Blog Series: In my Makeup Bag

Mae, from Mae Badiyan is sharing her favorite makeup products today with us. Mae does it all, she went to Law School, blogs at Mae Badiyan and just launched a gorgeous online jewelry boutique, a total multi-tasker! Make sure to check out her blog, she is sooo lovely!

Do you have a makeup tip or secret you would like to share?
I don’t believe in spending lots of money for color products, I think the investment absolutely should be in skincare products. Everything else is just fun. Also, a lot of products do double duty. A white/pearly eye shadow can be used as a highlighter for cheekbones or under the arch of your brow. If you don’t have blush, use your pink lipgloss and blend into the apples of your cheeks. Draw black kohl liner onto your eyelids and blend, blend, blend. It’s perfect for a smoky eye, you don’t need black shadow. Experiment with different products…it’s a lot of fun!

Any particular makeup trend that you’re looking forward for spring?
I don’t really follow makeup trends. But I’m trying to learn to love lipstick! I’m such a lipgloss girl so I’m working on appreciating lipstick more! It’s so hard to find the right color for everyday that doesn’t make me feel way overdone.

How does your day makeup routine differs from your night time one?
It’s all the same, I don’t do much differently. I have an unhealthy obsession with mascara. So I always have a few/too many coats on even during the day. I usually just touch up my blush and I’m ready to go. If it’s a major event, then my go-to is a smoky eye. I’ve worn red lipstick once in my life, for my cousin’s rehearsal dinner in Italy this past summer. I really liked it so hopefully I can incorporate more bright lips into my nighttime routine.

Get Mae’s favorite makeup products:
YSL Touche Eclat
Mary Kay Mineral Makeup
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara and L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Laura Gellar Balance & Brighten Baked Powder
Mac Jeanius Pink Cult Blush
Chapstick Original
Mac Lipglass
Tory Burch Patent Leather Cosmetic Case

* Thank you so much Mae!