Monthly make-up basket

As I’ve already mentioned in my blog post schedule, I’m planning on doing a bi-weekly make-up basket. I’ve decided on doing so because I think that I will switch between products a lot more this way and perhaps even rediscover some forgotten gems in my stash (but that naturally doesn’t mean I won’t use anything else besides the mentioned items). Besides that, it will also benefit my make-up collection since I’ve quickly learned that each item must be cleaned before photos are taken 🙂

That being said, here are the products I’ll be using more for the next two weeks.

I pulled out one of my newer purchases, the L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying base to see if it will reduce some of the shine. For foundation, I’m going to go with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (30 – Beige). I know I’ve used this a couple of times in the Autumn when I got it but I think the formula was too thin so I stopped using it.

I’ll use the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in shade 15 which is nice for my under eye area. For setting everything, I’m going with the Maybelline Fit me Compact Powder (250 – Sun Beige) to see how it will hold my foundation in place.

As far as contouring goes, I’ve had the Collection Countour Kit Highlight&Sculpt for more than six months and maybe used it once. I think the highlight is beautiful and I hope the contour shade will be appropriate for my already slightly bronzed face. On days I don’t want to bother with contour, I’ll use the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Powder.

I’m also going to be using my new Golden Rose Silky Touch Blush-On in shade 207. I think this nice peachy color is absolutely perfect for spring and I can’t wait to start using this beautiful blush.

I’m going to try and use up the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer since it’s a sample and I’ve had it since forever. I’m excited to start properly using the Catrice Chocolate Nudes which have been on some travels with me but don’t get enough love at home.

I’ll stick to my new-found awesome eyebrow duo from Freedom Makeup (Soft brown) as it’s perfect to match my eyebrows to my hair at the moment. Giordani Gold eye pencil is a great soft pencil for smudged eyeliner and waterline so I’m trading my Lord&Berry liner for this one. It’s also almost time to say goodbye to my Lancome Hypnose Volume-a-porter mascara so these two weeks will be our last hooray.

I’m keeping the lip situation simple with two of the Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipsticks – the lighter one in What a Melon and the darker one in Marry Berry. I’ll probably need a lip liner to go with them as they are quite runny but I’ll think about that another day.

That are most of the products that I’ll be using for the next two weeks. If you see anything in the mix that sparks your interest and would like to see a proper review on, let me know!