My first experiment with MUFE Aqua-Matic pencils is pretty pedestrian. But I still like it.
Illamasqua Skin Base (#14)
Bobbi Brown Powder in Golden Orange
Charlotte Tilbury Blush in First Love
MUFE Aqua-Matic Pencil in Iridescent Lime
Ardency Inn Pressed Pigment in Heaven (inner corner)
Ardency Inn Pressed Pigment in Hell (outer crease and lashline)
Dior It-Girl Lash Mascara
*this photo was taken after 10 hours of wear…
…so it’s safe to say this stuff doesn’t go ANYWHERE.
Lip Fusion Gloss in Fresh
The new Aqua-Matic pencils from MAKE UP FOR EVER are sooooo worth the hype. Like their matte counterparts, they glide on, set and stay put until you take them off (preferably with an industrial strength make up remover). For the most part, the shimmer colors are pretty standard. Beige, taupe, pink… and then there’s an unforgettable turquoise and an epic lime green.
This one may be my favorite of the bunch. I love the turquoise, but it’s a lot less practical. I can get so much more mileage out of this green. It’s shot through with a massive dose of gold, so it goes warm on my warm skin tone, and it’ll blend out (if you move quickly) to a gorgeous shimmery wash that kind of lights the eye area without being super obvious.
Now I’m a little on the fence about how to keep the tip sharp. There’s a wonky little sharpener on the end of the pencil (that never really works for any brand because it wastes product). But for the moment I don’t care. I’m not going to be drawing precise lines with it. It’ll mostly be used as an eyeshadow.
You can find out more about MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua-Matic Pencils HERE.
I had to do something quick for a night out with Hubby. He was presenting his webseries, and I needed to look glamorous but effortless. So, simple outfit and simple makeup were the order of the day.
By Terry Celluarose in Sunny Flash
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau (Dore 24)
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Burberry Eyeshadow in Pale Barley (lids)
Chantecaille Eyeshadow in Honey (inner lids)
Lise Watier Feline Liner (lashline)
Charlotte Tilbury Mascara
Rock & Republic Lip Gloss in Train Wreck
Beaute Weightless Lip Creme in Severine (center of lips)
So, I found out that this horrid round of breakouts (my skin is being STRAIGHT DISRESPECTFUL right now), has little to do with my mat and lots more to do with all the ‘wringing out’ I’ve been doing. Our yoga practice includes a lot of twisting movements and poses, and the effect is a literal detox of your entire body. Mine has just decided to manifest on my face. Yayy.
I’m still doing due diligence with my tea tree oil (never leave home without it) and face wipes. Makeup is sitting by the wayside for the moment because I really just want my skin to breathe and stay as clear as possible in this horrid heat (90 degrees today).
I’ve gone back to my Eve Lom Rescue Mask because it is so necessary. It’s such a ‘break glass in case of emergency’ item. I used it last night, and this horrible cystic thing on my right cheek is finally starting to look like it’s going down. Sheesh.
I also added an additional sauna (infrared) to my weekly routine. It’s helping a LOT. I know that laying in a hot little box and sweating profusely for an hour might seem like torture (especially during summer) but believe it or not, it’s actually cooling after the fact. The summer heat feels regulated,and my skin is flushed and healthy looking. I’ve been booking a session before bedtime; I find that I sleep a lot better right after the sweat.And I upped the ante on Kombucha tea. Someone told me that it helps with the detox. Now, either it’s going to make me break out MORE, or I’m going to have the cleanest system on the planet. Or both. I haven’t decided yet.
Here’s hoping what ever is inside my body gets the hell out… SOON. Breakouts are not cute, and I honestly thought I’d closed this chapter on my skin care concerns. I haven’t been peeling this year because the worst is absolutely over. But I’m not up for any cystic pimples showing up either. This madness needs to end.