Since I started to post about my monthly empties I might as well do a monthly post about my favorites too. These favorites are mostly makeup this time. When it comes to nails I pretty much always use my all time favorites and don’t change them too much. So here are the products that made me so happy in February.
Lately I’ve been wearing more colorful eye shadows cos I haven’t been feeling the brown/nude ones so much. I decided to give Urban Decay Naked Basics palette a try after a good while and this is what I came up with.
I have to say I’m still not feeling it. I liked how the soft eyeliner looked and the eye makeup in general but I just wanted to add a little bit of color. I ended up adding the color on my lips but it wasn’t enough. I’m definitely going to do this kind of makeup look again and use more color.
I also tried the new Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control Creme-Gel I got in a subscription box earlier last week under this makeup and it didn’t work well. I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H foundation and it didn’t apply over the Lumene cream nearly as well as it does over Philosophy Hope in a Jar. So all in all this was only a very average face day.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with Comfort Serum – 102 Light Nude
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen – 002
Sensai Loose Powder (translucent)
NYX Mosaic Powder – 02 Latte
Grimas Eyeshadow 580 as a highlighter
Helena Rubinstein blush – Urban Beauty 01 Star Light
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium brown
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Basics – all shades except FoxySugarpill – Diamond Eyes for a bit a sparkle
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero
Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme mascara
MAC Lipstick – Flat Out Fabulous (retro matte)
MAC Lip pencil – Magenta
Lately I’ve caught myself thinking that “Ohh, that’s pretty! If only I was ten years younger!” on more than one occasion. I’ve felt that I’m starting to be too old for certain things like crazy colored hair or really bright eye shadows. Now it’s time to break out of that box I’ve locked myself into. I’m 38 years old and I’m not too old! Age really is just a number!
I keep buying beautiful, colorful makeup only to leave it sitting on my makeup drawer while I reach for another Naked palette once again. There’s nothing wrong with nude makeup, it’s quick and easy and can’t really go wrong … or can it?
I have noticed that yes, it actually can.
Let me explain.
During summer nude makeup looks fresh, beautiful and glowing. During winter, not so much. I’ve noticed it makes me look dull, lifeless and older *gasp* Winter and spring require color and a good amount of it too. The other day I was testing lipsticks just for the hell of it. Brown-ish red lipstick made me look 5 years older, I swear! (that color looks great on some people, I’m obviously not one of them). Nude colors made my already small mouth disappear completely. Then I tried on bright pink and it instantly lit up my whole face. I had no other makeup on and the difference just the lipstick made was significant.
So the next step was to go for something other than a nude eye shadow palette. I chose Sugarpill Cold Chemistry cos the colors are perfect for winter. I’ve owned this palette for over a year now and I’ve only used the white Diamond Eyes shade. Shame on me!!
This is what I mean though. I have gorgeous, good quality eye shadow palettes and I show them no love. Instead of looking radiant during the winter I decided to look beige most of the time. When and how did this happen? I don’t know but it changes now.
I think this blog is going to take a new direction from here on…
“Almost forty is the new thirty!” :D
I’m not old!
I can do whatever I want!
Self-made rules are meant to be bent and broken!
Yes, I’m having some sort of age crisis and I’ll fight it publicly, with color! LOL
Eye makeup was done with Sugarpill Cold Chemistry. Lips have Illamasqua Eurydice and MAC Fleshpot in sort of a gradient application. I have a lot of nude lipcolors so this is a perfect way to still use them :)
***All products used for this makeup look were purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking the link on this post.