Makeup Lately #9

I was looking back through my archive of posts recently, and I realized I haven't written a "Makeup Lately" post for almost a whole year. My makeup look probably hasn't strayed too far over the course of the past 10 or so months, but since I'm using probably all new products, I figured it was a worthwhile update.

I've been starting my makeup each morning with the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. This is probably my favorite base product of all time, and I always find myself going back to it. I like to doodle it all over my face and blend it in with a beauty blender. For concealer, I've fallen head over heels for the new Milk Makeup Flex Concealer. This reminds me a lot of the Glossier Stretch Concealer, in that it doesn't cake up or dry out on my skin, but it gives a little bit more coverage. I especially love it for under my eyes.

For brows I haven't yet strayed from my trusty Glossier Boy Brow in Brown - most days, I'll only use this, but sometimes I'll add a bit more definition with the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe. It's a really good dupe for the ABH Brow Wiz in my opinion. I'm pretty averse to having to use brushes on a day to day basis, so I always stick to cream eyeshadows. I've recently found a hidden gem in the Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow in Praline (730) - it's the perfect "am I wearing a color on my eyelids or are they just looking mighty dewy today?" kind of shade. It has the perfect amount of sheen and no chunky glitter or shimmer, and it stays put all day on me without a primer. I really need to go check out the other shades, because this formula is a definite hit.

When I want something a little deeper, I've been using the Burberry Eye Colour Contour Smoke & Sculpt Pen in Rosewood. It looks just like my beloved Burberry powder eyeshadow (also in Rosewood), but with the ease of a cream eyeshadow stick. This is a super lovely formula as well - it blends easily and sets rather quickly. It does crease a teeny bit on me without a primer, but any creasing blends right back out with a quick pat with my fingers. I forgot to put my mascara in the photo, but I've taken a quick break from my beloved Wander Beauty mascara to test out the new L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. I've been LOVING this. I got the regular version, when normally I always go waterproof for drugstore mascaras, but this doesn't smudge at all throughout the day. It also holds the curl in my lashes really well. It can get clumpy if you layer too much on, but I love the effect of just one coat, so it hasn't been an issue.

For cheeks, lately I've branched out a little from my usual Glossier Cloud Paint + Haloscope duo. I've fallen for the Smashbox LA Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Mulholland Mauve over the past couple months - the shade is absolutely perfect. It adds a bit of definition and warmth to the cheeks since it's got a bit of a brown tone to it, but it also brings some rosiness as well because of the mauve. It's super easy to dot on and blend out, and so far it's been 100% foolproof. I love it. For highlighter I haven't been able to put the Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour in Illumi-Naughty down. It's a beautiful, barely-there highlight that shines a subtle, pearly pink when it catches the light. It's definitely one of the most beautiful highlighters I own.

I change up my lip products regularly, but lately my favorite combination has been applying a layer of the Glossier Generation G in Leo and then dabbing a bit of the Gen G in Like on top. It adds the perfect amount of pink, leaving me with a perfect "MLBB" shade. I've been liking a little more of a glossy look to the lips, so I've been dabbing on the new Glossier Birthday Balm Dotcom over the top - it's just as hydrating as the original, but it has a little bit of holographic shimmer and smells just like vanilla cake. This is one to jump on for sure.

What are your everyday makeup picks?

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