2011 has been a huge year for me in in many ways, but since this blog is about beauty I will continue with my huge beauty discoveries and milestones! I figured it would be fitting since its New Years Eve and I have no plans because I have the flu...lucky me :p
I've always worn makeup, but never really understood what it was doing for me and never took the time to learn properly. Since the beginning of 2011 I've taken up such an interest in it (some may say an addiction..lol) and have learned sooo much thanks to many beauty guru's on you tube from across the world! I feel like I have connected with soo many of them and would not even be writing this if it wasn't for them....soo Thank You :)
Here is a list of discoveries and milestones I have discovered in 2011:
1). Bought my 1st MAC product
- Fix Fluid +
2). Bought my 1st DIOR beauty product
- Amber Diamond Highlighter (Gorgeous)
3). Finally got my hands on Urban Decay's Naked Palette
- worth every penny
4). Brow's define the face
5). Learned how to highlight & contour
6). Tried the Clarasonic Mia
7). Found my favourite perfume of all time
- Flowerbomb by Victor & Rolf
8). Discovered Forever 21
- not beauty, but clothes
9). Fell in LOVE with liquid eyeliner
- Maybelline Line Stiletto Precision is my fav
10). Lipgloss can make everyone look polished
11). Concealer should not be applied like foundation
- should be applied with a patting technique, not rubbing
12). Bronzer and Highlighter is AH-MAZING
13). Clear skin makes for the best makeup canvas
14). Fell in love with blush
- current love is NYX Raisin
Lastly......but certainly not least is my discovery that LESS IS MORE!!!! A little goes a long way when it comes to making yourself look awake, alive and polished!
For me, picking out my makeup to wear whether its neutral or fancy is something I enjoy that also makes me feel put together. You know how people plan their outfit the day before?? Well, I like to do this for my makeup as well, ie. eyeshadow colour, lipgloss colour.
Hope you enjoyed this list and that it may even be helpful for you moving into 2012!
Happy New Year Everyone and may 2012 be the best one yet! May everyone have a year filled with great health and lots of love!
Lots of Love, Crystal...XOXO