What Happened to My skin After only Using Drugstore Makeup for Month

In the name of science, I decided that for the month of April I would use all drugstore makeup for a month. In doing so I kept all my project pan items the same – such as the body shop foundation which is mid-range as well as my pan that palette, palettes, but other than that I switched out my normal high and low routine, for all drugstore affordable products. I Kept my skincare routine basically the same. I did get two new cleansers and a new moisturizer. I also added a new face oil, but that only made my skin feel better. I wanted to say that normally I switch between the IT Cosmetics CC cream and the Benefit foundation as well as my Body shop foundation and my Andalou Naturals cc cream, with a smattering of the Maybelline BB Cream in there. I know – I keep it wild. My reasoning for this project was mainly for the foundations. I wanted to see what would happen to my skin if I used only drugstore foundations, powders, concealers for a month. Mostly – I was curious about the effects of the wide range of foundations I owned price wise.

My skin before the whole experiment taken on April 1st.
Joe fresh concealer and Burt's Bees Goodness Glows foundation product shot

Day 2: new pimples have popped up. Literally, the day after I began using the Covergirl Outlast Active foundation  I got new spots. This is the thing – I wanted to make a more inexpensive drugstore foundation work which I why I used the CoverGirl and the Rimmel breathable foundation for the first half of the month. But, my skin just did not react well. Which is extremely frustrating because makeup should be accessible and affordable and not give your skin wild reactions. While most young people have great skin and don’t need foundation, I am fully aware that teenagers want to wear foundation and yet the foundations they can afford are clogging their sweet young pores.

Day 3

By day 3 I had sprouted new friends on my chin. Alas, I was still using the CoverGirl and Rimmel foundation. I had bought the ELF BB Cream which I actually quite like and doesn’t irritate my skin so that will be on my rotation for after May. I noticed an improvement after I started using the BB Cream and then just using concealer.

Day 15 – a bit more congested than usual, lots of redness and spots.
Physicians formula butter high lighter, bronzer, blush.

By day 15, halfway through the month my skin was visibly more textured and had small breakouts – bare in mind when I used the Burt’s bees foundation for my skin drastically improved. When I returned to the Maybelline BB cream and  Covergirl foundation my skin then turned slightly red and those small breakouts returned. At this point, I decluttered the Rimmel and Covergirl foundations that I knew were causing this and switched to only using the Maybelline BB Cream, and the Burt’s Bees Foundation.

The Last day of the experiment. A few spots but looking a lot less congested

At the end of the month, you can see that my skin had improved – there are a few uncharacteristic spots around my mouth and on my forehead that I never get. However, this was only because I was gifted the Burt’s Bees foundation that is a clean foundation and I bought the Physicians formula healthy foundation that is $20 CAD which resulted in my skin healing. I also was using my L’Oreal shaping stick foundation that has never irritated my skin and is also $20 CAD. As someone who loves affordable makeup but also loves skincare, it is interesting to see the difference in using more expensive products from the drugstore that give my skin a better reaction than that of the less expensive foundations you can find at the drugstore.

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This experiment really taught me the value of ingredients in foundations. CoverGirl by far had the most ingredients but that doesn’t mean they aren’t bad – it just means my skin might react to those differences but other peoples skin might be totally fine. What I did find was that the drugstore does concealer formula’s very well. I know in theory they should be similar formulas to foundations but I found that the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind and the Joe Fresh illuminating concealer were wonderful.

In the name of science, my conclusion is that my skin prefers higher end base products but can handle the powders at the drugstore which tend to not give my skin a reaction – however, I do use the more expensive drugstore products so that is defiantly a factor.

Look out for the end of May when I post about my high-end makeup every day and see the results of my skin then!

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Things I liked and did: February and March

I decided to combine my February and March faves into one post, simply because in February I didn’t really do or try anything. Alas I decided to combine them. The past two months have been such a 360 from the previous months at the end of 2018 … I just can’t believe it! Enjoy my favourites fam!

Lifestyle

I want to first give a shout out to Popsugar fitness on YouTube. Since starting my new internship (Which I am liking quite a lot), I have had minimal days during the week that I can actually workout. I now understand why people go to the gym at lunch … in any case because I am an intern I like to hop on anything I can work wise so I haven’t been exercising really at all during the week, except for Saturdays and Sundays. For those workouts, I have been doing the PopSugar fitness 30 min or longer workouts. I really like these workouts because while their jobs on this channel are fitness, they are also are sweating and tired. I like that they are authentic workouts and kick my butt. I am still trying to balance the hours I work with working out so I’d like to start doing something at lunch: whether that is going to the gym to bike or even running at lunch eek!

