My Makeup Stash | Blushes

Hi, Beauties!

I am coming at you again with yet another ‘My Makeup Stash’ post! Today we are focusing on the blushes in my collection. Blushes are a favourite of mine, and you may find that I do indeed have a type! If you want to know which ones I do own, keep on reading. 

New to my collection is the Ulta3 ‘The Cheek Of It’ Baked Blush palette. I was lucky enough to be sent this beautiful palette in November last year. This palette has eight super pigmented blushes which come in a range of shades, tones and finishes. The smell of this palette is something I have never come across before, it is so yummy! For such an affordable palette ($14.95 AUD) it has such amazing quality and pigmentation and I could not recommend it enough. 

Another set of newbies in my collection (that I was so generously gifted) is the Ulta3 Bloom Blushes in the shades Flossy and Sweetheart. These are two products that are so unique to my collection simply for the fact that they are a liquid to powder product. Again, Ulta3 is such an affordable brand and the quality of their products matches many higher-end products I have tried. I have to be honest and say I haven’t played with these much yet, but I am hoping to change that real soon. 

Next up is my Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio in Pink Passion. This contains the shades Basically, Sugar and Rose. This is another newer product to my collection so I haven’t played around with it too much yet. I love the outer two shades so much, the middle one might not be for me. I have heard some great things about the formula of the Anastasia Beverly Hills powders, which is why I was excited to pick this up. 

Then we have the cult favourite Nars Blush in the shade Orgasm. It is easy to see why the whole “beauty community” is obsessed with this blush, it is so stunning. I don’t usually reach for shimmery blushes, but for this one, I can make an exception. This blush is definitely more on the expensive side ($48 AUD on mecca.com) but I think it is worth every penny. 

Up next we have The Balm Cosmetics Blushes in the shades Hot Mama and Downboy. I have had these in my collection for quite some time now and I should probably replace them at some point this year because I just love them so much! Hot Mama is similar to Nars Orgasm, except this one is more peach, and Downboy is a muted pink matte shade that I just couldn’t ever do without. 

Another oldie in my collection is the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the shade Feisty. I managed to pick this up as a mini sample with a purchase I made from Tarte a while back. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that you can buy this as a full-sized blush. I will get plenty of use out of my mini version anyway. This is my everyday blush and it is always the one I reach for when I just want a nice natural colour on my cheeks. 

Lastly, we have my Too Faced Limited Edition Love Flush Blush Wardrobe. This has been in my collection for the longest time but I just can’t part from it. It contains some of my all-time favourite blush shades (Love Hangover and How Deep Is Your Love?)! Sadly, you can no longer purchase it so I won’t give too much detail on it to make you lovelies jealous (haha!)

What are some of your favourite blushes at the moment? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

ColourPop Cosmetics x Shayla | Perception Palette | Full Review

Hi Beauties, 

Welcome back to yet another eyeshadow palette review post! Today’s post is going to focus on the Perception palette which was a collaboration between ColourPop Cosmetics and Shayla (aka MakeupShayla). If you want to learn more about the palette, and whether or not I will be keeping it in my collection, then keep on reading. 

About The Palette –

I was instantly drawn to this collection when it was first released back in 2018. I splurged and purchased the entire collection all in one hit, which contained the palette, some creme luxe lipsticks and two loose highlighter shades. Shayla and ColourPop have come together on numerous occasions now and released some pretty amazing stuff! The Perception palette is a large 16 shade palette that contains shades with matte, shimmer and metallic finishes.  

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The Packaging – 

The palette itself is stunning. The cardboard exterior has a black, purple and gold splatter pattern to it and is quite large in size as it does contain 16 shades of shadows. The size of the pans, however, are smaller in comparison to ColourPop’s single pressed shadows. A major bonus for me in regards to this palette is that it also holds a decent sized mirror. You could very easily do your makeup with it! Another bonus is that the packaging isn’t super thick, so it is super easy to store within your collection. 

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The Shades – 

Unbothered is a metallic soft, golden beige shade with a very subtle peach shift. 

T.F. is a metallic gold shade. 

Titus is a dark frosted grey taupe shade. 

Stallion is a deep black shade with flecks of blue sparkles. 

Spill The Tea is a metallic medium rosy copper shade.

Diva is a metallic copper with orange undertones. 

I.E. is an olive green shade with a pearly sheen finish.  

14 is a medium blue shade with a pearly sheen finish. 

Strut N Slay is a metallic rosy copper shade. 

Culture is a matte dark orange/peach shade. 

Sassy has a reddish-brown base with green/teal shifting shimmers. 

September is a pink shade with a frosted sheen finish. 

Revenge is a matte dark red/copper shade. 

Thic is a matte rich orange shade. 

Played Out is a matte deep red-brown shade. 

