Boyfriend Picks My Makeup

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Social distancing for me has meant zero makeup and living in PJs/workout clothes for the past 5 weeks or so.

I figured it was time to shake things up a little, so I tried the “boyfriend picks my makeup” tag. A potential full glam face to compliment my PJs.

I hate throwing out makeup, so I’ve been holding onto a lot of products I tried, didn’t like and couldn’t give away. This also means I keep things way past expiration. Apparently this challenge was the kick I needed to get rid of some stuff.

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My boyfriend knows nothing about makeup. I’m pretty sure he couldn’t even tell concealer from mascara.
So I presented him with a photo of each category of makeup and asked him to pick 1 product from each photo, with justification if he had any.

Here’s what we were working with:

Primer

The NYX primer was actually brand new; I’d never tried it before.
The Smashbox Primerizer has been part of my daily makeup routine for the longest time. It’s super convenient when you can’t be bothered to moisturise beforehand.
I was excited to crack open the NYX primer though! I’ll do a post on it after a few wears.

Primer_Choice
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer

Foundation

Funnily enough, also quite new. I switch between this and the L’Oreal CC Cream on a typical day.

Foundation-Choice
NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil

Concealer

I despise this concealer with every fibre of my being.
I threw it out after using it.
The Maybelline Instant Eraser is what I usually grab for.

Concealer
Collection Lasting Perfection

Setting Powder

This is what I usually use. I find a powder foundation works amazingly as a setting powder.

Setting Powder
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation

Bronzer

I used the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer as I currently don’t have any other.

Bronzer

Highlight

He picked a specific shade.
I think the palette is quite old and the powders have lost theirĀ oomph.. Woops.
I also threw this out after using it.

Highlight
Makeup Revolution Pro Glow Palette

Eyeshadow

Uncommon opinion: this palette sucks.
It’s aesthetically pleasing, but doesn’t deliver.

Eyeshadow-Choice
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Mascara

I’m so fussy with mascaras. I’m glued to the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Extatic and keep repurchasing it, because the result is so amazing.
I got the Dior one as part of a giftset and it’s also amazing, but I don’t think I’d pay the price for a new one when this finishes, knowing that the Lash Paradise exists at a significantly lower price.

Mascara Choice
Dior: Diorshow

Lipstick

I think I have a problem with buying nudes and mauves.
I’m not a huge fan of the Vivid Hot Lacquers.

Lipstick Choice
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer

Setting Spray

The Urban Decay All Nighter is my go to.
I’ve never actually used the Vitamin E Fast Mist as a setting spray before! This was interesting.

Setting Spray Choice
The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist

No brow products or blush in my collection at the moment.

His justifications:

“I have no idea what I chose and why, you’re welcome.”

The Result

The choices were very neutral, natural and worked well together. I think he did that on purpose.
This was close enough to my everyday natural makeup, so I approve.

Makeup Finished

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L A S H E S ! ft. Moomin

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