The Knix wear bras. OMG I HAVE FINALLY FOUND A BRA TO FIT MY BREASTICLES. I tell you, since gaining a bit of weight finding any bras that fit has been a struggle. These bras fit perfectly, cover everything and look great under anything you’ll be wearing. I think I will only buy these from now on. The best thing is is that these bras are from a Canadian company that uses women of all different shapes and sizes to model their bras. So when you click on size 8 it shows someone who is a 34D who is actually a 34D etc.

Articles of Society jeans. I have the fit called Sarah. I have never found a pair of jeans not from American Eagle that actually make me feel good about my body. As soon as I put these on in the change room I actually felt good about my body. They aren’t super high rise but they are high enough to make me feel good. I am eyeing a few more pairs to get later this year! I want to try their high rise ones.

The makeup

The benefit hello happy foundation. This is a lovely foundation. It has light coverage and a natural finish. It isn’t matte, but creates a nice satin radiant finish  (at least on my skin). It is my first truly high-end foundation and I couldn’t be happier with it.

The Colourpop single shadow in ringer and the naked 3. This is a specific combination that I rather enjoy. I love layering the shade from Colourpop over anything from the naked 3 palette. It gives the look a bit more life and creates a nice glossy effect on the lid.

Elf Beautifully bare face palette. I have been using this for traveling and have been loving it. It only works for fair skin which is extremely unfortunate. The formula of these powders is so nice. They are smooth and look lovely on the skin.

Dior lip glow. This. is. The. most. Luxiourous. Lip. product. I love it. I have been wearing this every day. This is the product that apparently reacts with your bodies chemistry and gives a custom colour to match your skin tone. I can’t exactly attest to this, but the shade I have is 004 Coral and it creates my perfect sheer coral shade (at least in my eyes).

Anastasia Amrezy highlighter (this is so sad but it’s no longer on Sephora rip). Ughhhh I keep forgetting how great this is. It is a glossy sheen that lasts all day. It is a unique formula in that I find it is so smooth it almost gives a wet look to the skin. Highly recommend. This also can last a 14 hour day and leave you glowing at the end of the night.


Too Faced Hangover Rx setting spray. A Again … eating my past words. This is a great setting spray. It makes my makeup last all day. I’m talking 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. My mom said one night after I got home from work “your makeup still looks perfect”. I attribute it to this and my next favourite.

Skincare

There is one lonely item in the category, but its a goodie! That product is the The Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream. Amazing. There is nothing like this moisturizer (at least that I’ve tried). I have been a die hard drugstore moisturizer gal. Then, with all the driving I do and the office air, I realized I needed to step up my game. My skin had been flaking on my chin by 1 or 2 p.m. each day. Now, with this, my skin is moisturized for my 14 hour days all day with no flaking. A huge win and it will be a painful day to repurchase when it runs out, but I shall be investing in this again after I run out.

What did you like in the past few months?!

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New in makeup

Me at the beginning of the year: I’m only going to do curated hauls. Also me: walks into the drugstore two times this month and buys makeup each time. Fam, I wanted to be a good soul and not buy drugstore makeup or at least as much but DAMN I can’t resist a new launch. I bought some goodies this month in the makeup department (and a skincare haul and reviews coming soon). I wanted to share it with you (to somewhat?!) justify this spending…also hauls on my blog do quite well and frankly, I also like reading them!

I am on the hunt for the best drugstore glowy base product and when I saw that the L’oreal glotion was on sale at shoppers I “had to” buy it. Curse the optimum points system. I really like this so far and if fairs well under (most) bb creams and foundations. The next glowy product I bought was the new Annabelle illuminating hydrating base, this smells like a fresh day on the beach (it is Seabreeze scented according to the package) so I couldn’t resist. Speaking of base products I also got the Maybelline BB Cream and the Nude by Nature BB cream. I am searching for the perfect sheer base for my life, and these two are so far okay…further reviews to come. I also got two concealers, I will add both to my concealer round up and I haven’t heard much about the Revlon Candid Concealer.  A dedicated review to come! I also went out of town earlier this month of, as usual, hit up the body shop. I got their cushion foundation because it is the same family as my favorite foundation the fresh nude. Again, a review to come. I also did a wishtrend order (no duties Canadian friends) and was curious about the Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream. It’s a different kind of product and I will do a review on this eventually!

