COLORS!! Just looking at my beauty wishlist makes me feel more alive. It's mid 2017 and I feel like I lived the past 3 years blearily. What used to be bold, strong colors on my eyes gave way to the unyielding power of the NAKED trend. Naked 1, Naked 2, Naked Basics. I was going brown, brown, brown. Just the other day, I decide that I've had enough of neutrals and started going through my makeup stash for my glorious, colorful, fun eyeshadows AND FOUND NONE. Omigosh, I threw them all away probably a couple years ago when everyone went the naked path and so did I. 😩
Maybe I got really inspired by all the colors I saw in Hanoi this time, maybe I need radical change in my life, so why not start with makeup?
1. JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS Androgyny Palette
This, I will definitely get. I seriously have none of the shades in the palette in my life right now, not even close, no dupes. How did I allow myself to become so colorless! I would love to own the other highly raved Beauty Killer Eyeshadow Palette as well, but the Androgyny Palette feels more me. We'll see, gonna expand my Jeffree Star collection gradually!
US: Beautylish | UK, SG: BeautyBay
2. SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Shadow & Liner
I love my NUDESTIX pencils - review here - and have worn them to death, but I think it's time they took a back seat for a while.
US: Sephora | UK, SG: Sephora UK, Sephora SG
3. RMK Liquid Foundation
This was an old favorite and I used it in this Step-By-Step Latin Ballroom Stage Makeup Tutorial. Just revisiting an old friend, and I hope she treats me well.
US: Amazon | UK, SG: Selfridges & Co., Isetan
4. NYX Micro Brow Pencil
Mainly because my favorite Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil is quite expensive. This seems like a pretty good drugstore dupe!
US: Amazon | UK, SG: Sephora SG
5. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Modern Renaissance Palette
This has been on my wishlist since the end of 2016. It was out of stock for like, forever. Now that the hype has died down a little, imma get it. A good palette is a good palette, I'll buy it even if it isn't the hottest, most desirable palette of the year anymore. I'm digging that gorgeous shade called Love Letter.
US: Beautylish | UK, SG: BeautyBay
(Oh nooooooooo! It's out of stock AGAIN! 😭 )
6. MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation Makeup
Another foundation that is getting quite a lot of positive reviews with shade selection, wear and coverage. I hope it doesn't break me out.
US: Amazon, Target | UK, SG: Boots, Watsons
7. JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS Velour Liquid Lipstick
Yup, yup, ain't nobody a fan of Jeffree is he/she doesn't own at least one Velour Liquid Lipstick! I'm sooooo excited to try these out! I used to indulge in colors, but mainly on my eyes. Back then there were lipsticks in funky colors too, but the liquid lipstick trend was at its infancy stage and products weren't that well made yet.
The resident, most popular shade is Androgyny which I will get, just because. I feel like I already own probable dupes for Androgyny from my collection of Rollover Reaction Sueded Lip & Cheek Cream. But the other shades look amazing too. Ugh, I hope to be able to resist the temptation and just narrow down to........ 4?
I'm Royalty is such a stunning purple, Blue Velvet is a statement maker, Redrum is the perfect red, Anna Nicole looks like summer on the lips, Prom Night is a neon pink which I have plenty of but nobody can really have enough of a good neon pink. I LOVE THEM ALL!
US: Beautylish | UK/SG: BeautyBay
8. JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS Skin Frost Princess Cut, Ice Cold
I'm actually not sure about Skin Frost. I don't have pronounced cheekbones, so anything too loud will make me look like I'm trying too hard. But since we're on the journey to rediscover color in my life, maybe I'll get Princess Cut.
US:, Beautylish | UK/SG: BeautyBay
Oh man, I can't believe I missed out on Modern Renaissance - AGAIN! Grrrr! Must. take. action. the next time it comes back in stock! Okie, gotta go finalize which 4 (or maybe 5, 6? heh) shades of the Velour Liquid Lipstick I should start with first.
Have you tried anything on this list? I'd love to hear from you! 😁