This post is like a “reprise” of my last What’s In My Makeup Bag post, in which I showed you some of the new makeup products that I recently welcomed into the family. I had been searching for: a tinted moisturizer that would not ‘feel’ like foundation on my skin, a heavy duty concealer that would cover redness around my nose and under eye darkness, and a liquid liner that would not smudge quickly.
To conceal redness around my nose and darkness under my eyes, I used the Christopher Drummond Concealer (in Light)*, which is a thick, high-coverage concealer. Due to the thick consistency it requires careful blending, and I make sure to set it with a translucent powder (Un-Powder, of course), which helps prevent creasing. “Light” is a neutral light shade (I prefer more yellow in a concealer because my skin has a strong yellow undertone), so I make sure to blend it well with the tinted moisturizer. It is a really good concealer for blemishes and other imperfections.
I kept my face makeup very simple, because I was going to wear eyeliner and a red lip, so I only dabbed a tiny amount of Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Desired Glow*, which is a caramel toned blush/bronzer (my favorite makeup product of this year so far).
The liquid liner I used is the Zuzu Liquid Liner in Raven. It reminds me a lot of the classic Revlon liquid eyeliner with the felt tip, which was my favorite one for many, many years. The applicator and the tip are almost identical to the Revlon one, and the formula is really great. The color is a true black and does not turn into a washed out black/gray. It is also long-wearing, but not waterproof. However, unless you cry or go swimming, it should stay on all day with no smearing issues.
I included a close-up of the eyes because I am also wearing a new mascara, the 100% Pure Mascara in Black Tea*. Why didn’t anybody tell me that this mascara was so good? It is the first “natural” mascara I have tried that actually gives me some volume. I have not tested it out in extreme heat situations like I did with Kjaer Weis’ mascara (completely smudge-free), but for right now it is working great. Let me know, what do you think about it? I think it does a great job.
Onto the red lip, I turned once again to Ilia Beauty Lipstick in Femme Fatale (reviewed here). It is my red lip “safe bet” because I am still pretty scared of wearing bold reds, (I know, I know). It is the only lipstick I have tried that does not scream – I am wearing a red lipstick!