Wednesday, January 24, 2018
FOTD: Rodin So Mod and Two Liquid Eyeliners
I've wanted to try the Rodin lipsticks for ages, partly because every color in the range speaks to me, but also because Linda Rodin strikes me as being incredibly lovely and interesting. I admit to being a sucker for the whole "cult of personality" thing when it comes to makeup--just look at how much Kevyn Aucoin I've bought, for example. $38 for something I've never even gotten to swatch, though? That's a little much, even for a lipstick lover like me. So when I noticed that somebody was getting rid of their Rodin So Mod lipstick for $10, I jumped at the chance to try it.
I'm sad to say that I'm not entirely impressed with this lipstick. For starters, the packaging--which looks great in très minimalist pictures--feels a tad cheap. It's clear plastic and very lightweight. I'm not a huge fan of the fragrance, either, which reminds me of a fruity floral perfume, though it's admittedly faint. As for the actual texture of the lipstick: it feels quite slick going on to the lips, almost like the lipstick is turning to liquid when it touches you, and it tends to slip around throughout the day. It's not awful, but I definitely prefer something that "grabs" my lips a bit more and won't move as much.
Still, So Mod is an extraordinarily pretty color. It's a very pale, 60s pink with no shimmer. Because it's so light, I like to add a bit of pencil around the edges of my mouth so that my lips don't entirely disappear.
Here's the full face of the day. You definitely want a bit more on the eyes with this one! As a side note, I've been adding a little bit of information about the extra skincare steps I'm doing to "prep" my skin; you'll have to let me know if you think that adds anything to the breakdown.
PREP: At night, I used Jordan Samuel Hydrate serum under moisturizer and ran a humidifier; in the morning, I splashed my face with cool water, patted dry, and applied some Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, Paula's Choice Lip Scrub [D/C], and Aquaphor.
BASE: MAC Face & Body foundation in C1 + White; Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair; YSL Touche Eclat in #2; Clinique Moisture Surge Spray
CHEEKS: Glossier Cloud Paints in Puff and Beam; Glossier Haloscope in Quartz
EYES: Too Faced Shadow Insurance; Colourpop Eyeshadows in Hear Me Out and Bel-Air; Physician's Formula Eye Booster liquid liner on one eye (because it died mid-makeup, hahaha, WHY); Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen on the other eye; Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara; Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow pencil in Seal Brown; Anastasia brow gel
LIPS: Rodin lipstick in So Mod; NYX lip pencil in Nude Pink
Lastly, here's a gratuitous picture of my fluffy girlfriend. Simmis got very sick this past weekend and had to be rushed to the vet, where I racked up a vet bill equivalent to a month's pay to discover that she had some digestive tract irritation. Still, figuring out that my precious girl doesn't have any sort of cancer, blockage, kidney ailments, or other illnesses was worth the price. I was told that she's overall so healthy, she'll likely live to be 25. She turns 19 this year.