A New Series – My Makeup Collection

This blog has been very skincare heavy I’ve noticed, but I can’t leave out my passion for makeup either! So I’m going to start a series posting every relevant makeup item I have and that I use. I’ll have a post for face products, blushes and bronzers, lips, lashes, highlighters and everything in between. I always love snooping into other people’s makeup collections just to see what they have, and so I thought why not do the same for you!

Today I’ll start with my face products:

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  1. Maybelline Fit me Loose Powder in Shade 20
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Shade 2w light warm
  3. Benefit Porefessional
  4. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Shade 20
  5. Tarte Amazonian Clay Loose Powder Foundation in Shade light neutral
  6. Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Shade Alaska
  7. Maybelline Fit me Pressed powder in Shade 20
  8. Dermablend Loose Transparent Powder
  9. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in Shade 128
  10. Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation in Shade 227 (summer shade)
  11. Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation Sticks in “Banana” and “Fawn” (which i didn’t photograph for some reason?).

And these are my current face products, hopefully more to come soon!

New Products For the New Year

Today I want to talk about some of my favourite products and daily routines that I have started in the New Year.

To start off the New Year, I decided I wanted to change my face makeup routine a little. Since my skin is not the best, I have traditionally opted for heavier coverage foundations (My go-to for a long time was the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, but the Covergirl Superstay Full Coverage foundation is the drugstore dupe that I switched to). But I thought the New Year was a chance to try something different, so I thought hey, why not try a tinted moisturizer? I heard super amazing things about the NARS one, and I bought mine in the shade ‘Alaska’. This provides just enough coverage for the office without looking super heavy. The only downside is that since I have very oily skin, it kind of starts to fade throughout the day especially around the nose.

In the theme of staying fresh faced and glowy, I want to stick to two key skin routines this year – using Retinol daily and dermarolling at least once a month. Both have similar effects in that they both aim to speed up the skin resurfacing process. Retinol helps with cell turnover to keep that young fresh looking skin on the surface, and dermarolling is a process where you poke tiny holes in your face with a rolling device which helps to formulate newer skin much faster that it normally would without it. I am prescribed Retin-A by my dermatologist and I bought my roller for 12$ off Amazon! Since I have problems with hyperpigmentation (scaring after acne) these two routines should help immensely with this particular skin concern. (If you want to see my entire post on derma rolling, go check out https://livelifeintheflorallane.com/2018/12/25/dermarolling-101/ )


Those are two new products/routines that I want to keep up with in the new year. Let me know what some of yours are in the comments!!