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Makeup Inventory – Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes

Hey there, how’s it going?  Hope all is well where you are.  Today is going to be part 5 in my Makeup Inventory Series, where I am going through my entire collection and noting what I have.  We are over the halfway mark, which I am really excited about.  Well, I haven’t had a short but sweet intro in a hot minute, so let’s get into the palettes!

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Total: 15

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette ($42 US)
I know, I know.  The amount of backlash over this palette was absolutely insane.  Personally, I felt it was a bit overkill and overdramatic.  But hey, that’s me and my humble opinion.  I actually really love this palette.  Quality wise I feel it is fine.  It is extremely pigmented, so a little bit truly does go a long way.  The only problem I had with this palette was one shade not blending well, the Destiny shade, other than that, no issues.

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - BH Cosmetics Zodiac Palette

BH Cosmetics Zodiac Palette ($24 US)
There has been so much buzz and hype around this palette and for good reason.  When I picked up this palette, it wasn’t talked about at all yet.  I solely picked it up because it was based off the Zodiac (huge Astrology buff here).  I was absolutely blown away by the pigmentation, blendability, and the brilliance of the metallic shades.  I saw Charlotte Tilbury just upload a video showcasing her new Pillow Talk quad and did a look.  I plan to recreate that look here using this palette.  I definitely think it’s possible!  So be on the lookout for that!

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Huda Beauty

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Huda Beauty

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette ($65 US)
I’ve used this palette a handful of times now and I really enjoy it, however, I only use a handful of shades.  I am not a fan of purples and definitely not interested in Cosmo (it’s a pressed glitter).  I’m debating about making this palette my Pan That Palette for next year because I want to become better versed with using different shades, shades out of my comfort zone.

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette ($27 US)
I fucking LOVE this tiny palette! I have used every single shade and love them all.  This is a very simple palette, but very easy to use and create pretty looks out of.  There is not much more I can say about it.

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Kat Von D Beauty

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette

Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette ($48 US)
This was my first high-end palette purchase and it is the original one with the original packaging.  Yep, I have had it forever.  I absolutely adore this palette, although I definitely need to pan it due to its age.  I took this picture a little bit ago and since then I FINALLY hit pan in the shade all the way at the end, Latinus.

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Eye Contour Quad in Smoke

Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Eye Contour Quad in Smoke (discontinued)
I have used this quad only one time but I am happy I picked it up.  I’m aiming to finish up my Shade & Light palette first before moving onto this one.  I tend to enjoy more greys on my eyes than any other shade.  That’s why I knew this quad would be perfect for everyday makeup for me.

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Milani Soft & Sultry Palette

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Milani Soft & Sultry Palette

Milani Soft & Sultry Palette ($14.97 US)
This has been a more recent purchase.  When these bad boys just launched, I was getting my oil changed at Walmart and saw these on a display.  I could not say no to the Soft & Sultry palette, because I have been looking for more cool-toned palettes that did not revolve around purples, blues, and pinks.  Milani answered that prayer for me, lol.

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - NYX Professional Makeup

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Cool Neutrals

NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette Cool Neutrals ($17.99 US)
First off, I have not used this palette yet.  It’s been sitting in my collection because honestly when I received it, I was completely turned off by it.  Online it looked so different than in person.  It also is a lot smaller than I anticipated.  Maybe next month I will pull it into my makeup basket and give it a go before I completely write off this palette.  I will say, it did have really good reviews on Ulta’s website, so.

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter in Gloomy Days

NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Gloomy Days Palette ($19.99 US)
As with the previous palette, I have yet to actually try this palette out on my eyes, however, I am really excited about it.  The colors came out more vibrant on the swatches and there is enough of a difference between shades that I don’t think they will muddy up amongst each other.  I will make it a point to use it soon!  Also, quick side note, I did NOT pay full price for either of these palettes.  I picked them up when NYX was 40% off at Ulta.  Always wait for sales if you plan on purchasing something.

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Revolution Beauty & Emily Noel The Emily Edit

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Revolution Beauty & Emily Noel The Emily Edit The Needs Palette

Revolution Beauty & Emily Noel: The Emily Edit – The Needs Palette ($15 US)
Seriously, The Needs is a perfect name for this palette.  I have used every shade in this palette and they all work wonderfully!  It is a phenomenal all-in-one palette and is not complicated.  Love this little gem!

