It’s been a long time since my last post. Unexpectedly something I hoped to see in the next years actually happened. I was able to purchase a home with my partner and have been with consumed with all things HOUSE related!
Part of all things house related means turning one of the downstairs rooms (basically an unused store room) into my makeup room. It was a barren shell -of-a-room, with no ceiling no flooring, purple and green walls!
So far I have painted the walls a nice cool-toned stone colour – TAUBMANS Pebble Bay. and also enlisted a contractor to install large 600 x 600 porcelain tiles in a similar and complimentary shade to the stone colour on the wall. My Makeup room is taking shape! Im hoping to make it a neutral, modern and relaxing space. Next is painting the trimmings a natural white, installing a ceiling (yes currently no ceiling in there) and air conditioning. In the tropics air conditioning is a must! Will keep you posted and pics to come.
Anyway enough about that lets move on to makeup. What have I been using whilst renovating. Well to be honest not a whole lot, things are still packed away and all over the place. So to work I have been bare faced with mascara and brows done only! Sacrilege! I have been too busy to wear makeup daily and let me tell you I’m having withdraws, but lucky for me tomorrow I am doing a friends makeup so I will get my fix there. How exciting!
When I have been applying a full face, I have been loving the Uban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer. This has to be my favourite concealer. It doesn’t dry my under eye area or crease. I prefer it over the NARS Radiant Concealer – which is too drying for my skin. I find the Urban Decay concealer is more fluid and thin consistency and far more easy to blend, compared to the NARS which I find thick and creamy.
I use two shades, one for concealing (Medium Light Neutral) and one when I want to conceal and highlight (Light Neutral) . Now for us here in Australia this is a high-end concealer priced at $46 each from MECCA. When you compare that say to the Maybelline Fit me Concealer which from memory is around $13 from any pharmacy/drugstore or grocery store here in Australia that’s a big price difference. I am an avid user of the Fit me concealers as well as the LA Girl Concealers which are also a quality product at a low price. Whilst I will always use those drugstore concealers, I do see the quality and difference in the Urban Decay product. Some times when you buy a high-end product you can find a low priced product that does the exact same job, and you come away feeling like you have paid for a brand name rather than a quality product. I find the Urban Decay Concealer is worth the money. The difference in quality is obvious, which I didn’t really find with the NARS concealer. A lot of people swear by the NARS concealer, perhaps my under eye area doesn’t agree with it, being on the dry-side.
If you haven’t tried this concealer from Urban Decay I definitely recommend giving it a go, especially if like me you tend to dry out under your eye area and are having problems finding something that doesnt leave your skin feeling like sand paper.