Oh hai, Happy New Year!
I've been extremely quiet of late, I know. I have PLENTY to write about but I've been extremely busy (in my mind) that I just haven't got around to write much.
So here, a fluff-entry just to tell you that I'm still me, still alive.. Just not very present.
My current makeup bag is a clear plastic case from The Body Shop that I bought during a two-hour transit in Kuching International Airport a few months ago.
Random note; The Body Shop in KIA is cheaper than anywhere else in Malaysia because apparently they stock directly from the UK instead of Singapore like the rest of The Body Shop in the country.
I do love this makeup case. It fits the purpose and I could see all the junk that I have in it! Of course, if I'm being totally honest, I settled for this bag because I am covetting for Anya Hindmarch's In-flight Case but I simply couldn't justify the crazy price. hihihi
Starting off with the face, I've recently started using primers. Mostly because I'll be doing my own makeup on my wedding so I'd like to know if primers would extend the longevity of what I have on my face. I've been trying out the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and I don't have much to say about it. I don't even know if it actually make my makeup lasts longer. hahaha! What I can tell though, it feels like nothing on. Very light, very comfortable.
I have my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua on rotation. Not my fave, not a perfect colour match, doesn't feel great on my dry skin, but it's 'spensive so I better use it up! Hahahha!
I love the packaging though, very travel friendly.
I have two concealers with me because I love them both equally and they're both on their last legs! hihi! The Naked Skin concealer is probably lighter in consistency than Nars Radiant Creamy concealer but they both give excellent coverage.
Then I have my Bourjois Healthy Balance powder, which I don't often use but is definitely one of my faves.
For contour, I can't be without my Nars Contour Blush in Paloma and though I mostly use Oasis as blush, I also have Roman Holiday for option. Plus it's tiny.
When it comes to eyes, it does seem a little crazy. Mostly because I tend to just chuck things in and forget about it.
I have a MAC Paint Pot in Layin' Low which I LOVE. The colour is perfect for me and it feels lighter as a base than Urban Decay's Primer Potion. My best buy from Mitsui Outlet a while back. (I'm not particularly well-conversed in MAC products so I don't know how cheaper it is than in MAC stores.)
Then I have Nars And God Created The Woman palette because that is my love, right there. Everything that I need is in that palette.
I also have By Terry's Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock, and a bunch of Laura Mercier's Caviar Stick Eye Colour. Despite the gap in price, I don't really think By Terry is better. Both products stayed well on my lids and they both speeds things up for me when I overslept and need to get ready pronto. hihi
As for liners, I trust in Kat Von D if I'm feeling a cat-flick. But for lazy times, Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on Pencils are still my fave.
I have a couple of Marc Jacob's Highliner there, that I bought in the gift set during the holiday season but I don't love it. I even hate it for tightlining. It's okay for lining the lids but whenever I line my waterline, it always always transfers on my contacts! I mean, what the heck!!
For my eyebrows, I have Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil (still prefer the Brow Wiz) and Nyx tinted Brow Gel.
Surprisingly I only have three lip products in my makeup bag; Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, Bourjois Velvet Rouge Edition in Plum Plum Girl that my super awesome supervisor bought me last month and Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited in MPK376. Would prefer an actual name than numbers in a product but that's not important. hehe
Two lip liners; Maybelline Color Show Crayon Khol in Magic Magenta and Nyx in SPL 817, Hot Red.
Then I have my "emergency red lips" in the form of Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 250 Standout.
My favourite plum/purple-y tones at the moment; Nars' Damned and Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5. Gorgeous colours, if I may say so myself!
I also have a neutral one in Double Dare. I kinda want more colours from this line because they feel great on my lips and stayed really well.
Oh! Then I have a limited edition DKNY gloss in Empire Red that was gifted to me.. a little over a year ago! Oops. Does this mean I should throw it out?
Okay, that's all the makeup I have in my travel bag(s)!
I am currently in JHB and flying home in a little while so I should pack this up and start getting ready.
Hope you're all well and have a good 2016!