Fashion & beauty

A dive into my make-up collection

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I love to minimize everything but even though I do it for the 100th time, I always think I still have to much stuff.

Today I took a dive into my make-up collection. I love to buy and test out new products, but let’s be honest, more often than not these products are not keepers. They end up stuck in my cabinet for who knows how long and way over their expiration date.


Here are the products that didn’t make the cut.

GOSH eyeshadow pallet I bought way back but just ended up using 6 of the 9 shades, if even. I also managed to drop it once on the bathroom floor. Now it’s time to officially let go.IMG_6165

Rimmel lipstick. I’ve actually used this in it’s early days but the last couple of months, years, it hasn’t seen the light of day.

L’oréal True Match foundation bought way back when I didn’t really understand my skin tone. Totally the wrong shade for me and in the end just using up space.

Inglot Creme Foundation, a product I loved when I bought it but soon realized was way too water based and slipped off my face.

Bare Minerals foundation powder and veil. Two products I did use a good while and was happy using them. But over time my skin changed and I knew I needed liquid foundation for my dry skin.IMG_6171

Maybelline Master Prime, and anti redness primer which I had high hopes for but other than having a good applicator, it didn’t really do anything. A total waste of money. IMG_6175

L’oréal Mega Volum mascara, in hopes of finding the next best mascara after years of using the same one. And I really thought this was it. Unfortunately I found that it clumped my lashes together and didn’t give me a lot of volum, something it promised.

GOSH sparkling eye liner pen, only used a handful of times whenever I managed to do a winged eyeliner. But I’ve never seen that sparkle it promises. It also has a very liquid formula.IMG_6174


Now I’m search for products I will stick to and make-up I know I’ll use frequently. At least I have more space now.

Elizabeth

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Review: Everyday make-up products

NYX matte lip cream 4-stars

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Easy to apply, non sticky with a matt finish.The only reason this didn’t get a five star rating from me was that it’s not that long lasting, and it can dry out your lips a little.

BareMinerals powder foundation:3-starsbm
This foundation works with your skin and gives you a natural look, perfect for those lazy days where you only need a light coverage. Doesn’t give you a full coverage and  I have gotten some dry patches when using this is curtain areas.

BareMinerals bronze powder:stars-kopi

This is the best contouring powder I’ve every used and it deserves a five star rating. Easy to apply, you don’t need much product and it has lasted me for years.

Smashbox contour trio:2-stars

I was really exited to try this, but truth be told, smash box disappointed me. The lightest color, which is ment for highlighting, is even darker then my regular foundation. The only good thing is the two different shades of darker contour pens. But then again, they are hard to blend.

L’orèal perfect liner:stars-kopisuperliner

By far the best liner I’ve tried. It has a small tip which makes it easy to apply a nice winged liner and you don’t necessarily need a eyelid primer beforehand cause it will stay in place all day.

BareMinerals complexion rescue4-stars

This is a light coverage BB/CC cream. Like all the other Bare Mineral products, it works with your skin and gives you a really nice glow. The only down side is that you don’t get a lot for you money. It’s quite expensive and doesn’t last more then 4 months.

L’orèal volume mascara4-stars

I’ve always gone back to this mascara after trying several different once over the years. It gives you length and volume, and it doesn’t clump. However it doesn’t give you the perfect curl to your lashes even if you use an eyelash curler.


I hope this review was helpful for up and coming beauty products you want to buy. These are products I’ve mostly used over the last year and they are all my honest opinion.

The winner is definitely BareMinerals bronze powder & I will also go back and buy more of NYX matte lip cream.

Elizabeth

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Review: Everyday make-up

Last week a made a ‘Everyday make-up routine’ video and this week I reviewed the products that I used.

Top 3 favorites:
♥ Loreal True Match – Vanilla 02
♥ Bare Minerals – Warmth
♥ Loreal – Volum Million Lashes

Loreal True Match foundation is one of the foundations I’ve started to love only after using it a moths. It’s easy on the skin, doesn’t clump or dry up and it lasts all day.

Bare Minerals are products I can vouch for and I’ve never been disappointed. Even though it’s more pricy, you get A LOT from the products. A rough and powder foundation you can have up to 1 year!

Loreal Volum Million Lashes is the best mascara I’ve found the last five years. It divides and lengthen your own lashes, it doesn’t clump and it lasts up to 6 months.

Elizabeth