I also bought the new Covergirl Active foundation. I have only tried this once but surprisingly I did really like it. I want to test it more and I’ll return with a review. I also picked up a few concealers for my roundup, the L’Oreal True Match, and the Revlon Candid Concealer. I also did a wee bit of a Colourpop order. I got one pressed eyeshadow, a lip liner and the concealer, the new mascara and the Jelly Much eyeshadow. I really like all of the items, except the concealer. I am still testing it but thus far, while an amazing price I’m not as enthralled with it as I thought I would be!

Speaking of eye products I got another item from Annabelle. I spotted their new bouncy line at the store and couldn’t resist getting on of their eyeshadows, in surprise surprise a bronzy shade.  I also got the Maybelline snapscara (which I forgot to take a photo of) purely because I heard the full coverage gals talking about it and wanted to try it, that and I will include it in my drugstore mascara roundup. I also bought the Maybelline city bronzer in 200, I wasn’t sure if I should 100 to 200 but the medium shade seemed to have the look I wanted. This purchase has no justification – I was completely influenced by Mariah Leonard. I also, despite not being a liquid lipstick lover, got one of the Maybelline super stay matte ink liquid lipsticks. Maybelline also came out with a made for all lipstick line so I got the shade spice for me.

I think what we can all learn from this is I can’t set foot in shoppers without at least gandering the makeup aisle. While last year at this time I feel like bought way more, for February I’m hopping back on the thoughtful purchase train and am going to try to buy things just from my list of brands I want to try. Wish me luck folks.

Have you been trying anything new lately?

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Project Pan Roulette Update 2

Hello all! I know it’s been project pan update and finale central up in here. Have no fear, I have some reviews and other fun posts coming up later this month for you! The rest of the project pan roulette peeps posted their updates 2 days ago and I once again am late to the game. This was created by Rebecca Morgan and Alexy.

A drugstore product

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Physicians Formula Butter Blush. I have been using this probably three days a week and I can notice some progress happening. I really like this blush. It is one of the smoothest drugstore blushes I have ever used. I like that it doesn’t look powder on the skin and gives you a beautiful, dare I say, buttery glow.

A product in your favourite shade

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The Body Shop Eyeshadow stick in Cyprus bronze has minimal progress. I don’t use this very often purely because it isn’t easily blendable on the eye. I love most of the makeup the body shop makes but this product just doesn’t blend out easily which makes me less likely to reach for it.

A product you always buy on sale

The Maybelline lash sensational mascara. This mascara is alright. It doesn’t flake but it is a pain to take off at night even with an oil based makeup remover. I think after this project and (spoiler alert) after my drugstore mascara round up I will be throwing this out. Both because it will be finished and its close to expiry.

A product you’ve already hit pan on

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The Elf Bronzer in Golden Bronze. The pan has slightly expanded but not by much. I’d say that I can expand this to hit other shades in the next two months. I like this bronzer because for my fair skin, it’s not very pigmented so I can layer it over my other bronzer without look over bronzed.

A collab product

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I chose the Kathleenlights super shock shadow in cornelius for this one. I have made decent progress on this. I use this maybe once or twice a week in conjunction with other palettes. This is a super simple shade that you can use for a one eyeshadow look or as a base.

An Old Favourite

Gotta love how consistent my lighting is fam
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The Burt’s Bees lipstick in Suede Splash. I love this lipstick still. The progress is slow and steady. I think I can come close to finishing this at the end of the project, I just have to really focus on it!

What are you trying to pan currently?

Coming up: Products I’m willing to splurge on, Klairs vitamin C serum review


Blune Day 14: lip formulas I enjoy

Ah yes, as you might know my one of my favourite makeup items are lipsticks. I don’t know about you, but I am always searching for the perfect nude, the perfect berry, the perfect red in colour and formula. I have found that my favourite types of lipsticks are the barely there formulas that pack a punch in pigmentation.

This is not surprise to many of you, but I love all the Burts Bees formulas and cannot wait to get my hands on their new liquid lipsticks. I like the glossy lip formula, their lip balm, the regular semi matte lip formula, the shimmer lip balms. My favourite two are the glossy lip pencil and the glossy lipsticks. I wear these on the daily. In my purse I always carry at least one or the lip balm depending on the day. They play well with lip liners and lip glosses. The best part is the clean ingredients and the pigmentation of all the colours. I haven’t found a shade I don’t like! As well if you are a minimal makeup wearer I think these would look beautiful with just them on the lips then some mascara.

