What’s In My Makeup Bag – April 2019!

New month means new makeup bag! I am always excited to have a new set of items to play with at the beginning of every month. I am a bit indecisive about what to do in the future though. The reason is that I started doing these monthly makeup bags because I run to work every morning. 5 kilometers each way, and then I get ready at work and need some stuff there. In April when we move things will be a bit different. I will have a 30 minutes drive by car to get to work from our new house. That means I will be getting ready at home. I will also have space to make a proper makeup room with a vanity and all, so i don’t know what I will be doing regarding rotating my makeup. Maybe I will just pick and choose every morning. Or maybe I will switch up the content of my daily makeup bag more often and there won’t be any monthly makeup bag to show off. Being able to rotate through my entire collection does indeed sound a bit tempting so I am not entirely sure what to do. Maybe this will be the last “What’s In My Makeup Bag” post. Let me know if you have any suggestions below!

Anyways, let’s talk about the picks I did for April!

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  • A’Pieu Natural BB Cream: This one has both good coverage and a matte finish. I would say that’s quite rare for a BB Cream, but I really like it! My plan is to try to mix if with the Colourpop one, because I figured I don’t love it and mixing it with this BB Crema could be my way of using it up (and I have to do that since it’s in my project pan!).
  • Colourpop No Filter Foundation: Speaking about the Colourpop foundation. I don’t really like it. It took me a looong time to figure it out. It looks nice to start with but it does not wear well on my. After 5-6 hours it looks pretty rough. I am hoping mixing it with A’Pieu will help.
  • Smashbox Primer Oil: This one I really like! I usually have pretty normal skin, but something has been off lately, and it turned pretty dry. I am hoping this will give the moisture I need and help the foundation sit better.
  • Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder: This one is new! I have never used it! But I am planning on using it to set my concealer, since a reagular pressed powder easily can look a bit too heavy. I am 32 years old and I don’t need help looking older, so a fine milled loose powder it is!
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence: A project pan powder I will put in my bag for another rotation. I like it, but I don’t like it enough to repurchase once it’s gone. Because it’s expensive.

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Look at all the highlighter and blush goodies I will play with! So excited!

  • Makeup Revolution Jelly Highlighter – Monumental: I love this. Enough said!
  • Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzer Powder: This is also in my project pan! It’s just perfect for me when I am winter pale! And so easy to use.
  • Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter – Ice: This one is new, but I already have another one in another color that is incredible. These shades are more suited for me during winter. I hope the formula is the same as the other one because then I know I will love it.
  • Revolution Pro Skin Finish – Luminesence: Can be a very subtle highlighter or dusted all over the face for a natural radiant glow. It reminds me a lot of the Hourglass powder everyone loves.
  • L’Oreal Glow Mon Amour: I decided to put this in my makeup bag because I just happened to try to use this as a primer under a matte foundation the other day. And I absolutely loved the result! So I want to do that many times over again.
  • The Balm Balm Springs Blush: I adore The Balm blushes. This is a nice neutral shade that will go with anything.
  • YSL Creme De Blush: A beautiful cream blush. I have this in two colors and they have both been beloved favorites for many years. It deserves a month in my makeup bag.
  • MAC Extra Dimension Blush – Faux Sure!: This color look completely different than in the pan. On my skin it’s a soft coral peach with a really nice glow. It was a birthday present from my sister and I want to show it some love this month.
  • L’Oreal Life Is a Peach Blush: Because I also need a matte peachy blush.

