Wow, it’s November already! October was a very busy month for me, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been using new lippies and rediscovering products that have long been forgotten. Let’s see what I’ve been loving recently!
The most used product of the past month is without doubt the L’Oréal Color Rich lipstick by Laetitia, the most perfect red lipstick that has been on my wish list for a loong long time. I’ve been on a hunt for such a shade for at least seven years as I was using a similar deep red by L’Oréal when I was in high school but was unfortunately discontinued soon after I purchased it. Because the formula is matt and quite drying, it is best to apply a nourishing lip balm first, something like Figs & Rouge 100% Natural Balm with pomegranate scent. I also apply it throughout the day when I feel that the lips get really dry. Another lip product worth mentioning is the Essence liquid lipstick in shade Make a statement 06, which is not that long lasting and opaque. However, I like using it when I don’t feel like wearing intense lipsticks or just a lip balm by itself.
Talking about rediscovering my old products, I have two Makeup Academy products on the list. The first is the Heaven and Earth eyeshadow palette that contains 12 shimmery eyeshadows ranging from very light, almost white to golden, light-brown and dark-brown shades. I currently love using it for a neutral smoky eye look and pair it with the Parisax eye pencil (now I can confirm that it stays on my hooded eyes for the whole day!!), the flick is not always perfect, but I’m trying really hard! The other MUA product I’ve been loving is the Cream blusher in shade Dolly, a peachy blush with a dewy finish. It creates a lovely natural flush that is just perfect for the upcoming cold season!
As for the mascara, I’ve been constantly using the L’Oréal Miss Manga mascara, which is, let’s say, a bit controversial – either you love it or you hate it. I belong to the first group, this holds a curl like nobody’s business and really intensifies the lashes without sticking them into one giant clump. Sadly, it is coming to an end, I will surely repurchase it soon!
Last but not least, the E.l.f. shimmering facial whip in shade Golden Peach was just laying around on my makeup shelf for months without a proper test. This turned out to be a wonderful highlighter with a golden finish. What I usually do is first squeezing a small drop on the back of my hand and then swirling on the whole surface of the brush. Then I just apply it on the upper part of my cheeks above the bronzer/blusher. The only downside is that it dries up really quickly, so you have to work with it really fast!
Lots of love,