Time to unclutter my make up bag again. Usually only products that I’m either using on a regular basis or that I want to use more regularly end up in my bag, and every now and again it is time to throw out stuff that I’m not using, so here we go: (As per usual click on the pics to make them larger!)
Bases and Primer:
I am using Max Factor Soft Resistant Make Up in 1 Light again and I’m loving it: It gives me more coverage than my beloved MAC Matchmaster which I need every now and then. It is light enough and long lasting AND it works as a great eyeshadow base, too: win-win-win situation!.
My concealer is still the Rimmel Match Perfection in 010 Ivory. Not much to say other than, that it is again light enough, it lasts all day without creasing or getting blotchy and has enough coverage for me.
The essence I heart stage base and my beloved NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk will leave my bag for now, simply because my foundation does what these two do just as well. But since I really like them I’m sure they’re gonna make a glorious comeback.
Blushes and Bronzers:
I’m loving my essence Miami Roller Girl Blush which is my super-bright option at the moment. If I want something more subtle I’m going for Catrice Defining Duo Blush 020 Peach Sorbet which comes out more orangey- peachy on my cheeks. This one has been discontinued but Catrice brought out a very similar color in the new standard range. Catrice’s blush formular is flawless; highly pigmented, silky soft and it lasts a good 7 hours on me. The little round pot is from an alverde limited edition. It comes out more pinky- peachy on my cheeks but it is considerably less pigmented is therefore booted from my bag.
My favorite bronzer is also from Catrice (Sun Glow in 010 Light Bronze). It is completely matte, not too orange and buildable. I usually use this as a blush- stand in or as a contour powder. It stays.
My two mascara options of the moment are the Rimmel Extra Super Lash waterproof and the new essence multi action blackest black. One is a great love the other is massive let down.
Let’s go over the let down first: I hate the essence mascara 😦 It may be black but it is not holding the curl at all. The second I apply it my freshly curled lashes droop and fall back into their usual super-straight state. Every other multi action I tried was great (and is not in the standard range any more) but this is really awful. I can’t even tell if it is lengthening or volumizing, because my lashes become pretty much invisible with this.
The Extra Super Lash waterproof on the other hand is BRILLIANT! It holds the curl all day, it defines, lengthens and volumizes my lashes in one go and I never want to be without it anymore. This one stays, the other one goes, maybe directly to the trash can, I haven’t made up my mind yet…
essence Marble Mania 02 Let’s get twisted. Lovely shimmery dark taupe. This one goes for now.
L’Oréal ColorAppeal Trio Pro 350 Pure Silver. Lovely, glittery silver trio. This one also goes for now.
essence pigments 20 black sparrow. This is apperantly a dupe for MAC Bluebrown pigment. Haven’t tried it yet. It stays. (Can’t wait to play with it!!)
MAC Club. This one needs no further comment. I use this on a daily basis at the moment, it SO stays. 😀
MAC Vapour. My base color of the moment. Velvet finish, light peach with a slight blue shimmer and clear glitter. The glitter doesn’t really show up on the eye but the duochrome didn’t need it in the first place in my opinion. It is super brightening on my eyes and also super lovely as an inner corner highlight. If you couldn’t tell this also stays 😀
Rival de Loop 04 hot chocolate. This one keeps reappearing in my bag and it has a considerable dent in it. For now it is leaving me, but it will be back I know. It is a subtly shimmery taupe, not too dark to be nsfw, I use this either alone when I just want a wash of color or with a darker shade in the crease to smoke it out. I love how it is just red enough to bring out the green in my eyes.
Catrice Eyebrow Set. This one is an every day- staple, it stays. Not much to say about this, it is not too red, it doesn’t make my brows look too fake and drawn-on, all around love it and expect to hit pan on this every day now.
I love pencils in all shapes and sizes and I finally found my perfect eye pencils in the Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencils. I own them in Black Fire and Brown Blaze. The formula is amazing: It is very soft, almost gel-like and it glides on effortlessly. After a few seconds it sets and from that moment on it won’t budge until I take it off in the evening. I’ve been looking for pencils that I can use on my upper lash line that won’t drag on the skin and these are perfect! What I also love is that the brown is not too red. I have a brown eyeliner pencil that makes my eyes look positively blood-shot.
Also in this picture is another Max Factor pencil a Kohl Kajal in 090 Natural Glaze. It is a skin-like color that I use if I don’t want to use a black or just to brighten my eyes.
Another one of my all-time faves is my MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil. Invincible on the waterline and extremely black, I’m so glad this is in the standard range now!
And another brow product smuggled itself on this picture: The Catrice Eyebrow Stylist in 030 Brow-n-eyed Peas. I just started to use this again. It is a subtler than my eyebrow powder, I quite like it.
All of these are staying!
These are the brushes and things that I use on a daily basis. This is pretty self-explanatory, right? All of these are staying except for the large powder brush, because I switched back from dusting my bronzer on to pack it on with the brush on the far left.
This concludes my ridiculously long Make Up Mess post, but I felt like I owe you guys after not having posted in what feels like forever… so yeah!
Have a great week, everyone!