Here is part 2 of our product swap from our beautybaggs – Judy’s swap:
When I thought about what to send Mimi’s way for a product swap, I started with what I knew about her “beauty personality”, so to speak.
- She has skin allergies to fragrances and other chemical ingredients.
- She’s likes neutral, understated eyeliners
- She wants to explore color makeup.
- She tends to buy higher-end products but is not a product snob.
Starting with that in mind, I came up with the products I’m sending her way – it’s stuff I like and think she would enjoy.
beautyblender – Mimi asked me how I liked using the beautyblender, so I knew she didn’t have one yet. I got a 2-pack from Sephora last year and never used this one, so I’m glad it’s going to get some use. I love using the beautyblender when I have a bit more time than normal to get ready (I find it takes a smidge longer than using a foundation brush), and I want my foundation to look more dewy and natural.
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils in Crash and Underground – I think these bronzey and purple shimmery shades would round out her everyday eyeliner collection nicely. Nice pop of color on the bottom lash line for non-professional occasions.
Fairydrops Mascara – One of my favorite Asian mascara brands. My sister got a few for me in Asia, so I thought Mimi might like to try it. I’ve never tried the hot pink version, so hopefully Mimi will let me know how it is!
Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee – I mentioned this in my stocking stuffer ideas post, so it’s not a huge surprise – I got her the most wearable, neutral shade that is completely work appropriate AND good with a smokey eye on a night out (topped with a shimmery lip gloss).
RealTechniques Blush Brush – Another one of my stocking stuffer ideas, I think this brush is amazing. I forgot mine when I packed to come home for the holidays, and I REALLY MISS IT. This will work well with the next item I got for her…
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso – This “MAC Stereo Rose dupe” has gotten so much hype this year! I never got it for myself since I have MAC Stereo Rose, but from all of the pictures I’ve seen of people wearing it, it looks gorgeous in it’s own right – dupe or not.
Skincare samplers – I know Mimi hasn’t tried out the Bioderma makeup remover (wrote about it here) yet so I made her a small sample with a mini Nalgene container. I’ve also recently fallen in love with a natural skincare line called Naturopathica that I got on Cyber Monday, so I wanted to give her a sample of the eye cream that I like.
I was going to put in a few mini nail polishes from the Sephora by OPI holiday set (also in my holiday stocking stuffers post), but thankfully she posted her swap before mine and I found out she doesn’t do her own nails!
Hope you like these, Mimi!
Will you do a product swap with your friends? You’d be amazed at how much you can discover about beauty AND about each other!