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makeup thoughts + review list

Almost 2 months since my last post! I’ve been busy with big-ish life events. But I got to try new products during that time, so there is much to write about. The last few weeks has made me think that I should really learn how to do makeup well. I’ve always been interested in cosmetics, but just was never into it as much as I am into skincare.

What makes makeup even less appealing to me is that it’s mostly hot and humid where I live. I don’t know how others survive putting on piles of makeup in this weather. It’s just too difficult. I have the oiliest and sweatiest face I know, and makeup disappearing after only a couple hours because my face is acidic and oily and this is a hot country is exasperating. Now if I only moved to a colder climate, or my face was less oily, my life would be tons easier.

But I understand more now how makeup is an art. Painting the face, mixing and matching, and making little decisions to put together a beautiful look… It’s a rewarding art process. Beneficial too cos you make yourself look better as you develop your skills.

I want it and I want to do it well.

Here’s a list of the new stuff I tried and will mini review:

  • Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
  • RMK Liquid Foundation (not really new but I never reviewed it before)
  • Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Compact
  • Nars Orgasm in Blush
  • Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof