I looked in the mirror the other day when I had Topshop All About Me on, one of my all time favourite bright lipsticks, and I looked so old! Almost like I looked like I was trying to hard. Almost like I was trying to be someone else. It's funny how a colour that used me make me feel so confident and like it summed up my personality, as comprehensively as a lipstick could, can suddenly feel so strange. Natural is the way forward. And by natural I mean I keep forgetting to put on mascara and ignoring the statement blush look that I still love so much but definitely can't be described as looking natural. I don't feel like myself without a heavy dusting it across my cheeks. And sure sometimes I definitely go overboard. But I still like it.
|Could I look any more vacant? Ignore the creased under eye concealer, I think I've finally fallen out of love with the Collection Lasting Perfection. But this really is the best of a bad bunch of pictures!|
My one and only blush of the last month or so has been the Universal Blush from So Susan*. They very kindly sent me a box of their products to try and when I opened the blush I really didn't think I would like it. I fell into the trap of judging a product by its packaging. While it's compact, pretty sturdy and easy to see the colour, there's something about it that looks a little cheap? Packaging aside though, the actual blush is crazy pigmented, ridiculously easy to blend & the colour gives me the perfect neutral pink flush that I've been craving.
When coloured lips call my name, it's always Dior Dormeuse* that I reach for. Every time. I didn't think that a £20 gloss could really be that much better than a £5 gloss. In many respects it's not, but there is something about it that really is. Maybe it's the fancy packaging. Maybe it's the brush applicator. Or maybe it's just because it's Dior. Sometimes I'm incredibly shallow. But it's a bloody nice lipgloss. More pigmented than I imagined, not sticky and almost... dare I say it... it's almost moisturising. I've never found that quality in a lip product that's not a balm before!
Are you a brights or a neutral lover?
If you're rocking the bright lipsticks this summer I'm almost inexplicably envious!
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