I’m having a mid winter makeup melt down, nothing seems to be looking quite right on my skin. All my foundations are too dark or too drying and my blushes much too dull for my already dull winter skin. I think my makeup is in need of a bit of an over haul and I know that I need to let go of the products that are just on working for me any more instead of hording them away. I love makeup but I also really like to achieve the same kind of look every time I wear it. As I’m getting older all I want to look like is me, the best version of me of course. Here is the plan of action, to revert back to some classic favourites that I know work and to try some new products that are completely different than anything I already own.
Foundation: I really dislike all the ones I own, too drying, too orange, too dark, too life less. I have both super dry and super oily skin (yay!) so I need something that will work on my face that has a split personality. Enter Clinique Superbalanced foundation, I have used this in the past and I loved it. It balances out the oiliness and the dryness, which is exactly what I need. I’ll do my research and get colour matched to make sure I get the right shade as well.
Concealer: I actually really like the two concealers I’m currently using ,Rimmel Wake Me Up and Maybelline Fit Me, but I want one with some extra coverage for concealing those pesky spots. I can’t even remember how many Benefit Boi-ing concealers I went through when I was much younger but I do remember loving the product so I think I’ll give it another try.
Powder: I’ve never tried a translucent setting powder before and I think I need too. I’m trying to avoid making my dry skin look dryer so adding another layer with a powder foundation does not sound appealing anymore, instead I’m going to try the Makeup Forever HD Pressed Powder to setting my makeup.
Blush: I love blush it’s my favorite part of the whole makeup process, some (or everyone) might say I wear too much blush I say you can never wear too much. Right now I have bought myself into some kind of blush rut where all my blushes look the same. They are all a murky mid tone pink colour that is doing nothing for my dull winter skin. I want colour people and I also need them to be not too sparkly but not too matte. A Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is what I want, they have the high lighting effect of the Ambient Lighting Powders so they won’t be to dull. Also I really want to try the new Nars Matte Multiples, they have no glitter but they’re cream, the perfect combination for my combination skin.
Tools: Makeup sponges, either the Beauty Blender or the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I’ve never tried either and I’m hoping their might help with my makeup application issues.