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Joe Fresh Matte Cushion Lipstick

The other lip formulas I love are from Joe Fresh. Their lip balms are so lovely. They are glossy and not to thick and come in a variety of colours. The packaging feels weighty and you don’t need a mirror for these which is a plus in my books. The other lip formula that I have spoken about before is are the matte cushion lipsticks that are beautiful. They feel sticky when they go on, but immediately dry to a nice comfortable matte formula which is hard to find.

Nudestix cream lip and cheek pencils. I have the shade Sin, a cool toned rose.  I want some more Nudestix lip products because they are just so good. Literally every thing from the brand is great. I only have one lip and cheek pencil in the shade saint (it also looks beautiful on the cheeks). The formula is a bit thicker but dries down to a nice cream stain on the lips that I an a personal fave of (if you haven’t been able to tell already).

Colourpop Blotted lipstick

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The Colourpop blotted lipsticks. These are the most beautifully lightweight matte lipsticks. They have almost a powdery finish but I like them because they don’t dry out my lips and look beautiful built up or just as a stain.

The Lush lipsticks. The Lush liquid lipsticks are so good. They are unfortunately discontinued but I really like these. The finish is beautiful, I like them rubbed into a lip balm or built up to a their full pigmentation.

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Last but not least, the Pixi tinted lip balms. I love these and have talked about them before. These are the best tinted lip balm in my humble opinion. I think that they have the best finish to them. They last a long time, last through eating and never make my lips feel dry.

What are your favourite lipsticks?


Blune Day 4: My Summer Essentials

Summer essentials! Okay so it’s not officially summer yet, but to me it is close enough to run you through some of my favourite items for summer!

First, what you are likely all here for (okay maybe not but I’d like to think so) the makeup. I am a big lover of cream products for the summer. I have a few to share with you. Both from brands you can only get in Canada, which kind of makes my heart warm because I love supporting fellow Canadian brands. The Annabelle cream highlighter in champagne, if you can you should buy this immediately. It is a beautiful, sheen on the skin, not glittery, not sticky, just the perfect glow to add to the cheekbones. Again, another cream face product, the Joe Fresh cream blush in peach glow. Can you sense a trend here? I love glow. This is a beautiful glowy blush that you will love if you love glow. The final cheek product is a peachy blush. I don’t know, but I wear peach blush essentially year round, but in the summer there is something about an easy peach blush to wear on the cheeks and eyes.

Joe Fresh Peach Glow and Annabelle Light Champagne

Elf beautifully bare concealer

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A lightweight concealer. It has been super hot, like 38 degrees celsius, and basically everything just melts off. The ELF beautifully bare concealer is a lightweight concealer that blends beautifully under the eyes. It does have a bit of waxy texture, but after you have warmed it up that goes away and it has a weightless feeling (as the name might suggest). However the shade range is a sight for sore eyes. I would recommend the Nudestix one as a good alternative just at a more expensive price point. Keeping it with the eyes, cream eyeshadow. Again, this is probably the upteenth time I have talked about these, but the fricken Colourpop Supershock shadows are my favourite. They come in a variety of shades, are super creamy but dry to a soft powder finish and are crease proof.

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colourpop blotted lips

Lips, one of my favourite makeup items. Lip anything really, lip balms, lip gloss, lip creams you name it I probably enjoy it. The Colourpop Blotted lipstick quickly became a favourite after I tried them for the first time. They don’t come in a lot shades in the traditional form, but they do have them in a liquid form as well if you want more shade options. They are matte but I don’t find them drying and perfect for summer. I love the brightness of them but also they sheerness which is a bonus if you are going for that barely there look.

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Tie waist pants. These are my favourite types of pants to wear in the summer. They are stylish and easy to pair with pretty much any top. They make for a mobile work pant (looking at you skirt mobility) and can be found at a variety of price ranges. Again, I know it’s summer, but I do love me a good mom jean with a camisole. The Topshop raw hem high waisted jeans are my favourite jeans, I also love the American Eagle Vintage high rise, which is not longer a fit but they have many similar ones. I recommend these if you want a bit more stretchiness in your jean life. They hug you in all the right places and are perfect for a casual Friday at work or a night outing with your friends.

