My make up favorites

by LP

Since cleaning out my make up stash, and more specifically since I’ve taken up wearing wigs on a almost-daily basis, I’ve gone back to wearing make up regularly. Knowing what products I have, and not having to dig through a pile of stuff has made getting up and doing a full face a quick process: I’ve got it down to 17 minutes now.

I’ve selected 8 most frequently used favorites and shot them in my new softbox mini-studio. To make it seem as if I know what I’m doing, I’ve split the products up by brand and have posted them in alphabetical order. All products were purchased with my mother’s my own money. As usual, all collages can be embiggened by clicking on them:


Fyrrinae collage

Fyrinnae is my favorite make up brand in the world. There, I’ve said it. I will now live on in terror that they decide to close up shop, because things I love have a tendency to disappear. Not that I’m superstitious or anything. On the left is a new favorite: Lip Lustre in Dragon’s Blood. Despite it being in a tube (this is the tiny tester sized one), it’s not a lip gloss, but a lipstick. On the right is an older favorite: eye shadow in Because Cats, because duh. To be honest, I chose this one as a favorite for this post because of the name, I have about 10 Fyrinnae eyeshadows (they have trial sizes for all their products) and they’re all wonderful.

I did not swatch either, because they are impossible to photograph in a way that does them justice: like a perfect starry sky, Fyrinnae products are best seen in real life. I also find that their eye shadows look best when they’re patted on, not swiped, preferably onto a very VERY light coat of their Pixie Epoxy. Use liberal amounts of face powder under your eyes to deal with fall out, and you’re good to go.


Hourglass collage

Sometimes I see things and I know that I NEED to have them, and if I don’t get them, I’ll regret it forever. Readers of my Dutch blog will know this as “De Aas“, which best translates as “Eyeing the bait”. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light (left) was one of these things, so despite it being quite expensive (45 dollars), I bought it and wow. Best. Powder. Ever.

The blush on the right is not only very beautiful, but also has the funniest name ever: Dim Infusion. Despite using it daily, the lowering of my IQ has not been registered yet. File under: things that sounded way funnier in my head.


Lush collage

The people who’ve been reading this blog for a while, might remember the post I wrote about the launch of the collection about two years ago, where I mentioned the product here on the left: the Eyes Right mascara. I still love it as much as I did then, I have in fact not used any other brand of black mascaras since (this is my nth bottle).

On the right is the lipstick that I chose (or that chose me) during the colour reading and that I didn’t buy at first, but went back for: Passionate. It’s an in your face statement colour, and although I don’t believe in make up “rules”, I tend to not wear it to class, especially not when said class is at 9 a.m., but it is my go to colour for other occasions.


Nyx collage

And finally, NYX. On the left: LSS612 LALA, the perfect (well, to me) everyday lipstick. The only disadvantage is that it is VERY creamy, so you go through a tube quite quickly. Which wouldn’t be as much of a problem if LALA was sold in The Netherlands. Which it isn’t. *breathes deeply in and out*

The product on the right IS sold here (and I also have 2 back ups): PB11 Taupe. Although technically a blush, I use it to contour the absolute #@$@#$ out of my face. If you’re on the paler side of average and you’re looking for a contouring powder that isn’t too orangey and doesn’t have glitter, Taupe is the one.

Since long post is long, I’ll leave it at this. I hope you enjoyed watching/reading this, and if you have any questions about these products and/or make up in general, just hit me up in the comments!