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Today’s makeup + Summer makeup wishlist

These are the products I brushed, poked and smeared on my face today to look more like a human and less like Bruce Jenner.

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From left to right: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 4.0, Benefit The POREfessional, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Liner in Black Velvet, OFRA Eyebrow Pencil in Universal, NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base, Maybelline Rocket Mascara, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, NYX Butter Gloss in 02 Eclair, Benefit Fake Up Concealer, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder

My makeup collection needs a desperate upgrade. My concealer is too thick and feels heavy on my face. My foundation is nearly empty, and I would like to double my skin protection by switching to a tinted moisturizer with SPF. I’m torn between NARS and Jouer. I also have my eye on the Marc Jacobs under eye concealer simply because of the cool metal tip. The bags under my eyes are not Prada, they’re Coach knock-offs.

Shop my summer picks here:

It’s almost Friday!

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Today’s makeup

If I stumbled upon a magic lamp and a giant shirtless genie wearing better accessories than me offered three wishes, I can guarantee that one of them would be for my lipstick to last on my lips.

This beautiful color from Covergirl lasted my commute to work and halfway through breakfast, but its pigment was shed all over my fork and the back of a sandpaper napkin by the time I was done. And who left the tube at home? Me. I did.

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From left to right: NARS Duo in Cordura, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Covergirl Lipstick in 360 Euphoria, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

This isn’t all I wore on my face, but I am in desperate need of a new foundation and powder that I just decided to leave my basics out.

What is your makeup faux pas? Do you have any solutions for my lipstick problem?

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Today’s makeup

Unfortunately, none of these products are on my face anymore because something is in my left eye and I have been clawing at my eyeball to get it out. Why.

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A few standouts from today, notably my new Urban Decay Velvet Pencil I received in my newest Ipsy bag. Urban Decay eyeliners are awesome, but the texture of this liner is perfect for my needs. I don’t use liquid eyeliner and prefer a smudged eyeliner look over a cat eye. Seriously, a cat eye makes me look like a chola. Give me a plaid shirt and some lip liner and I turn into a straight up Mexican gangsta.

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From left to right: Limited Edition Divergent Palette, NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base, Benefit POREfessional Primer, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara, Make Up For Ever Full Coverage Concealer in 5, Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Pencil in Black Velvet, Make Up For Ever Lipstick in Rouge, Make Up For Ever HD Powder, Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown. Not pictured: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

I Instagram’d a rare selfie of today’s look:

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

Nice and grainy, just like the photos of my ancestors.

If you’d like to follow me on Instagram, my username is morning_ink. I follow back!

Have a great Wednesday and thank you for reading.

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Today’s makeup + disappointing product

My makeup is always the same look achieved with different products. Excuse me for loving a taupe eye and pink lip.

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From left to right: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 4.0, LORAC Pro Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Dark Spot Correcting Primer, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 5, Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette, NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara, Wet n Wild Eyeliner in Black Black, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, MICA Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in #6 Fiesta.

I have sensitive acne-prone oily skin, so finding a trustworthy moisturizer is always a battle. I knew I had found it in one Korean product, but decided to give the Josie Maran Light Argan Oil a try. It was recommended as a great combat for my skin type on the Sephora website, and I’ve been bombarded with articles and videos about the use of argan oil on your hair and skin. So, I pulled the $48 price tag bandaid.

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Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light

Big mistake.

Not only did this moisturizer result in a horrible breakout along my neck, it made my pores more visible and my nose looked like a ripe strawberry against a greasy Cici’s pizza. It was awful. I continued to use it on the ends of my hair and on my face for several weeks hoping it took a little while for my skin to adjust, but no. My skin went completely downhill. After two months of use, I’ve returned to my old favorite.

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Holika Holika Water March Moisture Green Full Cream

I found this moisturizer while browsing the adorable site PrettyandCute.com. They sell Asian beauty products that I can’t find in stores and have a large selection of BB creams and skincare products. I had been wanting to try Holika Holika since one of my favorite beauty YouTubers, frmheadtotoe, recommended them. This moisturizer has a fresh scent and a thin film that seals in the witch hazel and Himalayan berry extract. It’s perfect for troubled skin, and will prevent any acne medication from coming off on your pillow at night.

You let me down, Josie Maran. However, I do love the Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment. So, you’re not completely off my radar.

Have you tried using oils on your face? What is your go-to moisturizer?