So, I know I blog about books a lot (like, most of the time, actually), but this isn’t strictly a book blog. It’s meant to be about me and my life and such, and I’m not only a person with a book addiction.
That’s just mainly what I am. But not all.
I am not, however, a makeup person. For as long as I’ve been alive, makeup has strictly been for cosplay, special events, and … nothing else. I don’t wear it daily, I don’t like wearing it, and I don’t bother with it otherwise.
That is, until now. I don’t know if it’s my birthday passing that’s abruptly changed my mind (wrinkles are a-comin’), but, all of a sudden, I’m super interested in trying out makeup for what’s pretty much the first time in my life. I don’t know anything about it, and I don’t know anything about brands, but I took to the internet and got some stuff. Stuff I can go ahead and continue using for cosplay should I abruptly change my mind about wearing it on the daily more.
Welcome to part one of my makeup haul and first impressions. They’re not going to be long or anything, but I figured they’d be good for future reference on my own part, if nothing else.
I’m a little torn on this one. Why? I’m not a pencil or a gel eyeliner kind of person. I use felt-tip marker eyeliners, because I find they’re the easiest to use and they don’t smear. And, if I need super strong and long wear, I use Nyx’s Vinyl liquid eyeliner, which is a blessing in itself. But, I decided to give Kylie’s kit a try, and … well, I like it, but I’m not completely sold, you know?
Again, I blame that on the fact I’m not a fan of gel or pencil eyeliner, but I’m planning on doing more with them, so my mind will most likely change. I will, however, praise the heck out of the consistency of them. They’re smooth and pretty easy to apply, coming from someone who doesn’t actually know much about how to do so, and they don’t feel weird on my eyes like the Vinyl eyeliner can sometimes feel. I’m all for giving this more chances, and it’s probably great for those who already use gel and such, so we’ll see how I go with it.
Fantastic. I am 100% in love with this, and I am full of so much regret for not giving into the hype previously. [Insert cosplay war flashbacks, with smeared lipstick and gratuitous horror.]
When it comes to anything but chapstick, I’m wholly against sticky and slick on my mouth, so when I put on the matte lipstick, I was thrilled to find it actually matte-ified perfectly. It also didn’t budge a single bit throughout the day, nor did it transfer onto anything my mouth touched, which is a blessing for someone with Invisalign. I will have to use more chapstick before putting it on, though, plus after using it, because it does dry my lips out like no other. I think that’s completely worth it, however, for how little it gets messed up while being worn (which is, to say, not at all) and how easily it comes off with a makeup wipe.
I’m definitely going back and getting more of these. Especially for cosplay, because wow. A+. I need more lipstick like this in my life.
(Plus, I really want that Love Bite color. And Moon. They’re so pretty.)
And thus ends part one of my makeup adventures. Part two and part three to come, so check back for links!
Thanks for reading!