It’s been about five months since I ended my Accutane treatment (I stopped with a few months to go because I moved to the UK for school) and despite the rude friends that popped up this week, my skin has remained surprisingly clear! I’ve changed a few things in my skincare routine since my last post because back then, I was dealing with dry, peeling skin that really needed careful attention and buckets of moisture. Now, I’m working with SUPER oily skin that I’m worried could break out at any moment (old fears die hard). Despite the addition and subtraction of certain products, the biggest change I’ve made is in how I perceive my skin and its imperfections. Cheesy, I know, but it’s true; I no longer freak out at the sight of a pimple, nor do I attack it with every blemish-fighting product in my arsenal. I want to preserve my clear and youthful skin because I really appreciate it and how far we’ve come (Accutane wasn’t super intense for me, but it definitely was a journey). That being said, I have realised that the more you mess with acne, the longer it lingers in the form of a scar, a red mark, a crater or even just staying on your face longer, which is why I have a streamlined and effective skincare routine in place these days.
I’ve been hoarding empties for months now and I wanted to do a few mini reviews on all of these products because I love reading about things people actually manage to finish. While I’m very into makeup (obvs), I am also very practical and don’t like to keep too many products at once so writing an empties post helped motivate me to get through as much as possible.
This post is a little on the red/berry end of the spectrum and that’s OKAY because if you can’t overindulge in these lippy shades this time of year, when can you? I love the products I’ve gathered here as they’re all recent purchases that I just can’t get over. We have a few hyped up, loved up, raved up products, so if you’re ready for your millionth review on a little Kate Moss number and want to know which lippy will see you through a nice warm cuppa (or three), continue reading!