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Revolution Beauty & Emily Noel The Emily Edit The Wants Palette

Revolution Beauty & Emily Noel: The Emily Edit – The Wants Palette ($20 US)
Oh, The Wants.  I don’t want to go into too much detail, because a full review is coming.  I have used EVERY SINGLE SHADE on my eyes, multiple times.  Just know, it is great.  Period.

 

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Wet N Wild

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad in Dragon Scales (Limited Edition)

Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad in Dragon Scales ($2.99 US Limited Edition)
I’m going to be honest, this is yet another palette I have not used, but it is newer.  This, along with the Fit For A Queen quad was apart of the Fire & Ice collection.  I picked it up because it was apart of the Fire side and because of the green shade.  Once I use it, I will let you know my thoughts on it, if you’d like.

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow in Fire (Limited Edition)

Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow in Fire ($4.99 US Limited Edition)
Yet another one that I have not used.  I’ve swatched and they look beautiful, but I only bought it because it was apart of the Zodiac collection.  Fire being my element.  If you have learned by now, I’m a huge sucker for anything related to the Zodiac focusing on Sagittarius and anything dealing with Fire.  Can’t help it.

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad in Fit For A Queen (Limited Edition)

Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad in Fit For A Queen ($2.99 US Limited Edition)
Haven’t used this one either.  Picked it up because it was apart of the Fire side on the Fire & Ice collection and it has a BOMB red shade.

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 5: Eyeshadow Palettes - Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad in Lights Out

Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Quad in Lights Out ($2.99 US)
Oh look, another palette that I have not used.  Clearly, I went on a drugstore palette rampage and just grabbed them all and have yet to try them.  I will trust me.  If you want me to do an update on them, what I think of them, let me know, because I most certainly can.

 

So that’s it.  That does it for my palettes currently in my collection.  I’d love to hear about what palettes you have in your collection!  Do we share any?  Let me know.  Also, let me know which ones are your absolute FAVORITES, like you could not be without this ONE palette, just for curiosity sake.  Well, I thank you so much for taking time out of your day to check out my palette collection.  I hope you have a great day, or night, wherever you are and until next time!

Beauty

2018 Makeup Inventory – Part 4: Highlighters

LeahERaven.com | Makeup Inventory Part 4: Highlighters

Hey guys, how are you doing today?  Hope all is well for a Monday.  Did you have a good weekend?  Nothing exciting on my end, just went grocery shopping.  But that’s not what we are here for today, is it?  Nope.  Today is Part 4 of the ever long Makeup Inventory series.  Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are linked for you, just in case you missed those.  Forewarning you, this is going to be a long one.  For some God awful reason, I have a love of highlighters although once placed on the skin, they all tend to look similar.  Now, I know I am not the only one who has a love affair with highlighters.  Admit it, you do too! Hahaha  I have tried my best to shorten this as much as possible, but it still is going to be a long one, so be prepared!  Well, enough blabber, let’s move on to the glow!

Total: 16

 

LeahERaven.com | Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight Illuminator

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Starlight Illuminator (discontinued) – 2
If you have read a few of my posts by now, you will know this is my all-time favorite highlight.  It sits on my skin just perfectly, giving me this beautiful pale gold sheen to my skin.  Literally, a piece of me died inside when I realized Anastasia discontinued this.  I happened to get a back up from Glambot that I am cherishing, once this one is gone (though I’m sure it will take me YEARS), it’ll be somewhat a sad day in this household lol.  However, the Urban Decay Sin highlighter, mentioned below, is an EXACT dupe.  So, I think I’ll manage haha.

 

LeahERaven.com | Bitter Lace Beauty Highlighters

Bitter Lace Beauty
1. Bloodlust ($18 US – Limited Edition)
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Bloodlust is described as a gives red with a warm amber shift to it and contains fine metallic shimmers in it.  This is a great dupe for Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Raw Power and thinking on it more, I should have moved this to the eyeshadow section because I do not use this as a highlighter.  But, we are already here so I’m just gonna leave it.

2. Deadly Nightshade ($9 US – being discontinued)
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Deadly Nightshade is described as a cooler toned grey-beige with green and pink undertones.  It also contains larger sized shimmers in the product.  Now I know that maybe you are thinking a red highlighter is unique, but this shade tops that.  I personally have never seen a shade like this.  However, I have yet to use it as a highlight so I’m not sure how it works on the face.  Honestly, I only purchased this because of the Nightmare Before Christmas reference.  No other reason.

