Happy Mother’s Day

Just wanted to take a moment to wish my mom, Erin, the happiest Mother’s Day. She’s so fun, clever, and beautiful — my brothers and I lucked out big time. These photos are of her growing up in Los Angeles in the sixties…surely the cutest ginger in town. I love you, mom.

Putting my face on…

I took this instagram last night after I’d “put my face on” (as my Grandmother Rita says…) and had a request to share my favorite makeup products. I’m a bit of a beauty junkie so I hope I don’t bore you to tears. Let me know if this is helpful and I’ll post more makeup/skincare/beauty content! Oh and everything I know I owe to Kevyn Aucoin’s lovely book Face Forward. He made so many women feel beautiful and was a true artist. I highly recommend it.

1/ FoundationBare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation Medium Beige / I love liquid foundation as well (Make Up For Ever for full coverage, Laura Mercier for light coverage), but this stuff is so easy. Simply layer it where you’d typically use concealer.
2/ BronzerBenefit Hoola / A great matte bronzer. If you like a hint of shimmer try NARS Laguna, love it as well.
3/ TweezersTweezerman Slant Tweezer / I’ve never had my eyebrows “done.” I just keep them tidy with these.
4/ Eyebrow PencilCover Girl Browshaper & Eyeliner in Soft Brown / Have been using this since high school. As you may have gathered, I love a strong brow.
5 / EyeshadowbareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Truth / A recent purchase — the perfect brown palette. Also love Cover Girl’s Eye Enhancer in Swiss Chocolate.
6 / Eye LinerCover Girl Perfect Point Pencil in Black Onyx / I also have an Armani pencil, but honestly, I can’t tell a difference.
7 / Liquid Eye LinerAlmay Liquid Liner / The waitress at our local diner has the perfect cat-eye and this is her trick. I found it at the drugstore and love the wand. Also a fan of Bobbi Brown’s gel liner.
8 / Eyelash CurlerTweerzerman Curler / An essential step.
9 / MascaraStila Glamoureyes / A new favorite. Also love the tried and true Diorshow mascara.
10 / BlushNARS Blush in Orgasm / The perfect peachy-pink. A cult classic.
11 / HighlighterBenefit High Beam / For the inside corners of my eyes, a small dot at the top of my eyelid, my browbone, etc.

What products do you swear by? I’d love to hear!