FACE | High/low FOTD with NV & MAC


I haven’t posted a FOTD in forever, so here we go. This look is simple and I’ve been wearing this or a variation on it pretty much every time I wear makeup lately. Minus the gloss. Gloss is categorically a bad idea in Wellington. (Wellington is windy, in case you didn’t know.) Actually, gloss is categorically a bad idea wherever you are if you’re planning on eating anything. I wore this out on a taco date with Callum and ended up with gloss on the rest of my face and gloss on my taco (lmao) but none where it was supposed to be. I don’t really know why lipgloss is a thing actually.

Morgan: A hydrating powder?

Oxymorons, courtesy of Romeo: O heavy lightness! Serious vanity! / Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms! / Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!

Shakespeare provides today’s post with a quote relevant in two ways: examples of things that don’t make sense, and a description of love. Suitable for a powder that is somehow also hydrating… and suitable for how much I love it. (It’s really fucking expensive, so I better love it.)

Morgan: My $2000 face

What you’re looking at here is my face with more than $2000 worth of makeup on it. It’s about the same value as my car. That is, in theoretical terms, if I were to buy every product used.

I got my makeup done at Mecca Cosmetica in Kirkcaldie and Stains in Wellington for my birthday, and because it was a special occasion I asked Kate, the makeup artist working on me, to use the fanciest products they had. She certainly delivered! I couldn’t help but itemise everything she used, to try to remember them all, but also to figure out exactly how fancy and expensive of a face it was.

Summer skin safety: what is SPF anyway?

It’s getting sunny and Harriet and I don’t know how to deal with it. Hyacinth Girl is venturing into the realm of the unknown: in her last post Harriet talked about experimenting with fake tan and now I’m discovering the nightmare that is understanding facial sunscreen. I knew SPF is a thing that I need; that’s about where it stopped until I did a bit of reading. When you start getting into the specifics of what it is and how it works you need to get your science on, and it’s definitely not something you can afford to ignore unless you want to be a) burned and b) cancerous.