I find joy in looking at what people have in their stash, be it watching their videos or physically digging into the stash itself. The latter being more exciting, is one of the many reasons why I love going to the BCF’s house. It’s really weird how I prefer doing that rather than expanding my own stash. And for someone who loves makeup, I own a pretty small stash. The irony lol.
While I enjoy watching videos of gurus showing their ten thousand foundations and whatnots, I can never imagine myself having a collection like that. I prefer the idea of keeping the items I use daily, small. The rule is to have a maximum of three each. I’m only a junkie when it comes to lipsticks & blushers. Probably the best way to tone down or glam up a look, me thinks!
I am not a fan of lip liners. I find that they are just another irksome step that I could do without. But somehow..my itchy fingers decided to get them anyway. You know how cheap stuff often give out the vibe – “you don’t need me, but just get me”. Yup. It’s not really a waste I guess since I got them at 4 bucks each (cos you know, saying 4 bucks each sounds cheaper than $12 heh).
They are not that bad actually. I find that my lipsticks last longer whenever I have lip liner on. Also, they look good even on their own. If you’re bothered by the matte finish, you can top it with transparent gloss and you’re good to go. I have more time on hand now that it’s the holidays, so I pretty much take my own sweet time and add unnecessary (those I won’t do on normal days) steps to my make-up.
I intended to do lip swatches but I find them disturbing. Like, where’s the rest of the face? And when I settled for hand swatches, I realised how awkward and manly my hand looks like in all the pictures ugh.
Top to bottom: NYX Peekaboo Neutral, NYX Natural and Stage Spice Seduction
I’ve been using ZA’s Pure Shine Lips in Nuance Rose like MAD. That’s a big thing considering how I can’t pull off pink lips – I totally blame my dark coloured skin tone for that. It has a pretty pinkish-purplish colour which doesn’t wash me out (mad love for that!) and a nice glossy finish which I love. To the person who gave this to me aka beloved best friend: YOUR LOSS, WOMAN.SUPER NICE LIPPIE YOU GIVE AWAY FOR WHAT!
My very first nude lipstick, ZA Pure Shine Lips in Salmon Rose. Look at how pretty the colour is! Four years and there’s still so much product left. Awesome lipstick and the best thing about the pure shine lips range is the glossy finish. Can’t emphasize how much I love it.
I own way too many dark pink/mauve coloured lipsticks. Many can vouch for that. The best friends will always say the same old line, “but you have something like that already!” every time. Among all that I have though, NYX B52 is definitely my favourite. Hands down.
Last year, I went on a search for a nice nude lipstick. Little did I know, someone else found it for me. Definitely going to get MAC Jubilee again!
Meet my to-go lip balm + lipstick combo, Stage Wonderlust Lipstick in Judy. Best for lazy days or when I ran out of lip balm (like now opps). It’s very moisturising and has a lovely scent.