Wow June is here. Can we please just stop? Anyway, it’s time for another edition of Use Up That Makeup! The June Makeup Basket and Progress pictures! Read on to see some nice dents I’ve made in my makeup.
First things first – the progress pictures for a few products in my May Makeup Basket. I’m pretty proud! *puffs up*
Well, it was good while it lasted 🙂 Today I purchased a piece of makeup and broke my strict no-buy until the end of 2017. I had a good run – about 2 months of not purchasing any makeup.
I’m not kicking myself for my purchase today though. After decluttering all of the products that I wasn’t using, the sight of which was giving me stress and anger, and having a nice detox from makeup, I feel like I’m in a better place with makeup. I still am steering clear of the buy buy buy mentality. I no longer idly browse makeup aisles (…except for today when I went in to get a spoolie for my eye brows), but I think this one small item should be fine. The no buy will definitely resume after this!
Now what was it that broke my will and my no-buy? This little guy:
The L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender in the shade dark brunette is a large crayon style brow product. It promises soft and full brows, which is what I typically gravitate towards. The tiny kabuki brush on the other end of the crayon is used to blend the product after it is applied to your brows. Always interested in brow products, I recently picked this up because I have never used a crayon brow product before. Read on for my L’Oreal Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender review!
It has been quite rainy recently in California, so of course to wait out the rain, I played with some makeup! I have been making it a point to apply eye shadows in a certain way to elongate my eyes because they are quite round. I ended up with this brown smokey feline look and I actually quite like it. The photos wash out the colors unfortunately, but it is actually a pretty dark, smokey look using only two eye shadows. I also am trying out a new liquid liner that came out recently, the L’Oreal Voluminous Liner Noir. Read on to see how to achieve this look!
Nude lips, like red lips, are a classic. When you’re pale, however, you don’t want to go about sporting colors that wash you out even more as some nude colors can do. I’m looking at you, Revlon’s Nude Attitude. *shudder*. Although I probably will never be able to pull off a true, flesh-toned nude like the lovely, glowy J.Lo because it makes me look sickly, I have developed a small collection of nude lipsticks that I think are quite flattering for pale skin. Read on to see my picks if you are struggling to find flattering nude lipsticks for pale skin!
L’Oreal blushes don’t really seem to get much love in the beauty world. I never hear anyone talking about them. They’re not new or exciting looking. I usually pass by them. Well, start raving about this blush because it is an amazing, cheap drugstore dupe for Nars Madly blush!
L’Oreal True Match Blush in Barely Blushing (W3-4)!!!
With flash: top- nars madly; bottom – l’oreal true match blush in barely blushing
If you have fair skin, you may find that contouring your face is a must. For myself, I notice that in photos, my all around paleness lessens my facial dimensions. I feel like I look puffy and white, like a marshmallow with no cheekbones! With contouring, you can counteract this effect and bring back the dimensions of your face. Here are my guidelines for choosing a contouring powder, and my favorite contouring powders for pale skin, along with one that did not work so well!