If you are wondering what this is all about, i have a detailed explanation here. This a method i had recently adopted to select and rotate through my makeup collection, this way all products get used and nothing gets neglected. It also helps to reduce the tempts i face often in making unwanted impulse purchases.
I have an acrylic storage setup, in the left side that holds all the products that i own. I pick and choose the products i want to use for the next 30 days and organise in the acrylic drawers on the right side. I also have some of my skincare products sitting there along with the daily makeup. The eyeshadow palettes are kept in a drawer in the bottom, which i can share in a separate makeup collection/organization post. Let’s dive in for the month of August.
For face primers i have two items, the ‘Marc Jacobs coconut face primer‘ and a sample sized ‘Smashbox primerizer‘ (added into my project pan). They are both hydrating primers which is my favourite kind of primer, even though i have a combination skin. They provide a slinky and dewy base that makes makeup application go smooth on top. For eye primers i just have a couple that i currently have and will be using the same for all rotations, that is ‘Toofaced shadow insurance in travel size‘ and ‘Terra mere anti ageing shadow base‘ (i got in my petit vour box).
For foundation i have the ‘It cosmetics cc cream‘ and two stick foundations from ‘Makeup revolution and Colorpop‘. The CC cream is new to my collection, i have heard good things about it and wanted to bring in this rotation. Stick foundations are the quickest to use when in a hurry (which i am on most days 🙂 ). I mix both these stick foundations together, they give a good colour match and longer staying power when combined. I like to have one stick and one liquid formula when it comes to foundations.
Since i have dark under eye problem i use correctors with my concealer. I have picked the ‘Pixi correction concentrate in the shade apricot‘ , ‘Milani conceal + perfect‘, ‘Makeup revolution conceal and define‘, ‘Colorpop no filter‘ and ‘Tarte shape tape‘. The Milani is a new addition to my collection, the formula is good but unfortunately i got a lighter shade. I use this mixed in with some of the other darker shade concealers that i have. The makeup revolution concealer is also currently in a project pan.
For powders i had picked the ‘Too faced ethereal loose powder‘ and ‘Catrice all matt plus pressed powder‘. I had a significant pan and repressed the Catrice powder (it is in my project pan). With powders again i like to keep one loose and one pressed option. I use these both to set my face and under eye concealer.
For setting spray i have been focusing on my ‘Urban decay vitamin b6‘ spray. This is in my project pan, and i’m almost done with it. It took me forever to reach here. So that is all i’m going to be focusing on this month.
For blush i have selected the ‘Milani rose powder blush in tea rose‘ and ‘Hourglass strobe light blush in brilliant nude‘. I later realised this might be too less so went ahead and added in the ‘Juice beauty cream blush in coral‘ as well. I have an option for cream, matte and glowy blush for this month. Since i had placed a recent order with Milani, you’d see at least one of their product added in each category.
For highlighter i have quite few new items i had got recently, so i included them all for this rotation. I have one liquid and 3 powder finishes to have some variety. I had pulled in ‘Milani strobe light liquid‘, ‘Jouer in citrine‘, ‘Ofra mini in rodeo drive‘ and ‘Persona cosmetics in zuma‘ highlighters for this month. Later on i also decided to bring in couple of ‘Wet & Wild liquid highlighters‘ as well to get some use out of these and unofficially start panning them.
Bronzer is my favourite step in makeup for some reason. Currently i got the ‘Milani silky matte‘ and ‘Tarte park avenue princess chisel palette‘ added in. I love them both and this gives me a lot of options for bronzer this month. The Tarte palette is quite long so that is why i store it on the left side standing upright.
Contour is a step i’m actually learning and adding into my routine. I have both the ‘Kat von d shade and light palettes‘ in cream and powder formulas. They are of really high quality. The powder palette is also part of my project pan. Im experimenting with cream contours so i wanted to include the cream formula in as well this month. Between these two i’m set for good this month.
EYES – LASHES, BROWS & PALETTES:
I used to have 6 or more mascara’s open at a time and use them until they dry up. I have made the change to keep not more than 1-3 open at a time and using them only for 3-6 months. Since it is the eye category i wanted to be more cautious going forward. Currently i have ‘The balm what’s your type, the body builder mascara‘ open, this one has 9 months shelf life!
For eyeliner i have the ‘Tarte double take eyeliner in black‘ open along with ‘Colorpop creme gel liner in the shade brew-haha‘. I would like to have a pencil and a liquid formula option available. I don’t wear much coloured eyeliners like i used to back in the day so currently i only prefer the black and brown colours for everyday use.
I naturally have thicker brows however the shape can use some help. Im using the ‘ABH brow wiz in the shade granite‘ for my brows. Without fail i like to to use a brow gel but only the clear gel. Since i already have fuller brows tinted gels are not complementary on me. Currently i have the ‘ABH clear brow gel in sample size‘ that i have been using. This is a really strong brow gel i could feel that stiffness on my brows throughout the day.
For eyeshadow palettes i feel the perfect number is 3-5 per month for me personally. This is not an over or under selection and by end of the rotation i have the satisfactory feeling of having used them all. For this month i had pulled in the ‘Elf opposites attract‘, ‘ABH norvina‘, ‘Juvia’s place douce‘, ‘Toofaced sweat peach‘ and ‘BH cosmetics neutral eyes‘ (also in my project pan) palettes. I was slowly transitioning into wearable coloured looks and was craving to try some pink eyeshadow. With the elf, ABH and Juvia’s place i had plenty of pink/purple options to choose from. I also had the sweet peach and elf for neutral/peachy/warm toned looks as alternative options.
My lip liner collection is very minimum , that is just 3. Two are from ‘Colopop (BFF & BRINK) and one from the red apple lipstick‘ brand. Until this category grows i’ll be using these 3 throughout all my rotations.
I have added quite some new lip glosses to my collection recently, so i have added a major chunk of them to this rotation for testing out and playing with them. I have selected the ‘nude glosses (honey, peach and toffee) from Persona cosmetics‘, ‘UD ultra cushion in the shade Fuel‘, ‘ABH gloss in toffee‘ and ‘Mini Toofaced creamy oil gloss in pure peach‘ (in my project pan) for glosses. For bullet lipsticks i had to include my new purchase ‘Milani bold statement matte lip in i’m pretty‘, ‘Marc Jacobs mini le marc creme lipstick in no angel‘ (also in my project pan) and ‘Becca ultimate lipstick love in the shade truffle‘.
This is going to be the first of this series. I had so much fun choosing the items and compiling this post. Hope you guys enjoyed the read!
……………………..Until next time ? Vegandiarist ???