Shade is a plum/burgundy shade with flecks of sparkle. 

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Final Thoughts

I have really grown to love the formula and pigmentation of ColourPop shadows. They blend out super easily on the eyes, they are intensely pigmented and they have such a wide range of shades within their single pressed shadow collection. The Perception palette definitely reaches these expectations also. While the more metallic shades are definite standouts in this palette, the pigmentation of the matte shades are still something worth noting. 

Will I be keeping the ColourPop Cosmetics x Shayla Perception Palette in my collection? Sadly, I think this one is going to go. While I have found so many positives about this palette, it is just one of those items that I hardly ever reach for. The shades are stunning, but I like a palette to contain more cohesive shades so that I can use it for numerous different looks without having to dip into other palettes. The colour story just leaves me feeling a little uninspired. 

Have you tried the Perception palette? What is your favourite ColourPop Cosmetics eyeshadow palette? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

My Makeup Stash | Highlighters

Hi Beauties,

Coming at you again with another ‘My Makeup Stash’ post! Today we are focusing on the highlighters in my collection. Highlighters are one of my favourite parts of the makeup process, which probably explains why I own so many! If you want to know which ones I do own, keep on reading. 

My Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Glow Kit has been such a favourite ever since I got my hands on it back in 2016. Although I only really reach for the two lighter shades (Bubbly and Sunburst), I couldn’t imagine ever wanting to get rid of this palette. Due to the fact that it is no longer available (that I can find anyway), I have really cut back on using it! This highlight palette contains 4 beautiful shades; Sunburst (light yellow gold), Golden Bronze (golden bronze) Bubbly (golden beige) and Dripping In Gold (medium yellow gold).

Similar to the Glow Kit is the incredible Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Again, this one is no longer available which really saddens me. I got my hands on this one back in 2017 and I plan on keeping it forever! Well until it is too gross to use anyway. It is more of a glittery highlight which is why I don’t reach for it as much as some of the other highlights in my collection, but I love it either way. This highlight palette contains 6 beautiful shades; Forever Lit (platinum with a lavender reflect), Kitty Kat (pink with a platinum reflect), Forever Young (pink pearl with a silver reflect), Daydream (coral with a white gold reflect), Glo Getter (champagne with rose gold reflect) and 143 (rose gold with a bronze reflect). 

Next up I have four different shades of the ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Cheek Highlighters in the shades Flexitarian (medium beige), Honeymoon (light lavender), Perilune (light green) and Over The Moon (light lavender). I have had all of these highlighters since 2016 (is that too long, yikes!) and they are still in perfect working order. The texture of these highlighters is more of a creamy one which is why you would think they would dry up after all this time. But alas, I can still use them which makes me so happy! 

Next, I have some beautiful Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors. Like most of the powder products in my collection, these have been around for quite some time. Due to the fact they are powder products, I still find them ok to use as they do not smell and do not have a weird texture to them! I have two shades; Pearl (light white) and Moonstone (light gold). Pearl is the most perfect shade for light skin tones as it is such a light shade, but it doesn’t leave a weird cast on the skin either. 

Similar to the Super Shock Cheek formula, we have the Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter. I have this in the shade Transcendence (light pinky lavender). I don’t reach for this shade all that often and it is very similar to the Over The Moon shade from ColourPop, but it is just too beautiful to get rid of. I love using this highlighter as an inner corner highlight on my eyes as well as on my cheeks for a little something special.  

Next up is the cult favourite Mary Lou-Manizer (warm-toned light gold) from The Balm. I feel like every person that is obsessed with makeup has either tried this or has it in their collection currently. It is such a strong and bold highlight, so it isn’t hard to understand why it is so popular. I am unsure as to how long I have actually had this in my collection, but I know it’s been a heck of a long time so it may be time to repurchase sometime soon. 

One of the newer highlighters in my collection is the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Duo. This duo has the shades Lightning Dust (soft pearlescent sheen) and Fire Crystal (supercharged pearlescent shimmer). I have to admit that I tend to only reach for the more shimmery shade in this duo, but god I love it so much!

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Frost highlighters. I have two beautiful shades; Frostbite (icy white with reflects of white pearl) and Frozen Peach (icy pink). As you can tell by the name, these are a liquid form of highlight. Liquid highlights aren’t my favourite and I don’t reach for these shades a lot. I still think they are stunning enough to keep for now though. 

Do you own any of these highlighters? What is your favourite highlighter from your own collection? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X  

 

Makeup Declutter/Empties | Ep. 2

Hi Beauties,

How is isolating treating you? I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy during this strange and somewhat stressful time. I have been using my time wisely and have decided to cleanse my life of everything I have outgrown. That includes makeup! I have decluttered a TON of products so this is what I am going to share with you today, I have also thrown in some empties for good measure. 

