Hi everyone! Sorry for the long absence—I’ve been all over the place in the past week!
A friend and I took a day trip to NYC earlier this week (two 9 hour bus rides). It was my first time in the city and I. fell. in. love. It is such an amazing place! I can’t wait to go back for a longer trip in the future.
Naturally, being the makeup addict I am, I had a shopping list of places I wanted to go to and things I wanted to buy! I tried to keep it reasonable so I would have a reason to go back in the future (as if I needed one).
The first place we went after getting some New York pizza was the Bite Beauty Lip Lab!!! This was by far my favorite stop and the one I had looked forward to the most. It did not disappoint.
I had two different colors in mind: the perfect everyday MLBB and a deep berry red. For the MLBB, I wanted something that was close to my natural lip color, just so I could even the tone of my lips out on the daily. I chose a Matte Creme finish for both, and picked a Violet scent for the MLBB, while I opted for a Cherry scent for the berry color.
In addition to the two lipsticks, I also bought Bite’s Whipped Cherry Fruit Scrub while I was in the Lip Lab. They used it on us to prep our lips, and it worked so well that I couldn’t leave without buying it!
Later that evening, after doing a lot more sightseeing, we went to Times Square. Holy crap, people. It was amazing. There was so much energy and the lights! I can’t.
After we did a little exploring in Sephora (huge store, so selection, much wow) and MAC, we went to Inglot. I had really been looking forward to swatching their shadows in person, and naturally I had a shopping list already made! I was looking to make a dupe of the Lime Crime Venus Palette. I used to own it, but destashed it as it wasn’t getting much use. Lately though, I’d been pining for colors from that palette, so I used that as an opportunity to try Inglot shadows. I walked out with exactly what I wanted, but I also bought a nail polish that I thought complemented the palette I made.
Left to Right: 450 Pearl, 55 AMC, 335 Matte, 337 Matte, 45 Shine
I haven’t really had a chance to play with my new goodies yet, as I just got back yesterday morning and I’m exhausted, but based on swatches, I’m happy with my purchases! I will definitely post a look using these shadows in the near future!
All in all, I had a great time in New York and I can’t wait to go back, especially since that means I can buy more makeup! haha Have any of you been to, or live in, NYC? What are your favorite places to shop for makeup? Any holes-in-the-wall that I should know about before my next visit?!