While this year I didn't manage to branch out too much in the beauty realm, I did discover a small array of true game-changers that I'll be taking through to next year (or week, depends how you take it!). And for me, ticking off a holy grail eyeliner is more than enough productivity for one year. Srsly, finding the perfect eyeliner took serious skill and beauty gambling skills...
Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream
I bought this on a whim but I think I found The One. A lightweight cream that sinks beautifully into the skin, Aesop’s Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream is extra hydrating and leaves my skin radiant and plump. Oh, and what’s more? It works perfectly for both UK and HK weather. Full review here.
YSL Baby Doll Mascara
When I went to a meeting with Yves Saint Laurent Beauté earlier this year, I came away feeling a) productive, b) super dolled-up (Cara Delevingne’s MUA had just done my face) and c) like I’d won the make-up lottery. That night, I discovered Baby Doll. I’m still a sucker for my Majolica Majorca mascara but this YSL one just holds a curl and fluttery lash effect like no other.
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner
Having been left behind as the only girl in the 21st century who hadn’t tried this product, I finally caved and bought this in September. And no other eyeliner I’ve used before could even attempt to hold a light to this. Smudge-free, easy to apply and stays black until the bitter end.
There are 3 ways that people greet me when they meet me for the first time.
- “Hey, nice to meet you, I’m ABC.”
- “Wow, you’re really short in real life.”
- “WTF, your skin is like Photoshop.”
I’m not lying. Honestly, I feel like my clear skin is a super lucky thing that I was given. I swapped good skin for bad luck and the ability to lose my dignity in most social settings ;) Water is my ultimate skincare tip though. Seriously, swap squash, tea, coffee, wine, vodka, etc. for just water and up your drinkage to that 2 litres and thank me this time next year.