Long time, no see! How have you been gals? I truly apologize for my 5-month absence, I have been swamped with work on my theses and life in general. Now that it’s all over, I can devote my time to this space. I missed blogging very much so today there is a lot of chatting going on in this post – consider yourselves warned!
A while ago I mentioned on my Instagram I have been experimenting with make-up a bit more than usual. My day-to-day routine is pretty simple: nude lips, a flush of color across the cheeks and clumpy mascara to top it off. While I still enjoy the mentioned, I found myself getting more interested in expanding my horizons and including more steps into the regular face-do. First stop: eyeshadow. After years of going back and forth with them and trying out anything that was even slightly intriguing, I realized that warm to neutral colors work best with my complexion. My recent favorites include two barely visible shades: a warm toned pale champagne color by Aura (no. 2) and a dusty rose one from an Oriflame quad (find similar on the Oriflame website). Having depotted all my eyeshadow and pressed powders into my DIY make-up palette, I am now more likely to play around and try out new things when all the make-up I have is in one place and in front of me. At the moment, I’m enjoying sweeping these ‘barely there’ shades across the entire eyelid and pairing them with a nude lip. Speaking of, I got two new nude lipsticks from Essence in an attempt to prolong the life of my MAC Creme d’Nude. The last replacement I found for it broke in half and I used the tube to make the hardware rings you’ve seen in my last DIY post. Pretty pleased with the colors; one is your average pinky nude and the other is a matte slightly darker brown nude. Even though they are called ‘longlasting lipsticks’ I found that they don’t last on my lips and a few reapplications are required throughout the day, especially after a meal or a drink. But for their extremely affordable price they’re doing the job and doing it well.
Last thing I wanted to mention is this foundation from Aura. I picked it up thinking that I could use it as a concealer since its consistency is pretty darn thick, but boy was I wrong! It is so thick and full coverage that it creases like crazy under my eyes, even after setting it. I then tried it on my face – looks veeery cakey and clings to every single dry area. No matter which tool I used, it just does not work for me. My skin type is normal to dry, so if you have oily skin you just might like it!