Today's post is a bit of a mish-mash - think part haul, part "Makeup Lately." I know I just recently posted a Beauty Haul, but I was able to go shopping with my sister last weekend for the first time in almost two months, so a few other beauty bits have fallen into my possession. My new things have been working incredibly well together and with a few of my commonly-used bits, so I've been slapping them on just about every morning before work (I'm slowly but surely getting over the weirdness of wearing makeup while working and getting very messy in a lab).
The first thing I picked up was the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. Now if you've happened upon this blog before, you'll know I'm quite fond of lightweight and sheer bases, so this one might seem like a weird pick. I just haven't been able to get it out of my head though after seeing it in so many Jaclyn Hill and NikkieTutorials videos. I got the shade 115 (or R230, I don't know which is the old system of naming and which is new), which I believe is the lightest shade. I really like that it's in a stick form, as it's so easy to swipe on and blend out. I'm able to give myself a really natural coverage because I only stripe on a small amount on and around my nose, forehead, and chin and blend it way out. It gives a really natural skinlike finish, and I like that it lets the glow I've got from my moisturizer shine through.
I've still been using my usual combo of the Glossier Boy Brow in Brown (I'm desperate for a new one though, I'm stalking the website until they restock) and the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown. And for eyes I've been using another new addition - the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette, which is a thing of beauty. I tried convincing myself I didn't need this for the longest time (as I have the original Tartelette palette), but as soon as I saw it in person when my sister got it for Christmas I knew I needed it. It's got warmer tones than the original, which I really like despite having cool-toned skin. I've really been loving it so far, and you can expect a full review in the next week or two. My most used shades so far have been Smarty Pants and Firecracker, the second and third shades in the second row. Mascara has still been my favorite Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara (although I'm pretty sure I need to crack open my backup tube very soon).
The lab I work in is usually super cold, and I have this weird thing where my face goes bright red when I'm cold, so I haven't been wearing any blush or bronzer or anything. It'll just make me look even worse. I have, however, still been going for a bit of glow - I just have to. I've fallen back in love with the rms beauty Living Luminizer - it's just stunning. It's a really natural-looking highlight, as in there's no glitter, but it still gives quite the intense sheen. I'm obsessed.
The last bit I picked up on my shopping trip with my sister was the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Nude Pop. As you saw in Saturday's post, I've been loving a nude lip lately, and this new addition is no exception. It's just the perfect pinky nude shade, and I've found it looks amazing when applied over the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk.
What products have you been loving lately?