In the last beauty post I talked about hitting up Mecca to get myself a few cosmetic products to update my very limited collection. I think I have since found a renewed love of cosmetics, as I have been playing around a bit, watching beauty vlogs on YouTube and researching the next products on my wish list. So I thought I would do a little story on a few of my faves before I go buying anything new!
As I may have mentioned before, I grew up with my Mum selling Nutrimetics, so we always had catalogues in our house and each year I looked forward to the $10 lipstick drive- during which I would try and buy as many colours as I could get. I was also watching Audrey Hepburn films on repeat, so naturally wanted to wear elegant lipsticks all the time. Nothing has changed (I still watch the films), I love a bold red or orange, a dark moody berry colour and a lighter coral. I am currently hunting down the perfect coral so if you have seen one, please leave me a comment below!
I have a love for Matte lips- I am just not a gloss girl, despite many years of toting the Lancome Juicy Tubes, I never felt at home in them. The trouble with the matte finish is the crazy drying out of the skin- so priming them is vital. At the moment I use the MAC lip primer before applying any of the lipsticks which also helps to make sure they don’t feather.
I have to admit I am pretty lazy when it comes to using a lip pencil- it really can change the colour, hold the application and define the shape but I can never really be bothered spending money on them!
Pictured: MAC Ruby Woo, Morange, Diva, All Fired Up and So Chaud, Prep and Prime, Red Earth After Dark, Chanel Rouge Allure Extatique, Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream, Grown Alchemist Lip Balm Watermelon & Vanilla, and a vintage Christian Dior lipstick I can not part with!
Another fun way to add colour! I am not into overdoing the nails, I have had fun nail art a couple of times, but honestly it isn’t really me, I prefer to keep things simple. I don’t have a huge range of colours, I gave a lot away and kept the basics. I love the Chanel nail polishes but that is probably just for the packaging really, ordinarily I will use O.P.I or Butter London. I have one or two glittery polishes in case I ever feel a bit festive, but mostly prefer to stick to a bold colour or neutral. The O.PI. Matte topcoat is a lot of fun, and I use the top and base coat to begin and end.
Pictured: O.P.I. in Kiss On The Chic, Happy Anniversary! and Matte Top Coat, Butter London in Pink Ribbon, Revlon in Spirit, Chanel (I forget the name of the colours).