The Sandstone palette may be just another neutral with a yellow but I still love it!
This palette has 4 mattes, 7 mattes that have glitter particles and 7 metallics/shimmers.
I find that these particular mattes that have the glitter through them apply with more of that glitter on the lid that previous versions have. I’m ok with it so I actually still apply these as if they were just mattes.
MAC paint pot in soft ocre
Vortex in the crease to brow
Oasis in crease, keeping it lower
Canyon Loop on outer half of lid and into lid
Big Butte in outer third of lid and softly into crease
Templeton in the outer edge, in a V shape with a tighter brush. Then take a fluffier brush to blend it out and slightly blending it into the crease
Pueblo on lid – dip brush into color, spray with setting spray then apply to lid
Blend between Pueblo and outer lid colors
Lower lash – Canyon Loop, Big Butte and Templeton
Desert Sky in the inner corner, dip brush into the color, spray and apply
I can’t remember when it was but, I purchased the Colourpop “Is This Real Life” Super Shock Shadow vault when it first released. First, because I’m a sucker for vaults and second, I really enjoy the formula. However, because it was a “limited edition” release (it’s since been abatible two or three times again) I hadn’t really touched the set.
For reasons we won’t speak of (oops), I finally started using the SSS in this collection
For the eyes I used: Colourpop Candy Castle – Rainbow trail in the crease as the first color and Lord Licorice to blend after I applied the SSS
From the vault I used Left on Thread and Take me Higher SSS
I was impressed that even after so long the SSS were creamy and color rich.
Have you tried the formula? What are your thoughts?
Do you have a certain makeup item you don’t use out of fear of using it up?
Even though it’s only Tuesday, I know I won’t have any other empties this week so here are my accomplishments!
Pixi Retinol Tonic – it was OK, I’m not really excited about the product or results for the cost
Petite N Pretty Fully Feathered Volumizing Mascara – I got this in a Boxycharm and I really liked the way it made lashes look but I don’t know that I’ll be paying the $16 for it but if this is in your price range I definitely recommend it!
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat shampoo and conditioner – these lasted me a while because I wash my hair once or twice a week. I really like the oil and protective primer but the shampoo and conditioner left my hair feeling a little coarse, I have thick wavy, color treated hair. I won’t be repurchasing these.
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads – I received these through Boxycharm and was able to buy backups from their pop-up sale because I really enjoyed these! They’re gentle enough to use daily or you can use them 3-4 times a week
And I used a few TonyMoly face masks which I love for extra and quick hydration
It’s been a little over 11 weeks since I’ve been working from home and I’ve been focusing on keeping a routine as much as I have been on being productive.
As easy as it may be to remain in my pj’s, skip: showers, hair brushing, makeup, I’ve been focusing on not doing these things.
I mean, my weekly outfits have become one set of bottoms for sleep, one set for awake time and different tops every day but at least there’s some variety!
The other thing I’ve been focusing on is my skincare routine and applying makeup everday. I’m able to focus more on my skincare because my skin spends more time without makeup on than it did before and I’m not in a rush to get going, but applying makeup is the real pick me up to my day.
I’m loving getting to expirement with more colors, colors I wouldn’t usually wear to the office, and trying different formulas I wouldn’t in the past.
So far I’ve learned I don’t hate shimmery blushes and bronzers as much as I thought I did and maybe dewy foundation actually works better than matte.
Some days I only apply lisptick, or eyeshadow and mascara. Even doing the simplest of makeup helps lift my spirits.
I believe that sticking to these routines have really helped keep me grounding in these uncertain times.
I’m finally going for it! My goal is to make the Colourpop PR team!
First off, it’s hands down my favorite brand. I wound say 75-80% of what I own is Colourpop.
I love their products, believe they are great quality and most importantly (to me) they’re based and manufacture out of California.
I’ve learned so much in the time I’ve spent growing my social media. I’ve learned the confidence makeup can give a person, I’ve learned how makeup can bring strangers together and I’ve learned makeup can bring out so much in someone. I believe that Colourpop is a company that also understands and emphasizes this which is why I would love an opportunity to represent them.
I’m keeping all my fingers crossed and will continue to support the brand regardless, but wish me luck and hopefully this is a goal I can achieve this year!
If you’d like to support me my Instagram is Instagram.com/asquard 💙