Day 12 of 12 Days of Blogging: Pan that Palette 2019

It’s that time of year in the beauty world where we discuss items we want to try and finish. Also, my project pan finales are coming! Stay tuned! For today, I wanted to discuss two palettes I’d like to put a dent in throughout 2019. I want to focus on two palettes, both because I get bored easily and because I like options. Granted, not many because both are very similar in tone but again, somewhat options.

First, my oldest and perhaps most nostalgic palette the Naked 3 from Urban Decay. I have already hit pan on the second shade. I want to really use the crap out of this palette to be quite honest. I always like the looks I create and these are very professional shades which I enjoy.

The second palette I want to put a dent in is the 100 Percent Pure Naked II palette. I bought this when I was trying to test out more green/clean beauty products. I really like this palette actually, I just never having it on my vanity so I’m going to keep it on their so I can reach for it more often. It’s a sweet and simple palette. I enjoy that there is a blush and highlighter as well as three eye shadows that work for any occasion.

My goal. I want to hit pan the highlighter, blush, and first two shades in the 100 Percent Pure palette – simply because I rarely used the purple shade as it stands. For the Naked 3 I’d like to see pan on all the shades but I don’t anticipate any pan on the darkest shades because again I don’t use dark shades.

Are going to try to pan a palette this year?


Perfect Palette Tag

Okay I get it, tags are over on YouTube, or at least the tags that I enjoy watching are pretty much nil now. But I really like the idea of tag blog posts and videos because I think it really forces us to think about our collections and then actually shop your stash versus buying a new palette. I also wasn’t tagged but alas I shall do this anyway.

Best Packaging

Naked Heat outside packaging

Naked-Heat

This was a difficult one because I do quite enjoy a lot of eye shadow palette packaging but the Naked Heat takes the cake for this one. When this came out I was like, wow, what a beautiful seasonal palette (which arguably could be worn all season). I love it particularly for fall and winter looks, but I think the warm matte terracotta shades can be used for all seasons.

Best colour pay off

Huda-Beauty-Coral-Obsession

I feel like this is a hard one because a lot of the palette I own have some shades that are better then others in terms of colour pay off, and I can’t pick the sweet peach for all of them so I’m going to go with the Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette. Every single shade in this palette has great colour pay off and you can create a range of looks with it.

The most versatile palette

Joe-fresh-Neutrals-palette

This again, was a hard one because it really depends on my mood and what I’m feeling that day. However, I think in terms of if you are a working gal and need something soft and subtle for work I would say the Joe fresh neutrals palette. This palette is such a staple in my collection for when I want to do a simple eye look. You can also really amp up the shadows and the mattes and shimmers are equally beautiful.

Best Palette for travelling

100-Percent-pure-palette

I almost picked the soft glam for this but then I thought to myself, whenever I travel I use one shade of eye shadow and one highlighter so I picked the 100% pure naked II palette. This is a simple, 3 in one palette. There is a blush, highlighter, and three shimmer shades (so if you require a matte this might not be for you).

Mt biggest palette regret

Wet-n-wild

Okay, as I’ve mentioned before I slightly regret buying the wet n wild comfort zone palette. I know it is super inexpensive but I just don’t know why I bought this. Its not that I’m not an olive eye shadow fan, but since trying so many other great palettes and while these eye shadows are wonderful, I never use this anymore.

Best colour names

Too-Faced-Sweet-peach

Of course, I have to hand this one to the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. They have sweet names (lets not get to punny but did you see that pun). Names like peaches n cream, puree, summer yum, and the descriptions are so accurate. The shade candied peach is the perfect description of the colour because its peach with a bit of pink and a bit of shimmer.

Least used palette

Illamasqua

This would have to go to my Illamasqua reflection palette. I love the shadows in this palette but I just never find myself reaching for it, I have used this only a handful of times and while I got it on sale this wasn’t a very well thought through palette.

Most used palette

Naked-three

I would say for this one I’m going to do what a lot of people did and combine it with my most loved and that is the Naked 3 palette. I know a controversial palette with a cult following, but I used this probably more often than any other palettes (save for my sweet peach and my soft glam). I love this palette and use it all the time. Whenever I have no idea what to wear I am able to create look that I know I will transcend any occasion.

Which palette would you use for the rest of your life?

Too-Faced-Sweet-peach

Ah, the last question, the final frontier if you will.  This was so hard because I love my palettes equally, but I would have to go with (contrary to what you might have thought this answer was) with the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. I feel like this palette has all the things you need for a whole look. All of the colours work well together in this palette and there are so many one wash wonders which is what I do 90% of the time.

If you want to do this tag! Join in the fun and shop your stash. Which palette would you use for the rest of your life?!


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The Minimal Brush look

Recently I went on a journey for an overnight soiree with my cousin. I knew I wouldn’t need a ton of makeup and when I was packing I became inspired by to do this post: what products can I bring that require no brushes. Bingo – it was these ones.

