Meredith’s Makeup Tutorial Series: Buy this stuff.

//Meredith’s Makeup Tutorial Series: Buy this stuff.

Meredith’s Makeup Tutorial Series: Buy this stuff.

Dear Meredith,

Can you tell us how you do your make-up? Or at least what’s in your makeup bag?


Old and Frumpy Feeling


Dear Old and Frumpy Feeling,

Stop it. You stop it now.

I am 34-years-old, I have dark circles under my eyes, I have zits and blackheads, I pick my zits and blackheads, my skin is dry in weird spots, and I sleep in my makeup (I am just that lazy with my nightly routine – I also do not brush my teeth before bed).

But can you tell? Nope.

I may not know how to be nice to mean girls, how to forgive and forget, how to cook anything without a noodle, how to do math, how not to be overbearing, or how to insert a tampon… but I DO know how to apply makeup like a mother fucker.


meredith soleau

I’m a self-confessed product whore (lucky for you, unlucky for my checking account). I’ve put everything on my face (that’s what she said). I know exactly what you need to spend money on at a department store, and I know what you can get by with from the pharmacy.

Go buy these things (in your skin tone) and come back Monday for my “How I Apply Makeup The Wrong Way But It Still Looks Stellar” tutorial.

make up

Expensive Department Store Things:

Make Up Remover (for runny mascara after your shower): Estee Lauder Take It Away, $20

Face Lotion (it’s sinfully good): Dior Hydra Life Creme Sorbet, $50

Foundation: Dior Forever (I wear shade #32), $49

Concealer: Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer (I wear light), $17

Powder: Clinique Stay-Matte Pressed Powder (I wear Buff), $23

Bronzer: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (I wear 03 Medium Deep), $36

Eye Shadow: Clinique All About Shadow Quad in Pink Chocolate, $28

Brow Liner/Highlighter Thingy: Clinique Instant Lift for Brows (I wear Soft Blonde), $16.50

Mascara: Clinique High Impact Volume Mascara in Black, $16

Cheap Walmart Things:

Blush Stick: Maybelline Master Glaze in Make a Mauve, $7

Eyeliner: Almay Amazing Liquid I-Liner in Black, $6

Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Amethyst Shimmer, $5

Make Up Brushes: EcoTools 5 Piece Bamboo Brush Set, $10

There you have it!

I’ll see you Monday with a video makeup tutorial! And I have purple hair! I can’t wait to show you! #SoMuchFun



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By | 2014-04-10T15:41:55+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Lessons|7 Comments

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  1. Stephanie Stevens April 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    New rimmel nude eyeliner, opens up eyes like a bitch!!! LOVE!!!

  2. statia April 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Don’t forget primer. I’ve noticed, as I age, primer is essential. I’ve used quite a few. Smashbox, Rimmel, and Lorac I’m so sensitive. I love both the Rimmel and Lorac, almost equally. Smashbox has silicones in it, and having combination skin, I feel like it makes me look a little too glowy. Not a look that a 38 year old mother should be pulling off.

    Also, if your foundation or BB cream (if you use BB cream) doesn’t have a sunscreen in it, you should be wearing a sunscreen.

    I also have the brow lift, I like it, but not love it. I use Anastasia products and my brows look fucking AMAZING. And I have really shitty brows.

    Also? Girlfriend, wash your fucking makeup off every day. You’ll thank yourself later. Even if you’re blackout drunk.

  3. Erica April 16, 2014 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I’m really curious/excited to see this makeup tutorial you mentioned! When will you have that up? Also, Stephanie is right about the nude eyeliner…waaaaayyy better than the white eyeliner trick everyone keeps talking about. White makes me look like I’m going to a rave in 2001.

  4. Heather April 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Seriously? It’s like I wrote this post.

    There’s been several occasions during my last few years of reading this blog that I have seriously contemplated moving to where you live just on the off-chance that we might meet and become friends. (She stated offhandedly in a super-not-creepy-at-all sort of way)

  5. Sharon April 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Sorry, I don’t know you but as I read you and you “started it” I do feel a burning desire to ask: HOW IN THE HELL DO YOU NOT KNOW HOW TO INSERT A TAMPON? (lol). From a fellow product whore.

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