May Makeup Basket

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STAPLES

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!

EYES

SPRAYS


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.

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STAPLES

TESTING

COMPLEXION

EYES

SPRAYS


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

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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.

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

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TESTING
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.

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COMPLEXION
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.

Eyes

EYES
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.

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SETTING SPRAYS


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.