If you want to see my declutter process, check out my Instagram where I have been putting out IGTV’s showing you through my process! There is more to come and I know you won’t want to miss out on them 😉

First up we have the Sleek Contouring and Blush Palette. This has been in my collection for such a long time and I am sad to say that as my collection grew, I really neglected this product. I am not getting rid of this palette because I don’t like it or because it’s ‘bad’, I am simply getting rid of it because it is so old and needs to be thrown out! 

Next is The Balm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer. Again, like most of the products mentioned in today’s post, this is one of those ones that I brought with good intentions but sadly just never used. It has been in my collection for a while now, I have maybe used it a handful of times and now it is too old to pass along to anyone else. Anybody else guilty of this?

Now we have the MAC Cosmetics Velvet Teddy Lipstick. I picked this up years ago through the ‘back to MAC’ program. This is where you take 6 (I think) empty MAC jars, foundation bottles or full-sized lipstick bullets into your MAC counter, and they swap you for a lipstick of your choice! It is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. Anyway, I picked this up years ago! Loved it, used it a lot, and now it smells a little funky so I thought I better make room for something fresher! 

Next up is the Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer in the shade light natural. I am proud to say that this one is actually empty! I have been loving this concealer for a long time and I was determined to use it up so I could make way for some new goodies. This is the second tube of this full-coverage goodness that has had a workout in my makeup routine, and I can easily say it won’t be the last. 

Up next is the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in the shade stix and bones. I am so sad to say that I just couldn’t get myself to fall in love with this tube of glittery goodness. I have another shade of these liners that I really do love but I guess this shade just wasn’t for me.

Now we have the L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr-Matte Foundation in the shade 22 radiant beige. I did have WAY too many foundations in my collection before I did this declutter. Some I have had for years, others are newer to my collection. This one hasn’t been around for a long time because it was actually a repurchase of one I used years ago. Sadly, my skin just isn’t up for the matte foundations as much anymore. So this one needs to move along. 

Now it’s time for the NYX Cosmetics White Eyeshadow Base. As you can tell from the photo, I haven’t gotten much use out of this. While it was good when I first purchased it because it was the only white base I had before I purchased the Plouise bases I just didn’t want to touch anything else! Bye friend. 

Next is the Ulta3 Get Glossy Lip Gloss in the shade fierce fuchsia. I have said in previous posts that I am not much of a gloss wearer as I don’t like how my lips look and feel when I have a gloss on. When I was lucky enough to receive some glosses from the amazing Ulta3, my mind changed. This shade of pink, however, is not for me. I kept the other 2 they were kind enough to send me, but this one can move in with a friend. 

I am sad to include my Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter in the shade into the blue. This one technically isn’t an empty product but I might include it in that category. Why do I say that? Because I had to get rid of it because it has dried out so badly that when you swatch it, literally nothing comes out! I haven’t had it for too long which is a bummer. I definitely loved it while I had it! 

Next up is the Benefit Cosmetics The Pore Fessional Primer. This is another proud empty of mine! I love using the mini versions of this product because it is so easy to take with you everywhere you go. There is nothing worse than an over the top, large and bulky product. But the bad part about it being a mini is that you do tend to go through it quickly. I may repurchase this again in the future, but for now, I want to test out some new and different things. 

Now we have the Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer in the shade fair. You may be able to tell that I have actually never opened this product! I had repurchased this a while back during a Priceline sale when I was using up another tube of this product. After I got rid of the last one I had good intentions to use this one up too. But I guess that never happened! Time to pass it along to a friend. 

Next up is the Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Foundation in the shade fair-light sand. This foundation shade is a pale gals dream! I loved it from the moment I got my hands on it. Which was lucky because I actually purchased it online! It is a little old now and doesn’t smell the best so it was time to get rid of it. You may see her reappearing again in the future though. 

Second last is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer. I purchased this because one of my favourite YouTube Beauty Gurus loved it. But I never really got into it. Sadly now it is old and expired so it has to go in the bin. Bye! 

Last, but certainly not least is the MAC Cosmetics Diva Lipstick. This actually belonged to my sister before it made its way into my lipstick drawer. I honestly didn’t know how long she had owned it for before it came my way (gross?) but I decided to give it a chance. Now I when I look at it, I can tell it expired looooong ago! 

Did you enjoy my makeup declutter? What have you decluttered or emptied lately? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

Jeffree Star Cosmetics | Mini Breaker Palette | Full Review

Hi Beauties, 

Welcome back to another eyeshadow palette review post! Today’s post is going to focus on the Jeffree Star Cosmetics MiniBreaker palette. If you want to learn more about this mini palette, and whether or not I will be keeping it in my collection, then keep on reading.

