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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Fashion & beauty

My daily make-up

I recently purchased some new make-up because I’m desperately trying to find the right kind of brand and shade for my skin tone. I am very fair skinned so finding something that suits me is quite difficult since almost all the foundations or concealers I’ve tried are always too dark.

I went to H&M not planning on buying anything but walked out with three new make-up products. All of them are actually meant for concealing but I’ve used them for highlighting and as a full face foundation. I thought I’d do a little review and also show you what my go-to make-up look is.


I had heard so much good things about Maybelines Anti-Age concealer and was so happy when I finally found one cause I’ve been looking for ages. I was a little disappointed when I only found two shades but I immediately took lightest one, hoping that this would in deed be light enough. I love how creamy it feels and how easy it is to apply on my skin. The only negative thing is the color. For me this is not light enough and almost looks like a sand tone on my skin. I can definitely not use this as a concealer under my eyes, but instead I use it on my forehead, my nose, chin and the bottom part of my checks.

The second concealed I bough was NYX Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo. I was pleasantly surprised when I tested this on my skin. The highlighting part is light enough for me to use under my eyes and the dark part, which at first looked too dark, is perfect to sculpt your face. A little goes a long way, and I usually use this on my cheekbones and on both sides of my nose to contour.

Lastly I bought Sleek Correct & Concealer Palette. I actually though I bought the one on the packaging but when I opened it there where too light creamy concealers and one in a powder format. Powder does not work on my skin cause it only makes me look even more dry so I was left with the other two. The lightest one, on the left, I use as a highlighter down my nose and over my upper lip. And the one in the middle I use on the corner of my eyes to cover up any redness, or even a little bit under my eyes as well if I look extremely tired. Overall, this palette is fine, I love the creamy texture, but they should have labeled it better so that you know what you are buying. I don’t really have a lot of use for it, but I guess it’s handy to take with you on the go or when you need to cover up any spots or redness.

I finish of with INGLOT Make-up Fixer (read review here) and a little mascara and I’m good to go. I hope this was somewhat beneficial for those of you looking for the right kind of make-up brand for you.

Elizabeth

Fashion & beauty

Smashbox photo finish

It’s time for another review, and this time I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I bought this a while back at ‘Kicks’ cause I’ve been struggling with redness almost all my life, or at least since I was a teenager. It hasn’t really gone even though I use high-end skincare products daily.

I was happy to have found a primer that had a green tone to it because this, as I’m sure you know, is the complimentary color to red. Which basically means that those two colors putt together should even out my skin tone. I bought this for 260 kr, so my hopes where high.


First of the consistency is uneven and when I work it in my hands it gets clumpy and almost feels watery. Additionally I have to use a lot to even out the color of my skin, and to be honest in the end I can’t see any difference. I also noticed when I first started using this product that whenever I didn’t clean my skin afterwards, I would break out and get spots where I applied it. This usually doesn’t happen with any make-up that I’ve tried.

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As you can see there is hardly any difference, if any at all. This products is an absolute waist of money and it’s safe to say I will not buy this again.

Elizabeth