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  • MAC Pigment – Copper Sparkle: This is a good old one. I want to try to use my single eyeshadows and pigments more (I always do) so I decided to pull it in. It will go nicely with the palette I picked too.
  • MAC Pigment – Vanilla: This one is such a classic! Pulling it in my bag for the same reason as Copper Sparkle.
  • MAC Plushglass – Fashion Fanatic: This one is almost gone! I am going to try to finish it this month!
  • MAC Plushglass – Girl Loves Boy: Another project pan gloss I will continue to work on.
  • MAC Plushglass – I Love You: Also another project pan gloss I will continue to work on.
  • NYX Powder Puff Lippie – Squad Goals: A favorite from NYX! It’s been a while since I used it so time to do that again.
  • Maybelline Snapscara: The new mascara from Maybelline. I haven’t even tried it. I am hoping after one month I have tested and tried it enough to write a review about it.
  • Sephora Jumbo Liner – White: This is sooo old. And I never use it. I will try this month though.

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These are the eyeshadows I will play with. One palette, and one Z-palette with 9 self picked shades from Colourpop and Looxie. The palette I am sure you recognized as Tarte Tartelette Toasted. It’s in my project pan and now I am pulling it in to get some damage done!

And I almost forgot to show of the concealer I will be using so I sneaked it in the last picture with the palettes. It’s off course Maybelline FitMe Concealer.

That’s all for this month. Please let me know how you think I should proceed with these posts in the future. Should I continue with my monthly makeup basket or do something else? I could for instance just pick from my collection and my the end of the month do a roundup of the products I used and what I think of them like mini mini reviews. Decisions are hard, any input would help!

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What’s In My Makeup Bag – March 2019!

This is one of the thing I look most forward to when we get into a new month. Getting a fresh set of makeup in my everyday makeup bag to play with. This is really something that helps motivate me to use makeup on an everyday basis. Just mixing things up and getting something new (or old) to focus on.

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These are my base makeup items. With the exception of the primer all of these items are in my project pan.

  • Maybelline FitMe Concealer – We all know this one right? It just blends so well and looks so nice and refreshing under the eye. I don’t have that much left, I am hooping it will last me through the month, but I will absolutely pick up a new one once it’s gone.
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence Face Powder – This one is also really nice, but the price it too much for me to repuchase since I have a lot of other ecxpensive powders I prefer, but I will use and enjoy it while it lasts.
  • Colourpop No Filter Foundation – This was not quite a hit for me. Itæs not bad but it does not stand out. That’s why I put it in my project pan, to use it up. I doubt I will repurchase it though. The color is not the best either, It’s slightly too yellow, but with powder and bronzer on top I can make it work.
  • NYX Angel Veil – One of my favorite drugstore brushes for evening out the skin.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Airbrush Powder – One of my favorite pressed powders. I am almost out of it and it makes me sad!

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I loooove the blushes I selected for this month! They are all so lovely to wear.

  • Benefit World O’Blushes – This one has three blushes (classics from the Benefit selection) and their famous Hoola brozer. So this also holds my bronzer for this month.
  • YSL Blush Volupte “Heart Of Light” – A bright pink high quality blush. I love wearing bright pinks in winter.
  • MaryKay Baked Cheek Powder “Giving Heart” – This is a glowy blush. I looove glowy blushes.

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I may have gone a little bit over board with highlighters this month but I wanted to add them all because they all look great on my winter skin tone, and I have to take advantage of that little time I have left with my pale winter skin. Spring will be here in like two months after all.

  • Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Palette – This one has some fun shades and also a cream to use as a base. I havent used this since last winter so it was time to pull it out again.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter “Lunch Money” – This is my only project pan highlighter. It’s prefect for every day or as a base for other more intense highlighters.
  • Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter “Pearl” – This one is so lovely. I should really look into getting one or two more of the shades. Love how it looks, and the formula is so smooth and…buttery.
  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Highlighter “Twinkles” – This is an amazing pink duochrome blush with a blue shift. And surprisingly wearable, but it works best when I don’t have a tan. Like now.

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And here are my lipstick picks for March. I am working on my project pan lippies as best as I can, but I added one additional lippie just to be able to mix things up a little bit. But I had 7 lippies in my project pan, I am now down to six, but will I really use less then two months average on each product over the year? Well, can’t to much about it except keep working on it.