About The Palette –

Back in June 2019, the infamous Jeffree Star Cosmetics realised the most iconic summer collection. Within this collection was the adorably cute Mini Breaker Eyeshadow Palette. At the time of its launch, I think that the mini palette was pushed to the back burner, as it’s bigger sister, the Jawbreaker palette, was the most hyped-up product of the entire release.

The Mini Breaker Palette is Jeffree Star Cosmetics first-ever 9-pan eyeshadow and pressed pigment palette. It is vegan and cruelty-free. This beauty comes with a great range of mattes, duo chromes and glitter shades. Two of the shades, ‘Bubble Gum’ and ‘Bite Me’ are also featured in the larger Jawbreaker palette. This palette retails for $28 USD (approx. $41.37 AUD). 

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The Packaging – 

The palette itself is absolutely stunning. The cardboard exterior has a white background with many coloured paint splodges all over it, and of course the infamous Jeffree Star Cosmetics logo. It is a very solid and heavy palette as it does contain a large mirror on the inside which is a nice and necessary bonus in my books. Another bonus is that the packaging isn’t super thick like some of his other palettes, so it is easy to store within your collection. The smaller size of the palette also makes it a great one to travel with. 

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The Shades –

Double Scoop matte terracotta nude shade. 

Orange Crush is an orange matte with gold reflects. 

Foreplay is a matte pinky purple shade. 

Oral is a beautiful duo-chrome with lilac reflects.  

Purple Punch is a matte bright purple shade. 

Slice is a metallic orange/gold shade. 

Bubble Gum is a matte baby pink shade. 

Bite Me is a deep rich purple metallic.

Hot Fudge is a matte dark cool-toned brown shade.  

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Final Thoughts

For a palette that costs $42 (roughly), I am really surprised. Why? Because I feel like this palette is worth more. Yes, it is a mini, which means that the price point is a little steep, but I feel like you really are getting your money’s worth. 

There was little to no fallout with all the shades in the palette, which means you are getting your money’s worth without too much wastage. One negative point is that some of the shades do stain the skin ever so slightly, but that is to be expected when you are working with vegan eye products. I had no issues with blending out all the shadows on my eye either which is great! All the shades are creamy and soft to the touch, but like always, the matte shades are just ever so slightly drier than the shimmers. However, I don’t think they are as bad as some of my other eyeshadow palettes.   

Will I be keeping the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Breaker Palette in my collection? How dare you even ask me that question?! Of course, I am! Will I be reaching for it every day, no. But when I want myself a cute purple look, you best believe that I am grabbing this palette first. She is beauty, she is grace, she is a god damn keeper my friend. 

Have you tried out the Mini Breaker palette? What is your favourite Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties! 

X

 

 

My Makeup Stash | Face Palettes

Hi Beauties,

Welcome back to another post! Sorry about the inconsistency lately, I am just trying to get back into the groove of working full time, having a personal life and maintaining my presence on social media and this blog. But hey, it will all sort itself out soon I’m sure. 

As you guessed by the title of today’s blog, this post is going to give you an in-depth look into my face palette collection. This part of my collection isn’t massive compared to other areas of my collection, but I definitely have way more face palettes than the average person needs as I have been collecting makeup for many years now. Anyway, let’s jump straight into it, shall we?

The Nars Virtual Domination palette was a Sephora released exclusive palette that came out way back in 2014. I got my hands on mine in 2016, so she’s an oldie in my collection. I haven’t reached for this palette too much over the years, however, recently I decided to add this to my project pan simply because I have had it in my collection for a long period of time. This palette comes with a bronzer, and highlight shade as well as 3 beautiful blushes. 

The Tarte Cosmetics Blush & Glow palette is a stunning addition to my collection. This one is in the style ‘Peachy Glow’. I don’t always reach for this one, but when I do, boy am I not disappointed! Tarte makes really good face products (in my opinion anyway). The blush is beautiful and buildable and the highlight is subtle but striking. 

My first ever Hourglass product was the beautiful limited edition Ambient Lighting Palette they made in collaboration with Mecca. This is another product that is no longer available, however, the other Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes are very similar! I go through phases of using this because I do love it, but sometimes I need to give some other products a go. 

My Sleek Face Form Contouring Palette has been in my collection for far too long! But I just can’t seem to give it up. It has the most perfect mix of shades that suit my skin tone perfectly. These palettes are so affordable also which makes them even better! I will sadly be giving this one up at some point this year just because it is so old. 

I picked up the Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist PRO Glow To Go Palette from Sephora over a year ago. You know how Sephora stores have those little samples and goodies right as you are walking to the register? Yeah, well, they bloody got me didn’t they. Anyway, I am actually so glad I picked this one up. It is the most perfect little contouring and highlight palette to take travelling. My favourite thing in this palette, however, is the stunning and blinding highlight shade. Want to be seen from space? Pick up this palette!

