Short post today: the makeup I tried out for dinner over the weekend in order to see if it’ll work for my presentation. I’ve never done these types of posts, but I think the pictures will speak for themselves.
What I used:
- NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
- MAC Fluidline in Added Goodness
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector concealer and illuminator in Light (discontinued)
- Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation in Light (light skin with yellow-olive undertones)
- Shu Uemura eyelash curler
- Buxom Buxom Mascara
- Tweezerman ilashcomb
Face: PANDORA’S Makeup Box blush in St. Tropez
Lips: NARS lipstick in Dolce Vita
- I found the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector concealer and illuminator on sale at Winners last summer and grabbed about 3 or 4 of them. It is a great wallet-friendly concealer and I’m still on my first one.
- I used the BE foundation only to set my concealer. The BE foundation is also the only SPF product I’ve tried that works beautifully with flash photography – I took my graduation pictures with it!
- I caved and bought the Shu Uemura eyelash curler last year and have never regretted it. It fits my Asian eye shape well – I can curl my lashes with minimal pinching and it helps to minimize mascara transfer under my eyes.
- So far, Buxom Mascara is my favourite mascara for a more dramatic look, despite having some transfer. I had to use the ilashcomb because for some reason, the right lashes weren’t separated as nicely as the left ones that day.
- St. Tropez was pigmented and gave me nicely glowing cheeks – Dark asked me later if I was really warm or drunk because my face looked flushed on my webcam.
- Dolce Vita matches my lip colour to the shade and was creamy and did not dry my lips. Didn’t pay attention to lasting power, but will pay more attention to it.
I will do more detailed reviews on all of the above when I have the chance.
I also picked up Joe Fresh nail polish a week or two ago. I was itching to paint my nails, and I figured a solid pink would be more presentation-appropriate than patterns and glitters:
This was in the shade Berry – a deep pink bordering on red, but unmistakably pink. The camera does not do it justice, despite the picture being taken in natural light. Under incandescent bulbs, the polish looks a bright red. It was my first time using Joe Fresh polish. The thick cylindrical cap was awkward to manoeuvre at first, especially since the brush is short. The brush was broad but the bristles were flexible and application was a breeze. Time will tell its lasting power. Joe Fresh polish retails for $4 CAD each or 3 for $10.
I got a mini Peanut Butter Cupcake and Whoopie Pie – $1.60 CAD each but $3 for both. It was my first time having any sort of whoopie pie… I must say I enjoyed the cupcake better.
My sheer exhaustion prompted me to forgo my usual caffeinated short, extra hot, light foam, skinny caramel macchiato and try a tall white hot chocolate instead (angelandthings’ toffee nut latte in the background). I didn’t realize it had whipped cream – delicious, but it was extra calories on top of my mini desserts 😦
I’m not sure I liked doing this image-heavy post without the usual text to supplement it all. I happen to enjoy writing (and writing and writing… Do I talk too much?). What do you guys think? Doesn’t it feel like something is missing? Maybe it’s just me.