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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rediscovered Makeup

To be blunt, my plans of doing another post featuring my daily war paint didn't quite work out...as I realized that it was nearly identical to the last. Alas, being the problem solver that I am, I improvised and came up with a round-up of some pretty fab products that I've been slapping on daily. What else do they have in common? Dug out from the depths of my makeup drawer, they've been rediscovered just like that high school yearbook....except they won't result in sheer embarrassment.

It's been nearly a month now since I first purchased the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light and, oh boy, does it have a story behind it. The fracas began with Kate's video (no surprises...) featuring 'Luminous Light', and, that same day, I might add, I had rushed to Sephora and it ended in a dished out fifty. Upon application, the pink toned tint wasn't working out for my complexion and I returned. Then, a generous grandma with encouragement at the ready (you can check out the damage here) and I parted, once again, with 'Diffused Light'. It's still taken me about two weeks to fall hard for the love affair, but I'm here to vouch for its imperfection blurring, non-powdered-looking, intense magic. Oh - and I've got the fingerprinted tin to prove it...captured on camera. Excuse moi--

I won't dish out another sob story, but the memoir by the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream follows a similar path. I was first wrapped up into purchase by the aqua faced packaging (I know, I know...) and a similar adoration by my idol - Vivianna. Once the parcel arrived at my doorstep, I thought I loved it and its application with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, too. Yet, pushed it went --to the back of a drawer, that is. Unfortunately, I found the 'one shade fits all' promises not particularly promising and it left me a little pink in the face. As of late, I've retired the buffing for this particular product and I've been more than pleased with just fingers. Magically, it matches my skin tone nearly perfectly and imparts a glowy, dewy finish...yumm.

It's no lie - I've shouted from the blogosphere (I promise I didn't get that word from a thesaurus) rooftops that I'm no eyeliner gal. Yet, remarkably, I'm here to talk about an eyeliner. Nevertheless, the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner in Black isn't performing any cat eye looks, but, rather, is being dotted and smudged right in between the lashes for a bit of volume and 'no-makeup makeup' lashy goodness.
Just like the eyeliner situation, you probably know thwt I'm a picky, picky person when it comes to blusher. I'm highly devoted to Laura Mercier Peach Whisper, but what if I told you that I've been going for something more pink? Well, I have - The Balm's Stainiac in Beauty Queen. A Birchbox sample that I haven't got around to using until now. The gel formula means you don't have to drop all tools to blend, but it means that it sticks around for a pretty long time. The color? A neutral pink that looks just like a natural, gorgeous flush without looking too over the top.

And last, but not least, the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Granite. When I first purchased, I was a little wary, as my already well-groomed brows weren't in need of the extra definition and a swipe with the wand resulted in a slightly bushy-looking outcome. Sooner than later, I went a little crazy with the Tweezerman's and I'm in need of some 'bush' here and there. So, as of late, it's a been my staple brow product in my routine for adding some much needed definition to my sparse brow situation.

So, here is a group of products that go against the grain of my daily makeup slap-on, yet have made their way in. Rediscovered from the depths of my makeup wardrobe, they're delivering pretty fantastically, as well.

12 comments :

  1. I really like the look of the powders, I love the glow that they give! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  2. I really want to try one of the ambient lighting powders, they sound like something I would love! Great post lovely, it's always good rediscovering products!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Thank you, my dear. Definitely try the powders! They're fab!
      xo

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  3. It seems that Anastasia can do no wrong for brow products! That may be the perfect product for me; this is going to sound strange but I end up losing little patches in my eyebrows because of all the chlorine in the pool I train in (I'm a swimmer) so I always look for natural looking ways to help give them some extra oomph!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. Oh no! That's horrible, but this may be a product for you. Don't worry though, as you're not alone. I'm a ballet dancer and based the copious amounts of hairspray I go through to slick my hair back in a bun, it shouldn't be too far along until I'm bald.
      xo

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  4. I have the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner but I haven't tried it yet. It came as a deluxe sample in one of my Sephora orders but I've been so obsessed with my MAC Fluidline that I've completely neglected the Eyeko liner. I'll definitely have to try it out soon.
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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    1. To be blunt, it's the only liquid liner I've got. I still think that it's pretty great, though.
      xo

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  5. dr jart bb cream is absolutely amazing -- one of my favorite products of all time!

    http://xoxoseana.blogspot.com/

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  6. I have a sample of the Dr. Hart bb cream and every time I have used it, it has been WAY too dark for me, glad it works for you though!!
    mercuteify.blogspot.com

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    1. That's horrible! Dr. Jart, get yourselves together. Ive heard the Clinique CC Creams have a great shade range. Live vicariously through me, and tell me how it is.
      xo

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