So even though I’m a beauty blogger, I try really hard to have a manageable, realistic collection of skincare and make up. I live in a tiny apartment, and the little storage space I have has to be shared with my boyfriend. The last few months I’ve been a little more strategic in my make up usage so that I can get stuff used up and move onto something newer and better. For the spring (and I guess summer too) these are the items I’m trying to use up.
Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer
I’d say I’m about half way through this, and it’s going nowhere fast. I use a dab of this under my eyes when I don’t need much coverage. I’m not absolutely in love with it so I want to use it up and find something that doesn’t crease as much. I hate wasting things, so I want to make a bigger dent before I get rid of it.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Natural Buff N3
The L’Oreal True Match foundation has been a go to of mine since I first started wearing make up. I’ve had this bottle around for awhile and there isn’t much left. I’m hoping to finish it up just in time to move onto a darker foundation to match my summer tan.
the Balm Cosmetics blush in Pie (Sample)
I’m super in love with this color of cream blush, and it’s making me really want the entire How ‘Bout Them Apples palette from the Balm. I’ve been using this sample a lot and can see that I’m getting toward the end. I love how it applies and lasts throughout the day. I thought the palette seemed silly at first, but now I think I must have it…
Starlet Eyeliner in Black
I haven’t bought a black eyeliner in forever because I got so many in Birchbox and Ipsy boxes. I’ve been using this one from a random Australian brand forever. It’s…alright. It applies easily, but tends to look messy after a few hours. I have another black liner from and Ipsy bag that is much black and long wearing, but I want to use up at least an inch more of these one before getting rid of it.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Classic Wine
When I first rediscovered my love for make up a few years ago, I went a little lipstick crazy. The one I found myself reaching for the most in my new collection with L’Oreal’s Classic Wine. The shade is an easy, wearable red with a hint of gold shimmer. I love that its color, but is manageable and goes with a lot. As you can see, I’ve got just a little nub left. I finished a lipstick last month, hopefully I can finish this one soon!
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Dare Devil
I got this little sample of this lip gloss twice in a box. I gave the first one to my sister because I didn’t like the smell too much. But then I just got another one so I started using it. I actually ended up being okay with the smell, but I’m still not a huge fan. The color though, oh the color. I love how it makes my lips look. It’s also very thick and sticky which makes it last awhile. Since taking this picture I’ve used up a little more, and think it’ll be done pretty soon.
So look out for some of these items in (hopefully) upcoming empties posts! I really want to use stuff up and make room or better and more natural items, but damn it’s hard!