What’s In My Makeup Bag: Diana’s Makeup Monday

Happy Makeup Monday! This post makes us want to amp up our blush collection. So many great recommendations!

Name: Diana Hightower

Age: 34

Where I Live: Massachusetts

My Relationship with Makeup: I have always been entranced with the ceremony of putting on makeup. It feels so sacred.  My mother never really wore it, but I was influenced by books and especially in my travels as a young girl. I lived abroad in Saudi Arabia from age 2-7 and we traveled extensively. I completely took in all of the sights, and sounds and the exotic looks from the kohl on the eyes of a Arabic girl to the bright makeup featured in a pantomime in Bangkok. I was the kid stealing my sister’s makeup and practicing in the mirror.

Since I became a mom and began my blog Product Mommy I have become more concerned with the safety of what I put on my face and my body.  I decided to “clean” up my makeup and now it interestingly makes putting on my “face” even more fun.

In my bag right now…

Concealer: Vapour Organic Beauty Illusionist I love the scent, and how well it covers my hereditary under-eye circles.  I often look like Uncle Fester when I wake up and this just eliminates those circles completely.

Foundation: Vapour Organic Atmoshphere Soft Focus in S100.  It smells so fabulous and herbally and makes my skin look flawless.

Blush: I am what you might call a blush junkie!  I am currently very obsessed with cream blushes and the word “multi-use” always grabs me.  I own a few  cream blushes and depending on what I am wearing, I change it up.  Right now I am devoted to RMS Beauty Lip 2 Cheek in Illusive on my cheek bones and RMS Buriti Bronzer on the apples of my cheeks.  My skin is loving the coconut oil. I use Vapour Organic Aura Multi-Use in Spark and Courtesan and Vapour Organic Aura Multi-Use Stain in Lure(perfect for a deeper fall flush and works great as a lip stain too!).  I have recently begun using Ilia Multi-Stick in All of Me.  I like the slight flush it gives, but it definitely need reapplying more often than the others.Kjaer Weiss in Sun Touched is perfect for spring and summer (and the compact feels so luxurious).

Eyeshadow: I have deep-set eyes so I use a bit of RMS Beauty Living Luminizer in the corners of my eyes and on my brow bones.

Mascara: Pure Anada Natural Mascara in Black. The search for a “clean” mascara that works is over for me.  I love how long and voluminous it makes my lashes look.  I even tried to make my own “clean” mascara and nothing compares to this.

Lips: I always apply Kari Gran Lip Whip or Osmia Organic Honey-Myrhh Lip Repair while putting on my makeup, to really moisturize my lips.  I am currently using Vapour Organic Siren Lipstick in Holidaywhich I love for the  scent, moisture and how it gives my lips the perfect flush.  I also use Kjaer Weiss Lip Tint in Sensuous Plum for a “my lips but better look.”

Perfume: This has been my favorite part of  going organic and natural. I use Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment before meetings and before bed.  For everyday scents I cannot get enough of Lurk Perfume oils. I currently use LURK RS005, PRJV1 and BS 003.  I think creator, Anne Sanford is changing the fragrance world.   They make me feel so classy and sexy at the same time.

I usually drink green or Jasmine tea every morning from my favorite tea suppliers Harney & Sons and that sometimes gives me a massive craving for my Intelligent Nutrients 100% Pure Jasmine Absolute.  I feel feral when I wear it.

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10 Responses to “What’s In My Makeup Bag: Diana’s Makeup Monday”
  1. Annette says:

    @Diana Loved your makeup bag. I’m glad to hear about Pure Anada mascara. It sounds like it would give me exactly the lashes I want.
    I’m not a huge blush fan.I use quite a few of the multi-use sticks and even some of my lipsticks on my cheeks. Some of my current favorites are W3ll People’s Universalist Multi-use Stick in Creamy Crimson and the Nudist Colorbalm #3, and Ilia’s Arabian Nights and Femme Fatale.
    I just ordered a sample of Kari Gran’s Lip Whip from Integrity Botanicals. Can’t wait to try it. BTW, if you haven’t tried Integrity Botanicals yet, get on it. They are the best!

  2. fern says:

    I love your routine! I’m curious about the foundation – I like the smell and texture, but, for me, I find that it tends to travel into lines. How do you prevent that from happening? I always use RMS Unpowder (which I love) as a setting powder. I also love Vapour blushes – they have good staying power, as you say, and they have lots of colors!

  3. Vapour Organic and RMS remain fav among green lovers! so lookig foward to receive some samples and be able to try it!

  4. Michelle says:

    @Diana – Thanks for sharing your routine!! I’m excited to try the mascara you use, I’ve been using 100% Pure for awhile but it’s not really staying put these days and the prices just increased so it’s about time I find something new. I’ve never heard of Lurk Perfumes but they sound great. Going to try those out too!

    @Annette – Thanks for the Integrity Botanicals suggestion! I immediately googled and was so pleased with their selection and prices and samples!!! I just bought the Kari Gran starter kit and there’s a special for a free Kari Gran lip balm with any KG purchase… I’m so excited! Plus they have samples of the Lurk perfumes..win!

    Such a great Makeup Monday! Love this community!

  5. Diana says:

    @fern I think using my toner and moisturizer really helps keep the vapour out of lines. It is one of the only foundations I can wear,.

  6. Erin says:

    Have you tried Inika’s creme colour for lips and cheeks? It only comes in two colors, but they are so creamy and pigmented and just beautiful <3

  7. @Diana – Love your makeup routine. I can’t say enough good things about Kari Gran’s Lip Whip along with the rest of the line. And Lurk perfumes….A-mazing. My fave is PRJV1! So sweet and seductive. Classy and sexy are the perfect words how you described her perfume oils. I am so excited to see what other new scents Anne has in store for all of us. I’m really interested in trying the Pure Anada mascara you mentioned. I currently use 100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented Mascara.

    @Annette – Thanks so much for the love!!:)))

  8. Diana says:

    @Terri, recently ordered from you (skinny skinny hair powder) and your service is above and beyond! So glad you carry Lurk! I will definitely be back and would love to work with you in a blog review for my blog.

    @Erin I think Inika may be an overseas only brand. I would love to try it. As you can tell I am a blush junkie!

  9. Diana says:

    @erin, sorry silly me, I found the link for US. I need more sleep.

  10. @Diana – Thank you so much for your kind words:) We’re glad to have Lurk too. We have a lot more new and exciting brands coming over the next several months so stay tuned! Would love to work with you on a blog review. Let’s stay connected:)

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