I love make-up. It’s not something that I wear because I think it makes me look better. I wear it because I enjoy it. It’s relaxing to apply (as curling my hair used to be when it was shorter) and it’s a way for me to express myself day-to-day. I’ve been wanting to talk about make-up more on the blog because it’s one of my hobbies. Don’t worry, I don’t plan to turn into a beauty blogger! I don’t think I have that much to say on the topic, but I thought I’d include more beauty-related posts from time to time. I thought I’d start out today with my newest MAC purchases.
I have pink cheeks so I tend to avoid looks that focus on the cheeks but there is a look that I loved so I went in to see my make-up artist. Whenever I have a question or I’m looking for a certain color/look but don’t know what I need, I always go to Miranda. She’s a fantastic make-up artist who is always so supportive and encouraging (whenever I stop in she always asks how my book is coming) and is always able to find what I’m looking for. She set me up with Rio (top) and Cubic (bottom), two fantastic blushes that I absolutely love. I especially love Cubic and never would have thought to look at a blush like that, but it’s absolutely beautiful. I haven’t done this look that much on my own yet because in order for it to work, you need to start with a flawless base. I think it will be perfect during late fall and winter, when I don’t mind wearing more make-up. Right now, I’m keeping foundation and concealer light.
These I have been using more often since I got them. I saw See Sheer (bottom) in a video and loved it. I thought it would be the perfect color for me and it is. I like a bold lip but I don’t feel comfortable wearing one every day, mostly because of work. See Sheer gives me a nice pop of color in a more natural way and I wear this all of the time. I love it! While looking for swatches of See Sheer online, I found swatches of Angel (top). I tend to stay away from nudes and light pinks because they tend to wash me out, but this one actually works. It’s the perfect natural pink and now it’s one of the two lipsticks that I go for if I don’t want to think about what I’m putting on.
What beauty products have you purchased recently?