Another really good travel palette is the Tarte Cosmetics Hampton’s Weekender Contour Palette. I am pretty sure I picked up this palette in one of those amazing sales that Tarte does where you basically build a makeup bag using their products and get them all at a discounted price. I wouldn’t say I use this one as much as the Glow To Go palette, but this is still a favourite in my collection. 

I was lucky enough to be sent the Ulta3 Face The Day Baked Contour & Highlight Palette at the end of 2019. Firstly, the smell of this palette is amazing but I can’t put my finger on exactly what it smells like. But trust me, it’s good. Secondly, for a palette that costs under $15, this is amazing! I was so surprised when I first tested it out for my blog last year and I have been reaching for it ever since.  

Which ones are your favourites from your collection? Are there any of these you would like to see a full review on? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties 

X

 

Huda Beauty | Electric Obsessions Palette | Full Review

Hi Beauties, 

Welcome back to another eyeshadow palette review post! Today’s post is going to focus on the Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions palette. If you want to learn more about this mini palette, and whether or not I will be keeping it in my collection, then keep on reading.

About The Palette –

This palette is a mini eyeshadow palette which contains 6 bold matte shades and 3 shimmers. As you can tell, this palette is not for the faint-hearted! It is super bright and contains everything from electric yellows to bright blues. It was released quite some time ago and sadly, it is no longer available for purchase (that I can find anyway).  

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The Packaging –

The palette itself is so simple and chic. The cardboard exterior is all black with images of broken shades on the front cover. As always, it is a bonus for me if a palette contains a mirror, and this one does! It is a smaller mirror so probably not the best to do your entire makeup routine in, but I love pulling this palette out when it is time to put lashes on. The packaging is also very slim and small, so it is great for traveling with, and it is easy to store within your collection.  

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The Shades –

Electric #1 is a matte bright magenta shade.

Electric #2 is a metallic purple shade.

Electric #3 is a matte peach shade. 

Electric #4 is a metallic dark cobalt shade.

Electric #5 is a matte yellow shade.

Electric #6 is a matte rich fuchsia pink shade.

Electric #7 is a matte dark teal shade.

Electric #8 is a metallic light sky blue shade.

Electric #9 is a matte dark red shade.

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My Final Thoughts –

Considering this palette cost me $48 USD when I picked it up, I expected big things. I loved it when I first purchased it and was able to create some really beautiful looks with it. Nowadays, it sadly is one of those palettes that sits in my drawer and gets neglected. I am glad that I included it in my little ‘random eyeshadow palette’ tests, and I am glad that I got to use it early on in the testing phases (am I doing an experiment or something? Sounding so scientific and professional). 

All the shades are super bright and pigmented, with not one shade letting the team down. The mattes are obviously a little drier than the shimmery shades, but isn’t that to be expected anyway? All the shades blend out super easily on the skin and they do really pop when placed on a nice, light base. One minor negative is that some of the shades do stain the eye ever so slightly. Even though this palette is considered a ‘mini’, the pan sizes are still a decent size, and I don’t see myself being able to go through all the products before it sadly expires. 

So the real question is, is the Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions palette staying in my collection? Yeah guys, yeah it is. Although I don’t always reach for it, it is something that I would miss from my collection if it wasn’t there. I definitely plan on keeping it until it can no longer perform its proper duties.  

Do you have this palette in your collection? Do you wish you could still get your hands on it now? What is your favourite Huda Beauty product? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

Project Pan 2020

Hi Beauties,

Welcome back to another blog post! Today we are going to start a new Project Pan for 2020. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a project pan, it is basically where you set yourself a goal to hit pan or empty products that you have in your makeup collection. 

Last year I attempted to do a project pan but I wasn’t completely dedicated to it. However this year, I have decided that I love living the minimal life (because having so much stuff is too stressful and expensive). So I have been finding new ways to go through my makeup/skincare collection and narrow it down to just the items that I really love. 

I have gone through my collection and selected 2 products from each section (or 1, or 3 depending on the category), these products have either been in my collection for a while and are about to expire, or are newer and need testing out. So in today’s post, I am going to introduce you to these products so we can come back to them throughout the year and see how I am going! 

I purchased the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream a while back in a little mini pack with a bunch of other goodies. I have been loving it so I am more than happy to try and use up the rest of it! A little of this product goes a very long way too, which is probably why it has lasted a lot longer than some of the other minis in the little collection it came with. 

I got my hands on the Too Faced Hangover Primer in October of 2018 and have been slowly using it ever since. I recently decided that I am in love with this product so I aim to use up this mini-sized product and eventually purchase myself the full-sized one (after I get through some other primers first of course). I am probably just about to finish this up, so it’s encouraging to have a product in the project pan that will be empty pretty soon!  

