A trend setting handbag, a beautiful piece of jewelry is a nice accessories but nothing comes even close to a healthy glowing skin. It is something we all are trying to achieve, tirelessly spending our efforts and money. It is a battle with imperfections, weather condition, stress, etc. I myself is alway a work in progress. Never had a perfect skin, or nothing even close, or at least, I never thought I did, until my girlfriend complemented my skin. Maybe I am doing something right after all. Like any woman I do have my tips, tricks and favorite products that I rely on during not-so-happy days for my skin.
Am I an adventurous type? Well, if adventurous means summiting Elbrus or trying surfing, YES! Count me in. If, on the other hand, adventurous means buying bold lipstick… Not so much… This lipstick was completely out of my comfort zone, so, naturally, I bought it! As it turned out it wasn’t that scary after all. Keep reading for tips on how to apply dark colors (so it would look stylish rather than “Halloween makeup went wrong”) and to learn what other products I used for this make up.
I am a perfectionist. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you would know it. I am totally ok with that but every system fails now and then. In my case my meticulousness gets on the way and works agains me. I’ve been looking for a perfect foundation for months. Not even exaggerating. I tried many samples but nothing really convinced me so in the end I’ve decided to go with the flow and get the one that had the best ratings and reviews. The Lancôme foundation I will be talking about is “Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear” foundation.
When brands started to come up with lip stains I kind of liked the ideas and couldn’t wait to try. The first one I’ve tried was Stainiac from theBalm® cosmetics and I got it from Birchbox with my samples subscription. It was a disappointment. It did look nice on the lips but it made them so dry it was almost uncomfortable to wear it for a long period of time. So I though that I might have a better luck with Milk since it was sold at my beloved Sephora and I usually like what I buy over there. I trust them with my skin! And that is a pretty strong statement.
When it comes to lips beauty products I am very low maintenance – lip glosses and lipsticks can last me forever or, in that case, till expiration date. I am not used to having a lot of product on my lips aside from special occasions when I wear something more colorful and bolder than what I would wear everyday. Lip balm usually is good enough for me but with new role as a fashion blogger I need to up my game. I’ve been using a lot more lipsticks and glosses lately and I am LOVING it! I wonder sometimes what took me so long?! There are so many beauty products to try, so many brands and summer is all the reasons I need to update my makeup bag. Here are my four new additions to my collection.