If you guys have been following my blog or YouTube channel for a while, you might be aware that I do a weekly makeup basket. Basically, all that means is I go through my makeup collection and decide which products I want to use for that week and place them all in a little basket on my desk. This makes getting ready in the morning so much quicker and easier because I don’t have to hunt through my collection trying to decide what to wear each day. It’s also helpful if there are certain items that I’m trying to use up, like when I’m doing a Project Pan for example.
I always give myself a couple of options in one area, just so I don’t get too bored with using the exact same things every day. So one week I might give myself a couple of different lip colour options, the next I might include an eyeshadow palette so I can switch up my looks a bit throughout the week. This is great if, like me, you get overwhelmed with the size of your makeup collection and feel a little guilty for letting products get pushed to the back of the drawer and forgotten about. A weekly makeup basket enables you to focus on using a selection of products for a week before rotating them out for something else. One week you could be getting use out of a long-time favourite lipstick, and the next you could be trying out that new blush you got for your birthday. So without further ado, here is what is in my makeup basket this week:
Starting with base: I have my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in shade 51, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in shade 52, MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 and the Maybelline Matte Maker face powder in Natural Beige. I love the Bourjois products and Studio Finish is the best high coverage concealer I have found for my face. Maybelline’s Matte Maker is okay, but nothing special to write home about – I would repurchase it in future but I’d happily use something else instead, it’s not holy grail for me.
Moving onto the cheeks: I’ve been using The Body Shop’s Honey Bronzer in Light for a while as it’s the perfect shade to give me a subtle and natural looking contour at this time of year. For colour I’m using MUA’s Blusher in Candyfloss for the 2nd week running and loving it. It’s such a pretty flush to the cheeks, easy to blend and just the right amount of pigmentation. I finish this off by sweeping Makeup Revolution’s Radiant Light powder in Breathe over the top and everything just looks dreamy and glowy.
The final steps, eyes: I have a couple of eyeshadow bases in here – MAC’s Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and My Little Beauty’s Eyeshadow Crayon if I want a bronzy base. If you saw my Pan That Palette challenge for 2016 you’ll know I’m trying to pan Urban Decay’s Sustainable Palette this year, so of course that is in the basket. Liner is either ELF’s Shimmering Eyeliner in a charcoal shade if I want something subtle, or Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner if I want to create a flick. I’m currently using the Volume Glamour Max Holidays mascara from Bourjois which I like, and to finish everything off I have Stila’s Stay All Day Brow Colour in Medium to fill in my brows, and Fresh’s Sugar Rose Lip Treatment as my lips have been really dry lately.
So that is what’s in my weekly makeup basket this week. I’d love to know if you do something similar to get use out of your products, and if so, what’s in your makeup basket this week – be sure to leave a comment below!