So, as promised, I'm trying to change up my everyday makeup routine just a little, a different lip color, or a new eyeliner, or something, just because I miss my makeup as a playful, artistic, expressive medium rather than as just an unchanging, utilitarian part of my grooming and presentation. Today, since it's all gray and gloomy here in England (and threatening to rain, blegh), I went for some appropriately subdued autumnal lips. This is Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Exquise, which was released last year, I believe, and is a sort of red-berry brown with a matte velvet texture. Perfect for November, right?
From my daily beauty products, I'm wearing all the usuals (Desert Rose blush), but have swapped the BB cream for Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer in Alabaster, and have dipped my Teddy eye pencil into Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink to make the lower waterline even bolder. (I learned this trick ages ago from Sophia over at The Makeup Blogette, but only recently started using it regularly again. Don't know why I ever stopped! It makes for precision application and I don't have to wash my brushes afterwards!)
Closeup of the eyes (including mascara smudge on the upper lashline, oops!):
I seriously love the new Buxom Lash Waterproof, by the way - I've long loved regular old Buxom Lash for the amazing defining brush, but it was just getting too smudgy at the end of a day (or worse, the end of a dance class). And I really liked Clinique Lash Power's results, but absolutely hated getting it off - "splashes off easily with warm water" my foot! More like ten minutes of scrubbing at my eyes and desperately trying to pick black bits out of my eyebrows afterwards! Buxom Lash Waterproof, thankfully, comes off with my usual eye-makeup remover and no need for rubbing.
That's all for now - I think I'll aim to change up my eyes a little bit next time, what do you think? Maybe some wacky liner... Anyway, thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!