Hi there! I cant believe it is September already. I fee like this year is moving real fast or is it just me?! If you are new here welcome, nice to have you.
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 also recently updated my makeup storage and organization to the famous ‘Ikea alex drawers‘ setup. And i had so much fun in re-doing my organization. I would work on a separate post to share both of my storage options, older and newer versions that could be beneficial for small or growing collections. Apart from that, let’s go into this month’s picks 🙂
For primer i had to include a new one ‘Pacifica cherry matte mattifying primer‘ that i had received in petit vour box, this has a nice hydrating texture unlike the slinky silicone ones. As you can see i’m almost done with the ‘Cover FX mattifying primer with anti-acne treatment‘. This was a sample size, i went ahead and ordered a full size of this primer. I prefer this primer when i get breakouts, it has salicylic acid which is my favourite ingredient. And i also decided to keep in my ‘Smashbox primerizer‘ (project pan) and work through it.
My eye primer stay’s the same as last month, i will be working through these until i’m finished with them. So far happy with both the primers ‘Toofaced shadow insurance‘ and ‘Terra mere anti ageing shadow base‘ (i got in my petit vour box).
I’m very close to finishing the ‘Urban decay vitamin B6‘ setting spray, so i bought in the ‘Too faced hangover 3 in 1 setting spray‘. Once i’m done with UD , i can finally start using other setting spray’s.
This month’s foundation i rotated back in my ‘Toofaced born this way‘ and ‘Hourglass vanish seamless finish stick‘ foundations. I have the hourglass foundation in 2 shades that i like to mix together. It is easy to use stick foundations when i’m in hurry in the mornings. I have placed some orders to get some new foundations this month, when i have them i might include into this month’s rotation as well to give them a trial and test. So can’t wait for that.
For concealers i have the ‘Milani conceal + perfect‘ in two shades (which i mix together) and ‘Makeup revolution conceal and define’ (in my project pan). The makeup revolution is also bit on the darker side, so i’ll mix in the lighter Milani shade with this as well. I’m so surprised by the Milani concealer, loving it so far. Along with this i have my ‘Becca under eye brightening corrector‘ as my colour corrector this month.
Finally for powder along with my project pan ‘Catrice all matt plus pressed powder‘, i have included the ‘Milani conceal + perfect shine proof powder‘. The Milani powder has a good coverage and i’m delighted with it just on the first use.
This month i went with a palette again for blush with the ‘Nude blush palette by BH cosmetics‘. It gives me options with 10 blush shades, some are really deep but with a fluffy brush and sheer application i can make them work too. They are really pigmented, so little goes a long way.
For highlighters i selected my limited edition ‘Becca ocean jewels highlighter palette‘ this was released last year i believe. The colourful highlighters in this palette are still wearable shades and Becca highlighter is one of my favourite formula’s. So i wanted to break this back in. Also included another powder highlighter from ‘Wet n wild mega glow’ range, so i can start getting some use out of them (please note that Wet n wild are not cruelty-free anymore). I decided to keep the ‘Milani strobe light liquid’ in this month as well, as i enjoyed it in my last month’s rotation.
Bronzers are my favourite i don’t know why, i’m always excited about them. I had chosen the ‘ABH powder bronzer‘ and ‘Physicians formula butter bronzer‘. This gives me a matte and glowy option.
I recently picked up the ‘Cover FX perfecter face palette‘, it is a limited edition palette and i cant to wait to use it thoroughly and review it. Spoiler but I used it once and loved it instantly.
My contour products stay the same ‘KVD shade & light palettes‘ in both cream and powder. I love these palettes, formula is amazing and would be always be a staple for me.
I have been good at sticking with the same set of eye products and break open new ones only after i’m completely done with these or if they expire. ‘ABH brow wiz and clear brow gel‘ for eyebrows, ‘Thebalm’s what’s your type body builder mascara‘ for lashes, ‘Colorpop creme gel liner (brown)’ , ‘Tarte double take eyeliner (black)’ and ‘KVD tattoo liner (black)’ for eyeliners. I had to add in my oldie favourite KVD liner because the Tarte liner smudges on me so much, so i wanted to have another option in.
For eyeshadow i added in couple of neutral palettes with one colourful option. I made a ‘BYOP with colorpop singles‘ it has a mix of warm and cool toned shades, i’m planning to do a separate post on this, so wanted to bring this in and start playing with it. ‘ABH soft glam‘ gives me more of the warm-toned neutral option this month. These are the shades i can use on everyday basis for work. Lastly i included the ‘Juvia’s place Magic mini palette‘ for some colourful options. I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and playing with colours and exploring into wearable colours. This palette would be great for that, it has a good range of pastels and unique colour options.
I didn’t use lip liners that much before, but after i started using them i can see the difference they make in the wear of my lipstick and the definition they add. So that got me combing through the drug stores for some new lip liners. I got a couple from ‘Catrice and Essence‘ that i have added into this month’s rotation. However i’m not sure about the Essence liners, they are very dry and scratchy. I personally prefer creamy matte liners. I want to try them out and probably declutter if i’m not a fan. I have my trustee ‘Colorpop lip pencil in BFF’ in this rotation as well.
With lip gloss i wanted to have an option for peach, pink and nude shades. So i pulled in the ‘Mini Toofaced creamy oil gloss in pure peach‘ (in my project pan), ‘Catrice volumizing lip booster‘, ‘Fenty gloss bomb‘ and ‘Marc jacobs enamoured high shine lip lacquer‘.
In lipstick category i added both bullet and liquid lipstick formula’s this month. I picked the ‘Marc Jacobs mini le marc creme lipstick in no angel‘ (project pan), ‘Tarte rain forest of the sea colour splash hydrating lipstick‘, ‘Stila stay all day mini liquid lipstick‘ and ‘Huda beauty liquid matte lipstick‘. All wearable nudes with both cool and warm undertones.
I had fun choosing the items for September and compiling this post. Hope you guys enjoyed the read!
……………………..Until next time 🙂 Vegandiarist