Most Sundays I’m content to go grocery shopping and run my errands bare faced, but this week I had a few products I couldn’t wait to try out. This week my orders from Hakuhodo and Makeup Geek arrived so I had a bit of a play with eyeshadows, blush, and new brushes. I went fairly light on foundation since I usually try to give my skin a break on weekends. The eyes are a very warm, almost orangey brown with my typical half stripe of black liner. For cheeks I used a warm pink blush and on the lips I used one of my favorite bright lipsticks from Bobbi Brown. It’s a very easy and quick look that would be suitable for the majority of skin tones. If you’re darker you may need some darker browns on the eyes but the shadows from MUG are very pigmented so they may work for you after all!
Time to share with you the products I’ve used up over the past few months! Empties videos are some of my favorites to watch on YouTube so I thought I’d try it out as a blog post. If you’ve used up something until you’re scraping the sides of the bottle, chances are you can give a pretty good review! Plus, who doesn’t love rummaging through someone else’s trash? (There’s the touch of sarcasm by the way. It’s rather hard to convey in writing.)
If you spend a fortune investing in quality makeup brushes it’s worthwhile to take good care of them. One essential is to wash brushes regularly, but another is to dry them properly. When the bristles of the brush are wet you want to lay the brush either flat or at an angle so water doesn’t drip into the ferrule (the metal bit between the bristles and the handle) of the brush. When water gets up there it can break down the glue holding the hairs in place and it can also rot wooden handles. Plenty of websites sell fancy stands and contraptions to hold brushes upside down to ensure that all water drips away from the ferrule and reduce drying time. However, if you don’t feel the need to invest in another gadget there’s a simple trick you can try to help your brushes dry properly!
I always love these sorts of “what’s in my makeup bag” type posts so I thought I would do a variation and show you my staples that always have a place in my makeup routine. These are the first products I reach for every time I do my makeup. I don’t always go for a full face and use everything shown here, but I’ll most often choose a subset of these items to perk up my skin and eyes. Along with each product I’ve given a mini-review as well 🙂