Makeup Monday: Everyone deserves a second chance.
This past week, with the help of a very dear and extremely patient friend, I reorganized my makeup & spa room. This gave me the opportunity to get a good look at my makeup collection and it also showed me that I haven’t been using everything in my natural makeup arsenal. So, I decided to make yesterday “second chances” day! I’m really glad I did. Here are three natural items I thought deserved a second chance to get back into my daily makeup routine: Josie Maran’s Magic Marker cheek & lip stain, Benecos maximum volume mascara, and Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm.
The Verdict: I always kind of liked Josie’s lip stain when paired with the Burt’s tinted lip balm but I never think to wear it. This was a good reminder. It’s a very minimal and natural look, but I think I’ll be wearing it more often. The real winner of second chances day however, was the Benecos mascara. The first time I wore this, I felt it was way too smudgy for daily wear, so I set it aside. First of all, it’s a very wet mascara, and that’s not something I am used to, so I thought it was a bad thing. It’s not! This mascara isn’t filled with the synthetic ingredients and polymers that traditional mascaras contain. I was feeling patient and had some time to kill yesterday, so I kept this in mind and gave it a good ten minutes to dry staying very conscious not to touch my eyes. (This is hard for me, I’m a contact lens wearer and an allergy sufferer!) I didn’t have any problems with the Benecos yesterday or when I wore it again today. When given a chance to dry, it really stays put. I like this mascara because it’s a nice inky black, (one of the blackest I’ve ever used), and it builds while still looking soft and feathery instead of clumpy or crusty. I really like it!
I’m finding that many natural products deserve a second chance. I can’t expect something to perform in the exact same way as a traditional product might, so I’m trying to keep an open mind and find ways to work with different natural products. I’m curious if anyone else has had this experience? Did you find new ways to use natural products or ways to make them last? Let me know in the comments!