Foundation, neutral eyeshadows, black eyeliner, mascara, a natural looking powder blush, and a touch of lip balm. There is never anything too different about my everyday look so I always reach for products that fall within my comfort zone in stores too. This year, I made it a goal to try some new things with my makeup by adding things outside of my comfort zone to my collection.
I'm addicted to blushes that give a subtle glow. When I kept hearing ladies like Estée and Jaye rave about the Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot, I went down to my local Murale store and picked it up without even swatching it first. To my surprise, it was much brighter than I had expected but on the cheeks it can be made quite wearable. The bright blush picks didn't stop there though. The Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape was next to be added to the collection. The gel texture and bright shade was intimidating but I decided to give it a go anyway. I still have yet to give it a go because I'm not sure of how I should apply it but I imagine fingers or the Real Techniques Stippling Brush will be the best options.
On the lips I rarely wear any colour so when I hopped into MAC the other day and picked up a red lipstick, I shocked myself. As recommended by the lady at the MAC counter, I picked up the MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo. This matte, blue-toned red lip shade is a bestseller at MAC for a good reason. I felt a boost of confidence as soon as I put it on and suddenly understood all the hype over wearing a bold red lip.
I guess it's fun to try new things with makeup sometimes.
What have you added to your collection recently that is typically out of your comfort zone?