The Daily Face #11

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I noticed that for once, I didn’t give one of these posts a subtitle after the colon, in case you were driving yourself insane with philosophical questions of intention; I just couldn’t give this an exciting name, as it doesn’t differ from the norm too much — you can hardly call wearing a shade that isn’t champagne over the lids and going for a new blush that in fact is not coral deviating. I’m coming down with a cold, fatigue and crankiness in all — more on this in an upcoming post, I’ll bet — and can’t really be bothered to think about what I’m doing or spend excessive amounts of time doing it so it’s simply a brightening but simple kind of affair. And it has an exciting and hyped new blush purchase to be discussed…….
FACE: Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory, MUFE 5 Concealer Cream Palette in 1, MAC Powder Blush in Harmony, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Ethereal Glow, MAC Eyeshadow in Coquette (not pictured and in the brows as alwaaaays)
EYES: NYX HD Eyeshadow Base, MAC Prolongwear Paint Pot in Layin’ Low, L’Oreal Colour Riche Eye Shadow in Sultry Seductress, Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Ebony, L’Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black, L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara
LIPS: MAC Lipstick in Patisserie

With the unfortunate cold coming on, my face has been a bit irritated with those unsightly eczema-bumps on my forehead and on the sides of my cheeks, so I went for the failsafe Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, which provides medium coverage with minimal product and just seems to work. With the whole said bumps situation, I did the whole spot concealing thing with the handy MUFE Concealer Palette and thanks to the creamy texture, was able to double up the same product (in the lighter shade) underneath the eyes.

So, yesterday was the first day of the Sephora sale and despite not being initially convinced that the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes were overrated, I had a peek at the testers and was compelled to give on ago on account of their smooth texture and the 15% discount on the steep $41 dollar pricetag. Instead of going for my usual coral that I tend to love universally, I went for the cooler-toned pink, Ethereal Glow, and trying it for the first time, I’m impressed. It’s not as cool toned as say Well Dressed, but it is on the cooler end of things and has good payoff despite its light shade. Obviously I will have to report back.

Having heavy-lidded eyes that have a lot more creases than the average eye, I suffer from creasing on my lids despite not being oily and lately I’ve been pleased with today’s duo, the Nyx primer and the MAC Layin’ Low Paint-Pot. After trying out the L’Oreal Sultry Seductress Quad yesterday and being instantly impressed with the variety and quality of the shades, I picked it up again without thinking. Rather than going for the pearly shade across the lids, I kept it in the inner corner and wore the Satin-Taupe-esque shimmery taupe shade across the lids and blended upwards a bit and it was nice – slightly darker than my usual without being dramatic. The dark purply shade was too stunning to resist and I put it in the outer corner as one does.

I’ve been in a lashy mood of sorts lately, constantly going for the budget-friendly L’Oreal Lineur Intense for the kitten flick and going for the dramatic mascara from the same brand – I’ve been enjoying this mascara as it’s dried up slightly (like I typically do) and I’ve gotten loads of compliments about my eyelashes when I’ve used it lately so it must be doing its job. I’ve been going for the no-fuss Lancome Le Crayon Khol for lashline definition, but I was feeling like something even more lash-focused so I lined my inner rims as well.

With the whole coming down with a cold situation, my lips aren’t looking their best and I did what I always do what this happens – went for the my-lips-but-better shade MAC Patisserie.

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What makeup have you been reaching for as of late?

Maggie, x.

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