish eyes, and everyone that I’ve talked to in makeup has said that either green, blue, brown, or a granite type color eye shadow is what works best with my eyes. It is such a lovely and sparkly color. What are some of your favorite makeup colors/brands?

Follow A Life in the Fashion Lane



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

13 thoughts on “Beauty is key”

    Oh, great post! This is actually the first time I'm reading about Origins makeup, and I think it'd be worth giving a try! I have very, very sensitive skin and I normally skip wearing foundation or concealer and sometimes just wear powder. I love to play up my eyes and I also bought my first lip stain the other day (Revlon), which I love. It leaves a very nice flush of color. I also have green eyes and purple and plum-colored shadows REALLY make them pop! Have fun experimenting with your new purchases 🙂


    My skin is sensitive as well, and if I'm not careful, some of my make-up makes my skin break out so much… D: It's so annoying! Anyway, I'm really interested in the beauty products you got! I've never tried Origins before but that's awesome that their products USDA-certified and organic! 🙂 I LOVE the Blue Moon shadow, the color is so stunning! :] And I agree with fashionwise, you should definetly do some more beauty posts, I like reading about beauty and fashion hehe! 🙂 Great post!


    You stuck in the hurricane too? If so, that makes two of us. I"ve never heard of Origins makeup. I don't really have sensitive skin, but it's always but to choose things that are good for your skin anyway so I use almay concealer. And, I LOVE red lipstick, I"m just trying to get the guts to wear it out on a normal day. Normally I wouldn't care, but I'm afraid it might be too over-the top.Anyway I also use Black revlon liquid liner (I love cat-eyes) and I use an eyelash curler and I swithc mascaras about every three months or so (really just drugstore stuff, covergirl; maybelline; Rimmel…etc) always in black because brown looks to soft on my skin tone. And I've never really used bronzer, I"m really tan from this summer (though I always use sunscreen!). During the rest of the year, I'm still not that fair. Sorry for the really long comment, I ahve a lot to say:)

    I love Origins, I think it's really important to invest in good quality makeup for your skin, especially young skin like ours. I use drugstore makeup, but I spend a lot of time and money on a rigorous skincare routine to make sure I don't have to wear too much makeup in the first place! Loving your writing. Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Veena <3

Follow My instagram


Join the list to keep up with me!