First, I wanted a nice light base as I usually do (yet I own like four foundations but here we are) so I chose my one and only, the First Aid Beauty Tinted moisturizer. I love this, its dewy but not sticky and blends beautifully over the skin with your fingers. I love that it is literally a tint, not full coverage and not no coverage, just a nice filter for the skin.

Colourpop Lunk Money, Nudestix Bondi Bae, The body shop lip and cheek tint

Next I of course can’t live without my cheek products. I brought along my Body shop cream blush in dusty rose. Its dewy and easy to use which was the whole goal. I also brought my Colourpop highlighter because it doesn’t require brushes and its melts nicely into the skin (and I’m almost done it which is bonus). I brought along Nudestix bondi bae because it has a brush on the other end. Kind of cheating I know, but if you are really going for the absolutely no brushes then you could use your fingers to blend this bad boy out. 

Burts Bees Mascara, 100% Pure lip caramel

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Wearing all the products I featured in this post!

I have been loving using the Annabelle brow gel. I find that it makes perfectly feathery brows and is easy to use. It’s not too pigmented but also not too sheer. Of course I brought my classic Burt’s Bees Mascara and my 100% Lip caramel. I tend to use a tinted lip balm but really whatever lip product you want works for this look. I also if I want to be a bit more exciting like to have some sort of cream eye shadow around that you dab on with your fingers for that wash of colour (can you tell I love this phrase). 

What are your go to products for a minimal brush look?


My Favourite Nude Lipsticks

I do love bold lipsticks, but I also LOVE nude lipsticks. In fact I think I own far too many for one human. I thought I would give a shout out to my favourite nude lippies, all cruelty free!

100% Pure lip caramel in truffle. Yes, I know you are likely sick of hearing about this bad boy. BUT it’s beautiful. It’s a darker rose toned nude but still perfect for everyday. I like rubbing it into a lip balm for a stained effect.

Burt’s Bees lipstick in suede splash. This is a beige nude with a drop of pink in it. I love this lip colour and formula. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. The first shade I bought was nile nude and I wasn’t overly enthralled since it was SO nude. But I got this shade after seeing the Anna Edit talk about it on her channel I bought it and I haven’t looked back.

Lush lipstick in perspective. Another youtube made me buy it, crueltyfreebecky recommended this is in one of her dupes videos. It is the PERFECT nude. As soon as I put it on, I know I can take on the day with a rose toned hues and a lipstick that is healthy and clean.

Milani nude creme. This is one of the first lipsticks I purchased for myself when I got into makeup in summer 2016. This is a really great nude. It’s not too brown and not too pink, it’s a great mix of both and I really enjoy that. It works every time and smells really good.

NYX Soft Matte Lip cream in Stockholm. These are 100% lippies I bought because I heard a ton about them on Youtube. BUT they remain the only liquid lipstick I actually like. They are matte, but they aren’t dry and crackly like other liquid lipsticks.

Tarte quench lip rescue in buff. This is a new one to my collection but its just so easy to use on the daily, is moisturizing and you don’t need a mirror. I like to take this one to school and use it on the go because it’s basically a glossy, peachy nude shade.

What is your go to nude lipstick?


Using up the makeups

Recently I have been thinking about the ingredients in my makeup, and how I don’t even fully use all the makeup I own. A lot of it I bought was because of hype, because I wanted to try it, because I thought I needed five million different shades of blush. That being said, I have whittled down my lipstick collection significantly, but have realized that I don’t take much thought when it comes to buying makeup, drugstore makeup specifically. Higher end makeup I generally put in a lot more thought to buying because of its price. Which got me thinking, why don’t I treat all purchases like this? So I’m going to try an experiment. You may have seen this floating around the inter webs but I’m going to try and hit pan on the following products. Hopefully by the end of 2018 (which is a generous timeline) but I am committed to finishing up products to then replace them with healthier versions. I may add more products as I go but for now enjoy my project pan goals!

My first one is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. THIS IS A NEVER ENDING BRONZER. The problem is I have had this for since summer 2016 (I know my memory serves me in this but somehow not on exams) and its the light bronzer version, which is unfortunate because then it’s too light in the summer. But I think I can do it.

The Colourpop highlighter in lunch money. I have also had this since 2016 and I have hit pan on it so I must complete it.

My Covergirl nudes palette: I have already hit pan on 4 of the shades so I think it will be easy to do.  This palette is surprisingly really easy to hit pant on as well. The shadows are very soft so I think that might be why it’s so easy to use up.

My 100% Pure lip caramel. I want to use this up mainly because its made from fruit pigments and clean ingredients so I would like to try to use this up. Its also a beautiful darker nude and matches everything. 

My Mac lip liner in Oak. I have had this since 2015 and since I want to transition to more clean beauty I just want to use this one up because it’s a nice easy nude lip liner and wears nicely under all my nude lip colours.

My PUR potted concealer. This is probably the best concealer I have ever tried, it was a bit pricey but also its just so easy to use. I have hit pan on it and I have had it since April 2017 so I have actually been using it up quite nicely.

NYX dark circle corrector. I think I have this since Sept 2016?  I do like this product and have used up quite a bit of it.

What are your makeup goals for this year?