  • Catrice Long Lasting Lip Pencil – For the first time ever I am adding a lip pencil! To be honest wearing a lip pencil is not a habit of mine, but I figured it could be a nice way to change up the looks of some of the lip glosses. Besides I have a few lip pencils in my collection so I really should try to incorporate them into my routine some times. So I am excited to see how many times I can remember to use this.
  • Colourpop Blur Lux Lipstick “Y2K” – My first Lux lipstick in this formula. I am still not sure what to think of it. So I have to use it a few times to make up my mind. The color is a nice wearable one for every day though. Just need to test and try the formula a bit more.
  • H&M Sheer Lipstick “Arabesque” – I don’t have much left of this lipstick now! Hoping to be completely done with this by the end of the month.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “I ❤ U” – This  is a light purple gloss. More on the sheer side so it’s quite wearable even though lilac is not my preferred shade.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “Fashion Fanatic” – Bright baby pink gloss. Also a project pan gloss. I am half way through this.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “Bubble Tea” – This light pink gloss I have about 1/3 or 1/4 left of. I am thinking about focusing my attention on this and maybe finish it by the end of March.
  • Clinique Long Lasting Gloss Wear “Black Honey” – I think I realized I am not really in love with this. I mean, the color is really nice, it’s the iconic Black Honey shade after all (it was super popular some years ago, anyone remember that?). I like the gloss stick side, but the gloss side is so sticky. You know that kind of sticky that grabs your hair. Well, I am stuck with it for a while now since it’s in my project pan, and I am not giving up.
  • Estee Lauder High Gloss “Pearl”– I am hoping I will get some more use out of this is I pair it with the lip liner. I think the color is slightly too light, but I am hoping that using it together with the lip liner will make me use it more often.

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And finally, the eyeshadows!

  • Zoeva Blanc Fusion – Time to pull out a new palette from the project pan and get to work. This one is barely used so my goal is to hit pan in one shade through the year. A simple neutral palette with a yellow shimmer pop!
  • NYX Full Throttle Palette “Take Over Control” – I figures this little quad would pair nicely with Blanc Fusion, and a black is always handy.
  • MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow –  And just to get some use out of my single shadows I threw this in as well. A simple champagne shade.

And that’s the whole bundle I will focus on in March. Do you have a product you want to get some extra use out of this month?

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What’s In My Makeup Bag – February 2019!

This is one of my favorite things about starting fresh on a new month. To pick out all the products I will use for one full month to do my everyday makeup. On weekends, evening or when I just want to play with makeup I just use whatever I want, but this is a bag worth of a full face of makeup for my everyday looks. This gives me a change to focus on some new products weather it is getting to know a new product for a review, working on a panning project or just to show some old makeup some love.

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I will transfer the Colourpop Fame from last month just to get a little more work done on it. This is in my project pan and since it’s my only cool toned palette I want to focus on it during winter. I got some nice wear on this in January but I don’t think I will hit any pans in February either. If not I will let this one rest and work on some other palettes until November when I find it more suitable to wear an all cool toned palette. But I am excited to get some more work done on it because I really do like it.

I also picked a little six pan from Kiko to match. The Street Taupe Variation palette has some nice cool-toned shimmers that I think will pair up very nicely to the colors in Fame.

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  • Prestige Make-up Gold Base: A hydrating, lifting, anti-aging, promising to make your whole life great again primer. I do like it, it’s hydrating at least. Don’t know about the rest of what it promise but it does give a nice base at least.
  • Tonymoly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream: This is from my project pan. I really like this BB Cream. It’s that sort of natural glow from within kind of products. Not much coverage, but I don’t really need that. The finish is lovely and the wear time is decent. I like this one tons more than the Colourpop No Filter foundation I had in last month so happy to switch them up.
  • NYX HD Studio Concealer: Another project pan item. I either hate or love this. It looks just fine and should be more than good enough for some simple everyday faces.
  • Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzer: This one was also in January makeup bag. This one is just great, and the color is perfect for winter!
  • Dior Diorskin Nude: Because I need a powder, this one is great and it’s in my project pan.