What are your favourite things to have for the summer?


Things I liked and Did in May

May was such an interesting month. I turned 23, I got my degree awarded and I saw my wee Buttons this month. I discovered a few things makeup wise, got to see my bestie, and visit home.

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This month I have been loving podcasts, Full Coverage and Breaking Beauty are two of my personal favourites. Full Coverage is two British gals living in LA. Lindsey Kelk and Harriet Hadfield, they are hilarious and always have so many new products to discuss and also discuss real issues in beauty and consumerism! Breaking Beauty is two Canadian women who talk product and also talk with founders about how their companies came to be. Its inspiring and a great podcast for beauty lovers! 

I wanted to throw in a YouTuber favourite, Melissa Alatorre. She is an amazing makeup artist and I could watch her blend out an eyeshadow all day. It is so evident that she is passionate about her craft and I love that she really knows what she is doing. I have gained so many makeup tips from her that I do everyday.

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Ah, the Anastasia soft glam palette. Why is this so good? Dear me, I cannot get over the quality of these shadows. They are blendable, pigmented, beautifully and aesthetically pleasing to look at and perform. I never did get the Modern Renaissance (it is still on my palette wish list…cause that’s normal we all have one right) but when this one came out I knew it was right up my street. This is a great everyday palette, but you can do bolder looks and the shadows last all day. Big win!

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Colourpop supershock shadows. I have been enjoying these a lot, I’m doing an experiment currently so haven’t been dabbling as of late but at the beginning of the month these were my shiz.  Every time I wear them, particularly the shade Kathleenlights I get compliments. They have minimal creasage and are beautiful specimens of what drugstore priced makeup can be. You can’t find anything (in my opinion) comparable in any other affordable brand.

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Introducing Blune. I am so excited to introduce this fun challenge. If you aren’t (which how can you not know who she is) follow Estee Lalonde on her blog and YouTube you should!  She used to do Vlune back in the day on her vlog channel where she vlogged daily! I thought gee I should give myself a challenge to do that with blogging, hence the name Blune. I am only doing 27 days of content accounting for weekends and days I might be missing as well as not just posting content for the sake of content. I am so excited to do this and I think you will enjoy what I have planned!


Project pan update the second

Ah the second update is upon us. I am so excited to share my progress with you! I also wanted to clarify the project pan concept. Basically, there are items I want to use up but that doesn’t mean I am not going to add items into makeup wardrobe while participating in a project pan. It just means I’m going to be more thoughtful then I used to when purchasing products. For example, I have added a few things since starting but not nearly as much as I last year. For eyeshadow palettes, I only want to add 4 into my collection in 2018 and I already have added 3 so far and love them! Also forgive me, I forgot to photograph my 100% Pure lip caramel in truffle but it is definitely being used up as I can see in the tube more from the outside. This lives in my purse and work bag and I used it everyday.

The thing I am most excited about: I finished my Pur disappearing act concealer which you may have seen in my previous empties post. I am so excited this honestly took a year to finish. Granted, I switched between this and other concealers but when I started the project I focused on it. In honour of this, I am rolling in two concealers, my Wet n Wild photo focus one (found this at superstore for all the Canadians out there) and my Nudestix concealer pencil in light 2 which admittedly is almost done but I am gonna focus on it.

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The next thing I am excited about: I fricken hit pan on the butter bronzer! I can’t believe it I have had this for about two years. Granted, I did switch between bronzers last year but I really wanted to focus on this one because I have had it for so long. Fun fact: this was my very first bronzer ever, other than those Revlon shimmer strip things which technically was my first one but this was my first ever REAL bronzer. I know, crazy. I got it summer 2016, courtesy of my dad and I finally hit pan. I actually jumped for joy when this happened.

My Colourpop highlighter. Again, got this in 2016 with my BFF. I used it on and off but at first was really confused on how to us it. Now I just used my fingers and really blend it in. I think the pan has slightly expanded compared to the last update which is exciting because it is getting older and I want to use it up!

Covergirl Nudes Palette

The Covergirl Nudes. Frankly, I am getting a bit bored with this palette and honestly haven’t really been using as much as I could. I definitely have expanded the pans quite a bit compared to the last update but I am really excited to use this up finally because I love me a good nude palette, but once I got the Anastasia palette and of course my Urban Decay Naked heat  that I got in December, my Covergirl palette has taken a back. I also find myself  gravitating towards those two palettes or my Colourpop singles. But I’m glad this is in my project because otherwise I might just neglect it all together!

