I haven’t posted a makeup in forever. I think it’s been a year or so, maybe even more. However long it’s been, it’s been too long. Ridiculously long.
The thing is, I’ve been going through a really rough patch mentally, I’ve been down a lot, depressed and unmotivated, always tired, scared to death of nothing and anxiety riddled. Some of you might know what I’m talking about. It’s not been pretty.
One of the things that accompanied this ugly phase of mine was the fact that I didn’t feel like doing my makeup. TBH, I struggled to shower at some times. And for the life of me, I couldn’t bring myself to pick up a makeup brush.
And then there was this other thing – self loathing and perfectionism. Nothing I did was good enough, not my makeups, not my pictures, not my writing, just nothing.
The fact that my apartment is rather dim, which shows especially in winter, and I struggled with my photo lighting didn’t help any. It’s not like I hadn’t tried, but I soon learned that if I wanted to take proper pictures, I needed to take them outside. And it’s not like the prospect of sitting outside in freezing temperatures, trying to take makeup pictures was an extremely motivating thought…
Be that as it may be, I started dabbling in makeup again and even straightened up and sorted my collection the other day. Doing so, I came across a few little treasures that I almost forgot I had, like some pigments, most of which I received during several swaps.
And since I am dedicated to shop my stash and not shop in stores that much anymore (I haven’t bought any makeup in about 2 years now), I felt like putting some of the stuff I found to good use and try doing a makeup without it.
I have to admit that I have absolutely no clue which brand this pigment is from or even where I got it, there was no name on it and the little sticker on the bottom was faded, so there’s no telling. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be featured in a pretty eye look.
I used only the pigment and a blending shade, added eyeliner and mascara, that’s all. A very simple and super quick look that was easy to do and shows how pretty this sparkly muddy brownish color is.
I just added some foundation, blush and highlighter as well as a nude lipstick and traced my brows, so this is a very simple look that didn’t take a lot of time.
I do need to invest in a new eyeliner brush, mine is a frizzy now. Do you have any recommendations maybe?
And I am madly in love with the Smashbox Primer Water, so easy to use and my makeup won’t budge all day. Are you interested in a review?
- Milani Stay Put Brow Color – Natural Taupe
- wet’n’wild UltimateBrow Brow Highlighter Pencil
- Too Faced Candlelight Eyeshadow Primer
- Pigment in mudbrown – brand and name unknown
- wet’n’wild Eyeshadow – Creme Brulee
- wet’n’wild PhotoFocus Lash Primer
- Marcelle Extension & Curl Mascara
- StarLooks Pro Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen – burgundy
- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
- Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation – Natural Ivory
- wet’n’wild MegaCushion Color Corrector – Peach
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder – Porcelain
- elf Blush Palette – Light
- MAC Strobe Cream
- The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Committed
How do you like the look?