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Makeup Detox: August – December 2018

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A few posts ago, I briefly mentioned about going on a No-Buy.  Honestly, this year has been one of my best years on makeup purchases.  Last year I was a VIB Rouge member, this year I’m just a VIB member, next year I might just be a Beauty Insider.  That is huge.  The more involved I’ve gotten with the beauty community, the more I have taken a step back and realized I have been purchasing way too much makeup.  With more releases happening, all I can see is how repetitive the products have become.  From different brands releasing liquid lipsticks, to warm eyeshadow palettes, to warm eyeshadow palettes with a pop of blue or teal.  It is honestly the same shit, different packaging.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have purchased the same shit in a different package.  For example, I have the same color of lipstick in at least five different brands, they are just slightly different from each other.  I’m just becoming a tad bit more cognizant of it.  For fuck’s sake, I own a total of ten foundations.  Why do I need ten foundations?  Two of which were just recently purchased!  Granted, there is only so much you can do with makeup and makeup releases.  Everything is going to overlap at one point or another.  Think about it, you can do warm-toned, cool-toned, and neutrals.  You can switch it up with different finishes, pops of colors, but ultimately they are all going to overlap.

Where I am going with this, is that I know I have plenty in my collection to suffice from new releases.  I have different finishes in foundations, different setting sprays to help differentiate finishes and lasting capabilities as well, light to dark lipsticks including nudes, reds, and darks, even blacks.  I have matte lipsticks, cremes, satins, and glosses.  I have plenty of mascara to last me a year, several eyeshadow palettes to get me through the seasons, several bronzers, and enough highlighters to last me to my grave.  I have plenty of makeup for me.  I need to utilize my collection, save my money, and appreciate what I have.

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my makeup detox of 2018.  I decided to call it a Makeup Detox because Amber F from YouTube was talking in her Pan That Palette Update about going on a no-buy and possibly calling it a Makeup Detox.  I love the idea of it being a makeup detox.  Not only is the market oversaturated with products, but I feel as if myself included is oversaturated with products.  There are men and women out there who do not have the means or opportunity to have makeup and here I am collecting products that I’m not even using.  Plus, I am moving in April cross country and I don’t need to be taking this plethora of makeup.  It is unnecessary.

With the number of products I have in my back stock (my makeup inventory posts will be coming in a few weeks), there should be no need for any makeup purchases.  Makeup remover wipes, micellar waters, all of those are fine for purchasing, I am just talking about makeup.  Primers, mascaras, foundations, etc. are what I am talking about.  I want to see what I can use up in the five months left in the year and maybe, just maybe, I can roll some of this into the new year as well.  Wish me luck!  I will also try and utilize my collection and dupe upcoming releases.  If there is a new palette that is launching, seeing what shades are similar in my collection and recreate the palette.  I will definitely share those with you all!  Have you ever done a no-buy or low-buy?  How did it go for you?  If you haven’t, have you ever thought about doing one?  Let me know in the comments!  I’d love to hear from you!  Well, I think that does it here from me!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

Beauty, Project Pans

13 By Halloween Project Pan – Intro

I LOVE makeup and I am pretty sure that is obvious on this blog.  However, with my upcoming move, granted in April, I need to clear out a few items.  I only have a small, four-door car to carry my girls and I cross country.  That being said, there is limited space.  I need to clear out as many items as possible before then.  What better way then to do some panning projects, especially if they incorporate my favorite holiday?

Obviously, I did not come up with this concept.  I’m not sure how long this project has been going on for, years at least, but I recently saw a few panners on YouTube that I follow put up their intro videos.  And I thought, perfect!  So I’m hoping on this train and getting involved.  I will list their information at the bottom, just in case you are interested.

I came up with another project pan idea, that I’ll post later, but for right now I am going to post the 13 items that I would either like to use up or hit pan on.  I know some of the girls picked their products based off of Halloween, but I picked mine based off of a different idea.

First, I am trying to move towards a completely cruelty-free collection.  Second, there are items in my collection that I KNOW will not work in Texas.  Texas is hella hot and hella humid.  Makeup literally used to melt off my face.  So, clearly, my super dewy products are NOT going to work.  Lastly, I have tons of duplicate products.  I’m tired of my collection growing and having the same types and tones of products.  For what purpose?  FOMO, pretty packaging, being one shade darker or lighter?  It’s ridiculous.  So without further ado, let’s get into it!

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup* ($40 US)
I absolutely adore this foundation.  So, you might be wondering, why do I want to use it up?  Well, it is my oldest foundation and I don’t have too much product left.  I don’t want to bring along a 1/3 full bottle of foundation.  I will definitely repurchase this foundation when I use up all of my other ones and after I get situated back down in Texas.

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2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Treatment Concealer* ($9.99 US)
This is a nice concealer, but not cruelty-free.  I think I have only finished up one concealer in my lifetime.  It would be nice to add another one to that list.  This is a super creamy formula, doesn’t crease too bad under my eyes, but if it was cruelty-free, I would not repurchase it.  I truly don’t feel it will work well under the heat and humidity of Texas.

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3. Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder* ($3.99 US)
I do enjoy this powder for setting my under-eyes and face, but I don’t feel like it actually keeps me matte.  It has definitely been a great touch up powder because it doesn’t get heavy or cakey on my face.  But alas, Rimmel is not a cruelty-free brand.

