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#LBTLIPSTICKCHALLENGE: Week 2
Goddamn. I know this was my stupid idea, but I’ve failed you guys. I mean, I have been wearing lipstick. But I’ve been wearing the same two lipsticks and waiting for them to fade and not reapplying them. The thing is, though, I never really go anywhere. I only have class twice a week and otherwise I don’t really care about getting all pretty for my work at the CD store. That being said, I started this challenge and I VOW TO DO BETTER.
Although I actually did do it the first week, or the first day, but only an ugly picture exists. I wore a Revlon Matte Balm in “Unapologetic,” which was really bright and hella coral, and looked wonderful. Then I got drunk and it somehow faded off and I didn’t reapply it. I suck.
MAC Faux - My favourite nude colour that gives me perfectly shaped Dick Sucking lips. Seriously, this is probably the most flattering colour I own. I haven’t worn it in a while, actually, so when I started wearing it again I was like, WHOA. Damn, me.
MAC Morning Rose - This is a limited edition colour from the Magnetic Nudes collection. I was pretty hesitant about buying it because I generally don’t like shimmer in lipsticks much, but there is it. I like it a fair amount because unlike Faux, this nude actually has some colour and really looks like lipstick. Also, it somehow feels really light on the lips.
Well, that has been my #lbtlpistickchallenge failure. Oh! I got NARS Volga for my birthday, so expect that coming up. I WANT TO BE GOOD, GUYS. I WANT TO BE GOOD FOR YOU.
OHHH KAY THIS I CAN GET BEHIND.
look how cute
Shortcuts To Looking Good
I finally have all of my makeup in one place. It’s lovely, because I can see my hobby all laid out. I started off with a stubby blush brush, and now I have two wonderful ones that do the job well. I like knowing what I’m doing (most of the time!) with makeup, but I find myself returning to a couple of shortcuts that are guaranteed to make me feel better about myself in a pinch. Experimentation can be fun, but if I’m feeling down - I need a quick way to get myself out of a bad mood. I have my default face for days where I feel like I need a reliable armor. It’s the makeup equivalent of my favourite dress, which keen-eyed readers will recognize.
Aren’t we all excited for the release of the new iPhone? Call me a materialist (which wouldn’t be off-base), but I’m looking forward to better blog photos.
Milani Liquid Liner - Okay, so it’s technically called “Eye Tech Perfection” but my eyes reject such heavy-handed language. Perfection is easier with this stuff than any other liner I’ve tried though. It lasts longer than the NYX and Sephora Collection equivalents and applies easier than most felt-tip liners on the market. Pen-style liners are shaped like writing implements, perfect for pressing down on a page, but considerably harder to draw a line on your bumpy face. If I’m having a particularly rough time with my liner, I apply it looking down into a mirror - this is my #1 tip for those who find cat-eyes difficult to draw, let alone master.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in ‘Sin’ - I’m hitting pan on the tiny rectangle in my Urban Ammo palette, so it may be time to re-purchase. I would say that this is my natural eyeshadow, but I think that the whole “put on makeup so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing any makeup!” idea is a big con. This just makes my eyelid look like my favourite beverage: champagne.
E.L.F. Bronzer in ‘Warm Bronze’ - Remember when I told you all to try bronzer as a blush? This is the bronzer that converted me to those kinds of shenanigans. It’s got two shades of brown, a lighter gold highlighter, and a rose-gold blush tone. I wear this whenever I want to look healthy - like one of those assholes who actually sleeps well. For a product that only costs four dollars, this is incredibly pigmented. It’s not matte, but the specks of glitter are finely milled so you won’t have a huge chunk of the stuff fall into your morning oatmeal. To use, I blend this upwards towards my temples with an angled blush brush.
What are your “Crap, I feel like shit so I need to make myself feel and look better immediately” products?
Sofie Appreciation Post
It’s Sofie’s birthday today! She’s turning 21, which is a pretty swaggy age. That’s just one of the many things that I love about Sofie - her vocabulary is the best. Here are some other things that I love about Sofie:
- She’s pretty damn funny.
- She’s pretty. Period.
- But she’s pretty in a “Fuck You” way - which is great.
- Her willingness to start a blog with me.
- Her aesthetic is terrific. She has great taste.
- Her style. I’ve never seen someone who looks so great in a crop top.
- Her lips. Seriously guys, Sofie has the nicest lip shape ever.
- Her politics.
- Her dorky love for Fiji Water - which I tease her endlessly about.
- Her work ethic. We may call ourselves lazy, but Sofie works two jobs and goes to J-School, and has a freelance career, and she has time to write stuff on here.
I often get some funny reactions when I let it slip that I met one of my best friends on the internet. We followed each other on Instagram, then Twitter, then started talking so much that we decided it would be crazy not to meet eventually. We thought of this blog and executed it before ever having met in person though - something that we’re incredibly proud of. I hope that your birthday is wonderful Sofie, and I wish that I could swing by to buy you a cider.
Would you guys be into that? Pssst, I’m wearing Revlon’s ‘Black Cherry’. It’s the darkest shade I’ve worn so far during this challenge.