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My NYX dark circle corrector. Omg, I have actually used so much of this and I’m so happy! It kind of broke as I started using it more but it is really effective, when I am looking tired I used this, the Nudestix and then the wet n wild concealer (I know its a bit extra but I love the combination) and I look super awake.

Are you doing a project pan? Let me know your progress!


Colourpop haul and review

It was a cold morning of me drinking coffee and gandering the colourpop website and alas, I made a wee bit of an order. This was about a month and a half ago, and I’m realizing this is two hauls in a row (oops) but this is more of a review then a haul! Let me start by saying, I enjoy most colourpop products except their liquid lipsticks. I love their supershock eyeshadows, they are a unique formula that you can’t find in any other brand. I decided to order a few of those and some lippies!

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I got four supershock eyeshadows, and one liquid shadow. Ugh. I LOVE the formula of supershock shadows – they are absolutely amazing. I got the shades cornelious, twitterpated, truth, cosmic charge and a supernova shadow in running in orbits. These are so easy to use in the morning when you are in a rush and need to get a easy wash of colour (my all time favourite look). I like that they feel bouncy and usually don’t crease on me unless I’m extremely sweaty, but even then I find that they last the entire work day in the summer which is a bonus.

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The lip glosses. I really wanted to love these, I do like the shades! Particularly “fairy me”. I will wear them and get use out of them, but honestly these aren’t anything super special! I would say, they have a lot of colour options which is great and the biggest selling point of them in my opinion. However, the formula is nothing too exciting but if you don’t have any lip glosses or just want more colours than these are for you! I also didn’t find them super sticky or gloppy which is a bonus but they aren’t my new favourites if you get what I mean.

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The blotted lips. Are fricken amazing. I can’t stop loving them. They are very matte and slightly powdery feeling on the lips but they are stunning shades and super easy to wear. I got the shade “on a stick” which is a beautiful coral shade, my favourite the spring summer season (really any season) and the shade “bees knees” which is a beautiful fuschia magenta shade perfect pop to really any look you want.  You don’t need a mirror and can reapply throughout the day without worrying about getting it everywhere. I like to put on a lip balm then put these over top and the impact of these is beautiful. They are a sheer formula that can be built up as if you have actually blotted your lips on a tissue. I would definitely buy more of these!

What are you favourite items from colourpop?


Project Pan update

I’m so excited for my first project pan update. I’m so excited to share my progress. My last post I said that I had too many shades of blushes, and as I was looking at the stuff I bought, tried once, I thought; it’s time to give this to a friend. These products are amazing, but just not the right colour or just products I don’t truly need. Hence, my need to do this project and force myself to shop my stash! I hope you enjoy reading through the progress I’ve made! IMG_0868.jpg

Covergirl nudes: I have made so much progress on this. I have hit pan on my dark brown shade (been using that as a brow powder) and then my sparkly white shade for my brow bone colour. This is the one where visibly you can see I have actually made progess. 

Colourpop lunch money highlighter (pictured below): the pan has expanded. Not by much but it has expanded and I’m so happy to see this. I use this literally everywhere that I want to highlight.

IMG_0865.jpgMy Pur Potted concealer: again, the metal part has expanded and I’m so happy to be done this. When I’m done this I have two other concealers to use up.

My 100% Pure lip caramel: I can’t really tell the progress on this one but I think it’s pretty good. I wear it pretty much every day and am starting to see the glass inside which is a good sign.  Not gonna lie, I forgot about my Mac lip liner in Oak….I keep forgetting to use it and misplacing it.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer: I don’t know? As I said before this is a never ending bronzer and I don’t think I have made a dent. This is literally the never ending bronzer. 

IMG_0866.jpgThe NYX dark circle corrector: this wasn’t something that I used everyday leading up to this update but I have been trying to use it. However, I find it can be really difficult to use because I have got such a dent in it already getting my finger in there has been a doozy.

Thus far I have learned that this is a really good thing to keep me focused and second guessing myself when I see that drugstore lippie that I heard Rachhloves talking about but I know I have 4 similar shades sitting at home. I know that may seem like common sense to all of you cool folks, but for me this is something that is significant. We are always trying to find that “perfect” something and I think that can get really consumerist and make us lose sight of why we fell in love with beauty in the first place.

 

What have you used up lately?