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4. Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder* ($4.99 US)
This is an okay powder, not horrible, not great.  I have hit some major pan on this product and after I finish up the Rimmel powder, I would really like to finish up this one as well.  I don’t think finishing up two powders in 3 months will be too hard.  Although, I say that now, we will find out later won’t we?  Wet N Wild is a cruelty-free brand but I don’t feel strongly enough about this powder in order to repurchase it.

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5. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray* ($9.99 US)
I have a total of 3 setting sprays and no one needs that many.  Granted, I know there are tons of people that have more than I do, but I do not need that many.  I do enjoy this setting spray and I would absolutely repurchase it, once I use up this one and the other two.  I need to stop having such a large backstock, it is unnecessary.  I just need to have on hand what I need and stop wasting money.

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6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz* ($21 US)
Oh, I love, love, love this product.  This is my most repurchased product.  I have gone through at least 8 of these since really getting into makeup.  Ebony is a little too warm for my skin tone at the moment.  So I just want to use this up and when I use up my other products, repurchase it in Granite.  I don’t know why I posted a picture of the starting point because unfortunately I broke my pencil and had to shove it back in.  So I might not be able to do updates on paper, but we shall see.

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7. Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette* ($7.99 US)
This is another loved product of mine.  It was such a great recommendation from Taylor of ThaTaylaa.  As you can see from below, I have hit some major pan on the contour shade.  My goal for this is to use up the contour shade and to just hit pan on the highlight shade.  I chose this product because of how much pan I have already hit.  Once I use up other contour products, this is going to be a definite repurchase.

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8. No7 Match Made Bronzer* ($12.99 US)
This is a matte bronzer that I actually won in a giveaway.  It is a nice bronzer but I feel it pulls a little too orange on my skin tone.  I want to look like a bronzed badass, not an Oompaloompa.  The formula isn’t bad at all, little powdery, which I really don’t mine.  But I would not personally purchase this item.  Also, the cruelty-free status on this brand is unclear.  Now, I definitely don’t think I can finish this product in 3 months, but I would at least like to hit pan on it.

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9. Pur Correcting Primer in Illuminate & Glow (discontinued)
I have no idea how I feel about this primer.  I have used it a handful of times but don’t remember a thing about it.  This is also the oldest primer in my collection.  I have no idea if I can finish up this primer in 3 months, but I am definitely going to give it a go.

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10. Wet N Wild Brulee Single Eyeshadow ($0.99 US)
This is such a wonderful single eyeshadow, however, my problem is that I never reach for singles, I always reach for palettes.  This is such a creamy creme shade that works wonderfully on my skin tone, but in several of my palettes, I have this shade.  Even if I didn’t, I would just use my face powder to set my eyeshadow base and use as an all over lid shade.  So I would like to use this up and get it out of my collection.

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11. Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Fine Fragrance Mist* ($14 US)
I currently have three bottles of this in my stash.  3.  Seriously, who needs that many fragrance mists?  That is not including my perfumes.  And I’m not using them.  They are just sitting.  I have the Thousand Wishes fragrance mist from Bath & Body Works as well that I am almost finished with so I have definitely been getting into the habit of using them.  I do love this scent, hell, I have 5 of the body washes (ridiculous right) in my back stock as well.  Unfortunately, as much as I would like to repurchase when I do run out, Bath & Body Works changed their policy and now sell in mainland China, which requires animal testing.

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12. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst Rollerball* ($28 US)
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and Bourbon are two of my favorite scents ever.  I picked up this Amethyst Rollerball on a whim and although it is a nice fragrance, it turns too powdery on my skin.  So I just would like to use it up.

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13. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo* ($28 US)
This scent is so alluring and sexy.  I would love to just bathe in it.  This dry shampoo works really well, but it does take a bit of time to work it through and get rid of the powdery residue.  If you have light brown to blonde hair you would love this.  Unfortunately, I have dark hair and it shows up.  I can totally get over that and use it, however, I want to use it up because I don’t use dry shampoos.  I have never gotten into the habit of using them, nor do I want to.  My hair is used to being washed once a week and by the end of the week, it is not super oily.  So I really don’t have any use for dry shampoos.

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Well, that does it for my 13 products for this project.  My first update I plan for is around the end of August.  I’ll do 2 updates and then the finale.  I have attempted one project pan challenge in the past but failed miserably, with this one I hope to have greater success.  Especially since I do have something motivating me to work through my products.  So wish me luck and until next time!

Panners in this Challenge:
Kaily Baute
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/1JSTT3C
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2LhnZax

Shai of Lipstick, Lashes & Wine
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2KWA4BB
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2KT20KR

Candice of CCosmetic Chaos
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2H5bL26
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2Jnkk9p

Heather of Love Heatherette
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2Ll8wGx
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2LiO4WG

Courtney K
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/28O2lKW
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2JsW9Xa

Kelly Gooch
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2A7zUVu
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2NUu3rc

Tash of Too Much Tash
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2iR9zBx
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2NhhAfQ

Lisa Stevens
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2fkvf7M
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2unDfMy

Sarah of Kitty Approved Beauty
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2MZ1DuD
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2umwB95

Paula of A Beauty Guru Made Me Do It
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2rV9ErT
Intro Video: https://bit.ly/2KraELD

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