My Holy Grail beauty products

I don’t usually write blog posts on the topic of beauty, it’s just not my thing. I usually write about feelings, or my opinions on issues, or school things, or poetry. I wrote a couple of GRWMs for BEDA because I was running out of topics and GRWMs are fun to write if you truly enjoy writing them.

But today I thought that I would try to write about beauty because as I’ve grown out of the teenager phase, I’ve paid more attention to my skin and how to take care of it. I’ve also paid more attention to makeup, because I realized that even though I look fine without any makeup, I look better and more confident with makeup. I also look more awake (LOL, because when do i ever get enough sleep?). I usually don’t leave the house without at least filling in my eyebrows, and most of the time I dab on a bit of concealer. This is not to say that I don’t like how I look naturally, as I stated above, I do. However, if filling in my eyebrows makes me feel better, then why not?

So, without further rambling, here are some beauty products that have become my Holy Grail products:

1. Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion: Even though it’s not supposed be used as a facial moisturizer, I use it as one anyways. It’s not heavy at all, it smells of lavender, and it does a superb job of keeping my face looking and feeling great. I bought a huge bottle of it a couple years ago, and I haven’t finished it yet.

2. Simple Kind to Skin Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15: I bought this because I absolutely hated having to spray sunscreen or smear sunscreen on my face. So I thought, “hey, why not buy a moisturizer with SPF?” I went shopping and this was the cheapest one I found. It’s smells kind of like sunscreen but I can deal with that. (FUN FACT: I got a face full of freckles after not putting sunscreen on my face for the whole summer. I worked at an amusement park, and the sun was shining down on my face everyday).

3. Lush None of Your Beeswax Lip Balm: This smells of lemon bars, it’s vegan and it’s animal cruelty free. It doesn’t hurt that it feels like a dream on my lips.

4. Makeup Forever Artiste Palette Volume 1: THIS PALETTE OH MY GOD. It’s a lifesaver. I use the taupe grey and black together as my eyebrow colour and they are usually on fleek. Yea, yea, I know that they’re not matte, but they’re also not shimmery, (so I consider them to be matte) so if I want to use them on my eyebrows, then let me be. The lightest, almost translucent white colour I use as eyebrow highlight. The other six colours I use as eyeshadow. A couple of swipes on the lid, paired with some blending, and I look like I actually spent time on my eyeshadow, which I haven’t. I usually dont…

5. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer: Dark Circles and red patches/areas BE GONE!

6. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: My face looks flawless as fuck. Pores? Who me? Nah.

7. Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes: The only pencil/cream liner that doesn’t run and end up turning me into a raccon halfway through the day. It’s also only $19. Most eyeliners are at least $5-6 more expensive.

8. Nars Lip Crayon: I’m not too big of a fan of the velvet matte lip pencils (I have one in Cruella, and honestly, it’s just meh). The Satin lip pencils are great though. They’re moisturizing and they stay for a few hours with eating and drinking.

OKAY I’M DONE. Hope you found this informative/helpful!

-EVA

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BEDA Day 27 – GRWM throughout the years

2011: This was when I started cutting my hair short, so I had a chin length bob. Throw on a pair of black skinny jeans, low top converse, and a grey TNA hoodie. Makeup? What is that?

2012: Do the same thing as the year before, but add in a few cardigans. You discover mascara, which is a good thing

2013: Pop Punk! All the Pop Punk! You discover checkers, and layering unbuttoned checkered shirts over a t-shirt. Good, good. Aaaaand now is when you discover eyeliner! Pile it on underneath your eyes like an emo scene kid from the early 2000s

2014: Vans. You discover Vans. Now instead of looking emo, you look like a hipster skater girl. You bought striped t-shirts and more checkers/plaid. You discover foundation and eyeshadow and blush. Finally, a little too late if you ask me. You have an obsession with playing acoustic guitar. ALL THE DAMN TIME.

2015: Your style has evolved, and so has your hair. You grew out your hair and rocked the long tresses for a good 8 months. Then you chopped it all off for a pixie cut. You bought a few dark coloured dresses and skirts! You also bought a denim vest from the men’s side of the store. You bought a bowler hat. Also, combat, you own Doc Martens. Your style is sometimes denim vest hipster and sometimes all black wearing punk chick and sometimes bowler hat sporting 1940s vintage. You finally understand that eyebrows are important, and now know how to fill them in. You buy concealer, as you realize that trying to put foundation on your under eye bags doesn’t work.

-EVA

BEDA Day 13 – Get Ready With Me (GRWM)

Ninety-nine percent of the time, my hair, when I wake up, is sticking straight up in the air. So, first thing I do is to run my hair under the tap for a good thirty seconds to make it lie flat on my head. Now, I could either blow-dry it or leave it to dry, while I go waste some time on the internet. Guess what option I choose most of the time? If you guessed the latter, you are most correct. After my hair is dry, to push it to the side and give it a tiny swoop, I smear on some hair paste and spray on a pound of hairspray.

Now, it’s time for MAKEUP!! Here are all the products I smear on my face on a regular basis. Step 1: moisturize. Step 2: Apply Olay BB Cream with an expert face brush. Step 3: Fill in eyebrows with a mix of taupe grey and black eyeshadow using an angled brow brush. Step 4: conceal dark circles and spots with concealer. Step 5: Apply a bit of blush

Clothes you say? What do I wear? Pick out a pair of skinny-ish jeans, fold up the cuffs twice, layer a t-shirt with a full length jean vest. Complete the outfit with a pair of black socks and beat up vans.