The Benefit The Pore Fessional Primer has also been in my collection since October 2018 so it is about time I use it up and get rid of it. I have been through a fair few of these primers, so it’s safe to say it will find its way back to me eventually. 

I got a sample size of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water back in 2016 (yikes!). I have never been a big fan of this product, but instead of just getting rid of it I am trying my hardest to use it up! 

I can honestly say I don’t know how long I have had the Mario Badescu Facial Spray in my collection, which is a little concerning. But again, I aim to use up this product quickly so I can get rid of it and try some other sprays out. 

I do really love my Maybelline SuperStay Foundation (shades True Ivory & Ivory), however, I am so sad that this is not a cruelty-free brand. I am aiming to move my collection to be more cruelty-free, so, unfortunately, this one is going to have to go soon. I am planning on doing a foundation review on all my foundations so this one is a good one to start with as I know I do love it. 

Similarly, I love my Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation (shades F1 & F7) and luckily for me it is also cruelty-free! I have had these in my collection for a little while, but they are a product that I want to review, so that’s why I picked it! 

Every single beauty lover out there has tried the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (shades Fair Beige & Light Neutral), I have had these in my collection for too long so I need to use them up and move along to try some of my other concealers! 

I have also had my Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder for far too long which means it needs to go! I want to use up as much of it as I can over the next couple of months and then get rid of it. 

I love the Australis ‘Natural’ Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder and I have a couple of backups ready to be shown some love. I added this into the project pan just to have a pressed powder! 

I can honestly say I have hardly ever used my ColourPop Cosmetics ‘Wisp’ Super Shock Cheek which is why I decided to include it in my project pan. It is a shimmery bronzer shade which is probably why I haven’t reached for it much, but what’s the harm in testing it out a bit before I pass it along?  

If you have been around since my last attempt at a project pan then you would have seen the Too Faced ‘Chocolate Soleil’ Bronzer was in that one too! I still haven’t gotten rid of it but it is still performing quite well. I am going to use up as much of it as I can before the middle of the year, then I will finally say goodbye! 

I have had The Balm ‘Downboy’ Blush in my collection since 2016! It is still performing amazingly and is such a beautiful blush. I am sure it will eventually go bad so I am hoping to get as much use out of it as possible before I need to get rid of it. 

Everyone in the beauty world has heard of Nars ‘Orgasm’ Blush. I picked this up all the way back in 2017 and to be honest I barely reached for it. I want to get some good use out of it before it eventually goes off! 

I need to test out my ColourPop Cosmetics ‘Lunch Money’ Super Shock Cheek more! I love my other shade in ‘Flexitarian’ to death, but I need to give some others a chance too which is why I picked ‘Lunch Money’ to be in my project pan! 

Another favourite is my Becca ‘Pearl’ Shimmering Skin Perfector. This is the most perfect shade for fair skin beauties like myself! I have had this in my collection for a little too long and it needs to go some time this year! Best try to use as much as I can before then cause these are expensive!  

The Nars ‘Virtual Domination’ Cheek Palette is an oldie in my collection. I got it way back in 2016 and I have barely used it! Again, like most of the other products, I just want to use up as much as I can before I have to get rid of it. 

I couldn’t even tell you when I added the Sleek Contouring & Blush Palette into my collection. Which is a little concerning! Like many others in my project pan, this is one of those ones that I need to use up as much as I can before it goes at some point this year!  

I really love my Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and I am pretty sure that it is almost empty. So this one is just an easy pan product!  

Although I have only had the Ulta3 Great Lengths Waterproof Mascara in my collection for a couple of weeks, I decided to include this simply because I wanted to test it out and see how long it will last for. Side note: I am loving it! 

My Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Dark Brown’ Brow Definer has been a favourite for a long time! This is my second stick of this stuff so it is clear that I really do love it. I do want to start trying other brow products so once she’s all used up I will have a break from it to test some new goodies out.  

Lastly, another favourite in my collection for a long time is the Benefit ‘Shade 4’ Gimme Brow+. I have been using this before they rebranded and came out with new packaging. However, this one only came into my collection in August last year. Again, I wouldn’t mind testing out new brow products so I want to use it up and move it along. 

Do you like the idea of a project pan? What products would you have in your project pan? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

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ColourPop Cosmetics | Single Pressed Shadows | Full Review

Hi Beauties!

Today is another long one so I won’t go on in my little introduction. As you can tell from its title, this post is an in-depth look into my personalised ColourPop Cosmetics Single Pressed Shadows. I picked these shades myself, so my goal for this palette is to only keep the colours that I think I would get the most use out of. Let’s do it! 

