Sunday, 10 February 2013

Makeup Storage: Pretty in Pink Winter Edition!

This is the winter edition of the things that I keep in my makeup caddy.

Here's the fall edition some months ago, as well as last spring edition here and the first ever post of this series, in Septhember 2011, here.

So, let's take a look at present status!

First tier from left to right

Here I keep a little eyeshadow duo that I wear when I can't decide what eyeshadows to wear, it goes with everything and I just slap it on and I'm good to go.

Next my all time favorite Instant Light Blush liquid blushes from Clarins, now that they are running low I start to despair over finding substitutes and try not to use them all the time! I really wish Clarins would make this product permanent.

Next to them I keep a Mac paint in Stilife, another emergency item, when I don't have much time, I just apply it on the lid with my finger and that's it!

Next my MUFE brow gel and a lipbalm.

On the far right I keep my Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows and a Chanel cream eyeshadow. In order to stop them from rolling I placed an old Garnier concealer next to them, lol!

In the vertical slot I keep eye pencils (mostly Mac) and mascara as well as a mascara wand that I comb my brows with. As for the Diorshow Extase, not impressed, quite average I would say and definitely will not repurchase.

Second tier from left to right

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (still working on finishing it, lol!), Mac clear brow gel (not impressed, my brow hair still go downwards after a while) and a Givenchy mascara wand that I use to comb my lashes after mascara.
Next are my Mac fluidlines: Catch my Eye (I actually use this as a cream eyeshadow), Added Goodness, Avenue and Blacktrack.
Next are foundation and concealer: Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation #51' MUFE Full Cover concealer #4, Mac Prep+Prime highlighter in Radiant Rose and TBS Vitamin C Skin Booster.
Next a mini Mac travel bottle with Fix+
Next a couple extra Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows.
Last tier/bucket
Here I keep the blushes that I'm currently using, all by Mac: Legendary, Azalea Blossom, Equilibrium (as a bronzer), Dainty, Crew and Sunbaque.
Also, my eyelash curler, Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch (special occasion primer), my Diorskin Nude Powder Foundation and my Guerlain MeteorIites #1.
On top of these I keep my Mac palette with the current configuration of eyeshadows
Also the Real Techniques brush roll. Now, something interesting: I just got these Real Techniques brushes (review will follow in some days) and I decided, in order to actually try them thoroughly, to use just them for my everyday make up and nothing else. Obviously I tossed in a couple other brushes (my Mac 208, 219 and 211) as well as two eye pencils that I use every single day (UD Zero 24/7 Glide on for the tightline and TBS kohl #18 Moonstone for the waterline). Last item I keep here is a mini Mac bottle with some brush cleanser
Here's all together with a little pink mirror as well
As you see there are no lip products and the reason is that I keep them elsewhere and I choose what to wear after putting my makeup on.

Before you go, here's a little extra. Since I got the Diorskin Nude powder foundation I used it non stop, to the point where I neglected my liquid foundation.

A week ago, I bought from the TBS the Vitamin C Skin Booster as a wake me up skin enhancer, to use before makeup and one day I mixed it with my foundation. Boom! I fell in love with the result because the silica in it makes the mix with foundation to glide on my skin like nobody's business! I've used silicon based primers before but this one is amazing!

I also use into the mix a drop of concealer for better coverage and a bit of the Mac highlighter. I mix them up into a clear plastic thingy (I believe it was from some Mac MSF or mineralize blush). Finally, I use the Real Techniques multitask brush to apply the lot on my face and I'm very happy with the result.

That's it for now, I hope you 're all well and thriving!



  1. Nice collection there honn!Want to the try the Bourjois foundation during 2013,I read so much good about it!!

    1. Thanks! I really like it, although it's not long lasting, that's why I use the concealer mixed with it, plus a bit more coverage.

  2. how do you find the prep'n'prime highlighter?i have it in light boost but i'm thinking to buy the pink one.

    1. I use it on top of concealer, in a v shape under eyes, on top of cheek bones and on the bridge of the nose. It does lighten up beautifully the area!


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