MOTD: Apocalyptic Highlights.

Hey, friends! I recently picked up some new (completely unecessary, but pretty) things from Priceline, as one does when they wander in for one item only - as one also does, I was so excited to test them out that I created a look with them the next day! Luckily for me, I attended my sister's pre-ball party the following day, as well as a concert, so the occasions called for pretty make up. Not that lack of occasion would have stopped me, let's be real.

The two items from my haul which particularly sent my heart beating were the new (to Australia) Maybelline Face Studio Hi-lighting blush in Pink Rose, and the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvet in Meteroic Matte. I featured my look around these little babies, and I was really happy with how it turned out! That's always weird to say, as a person who has been cripplingly self conscious for most of her nearly twenty years on the planet - like, 'hey, I like the way my face looks today, here's some photos of it!'. Gaining skills and knowledge in the make up department has really helped my body/self image improve, not because I'm hiding behind cosmetics, but because I can feel myself getting better at something I'm passionate about - woohoo!

Anyways, sentimental moments aside, let's talk products. This make up had to last twelve hours in Perth summer, and thus it became necessary to use my strictly rationed Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (seriously, do you know how expensive this stuff is??). I don't do 'special occasion' products, but this is an exception - this primer is life changing in both it's staying power and it's ability to bankrupt you. After this I used my trusty Covergirl 3in1 Superstay Foundation and a small (read: large) amount of Maybelline Master Conceal by FaceStudio to create a full coverage base - a necessity when doing a stronger lip. I'd had my brows threaded the night before - hallelujah - and so I filled them in a little stronger than usual with my Anastasia Dipbrow and Benefit Gimme Brow. I yell about these products to my friends all of the time, they are absolutely holy grail and you need them in your life.

Given that I knew I was doing a darker lip, I kept my eye make up simple; I swept a champagne shadow over my lid, and focused Taupe from the Lorac Pro Palette in my crease before bringing into the outer corner of my lower lash line. On the inner corner, I placed a gold pencil liner before blending it with a shadow of the same colour. Super easy, but looks like you put a little effort in - aka my favourite kind of make up. I channelled my inner red bull and gave myself wings with Maybelline Master Precise liner (this is not sponsored by Maybelline, I realise I sound like a walking advert but I just love the stuff) (although, if Maybelline is reading this heeeeeeey), and then applied lashings of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. My favourite half lashes of the moment are ones I picked up from Sephora and don't actually know the name of - sorry! I suck - but they are criss-crossed and super elongating so have a look online for a match! I think they're just subtle enough to dress up this eye look, without going too far.

After setting my face with my favourite setting powders (which you can read about here!), I bronzed up with Benefit's Hoola and then tried out my new blush with high hopes. I don't know how to accurately convey how much I adore this product via a blogpost; this stuff is gorgeous. Not only does it blend like butter, it also has the most beautiful rose gold flush with a highlight already built in. It's pretty opaque too, one swipe left me with the perfect amount of colour. You need it in your life, now.

Once I'd taken a moment to bask in my new-found glow, I moved onto lips. When using a liquid lipstick such as this, I always like to use a liner first to give me some sort of guide - like a child who needs help staying inside the lines. For this I used Nightmoth from Mac, which I blended out so it wouldn't be so stark against the lighter lip colour and so it would create an (accidental) ombre effect. I've always loved the apocalips, and this colour performs just as well as the others - definitely try it out if you're in the market for a darker lip! Or if, like me, you just like to buy pretty new things that you don't really need.

rimmel apocalips

rimmel apocalips

Sophia ♡

Price List:
Maybelline Hi-Lighting Blush $19.95
Rimmel Apocalips $10.95


Thank you so much for reading, have a beautiful day!

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