July 30, 2011
I am liking the gloss too. I wasn't so sure at first as it is orange. There were more pinky/plum tones but I have so many pinks that I thought I would try the orange - for $3 I would chance it.
To my amazement, I was liking it. It looked fairly decent on me. It's a great colour for summer. So now it has been floating around in my purse with my other fav glosses I wear everyday. There is usually 3 floating around in there LOL
< the swatch doesn't do the gloss justice LOL I suck at swatches, anyhow, I have some pigment to my lips so the colour is more a peachy golden sheen.
July 20, 2011
I know I have been MIA lately but OMG I have lost my will to blog! I am so over this heat wave! Just walking outside is like a kick in the face. LOL. It is really hot here in the Great White North. Tres chaud! Today it has reached 34°C (93°F) which feels like 46°C (115°F) with the humidex. That is just insane!!! If I doubted global warming before I certainly do not now!
Anyhoooo , what have I been wearing on my face in this ridiculous heat wave? What are my summertime go to makeup items?
Well first, a moisturizer with a lot of SPF. I have been using Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer (SPF30). This is a great moisturizer; I like the reflective quality it has in it. It makes your face kind of glow. If I am really lazy, which I have been lately, I will just use Origins VitaZing (SPF 15). You kill 2 birds with one stone; moisturizer and light coverage. The VitaZing is dark enough on me to provide a light coverage. I don’t know if this would be good for people with really fair skin. You might get orange face :O
If I am wearing foundation, I am going to work, otherwise I do not bother. I know it will just melt off in this ridiculous heat. So I have been wearing my MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Medium over the VitaZing. Then I apply some of the E.L.F. Contouring Blush and Bronzer duo, a little MAC Painterly Paint Pot on the lids and then I use the bronzing shade of the E.L.F. duo as a crease colour. I tell you, I am lazy when it is this hot!
I can’t go anywhere without some waterproof liner (L’Oreal’s Infallible). Nothing major just enough to make me look like I have some fuller lashes, just a bit on the outer edge of my top lash.
Yesterday, I grabbed some waterproof mascara - Cover Girl Lashblast. I really wanted the L’Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara but it was severely overpriced at the store I was at. I needed the waterproof mascara really bad. In this heat, there is a lot of ‘facial perspiring’ going on, dripping in my eyes. Enough said. It is so gross LOL! I hate being this hot. Since I have only used this for one day, I cannot tell you how well it comes off. I do like the coverage. LashBlast used to be my favourite mascara but now I’m a L’Oreal Voluminous girl but I am not so much of a hardcore fan that I will pay a ridiculous price for mascara. The L’Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara was $14.99. LashBlast was on sale for $6.99. Yeah I know- easy decision, Right?
For my lips, I have been using my Smoothlips lip balm lately as it seems to be the only lip product I own with SPF in it. Then whatever lip gloss I grabbed that morning or is floating around at the bottom of my purse goes on top of the balm.
|My Lazy Summer Face|
If anyone has tips on how to keep makeup on your face during impossible heat and humidity, please let me know. Now I must go crawl back in front of the A/C…..