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I've been trying out a new base at the moment. I started off with putting a moisturizer with SPF and at the moment I'm using the L'Oreal Ideal Moisture 48 Hour Day Lotion for sensitive skin, I like it because it's unscented (without smelling like sunscreen) and is broad spectrum SPF 25. I'm a bit unsure if I actually need anything higher than that, but I've never actually been sunburnt before and I always make sure I'm wearing some type of sunscreen on my face so I think it's okay. This Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer is a new product that I've been testing out. I'm still getting used to the consistency because it is very watery (I'm used to BB Creams which tend to be a bit thicker), but blends well and I'm absolutely loving it. I got the Neutral to Tan 40 shade, if you guys are wondering. It is very sheer so I don't really recommend it if you're looking to cover up lots of spots, but it does a nice job of covering up the pores around my nose & just evening out my skin tone. I'm loving this a lot. I've been switching up my concealer routine as well and trying to use up some of my old makeup, and my concealer of choice is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. I like the consistency by the staying power leaves much to be desired. And finally I topped it off with the Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder with the e.l.f. Powder Brush. The powder is SPF 30, and I like having this extra SPF.
And for actual make up stuff, I'm wore some of the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush on my cheeks with the same e.l.f. brush I used before. And I actually filled in my eyebrows today with the e.l.f. eyebrow kit that I featured in my July 2013 Favorites. I actually quite like the shape of my eyebrows. I don't like any arches in them and I've actually never tweezed them either, so they are a bit messy, but meh. I just filled in the spots near the middle of my face and I feel like that actually makes a big difference for me. I've been wearing mascara more often lately and I needed a waterproof version because of some serious allergies that I've had for quite a while -- my eyes tend to tear up when my allergies flare up. So I've been using the Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara mostly because it was inexpensive and I had heard good things about it. My lashes can't hold a curl to save my life, but this does make them a little bit apparent. I'm kind of not feeling this one though, it's kind of just "okay" and it's nothing special, but it's the only waterproof mascara I own and I plan on finishing it up before getting a hold of something else. And to make my lashes appear a little thicker I lined my top lids with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner in 001 Black. I like this eyeliner quite a bit, it has really good lasting power, but this one does have a tendency to smudge.
And lastly, I think the star of the show, lips! I wear a lot of darker colors year round and so I like to add a little color somewhere with my lips and I've really been liking the look of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paolo a lot. It lasts for quite a while and is quite pigmented. Because it's matte it is a bit drying, but I've been loving the color a lot lately, it's a nice pop against the grays and blacks that I find myself wearing. You'll probably see this on my quite a lot when things cool down here, I think.
So that was today's face! What products have you been using lately? Any rediscovered products like my NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream?