You know how sometimes you have a crappy day ? You had stuff planned, and did not do it. You wanted to go out and did not. You said to yourself, I’m going to be productive, do this and that, and bake, and clean my office and… When you basically have scrolled down Instagram too much and feel like you too
could should have that kind of life ? (more on that later, what kind of life is that ?)
Anyway, that’s the kind of day I had today.
First, what I do, is put on Franck Sinatra on my Spotify app. Either “Young at heart”, or “I’ve got the world on a string”. Joy. And if I have any, I light a candle, and make myself a tea.
Then, what I find I do all the time, but actually only realized it today, is, I put on a bit more makeup as I sigh looking at myself in the mirror. You know when the night’s falling, but it’s not time for diner yet, but your workday is over and you don’t know what to do with yourself ? Well, I often end up in my bathroom, and look for stuff that could potentially help to lighten up my mood. Makeup.
Not like a red lip or anything because I don’t often wear that much makeup. But I often end up using these three products :
Glossier Stretch Concealer in light
It’s amazing. It is actually stretchy, and is great to reapply on top of makeup. It’s very moisturizing so it does not amplify the lines around the eyes or make your face caked up in product. It’s soft, smart and sweet. Instant pick-me-up in a jar.
I don’t know why, but I reach for this nude with a satin finish all the time. Especially after a hard day, it makes me feel put together and chic, though it’s quite subtle and does not have an amazing lasting power. I love the color, a really well balanced nudy-pink, and it goes well with my fair complexion. Also, I sometimes use it on my cheeks. Just dab my finger on my lips and blend it on my cheeks. It helps with my mood for sure !
Brush my brows
I’ve had the same spoolie for years. It’s from Hema, random, and it was so cheap. But you know what ? It’s actually the best. It has the perfect angle, and I’m just so used to it, I even prefer it to the ones you can find on double-ended brow products.
So yes, I brush my brows. To beef them up a little. I also sometimes add a bit of Glossier Boy Brow or even pencil them in a bit more with the Fleur de Force Eyelure Brow Define in medium. And that is the final touch to lift my spirit.
What do you do to cheer you up ? Is it related to makeup in any way or not at all ?
You definitely convinced me to try Glossier’s concealer! Not sure it will cover my blue/purple circles but if it’s really moisturizing, I’ll give it a try (I asked a friend living in London to pick my order).
PS: pardon my French 🙂
Ha I’m glad then ! Maybe if you have blue-ish dark circles, you could try the Soft Matte concealer by Nars. It’s basically the Glossier one but with way more coverage apparently. And it’s not matte or cakey according to the reviews I’ve read : http://www.sephora.fr/Maquillage/Teint/Anticernes-Correcteur/Soft-Matte-Complete-Concealer-Anti-cernes/P2865006 Let me know !