In the past few weeks, I’ve been sticking to the same stuff. This rarely happens because, before, I usually just use whatever I end up picking from my makeup thingamabob. The benefit of just keeping the stuff I like: I can do makeup roulette everyday.
When I deliberately try to look for a particular item among the favorites I keep, it’s a big deal.
Let’s get on to them.
NARS Audacious Anna
For most of this year I’ve been wearing either dark or bright-colored lipsticks. Lately I’ve been preferring muted MLBB-type colors and I blame NARS Audacious for this. Since I bought Anna, I don’t want to wear anything else (aside from the next lipstick I’m going to be talking about). I bring it with me everywhere.
Usually, by the end of the week, there’s at least 5 lipsticks in my bag. Now, I’m happy with just one.
Is this the beginning of the end?
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Tawny Pink
I’ve been gushing over the Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte lipstick line since the start of the year. I still think that it’s THE BEST lipstick formula in the universe. It’s so good that I don’t even have a blog post solely about it. I’m afraid I won’t have enough words to contain my love for the line.
The Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte line is like NARS Audacious in an adrenaline rush. That’s how good it is, considering it’s cheaper by several $$.
Tawny Pink is in the same color family as Anna. It’s a muted mauve brown pink — a less mauve and more brown version of Anna.
Ellana Minerals Pressed Powder Foundation in Macchiato
After trying out their loose mineral formula, I was decided to turn my back on the whole Ellana Minerals makeup line. I’m happy I didn’t because their pressed foundation is amazing. The powder is not the smoothest and most finely milled, but who cares about powder technicalities? All that’s important to me is that it makes my skin look x-times smoother.
The powder meshes well with oil — from both skin care products and the skin itself. It helps keep my face from crossing over the fine line that separates dewy and ew-y.
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX08
I’m not sure if I should include this. It’s a given that I’d look for this because it’s the only concealer I have. But since it keeps me from checking out other concealers, it deserves a spot.
Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight
I know it doesn’t look used but I swear to you, I’ve used this a lot. A light tap with a brush — that’s all you’ll ever need for an area on the face. No need to swipe the brush on the pan.
This highlighter gives the most natural-looking no-shimmer type of sheen. If that’s what you want, this is your guy.
It’s subtle enough to be used on the bridge of the nose in daylight.
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I’ve been using Charlotte Tilbury’s The Sophisticate palette a lot lately, too, but right now I’m more obsessed with fake lashes.
I need to hone my fake lash application skills. Any lash glue recommendations? The ones from Aido and Dolly Wink are kind of meh.