We spend all our time complaining about how fast the year goes by, yet when taking some time to reflect on 2017 and trying to come back to January 2017, the mindset we were in and the way we used to look, nobody can quite deny that 12 months have gone by. With that in mind, I’ve decided to reflect on my 2017’s beauty evolution, the things I’ve loved, the knowledge I’ve learnt and the complications I’ve let go of.
Looking back at my makeup purchases this year, I haven’t bought any eyeshadows and very few lipsticks compared to previous years, foundations and concealers, on the other hand, have been heavily purchased with the hope of finding the perfect ones. The perfect foundation doesn’t exist, but 2017 is the year where I came close to my perfect base, the one which looks flawless and feels comfortable at the same time, that is to say lots of time to apply very little foundation and some concealer where I need more help.
Always loved and cherished fragrances, but this year I’ve finally learnt how to write about them in a more meaningful and profound way as well as to define them as a therapeutic gesture. I have been using them to help me fall asleep -never been a pillow spray kinda girl-, shift away from stress or simply going back to my confident self.
From going eyeshadow free and lip balm heavy came a new, surprising love for a heavy cheek. Long gone are the days where I had to choose between a bronzer, a highlighter and a blusher because the thought of layering them was too frightening for me. Nowadays, gently layering a subtle sculpting powder with a little bit of blush and -even- highlighter is one of my favourite morning step, in addition to being the makeup which suits my mood and face the most at the moment.
With a skin less obedient than usual, I’ve decided to stop the heavy testing phase I was in, and, instead, focus on simple skincare and being loyal to it, two things both my skin and wallet are now thankful for. Keeping the skincare routine simple is very difficult when reading skincare blogs is one of your favourite hobbies, but it might just be the most underrated decision to make in order to save or simply beautify the skin.