I don’t have anything exciting to show you at all. So, let me show you my boring every day makeup. Things I’ve been using regularly this month.
Nothing special or different. Except for the messy background. Here are the products used.
I’ve been putting a little more effort into creating a more flawless base lately. I even out my skintone using the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. My shade is Finland. It is sheer and gives a natural glowy finish which I really like. Then I just conceal where needed using the Etude House Big Cover concealer. This has a very light texture but covers quite well. Sometimes I’d also use the RMS ‘un’cover up around my nose when it’s particularly red. When I’m feeling fancy, I’d add some RMS Living Luminizer on my cheeks and nose bridge for the extra glow.
I just used up my Shu Uemura brow pencil, a product I’ve been using and repurchasing for many years. However, I really enjoy using the Laneige brow cushion. It’s easier and faster, and shade 01 is great for dark hair. I’m going to use this exclusively until it dries out. It is also something I’d repurchase.
For my eyes, I’ve been tight lining using a black pencil liner, then diffuse the line using either grey or brown powder eye shadow. The Chanel eye palette is a limited edition from a few years back, and I forgot about it. I took it out recently to use it again, and am reminded how user friendly this palette is. I have only been using this palette the last couple of weeks, and I aim to put a dent in it in the coming couple of months.
Here’s a close up of the eyes. Nothing groundbreaking. Just something natural. Oh, my camera was on timer and my husband called just after I pressed the shutter. But this is the only photo which shows the eye makeup best. So, you see me on the phone here, discussing our day’s schedule. LOL!
When it comes to mascaras, my HG has to be the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir. I don’t like to use high end mascaras because I’d have to repurchase every 3 to 6 months, but I have yet to find one to replace this. Pictured above is the Diorshow Pump ‘n’ Volume mascara. Initially, the formula is quite wet and clumpy but it volumizes like no other. Now that the product has dried up a bit, I think it makes my lashes look even better than the Velvet Noir. The only thing I don’t like is how difficult it is to remove this mascara. Other than that, it’s all love.
Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust is a beautiful warm blush. I can’t say the formula is life changing and hence, this will remain my only overpriced blush from Tom Ford until the day I go nuts and impulsively decide to purchase another. When it comes to blushes, I think Clinique’s cheek pops are amazing for the price. They’re cute and I love the formula. No powder kick ups and goes on like cream.
Last but not least, the lipstick. I’ve been wearing different shades of the YSL Tatouage matte stains. I love how lightweight they are. Hardly transfers, long wearing and comfortable. Here, I’m wearing #23 Singular Taupe. I won’t talk too much about it since I’ve already reviewed it, but if you like matte lips, you have to try this.
There you go. A lengthier stash shopping post talking about the individual products I used. Do you prefer this, or do you just want the names of the products without too many words?