I've had a long break from blogging for no reason so I don't have any explanation but I'm just going to jump back into it as if nothing ever happened. I'm still alive and I still wear makeup. I thought I would share some recent favorites with you all because why the heck not?
I'm once again really into piling loads of things onto my cheeks. I'm talking contour, bronzer, blush, highlighter... the whole situation. And one of my new favorite things to create that kind of cheek situation is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit, which has three powders (I would say one is an all-over powder and the two others are highlights), two blushers and one bronzer. It is absolutely beautiful and I use every single powder in there which means it's really worth splurging on. Although granted I got it for Christmas so who am I to say that... I have also particularly been loving the theBalm Mary Lou Manizer highlighter recently. I've written about this before but it's just the best. It works really well on super pale skin. I went to Sephora recently and bought the Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer to replace my old bronzer which smashed *sad face* because I had heard it's really pretty on paler skintones and it really is. It's buildable but it's not too pigmented so if you like a natural look then this one is for you (providing you're fairly pale).
Another thing I bought on that trip to Sephora is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. A lot of people say this is good but not necessary but as someone who wears mascara on their bottom lashes most days I would say it's 100% worth getting if you do too. It just looks so much better and it doesn't smudge. I've also been liking the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Pencil in Grace K because the color goes well with my blonde hair and it's really quick and easy to use. It also doesn't smudge in the gym and it comes with a nice brush on one end and a powder highlight which I occasionally use (if I remember). The final product is an oldie that I have gone back to and it's a NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cordura. Both shades have a golden shimmer running through and blend really beautifully. I like to wear the darker shades along my upper lashline over a gel liner to soften it.
What makeup have you been loving recently?