Current Stash – Concealers Fall 2017

The other day I was reorganizing my makeup and I realized “holy cow, I have way too many concealers!” But, as I sifted though them, I realized that each one is very different from the others and I use them all for different reasons. I will admit, that there are a few I wouldn’t repurchase, but that’s mostly because I have some replacements on my wishlist!

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Tarte Shape Tape in Light – I enjoy everything about this concealer except the fact that it is so, so drying. I am pretty dehydrated and it really takes a toll on my eye area if I wear this concealer more than a few days in a row without properly prepping my eyes (Pur Cosmetics HydraGel Lift). I love this because nt only is this a true, full coverage concealer, it doesn’t need to be set with powder, it lasts all day, it is a great primer for eye shadow, and it comes in a giant tube (0.33 oz to the average 0.11 oz).

L’Oreal Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer in Fair – I love this concealer for days when I am wearing no other base products. It is thin and watery consistency and has light coverage with a natural finish and a short wear time. Because the coverage is so light, I don’t like wearing this concealer with foundation. But, if all I want is a minimal look with mascara and cream blush, I will put this concealer under the eyes just to brighten them a little bit. This is one of the concealers I will not repurchase – I’d like to try the Glossier Stretch Concealer instead.

BareMinerals Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Light  –  I was so blown away by this concealer, it is hydrating, brightening, and just healthy looking. It’s not full coverage and doesn’t completely take care of my dark circles – it falls into the category of “your-face-but-better” products. In order to get this concealer to last all day, I do need to set this with a powder, but then I find that you loose a little of the healthy, natural radiance.

NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer in Porcelain  –  I bought this concealer in a shade or two lighter than my natural skin tone for highlighting. On the average day, I don’t put on my concealer in the “triangle of light” under the eyes, but I wanted to have that option so I decided to buy a great, full coverage inexpensive concealer just for those full face special occasions. Honestly, I like this concealer better than Shape Tape and I probably will repurchase this one in a shade that matches my skin after my Shape Tape runs out… 3 years from now.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla –  This NARS concealer is honestly the one of the makeup products I have repurchased the most because it is my one-stop-shop on an average day. I works well under the eye, it works well to spot conceal, and it works well for days when I use concealer as foundation. Its not a super long wearing concealer, but it does fade nicely throughout the day. I;m not sure if I will buy a replacement when this runs out – I’m getting a little bored and I’d like to try the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer instead.

10.23.17 Makeup Diary – Pur Cosmetics – Soiree Diaries

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Pur Cosmetics – Soiree Diaries

Set the lid with – Private Party
Brow bone – Mogul
Transition – Socialite
Crease – Gala
Outer 1/3 of lid – Snazzy
Inner 2/3 of lid – Dazzle
Buffed crease and outer edges – Stunner
Lower lash line – Snazzy and Stunner

I think this palette would be great for beginners – it has a great range of colors, it’s easy to blend, it has both mattes and metallics, and you can get a variety of looks out of it. I wish the darkest shades were more pigmented – it takes a lot of layering to build them up and even then they never do look as deep and rich as they are in the pan. But the lack of pigmentation does make it easier for beginners because it’s almost impossible to go overboard building up pigment in sheerest layers.

Pur Cosmetics – 3D Silk Lashes in Dive

Charlotte Tilbury – Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara

NYX Cosmetics – Tinted Brow Mascara in Black

Tarte – Shape Tape Concealer in Light

Pur Cosmetics – HydraGel Lift 

Pixi Beauty – Lower Lash Mascara

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

Pur Cosmetics – No Filter Burring Photography Primer

Too Face – Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation in Snow

Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze and Glow

Makeup Revolution – Blushing Hearts Highlighter in Goddess of Love

Charlotte Tilbury – Swish and Pop Blush in Love is the Drug

L’Oreal – Infallible Lip Paint Metallics in Moon Lust

Rimmel – Exaggerate Lip Line in East End Snob

9.29.17 Date Night

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Double date night in town to dinner and a show.

Makeup Forever – Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation in 30 Porcelain

Catrice – Camouflage Cream Wake Up Effect

Tarte – Shape Tape Concealer in Light

Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze and Glow

Glossier – Boy Brow in Black

Makeup Revolution – The Matte Blush in Nude

Catrice – Liquid Longlasting Cream Eyeshadow in California Creamin’

Dose of Colors – Desi x Katy The Girls

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof