… This is it!
Over the last few months I’ve gone through a bit of a beauty overhaul. It started with a dramatic haircut (always a good catalyst for change) and moved through statement brows, a new piercing and a vague attempt at contouring until it finally settled on what I like to call the ‘Daytime Kylie Jenner’.
I’ve been wearing Mac’s ‘Brave’ lipstick on a loop, breaking only for the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg when I want something brighter. As a longtime fan of statement red, pinky/nude lips are a joy to create – no smudging, no bleeding, no transferring onto the collar of a crisp white shirt. I am converted.
The hair is a bit of a revelation, too – this is the first cut I’ve ever had that requires no heat styling. I wash and condition with L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology (a game changer for fine hair), scrunch some Toni & Guy Wave Memoriser through it and let it dry naturally. If you have fine hair (and not much of it), you’ll know that this is a Big. Deal.
I’ve also discovered my Holy Grail in Illamasqua’s Eyebrow Cake. I use the shade ‘Thunder’ to boost my pathetic natural brows, giving them shape and definition. For cheeks, I’ve ditched my usual cream blush and turned to powder – something I haven’t used in years. But I love the Sleek Cheek Palette in Pink Lemonade, especially the pinker shade which looks great with nude lips.
Now that my hair’s so easy, I’m investing more time in my makeup and being a little bit braver. The red lips/cat eye liner had become standard for me, so trying more neutral shades is actually quite a challenge… I’m so used to the BAM! of my usual look. But I’m getting there, and I think this softer look will be perfect for the lighter, brighter days of summer.
What’s in your makeup bag at the moment?