What’s this? A makeup post?! Yes indeed.
I wanted to talk about some makeup bits and bobs that I am thoroughly enjoying lately, mainly because they are making look less old… I’m going through one of those phases (at least I hope it’s a bloody phase!) where my skin looks shit, I’m having regular breakouts and my pigmentation is at an all time high. Whinge whinge whinge.
I’m only 30 guys, so this kind of look is just unacceptable. Do you know what I mean?
So this is what’s happening;
Clarins True Radiance Foundation. Another stonking offering from Clarins – beautiful radiant but not too shiny finish, long-lasting and medium-full coverage. I love it so much that I’ve started mixing it with all my matte foundations on days when my skin is like an oil slick. This is another one that I will be repurchasing as soon as it’s run out.
Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel. OK, I know I semi-slated this before but now things have changed (I’m so fickle) and I love it. The things that changed involved me getting my face painted by one of Chanel’s global makeup artists and she used Le Blanc for everything. Mixing with foundation, highlighting after foundation, under my eyes – you name it, it was there. And I looked so good! Even if I do say so myself 🙂 So I’m now a convert. I mix this with my undereye concealer and BAM – fresh as a daisy. Highly, highly recommend. I know it’s spendy but honestly you need so little that it will last ages.
Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks. Powder is my enemy these days. It makes me look old, flat and crepey, and anything bronzey makes my pigmentation stand out. Boo hoo. So thank god for Beach Sticks. Dewy, non-slimy little tubes of amazingness. I use Formentera as a bronzer/contour as the deep rose hue is so flattering and then Beach Moon as a blush/highlight – it’s a very pale rose shade with a gold sheen. They last ages. They make me look fresh and youthful. I will now never be without them #beachsticks4eva
Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch. This is new, like two weeks ago new and oh my – it’s outrageously good. The brush is very thin and nifty, grabs all your lashes and gives the most incredible, wide-eyed feathery effect. I’m talking long, thick non-clumpy looking lashes. And feathery! God knows how it manages to do that but it does. If you liked the original Smoky Lash you will love this. In fact, everyone will. An immediate need I would say (but I can’t find it anywhere online).
So that’s what’s happening currently. And now for some other makeup musings:
After the initial fuss and excitement, I must admit that I haven’t reached for Nars new foundation in like, a really long time… It’s just not that good compared to the other foundations sitting on my makeup table… Controversial, I know #eek
My current girl crush Pippa O’Connor wore a combo of MAC Brave lipstick and Edge to Edge lipliner on her Instagram the other day and OMG, it’s the new Kylie Soar/Velvet Teddy. I must immediately purchase.
And lastly, a question – do any of you have medium to bad pigmentation on your face? I’m really starting to get down in the dumps about it now. I started using Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solutions Serum a few weeks back along with their face sheet masks and have noticed little to no difference. I’m also a bit reluctant to carry on using resurfacing scrubs/masks as I feel like this is making it worse.
Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend and thanks for reading! 🙂