Quick update on the makeup-buying front: I’ve been purchase free in 2015! Yay. I set a one-item-a-month limit for myself this year, but I have yet to buy anything. 🙂 I’ve got my eye on a few palettes—predictably—but seeing as I have way too many already, I haven’t had any desire to actually spring for any of them. /pats self on the back.
Seeing as I haven’t been buying anything new, I’ve begun digging around my current makeup ~collection~ (this word really makes me cringe), and I discovered some forgotten gems that I’ve been enjoying using lately! Here’s the first installment of “Recent Rediscoveries,” which is basically just me remembering awesome things that I’ve forgotten due to over-buying makeup. Oops.
The things that inspired this post! Because of my new lipstick purchases, I’ve really kind of forgotten all about my MAC lipsticks. That is, until I pulled out Twig on a particularly dry-lip day and was soooo happy with how it played with my chapped, sunburnt lips. I’ve been enjoying Twig and Plumful specifically—both are awesome everyday shades.
Eyelash Curler + Mascara
Late last year, I decided I hated wearing mascara and that I couldn’t be bothered. I picked up the curler + mascara again early this year because of a Project Pan and… well, I’ve started enjoying this whole eyelash beautification. My current daily pairing is the shu uemura Eyelash Curler and the Le Métier de Beauté Anamorphic Lash Mascara in Midnight.
NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eye Base
This is me eating my words, because I finally get the fuss. What took me so long? you ask. Who even knows? All I know is that what I thought would be a period of hate-using an eye primer turned out to be a grand old time.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crave
This is a really soft eye pencil that I use when I want instant definition. It’s not as stark as black (it’s sort of a deep charcoal, brown-black shade), so the looks a little softer. I apply it on the outer half of my lash line and it’s just a whole lot of difference for practically no effort.
I’m honestly excited to dig into my stash, deeper and more thoroughly. I have a lot of forgotten products and it feels overwhelming at times, but I try to remember that baby steps are OK too. 🙂
Do you have any recent rediscoveries of your own?