3. Slay (Halloween Limited Edition)
Slay was a limited edition Halloween shade.  It is no longer advertised on their website.  To me, it looks like a white-based gold that shifts a bit green with fine shimmers throughout, but I do know for sure the “blood splatters” is Bloodlust (it was mentioned on the Bloodlust page).  Being a Halloween freak, I had to get this.  No other explanation needed.

 

LeahERaven.com | Black Moon Cosmetics Moonlighters

Black Moon Cosmetics
1. Centipede ($22 US)
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Centipede is described as a pale, banana yellow moonlighter (see what they did there?)  I have definitely enjoyed this shade and the shade I’m going to mention next as highlighters.  They are very pretty on the skin, giving more of a natural type of glow but can be built up.  However, they are not a revolutionary type of shade or formula and a bit on powdery side, though they do smell nice.

2. Squid ($22 US)
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Squid is described as a diamond white moonlighter.  Very pretty on the skin, this one gives off a more icy type of glow, but like I mentioned before, nothing revolutionary about this shade or formula.  Although, they do offer more interesting shades, such as a lime green, blue, “root beer bronze,” pink & gold, and a lilac purple.

 

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Essence
1. Pure Nude Highlighter in 10 Be My Highlight ($4.49 US)
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The best way I can describe this shade is a nude glow.  I will say, anyone lighter than me and I think it’ll look like a nude stripe on your face.  For me, this is more of a natural type of highlighter, where it gives you more of a lit from within type of glow; you just appear radiant in my opinion.  Definitely recommend for those of you my skin tone or deeper if you like a natural glow (and hey, doesn’t break the bank!)

2. Single Eyeshadow in 08 Apricotta ($1.99 US)
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Let me stop you, I know this says eyeshadow and it is marketed as such.  However, this shade is STUNNING as a highlight.  This shade, as well as the next one I’m going to mention, were product recommendations from Taylor (ThaTaylaa) as highlights, and boy was she right!  If you want a BLINDING type of highlight, this is right up your alley.  This shade has more of a light peachy tone to it and looks so wet on the skin.

3. Single Eyeshadow in 19 The Grammy Goes Glammy (discontinued shade)
This shade I guess was discontinued because I could not find it on the website.  This is more of a white champagne shade and just like the previous shade, stunning as a highlight.  I do know Essence still makes the shade Snowflake if you are looking for more of a white highlight and Cotton Candy which looks more like a pink based highlight.  I wish they would re-add this shade because it is lovely!

 

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Physicians Formula
Shimmer Strips Custom All-in-1 Nude Palette for Face & Eyes in Natural ($13.99 US)
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If you were to ask me, out of all the highlighters I own, what I would recommend if you are looking for a great highlighter when you are just starting out, I would say pick up this one.  Why?  It is an incredibly multitasking product AND you can get several different shades of highlight.  Plus, it’s drugstore.  You can go pink, bronze, white, champagne, you name it, it’s offered in this product.  Honestly, you can multitask pretty much any product, but this one is very compact and gives you a wide variety of shades.  Great, great product.

 

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Urban Decay
Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Sin ($26 US)
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I love this highlighter, it reminds me so much of the Anastasia Starlight Illuminator that I love so much.  The effect is a little more subtle than the Anastasia one but can be built up.  It blends so beautifully into the skin and looks so glowy.  Love, love, love this one!

 

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Wet N Wild
1. Megaglo Highlighting Bar in Fire (limited edition – $6.99 US)
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I only picked this up because it is the Fire element.  I’m a sucker for Zodiac inspired makeup/themes.  I’m such a Sagittarius, it is not even funny.  However, even though this is not very expensive, this is the EXACT shade of the Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals.  How do I know that?  Because I own Precious Petals.  So, if you were debating about this product or you feel like you missed out on it, pick up Precious Petals and you’ll be fine.  Same formula, same feel, and blendability, same shade.

2. Megaglo Highlighting Bar in Earth (limited edition – $6.99 US)
So, being a Sagittarius, I am a fire sign.  Why did I pick up Earth?  It looked pretty.  More of a shade up my alley that I would wear as a highlight, more of a champagne.  Some people like the Megaglo highlighters, some hate them.  I actually quite enjoy the formula.  They feel very soft and almost creamy.  I know some can contain very small micro glitter in them, but I don’t feel like it overpowers the look.  Plus, the price can’t be beat in my opinion!

3. Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals ($4.99 US)
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Precious Petals can be a bit dark for my skin tone, although I can get it to work if I really buff it into the skin or have a slight tan from the summer sun.  It is more of a warm peach highlight, absolutely beautiful.  I just need to be careful with it for my skin tone so it doesn’t end up looking like a stripe on my face.

4. Megalo Highlighting Powder in White Raven (limited edition – $4.99 US)
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This is sad.  Most of the highlighters I purchased, I have some way of using them, whether it be on the face or the eyes.  This shade I only purchased because 1) it was apart of the Goth-O-Graphic collection and has a skull imprinted on the product and 2) it has Raven in the name.  I hate the color purple.  Like hate.  I hate pink more but purple is a close 2nd.  And this is a white highlighter that shifts purple.  Yep.  Not wearing, just meant to look pretty in my collection.

 

Alright y’all so that does it for part 4.  I wonder how long it would take me to use up all of these highlighters.  Well, all except for White Raven.  I think a lot of us are guilty in getting sucked into these pretty highlighters being showcased online or in store when in reality, they all look the same on the skin.  There is not that much of a difference between one white gold shade to the next, you know what I mean.  But they are so pretty and we just HAVE to have them for some reason or another.  I’m curious, take a look at your collection and let me know how many highlighters you have in yours in the comments.  My biggest sucker points for me are foundations, lipsticks, and highlighters.  Every time man, every time.  With that being said, I think that does it for me.  I hope you guys have a great day and until next time!

Beauty

2018 Makeup Inventory – Part 3: Powders, Blush, Bronzers, & Contours

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Hey everyone!  How are y’all doing today?  Is it just me, or does this year just keep flying by?  I swear, it just felt like the beginning of August now we are getting close to the end.  Damn.  Anyway, on to what today’s post is all about, Makeup Inventory Part 3!  If you haven’t check out Part 1 and Part 2, they are linked for you!  Today I’m sharing my current powders, blushes, bronzers, and contours.  Let me know if this little series on my blog has helped you go through your current collection because I would love to know your totals as well!  Also, quick question.  Do you prefer an image for each individual item or is a group image at the beginning of the group okay?  Let me know in the comments what you prefer!  Well, enough blabber eh, let’s get onto the makeup!

 

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Blushes
Total: 2

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1. L.A. Girl Just Blushing Blush in Just Playful ($5.99 US)
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I’ve actually pulled this blush out of my collection to start using this month.  I originally picked up the shade Just Because (mentioned below) because of Taylor.  I saw this color and thought it would be a nice color.  I actually really enjoy the shade, blends well onto my skin, but unfortunately doesn’t last long on my skin.

 

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2. Wet N Wild ColorIcon Blush in Mellow Wine ($2.99 US)
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This is the only blush I have ever used up entirely and then repurchased.  The shade is more peach than the original, but I still really enjoy this blush.  You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on a beautiful blush.  It also lasts very well on my skin.

 

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Bronzers & Contours
Total: 3

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1. L.A. Girl Just Blushing Blush in Just Because ($5.99 US)
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As mentioned above, this was a product recommendation from Taylor as a great contour shade, even though it is marketed as a blush.  For me, it works wonderfully as a contour and it is the only single contour product I have in my collection.

 

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2. No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand ($12.99 US)
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I actually received this in a giveaway from Miss Jessica Harlow on YouTube.  I actually really enjoy the formula but the shade is too warm for my fair skin.  It is currently in my 13 By Halloween Project Pan.  Whenever I do use it up, however, I will not be repurchasing because No7 is not a cruelty-free brand.

 

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3. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer in Bronzer ($14.99 US)
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The Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, an absolute cult favorite, and for good reason!  It is so beautiful on the skin, blends like a dream and smells heavenly.  If you are looking for a good bronzer and haven’t tried this one, I highly recommend.  I do know they have added more shades to the line, but I am not sure how well the deepest shade works for deeper skin tones.

 

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Powders
Total: 5

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1. Besame Cosmetics Brightening Vanilla Powder in Translucent ($22 US)
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This was a product recommendation from Emily Noel on YouTube.  I haven’t used it in a long time, so I don’t remember how I liked it.  Currently, I am trying to use up my non-cruelty-free ones up before reaching for this one.  I’m sure you will see it in an upcoming project or a makeup basket eventually.

