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.



The Rest


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


July Review/Declutter



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.


June Product Review/Toss & Declutter


New Products I’m Testing/Trying

The Rest

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.


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

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)

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


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

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)

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



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!



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.

April Makeup Basket

I did my first monthly makeup basket post last month where I explained what this is and why I’m doing it. If you missed it, you can check it out here.







March Notes

  • Essence Lash Primer–finished up
  • LOreal Fresh Wear Foundation–returned (review here)
  • Catrice Dewy Glow–LOVE, in April’s basket
  • LOreal Radiance Booster Primer–LOVE, in April’s basket
  • Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Stick Foundation–passed on (review here)
  • Milani Prime Perfection Hydrating Primer–passed on
  • Wet n Wild Primer Water–almost done, hoping to finish this month
  • Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer–finished up
  • Rimmel Lasting Breathable Foundation–finished up (review here)
  • Catrice Liquid Camo Concealer–Like this, but I’m tired of it (passing on)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Glow–I dropped this and it broke 😦
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty–Hit major pan! Put it away for this month, but I’m determined to finish this blush.
  • Smashbox Super Fan Mascara–dried up and got clumpy, tossed
  • Colour Pop All Star Matte Setting Spray–like this, but the sprayer keeps getting stuck and that’s annoying
  • MAC Fix+–favorite, almost done with this bottle!

March Makeup Basket


Y’all know I watch a lot of beauty videos on YouTube and one of my favorite videos are “Everyday Makeup Drawer” videos. This is where YouTubers go through their vast makeup collections and pick products that they want to focus on using for that month. It could be products that are new that they want to try, some that they’re trying to use up, and/or products they’re undecided on so they’re going to focus on using them to form an opinion.

I don’t have quite the collection as some YouTubers, but I have a decent amount of makeup so products often get forgotten or I’ll use them for a while till something new comes along. There are several products in my collection that I want to use up and I’ve bought new things to try so I decided to do my take on an “Everyday Makeup Drawer” and share a monthly makeup basket.

There are some staple products that I will use regardless and the others will rotate in and out each month. I’m not limiting myself to only what’s in this basket, but I’m going to really to try to focus on these products and pull in others in my collection.

My favorite YouTubers that do this video/series are Jessica Braun and Andrea Matillano.


These are products that I use every day and they will stay in the basket each month.


When I test a primer, I use a foundation that I know I like and that I know how it wears. When I test a foundation, I use a primer that I know works well so I won’t be using these primers, foundations, and the setting spray in conjunction this month.


These are the face products I want to focus on using this month. I’m so close to finishing some of them and the others are just products I haven’t been reaching for recently.


I don’t wear eye shadow or eye liner every day and when I do, I usually use a cream base and add a powder on top. If I decide to get crazy and do a full eye look, I’ll just pull in one of my palettes.



I didn’t include any lip products because my lip color choice varies day to day depending on my mood and what I’m wearing.