You know what I love doing? Fun lips. I don’t wear them around, but they’re wonderufl to do when I want to play with makeup but I’m too tired to do an eye look!
(Want to know a secret? I hate doing eye looks/full faces because of removal. Yes… I really am that lazy.)
So anyhow, here are some purple lips! The photos are, unfortunately, from that awkward phase a couple months back when I had a really shitty lightbulb.
If you’re interested in the colour, it’s just MAC Grape liner over concealer (TimeBalm, Lighter Than Light). Before we get started, here’s what the tissue I used to wipe off the look ended up looking like: (Grape is very pigmented and very true to shade!)
(Sorry for the yellow lighting – these are old photos from the ugly-lightbulb days.)
Product: MAC’s 217 blending brush
What I use it for: Uh, this one’s a no-brainer: I use this super-hyped brush for blending shadows!Loves: What you notice right off the bat once you pick this baby up is that it’s incredibly soft – like, OHMYGOD I’M ON ECSTASY soft. Even for my super-sensitive skin, it feels like a dream!! And it blends like a dream too. It’s the perfect size for buffing out those hard edges, no matter if you’re a beginner or a pro. This one’s talked about all the time for a reason!
Dislikes: None! I honestly have NO complaints about this brush. It’s super soft, blends well, weighted perfectly, and its white bristles let you know when there’s colour on it, so you don’t accidentally blend something into that work of art that is your eyelids.
If you don’t “blend”: that’s still okay. I know some ladies just like a sheer wash of colour, and this would do that well, too! I say this only because it’s SO soft – even if you’re using a $5 eyeshadow, it’ll definitely feel luxe going on. (And hey! No harsh lines!) We can all use a little glam in the mornings, weather it takes thirty seconds, or half an hour!The Verdict? I don’t care how old you are, or how skilled you are. This is a must-buy, no matter what! Though blending is a skill, it definitely helps to have the right tools – and this definitely is the right tool. It’s worth it’s $22.50USD price tag over and over again! I’m tempted to buy another one, just because I use it so often.
I left this morning at 1AM – damn Air Canada rescheduled my flight to an ungodly hour and added an extra stop. I’ll get into Rivière-du-Loup, QC, around noon… enter isolation, with no computer, no phone, and no food!
Just kidding – I’ll have limited computer access, a phone, and food. However, I’ll probably also be the only Asian person in the entire freaking town. Whee, fun. I wonder how many people will ask me if I can speak Chinese before I snap. Bets, anyone? I’m calling $10 on eight people.
Anyhow, I have posts scheduled right until I get back on the thirteenth of August – over a month from now! Comment moderation will be turned off, with verification on, and I probably won’t have time to reply to all of them. But I promise – I’ll still be reading them all :) If there are any questions that you’d usually ask in the comments, don’t be a stranger! Just send me an email and I promise to get back to it as soon as I humanly can.
Seriously though, guys. How kickass am I? Honestly. There are at least four posts each week and I’m not even there. They’re all pre-written, just like this one. If I didn’t post this, I bet 90% of you wouldn’t even notice.
God, technology is fantastic. Confusing and frustrating, yes, but also fantastic.
I’ll miss you guys!!
(Not including brushes, skincare, haircare, etc.)
The MALM contains my everyday stuff – it’s essentially my huge-ass vanity :P