Happy Monday ladies. I’m happy so many of you liked yesterday’s post. I’ll try to do those going forward when it makes sense. Proportion plays a huge role in whether an item does or doesn’t flatter our shape. Today I’m musing about some new things on the beauty and makeup front.
I hate to throw anyone under the bus, but it’s my responsibility, to be honest with you. I’ve loved, used, and recommended the Urban Decay eye and lip pencils for several years. They’re reasonably priced, stay on well and come in beautiful colors but I no longer recommend them.
This is the third time the center of a half-used pencil has come unattached and fallen out. That’s crazy! No matter the price, if I’m only getting to use half of a product, I’m paying twice what I should for it.
These Dino Platz Magic Wands are fabulous! Weird name, great product;) They’re cotton swabs filled with makeup remover. With a quick twist, the remover flows into one end of the swab to clean up makeup smudges without disturbing the rest of your eye makeup or tugging on the delicate skin around our eyes. Genious!
The Lights Camera Action Tarte mascara has been my favorite for several years until I bought a travel size of their Big Ego Vegan mascara. My theory on mascara is that once you have a decent formula inside the tube, the most important thing is the brush. The bristles on this Vegan mascara are longer on the outside to follow the curve of your eye. It just fits the eye better so it can reach the inner and outer lashes.
My eyelash curler pad bit the dust in December. Rather than hunting for a replacement to fit a very old eyelash curler, I upgraded to this new one. The pretty rose gold color makes me happy plus it comes with extra replacement pads. The most important thing about an eyelash curler is that it has a flexible pad so it doesn’t break your eyelashes.
These 4 are still my favorites
Did you know that press-on nails are back in a big way? My nails are crap. There’s just no better way to describe them. They seem to be doing OK one week, then something goes crazy and they all tear, peel and end up looking embarrassing. Last week I did a deep dive into nail products on Google and discovered these press on things are hugely popular. I mean really popular. Turns out actresses and editors alike sport these things when they have an occasion and want nice looking nails.
I bought a set, stuck them on and felt instantly glamorous. They remove without damaging your own nails by simply putting a tiny bit of polish remover around the edge. They’re not for long term wear but perfect for those times you’re going somewhere and your nails look horrible. Plus it’s hard to go wrong at $8.99. To be honest these look better on my hands than the acrylics I used to get years ago.
And in the category of why and who wants this? Second-hand beauty products are about to boom in 2020. They say it’s the next wave of resale. Some sites sell recently owned, unused products and some sell products that are used but have at least 50% product left. Let me just say ew, and not for me. Each site has different sanitary rules. Now you know.
What have you upgraded or tossed from your makeup collection lately?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.