 

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2. Catrice Cosmetics Highlighting Powder in 020 Champagne Campaign ($5.99 US)
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Now, I know you may be thinking or wondering, why on earth is a highlighting powder in the powder section?  Well, this was a recommendation from Jessica on YouTube and when swatching it, it looked way to light to be a highlight.  Then I thought how much it reminded me of my Milani Prep + Set + Glow powder and I’m genuinely curious if it will work out the same.  I haven’t tried it out yet, but once I do, I will definitely keep you updated!

 

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3. Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder in 05 Fair ($7.99 US)
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Yet another non-cruelty-free item, but if you have checked out some of my previous posts, this was a recommendation from Taylor (yes, again lol).  I picked it up before I decided to work towards a cruelty-free collection.  It is quite a nice powder, sets my face very well, although it is a little light for me.  I’ve been using it on top of darker foundations to help lighten it a bit.  I also realized I am not a fan of loose powders.  So once this is gone, I am going to be thrilled.

 

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4. Milani Prep + Set + Glow Illuminating Transparent Powder ($9.99 US)
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Ah, my holy grail powder (link here for that post).  I absolutely adore this powder and another recommendation from Emily Noel on YouTube.  Are we sensing a theme with all the product recommendations?  Haha.  This is beautiful on my skin, helps set my makeup without mattifying my skin.  I just love it!

 

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5. Wet N Wild PhotoFocus Pressed Powder in Warm Light ($4.99 US)
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This is also another product in my current 13 by Halloween Project Pan.  Personally, I am not a fan of this powder.  It is okay, but it doesn’t take away the tackiness from my foundations.  It definitely helps the skin appear more matte, but when I touch my face it is still tacky.  I cannot use this powder if I am heading off to work, because hair sticks to my face.  Once I use this product up, I will not be repurchasing.

 

So that does it for Part 3 of my Makeup Inventory.  Like I said earlier, I would love to know the numbers in your collection!  How many bronzers, blushes, contours, and setting powders do you have?  Are you trying to lower your collection?  I feel for the most part, I need maybe 2 blushes, 2 setting powders, 1 bronzer, and 1 contour and my I’m set.  Clearly, I’m not fully at those numbers yet, but I’m pretty damn close!  Well, I thank you for stopping by and until next time!

Beauty

2018 Makeup Inventory – Part 2: Concealers & Setting Sprays

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What’s up and happy Monday!  Today is the next part in my series of my Makeup Inventory, part 1 I will link here for you.  Part 2 is all about my current concealers and setting sprays in my collection.  Now, for the setting spray category, I don’t feel I am overloaded with products, but with concealers, I do.  I use very little product on my face, so concealer takes me a while to use up.  Also, quick side note before we move on, I know there are inconsistencies with the graphics below, bare with me.  I’m getting used to using a picture editing program and getting into a grove where I like what I create.  So, yeah.  Anyway, if you are curious about my collection, then just keep on reading!

 

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Concealers
Total: 5

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1. BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer$6 US
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The BH Cosmetics concealer was a purchase off a recommendation from Taylor from ThaTaylaa on YouTube (link to ThaTaylaa Made Me Buy It).  This is a thicker formula and in my opinion extremely full coverage.  I feel this has the highest coverage out of all the concealers in my collection.  This product also has the most product and the most bang for your buck, $6 for 0.35oz.  Quick side note, they downsized this product, because my original concealer has 0.46oz of product.  Regardless, you need so little to cover your under eyes and it is not super heavy, although it is slightly drying.

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2. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme$26 US
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I love Kat Von D products, but this one is not a favorite.  It is a really thick formula, feels heavy on my under eyes, and is really drying.  In the future to use this product up, I plan to use it as a mix in to lighten and mattify foundations.  I’m sure it’ll be great that way, but as a concealer, this is a definite pass.

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3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer$9.99 US
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Currently, this concealer is in my 13 By Halloween Project Pan because I do want to use it up and not waste product since.  I do enjoy this concealer, it is creamy, not drying on my under eyes, but will not be repurchasing in the future.  It’s also worked as a great all over dewy and hydrating foundation on me.  The only problem, due to the fact it is so creamy and hydrating, is that it does crease fairly easy on me.

