This week has been full of holidays. We had a national holiday on Tuesday and on Friday there was another. I have been going to view all the autumn leaves in Kyoto; I still have more to get through but not much time left!
With regards to make-up, I have been shamefully minimal over the past few weeks. Firstly I’m lazy and my room is cold so I’d rather have those extra minutes in bed, secondly now that I am universally considered an adult (at the ripe old age of 21) the primitive instinct to search for eternal youth has kicked in. I’m pretty sure this is primitive, I can imagine lots of Neanderthal ladies ran around rubbing bird droppings on their faces to preserve their skin. I, on the other hand, have taken the high ground and resorted to wearing dungarees, talking with a lisp, and tying my hair in pigtails.
Me having had one too many
Ok perhaps not, but basically make-up gives me lines I don’t actually have and that’s not cool so I have been sparing with it recently.
This week we’ve been talking about girl crushes. I’m not really sure I get crushes, instead I kind of get this urge to…collect awesome people. It’s a bit like when I play pokemon, I don’t have to catch them all (I am far more discerning) but I do have to catch the cool ones. Even if I never play with them, just having them suits me fine. In the same way, I often feel the need to create an awesome person menagerie. Naturally these awesome people would have to be let out now and then to continue doing the awesome things that made them awesome. Also they would most likely object to being in my awesome person menagerie and I’d probably get sued or something. So I have to settle with having an imaginary menagerie. An Imaginagerie.
Off the top of my head, these people would be part of my Awesome Imaginagerie.
Clockwise from left: Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, and Maggie Gyllenhaal
I noticed while putting all these images together, my Awesome Imaginagerie seems to consist exclusively of pale people. Perhaps I feel like they’re kindred spirits and that together we could talk about being paper white and hiss at any errant rays of sun streaming through the windows of my castle.
Taylor Swift is the only musician on the list, but try as I might, I just can’t like her music. I would really like nothing more than to be a Taylor Swift fan, I could go to actual concerts which aren’t those weird reunion ones where everyone’s a bit aged and…rotund and they have to have a little rest in the middle of songs. Alas alack, it cannot be. But Taylor Swift has awesome hair and awesome make-up and seems like a genuinely awesome person. Awesome.
Most of these ladies usually have great make-up looks as well, and I’ve found myself poring over their pictures and scrutinising their make-up many times. Tilda Swinton is the exception to this. She wears very minimal make-up, if any, and yet she cannot help but look magnificent. I don’t ever use that word (but perhaps I should start) but to me it perfectly describes Tilda Swinton. Magnificent and Majestic.
This round-up has not been very make-up related. I suppose that’s because I haven’t been wearing much. To placate you, here are products with which I am currently not 100% satisfied.
Concealer for blemishes: None of them seem to do their job. I have been having better luck with using Estee Lauder Doublewear (though the lightest shade is a little dark for me), or the Shu Uemura Nobara cover stick but I’m still miffed that no one has yet to create a perfect concealer. I don’t expect total miracles, but everything seems so unsatisfactory.
Mascara: I am still using Fiberwig extra long, and I still like it very much but the disadvantages I mentioned in my review still irk me a little. I would like something a little more separating or volumising or both! I have my eye on Cezanne Volume Comb Mascara: it has good reviews on cosme.net and is really cheap. If I get it I’ll be sure to report back!