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 ;)
A thorough review, after having used this palette for several full days, showing you the beautiful performance and blendability of this brighter mid-toned palette, but also some less spoken about characteristics I’ve stumbled upon and may be of interest to you. Keep in mind in the meantime I’ve received Vega as a gift (I’m spoiled, I know), and I’ve had the same experience with all the formulas in that palette.
If you’re looking for super smoothing flattering mattes that blend themselves out and with which you can hardly over-apply, this is definitely one palette to look into. But if you’re into shiny-sparkly shades, or if you need longevity for a full day of work (or just because you have oily lids), you may want to watch the whole video.
Of course this is just my experience (although I’ve been talking with some people and I’ve been having some similar feedback), so take it all with a grain of salt! It’s overall a beautiful palette, I love the “poppable” pans, the concepts behind the colour stories, and how impeccably and effortlessly you can make a look.
another day plowing through my make up and decluttering those products that just don’t work for me anymore, for whichever reason, leaving the hoarder’s guilt behind and curating my collection to a more manageable – even pan-able – status.
today, concealers. those tiny helpers that, not being as interesting as make up palettes, are there for me even on no-makeup days, helping me out when I want a bit or a lot of coverage. absolute staples, my friends.
the names in these things don’t even leave room for the rest of the title…
this is an Up Close and Poresonal, my friends! where I do a thorough wear test, show you how the complexion product performs on my face with regular check-ins and no filters (should go without saying, but ’tis what ’tis), and at the end of the day compare the product’s performance against its claims. I’m the only test subject, so it’s as subjective as it comes, but if you have tastes and concerns similar to mine, maybe you can infer some useful conclusions.
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