My Everyday Work Makeup (Ft. Glossier)
Hi! Yes, it’s me Kat, returning from the depths of the internet and my existential crisis with a new beauty post. It’s been about 3 months since I’ve written about beauty on my blog and I’ve missed dipping into that kind of content and photography. In one of my recent posts I talked about starting a new job that was in an office rather than from home and, evidently, it has really affected my blog posting schedule and motivation. So, for today I wanted to go back to a classic ‘everyday makeup’ post, but this time with regards to my daily work routine. And yes, all of it is Glossier. What can I say? I’m obsessed.
In all honesty, I was really looking forward to do another big Glossier order, so I took the opportunity to test out a few new products while replenishing my favourites. Since then, I’ve only really wanted to wear Glossier as a way to test the new items I bought as well as take a break from my more winter makeup favourites.
A quick confession early on — while the Skin Tint is in the photos above, I’ve actually replaced it with my all-time favourite liquid foundation from The Ordinary. The Skin Tint in medium was just a bit too dark for me, despite being yellow-toned enough. But, I really liked the bottle for travelling so I did a bit of DIY with it.
After all the hype surrounding the Invisible Shield I decided that I needed to give it a try. I had previously been using a Neutrogena sunscreen and it always left a white cast on my face for the entirety of the day. So far, Glossier’s product is true to its name—I haven’t noticed any sort of discolouration after I apply my foundation. However, I’m not quite sure yet how effective it is, so it’ll take a bit of time and more use to tell whether it’s worth the splurge.
After having gone all out with testing new eyeshadow palettes and playing around with bright colours in the winter months, I’ve gotten into a very minimal phase with my eye makeup at the moment. I’ve pretty much only been wearing mascara, specifically Lash Slick, for a more simple, everyday look. While it isn’t exactly what I gravitate toward—it doesn’t make my lashes much fuller than they are—it is a simple lengthening formula that adds a little bit of oomph.
As we roll into the summer months I can’t help but put aside my powder blushes and reach for cream-based ones. Almost every day the last few months I’ve been wearing Cloud Paint in ‘Dusk’ because it adds the perfect amount of natural colour and the slightest bit of cheek sculpting. And to top it off I’ve stuck to Haloscope in Quarts, my go-to stick highlighter that makes you look more glowy than glittery.
Ever since Glossier rolled out their new formula for the Generation G lipsticks, I’ve been dying to give them a try. I already own one of the older ones in Crush, but as most people have discussed, the packaging wasn’t very good and it ended up breaking. In my recent order I bought Zip and Cake—two colours that every beauty influencer I follow has been raving about. They are pretty much all I’ve had on my lips the last few weeks. The formula is matte and has a blotted effect, making it a lot more wearable for everyday. However, I do notice that my lips tend to get a bit dry with them so, as a word of advice, prep with some lip balm.
I’ve been looking around for a new perfume to add to my collection, something less warm and wintery than my Coco Mademoiselle, so I thought I’d give ‘You’ a try. Needless to say, I’ve become obsessed with it. Rather than investing in a bottle with the risk of not liking it I bought the small solid formula that you can rub on your neck. It has a complimentary combination of citrus and musk scents, perfect for summer. And it does stay true to it’s name, blending in with your natural scent and making it very unique to you.