I bought things. Some fun things. And I'm gonna show these things to you now. Okay. GO!
|Benefit - They're Real! Mascara Mini ($10)|
|Lorac - POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder (~$32)|
My verdict? I really like it. Lately, I've just been wearing powder by itself (with sunscreen and acne medication underneath). For a long time I used to wear tinted moisturizer by itself, but my skincare routine has changed in such a way that the tinted moisturizer wasn't working out anymore. Some of the medication that my dermatologist prescribed seriously did not like to be on my face with any sort of tinted moisturizer, so I switched to powder. The Smashbox powder gave me a decent amount of coverage while not looking very heavy. My new Lorac powder gives quite a bit more coverage while still not making me look like I'm wearing a ton of makeup.
|Shade PF2 - Light|
The only negative thing I can think of is that this powder did not come with a powder puff, nor can you store one inside the compact. At least not while it is completely new. :-/ I have powder puffs and brushes that I can use to apply this, but it isn't convenient to tote around for quick touch-ups. For now I am leaving this one at home, and I have my almost empty Smashbox powder in my purse for emergencies.
|Lorac - Color Me Couture Palette ($37)|
How pretty is this?! This is probably why five fairly small pans of eye shadow cost $37, but isn't it nice to look at?
Unfortunately my photography skills aren't that great, so it is difficult to see the colors. The first shade is a shimmering creamy pearl, then a shimmering gold pearl, a shimmering bronze pearl, a shimmering olive green with gold pearl, and the last one is a shimmering black with gold pearl.
The black color is the whole reason I bought this palette. When I used the Stila palette that I keep referring to, there was a black shadow that had a very pretty purple shimmer in it. I used it to make a smoky eye, which I haven't really ever done, and I loved it. Then I saw this black with the gold shimmer and had to have it.
I have only used it a couple of times, and so far I really like it. Lorac eye shadows are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. This will last me forever. :) Worth every penny.
|China Glaze - Rare & Radiant, No Plain Jane, and Thataway|
Again, my photographs are LAME. Not only am I not an awesome photographer, but I took these photos at night. STUPID. I edited the best I could to show the colors better.
|Finger Paints - Fall of Suprises!, Sephora by OPI -- Traffic-Stopper Copper, |
Orly - Androgynie
I should be getting a small army of nail polishes in the mail from Zoya soon. Boy howdy have I been impatiently waiting for those! I'll share them as soon as I get the chance!
Thanks for reading this random post about things I bought for myself. :)