November is finally here with the cold dark weather and most likely some nice fresh snow! So excited! Where I live we have polar night (complete darkness) from mid November where the sun will be below the horizon. I love polar nights. There are candlelight inside and the aurora outside. Nice crisp cold weather with lot’s of fun activities like mountaineering, skiing, horseback riding in the snow, maybe kayaking with the humpback whale if the return to the fjords again this year. And off course a nice sauna to heat up in. Winter is lovely!
It’s also the second last month of my project pan, and I am focusing a lot on finishing the products I have left in the project, so get ready to get some products repeated. I really dug out an old palette from my drawer this time around, and as usual a mix of new products, old products and project pan products.
Here is my selection of liquid base products:
- Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation – I have tried this a bit since I picked it up in the beginning of this month and I do like it so far. I wanted to put this in my everyday makeup bag to see how it holds up properly before writing my final review about it.
- The Saem Eco Soul Real Fit Foundation – A K-Beauty foundation that I remember really enjoying but it’s quite a while since I used it and I want to pick it up again. I need to write a review of this guy too, and I want to properly refresh my memories about why I like this before doing that. So you can expect reviews of both these foundations after this month!
- Guerlain Multi- Reflecting Concealer – This is a nice concealer for when the weather gets colder and the skin gets more dull and dry because it’s hydration and has a nice blurring effect. Not too heavy coverage, more on the medium side, but it looks very natural and fresh.
- NYX Angel Veil Primer – A pore filling, smoothing and blurring primer. I will focus on finishing the one from The Ordinary, but I don’t think I have more than a week left and will switch to this one after. I really like this primer actually.
- The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer – Just your typical silicone primer. I don’t think it did much for me though. If I have to pick a silicone primer that’s affordable I would rather pick Angel Veil. So I am aiming just to finish this off. It’s not bad though. It just did not stand out in any way.
My face powder product picks:
- History of Woo Jewel Loose Powder – My project pan powder with only a little bit left. I really like this powder but the packaging is soooo bulky and unpractical to store. You get 28 g of powder thought, which last you a long time. I think I will finish this within a week or so.
- Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso” – This is just as gorgeous as everyone say. My main focus will off course be the project pan blush, but my plan is to layer this on top the days I want some more glow and to mix things up.
- Colourpop No Filter Setting Powder “Translucent” – A really nice light weight setting powder. This will do the job for the rest of the month when my History of Woo Jewel powder is finished.
- Glominerals Globlush “Papaya” – The never ending project pan blush. I mean this is so small, and I have used it almost every day for almost a year. Where is the pan? I really need to focus on this if I want to reach my goal. Can the clown cheek look become trendy please??
- NARS Blush “Zen” – Not to use as a blush, but to use as a contour. This slightly red toned, cool brown is actually really nice as a natural contour shade on light skin during winter!
My highlighter selection:
- Kevin Aucoin The Celestial Powder “Candlelight” – This is a super natural glow from within highlight that is perfect for the natural days.
- Hello Gregory Loose Highlighter “Unicorn Frosting” – A very icy pink toned high-shine highlighter.
- Maybelline Master Chrome “Molten Gold” – As a contrast to “Unicorn Frosting” I also picked this very warm, gold metallic highlight. So I should have something for every mood now.
The best part are the eyeshadows I will get to play with:
- Zoeva En Taupe – I am doing my final damage on the En Taupe palette that’s in my project pan this year. I think I will hit pan on at least one shade, maybe too. Now that we are heading to dark and cold November a cool toned neutral palette is a great option.
- Too Faced Natural Eye – Can you believe I am blowing some dust off of this? This is even from the days when they had cardboard packaging on these tiny palettes instead of the tin packaging they have now. The shadows still performs very well, and disinfectant spray helped keep them sanitary, at least for my personal use. I have so many memories attached to this that opening this is like a patch down memory lane. It’s bot nostalgic and fun to get some use out of this.
- Nabla Single Pan Eyeshadows – These Nabla shadows are great. The selection of shadows from left to right, top to bottom is: Mystic, Paprika, Caramel, Ludwig, Glitz, Water Dream. I picked out all these shades because I think they work nicely as everyday shades for more simple looks (who got time to do something advanced when you need to get out the door quick?). I especially like “Water Dream” which is a gorgeous glittery topper shade that can be layered over anything!
And the next best thing to pick out, are off course lipsticks:
- KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Hot Cocoa” – A nice brown nude.
- KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Very Brewtiful” – Also a nude, but more on the peachy side.
- KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Celebri-tea” – This one works as a darker nude for me because it’s quite similar to my natural lip color.
- Catrice Volume Lip Booster – A sheer, pink minty gloss. For the days I just want a gloss that’s easy to wear.
- NYX Liquid Suede “Tea & Cookies” – A nice ligth everyday pink that’s actually flattering on me. I am usually not the biggest fan of pinks but some of them work for me, and this is one of them. I really love this formula as well.
- Colourpop Lippie Stix “Brink” – A matte terracotta rose. This is one of my favorite Lippie Stix shades, so I am happy to pull it out of my drawers for a bit.
What are your strategy to get some usage out of your makeup and not get stuck with the same routine all the time. Do you rotate everything? Do a makeup basket or maybe even a project pan?