November Makeup Basket

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October Review/Declutter

  • Too Faced Hangover Rx SPF 25
    • I like this, but I have other I prefer and I have a friend who loves it so I’m passing it along to her.
  • Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder
    • I used up most of this and I think it was getting old because it wasn’t working like it usually did. It is a matte powder, but it never made my foundation look cakey and dry, but towards the end of product, it was doing both so it had to go.
  • Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Powder in Light Laveneder
    • I did a full review here so I won’t go into detail, but it was a flop.
  • Catrice One Drop Wonder Concealer
    • Again, I did a full review and you can see that here.
    • Short version–I liked the formula, but the shade was too dark and I’m too lazy to mix it with something else every day.
  • CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara
    • Another product I’ve done a full review on. I love this mascara, but this one was just getting old. I’m not repurchasing it right now because I’m working through some others, but I definitely will buy this one again.

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New/Testing


The Rest

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October Makeup Tray

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September Review/Declutter


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New/Testing


The Rest


Notes

When I test a new product, I try to keep the other variables the same and use products that I already know how they work.

September Makeup Tray

Sept Makeup Tray

August Review/Declutter

  • Maybelline Under Eye Concealer
    • Shade works, but I prefer a lighter concealer for the under eye area and I have the lightest shade.
    • Review here
  • Catrice 1 Minute Face Perfector
    • Smoothed all over, but didn’t really fill in my pores
  • Pixi Corrector
    • I got annoyed having to use a brush so I went back to my favorite corrector that’s quick and easy
  • Catrice Mascara Primer
    • Not bad, but I prefer the LOreal
  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronze
    • I haven’t used this in a while and I don’t remember it being SO pigmented.
    • I prefer a bronzer that’s more buildable and this one is just a little too BAM right off the bat
  • Urban Decay Highlighter in Sin
    • Such a pretty highlight, but I prefer the Juvia’s Place
  • Urban Decay Blush in Fetish
    • This used to be one of my favorite blushes and it would last ALL DAY.
    • I used it over the course of the month and I could barely get it to show up on my skin
  • Maybelline Dewy + Smooth Foundation
    • I liked this, but my foundation collection is growing and I’m running out of room. This one is so cheap that if I miss it, I can easily repurchase
    • Review coming soon
  • Too Faced Peach Blur Powder
    • This is a nice finishing powder, but I bought it to help blur and I didn’t see much of a difference there.

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New/Testing


The Rest


Notes

When I test a new product, I try to keep the other variables the same and use products that I already know how they work.

  • New foundation= First Aid Beauty Primer & Catrice Powder
  • New primer= NYX Born To Glow Foundation & Catrice or Becca Powder
  • New concealer= NYX Born To Glow Foundation, Maybelline Corrector, & Fenty Lavender Powder

 

 

August Makeup Tray

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July Review/Declutter


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New/Testing


The Rest

July Makeup Tray

I got a new monthly makeup holder that is bomb. It holds everything much better than the basket I had thus the rename. You can get this tray here.

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June Product Review/Toss & Declutter


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New Products I’m Testing/Trying


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June Makeup Basket

I’m loving doing this post/concept so much. I’m really using all the products in my collection, testing new stuff, and letting go of products I no longer love or need. I love testing new makeup, obviously, but I also only want to keep the makeup that I like using.

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Let’s start with a little review of the May Makeup Basket products…

Tossing
LA Girl Pro Concealer/Corrector in Cool Pink: packaging broke, so messy to use
Colour Pop BFF Mascara: love this, just dried up (review here)

Decluttering
Tarte Busy Gal Brow Gel: love this, just using the ABH Dipbrow Gel instead, gave this to my mom who also loves this product
Ulta Youthful Glow Primer Serum: Like this, but prefer Physicians Formula Rose All Day Primer Serum
Hard Candy Cooling Primer Stick: like this, but don’t love it and wasn’t reaching for it much


JUNE PRODUCTS

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ABH Contour Stick in Fawn
–Catrice Contour Kit in Ashy Radiance
elf Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown
Milani Eye Pencil in Hooked On Espresso
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha
ABH Clear Brow Gel
Maybelline Super Stay Powder Foundation in Fair Porcelain
NYX Micro-Contour Duo Pencil in Light
Maybelline Lash Serum
LOreal Mascara Primer
Colour Pop Gel Liner in Call Me
Maybelline Master Camo Corrector in Apricot

New Products I’m Testing
dr.Brandt Pore Refiner Primer
Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer
Maybelline Super Stay Stick Foundation in Fair Porcelain
Tarte Shape Tape Setting Powder
Wet n Wild Crystal Cavern Mega Glo Highlighter in Crystal High
CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara
Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude Mascara
Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara
Too Faced Peach Blur Finishing Powder
elf Sheer Blurring Under Eye Primer
Becca Skin Love Brighten & Blur Primer
Colour Pop Blush Stix in Flamenco
Colour Pop Lite Stix in Star Brite
Colour Pop Loose Pigments in Red Zone & Doo Wop
Makeup Geek Nude Liner
Makeup Geek Brow Duo in Medium Brown
Catrice Stylo Eye Shadow Pencil in G’Old McDonald

Complexion
Physicians Formula Rose All Day Primer Serum (review here)
Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner (review here)
Tarte Foundcealer (review here)
Colour Pop Blush in Noodle
BareMinerals Invisible Bronzer in Fair to Light
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in 250 Nikkie Tutorials
Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder
Under Eye Setting Powder Mix
Colour Pop No Filter Concealer in Fair 02 (review here)

Eyes
I didn’t pick a palette for this month because I’ve been reaching for singles or using cream shadow sticks.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Marie Antoinete
Physicians Formula Liquid Liner in Deep Brown

 

May Makeup Basket

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COMPLEXION
I have several foundations that I need to test so I’m not adding a particular one to this month’s basket. Stay tuned for new reviews coming soon!

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April Notes
(original post here)

  • Ulta Moisturizing Foundation Stick–Decided this isn’t for me. I used to love it, but it’s just too emollient, won’t set down with any powder, and tend to rub off.
  • Milani Prep+Set+Glow Powder–I freaking loved this powder, but all of a sudden it started darkening my foundation so it had to go.
  • Becca Khloe x Malika Palette–I like this, but for the price, I wanted to LOVE it and I just don’t. If you’re interested in this, I’ve got it listed on my insta for a dang good deal.
  • Cover Fx Face Palette–I ended up taking this to work to keep in my makeup bag there. I like it, but I wouldn’t pay that price for it.
  • Stila Smokey Quartz Liquid Eyeshadow–This was the tone that I thought it was. I thought it was more brown/bronze, but it leaned more gray on me so I gave it a friend.
  • Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray–I don’t why I don’t reach for this, but I just never do. I gave it to a friend too.
  • Maybelline Tinted Mascara Primer–I like this, but nothing has topped my beloved Loreal Voluminous Primer.