In the first part I revealed my toxic makeup that I’ve had for many years, but don’t necessarily slather it on daily or even occasionally. But these are the ones I reach for when I want to feel extra pretty of some sort.
As I mentioned before, I’ve been mostly foundation-free since December when my bareMinerals Matte Foundation (bismuth-free) came to its end. So after that the only alternative to looking decent has been these two: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 in Alaska and L’Occitane Sublime BB Cream SPF30 in Medium that I won at a Glossybox Facebook giveaway.
Both of these don’t have the best ingredient list I can tell you. Some of it is good, like flower extracts and oils that are at least in the middle of the ingredients list in L’Occitane’s BB cream, while Nars has put potent Algae Extract and Turmeric last.
Whether I’m more into powders or liquids is hard to say, because I feel at my best without any color on my face. I rather show the world my aggravated pimples than to try to hide it, honestly.
I was born with very very thin skin under my eyes. Which in turn, if I ever showed up to school wearing no makeup friends and guys would come up to me asking if I’ve been beaten or if everything’s alright with me.
I’ve tested them all, high-end to drugstore, they do make me presentable but none has really made the difference I’m looking for.
Until now actually. It’s not a huge difference, but since starting to eat cleaner, which in turn fixed my insomnia and other issues, my dark under eye circles has in fact become somewhat lighter. I still though, feel the need to always use concealer if I’m going out. Hell, I’ll even wear it if I’m just sitting at home doing nothing! Because if I cross a mirror I want to look awake for myself.
But with them being a hue lighter I feel like any concealer will do nowadays – and this is huge!
Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 25 was bought in the rush when my current concealer at the time got used up and I couldn’t stand walking around without one. It was cheap and a match. But yeah, I wished I would have at least looked at the Une counter haha ’cause this one isn’t clean at all, has parabens and other things to avoid. The only good thing is Chamomile extract, but I’m happy I don’t use it anywhere else than to brighten my eyes. I stopped using concealers on pimples because I got so many of them that I was practically using concealer as a foundation. It just felt heavy and not breathable in the end.
Currently using various of different sample mascaras. My mom knows who works at the counter of Åhléns and she always gives us samples.
The funny thing with lips is that I got into lipsticks at an very early age. While other girls were into their sheer lip glosses and so on I was coming to school in full color, sometimes even in bright firetruck red! Oh and I still got that lipstick somewhere. You can kind of say that I skipped the lip gloss-period all together. People thought I was a bit different, but I couldn’t see the deal with sticky lips that the hair would always get caught in haha so freaking annoying.
Now I’ve evolved and use only lip liners that I paint all over the lips. And my guilty pleasures are: Make Up Store in The Perfect Pink and Russian.
I’m not as experimental as I was in my teens so The Perfect Pink is the one I wear almost daily, sometimes I blend with Russian to make it a deeper pink. Unfortunately, these wands are not the cleanest things either, having some of the more nastier things than the above I think.
There will probably always be one thing that will be the last thing to be parted with, and in my case it will be to find a perfect dupe to TPP. It is really The Perfect Pink.
But with so many natural lipsticks and colors out there I’m not in any way anxious that I will not find a perfect match.
I do also use a lipstick which I’m not just going to throw away, because I bought like four of them. Yes, freaking four, you read that right. It’s not pictured, but it is the MAC Limited Edition Viva Glam by Cindi Lauper. When it came out I was like, “This is so my color!” It sold out pretty quickly, so I bought a bulk so I’ll forever have this color.
It doesn’t have the best ingredient list, but better than the lip liners I’ve gone to.
I stopped wearing blush a year ago, I kind of gave it up.
When you have acne and red scarring all over your cheeks it just adds to it you know. So I came to my senses and just quit it.
Now my face is looking overall better so I’m happy to be exploring the natural ways of blush and sculpt!
If you are interested in what blushes I use/ed I did a post on it two years ago, 3 Shades of Peach.