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Ah, yes, WordPress, we meet again. After over a year of being MIA and – let’s be honest here – not even a single measly attempt at a post, I am back here now, typing away on my keyboard in my plaid jammies. So much for those resolutions I wrote back in 2014, lol…
BUT I am hoping to get back on the bandwagon, and for good this time around! To be honest, getting back into blogging has been on my mind a lot the past few months, and after spending hours upon hours perusing other beauty blogs and having Youtube marathons (yes you read that right, marathons), I decided that it was time that I started doing something as well!
Now, I’m not going to go all out like I did last year, taking photos of all my make-up and outfits, etc. etc. At least, that is not my intention right now. The reason for this is because I am currently in grad school doing transplant research, so as you can probablyyy imagine, my time is quite limited and there is no such thing as a schedule (ie. if an experiment goes wrong, your evening plans are no longer existent, ha 😭). However, I do want to post up pics of my make-up once a week to serve as some sort of inspiration for you poor souls reading my blog, listing all the products that I used at the end. I feel like that is a fair and manageable start, since editing photos that I take on my DSLR takes sewwww long (doesn’t help that I am a major perfectionist, either!).
So if I haven’t lost you yet, thank you! Gives me a glimmer of hope that my posts won’t make people simultaneously flip to their Facebook tab, haha (*guilty*). Without further ado then, here are some pics of a look I did last week. It was the first day of spring and, yes, of all the looks I decided to do, I went with one that encompasses the vampire that I have turned into this past winter. I put on a dark red/burgundy lip and paired it with a simple black smokey eye.
And before you start saying “omgg but that’s sooo November” – yes, I do realize that this look is about 5 months late LOL, but hey, I dance to my own beat mm’kay?
P.S. – Pardon the little photoshoot pics I added below. I found a window right by my kitchen that brings in the most amazing light, and so I thought I would experiment for a bit. I loved how well my lip colour stood out! Oh, and c/o @myhand 💁
Moisturizer: L’Oreal Ideal Moisture Dry and Sensitive Day Cream
Amazing Cosmetics Line Smoother + Primer
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in ‘Fjii’
Concealers: L’Oreal VisibleLift in ‘Medium’ and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in ‘NW20′
MAC Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder
Smashbox Contour Trio + NYX eyeshadow in ‘Over the Taupe’ to slightly deepen the contour
Smashbox ‘Flush’ blush from their Master Class Palette III
MAC ‘Soft and Gentle’ Mineralize Skinfinish
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in ‘Taupe’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Smashbox Master Class Palette III eyeshadow in ‘Vanilla’ to set the primer
NYX eyeshadow in ‘Over the Taupe’ in the crease and bottom lashline
Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow in ‘Blackheart’ on bottom lashline
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in ‘Onyx’ to tightline and line bottom lashline
Sephora Rio Nights Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in ‘Black’
Ardell Demi Wispies
Benefit Roller Lash mascara
MAC ‘Burgundy’ lipliner + MAC ‘Diva’