makeup capsule: week of 2.24.20

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A bit late, but I’ve been migrain-ing and all non-essentials have fallen to the wayside… As a result, I’m going for a light and fresh look with minimal effort.

This week I’ll be using:

  • Twinkle * Apothecary the Stain on lips – this is a versatile product and probably my favorite blush of the last few months, but it’s also a beautiful, light lip stain
  • Twinkle * Apothecary petal on lips and cheeks – for the monochrome, 1-product days
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream – I think I have 1 more use out of this, maybe 2.
  • Sappho New Paradigm CC Cream in light – Starting on this as soon as the Juice Beauty becomes an empty. This looks dark at first, but blends to a skin-perfecting finish. It’s also about to turn, so I hope I can make it an empty before it does.
  • Wet N’ Wild Retractable Brow Pencil – for ze brows (per usual)
  • Rituel de Fille lipstick in Fortune Teller – in case I need a power lip
  • Sappho mascara – possibly my fave eco beauty mascara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance – I’ve been craving the berry lid look
  • Smith’s Rosebud salve – a constant
  • Twinkle * Apothecary scent in Bad B*tch – reminds me of  my dad’s perfume. A warm, masculine scent that lasts for hours.

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makeup capsule: week of 2.10.20

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Still no eye shadow this week… I might be brave and try some eyeliner, but perhaps not.

This week I’ll be using:

  • Twinkle * Apothecary the Stain on cheeks – still loving it and it’s just the right amount of blush without looking madeup
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream – almost an empty!!!! maybe 1 more week left…
  • RMS uncoverup 22 – for concealing
  • Wet N’ Wild Retractable Brow Pencil – for ze brows (per usual)
  • Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Love – this is a pure red to replace a recent empty (really, a declutter) – note, this takes a REALLY long time to set
  • Rituel de Fille lipstick in Fortune Teller – a dark, deep plummy red that I need to start using (another recent acquisition)
  • Kuumba Made Egyptian Musk fragrance oil
  • Smith’s Rosebud salve – a classic

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makeup capsule: week of 2.2.20

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This week I’ll be using:

  • Twinkle * Apothecary the Stain on cheeks – this is a perfect flush
  • Twinkle * Apothecary bronzing balm – to highlight my cheekbones (also works as a blush for me)
  • RMS uncoverup 22 – for concealing
  • Wet N’ Wild Retractable Brow Pencil – for ze brows
  • Kosås lipstick in Royal – a plummy rose shade
  • Twinkle * Apothecary Mulholland perfume – a lovely flower-based scent that dries down to a powdery jasmine

A streamlined #makeupcapsule this week. Why? Because my eyes were nearly shut on Saturday morning and I think I finally found the culprit behind the eye dermatitis I had last year….

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ELF MAKEUP BRUSHES!

Yep. Brushes, not shadows. For nearly 9 months, I stopped using eye shadow (hence, my failed #projectpan), thinking I was allergic to an ingredient in the shadows.

A few months ago, I picked up some new brands and bought some Morphe brushes.  This time, no dermatitis. I thought it was over, all healed.

Not so.

On Friday, I switched to one of my old elf brushes (one I hadn’t touched in months) and BAM swollen eyelids and what looked like contact dermatitis up to my brow bone. I’m a delicate flower and allergic to sooo many things. I suspect a fiber in the synthetic bristles is the culprit, so I’m putting these in quarantine, but I’m pretty sure I have my answer.

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makeup capsule: week of 1.27.20

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A new series for 2020! Part of my #projectuseitup and #projectpan

I committed to panning several of my products in 2019, to limited success, so this year I’ve started working on a weekly capsule to make regular use of what I own and determine what needs to go. My collection is fairly tame compared to some, but I still have more than I can use up in a year. My goal is something similar to the #30wears concept for clothing–making regular use of my makeup through intentional wear.

If I buy it, I have to use it.

(I’m also including scent as part of the capsule.)

This week, I’ll be using:

  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC cream in Light (soon to be an empty!)
  • Sappho New Paradigm mascara in Black
  • Wet n’ Wild Retractable brow pencil in Medium Brown
  • RMS concealer in 22
  • Twinkle * Apothecary’s the Stain
  • Twinkle * Apothecary’s Bronzing Balm
  • Kosas Rosewater (it has a few uses left – this was 2019’s project pan) and Royal
  • Smith’s Rosebud Salve (I use this every morning and have for years)
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics (this palette has weird aspirational vibes for my 2010 self who wanted but couldn’t splurge on the original)
  • Kuumba Made Egyptian Musk fragrance oil

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video: current makeup capsule

My current makeup capsule and a preview of what I’m planning to pan in 2019. My goal is to learn is to fall in love with what I own and curb future beauty spending…

Sorry about the noise in the background. I live on a noisy street.

Are you on a no-buy or project pan? Comment below!