Are They Dupes? Lipstick Edition

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I have quite a small makeup collection for a blogger, and somehow accumulated 4 lipsticks that look exactly the same. I don’t know how this happened, but I am here to help you out so you don’t make the same mistake. Continue reading

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My Maybelline Lipstick Collection (2018)

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Maybelline lipsticks are my favourite lipsticks from the drugstore. They are affordable without sacrificing quality. The lipsticks are pigmented, comfortable to wear, and non-drying. Currently, I own 7 Maybelline lipsticks. Most of these lipsticks are matte, except for one which is a more sheer formula. Continue reading

Best of Beauty 2017

BEST OF BEAUTY 2017

Apart from books, I accumulated a lot of beauty favourites in 2017. Last year, I discovered new companies, and new products, that have become instant favourites of mine. I feel like 2017 was the year I became the most comfortable with the makeup I wear. Throughout my life I felt self-conscious about what makeup I wore, but last year I always felt confident in all the looks I did. Throughout this year of beauty, here is what I fell in love with.
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Project Pan 2017 Results

Project Pan 2017 Results

The year is almost over, and I have completed my first project pan! I decided to do this with the intention of using up the makeup I own. I may not have a lot of makeup as other people, but I still think it’s important to be using the products you buy. What’s the point of having a whole bunch of makeup if it’s just collecting dust? After a few months of the project, I actually finished a few items! Yay!

This is a picture of the products before. I can’t believe how much I used!

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What I finished:
1. Too Faced Creme Lipstick in Honey Bear
2. Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Honey Bear
3. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (x3) (always repurchasing)
4. L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette (x2) (always repurchasing)
5. Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Fair

What I panned:
1. Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette – Shades: Coconut Creme, Butter Pecan, Nougat
2. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronzer
3. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Porcelain (almost done!)

I’m proud of myself for being able to finish a few makeup items this year. I didn’t end up panning, or finishing, everything I intended to, but I did use them more often! Some things I decluttered because I didn’t like the ingredients. The whole project taught me what makeup products I like, and what I really should skip on. For example, I loved the Too Faced lipstick, but I didn’t like the smell at all. Now, I know that I like sheer lipsticks, but I need to buy one that smells nice! I also figured out that I don’t like face powders that make me look powdery, and the Maybelline one does just that.

I hope that in 2018, I will be able to purchase some items that work better for me. It can be difficult to find your favourite makeup item, but after a few trials and errors, you might just find the right thing. That’s what I’m hoping for next year, that I’ll find a few more holy grail items to replace some of the things I have panned. And, who knows, maybe I’ll be doing another project pan next year.

What are some makeup items you have finished?

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November 2017 Favourites

November 2017 Favourites
November is gone, and with it, I accumulated a bunch of favourites. I thought to myself, why not make posts about my new favourite things? People on YouTube do them all the time, and I love watching them. They’re quite addicting. So from now on, I’m thinking of doing monthly favourites, or seasonal favourites based on what I really enjoyed.
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