What’s in my Makeup Collection?

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It’s no secret,  I love makeup.

I love trying new brands,  looks and styles.  I love being able to sit down at my makeup mirror and just practise putting it all on and seeing how much better I get each time.  The only thing I really need now is more time to use it all in.

So here for you to see is all the products I am using or testing out.

Tools

Just like everything else you need the right tools for the right job,  same goes for makeup.   I have invested in some decent, but not overly expensive brushes and sponges that seem to be working for me.

I have brushes from Still Cosmetics, E.L.F. and EcoTools.  I have also been using Joe Fresh foundation sponges along with a Quo Blending sponge.

Moisturiser

Moisturiser gets your skin ready for your makeup.  This is all I apply before as I don’t use primers or anything else.  Olay complete had lots of positive reviews and really works well in my opinion.  It does not leave your face feeling greasy and sets in really quick.

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Foundation

Recently I finally found my perfect match with Maybelline Fit me Matte + Poreless IMG_20180909_115528foundation in Buff Beige (130).  I really like the finish and so far it looks good in pictures.  I had picked up a couple of different shades and I know I will have to get some more because right now I am still tanned from working outside all the time

 

 

Concealer

Currently using Maybelline, Covergirl and E.L.F.  The Covergirl and E.L.F. are both stick style and the Maybelline is a liquid type.IMG_20180909_115949

Powders

I have been using Covergirl CG Smoothers powder and just recently picked up some Maybelline Fit me loose finishing powder which I am really enjoying to use to set my foundation.

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Blush and Highlighter

When it comes to blush or highlighter I am a total Noob.  IMG_20180909_120254To be honest I always forget that I even have a blush palette to use most of the time.  But if I do remember,  My E.L.F. Eyeshadow palette contains a entire blush collection plus I bought a E.L.F. Rose gold blush/highlighter combo.  I have tried the highlighter a couple of times now and really like the way it looks so I will be working more with it.

 

 

 

Eyeshadow

My second favourite makeup product and you can tell by the amount I have of it.  I love how I can mix colours to make  new types of looks.  Using E.L.F., Covergirl and Wet n Wild.

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Mascara and Eyeliner

I’ve never really had luck with pencil style eyeliners,  but lord knows I tried.  I find they always jump causing a dotted line effect or maybe I’m not doing it right.IMG_20180909_120450  I have taken the plunge and started using liquid eyeliner and  I gotta say I really,  really like how they work.  It takes no pressure at all to leave a  nice dark line along the eyelid.  Does take some extra time to use and learn though.

I have liners by  Mary Kay, E.L.F. and Maybelline.

 

 

 

 

Lipstick

Hands down my favourite part of my makeup routine.  I started with very muted shades at first but have moved up to very vibrant reds and pinks.

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Been using Covergirl, Revlon, Maybelline, L’oreal, Mary Kay, Lancome and E.L.F.

Eye Makeup Remover

To take my eye makeup off I have been using the Mary Kay Eye Makeup Remover.  I have not tried many other methods,  but this seems to work really well.IMG_20180909_121136  Takes off all the shadows,  liner and mascara.  It does not take very much at all to completely remove everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facial Wipes

I don’t have the package for these because they work so well for me the contents outlasted the box.  They are Olay Daily facials, and are great for removing all the rest of the makeup off your face.

They are dry and you just add some warm water and foam them up.  Plus if you want to get even more mileage out of them you could cut them in half.  I am not sure if this style is even made any more.

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So there you have it,  everything that I usualy use in my makeup routine.

Thanks for Reading

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2 thoughts on “What’s in my Makeup Collection?

    1. No need to feel shame, we all work with what we know. I have spent a lot of time working on my eyes and I am still not where I want to be but I am getting better. I find the best for eyes is a couple of small, straight and angle brushes. Takes your application to the next level.

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