I still have a billion photos to edit from my vacation in California and our trip to King Richard's Faire, but for now, a quick beauty post! Since people often inquire about my beauty essentials, here is my current line-up of cosmetics that I always keep in my purse:
- Hard Candy Welcome Matte - Mattifying Translucent Pressed Powder
I actually got this powder on a whim, since I needed something to set my makeup on the go (especially since some BB creams leave a bit of a dewy finish).
- eos Smooth Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet
At any given time, I always carry at least a couple tubes of lip balms with me. I usually use Nivea tinted lipbalm (in A Kiss of Cherry), but the consistency and flavor of this eos lipbalm is perfect for providing a bit of ice cream-flavored moisture throughout the day. Also, the round packaging reminds me of a Weeble, so that's totes cute or whatever.
- e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit
Real talk: I didn't really get in the habit of filling in my eyebrows until within the last year or so, despite the fact that I've regularly plucked and shaped my eyebrows since middle school. This affordable little kit is easy to use and provides great definition. (Side note: On the days when I'm a bit lazier with my makeup, I can just hide my stupidly sparse eyebrows under my bangs. Beauty tips! Lethargy!)
- Tokyomilk Conditioning Lip Balm in Clove Cigarette
Remember back in high school, how there was always that older, cooler kid who would never, ever be friends with you? This smells like that kid.
- Wet N Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Ultra Black
For conventions, special occasions, and photoshoots, I usually use L'Oreal gel eyeliner, which can feel a bit heavy on hot days (hiss!) and tired eyes (boo!). For daily wear, this Wet N Wild eyeliner is light and virtually budge-proof and I've quickly mastered how to apply my thick cat-eyed liner within a fraction of the time it usually takes for me to create the same effect with my gel liner. Plus, it's impervious to sweat (ew), rainstorms (yay), and hysterical One Direction crying fits. Truly, the perfect eyeliner for a quarter-life crisis.
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam
In conjunction with my compulsion to equip myself with a handful of lip balms, I always carry a red lip product in my purse as well (usually Revlon Lip Butter in "Candy Apple," Revlon ColorStay in "Ripened Red," or MAC Cosmetics "Wonder Woman"). I actually just purchased this NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream a couple weeks ago in LA, after seeing Darshana's review of the product and it's just lovely. I love the color/stain and texture of this product, and I've been wearing it almost everyday since I've returned to the East Coast.
- Holika Holika Clearing Petit BB Cream
This BB cream does wonders for my weird combination skin - it moisturizes, provides medium coverage, and protects my pale complexion from the sun (goth2death). Plus, there are cats on the packaging, so obviously.