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For blush I picked out my self made Colourpop blush palette that I haven’t used in a while. I love these blushes and here I get a nice selection of shades to choose from. The shade names from left to right is “Why,Hello”, “Parakeet” and “Weirdough” in the top row, and “Noodle”, “Glass Slipper” and “Main Chick” in the bottom row.

The mascara is the new one my Revolution called The Mascara Revolution. So far I’ve tried it around 30 times and I really do like it. I have an upcoming review of that one actually.

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Highlighters are always so fun to pick out. This month I decided to give my project pan highlighter “Lunch Money” by Colourpop a little rest and focus on these ones instead:

  • Colourpop Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette: Since I am growing to be a huge super shock highlighter fan I am very excited to add this brand new highlighter palette with 4 highlighters in the super shock formula to this months bag. They look just so pretty!
  • Iconic London Illuminator: I will use this primarily to mix in with my foundation for those extra luminous days.
  • The Balm Mary Dew-Manizer: The very famous Mary Lou-Manizer in liquid form. I have used this a bit but it’s still fairly new. I am planning to do a review so I just want to get to know this product a bit better.

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Finally we got my selection of lipsticks and glosses. Most of them are in my project pan and you already saw them in last months makeup bag.

  • Colourpop Ultra Blottet Lip “Halo Effect”: This one is new,and this one is the only new item in my bag. But I really like the ultra blotted lip formula and the color looks nice.
  • Clinique Long Lasting GlossWear “Black Honey”: Transfer from last month. This is very sheer and not at all as dark as it looks. Works really nice as an everyday lippie that is more than just a nude but not loud in any way.
  • Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipstick “Bare Bliss”: I kind of have a plan to focus on this one because I do have a tiny hope I may be able to finish it! Wish me luck (I probably need it).
  • Estee Lauder High Gloss “Pearl”: I did not use this one last month even though it was in my makeup bag. I have a hard time reaching for it. I have to try again now this month because it’s in my project pan after all and need to be finished!
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – Shade name is worn of my it’s a nice pink.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – This one I also lost the shade name of, but it’s more of a purple gloss. Both this one and the previous was in last moths bag, and get to go one more month.
  • H&M Sheer Lipstick “Arabesque”: I think this is my favorite among my project pan lippies, so very happy to transfer this to one more month in my bag,
  • Too Faced Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss: I have been enjoying the nice berry shade of this gloss. It also smells so delicious!

Do you have any products you want to give some extra use in February?

And remember, I also exist on Instagram!

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What is in my makeup bag – January 2019!

New year, new project pan, lots of new exciting stuff in my monthly makeup bag. My 2018 project pan has come to an end. I had so much fun with it, but it’s nice to lay down all the products I’ve been using over and over again in 2018, and replace them with my 2019 project pan items! There will be a induction post coming shortly, and also a summary of my 2018 project pan and how it went, so stay tuned for that.

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But for now let’s go through my January goodies!

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I picked two eyeshdow palettes, both from my project pan. The Colourpop Fame palette is a beautiful cool toned neutral palette, and I wanted a cool toned palette in my project because I love cool tones in winter and changing things up are always nice. The second one it the old but famous Lorac Pro palette! I have already used this a lot back in the days when it was new, but I wanted to pull out this old friend again for my project pan. I already have one pan in this palette, so my goal is to reach a second pan.

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For primers and foundations/BB Creams I picked two of each.

  • The Ordinary High-Adherance Silicone Primer – I probably have just a week of use left in this primer, so I put it in this months bag just to finally finish it. Not the biggest fan of it. Does not seem to do that much for me.
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil – This one on the other hand I love! Such a nice hydrating primer, and perfect for winter when I can get a little dry.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Moustruizing – Nice BB Cream that is a part of my project pan. Nice light coverage and comfy wear.
  • Colourpop No Filter Foundation – Still not sure how I feel about this, but I did add it to my project pan. I want to use it to figure out if I like it enough to repurchase, or if I won’t miss it in my collection.

