Friday, 16 January 2015
old and new
When it comes to make-up, I rarely repurchase anything. I like trying new things, and unless there's a product that I know absolutely works for me in the optimum way, I don't see the point in not going for something else instead. After all, there's a plethora of make-up things out there and I do love the excitement of having new stuff on my hands. (Oh, materialism..)
So, when I say I've bought something twice or even more than twice, the chances are that I really love this thing. The Rimmel Stay Matte powder is what I've been using for a few years now. It's definitely not the best powder ever, but as my skin is quite dry and this doesn't make it worse, I've stuck with it. I suppose, I just don't want to spend money on something that might or might not be better and end up not ever using it. But the Soap&Glory Archery Brow Tint & Precision Shaping Pencil is something that I still think is absolutely brilliant. I bought my first one last spring, and despite me using it pretty much daily, it has lasted almost a year. I can see myself trying new eyebrow products sometime in the future, but for now this is the best thing in the world. Seriously.
A couple of new things I've been trying are this Revlon lipstick in Smoked Peach and the Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express mascara. I don't know what it is about beauty products, but they're the only thing that I am really easily influenced to buy. When I see other bloggers/vloggers use or recommend something and like it, if it's in my budget range I'll probably get it. How awful is that (and common as well, I think)? I don't remember who I saw wearing the Smoked Peach first, but now I have it too, and it's really lovely. It's the only nudeish lip colour I own at the moment, and although I'm more of a red/colourful lips kind of girl, I'm really enjoying this as a daily wear to uni &c. Then there's the mascara that I saw on the blog of the stunning Holly. I'm not sure about this yet! I do like it, but can't tell you if I think it's as amazing as a lot of people seem to think it is. Takes me a while getting used to a new mascara, and as the last ones I've had have had a much slimmer bristle brush, which is just very different from this, I don't know how to feel about this yet. I do like the way my lashes look after using the mascara, but I maybe expected more, you know?
xoxo Laura Jones at 5:10 pm