What is in my makeup bag? – December 2017

New month means new products in my makeup bag I use to get ready to work. I have to rotate every month to make sure I get around to using more of my products instead of getting stuck on favorite products for ages. It is also an excellent opportunity to properly test out new makeup products, particularly those I aim to review. This month I got a mixture of new and old, and I even had to add one of my November favorites to the bundle.

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Base products:

I eventually got to pale to continue wearing my big favorite at the moment, Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra, so I had to put that one away for a while. I didn’t have any new face product to test out so they are all products I’ve had for a while and wanted to pick up and use again.

  • The Saem – Eco Soul Real Fit Foundation: K-Beauty foundation I got maybe 6 months ago. The color is a good fit for me now, and the coverage is medium and the finish is almost matte.
  • Lirikos Marine Radiance Double Cover: A more radiant foundation than the first one, so I have some options. Does not have double cover like the name implies, but a nice medium one. Also a Korean brand.
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil: One of my most treasured primers. Picked this one since I find that hydrating primers work better for me during winter months.
  • Colourpop Aventurine Crystal Setting Spray: Giving this one a new chance. Did try it when I first got it but I found that the spritz is way too aggressive. If I can’t make if work it will be downgraded to a wetting-my-brush-spray instead of a setting-spray.
  • History of Whoo Jewel Powder: This is the refillable travel compact because the powder comes in a gigantic container with 28 g of product. Really nice setting powder from a more luxurious Korean brand.
  • Cover FX Custom Enhancer drops in Celestial: Beautiful liquid highlighter. Primarily plan on mixing it with foundation to get that glowing skin.

Blush, bronzer and highlighters:

So much good stuff in this category. A nice mix of favorite products and new items to test out. I am currently working on a review of the Colourpop blushes so I figured I would add them to my everyday bag to get a solid impression of the different shades. I just could not part with my Violet Voss Rose Gold highlighter palette even though I have used it a lot lately, it was even among my monthly favorites, besides I didn’t really have that many new highlighters to try so I can give this one some more love. I just need to keep using it a bit more since it is so so pretty. Besides I tend to like that blush-but-no-bronzer look when I am winter pale so I figured it was suitable with a palette that contained shades that also work as a blush-toppers. I still want that glow you know! But let me just go through all the products with you one by one.

  • Isadora Bronzing Powder 94 Matte Tan: This is a bronzer I’ve used a lot and really like. It is so easy to apply, and the shade is not too dark or warm on me so it works great during winter. I just had to give this old favorite some love.
  • Makeup Revolution Dragons Heart highlighter: Orange and warm highlighter that I imagine works more as a blush-topper. Never tried it but excited to test it out. Looks a bit too glittery and chalky though.
  • Violet Voss Pro Highlighter Rose Hold: Featured in my November favorites, and still not able to put it back in the drawer. Need some more playtime with this in December.
  • Colourpop custom blush palette: Shade names are Why Hello, Parakeet, Weirdough, Noodle, Glass Slipper and Main Chick. A nice selection of shades and a chance to properly test out the Colourpop pressed pan blush formula.

Eye- makeup:

The most exciting part of the makeup bag is the new eyeshadow palettes I will play around with. I bought a bunch of Zoeva palettes lately and even though I cant put them all in my bag I look forward to play around with these to create my everyday makeuplooks, that for the record are a lot more wearable than the looks I present to you in this blog! Everyday-me is different than bold-and-creative-me.

  • Lancôme Volume-à-porter Mascara: Same mascara as last months makeup bag. I like it!
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum: Handy brow-palette with every shade I need, including some stunning brow bone highlighters.
  • Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette: Palette with matte warm oranges, reds and browns. Nice for warm everyday looks I think.
  • Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette: Nice selection om wearable shimmers and a few pops of color.
  • KIKO Color Impact Eyeshadow Palette 01 Lounge Warm Tones: Nice 6-shade palette with three mattes and three shimmers. This one is several years old and the formula is amazing. It looks like I may have a chance on hitting pan on one of the shades this month!
  • Zoeva Eyeshadow Fix Matte: Because the bag needs a primer.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix: And a brow gel to keep everything in place.

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Lips:

These products I am excited to play more with. 4 liquid lipsticks from three different brands in addition to two bullet lipsticks. Most of these products I haven’t had a chance to play with yet, so maybe I will discover a new favorite shade? Exciting!

  • Bare Minerals Matte Liquid lipstick in Cookie: Just tried this out shortly and first impression is good. They smell really good and the shade is nice. I kind of just want to smell it though!
  • Bare Minerals Matte Liquid Lipstick in Smooch: Same as above.
  • Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in shade Echelon: A set with both lip liner and liquid lipstick. Obviously very inspired by Kylie lip-kits and I have no idea of what to expect. But the color is pretty!
  • Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte M06: I know what to expect from this one. This is a beautiful non-drying liquid lipstick, the shade is new to me, but I bought it because I have another one I really love.
  • Makeup Revolution Life On The Dance Floor Guest list  in shade Stiletto: I think this is a part of their Christmas Collection? Packaging is really pretty and so is the shade.
  • Makeup Revolution Renaissance Lipstick in shade Luxe: Tried this formula before and I like it, but the shade is new.

