11.19.2017

My Makeup Collection


1 | It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream in Medium
2 | Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer in Light-Medium
3 | Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder
4 | Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed
5 | NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
6 | Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Pallet
7 | L'Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Blackest Black
8 | Babo Botanicals Lip Tint Conditioner in Wild Roses
9 | Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Safe Word

I use the eyeshadow palette for multiple things so I don't have to buy separate products. I use the shade "sexspresso" to touch up my eyebrows and sometimes I'll use the same shade as an eyeliner for my top eyelids. Since I don't use eyeliners, I also use these eyeshadows underneath my eyes to give that area some color. I only use neutral colors. I'm not one to wear pink blush and red lipstick. I feel and look my best with a brown-mauve color on my cheeks and an antique rose color on my lips.


Determining how much makeup to own at once is really quite simple. I only buy makeup that can fit inside of my makeup bag. Since my bag is quite small the only time I buy new makeup is to replace something I've used up or if something I will have to repurchase in the near future is on sale. The one thing I'm not picky about is face powder, I only ask that they be translucent. I just recently started using a new powder and so far I like it. Other than that, I know where I can find my perfect foundation, concealer, blush color, bronzer formula, mascara, eyeshadow palette, lipstick shade, and lip balm. I'm a creature of habit and once I find something that works, I stick to it. It has taken me so long to use up makeup I've already purchased only to go back out and buy more makeup just to find what works for me. It took a little more than a decade, but I'm glad I found the products that work well with my skin and complexion.

Personally, I've never understood the mentality of owning so much makeup at once since makeup has expiration dates and the more you own, the less likely you are to finish a single product before it expires. I also find that having only the essentials makes getting ready in the morning a simple task. Ten minutes is all the time I want to devote to my makeup application in the morning. I do wear a vitamin C serum, eye cream, and sunscreen underneath my makeup, however, I did not include them here because they are skincare products.



CHARLENE ZALE

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  1. I need to go through my makeup. I have two bags, but one is devoted to lipsticks / glosses / balms. I'd like to get it down to just one bag though!

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