Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturizer
Becca Resurfacing Primer
Cinema Secrets Foundation
Mehron Celebre HD Pro Creme Foundation
NYX Radiant Finishing Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
NARS Deepthroat Blush
Graftobian Setting Powder
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
NYX Brunette Eyebrow Cake Powder
Benefit Gimme Brow in Dark Brown
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Stila Eyes Are The Window Mind Palette
MAC Bamboo Eyeshadow
MAC Zoom Fast Lash Mascara
Performance Colors Lipstick in Beaujolais
I got sick last week, on this day in question. Started feeling fabulous, and by the time the day came to a close I was coughing up a storm. 24 hours later, a doctor prescribed me with cough suppressant to fight a viral respiratory infection. I've been fighting this thing for a week, and am finally feeling better.
I know I've mentioned this before, but one of my favorite beauty tricks is to turn an unsightly pimple or acne scar into a faux mole. Usually I just use black mascara or eyeliner, but I've softened my routine to include a couple more colors and a bit of blending. My facial skin scars pretty bad and that's always the case whenever I get a (rare) pimple these days. In my adult life I've spent most of my skincare routine fading the hyperpigmentation and evening out my skin, and for the most part my hormonal breakouts are under control (oooh does this mean I'm a real grown up?) so it's a real bummer when I do get a breakout. ARGH.
Anyway, to cover them up I start using a greyish or taupe pencil (Sebastian by OCC is my favorite, it's a color pencil that can be used for lips or eyes) to lightly fill in the whole area. Next I take a liquid brown product (ew), like tinted mascara gel or some brown eyeshadow (dry) if I'm in a hurry, and dab it on top of the taupe color using a Q-tip. I finish the job by dabbing a hint of black, usually from mascara, with the other end of the Q-tip and then lightly pat everything together with the pointy end of the damp Beautyblender.
Last week, the weather started to turn a bit chilly so I felt fall vibes in the air. I abandoned my go-to pink spring lip in favor of a soft brownish red to match the blustery mood. Since then, we've had cold weather and, of course, the it's-officially-spring-snowfall. Urgh.