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  • Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder – Amazing loose setting powder.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder – This is one of my favorite powders. So fine milled and gives a beautiful look to the skin. Not sure if this will last me all month so that’s why I needed two.
  • Smashbox Studio Skin 24 hour Waterproof Concealer – Nice brightening concealer. Don’t really need it to be waterproof, but it last long on the skin.
  • Wet N Wild Photofocus Concealer – This is almost empty. Hope to finish this my the end of January. It’s OK, but I don’t love it so I just want to finish it.

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Finally I get to play around with some more blushes!

  • H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blush “Cantaloupe” – Beautiful, easy to wear fool proof everyday color. And it looks lovely on the skin!
  • Physicians Formula Butter Blush “Rosy Pink” – Natural matte pink. These last very long on the skin, and again it’s so easy to apply. Perfect for busy mornings.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush “Ethereal Glow” – These blushes are so beautiful I do understand why they get all that hype! Very soft pink color with a gorgeous glow!
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush “Journey” – The Tarte blushes have been a favorite for quite some time now. This is a nice peachy shade with a very soft satin finish. I am so happy to get to use so many of my favorite blushes this month after struggling so much with my project pan 2018 blush.
  • Makeup Mekka Hypnotic Metallics Single highlighter “Glitz” – This is a new one that I barely swatches, so I am excited to try it out and see what I think of it.

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  • Zoeva Winter Strobe Spectrum – Perfect for winter I guess. And nice to have some options for highlighter.
  • Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzing Powder – My project pan bronzer. It’s pale enough so I can use it with ease even on my pale winter skin.
  • Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter “Lunch Money” – My only project pan highlighter. As you can tell I already have quite a pan, so my goal is to finish this one completely. If I manage that it will be the first highlighter I complete, but the super shock formula is very easy to go through so I think I can make it.

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All of the lip product this month is from my project pan! So I will get a good start by getting some use out of all of them!

  • Estee Lauder High Gloss “Pearl” – Had this for so many years. It’s a bit pale for me so I think this will work best as a topper over other lipsticks.
  • Too Faced Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss – Because it comes out almost clear but looks berry on the lips. Smells delicious too! It’s getting really old so I just want to finish it before it goes bad, but I really used to love this and wear it a lot!
  • H&M Sheer Lipstick “Arabesque” – These lipsticks are fantastic if you want something sheer and easy to wear. Perfect for every day. I love this lippie and would be happy to pick up more shades.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – Shade name is worn of my it’s a nice pink.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – This one I also lost the shade name of, but it’s more of a purple gloss. These all came it a set a long time ago.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “Fashion Fanatic” – The only one that still has a name! A lighter pink gloss.
  • Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipstick “Bare Bliss” – Old fave that is maybe getting too old so it”s time to use it up. Used to be an old favorite as well so it’s not that much left!
  • Clinique Long Lasting GlossWear “Black Honey” – A gloss stick in one end and a liquid gloss in the other. Both in the iconic shade Black Honey.

Do you have a monthly makeup bag, or do you just use whatever you feel like?

Remember to find me on Instagram too!

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What’s In My Makeup Bag – December 2018!

I just love going through my makeup at the beginning of every month to pick out all the items I want to put in my everyday makeup bag. This will be the makeup I use to get ready for work. I will off course use other stuff for evening makeup, weekend or when I just want to be a bit creative and play with makeup, but the items in my monthly makeup bag will help me get my daytime makeup looks.

As always I am exited to refresh the content of my makeup bag. Some old, some new and some well loved favorites are in the mix. here is what I picked out!

