I was on YouTube the other day and came upon a video by Megan Rose where she putting everything she wanted to finish up (just enough to do her makeup) into a makeup bag. She decided to do her makeup with only that until she couldn’t do her makeup with those products anymore. I can’t think of a better way to get through products and that’s what I’m trying to do this season.
I’ve had this tube of Too Faced Hangover Primer for over a year and it’s so close to being empty. This is one of those products that I love but I need to finish it up. I even have a backup ready for when this one runs out. Hopefully I will be able to finish this up soon, then I can break out some primer minis I’ve been dying to give a proper test.
I love the Sephora CC Creme but it expired 6 months ago so I tossed this because I think it caused some of my breakouts lately. This is a gorgeous light coverage base that is radiant and glow-y, perfect for every day but it expires so quickly. I replaced this with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum for this little challenge. The BareMinerals Correcting Concealer hydrates and covers really well under my eyes. I hit pan on this and can’t wait to finish one of my many concealers because this is the oldest. This would totally be repurchased if I ever needed a new concealer.
I just got back into loose setting powders and Benefit Agent Zero Shine sets tacky foundations down really nicely. I’ve also found that it makes a nice priming powder for under powder foundations. I put this under my powder foundation in the areas that get oily and it solves that problem like a dream. I’m trying to use up the ELF setting spray because it melts makeup together if I’ve gone overboard with setting powder but it always surprises me that it isn’t a fine mist Hopefully I can finish this up fairly quickly and get back to using the Urban Decay All-Nighter that I love so much.
Lollitint has been a ride-or-die for quite some time now and I love using this so much. It’s the perfect natural blush shade for me, despite the fact that it’s purple. This mini is almost empty and I have another mini ready to go for when this one bites the dust. I have used more highlighters lately since I stopped for a good few weeks/months (shocking, I know). Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone works so beautifully to highlight the high points of my face, exactly how I want it. I’m hoping to use up some of my highlighters, especially since I have a duplicate of this one.
Benefit They’re Real has never been a favorite of mine but I tried so hard to love it. I like to use a non-waterproof for everyday but I never really liked this one that much. I usually don’t think high-end mascaras live up to their price tag and this one is no different. This Covergirl Lash Bloom is waterproof but I love that it doesn’t make my lashes feel crunchy. I think the brush got a re-design since last time I purchased this and I’m not a huge fan but I love the formula.
Oh boy I’ve had the Julep Brown Gel Glider eyeliner for ages. I love a brown liner smudged in my lash line to thicken my lashes and this one is perfect. I love the look it gives when I do use it so this one will nudge me to take the extra minute and put it on!
The NYC Black 24hr eyeliner is awesome, it’s long wearing and superblack so I love using it to tightline. I don’t tightline very often but I should because I love how it makes my eyes look! I would love to use this one up so I don’t have a million of the same thing floating around my makeup drawer.
A friend gave me the Milani Everyday Eyes palette and I didn’t use it much so I threw it in here to get some use out of it. I don’t reach for shades this cool-toned so it might take some playing around with before I find a way to wear this. Hopefully I will make a dent in some of the shades and figure out what I like with this palette.
The rules for this are to do my makeup with only these products for as long as I can. The only exceptions are special events or if I’m having a beauty emergency and need something special. Once I run out of something I will rejig the whole deal because that is an accomplishment. The goal with this is to use up some of these products I’ve had forever, especially base products.