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4. Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer$27 US
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I feel the Tarte Shape Tape is dying out, mostly because of new concealer launches.  However, this is still a really good concealer.  It is on the drying side, but not terrible.  This is also pretty full coverage and a little goes a very long way.  For a high-end concealer, you get a considerable amount of product, so you get a lot of bang for your buck I feel, $27 for 0.3381oz of product.  Most high-end concealers stick around the 0.15-0.22oz range I’ve noticed.

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5. Wet N Wild Photofocus Concealer Wand$3.99 US
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Out of all my concealers in my collection, I would say this is my favorite.  It has about a medium coverage, not super drying, nice and creamy formula, not too thick.  Love this formula.  I love that I can find it so easily at my grocery store or drugstore and doesn’t break the bank.  This one has 0.26oz of product, but a terrible shade range.  The shade I have is the lightest and it matches my skin tone.  They definitely need an expansion of lighter and deeper shades.

 

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Setting Sprays
Total: 4

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1. FLOWER Beauty Seal the Deal Hydrating Setting Spray$12.99 US
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Now I have yet to try this setting spray, least I don’t remember trying it.  I picked it up because I wanted to try more things from FLOWER Beauty and this setting spray had 4 1/2 stars on the Ulta website.  The older I’ve gotten, the more I like natural and dewier finishes.  Even though this is on the pricier side of drugstore, you are getting 3.4 fl oz of product and better value than the Milani sprays (which I really love).

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2. Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist$26 US
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I love this setting spray/mist.  I will say, you need to make sure you press the top down all the way when spraying your face.  It has a wonderful mister and really does help my makeup last all day, through heat, humidity, dog hair, and water.  If you are not willing to spend money on a higher-end setting spray, I would go with the Milani Make It Last (I have it listed below).  It is also really good, this one just works a bit better for me so I’m willing to pay the higher price tag.

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3. Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray$9.99 US
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If you do not like super dewy finishes, steer clear of this bad boy.  It is fucking POTENT.  You look super dewy after a few sprays, literally 3 sprays and you look super dewy, almost oily.  So if you don’t like that look, do not pick this up.  However, I love how this spray brings back my skin to life.  I feel so glowly and my skin looks so healthy.  I use this on my really heavy, drying, mattifying foundations and it turns them into a beautiful, radiant, skin-like finish.  Love, love, love this spray!

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4. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray$9.99 US
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This is a great drugstore setting spray just to help extend the wear of your makeup.  It does not mattify your skin, it literally locks everything into place.  I have already gone through one bottle of this and am almost finished with my second.  It is not as good in my opinion as the Kat Von D one, but it is still a really great drugstore option.  If you don’t have to deal with high heat, humidity, water, and dog hair on the daily like I do, this would work great for you!

 

Alright, so that does it for Part 2 of my Makeup Inventory.  Do we share any products?  If so, what do you think of them?  I feel like I’m going to be using my concealers for YEARS before I ever get through them, but setting sprays are so quick for me to use up!  What about you?  Feel the same way about concealers?  What are some of your favorite concealers and setting sprays, let me know in the comments!  Well, I think that does it for me.  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

Beauty

2018 Makeup Inventory – Part 1: Primers & Foundations

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Here starts the beginning of a long, long journey looking into my collection.  This is going to be a long series on my blog, consisting of a total of 9 posts.  Some posts will be longer than others and I think you will see what products I tend to favor.  Today I am going to be sharing my Primers and Foundations.  Like I did with Monday’s post, I am going to have all pertinent links at the end, separating affiliate from regular links.  So, if you are interested in what Primers and Foundations I have in my collection, just keep on reading!

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Primers
Total: 3

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1. Milani Prime Shield Mattifying Face Primer
This is actually my second bottle of this primer.  Obviously, I have liked it enough to repurchase.  It has helped keep my oils at bay during this hot weather up here in Washington but I don’t know how it will do in the Texas heat and humidity.  I would like to find other mattifying primers to try, preferably drugstore, once I use up all my primers in my collection.

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2. Pur Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow (discontinued)
I bought this in support of Taylor of ThaTaylaa during a season of her 15 Days of Foundation, where her and Project Beauty Share created a shop to help raise money for Project Beauty Share.  I had never heard of it before and it has been discontinued.  It is pretty, very luminous but I don’t care for luminous primers.  I look for mattifying primers and luminous foundations.

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3. Milani Prime Light Face Primer
Yet another luminizing primer.  This is apparently a pore-minimizing and strobing one.  I don’t see any pore-minimizing but it is definitely luminous.  I’ve tried it under several different foundations and it works well but it doesn’t really shine through any of the foundations.