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  • NARS Liquid Illuminator “Orgasm” – This will be more like a liquid glowy blush. Had this for years, and I actually don’t think I ever used it! I haven’t even swatched it! So time to put it to use!
  • Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer – One of my favorite concealers! It’s just everything I want it to be. Percetion is the right name for it!
  • Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation – Also my favorite foundation. Makes the skin look very natural, and it feels so light weight on the skin it’s a joy to wear it.
  • Prestige Makeup Gold Base – A gold primer. Hydrates the skin, and is also supposed to make it firmer, although  can’t say I really noticed that effect.
  • Makeup Mekka Mist Spray – Just something to give a finishing spray to the end result. Haven’t tried this before so I have no idea how it will perform.

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  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil – Still working on this for my project pan. This is my last chance to end it before the year is passed. Fingers crossed!
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder – A beautiful fine milled powder to set the base.
  • Maybelline Chrome Extreme Highlighter “Sandstone” – A stunning intense highlighter I just picked up. For the days when I really want to glow!
  • Glominerals globlush “Papaya” – My never ending project pan blush. I will give this to the end on the month and hope I will be able to see some pan. I doubt it though because it just seems to take forever.

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  • Makeup Mekka How We Dew Highlighter – A beautiful trio of glowy highlighters. This one is new and only swatches but it looks so stunning, and it’s great as it can be both subtle and build up to a more intense glow. It does not have any glitter or shimmer either which is my preference.
  • Makeup Mekka Bambi Lashes Mascara – This one is also brand new, and never tried a mascara from this brand before. Keeping my fingers crossed it will be good.
  • Makeup Mekka Maximum Brows – A fiber gel with color. Tried it once and I really like it and since my everyday makeup stash was missing a brow gel I figured it was a good idea. I think this one will be one of the permanent items like the eyeliners of basic colors that I never are.
  • Makeup Revolution Haunted Liquid Highlighter “Paranormal” – From the Makeup Revolution halloween collection. Isn’t this skull shaped bottle something else! Nice on its own or mixed in the foundation.

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  • Beauty Bay Evolve Eyeshadow Palette – This huge thing is a review in progress. I figured it was a good idea to add this to my everyday makeup bag since it will give me a nice chance to work my way through all the colors and test it out properly. It does have plenty of wearable shades for everyday looks so I should be set.
  • NARS Ride Up To The Moon Eyeshadow Palette – In case I want to mix things up and want to use a tiny palette I added this old thing. Nice to get some use out of older palettes too!

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  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Numero Uno” – Nothing like a nice nude liquid lipstick. This brown toned warm nude is perfect for everyday.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Relevant” – A slightly darker nude than the previous, but still nice for everyday wear.
  • H&M Lush Lip Vinyl “Tuscan Blush” – A very pigmented and comfy gloss with a nice color.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips “Alyssa” – A Colourpop classic. Such a beautiful pinky nude. Not as long lasting as the KissMe Liquid Lipsticks, but it’s comfy to wear and a perfect color.
  • Nakeup Face C-Cup Tox-Tick Lipstick “Stalker” – What a name right? Just a nice standard bullet lipstick that is fairly long lasting while still comfortable. They look super luxurious too!
  • MAC Lipstick “Syrup” – This lipstick is a must have everyday lippie if you like MAC lipsticks!

I am excited to get to focus on these items this month. It’s a nice way to get to know new products well, and to show some love to old favorites!

Do you have something you are trying to get some extra use out of this December?

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Whats In My Makeup Bag – November 2018!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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?

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What’s in my makeup bag – October 2018!

New month means new stuff in my makeup bag! If you are not familiar with this concept it means that I pick out a selection of products to do a full face of everyday makeup and keep it in a makeup bag accessible to use every weekday for my more causal everyday makeup.

I really like doing this because it gives me a chance to really focus on a selection of products to either pan then or maybe test them out properly for a review. I will use other products for creative makeup, evening or weekend makeup, but these items is what I will focus on for my everyday makeup on week days.

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For my base makeup I picked out a little more than I usually do.

  • Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear – This is a nice shade when I am a tiny bit tan and that suits me nicely right now. Besides I am finished with all my project pan foundation this year and I can pick and choose just what I like. I really like this one!
  • Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation – This one is a bit lighter than my option above. I figured I needed a lighter one in case I can’t be bothered maintaining my tan with self tanner (it was snowing this week d so summer is officially over).
  • Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation – I wrote a review of this last week raving about it, so this is a favorite of mine. It’s almost gone so I may be able to finish the last bit this month.
  • Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer – I love this concealer. But I am almost running out and I want to finish it completely. I do have a new one in the mail, so I have already repurchased this.
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage HIGH Coverage Concealer – This one is also a favorite concealer of mine. I think I will run out of the Revolution one before October is over so I needed two.
  • History of Woo Jewel Powder – This is my project pan powder and it’s HUGE! I have been using it every day for the entire year. I should be able to finish it before December is over. I do like this powder, but the packaging is too big and bulky.

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I also got the Mario Badescu Facial Spray, camouflaged in the Makeup Revolution bottle because the spray on this is much better than the one on the original bottle. And the primer of the month is The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer. To be honest I just want to finish this and get it out of my collection. It’s not bad, I just feel like it does not do much, and I have better primers. I think I am about half way through so I hope to do some damage on this.

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I got some really fun stuff among my different face powders like blush, highlighter and bronzer.

  • Glominerals Globlush “Papaya” – My never ending project pan blush. My goal this year was just to get some pan showing. I have used this so much all year now and it barely shows so I am losing hope, but I am not giving up!
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – Also this is a project pan product. I was so sure I would hit pan on this in September but it never happened. I am sure to see some pan this month!
  • Essence Pure Nude Highlighter “Be My Highlight” – This is a big big favorite. I just love the subtle glow it gives. And if I want more glow I can easily top it with another highlighter for extra glow and dimension.
  • Colourpop Crush On You Super Shock Highlighter Palette – This one is fresh and new and I’ve only swatched it so far. This month I will get some good use out of it. All the shades look so pretty!
  • Colourpop Blush& Highlighter Duo – I have no idea what this one is called because there’s no name anywhere, but it’s nice!
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Neuanced – A pretty soft blush with a glow. I plan to wear this on its own and to pair it with “Papaya” as a blush-topper.

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I guess this month is all about nudes, at least during daytime. I love darker berries, reds and plum for fall but will save that for the evenings. This is what I will enjoy during the day!

  • Soph X Revolution Lipstick “Cake” – A light brown nude in a cream lipstick.
  • Soph X Revolution Lipstick “Syrup” – A medium brown nude.
  • Colourpop Luxe Lipstick “What’s Your Sign” – From Kathleen Lights and Colourpops Zodiac collection.
  • KissMe “Hot Tea” Gloss – A nice warm brown nude gloss. Because some days it’s nice to just throw on a gloss and not worry about lipsticks.
  • L’Oreal Shine Delicieux Lipstick – My project pan lipstick. My final one to finish! I only have a little bit left now, and hope to finish it sometime in October.
  • Colourpop Lippie Stix “Toasty” – It’s been a long time since I used one of my lippie stix, but I really like them! this one I got for free with one of my orders from Colourpop because it was late.

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And finally, the eyeshadows I will play with!

  • Zoeva Café Eyeshadow Palette – This is brand new and I didn’t even swatch it. So I will give it a proper test run now. That green is calling my name!
  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance – Cult product, and also a part of my project pan. My goal was to hit pan on one shade, so strictly spoken I already reached my goal with this, but I just want to get some more use out of it. I don’t really have any hopes to pan any of the other shades though.
  • Z-palette with Colourpop singles – I love picking out a few single shades to throw in my makeup bag as well. They are unfortunately too easy to forget. I picked out a nice selection of basic shades and shimmers. All from Colourpop!

Do you have any specific product you decided to focus on this month? Or do you pick out a monthly basket as well?

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