Daily Makeup Change-Out

When you’ve got a big massive makeup collection, you just have to come up with a way to use all that you’ve got, test new products and, effectively, shop your own stash.  One way I do that is to periodically change out what I use – generally bi-monthly – keeping only a few key staples and throwing some new ones into the mix.  I keep my daily products in a small organizer in my bathroom to use while getting ready; such is the city life of limited space, I guess!

Here’s the new set-up:



What did I keep and what did I change out, you ask?  Here’s a pic of what I kept – these are my staples: IMG_2626

My Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Powder is a must keep – it gives such a light, soft finish.  Same can be said for the Healthy Glow Fluid.   My Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – another staple.  The Dior brow pencil?  Well I’m just trying to get through that – it’s nothing to write home about.  Clinique Black Honey eyeshadow is insanely pigmented and perfectly defines my crease.  Dior’s Rosy Glow Awakening Blush adjusts to your skintone to create a perfect pink.  This one lives up to it’s claims; I love it!  Kat Von D Tattoo Liners create my perfect cat eye and these samples have lasted eons.  Life brand concealer treatment stick – this thing is a lifesaver.  Last but not least, mascaras – my drugstore fave has upped the ante with the Lash Sensational Luscious Washable Mascara {comment below if you want a comparison!} and the YSL Faux Cils, well I’m just trying to use that up too!

Other than the above {while it seems to be a lot, it’s only 8 products}, I think I was able to change up the rest of my rotation to give another products a fair shot.


Here’s what I’ve added to the rotation {a few newbies and a few oldies, if you will…}


I’ve always used the NYC Sunny Bronzer in the winter.  I live in Canada, and while I’m of Mediterranean descent, I get a little um…pale…as Canadians tend to do throughout the winter.  This allows me to have a bit of a warmer complexion without screaming “I’M WEARING BRONZER”.  You can’t beat the drugstore price either!  In terms of blush, I’m giving this Milani Baked Blush in Rose d’Oro a try.  I feel like it may pull a bit orange on my {pale} skin, but it’s worth a shot.  It gets rave reviews and I love Milani as a brand.  You guys know how much I love Marc Jacobs highliners – have a new one to try.  Same goes for Charlotte Tilbury – y’all know I love her line – so I’ve put another of her liners in my rotation .  Armani makes a great line of makeup.  I will say, though, that this Amani Master Corrector in Pink is pricey and doesn’t work nearly as well as my MAC Prep and Prime in Radiant Rose.  Again, just trying to use this one up. The Eye Tint in Shadow {original, no?} actually goes on a LOT darker, so I tend to use this all over my lid and pop a lighter highlight on top.  Or, it makes a great liner.  It’s good for a quick, easy, all-in-one eye look.

I’m excited to have made some serious changes to my eyeshadow and highlighter game:


I’ve used this Dior highlighter for a while now and love the pink glow it gives to my cheeks – I use it as a shadow sometimes too!  It’s a little older, however I keep it sterilized and well stored, so it still works like new.  Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Fauve is a must-have as far as I’m concerned.  It is just the hint of plum that makes my hazel/green eyes pop; it’s worth every penny of the rather hefty pricetag.  Can you sense a theme with my shadow choices?  I’m giving the matte thing a whirl and I’m really liking it.  The Tarte Tease palette is my most recent Sephora purchase.  The pricetag is reasonable and I love the Tarte brand, so I can’t wait to see my final thoughts on this after
a month of solid use {again, comment below if you’d like a full review!}.

IMG_2637I didn’t change out my lip stash too much.  I’m a sucker for pink-y nudes, so I’ve added my NYX Liner in Nude {see my post about this here} and a new Ipsy find {and NYX find!}: Lingerie Liquid Lipstick.  I’m excited to try this one!








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