Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! Hope all is well on this fine day for you. Today’s post is one that is super exciting for me, my September Makeup Basket. Now, let me start off by saying my No-Buy/Makeup Detox is not going so well for me. I’ve bought quite a bit of makeup the past couple of weeks. I’ve allowed myself to be sucked in. Although, now I truly feel safe to say I have everything I need to last me quite a bit… although we could argue that I had plenty before then too. Oh well. I don’t plan to make another haul post, because I feel I have had too many of those recently unless you truly wish to read about it then let me know in the comments.
Anyway, to tie in why I’m excited about this months makeup basket and my recent purchases is because I picked up the new launches of Makeup Revolution and EMILY NOEL! I’ve been watching Emily for over 6 years now and her Beauty Broadcast. She kept her palette launch so hush-hush that when I found out she was launching something it was on the 22nd, there was no way I was going to miss out on it. So this month, I’m going to be using the shit out of it! But enough of this chit-chat, let’s get into the products now, shall we?
If you aren’t aware, I’m currently doing the 13 By Halloween Project Pan so I won’t be mentioning any of those products in this basket but onto primer and foundation. It has still been somewhat warm here in Seattle, so I’ve been really utilizing the Milani Prime Shield Pore Filling + Mattifying Face Primer ($9.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). Plus I’m almost done with this bad boy and since fall is coming (Halle-fucking-lujah) I won’t be needing this during the cooler months.
For foundations, I’m still getting a feel for the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Foundation ($13.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) so I want to keep playing around with that one. I also decided to throw in the Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 ($8.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) and the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation ($10.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). I bought the Wet N Wild foundation on my previous Ulta haul and when I picked up the Emily palettes, I picked up the Catrice foundation.
Onto the face powders (excluding highlighters obviously) I’m trying to use up the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Setting Powder ($7.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). Really beautiful powder, but once gone, will not be repurchasing. Once I finish my Wet N Wild Brulee shadow, I want to finish up the fair shade in the Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette ($49 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link), start making progress on the yellow middle shade, and make more progress on the contour shade.
For blush, I’m using both the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Raw Power (discontinued) and the Kat Von D Lolita Single Shadow ($19 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). I decided to pull out Raw Power because Amber F has mentioned using it as a blush and I thought I’d give it a whirl. Yet another way to multitask a product.
Oh highlighters, probably one of my favorite steps in my makeup application. For September, I wanted to go a bit cooler with the highlight, because again, ready for fall here. So I decided to pull the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Natural ($13.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link), just in case I wanted to go icy, pinky, nude, or more gold. I also decided to keep in my Essence Single Shadow in the Grammy Goes Glammy (discontinued shade, $1.99 Affiliate Link | Regular Link). Last but not least, my all-time fave, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight Illuminator (discontinued).
On to the item I am the MOST excited about. This bad boy above. The Makeup Revolution and Emily Noel: The Emily Edit: The Wants ($20 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). No picture does this palette justice, it is so gorgeous in person. I feel Emily did an amazing job on the color selection in this palette and I truly feel you have everything you need to create a full look. I’m beyond stoked to play with this palette, I just can’t contain myself!
To go with this palette, I wanted to pick more mauve toned lip products, a solid nude shade, a gloss, and a bold red. Mostly because those are shades (not these particular ones mind you) Emily tends to go for (besides berries) and I thought it would be another great little homage to her. For liquid lipsticks, I pulled the EM Cosmetics Infinite Lip Clouds in Rose Nude ($16 US Regular Link), Huda Beauty Liquid Lipsticks in Flirt and Spice Girl ($20 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link), and Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noohz Fur Atoo ($20 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link). I only pulled one regular lipstick and that is Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition in Celebrity Skin ($18 US Regular Link) and for gloss the NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss in Madeline ($4.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).
Well, with how excited I am about September’s makeup basket, why don’t we talk a little bit about how August’s makeup basket went. I made some more progress on my Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette ($48 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link), but still no pan showing on any of the shades. I also realized, that even though the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($18 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) is an incredible product, an amazing bang for your buck, it’s just not for me. It takes too much time to perfect my brows and even though in the long run brow pencils are more expensive, I prefer them greatly. Although, if the ELF Brow Pencil ($2 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) keeps working out for me, I might not have to ever spend that much again! Also, a quick side note about the ELF pencil, it has almost 3 times the amount of product than my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) and the Kat Von D Signature Precision Brow Pencil ($20 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).
The only dud really has been the NYX Professional Makeup Worth The Hype Mascara ($7.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) and honestly, it wasn’t terrible. The only issue I had with this mascara is that I’ve already had to revive it because it dried up and it does not hold a curl. However, it did look nice on my lashes and didn’t flake but my Essence mascaras are less expensive, usually around the $5 mark, volumizes and lengthens them better, and holds a curl.
Well, surprise surprise, another lengthy post. I guess when I get to typing, I just go. Doesn’t surprise me because I tend to be a chatty Kathy in general. I want to know though, do you do monthly makeup baskets? And if so, what products are you pulling in this month and why? Also, if you are in the northern hemisphere, are you as ready for fall as I am? Halloween, Fall, and Pumpkin freak over here. I am READY! YAY FALL! Would you be interested in me doing some fall looks at all? I’m not a makeup artist in anyway shape or form, but I enjoy watching everyday makeup wearers showcase looks they come up with. Let me know, I wouldn’t mind giving it a try. Thank you so much for your time today, I hope you come back Wednesday, and until next time!