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Nosy Beauty Vol. 26: Laala

Hey everyone! Today’s Nosy Beauty victim is Laala from Intermittent Makeup. I actually got to know her through Tumblr first; she was friends with one of my friends and we all liked books. 🙂 She’s a poet with great taste in both books and makeup. Hope you all enjoy!

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I’m quite laid back when it comes to makeup. Between the ages of 10 to about 13 I went through a phase where I’d constantly be sitting front of my vanity trying on different coloured eyeshadows (my personal favourite was a bright yellow hue). My mum would give me some bits she didn’t want, and I used to spend my pocket money picking up cheap stuff I could afford.

However, my parents (my dad especially) never liked me wearing makeup out of the house, so I never really did. I think there was a year or two when I had really bad skin and used concealer, but even that didn’t last.

When I was 18, I moved abroad to go to university. I thought that that would change how I did a lot of things, but in the end, it didn’t by much. I still didn’t wear any makeup day to day. However, I bought some essential pieces and I’d doll myself up when I was going out for the night with my mates. I loved getting compliments when I was wearing a bright lipstick or a bit of foundation.

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But I was wary of wearing it daily. It’s mostly because I see how some of my friends act like they can’t even go to the corner shop without some makeup on. I also don’t like it when people will ask someone they’re used to seeing with makeup on if they’re sick when they have a bare face.

A couple of years ago, I started getting into makeup again. My collection, which had previously fit into a single (albeit not small) makeup bag had now ballooned as I bought a bunch of stuff. I was still careful of what I bought, researched or made damn sure I wanted it.

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Last July, I started Intermittent Makeup. It’s all about my beauty philosophy – which is still not everyday makeup, but more often than before. I reach for my foundation when I want to make an effort or going to an event.

Most days go like this for me: I wake up too late to do anything but brush my teeth and get dressed. I don’t have breakfast (I grab a cup of tea and some biscuits when I get into work) so I certainly don’t have time to put makeup on. I work as a journalist, so often I have to head out to press conference, junkets, interviews and other events. When I do, I normally pop into the ladies’ room, put some concealer, powder and something on my lips. It usually takes about two or three minutes before I’m out the door.

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If I’m going for a fuller look, I tend to use a light-to-medium coverage base (my current two on rotation which I love are the YSL Touche Eclat and the Dior BB Creme), concealer, powder (I have pretty oily skin), blush, a tiny bit of eyeliner on my lower lashline and I’ll curl my lashes. I skip mascara most of the time, unless I really want to have my eyes stand out.

That’s pretty much it!

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Makeup Bag

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NARS Creamy Concealer in Custard, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder in No. 10, NARS Tinted Moitsurer in Alaska depotted.

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From left, Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Awakening Lipbalm, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in #66 Bel Ami, Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in PK327, Kona Kare lip balm

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Sleek blush in Coral, NARS blush in Sin and & Other Stories blush in Canvas Taupe

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Some items are shown in more detail in the other pics, but I also always carry a hand sanitiser (Hand Maid by Soap & Glory is my favourite), hand cream (this one’s the Caudalie), the Caudalie Beauty Elixir (which I adore), an eyeliner in case I want a little definition (this Rimmel ScandalEyes in Bronze is HG), and some perfume in a Travelo. Also some uninteresting tidbits, including some eye drops, tissues, blotting paper, floss and spare contacts.

Thanks, Laala! 🙂 Hope you tune in next time for Nosy Beauty. If you want to catch up with the 25 other ladies who have been featured, click here.

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11 Comments

  1. badgalrayray says

    Love the contents of her makeup bag! 🙂 Love Nosy Beauty. It’s something I look forward to every week.

  2. Hehe I loved reading Laala’s post even though I’ve seen her makeup bag in person, still so much fun 🙂

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  4. Alyssa says

    She has such beautiful eyebrows! O.O And I can relate with her, in that people ask me if I’m sick when I don’t have lipstick on, my lips are naturally very pale, thank you, anemia :))

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