It's been a whirlwind six weeks since I last opened Squarespace to blog. In the midst of it all, there's been a few additions and replacements within my make up bag. Even withstanding the unexpected heat that's graced the UK the past weeks. Not complaining.
I saw through the last drops of my long-lasting base and caved in to the infamous NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser. I wasn't unhappy with the former but the colour did seem to oxidise and turn a little darker over time. The shade Finland is my perfect match; paired with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (in Chantilly), both of which have creamy formulas that sit well with each other on the skin. A lightweight, my-skin-but-more-radiant base that I've come to covet.
I'm also still obsessed with the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Gel-Cream I purchased and repurchased since last summer. I wear it every day, but on days when I don't want to wear any foundation, this smoothes over the complexion, with just a little concealer required.
When it comes to eyes, it's been all about filled in brows, a slick of mascara and rarely an eyeliner in sight. The HD Brows Foxy palette remains in my arsenal, however I swapped my very loved (tatty) Eyeko lash curlers for NARS lash curlers, and they pip them ten times over. From the superficial: the matte black finish, to the result: curled without dents and pinching. Followed by Benefit Rollerlash for a fluttery finish.
And lips. I'm still all about the red lip. I've trialled a lot of lip liners, however my current fave for on-point pillarbox red is No7 Precision Lips Pencil in Red and Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva for formula and longevity.
Since it's purchase, MAC's Lady Danger is my shade of choice most mornings. Some people feel naked without eye liner, I feel almost that way sans Lady Danger. The transformative powers of a bold lip are real.
What are the S/S staples of your make up bag?