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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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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