I rarely ever smile without showing my teeth, which is why I couldn’t just put up the photo on the left on its own–sometimes I look at it and I like it, and other times I just don’t. Hehe! Anyway, this is a look I did yesterday, using MAC Chatterbox for the very first time. I kept everything else on my face really simple and clean since I was just off to school for the day, but I can imagine Chatterbox pairing nicely with a soft gray smokey eye for an evening look. I have a NYX lipgloss layered over Chatterbox here, again to soften it up a little bit, as the finish is slightly matte when its on its own. I love how Chatterbox made me feel super girly and fresh! :) Definitely a lipstick I see myself wearing often! ♥
[L-R clockwise]: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in #56, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, MAC Chatterbox (Amplified Creme), MAC Dare You ( Cremesheen), Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in “Clinic,” and Urban Decay Original Primer Potion.
1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum– I already have the Healthy Mix foundation, which I unexpectedly found at a Watsons in HK a while back, and I liked the formula but picked the wrong shade. I heard that the serum version of Healthy Mix was even better (more of a gel formulation) so I ordered this off ASOS and waited a month for it to arrive plus I had to pay customs fees… oh the crazy things I do to get my hands on makeup. The good news is that I love this so far and the shade I picked might be a tinge too dark for me but the formula is forgiving so it’s not a problem.
2. Caudalie Beauty Elixir – This is another product that so many people swear by. I asked my boyfriend to pick it up for me while he was in Singapore last week, and when he read my list he couldn’t get over it being a “beauty elixir” which I have to admit is kind of funny. It definitely doesn’t make you instantly beautiful or anything crazy like that, but it is incredibly invigorating for a face spray. If you’ve been wearing makeup for a few hours, this spray can help make you look fresh again!
3 & 4. MAC “Chatterbox” and “Dare You” – I have wanted these lippies for a while now. Chatterbox is really creamy pink that kind of leans towards the cooler side, but can sometimes look neutral. So as a morena, this is a bit difficult to pull off, but it’s do-able! Dare You is a red that all warm-skinned girls should look into. It’s very wearable because it’s not a solid red– as a cremesheen it has more of a glossy finish (but not too much so). I imagine this as the perfect Christmas red!
5. Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in “Clinic” – I love green eyeshadows. This color is an emerald green with silver glitters in it. It’s easy to apply and stays put really well even without a powder over top, but even better so with a powder shadow. I’m pretty sure I’ll do a review/comparison post on this eyeshadow/liner, so I won’t say much right now.
6. Urban Decay Original Primer Potion – Just replacing my old tube, but this is the first time I got the primer in the new packaging! It’s a huge improvement over the old one, which had a useless doe foot applicator. There are other primers out there and I even have one which is arguably better than the UDPP, but this is just so convenient and easy to apply. Repurchase forever.