I don’t wear much makeup. With combination sensitive skin that gets both oily and dry in spots, as well as little time to fiddle around with extensive makeup routines, I don’t use much. I consider myself a natural-girl – so the makeup I have in my bag reflects the light look that I go for.
While it may seem I’m stuck in a makeup routine, these are the colours that I often use on a regular basis as they help enhance my features just enough to look more vibrant but are neutral. As I get older, I stay away from garishly bright colours and too much makeup.
Here’s what’s in my bag right now:
Mascara: Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume (in black/brown)
I love this mascara – it never smudges but easily washes off with a bit of soap and warm water. It’s worth the $25 a tube.
Eyeliner: Annabelle – Earth colour
Simple and effective, it creates just a bit of drama around my upper eyelashes making my eyes pop.
Lipliner: Annabelle – Demure colour
This is a very neutral pink lip liner that enhances my natural lip colour, defining the edges without looking like I’ve done so.
Lipstick: L’Oreal Colour Riche – Fairest Nude
A light colour that works very well to just give your lips a bit of a consistent matte pink that complements the earthy tones of the eyeliner and mascara. It also has a creamy texture that nicely coats my lips without feeling caked on.
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