another episode of my make up reset series, today tackling my eye pencils and crayons and such.
if you can’t tell, my favourite brands for are Nabla, Make Up Forever, 3ina and Kiko, Essence (Longlasting), with a especial reference to Sephora Collection and KVD for that black and brown basics super similar to the Marc Jacobs Highliner formula.
for those days when I want to cover more stuff, there’s an old technique and type of product I resort to. after my latest laser treatment for my melasma, I had a couple of days when I had some social engagements and work when I felt like covering the post-treatment marks. as someone who doesn’t have all the time in the world for pin-point covering each and every mark but also doesn’t feel like slapping on a full coverage and call it a day, revisiting this technique and achieving pretty dang good (long-lasting) results in such a short amount of time spent in front of a mirror, I thought it would be nice to share how I do it in case someone out there finds it useful.
(please remember the main thing is to find a good colour match for your skin tone and a more elastic-creamy foundation, no need to run and buy everything I used!)
going through my highlighters, realising how many I’ve collected and how many I don’t gravitate towards anymore… this was tough and I’ll probably revisit my decisions later on, but I’m overall pretty satisfied with the amount of space I’ve recovered in my make up drawers :)
just a gentle reminder that each person will have a different relationship with their make up (and stuff in general) and I’m doing what feels right for me at this point in time. I just can’t with all the high horse “you’re doing this wrong” videos at the moment. declutter in your own terms and only if it feels right for you. it’s your money, your space, your brain and your freedom. I’d just suggest to be mindful of donating/passing stuff along to friends (as far as hygiene allows it) and recycle when possible because this is, all in all, a wasteful practise, and we should try to minimise its impacts whichever way we can… your relationship with stuff is none of my business, but the planet is all of our businesses ;)