Month: March 2015

K-Palette Real Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencil*

I love getting to try new K-Palette products because they’re always good. I always go on to try other liquid liners and eyebrow products, but I always go back to K-Palette. I’ve been mostly using the 24H Real Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Liner in G101* since July (!!!) and it’s only now that the marker end is drying out. Granted, I don’t wear makeup everyday, but when I do, I always put on dem brows. I’ve never encountered the K-Palette Real Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencils* before, but they’re a welcome addition to my brow arsenal, especially now that I have a strong, strong desire to try out the pencils from Hourglass and Anastasia. Crisis averted! For now.

New Old Face No. 2

Hello! Long time no see. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but it’s been a while since I posted a new look/FOTD. It’s been a bit quiet on the makeup front over here, but mainly because I’ve really been taking care of so many other things. I hope y’all still remember me! /end dramatics Here’s a New Old Face face that I wore today. 🙂 It’s been similar to what I’ve been wearing the past few weeks, though I’ve only decided to wear more of my bold lip colors… pretty much now.

Post-Sunburn: Face Stuff

I don’t go to the beach that often so when I have a sunburn crisis, I kind of don’t really know what to do about my makeup. Since getting several shades darker, here are some of my favorite items to use—figured out after a few sessions of trial and error. Skin Care Sunbunrt skin tends to be dry and flaky. The day I got back, I had to go to a dinner, and I made the mistake of applying foundation on my dried up dry skin and by the end of the night, the situation was so not pretty. Even though the base I used was a liquid foundation with a dewy finish, it still wasn’t enough for my parched skin. My moisturizers of choice are Indie Lee Squalane Oil in the morning and One Love Organics Skin Savior Beauty Balm at night. Sun Protection I like to load up on the SPF, despite the burnt wreckage that is my face, so I don’t go lower than SPF 30. The ones in my current rotation …

Blush Crush: Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance

I’ve used the Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance, and featured it here so many times, so it baffles me how there isn’t a dedicated review for this—one of my favorite blushes in the world—yet. I was so, so curious about Kjaer Weis that I took the plunge and ordered their cream foundation and their cream blush after a lot of research, mainly because they are frakking expensive. I don’t think I would have ordered these in my current state of mind, let’s just put it that way. I’m kind of really glad I did, though, because this is a marvelous product. Kjaer Weis makes certified organic beauty products with a refillable system. Their compacts are heavy and expensive—this blush will set you back $56 (or $32 for the refill, which is magnetized if you want to go the Z-palette route).

Recent Rediscoveries No. 1

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.

Sigma Powder Blush in Born To*

I’m not generally one to fawn over blushes—at a certain point, I’ve had to admit that most look similar on my skintone—but I’ve been liking the Sigma Powder Blush in Born To* even though I hadn’t expected a whole lot from it. Born To is such a pretty shade—a dusty mauve-y pink with fine silver specks. I’ve swatched it heavily, then blended out in the photo above. From my experience, Sigma blushes aren’t that pigment-packed in practice, but it does layer and build really nicely. I love pairing this blush with similar-toned lip products, since I think it helps bring out the tones of the blush. Powder blushes tend to fade really quickly on me, as my face tends to eat it up for some reason, but I like that this one comes in such a portable compact that’s easy to bring for touch-ups. Born To is such a pretty everyday shade, even if you’re not cool-toned, which is what I initially thought would suit this blush the best. It’s a really pretty all-around blush …