LMLD_makeup

    My mom putting lipstick on me at my Bat Mitzvah in 1999

    As my mom mentioned in our first post together, she loves makeup. As in LOVES it. And it’s not that I don’t enjoy it; it’s just that I wouldn’t spend hours at a time on the cosmetics floor at Bloomingdale’s (spoiler alert: my mom does that). I really do like it. And I wear it. Though, I don’t wear all that much. I have my tried and true favorites that I wear, but you’ll also find me in no makeup (and more than likely, “athleisure” attire) often. When I do put on my makeup, especially if going to a nicer event, I will absolutely go all out. And by “all out” I mean eyeshadow, eyeliner, and so forth. My mom, on the other hand…

    Here we go…one of my favorite topics!

    I love makeup! I have always loved makeup! From back in the day when I wore Yardley blue eyeshadow, thick eyeliner and white lipstick (ed note: white lipstick, mom..really?!), I have enjoyed shopping for it, as much as I have enjoyed applying it. It’s my favorite department in any store. Without question the one I enjoy most is Bloomingdale’s in New York City! There isn’t a visit when I don’t get lost on that infamous first floor! 

    I like so many brands, but lately my favorite is Giorgio Armani. I have worn it all – Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, Chanel, NARS, Yves Saint Laurent…to name a few! I have a very dear friend who always tells me I should only wear drug store brands because makeup is makeup. I know she is right (sort of), and many studies have shown the same to be true. Oh well, I am a creature of habit and I love what I love!

    Now, keep on reading for the makeup my mom and I love, along with the brushes and cosmetics cases. Click each item and/or the products at the bottom to read more about the product and/or purchase! In the comments below, be sure to let us know your favorite makeup. Did any of your favorites make our lists? 

     
     

     
     

     
      

     
     

    Marcee’s Makeup

     

    Julie’s Makeup

     

    Marcee’s Makeup Bags

     

    Julie’s Makeup Bags

     

     

    Marcee’s Brushes

     

    Julie’s Brushes

      14 thoughts on “Like Mother Like Daughter…or Somewhere in Between : on Makeup

      1. Debbie on June 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm Reply

        This is soo cute!! Love it.

        1. Julie Lauren on June 30, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply

          Thanks, Debbie!! xo

      2. Reina McMillian on June 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm Reply

        Love this article!

        1. Julie Lauren on June 30, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply

          Thanks so much, Reina!! xo

      3. FREDDA FRIEDLANDER on June 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply

        Really clever on the writing and the art!!!!!! I know Marcee is a make-up lover!!!!! WE have spend many a day at the counters at Saks and Bloomingdales!!!!! I really enjoyed this….

        1. Julie Lauren on June 30, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

          Haha I know you two have!!! Thanks so much, Fredda!! xo

      4. Heidi on June 13, 2017 at 8:43 pm Reply

        Great article! I’m a big fan of It! cosmetics…great ideas..thanks, ladies!

        1. Julie Lauren on June 30, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

          So glad you liked it – thanks so much, Heidi!

        2. Julie Lauren on June 30, 2017 at 9:11 am Reply

          And LOOOVE It! cosmetics, too!

      5. Bobbie Weinstein on June 14, 2017 at 5:27 pm Reply

        Sounds like great mother and daughter fun. No time is better than being together, and shopping sure adds another dimension

        1. Julie Lauren on June 30, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

          Aw, so true!! Thanks for commenting! xo

      6. Debbie Fleischer on June 15, 2017 at 2:48 am Reply

        I love the Armani Luminous silk! And that Chanel brush is my fav too. Think I’m gonna have to side with your mom on the makeup obsession, I can spend hours on the in a department store, preferably saks, wish there was a Bloomingdales in Houston or in London for that matter! Selfridges&Co has everything here too and it’s a really old department store. Come visit, love Debbie F.

        1. Julie Lauren on June 30, 2017 at 9:09 am Reply

          Hi Debbie! YES – so so good. Aww haha, my mom will love to hear that. I know – SO wish there was a Bloomies here! Hope you’re doing great! Selfridges looks amazing!! xo

      7. Debbie Fleischer on June 15, 2017 at 2:53 am Reply

        I love the Armani Luminous silk! And that Chanel brush is my fav too. Think I’m gonna have to side with your mom on the makeup obsession, I can spend hours in a department store, preferably Saks, although I wish there was a Bloomingdales in Houston or in London for that matter! Selfridges has everything here too and it’s a really old and beautiful department store. Come visit, love Debbie F.

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