IMG_0431 Softly Sometimes is a blog on makeup and beauty—occasionally, personal style—by me. My name is Carina and I watch makeup tutorials in between graphic designing, writing, and making stuff. I swatch like there’s no tomorrow, and eyeshadow palettes excite me.

This started out as a way for me to document my makeup consumption and opinions on the different products I try. It has since evolved into a more thoughtful avenue through which I examine my consumerist patterns and aim to be more mindful of the ingredients of these products, as well as the ethical implications of their production.

Or so I’d like to think.

I currently focus on reviewing cruelty-free beauty products, and am in the process of introducing more natural elements into my makeup and skin care routine. All PR samples are marked with an asterisk (*) and reviewed according to my personal experience. For my PR Policy click here.

The blog title is from the Psychedelic Furs song, “Pretty in Pink.” Photograph by Joseph Pascual for Young Star. You may email me at softly@nothingspaces.com for any questions.

Skin Type: Normal/Combination with dry patches.
Skin Tone: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 53 Light Beige, Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Just Sheer, bareMinerals Original Foundation in Medium Beige.
Undertone: Warmish Neutral. I think.
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black

Softly Sometimes is created under Creative Commons. You may share its contents with proper attribution, for non-commercial purposes. You may not remix, transform or build upon any original material or content that I have posted here. For more information, click here.


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  2. Love your Made-up History series! You also have a refreshing take on make-up that’s unlike other self-serious make-up blogs because you somehow make it into something fun and playful and creative rather than simply making yourself pretty or showing off expensive shiz or worse, shilling. LOL. Looking forward to more! 🙂

    • Thank you so much. 🙂 Those are my favorite things to do. I put myself on a makeup ban so I’ve been playing around with the makeup I have instead of just buying and buying, and it’s been so fun! Thank you again for the kind words and I hope you keep reading Softly Sometimes. 🙂

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