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Now and Zen is a metallic pale yellow gold shade. The pigmentation on this shade is amazing. It really does add that pop of colour to the inner corner, the brow bone or however you wish to use it really. Because of its velvety texture, it can tend to pick up a bit chunky on a brush or finger if you are too heavy-handed. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Let Me Explain is a metallic ivory shade. Similar to Now and Zen, the pigmentation is so amazing but it can pick up a little chunky if you go in too hard. I love using this shade for a bit of brightness on the inner corner and brow bone. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Come And Get It is a beautiful duo-chrome rose with a gold flip. Once again, the pigmentation on this shade is amazing, especially considering how cheap and affordable ColourPop shadows are. I have to admit that I don’t reach for this shade too often, but when I do I am reminded why I fell in love with it in the first place. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Heavy Glam is a vibrant duo-chrome orange with a pink shift. This shade was also a collaboration with the beautiful ILUVSARAHII. Again, it is a shade I don’t reach for too often as I don’t think pinks are really my colour, but it is still so beautiful to occasionally put on the eyelid or even as a pop on the inner corner. However, after playing around with it recently I was a little unimpressed with how it performed. Verdict – bye sis! 

Pinky Promise is a rich, metallic, cranberry red shade. These types of colours are the ones I am obsessed with as I think they really make my green/hazel eyes pop! On its own, all over the lid it really makes a bold statement, which is exactly how I have been using it. However, now that I think about it, pop it over a black base and wow I can only imagine the beauty. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Lit is a metallic dark plum shade, very similar to Pinky Promise actually! Lit is definitely more of a purple shade, compared to Pinky Promise, which is more uh, pinky. Again this is one I would use over the lid as a bold statement with a smokey eye look. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Indio is a soft pink with holographic glitter. The glitters in this shade aren’t too large but they are slightly chunky, which I think adds to the beauty of it. I have to say that glitter has never been my thing as I just never got the hang of applying it and it just goes everywhere! However, these pressed glitters are something I can get behind. Although it is advertised as a self-adhering glitter, I use a base as it just helps make it extra sparkly and helps the staying power. Verdict – she’s staying! 

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Vivacious is a light-medium metallic peach shade. This shade is just like the rest in terms of pigmentation however, I did notice that it tended to sheer out the longer I wore it. Perhaps with a good base underneath this wouldn’t be an issue. I love using this on the inner corner to brighten the eye, all over the lid, or if I’m feeling extra, well, vivacious, I might use it on a wet brush to really give it a bright pop. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

High Strung is a metallic coppery brown shade. The pigmentation of all ColourPop metallics is just second to none. I am drawn to this shade as soon as I look at my little palette, something about it just screams my name. I love using it all over the lid or as an inner corner pop. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Snake Eyes is a metallic pale pink taupe shade. This is another shade that I reach for all the time when using this palette. It is great all over the lid and as an inner corner highlight as well. I don’t know how I haven’t hit pan on it yet! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Glass Bull is a duo-chrome lavender icy-blue shade. This is my all-time favourite shadow in my palette to use all over the lid or as an inner corner highlight. It is applied best with your fingers, but a damp brush works amazing also. The other day I applied this over a dark base, and ohhh girl, do this and you will have yourself a bomb look, my friend. Verdict – she’s staying!

Tea Garden is a duo-chrome red with a green-gold flip. This is one I don’t reach for all too often. I love the numerous different colours you can get out of it, depending on where the light is hitting the shade. Once again, it’s one for all over the lid or as an inner corner pop. Verdict – she’s staying!

Lightshow is an iridescent teal glitter. On the website it is said to be a ‘self-adhering’ glitter, however, without any base, it just flakes off. With a good base underneath it, this glitter really is bright and beautiful! Verdict – she’s staying!

Tiny Tangerines is a metallic teal shade. This shade works amazing with a damp brush much like the other metallic shades. It is so easy to blend out and has a super smooth and soft consistency. Again, love using it on the inner corner or all over the lid. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying!

Antimatter is a metallic turquoise with a deep purple duo chrome flip. I find this shade a little hard to work with because I have found that if you over blend it, then it can become very dark and black (really resembles a bruised eye). It is easy to apply and is also very pigmented. The blue sparkles really stand out when applied with your finger too. Verdict – bye sis! 

Crown Jewel is a slightly shimmery dark purple shade. Look, I am really not impressed with this shade. It feels drier than the others in my collection, it is harder to work with (granted that most purples are like that) and it just doesn’t meet my high standards for an eyeshadow. I don’t even think I have used this shade since I swatched it when I first got it. It’s also not on their website, so there’s that. Verdict – bye sis! 

