23 May 2013

May Makeup Basket / Current Rotation


I really enjoy these kinds of posts and videos when other people do them, so I wanted to do one of my own.  I've been pretty consistent with my makeup this month, so I figured it was as good a time as any to show you what I've been reaching for!

This is one of my favorite foundations and you can see in the photo that it's on its last legs.  I dropped it towards the end of 2012 and it shattered.  I've already bought a refill, but I'm determined to use this up before starting on that one.  I'd definitely recommend the powder, but not the compact, as it's not even close to air tight.  Even before I shattered it, the foundation tends to kick up some dust, which ends up constantly leaking out of the back of the compact.

I know I've mentioned this concealer over and over, but I still use it literally every day.  Recently I've been using it to set my UNE Skin Glow Pencil.

Homemade Pale Pink Blush   [DIY]
For blush, I've really only been wearing my homemade blushes this month, and the light pink has gotten the most use out of them all.  It's a really soft color, but I love how it looks on my fair skin and that I don't have to be worried about overdoing it.  I want to play around with pressing some more, as this color's developed a bit of a bumpy texture as I've used it.  It doesn't affect how it applies at all, but still something that could be improved on.

I'm planning to do a natural eye shadow primer comparison, but I want to wait until the weather really heats up, since that's when a lot of primers start struggling.  I guess this a sneak peek - the Faerie Organic primer is what I've been using pretty much every day.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Blitzen Eye Shadow   [Review]
Blitzen was a limited edition color from the 2011 Christmas collection.  It's a lovely, pale peach with some glitter and makes a great "barely there" color for light skin.

A gorgeous bronzey-gold color.  Mine is a sample I've repotted into a jar, but I'll definitely consider the full size when I run out.  It's great for making blue eyes pop!

A pretty shimmery cream that I've been using to highlight the inner corners of my eyes.  It's been renamed Whiteout, but the color remains the same.

Probably my favorite SweetPea & Fay color, British Accent is a beautiful shimmery navy/indigo shade.  I've been loving wearing it as a liner.

I picked this up months ago, but I hadn't used it much until recently.  These liners are creamy enough that they go on easily, but they aren't so creamy that they smudge all over the place.  Smoking Gun is described as a charcoal grey, but I'd say it's more of a cool, taupey-brown.  I've seen it compared to MAC's Moth Brown, but since I don't have the MAC, I'm not sure how accurate the comparison is.

The Diva Stix are basically natural versions of NYX jumbo pencils.  Milk is your basic matte white and a very versatile color.  The Faerie Organic primer is also white, so I don't tend to use this much as a base, but I like it a lot as a brow highlight.  I wear mostly shimmery shadows, so the matte highlight makes a nice contrast.

I originally bought this to use on my waterline, but I've been loving it as an all-over concealer too.  The only downside is the size of the pencil - it's pretty tiny.  I feel like I'm going through it quickly, but then it's relatively inexpensive, so I'm not too upset.


Have you tried any of these?  What have you been reaching for this month?



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6 comments:

  1. I have the honeybee gardens powder, but I haven't used it yet. I can't use powder until it gets super hot. I have thought about doing these kinds of videos, but I'm not sure I would stick to it. Love reading/watching them though!

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    1. Can't wait to hear how you like it! And you should totally film at least one of these :) I'm not sure how consistent I'll be either to be honest. I switch up my eye shadows regularly, but beyond that, I don't always change what I'm using all that much!

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  2. Loved this post! I've been super curious about the honeybee gardens foundation since you wrote your review but I'm concerned about finding a colour match.

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    1. The Big Carrot used to stock Honeybee Gardens, but I don't think they do anymore. At least I haven't seen their products there the last few times I've been :( Color matching foundations online is such a gamble!

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  3. I really enjoyed the honeybee gardens products that I have tried but they seem to have disappeared from the UK now which seems a shame. x

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    1. That is a shame and it's funny you say that, as I think they've mostly disappeared from Canadian stores too. I order them online, either from iherb/Vitacost or direct from Honeybee Gardens.

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