29 March 2011

Inaugural Post

Hello my lovely Brainy Beauties!

Welcome to the Think Tank.  A Tank, as it so happens, that likes to think about all things Beauty.  This blog is an evolution of a previous unmentionable blog that sunk to inferiority due to neglect and fair weathered feelings towards its existence.  However, this blog will venture to not suffer the same fate, by being uniquely different in the world of beauty leisure reading.  It will be opinionated.  Outrageously so.  It will be colorful.  Garishly so.  It will be it's own entity, operated by a brain and a tank, and hopefully, with reader support and encouragement.

Currently, the format is free form, hopefully to be more structured as this blog sallies forth into the beauty blogger ether.  But for now, some insights into my personal style/ bent, that will give credence to what I plan to blog about.

I rather like retro makeup.  Currently, I am a simple winged liner and nude/ bright lip kind of girl.  I really like Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2 in 1 Eyeliner Pen in Extreme Black and the following lipsticks - MAC Up the Amp, MAC M'Orange, MAC Go For It and Cover Girl Divine Lipstick.  I prefer slightly bronzed and highlighted cheeks in a sheer-ly made up face, and precision brows with full lashes.  All of these instances are aided and abetted by the following products: Physicians Formula Glow Boosting Bronzer in Medium/ Deep, Illamasqua Halycon Illuminator, MAC Select Cover Up and Studio Tint Fluid in NW25 and NC 25 respectively, Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette with Prestige Cosmetics Brow Tamer and the deft hand of Mai - a certain take no prisoners kind of eyebrow waxer, as well as Prestige My Biggest Lashes in Blackest Black.

I like drugstore and high end brands alike.  Favorites being Physicians Formula, MAC, Fyrinnae (I own approximately 40 eyeshadows from them), Illamasqua, L'Oreal, NARS, Prestige,  Guerlain, Inglot and Wet N'Wild.  I'm not overly discriminate but I think the following brands are terribly overrated: Smashbox, Givenchy, Too Faced, BARE ESCENTUALS (supremely loathe), Benefit (I try and fail at liking this brand), and most Cover Girl (the new lipstick formulation is a notable exception). 

I've a tendency to be slightly over aggressive in my skin care regimen, which leads to interesting results in the anti-aging department - I enjoy Mario Badescu, Clarisonic, Strivectin and Cetaphil.  I also have been very interested in Gourmand fragrances lately, Nina by Nina Ricci and Angel by Thierry Mugler being my indoctrination into the more heady type of fragrance. With Burberry The Beat! and Narcisco Rodriguez for her being stereotypical signatures.

Any and all products listed feel free to try, they're great, unless they react badly with your body chemistry, then I would suggest avoiding.

Also feel free to enjoy the feeshies! They are below!  Hope to see more of you around!

-/L.

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