It's strange how lifestyle, friends and funnily enough work can influence how you wear your make-up. On a personal level I have certain staples like mascara, bronzer, and eyeliner that I could never substitute. Whereas, influences from friends, and co-workers have affected my somewhat safer choices to become a bit more daring. I shy away from colour, it's got no business on my face, except for the pop of pink on my cheeks, to make me look less vampire and more alive. So it's a surprise that all of a sudden pops of colour are taking my fancy. Those brights that make you shield your eyes, and wish you brought your sunglasses are taking on a new light. I want to be that confident girl walking down the street with the red lip and damn it I will! Hence, a long awaited make-up haul. That's right girlies, i've amassed a small but growing collection of reds, corals and pinks for my lips, and an array of essentials that I can't live with out.
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
It's a little bit thick, and not as demure as Loreal Telescopic, but it does give me those impossibly long and thick lush lashes that everyone wishes they had. Not bad Clinique, not bad at all.
Burberry Eye Definer - Midnight Brown
It's a little bit tough to get on, at least for someone that is squeamish with long pointed things near her eye, but it's heavenly packaging begs forgiveness.
NARS Eyeshadow Duo - Grand Palais
This lovely duo hasn't been used as much as I would like, but sometimes I just like to ogle at it's perfection. I like to think thats enough use for now.
MAC Paint Pot - Constructivist
Holy grail to all things smoky. It's almost as though MAC heard my plea for the perfect shade to construct a smoky eye with, they even named it as such!
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick - Muse
I took me a while to get the hang of this one, or to feel as though it looked remotely good on me. Nothing a good lip brush couldn't fix though!
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Dolce Vita
I use this everyday, it's the perfect my lips but so much better with a natural red tint. Snow White eat your heart out!
NARS Sheer Lipstick - Dolce Vita
Unlike it's matte lip pencil counter-part, this baby doesn't have a red hue, more a pinkish mauve tone which does wonders when paired with a neutral smoky eye.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour - Heart
Oh be still my beating heart, for I have found the perfect red lip. Safe to say i'm the one strutting my stuff with this godsend on my lips.
NARS Blush - Deep Throat
Quite possibly one of the best blushes i've ever used. It's that perfect flushed face rosy cheeked perfection. A definite keeper!
The Body Shop Perfume Oil - Amazonian Wild Lily
If there is ever a time you're on the run in need of a perfume, just run into the Body Shop. That is what I did, and i've never looked back.
I've been going crazy since my last haul, and still am. This is just a small look into what i've attained since my last haul. Be prepared for a big and juicy clothes haul!