I’m Lovin’ It – Eye Shadow and Brushes


Can we talk about makeup today?  I’m in the mood to talk about something “girlie”.

A few months ago Allison and I wandered into Sephora desperate for some “new eyes”.  I have to say, I’m just thrilled with what I got that day and though I can’t be like Oprah, and give you all some, I can share what I brought home!  You may want to give some a try yourself!

I’m not a huge make up freak, I don’t even wear much most days around the house.  But I do wear it when I leave the house.  I’ve been feeling in a bit of a rut with eye shadow, and the girl at Sephora had me jump up in her stool and work a little magic.

She was really great, I told her “I want something for every day, and I’m 46, NOT 16” HA!

She found one color and I fell in love.

BareMinerals Eyecolor in Cashmere.


It’s a vibrant, light weight and  long lasting, silky smooth matte color that blends seamlessly. How’s THAT for a description!  (If you like a little shimmer, Allison got a gorgeous coppery color called Sex Kitten)  These eye colors are great all on their own or mixed.  I usually just wear this color all over my lid, but occasionally I add a little pink shadow over top, then blend.

Which brings me to brushes…..I didn’t own nice eye make up brushes.

Sephora Classic Concealer Brush #46


I watched the girl work her magic with this little beauty when she applied my eye shadow (I watched her technique as she did Allison’s eyes).  It’s actually a concealer brush, but she told me it’s her favorite for applying eye shadow

This is by no means an expensive make-up brush, but for $17, it’s better than a sponge applicator or my finger.  I love the shape and how easy it is to hold.

 Sephora Pro Natural All Over Shadow Brush #12


After applying the eyecolor, she used this brush to blend the color.  It’s actually a brush to apply all over eyecolor, but works beautifully for blending.  The wide shape and condensed, evenly distributed bristles make sure that your whole lid is uniformly covered.  Again, very affordable at $18.

When she was finished applying our eyecolor I saw the Sephora girl spray the brushes and wipe with a tissue.

Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner



This daily brush cleaner not only cleans and protects your brushes, but it disinfects them as well.  But what I like the most, is how easy it is to use.  You just spray your brush, and wipe with a tissue… rinsing, no drying!  When it’s that easy to use, I use it every day!

And one last item, which really should be the FIRST item.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion


I’ve used this eye primer for years and swear by it…… also happens to be the first thing the Sephora girl put on my eyelids before we got started.  It works wonders at keeping your shadow and eye liner from sliding off and 100% crease proof!

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  1. Great products! I just tried to link up, but the pic won’t show up. I’ll try again.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting, Cheryl!!!
    I haven’t bought new eyeshadow in years…I usually just sweep some bronzer over my lids…but you may have me sold – I love those colors!
    Hope you have a great Friday/weekend!

  3. I love those brushes. I’m guilty of using my finger occasionally to apply my eye shadow…bad, bad, bad. lol Sounds like it was a fun day out and you came home with some fabulous products! Thank you for hosting the party!


  4. I always love looking though all the “Lovin’ it” posts. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  5. I am wearing Cashmere today!!! I also love Bare Skin and Adventure!!! Like a kid in a candy store @ Sephora!

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  7. After I died my hair brown in preparation for my brain surgery my Mom took me right to the Mac counter to get me new makeup to match my new hair color. I couldn’t be more grateful to her. The right make up can make you feel like a million bucks.


  8. That is a lovely eye shadow color. I don’t wear too much make up and that look so pretty and natural. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  9. Thank you so much for hosting! 🙂

  10. I think that’s what I need to go. Go somewhere and let them tell me what to use and buy. Thanks for sharing and hosting!

  11. OK…I’ve been thinking about buying that primer….now you’d sold me. I’m going to look for that shadow, too!

  12. Cheryl I have not bought makeup FOREVER. Now I want to.
    Just shared two links…..
    Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  13. Here’s another great add on that I’ve been using for some time now. It’s the Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener. Link:

    It’s amazing. you dab some on the bottom lid, very close to the lash line. In photos, it makes your eyes POP and you’ll look awake, even 8 hours later. AMAZING. Also, that one .24 fl. oz bottle lasts me almost 7 or 8 months. I use it almost everyday. My daily thing is some of this on the bottom lid, and eyeliner on the top lid and I’m ready to go.

  14. Do you mind saying the brand and color of pink you put over the Cashmere??

  15. That was a great review on those products! I’m not a big make up wearer either, but do like to be girlie. I have dark hair, eyes, brows and lashes, so for me it’s hard to apply make up without thinking I look like a raccoon! This color looks beautiful! And I have been searching all my local stores trying to find a primer like this! So today, what you’re lovin’, I’m lovin’ too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Years ago I invested in great brushes and cleaner from Origins and I was so amazed at what a difference it made in putting on my base and concealer. Which I should not have been so surprised because I’m a multi-media artist and having great brushes always makes the difference in our paintings as well…duh! Guess I never thought of my face as a canvas…lol Thanks for hosting Cheryl and hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Fondly, Roberta

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