 

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Foundations
Total: 10

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1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
This is my holy grail, ride or die foundation.  I have used up one of these and am almost finished with the second one.  It does not break down on me and lasts all day.  My skin looks so healthy with this foundation, I absolutely love it.  I’m trying to cut down on a lot of my high-end makeup because I truly feel you can find wonderful, cruelty-free products at the drugstore.  However, I will ALWAYS repurchase this product (as long as Urban Decay stays cruelty-free).  This product I personally feel is worth the splurge.

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2. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation
When this foundation first launched, I picked it up because all the YouTubers were RAVING about it, hyping it up.  I can get this product to work pretty well but only by mixing it with more luminous foundations.  However, I have realized I can’t wear this foundation at work, even when I mix it.  It ends up looking really heavy and cakey and also breaks down.  I don’t know if it’s because of dealing with so much water, wind, hair, and humidity, but I’m going to try pulling it back out in the fall and then again in the summer when I’m down in Texas.  If you are interested in a more in-depth review, I will leave a link to my post.

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3. Fiona Stiles Luminous Finish Foundation Concentrate
I ended up getting this foundation by accident.  I ordered 2 back ups of my Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate in my normal shade (01) and ordered one in a shade up (02).  Well, shade 02 was in the matte box, but I was given the luminous version.  Surprise, surprise, I love this one as well!  Now, I’ve only worn it a handful of times so I can’t give my full thoughts on it, but I am not mad about having it in my collection.

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4. Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate (Have 2)
Yet another holy grail product for me.  I have gone through 2 full bottles of this and am currently working on my 3.  This is the best looking matte foundation I’ve used.  It does not look heavy or cakey and doesn’t have a straight up matte finish, but more of a satin finish.  It looks absolutely flawless on my skin and wears all day.  I also love this foundation for mixing with luminous foundations.  It helps increase the longevity and makes combos look more skin-like.  I swear by this stuff!

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5. CYO Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof (Have 2)
I picked up this foundation off of a recommendation of Taylor of ThaTaylaa on YouTube.  The reason I picked up 2 was that I truly felt I was going to love this foundation and it constantly goes out of stock.  So, to be safe I decided to grab 2.  I am not mad that I did.  I absolutely love this foundation, it wears all day, has a beautiful skin like finish, doesn’t get heavy or cakey, doesn’t break down, and the undertone is absolutely PERFECT for me.  So excited about this find!  I might do a side by side comparison with the Urban Decay and the CYO foundation, let me know if you’d like to see that!

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6. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
Here is another foundation that I have used up one bottle in the past and repurchased.  Although I did not get the right shade.  I picked up Light 42 Neutral and for one, it is not neutral, it pulls crazy pink and two, it is extremely light.  Next time I will grab Light 45 Neutral (or maybe try it in store like a normal person lol).  However, this has been a great mix in product to help lighten foundations, extend wear time, and help with transfer.  I love this foundation, just not on its own.  On its own, it is way to heavy, dry, and cakey.  However, I love my Fiona Stiles one more so in the future I do not intend to repurchase.

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7. FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup
I picked up this foundation in my last Ulta Haul but have yet to try it.  I have it in my current makeup basket for this month, link here if you are interested, but haven’t played with it yet.  I’ll keep you updated!

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8. Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15
Here is another product I picked up during my last Ulta Haul and just like the FLOWER Beauty foundation, I have yet to try it.  Once I do, I will definitely update!

So that does it for Part 1 of my Makeup Inventory.  I originally had 11 foundations, but I gave my Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation to my friend who is lighter than me, is really pink toned, and is extremely dry.  I really think she will enjoy it.  But yeah, that is all the primers and foundations I currently have in my collection.  What do you think?  Too many, just enough?  How many primers and foundations do you currently own?  What are some of your favorites?  Let me know in the comments!  Well, that does it for me!  Thanks for stopping by and until next time!

Products Mentioned:
– Milani Prime Shield Mattifying Primer ($9.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Milani Prime Light Face Primer ($9.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($40 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Huda Beauty #FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation ($40 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Fiona Stiles Luminous Finish Foundation Concentrate ($30 US) Regular Link
– Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate ($30 US) Regular Link
– CYO Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof  ($7 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation ($35 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup ($13.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 ($8.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 ($12.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link