It’s ironic really, I’m a semi-reformed beauty junkie (I like to think, I may be wrong?) but I rarely make an effort on the day to day. I like to tell myself that it’s because I’m really busy – but honestly I think I just can’t be arsed. Again – something I’m trying to change! As I age (drat!) I have to be a little more realistic about what looks cute and what doesn’t.
I’ve kind of always hated foundation, too heavy, I perspire like a camel and sweat and foundation do not mix. Literally. I usually end up with half of it off and the other half dried awkwardly on my face. So I reserve the heavy trappings for events/ night time when such mishaps are less discernible.
In the interminable heat I usually opt for my Maybelline BB Cream but they’ve been falling my hand lately – the dark version is much lighter than it was before and now I kind of look sickly when I use it. Enter the amazing medium coverage foundation from House of Tara. Nigerian beauty brands are having such a moment right now!
House of Tara Flawless Foundation
Even if I can’t use it everyday (still foundation averse) it’s so delightfully light I can use it in a pinch and not feel like I’m wearing a mask. For night I, typically just ‘build’ (Learnt that from the uber fabulous Shade – MUA extraordinaire (MINE) for when I need face armor. More on that later.
Elie Saab For The Win
I’m obsessed with this Elie Saab perfume. The end. It’s an eau de parfum (Present). I never buy perfume and I’m already wondering what I’LL DO WHEN I RUN OUT! I got it with the shower gel – that’s strictly for super grown and sexy days.
My lips are one of my favourite feature and I like to treat my tricks so …
Yes. I’m aware I will never wear some of these shades. But I like to hope. I’m coming down from my Jankara high, but Jankara/Arese/Tejuoso are in constant rotation at the moment. I’ll typically cheat with lipstick, finishing powder and a (wonky) winged liner. I always end up looking like Cleopatra.
PS: I picked up all this at a recent makeup party hosted by my dear friend and HOT brand manager Temi Akingbe. Champagne Canapes and Makeup. My. Kinda. Party
More pictures here.
What’s your favourite lipstick at the moment? Tara or nah? Share! Share! Share!