Okay, so I had pretty much decided to get rid of this romper/jumpsuit after the last time I wore it because I felt pretty MDAL. Comfortable MDAL, but still…I don’t know why I let “my age” determine what I should wear (I’ve never done that before), but that combined with the fact that it’s kind of a pain for bathroom breaks led me towards wanting to sell it. But today I saw it hanging there still in my closet and decided to throw it on. I’m keeping it. Have I mentioned how hot it is here? It’s nice to be able to wear clothes, but still feel like you’re not wearing clothes, know what I mean? And f*** dressing “for my age”.
Anyway…I’ve been trying a lot of makeup lately after running low on my Bobbi Brown skin foundation. I really wanted to try something new, since I’d been using that for a while, and wasn’t completely happy with the coverage. I did try the Bobbi Brown moisture rich foundation and I hated it – the coverage was good, but it felt like my face was caked with makeup. And it smelled funny. Since I was desperate for something, I just re-purchased the skin foundation in a slightly darker shade, and am really happy with it; I’ve layered more on my cheeks for more coverage, and the darker color helps. And it literally feels like I’m not wearing ANYTHING on my face, which is perfect.
Then, I forgot that I wanted to try the Amore Pacific Color Control cream and it is BRILLIANT. So I got that too. I really love this – the coverage is good, it feels great going on, and like my BB skin foundation feels like I have nothing on. And it imparts a nice dewey look to my skin. I alternate between my BB and this, but I think generally I’ll save the Amore Pacific compact for travel, because it’s in a nice case for that.
And because I’m a junkie, and wanted to try more, today I’m wearing Giorgio Armani Maestro, which I was so ridiculously excited to try, but not super-excited now that it’s on. It’s really good, and I like the coverage and that it feels like nothing on, but it’s not better than the Bobbi Brown skin foundation. It’s different, because it feels more like a primer than a foundation, which is good for coverage and matte finish (I don’t wear powder with it, which I like). But I have some hourglass primer left that I can use under my BB foundation and achieve the same affect I think. No need to purchase YET ANOTHER foundation, thank goodness I just got a sample.
I’ve also started using the Bobbi Brown corrector under my eyes in light peach and I think that has made a WORLD of difference. I have used Laura Mercier concealer off and on under my eyes, but a lot of the time I don’t use anything, but just the corrector dabbed on, on top of the Bobbi Brown eye cream seems to wake up my face a lot.
FINALLY – I’ve been using this Givenchy cheek/lip balm all the time lately and love the glow it gives my cheeks (I’m wearing it right now, can you tell?). A little goes a VERY long way, but I love the color it imparts, and that it never actually dries all the way. If you put too much on, you’re in trouble, because it will feel greasy and heavy on, and your hair will stick to it, but just a teeny bit works well and keeps my cheeks nice and dewey all day 😉
I’m going to quit buying new makeup now, I mean enough is enough! But I’m on this weird quest for perfection lately…in everything…but I’m not sure I’ll know it when I see it. Or even why “perfection” is necessary.
On that note, have a wonderful weekend!!!!!