I think I mentioned them all now! All the nice things I will do my makeup with. I really enjoy putting together these monthly makeup bags because it really motivates me to do my makeup in the morning when I know I have exciting stuff to play around with. Do you do something similar to mix up what products you use?

XOXO

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My everyday makeupbag – November 2017

Just like last month I want to post my content in my everyday makeup bag. I change the contend at the beginning of every month, and I usually pick a range of different products. Some things I add to just finish them, some things are new thing I am testing out, and some things I just fond when I shopped my stash! So here it is, a picture of everything I will play around with to create my ready-to-kick-ass-at-work-face (it is usually more neutral and wearable than my play-around-with-makeup-face).

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I love picking out products every month. It sounds weird but it really helps me to get up in the morning to know I have a bag of fresh products to play around with. Putting on makeup in the morning is my special me-time. I find it very relaxing, almost meditating to start my day with this ritual, so I tend to spent a good 20 minutes to do a full face of makeup. Just because I enjoy the process!

But lets talk more about these products and why I chose to put them in my daily routine!

Face:

  • Guerlain Meteorites Base Perfecting Pearls – Long time favorite. It was also featured in Octobers makeup bag, but I dont have much left and I want to finish this. It evens out my skintone and makes it look so fresh and plump. It is very expensive but I will definitely buy a new one when this is finished.
  • Lancôme Teinte Idole Ultra Wear – Nice coverage that still looks natural, lays beautifully on the skin throughout the day, and is long lasting. What else can you want from a foundation that needs to last you through your day at work?
  • Kiko face powder – Good powder to mattify the skin.
  • Guerlain Multi Perfecting Concealer – Makes my under-eye area look flawless without any creasing. Does not look heavy at all but still gives decent coverage. I think this may be my favorite concealer actually (Yes, I am one of those weirdos that does not think Tarte Shape Tape is the best thing in the world…..it is great….but not the best).
  • Guerlain bronzer – This is a limited edition product, but I generally think that Guerlain terracotta bronzers are a dream to work with (You probably guessed it by now…..it is one of my favorite brands) and this one is no exception. If you can find a color that suits you they look fantastic. i am excited to pick this up again and use it this month, it has been laying in my drawer for too long!
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – I already posted a post comparing this one to the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, so if you want to know how they compare you get the whole story here.
  • Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss – Shade is “Ice Kiss”. I bought this during last winter I think and tried it for a while. I did never get very fond of it, but I figured it was time to play a bit more around with it again. I may like it now, even if I didn’t love it before. Sometimes products just takes some time getting used to.
  • NYX blush palette – This guy is brand new. I just picked it up among a few other thing on sale without looking too much at it, but after swatching and trying a few of the shades I am so glad I did. I think I will really like this!
  • NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder – Duochrome highlighter with a pink shift. This one is also new, just swatched, so I am happy to get to play a bit with it now.
  • NYX dewy finish setting spray – Almost out so I am just trying to finish it.

EYES:

  • The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude – New everyday palette.
  • The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony – Also a new eyeshadow palette.
  • The Balm Meet Matt(e) Adore – Agian, new everyday palette.
  • H&M Single eyeshadow shade “Urban Jungle” – I really like these single eyeshadows from H&M. I tried one for the first time, with not too high hopes, but I actually ended up picking up several of them because I like the ones I have so much. This is a new shade, but it is so pretty!
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeshadow pencil in shade “Zero” – Almost out of this one. Trying to finish it.
  • Zoeva eyeshadow primer – What I use for everyday recently. Matte shade.
  • Anastasia dipbrow pomade in “Medium Brown” – This is featured in ALL my makeuplooks as you may have seen. So yest, this is a hit!

LIPS:

  • Makeupgeek Plush Matte “Marriage Material” – Quite a recent purchase. Tied it a few times and I really like it, want to use it a bit more.
  • NYX Liquid Suede “Soft Spoken” – Well known product, but new shade.
  • Makeup Revolution Renaissance Lipstick VOX – New product.
  • Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick “You’re A Star” – Also a new lippie.
  • Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip “Nine to Five” – The freebie they handed out when you ordered during their 5 million subscribers celebration. Didn’t get a chance to try it, so now I will give it a fair test!

Phew! I think that is all products for this month! The only exception is the L’Oreal Paradise Extatic mascara I forgot to put in the picture. I am sure you will see more of these products again in either favorites or review posts. Let me know if there is anything in particular you would like a review from!

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