Makeup Bag Monday #3

Makeup Bag Monday #3

Who is ready for another Makeup Bag Monday post? I love really focusing on a few products each week. It’s really giving me more time to develop my feelings on each product and to try them all out in different ways! This week was a pretty busy week and I had a lot that I managed to get done.

Keep reading to find out exactly what I thought about the products I was using this past week!

Maybelline – Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation in Classic Ivory

I really haven’t used this foundation as much as I should. This is one of the few cushion foundations that I’ve tried that is full coverage. I always use the shade Classic Ivory in all of the Maybelline Foundations but I find this one is a little bit darker then my skin tone. I actually had one of my coworkers tell me that I was looking super tan while wearing this.

I’m a little torn because I really loved how this foundation looked and applied but I don’t know how much use I’ll get out of this since the colour is just not for me. I really just don’t see the point of buying another foundation right now to get the proper shade. As much as I want to keep this and use it I’m considering passing it along to someone because I just don’t want a foundation cluttering up my space that just isn’t good for me.

Smashbox – Photo Finish Primer Water

I’ve been using the primer water for the past year and I really love it in the summer time. I haven’t been using it quite as much this summer but I wanted to change that this week. I was hoping that if I used it more often and left it sitting on my desk rather than hidden in my drawer I would fall back in love with it. This makes a difference, my skin always looks really glowy and healthy when I use it. I don’t know if it really prolongs my makeup but it does help it look a little nicer when I apply it. I’ve already repurchased it in the past and I know I would continue to do that.

Colourpop – Super Shock Shadow in Utopia

It actually hurt my soul to use this eyeshadow. It’s one of the tie dye super shock products that released for a limited amount of time. It had such a gorgeous print to it that I didn’t want to ruin it. But I realize that I buy makeup to use it and it’s a waste to just keep it hidden in a drawer to maybe look at it every so often. After using it a couple times though I realized that this felt extremely dry. I’ve heard of a lot of people adding oil to their super shock shadows to bring them back to life. So I decided to give this a try. I used a few drops of the Tarte Maracuja Oil and let that kind of soak in overnight. The next morning I used it and it made such a difference. The shadow was way more creamy and went on my eye like butter. I haven’t had a lot of shadows dry out yet which is surprising but I’m definitely going to keep that in mind for the future!

Colourpop – Gimme More Highlighter Palette

I’m obsessed with highlight right now. Even on days where I wear minimal makeup I always make sure that I go a little overboard on highlight. This highlighter palette works so well for me. I mix the four white/champagne shades. I can really mix together the shades to give me the perfect one for my look that day. I’ve also really liked using Bottomless – the tangerine pink shade and applying it to my inner corner. It looked GORGEOUS with Utopia on the lid. It really helped to make my eyes pop and I want to keep using those colours in ways that work with my skin tone!

Nars – Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

I haven’t used this lip colour very much in the past and I somehow have two of them in my collection. I figured I might as well try to use one of them up a little bit and see if I really like the shade and formula. This is the perfect everyday shade. It gives me the perfect flush of colour and looks glossy without feeling sticky. This is a great shade to keep in your purse at all times and to easily apply throughout the day. I’ll be keeping both of the lip pencils because I have no self control when it comes to lipstick.

I really think this was a pretty positive week! Overall I liked all of the products that I used and the only one that I had a bit of an issue with was just because of the colour. Have you used any of these? What do you think about them?

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Next week I’ll be using:

Colourpop – Concealer in Fair 5 and Fair Neutral 10

Urban Decay – Eyeshadow in Half Baked

Nars – Blush in Madly

The Ordinary – Serum Foundation in 1.1N Fair Neutral and 1.2N Light Neutral

Maybelline – Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick in 565 Almond Rose

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I’d love to hear what you think about this series in the comments below. If you’ve done anything similar make sure to link it so that I can take a look at it!