Thursday, 30 August 2018

the makeup that made my summer



As summer draws to a close, I thought I'd share the a few of the makeup bits that saw me through my favourite season. I always give so many parts of myself to the summer that when the sun starts to hide behind clouds more frequently and the evening breeze escalates to a chill, I've lost those parts of me completely and feel lighter and emptier. However, as I said in my last post about turning 18 and how my blog will always serve as a constant for me, a few products that I used religiously during the hot days will also act as that reminder of some of my happiest days. The reminder of the long, sun drenched days where I'd apply highlighter generously and pile on lip plumper like no tomorrow. A reminder of the terracotta terrace and the white and blue buildings. A reminder of the wide windows I would sit in front of every day after a day at the beach with my once salty hair up in a white towel and argan oil slathered on my face to quell the dehydration from the sun and the salt. It seems almost superficial to say that these few makeup products carry so much of these summer memories but they were truly a part of my day to day routine and now that I'm back in grey old London, picking up that liquid liner reminds me of doing the exact same thing a few weeks earlier.

I actually kicked of my summer with Soap and Glory, decorating doughnuts in a store just off Shaftsbury avenue. I received this package filled with makeup whilst I was away in Venice and used it as a way to soften the blow of returning from the beautiful Italian city. Hey, you might be leaving this venetian heaven but at least you'll be greeted with some new makeup. Life is all about bargaining with yourself.

Supercat liner pen*

I love a good liquid liner, more so when it's a felt tip as it makes application so much easier. I routinely lined my eyes into a quaint lil wing every evening. As someone with eyes that more or less disappear when smiling or laughing having a solid flick really helps to open up my eyes a bit more. It also makes me look and feel infinitely more put together. I wish it was more long lasting though, it may've just been the heat but I found that by the end of the day my wing had more or less smudged into nothing.

Archery DIY brow bar*

To be honest I don't do much to my brows other than brush some tinted brow gel through them. I absolutely love the cream highlighter and even use it on my cheekbones instead of my regular highlighter. In terms of the two brow powders and the wax, I have actually started using the darker powder to fill in sparse areas- I seem to have a natural slit in my right brow which is so inconvenient so using some brow powder to fill it in does the job perfectly. The brow wax is also very useful for keeping everything in place. 

Sexy motherpucker lip plumping gloss*

Firstly, let us appreciate the witty name of this product. I managed to convert the majority of my cousins to this whilst I was back in Morocco. Aside from the fact it smells like M&M world, this plumping gloss actually does what it says on it's very shiny packaging. I like wearing it with a brick red lip stick which I lightly dab on to give the whole 'just ate a strawberry ice lolly' effect. It doesn't feel sticky at all and is surprisingly hydrating. I'm actually quite a fan of the tingling sensation too. If I say I like the stinging, they will call me a crackhead. 

Sexy motherpucker 'Super Nude' lipstick* 

I'm not the biggest nude lipstick wearer at all, they don't suit my skin tone and wash me out. I'm much more of a red lipstick wearer whether that be a more muted shade or a full hollywood glam moment. In an attempt to convert myself to the realm of nude lipsticks I tried this with a brown liner but again, I just don't think that nude shades are the most flattering on me. The packaging is beautiful and I've read nothing but songs of praise about this lipstick so it's definitely not you, it's me. 

So those are some of the products that made my summer. There's a lot of others but I wanted to make this post brand focussed as Soap and Glory were kind enough to send me these. I think I'll do a part 2 as I have a few other makeup bits that I used throughout the months and they definitely deserve some airtime on here too. 

What makeup products made your summer?
-Dalal 

16 comments:

  1. Loooooved this. Your blog posts are always so elegant and neat. I don't actually wear make up at all because I've never found products that make me look good, and LOL let's not talk about how I look with a full face. It's probably the reason I can, depending on what Im wearing, pass for 13. (I was so offended :/) It just never serves me in the way I think it's meant to. But i also keep meaning to give make up another go and actually try and find products that suit me etc. I really like the sound of the liquid felt tip eyeliner!

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    1. Thank you so much Zoe. I can imagine you'd look amazing with primary coloured liquid liners- I have an electric blue one from Nyx which is fab. Don't feel pressured to wear makeup, it's 100% a personal choice and it's meant to be fun- forcing yourself to wear it sucks all the fun out of it ;)

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  2. Beautiful post!!

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  3. The Supercat liner is the only product I have ever tried from Soap & Glory's makeup line and I love it, it's a shame I can't do eyeliner to save my life so I don't use it often but it does make it a lot easier! Really want to try that lipstick now too because it looks so fab, loveeeed this post Dalal! x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. Every time I take the lid off my eyeliner and get ready to apply it I have no idea how it's going to turn out- it's always a surprise haha. The nude lipstick is so you!

      Dalal

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  4. I love associations like this. Summer is such a specific time, especially when you're young and when things can take you back - the best!

    LEXI LIKES

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    1. I'm such a sentimental person it's crazy- summer definitely heightens that, I agree.

      Dalal

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  5. I tried supercat but couldn't get along with it which is such a shame! I'd love to try the super nude lipstick, can never have enough nudes!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. That's such a shame because it's such a good eyeliner. Definitely try out the lipstick :)

      Dalal

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  6. I really wanna try the Sexy Motherpucker lip plumping gloss, I've heard such good things about it!! I used the Supercat eyeliner for ages, but I couldn't get on with it:/ it never lasts the full day and 'm always too lazy to keep reapplying aha xo
    www.lexiealexandra.com

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    1. It's so so so good, I was wearing it today actually! I agree that the lasting power of the Supercat liner could do with some improvement- reapplying is such a faff.

      Dalal

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  7. I have still yet to try the supercat liner, I always love a got felt tip eyeliner but I always worry about it smudging

    Sophie | Sophie's Spot

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    1. I really like it but I can't vouch for the staying power I'm afraid! It's still a really easy product to use so if application is an issue then it's the right liner for you

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  8. I definitely want to give the lip gloss a try!! I was searching cute products for the summer time so this was such a fun read!
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    1. It's so worth it! I'm glad this post could help <3

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