December is a blur of chocolate advent calendars, after-work drinks and Christmas jumpers – in between all that I’ve made sure to shake up my makeup bag a little bit…
For my base, I’ve been using a mix of the Laura Geller Spackle Primer and the Milani Foundation. I really like the primer in that it feels cooling, smoothing and not too silicone-heavy. It leaves behind a slightly tacky base which provides the perfect grip for any base. I haven’t really tried anything else from Laura Geller, but the primer is a good start. For foundation, I’ve been using the Milani Conceal & Perfect foundation (although I think my shade ‘natural’ is a smidge too dark for me!). I’d been after a new foundation for ages to try something new, and I like how this one smoothes and creates a nice even base. I think the longevity is not as good as I look for sometimes, so this is a good one for mixing with others.
I’m going for a burnt orange vibe at the moment – what’s new? I love the new Jeffree Star velour liquid lipstick in Pumpkin Pie because it’s a little bit different to every other lip colour I have. Also loving the Milani eyeshadow palette in Earthy Elements – nice and compact, so perfect for makeup on the go.
Last, but not least, is the little festive pot of Carmex – it has had a makeover just in time for any mistletoe kisses. I really like Carmex used under matte lips because it’s really hydrating but doesn’t leave behind a sheen so you can immediately apply your lip colour.
What makeup are you loving at the moment?