DISCOVERING STOWAWAY

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MAKEUP IS HARD.

Growing up my mother rarely wore make up. Being a P.E. teacher and coach it wasn’t something she would regularly wear. Plus, she has beautiful skin and is naturally beautiful, so that helps. As a result, I never had anyone who really introduced me to makeup. I had a few friends that were allowed to wear it and in junior high I was granted permission to try it. I think I started with black eyeliner and sparkles. Basically my face had rookie mistake all over it. So I ditched it. I would wear some powdered foundation, or MAC studio (screams 90’s right?) or BB cream and occasionally toss in some blush and mascara. But I was an athlete and still never really knew what I was doing. So I really never took the time to educate myself or see what worked for me.

Fast forward fifteen years later and I still don’t know what I am doing. Watching all these women contour and highlight. Yeah, no. I am still working on getting the right shade for my skin. It doesn’t help that I have extremely sensitive skin so the idea of adding a ton of makeup to my face is not appealing. But of course, I am interested in the make up world, intrigued by what people can create. It is a form of art, just not an art that I am accomplished at.

On a whim I entered Anne Sage’s Stowaway kit giveaway. Not thinking I would ever win, I thought I would give it a shot. I have long admired Stowaway’s minimalist design and cute shades. Just admired it from afar.

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Well as the silly way the world works, I won. Yep, I won a whole make up kit full of stuff I wasn’t sure I would know what to do with.

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Before I attempt to take decent photos of myself after doing my own makeup I thought I would share the down low on Stowaway Cosmetics.

Their philosophy “Our product formulas are simple, refined, and hardworking, eliminating any guesswork and offering just beautiful solutions. They are packaged in a thoughtful, minimalist, and portable way—because you are busy and are doing big things. Stowaway knows that if you’re on-the-move, your beauty products are too. Stowaway is a cosmetics brand built on the philosophy that makeup should be designed to go wherever women go. Finally, the makeup you love in the sizes you can carry.”

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For my next overshare, I do my makeup in the car… when I actually take the time to do it. I carry my most used products in my purse and will sit in my car in the garage or at my destination location and take a few minutes to throw on some BB cream and powdered foundation. So the idea that I can keep all of these products in my purse and be ready to have them on the go is great.

Their kit includes their radiant complexion balm, creaseless concealer, cheek + lip rouge, creme lipstick, effortless eyeliner, and extreme lash mascara. The balm and concealer both coming in a variety of skin tones, the rouge and lipstick in fun different colors, and a choice of black or brown for eyeliner. You can put your own kit together HERE. I went with light for the balm/concealer, cantaloupe rouge, cranberry lipstick, and black liner.

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So far, I am really happy with the products. The BB cream and concealer are smooth, not greasy, and feels light. I was a little skeptical at first, but have come to really love the BB cream. The lipstick is as described, creme, I love the richness of the cranberry color. It is a bit formal for me so I haven’t used much.  The mascara is nice, I would say pretty standard black mascara. It doesn’t irritate my eyes which is great, but I have only worn it twice. The liner is pretty epic. Coming from someone who hasn’t purchased or used liner more that 10 times in the past 5 years. It goes on really smooth and is easy to “line”.

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I am still working on how to use everything and create a look that fits me best. I will definitely try to follow wup with a face picture. Gotta work on it.

Click here to get started on your own kit and if you have any makeup tips for beginners I am all ears!

Thanks Anne Sage + Stowaway Cosmetics xo

 

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