Do it yourself: cosmetic cocktails
I don’t know why it’s happened this way, perhaps it all comes down to this very gig – but for one reason or another, I just cannot seem to stick to any one product.
Even on a daily basis, I mix two or three foundations together to create my perfect, signature shade, with just the right mix of beige-y glow, staying power, and maybe a little bit of a matte texture for good measure (thank you Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation!).
Maybe it’s because I like to have options – and by options I mean 10 half-empty foundation bottles cluttering up my shelves - but no matter how hard I try, I just can’t change my cosmetic cocktail-making ways.
It’s the same with hair care. When I’m under the shower, I have no qualms in spreading the love between my favourite brands. I tick the natural box with my Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo, and then follow that up with a generous helping of Andrew Collinge Brunette Mocha to Coffee Salon Conditioner to take care of any colour fading. The cocktail craziness just gets worse from there…
Once I’ve towel-dried (with just the one towel thank you), I then take to my vast array of leave-in conditioners that all serve a different purpose. I squeeze a little Schwarzkopf Extra Care Zero Frizz Frizz Free into the palm of my hand, which is then mixed with some Indola Innova Glamour Range Shimmer Treatment to add some sparkle to my strands, along with a 20-cent-sized piece of PPS Hairwear Be Straight to ensure a more manageable mop. With all bases (also known as hair concerns) covered, I rub my hands to activate the products and apply them to my locks, focusing on my ends, and brush through. Now, Cosmopolitans anyone?
Do you mix it up, or tend to stick to one product to do the job?