Makeup Log – 4th week: in which the goddamn virus cuts this project short.

Makeup Log is a series where I keep a record of the makeup looks I tried during the work week, the combinations of products I used and how they work out for me in an attempt to find the perfect makeup look for my wedding day. Because I’m crazy and I’ll be doing my own makeup.

I’ve been in a streak of bad luck. I don’t mean the coronavirus, which actually is putting the entire wedding party at risk – but that motherf*cker is everybody’s streak of bad luck, I’m aware. It’s just everything else around me that just. doesn’t. work.

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Makeup Log – 3rd week: in which I gotta get my life together.

Makeup Log is a series where I keep a record of the makeup looks I tried during the work week, the combinations of products I used and how they work out for me in an attempt to find the perfect makeup look for my wedding day. Because I’m crazy and I’ll be doing my own makeup.

For the first half of the week I didn’t have time to do an eye look. For the second half I did but I forgot to take pictures right after and ended up only photographing later in the day at work with sh*tty lighting. Seriously, I gotta get back on track. It’s time to feel motivated again.

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Makeup Log – 2nd week: something old, something new, something pink

I should have posted this on Sunday, but life has been crazy. Plus, I had a bad weekend. Bah. So just know that this post refers from the 24th to the 28th of February.

Last week was time to test out pink blushes.

Makeup Log is a series where I keep a record of the makeup looks I tried during the work week and the combinations of products and how they work out for me in an attempt to find the perfect makeup look for my wedding day. Because I’m crazy and I’ll be doing my own makeup.

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Makeup Log- 1st Week, in which I start off the project

I’m doing my own makeup at my wedding, that was exactly 3 months away at the beginning of this week. So I’ve been practising. I’m keeping a record of the combinations of products and how they work out for me – in terms of durability, how they look, colour combinations, etc, so I thought, why not share? It may be useful for someone and forces me to keep a photographic log of the looks I tried, what I used and how my skin looked.

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The Past Year in Makeup Tag

In my 19 Makeup Products of 2019 post there was so much left to say, that I decided to make a dedicated one with the rest of my random thoughts and reflections on the past year, makeup wise. Turns out my thoughts could be expressed in bullet points, and I ended up with what looks like a makeup tag. So I decided to turn it into a makeup tag.

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The 19 Makeup Products of 2019

I didn’t do it on purpose, but of all the makeup products that came out in 2019, I got 19. No more, no less. I couldn’t hit that number if I tried. My whole life is a pun.

To be clear, I got 19 makeup products that came out in 2019. I got other products as well, but those have been out of the closet for several years – it’s just that they came into my closet this year.

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Shop & Tell: Sales & Steals

I love post-Christmas sales. ‘Tis the perfect time for retail therapy. The makeup sets that are already a good value to begin with get even more discounted and it’s my goddamn kryptonite – and I was rushing to get this post out because these products are still all available and all on sale.

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Plethora of Powder – A collection review

This is like winter: it was coming, but took a damn long time. I took this photo back in October of last year, and I’ve since actually finished some of these powders, so this isn’t my current collection per se, but it’ll still be useful for the mini-review for any of you powder-review-wondering souls.

And due to my current Project 10 Pan, the collection hasn’t grown more than this. Yey me. Yeah…

Well-

Ok, I have gotten one powder foundation since this picture was taken that I justified to myself was ok because it was a foundation, not a powder even though I use it as a powder so it doesn’t count. Technically. Right?

Now for the breakdown (favourites are marked with a ♥):

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Marc Jacobs Holiday Collection: Pop Rox Glam Glitter and the Jet Girl O!Mega Luminizer that no one is talking about (review, swatches)

This post was anticipated due to the current Sephora Surprise Sale for Black Friday, because one of these items is currently 30% off.

I missed out on Marc Jacobs’ holiday makeup collection last year, so when I read that the brand was coming out with the See-quins Glam Glitter eyeshadows again I jumped on it as fast as the first Sephora sale would allow me. I managed to refrain myself and got only one colour, Pop Rox.

Fast forward a month or so, and they launch, still as part of the holiday collection, a new highlighter, the (it’s a mouthful) O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer in Jet Girl. They had already released a highlighter at the same time as the See-quins Glam Glitter shadows, Showstopper, and it didn’t get the best reviews – less luminosity and more glitter, in short. I took the advise of beauty reviewers out there and didn’t got that one. This new highlighter though, is redemption in luminous form.

Here are reviews and swatches:

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Shop & Tell: MAC’s 2019 Holiday Collection Face Compacts and Opalescent Powder (with swatches!)

It’s been a while since I’ve been so into a holiday collection to want to buy multiple products from it. I actually got these as soon as they came out, in fear they would sell out, but only got around to post about them now. Is this still relevant? Am I still on time?

You have to give me a break people, my kitchen is in shambles. Pre-Christmas construction work. Fun.

Planning a wedding, renovations in our home, on top of the budget closing, objective fulfilling, end-of-the-year season at my job: it’s been stressful. And I’ve been well behaved. Soooo I got myself a few treats. The two face palettes because I couldn’t decide between them and an extra highlighter because it was pretty and shinny.

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