I did a desk clear-out of my vanity area and fished out some of the under-appreciated items from the depths of my drawers. Everything I love is lost in drawers, as the song goes. Except Matt Berninger probably didn’t mean makeup. Ahem. Advertisements
Quick post of an FOTD, in which I had to force myself to wear a non-neutral lip and not regret it. (It worked out okay.) I was also watching a video on highlighters the night before and it made me really want to break out my BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector again, so I did.
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.
February was a pretty busy month for me. I spent a lot of time out of the house—art fair, two trips, et cetera—which isn’t something that usually happens. I didn’t experiment or play much with makeup this month, mostly because I didn’t have the time to bother with it (huhu), but here are a few favorites from the month, anyway, most of which are “tried and true” status.
This was supposed to be a New Old Face post, but I realized that most of these products, I’ve used quite a bit already anyway, there was no “new” factor to it. Anyway, I wore this on our Taiwan trip. I didn’t remember to take many FOTDs, so here’s one I did remember taking, heh. After years of overpacking makeup when I travel, I finally realized that going with a neutral eye is the best way to go. You can pair it with so many things like a bold lip or pops of color, and so on. I didn’t have to powder my face, either. I quite like this base combo! Products Used: — Kosé Suncut Water in UV Protect Essence SPF 50+ PA+++ — Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium — Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Corrector in Medium — K-Palette 24H Real Lasting 2Way Eyebrow in G101* — NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eye Base — SUQQU Eye Quad in Sumiredama — K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner in R01* — 3CE Under Eye …
So, I haven’t done these in a while, but I thought it would be a good video to start the year with! I always enjoy making videos, so I’m not sure why I don’t do them more often. In any case, here are my favorites for January. If you don’t want to hear what I have to say about the products, here’s a straight-up list of faves: NYX Powder Blush in Taupe // Ellis Faas Concealer in S204* // MAKE Matte Eyeshadow in Khaki* // NARS Sheer Glow in Punjab // Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium // Sigma F86 Brush (Tapered Kabuki)** // Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette // Diptyque Vetyverio A pretty straightforward list, yeah? It’s kinda boring, but also filled with holy grail products. Do share what you’ve been loving lately. I’d love to know and live vicariously through you! * PR Sample, ** PR Sample + affiliate link Follow me: Bloglovin’ • Twitter • Instagram • YouTube • Facebook
It’s the last day of January and I’m kind of really excited to say that I haven’t purchased any new makeup! In fact, I’ve been enjoying some of the spoils of my US trip on the last quarter of last year. I remembered that I wanted to use the MAKE Soft Focus Foundation a lot in January and February, so I reached for it when I put on makeup on this particular day.