Hey gang, hope all is well! Currently, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is playing in the background and it is a beautiful, chilly day here in Seattle. For dinner, I’m making Hot For Food’s Vegan Carbonara with Zucchini Cream Sauce, something hearty, warm, and delicious. But that is not what this post is about, although I could talk about food for DAYS, today I am bringing you my December makeup basket. I cannot believe we are in the last month of the year and personally my favorite month of the year. Today is my 2 month anniversary with my boyfriend, believe it or not, he is the one that brought it up, my niece’s 4th birthday, on Wednesday it is Lil’ Bean’s birthday, the 15th Xandria’s birthday, the 16th my birthday, then we got Christmas, then New Years! What a busy, busy month! Anyway, let’s get into the makeup I plan on playing around with this month, besides my project pan items!
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For my primer’s, I decided to keep working on my Milani Prime Shield Pore Minimizing + Mattifying Face Primer because I SWEAR I am almost finished with this bad boy, and I pulled in my deluxe sized sample of the Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For No-Filter Mattifying Primer & Complexion Perfector (do you think they could have done a longer name?) I’m pretty sure PTR is not cruelty-free so I’d just like to work through another product that is not cruelty-free and get it out of my collection.
Spoiler alert, I am just about done with my Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder, so I wanted to pull in a couple of powders to work on throughout the month. One of them being my beloved Milani Prep + Set + Glow Illuminating Transparent Powder and one that I’m currently trying out which is the Covergirl Advanced Radiance Pressed Powder in 105 Ivory.
For bronzer, I pulled in my Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer. Luckily I’m not a huge bronzer hoarder, I only have 4 bronzers in my collection, least that I can recall, and one of them has pan showing. So it would be nice, although unlikely, to hit pan in this bad boy.
Highlighters are definitely something that I have way too many of. So, rotating them is important. For this month, I decided to pull my Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals for more of a blinding highlight and for a more soft, subtle daytime highlight I pulled in the Catrice Cosmetics Highlighting Powder in Champagne Campaign.
Moving onto eyes, starting out with an eyeshadow palette, I wanted to show some love to my Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette. This palette is such a great high-end palette yet such a wonderful bang for your buck! I think it runs about $27 and the eyeshadows are standard sizes. The reason for pulling this palette in is because I can get some great daytime appropriate looks as well as go more dramatic for the holidays. You bet your ass I’m going to be utilizing that silver for New Year’s Eve!
For mascaras, I’m playing around with my two new Covergirl mascaras. I have the Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara in Black/Brown, as well as the Covergirl Lash Exact Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. I go for Waterproof due to being a dog groomer. I do not want to risk my mascara running if I get soaked. And yes, just because I am a dog groomer doesn’t mean I can’t wear makeup to work.
Lastly, we have the brow category! I have so many different brow products it is not even funny at this rate. However, in my defense, I tend to blow through most brow products pretty quickly. I’m still working on my Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil in the shade Light Brown. I think I have about one more month, maybe a month and a half left on that product. I’ve also pulled in my NYX Professional Makeup Tinted Brow Mascara in Black, as well as the Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade in Black. I pulled in the pomade, even though I’m not a huge fan of them (just because of how long it takes me to do my brows), for use when I do more intense glam style makeup. When the holiday season rolls around, I tend to do more “Glam” makeup just for the occasion.
So that’s everything, well everything excluding the stuff that is currently in projects. If you are curious as to what other makeup items I’m using I will link both my Movie Madness Project Pan and my 12 Pans of Christmas Project Pan for you. I’m curious to know what items you are pulling in to your monthly makeup basket, let me know in the comments! I also want to know, if you celebrate Christmas, have you got your Christmas shopping done yet or are you a last minute procrastinator? For years past I’ve been such a procrastinator, this year, however, I have about 90% of my shopping done and all of those gifts are wrapped, sitting under the Christmas tree! Well, that does it for me, I hope you guys have a great rest of your day and until next time! Thanks for stopping by!