So, in keeping with my "well-spaced, necessity-based" shopping model, yesterday was makeup day. My buying habits in this particular category are ever-evolving, and every shopping trip I seem to buy something different. I've tried MAC to Sephora, Chanel to Wet 'n Wild (don't judge), and everything in between.
Thoughts? I kid.
Where did I settle this time? Well, let's get some background here. This time of year (and life) is particularly hard on my skin.
- Early work mornings are bad for under-eye circles (as are fun, late nights)
- Not tan, but not pale
- Skin is still reeling from all of this summer's sun exposure (and a few solid sunburns)
- Working out every day leaves me feeling great, but my skin feeling blah
So, in total, I needed something to even, brighten and give me a spot of color, while not drying out or oiling up my skin. And here is what I landed on...
The Basics: Garnier Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller, Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse, Maybelline Define-A-Line Eye Liner, Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara, and Maybelline FIT Me Blush
How am I liking my purchases? Try loving. The BB Cream seemed to even my skin tone in one application, and the Liquid Mouse is light enough to leave my skin looking natural, but polished. My old blush was too dark, but this light shade of Fit Me is just what I need to score an extra hint of color without leaving me looking embarassed. Define-A-Line gives the perfect line, while the smoothing tip easily erases any miscues, and the Falsies.. well, va-va-voom.
All-in-all, a great haul, and with some lovely discounts I shelled out less than $50. Now this stuff better last me...