Hi everyone! If you read my first Maddie’s Monthly Makeup Roundup from September, welcome back! If you did not, let me introduce myself! My name is Maddie, and I am a freshman at Boston University. When I’m not studying or over-drinking coffee, I love to focus on all things makeup, fashion, and beauty. For this reason, I began a monthly column to explain my favorites from the month and why I think every makeup lover also needs them in their life. So without further ado, let’s see my favorites from the spooky month of October!
- Denessa Myricks Blush
This product is a great all-around product for eyes, lips, and face. Denessa Myricks liquid blush in the shade “Ballet Slippers” is described as a classic blush shade, and I absolutely agree. The shade is not super red, nor super pink, but gives the perfect look as if you just walked into a warm building from the cold outside. Whenever I wear this blush, I love to use it on my eyes, face, and sometimes also my lips, so that there is a cohesive color throughout my look that ties my face together.
Although I mentioned that I use this all over my face, one drawback to the product is that you cannot blot it on rapidly and haphazardly and hope for the best. The first time I applied the blush, I applied three to four massive dots on my cheeks as I would with the Glossier Cloud Paints (another favorite of mine) and started rubbing it in with my finger. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that this was a massive mistake as my face was apple red and all the product had ever-so-delightfully clung to the side of my face. The second time I used the product I had learned my lesson, and I only used one tiny dot on the upper part of my cheekbone to create the perfect flushed look. So while I do absolutely suggest this product, I also suggest maybe not using it if you are in a rush or impatient, as what could be a perfect blush will ultimately make you look like you forgot to take off your clown Halloween makeup.
- MAC Russian Red Lipstick
Finally, my last product for the month was a classic, the MAC Cosmetics matte lipstick in the shade “Russian Red.” I have the mini version of the lipstick, but the smaller size does not mean that it delivers any less of a perfectly blue-red punch. Personally, I like the mini version of the red lipstick, as it makes me feel more in control of the tube during application so I look like I actually knew how to apply the lipstick when I did so. The shade, like mentioned, is a blue-red to the fullest extent, so it will make your smile look whiter and compliment almost any skin tone!
Putting on this lipstick, although daunting with a mask, makes me feel very in charge of my life even when I am not. Red lipstick makes me feel like a Girl Boss CEO of some major company and definitely gives me way too much confidence walking down Commonwealth Avenue. With that being said, I think that every makeup wearer should have a lipstick, red or otherwise, that makes them feel in charge of their lives, just as MAC Russian Red does for me. Although it is just the makeup talking, I love the confidence the lipstick gives me even for a moment of my day so that I can feel my best self while I take on Boston.
Whether you buy these or not, I hope reading my monthly roundup has inspired you to wear what makes you feel confident. Because that’s what’s most important when wearing makeup — feeling confident and powerful.