My most recent trip to M.A.C. was a very successful one. And by succesful I mean that I walked in for a concealer, and walked out with a bunch of other things. At this point, I have stopped expecting sticking to my shopping list when it comes to makeup. Or skincare. Or shoes. But that’s besides the point.
The concealer I ended up getting is the Studio Finish Concealer Duo. The shade I got is NW20/NC25. The duo includes a salmony shade, to cancel out the eternal purply blue shadow under my eyes, as well as a yellow toned shade to correct redness and blemishes. Melissa, the makeup artist I work with when I got to M.A.C. applied it using a duo fiber brush (N. 286), and I absolutely adored the finish. I didn’t end up buying the brush, but started applying my concealer with the Real Techniques domed shadow brush in the same fashion.
My unexpected purchases are fun ones : lipsticks! I bought two matte lipsticks, in the shade “Mehr” and “Velvet Teddy”. And before you guys stare at your computer screen horror, yes I am aware that my not owning “Velvet Teddy” until now was a crime to nude lips everywhere. I also purchased a Cremestick Liner in the shape “Pink Treat”, that I use with both lipstick shades. I had always applied my lipliner before my lipstick, because that’s what you’re supposed to do right? Wrong. For the perfect pouty lip, line your lips after applying your lipstick: you’ll immediately see what the final result will be. This technique also makes over drawing your lips à la Kylie Jenner a lot easier, while significantly reducing your chances of ending up looking like a clown.
What have been your recent impulsive makeup purchases? What nude lipstick should I look into next?