How many of you have a makeup bag that looks like a bomb went off in it and left a disarray of lip pencils without tops, unsharpened, powder pieces at the bottom of your bag, and brushes that look like you’ve been dragging it to the mud?Maybe something like this….
A Bomb went off in your bag time to say BYE Boom!
If that’s you it’s time that you say bye bye to that makeup and whose life has already passed on and continues to be the sole reason why you break out every time you apply makeup. The truth of the matter is that all of your makeup has an expiration date and after that you’re just harboring a germ infested fugitive and reapplying it to your skin, your lips and your eyes.
How do you know when to throw away, cleanse or sanitize your products? Well I’ve made a simple chart for you to know. Mark your calendars, set an alarm in your phone, smell your products, and your products believe it or not will become ineffective.
Below you’ll find a helpful chart that will assist you in knowing when its time to chuck somethings while, keeping certain things nice and clean will add life to your prized special edition colors from MAC (yup I understand)
Here are a quick few tips to keep in mind:
Wash your brushes every week
Keep a bottle of alcohol in a spray bottle and spray your bottles and wipe once a week if you can.
Sharpen pencils before every use and even if its just you wipe your point with some alcohol as well
Ladies your lipgloss can harbor so much germs before reapplying make sure your lips are clean and give your lip gloss wands some cleaning love as well.
Smell your products they’ll tell you and show you when they aren’t good for you anymore, let em Go!
Hello!?! Have my eyes deceived me or it true that Rihanna is coming out with a bomb collection with MAC Cosmetics? Yes it is true and its not just one lip color, its a four part collection which will debut during her concert in Brooklyn…Holla! The first product to unveil will be Rihanna’s signature piece RiRi Woo, a lipstick inspired by her favorite MAC product, Ruby Woo. MAC will open a pop-up shop on the first night to showcase the line. How cool is that?
Oh yea yea yea… Oh yea oh yea. Yes @badgalriri is doing it major 2013 collaboration with @maccosmetics and I’m super excited about this luxurious looking collection. #rihanna #maccosmetics #makeup #beauty #rosegold (Photo credit: MissMerli)
There is more though folks there will be four collections, under the cute name RiRi [Hearts] MAC but of course. Here is the breakdown as follows: The summer collection also includes two additional lipsticks, a Lustre Drops shade and a powder blush duo. Fall’s collection will be 16 pieces which include four lipsticks, a deeply pigmented Lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two multishade eye shadow palettes and false lashes. Then if you didn’t get enough or like I know will happen everything WILL sell out holiday will bring another 10 items, including nail polish, a makeup bag and more lipsticks.
Save your dollars ladies its about to get real, RiRi real! Are you looking forward to this collection?
Here are my all time fave makeup looks from @Badgalriri to date.
One of my fave cosmetic lines that caters to the makeup artist who also doesn’t neglect the everyday beauty junkie, Inglot Cosmetics, has decided to pay it back. By giving everyone a discount on their wonderful line of makeup and tools. If you don’t know Inglot Cosmetics you better get to know them! Known for their super pigmented shadows and blush, along with a growing nail polish line that makes me squeal with excitement, Inglot is a force to be reckoned with. Don’t believe me try it for yourself.
Happy New Year 2013! I’m back in full swing again with Miss Merli In NYC and I’m so glad to be. Like the general public out there in the world I have some goals or resolutions if you may that I’m aiming to reach this year. This this time around though instead of just writing them out, I’ll be creating a vision board that I will keep in my hallway. I did one last year and gave it away… maybe that was the start of my bad luck??? No I don’t believe in luck but I do believe in visually stimulating your mind through color and pictures. Green and Gold are one of those colors that remind me of strength, prosperity, and glamour so it’s only fitting that the first manicure of the year would be a golden green one.