Bel Air is a matte cool taupe shade. The pigmentation on the matte shade is also pretty amazing. They are a little drier to the touch, but that is to be expected when dealing with matte shades. I love using this as a transition colour all over the crease, sometimes I just pop this on, add mascara and walk out the door. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Freckles is a matte light brown shade. The pigmentation of this is amazing and I love using it all over the crease or to add more definition to the inner crease when I am creating a softer look. Again, she’s a little drier than some of the other shades in my palette but I am putting that down to it being a matte shade. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Top Notch is a matte terracotta brown shade. Again, another drier shade due to its finish, but the pigmentation is great! Because this one is a little deeper in colour compared to the last two, it is perfect for creating definition or deepening the outer crease. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Cloud Nine is a matte plummy brown shade. I love how deep this colour is. I love using this to deepen the outer corner, or I use it as a liner when I want something a little softer than a black. The pigmentation of this dark brown is amazing too! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Noche is a matte dark brown shade, very similar to Cloud Nine. I love using this shade in the same way I use the other dark brown shades, as a liner, outer corner or just for more depth in a nice smokey look. I do think it is way too similar to the shade above so the real question is… do I need two dark browns? Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – bye sis! 

Razy is a deep matte eggplant shade. It is highly pigmented with a smooth velvety texture, more on the dry side compared to other shades. I love using to deepen the outer crease for a more dramatic look. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Let’s Do It is a deep matte black shade. It does needs building up to be a true black shade but the pigmentation is definitely there. Again, it is more on the drier side of matte shades but it does blend out on the eye like a dream. I love smudging it along the lash line for a perfectly soft winged liner look. Verdict – she’s staying!

End Results: I started off with 23 single shadows in this palette, and after the big test, I am decluttering 4 and keeping 19. Not a big shock as I knew I loved these shadows, but hey, it’s something!

I would highly recommend any beauty lover to get their hands on some of the ColourPop Cosmetics single pressed shadows. They are such good value for money (especially when they have sales on, which is pretty regularly) and the shade range is incredible!

What was your favourite shade from my palette? What ColourPop Single Pressed Shadows are your favourite? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

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Makeup Inventory Template 

Hi Beauties,

I have a quick, short little post for you all today! If you have been following my Instagram for a while, then you may have seen me mention my Makeup Inventory on my stories. If you haven’t, well let me show you!

First things first, what is a makeup inventory? I first saw my loves kimkroft and beauty_withlauren share their makeup inventories on their stories (I think Lauren may also have a whole highlights reel dedicated to hers so make sure you check it out). I was really intrigued about it. What they explained was that you can use a makeup inventory to hold lots of different types of information about your makeup collection. From the price of products, size, whether it is cruelty-free or not and even ingredients. Now, everyone’s makeup inventory will be different. I know mine is pretty basic compared to Kims (as she literally does data for work and well, I can’t match them skills babes), but it works for me. 

I use my personal inventory to monitor purchases, decluttered items and empties, as well as my collection as a whole (obviously). I am not going to share the link to my own makeup inventory, as I base mine around the money I have spent on each product, and well that’s for me to know and for you to not worry about! However, I will share some screenshots of my own inventory, and I have created a google docs template for you to use and it will be linked at the bottom of this post!  

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Firstly in my makeup inventory, I have my Overview page. This page literally just lists all my products by categories (foundation, concealer, mascara, etc.). I am able to then put the total number of each product next to the corresponding category. I update this every 4 months and this way I am able to see how much I have added or gotten rid of from my collection. 

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The next page I use is the Inventory page. This is where I have almost all of these categories (I have separate pages for liquid lipsticks and eyeshadows). Here I list the name of the product, brand, whether it is cruelty-free, shade name, price, size, when I purchased it and when it expires. I love having all my makeup in a spreadsheet-like this as it lets me see what products I typically buy the most, and whether they are value for money or not. 

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Next up I have my Eyeshadow Pans page and my Liquid Lipstick page. Now, I own a fair few liquid lipstick and eyeshadow palettes so they need their own separate space. I have each shade in each eyeshadow palette laid out for me, this way I can monitor what I use, what I like or don’t like and eventually, I want to have the dupes written in my little notes section. 

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My New In, Empties and Declutter pages are all very similar. These ones are pretty straight forward too! For the New In page, I list any new products I receive or buy, and note how much they cost and when I got them. For the Empties page, I list the name, the price and whether I want to repurchase in the future or not. For my Declutter page, I note what the product is and why I am decluttering it. 

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Last, I have my Skincare Inventory page. Again, I have this separated into different skincare categories such as face masks, serums, face oils and moisturizers. I love keeping an eye on my skincare also cause I know I don’t go sticking to a skincare routine, so this way I can keep notes on what I like and don’t like and I can also check what I already own so I don’t purchase any unnecessary skincare products.   

Want to start your own Makeup Inventory but don’t know where to start? Use this link to access a little template I have made just for you! Enjoy!

Do you like the idea of having a Makeup Inventory? Do you think you would get some use out of one or do you think it is a waste of time? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

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