When purchasing makeup, I try to only get those things I know I’m really going to use. But, you know, only having one set of eyes and one mouth, it might be months before I get to reuse a product, which sometimes leads me to forget about it and only use the most recent stuff I got.
Well, in order to make sure that doesn’t happen again, this year I’ve decided that at the beginning of each month I’m going through my collection to select a few products I’ll have to incorporate in my looks as much as I can. Below I’ve listed the lucky picks that are getting some serious lovin’ this month.
KIKO Intensely Lavish Lipstick – 04 Mild Sangria
This is one of the lipsticks from their Fall 2015 Rebel Romantic collection, which happens to be my favorite one of all time. It’s still available and currently on sale in several countries, so don’t miss the last chance to get your hands on some beautifully packaged, high quality makeup at a very low price! I have to admit that I’ve purchased the Intensely Lavish Lipstick mainly because of the super pretty, rose gold packaging. If you’re not new to this blog, you’ll probably know that I mostly use matte finishes, but I’m forcing myself to reach for this creamy option because it’s undoubtedly a great one. I really like its berry rose color, which works amazingly well if you’re going for one of those day-to-night looks. Longevity is good for a non-matte lipstick and can be extended by using the coordinating liner (you can read my rave review here).
A beauty blogger favorite, the original Tartelette palette features 12 matte shadows in various, mostly cool-toned, neutral shades. The reason I haven’t reached for this great palette much is that I’ve been stuck using my beloved Too Faced Natural Matte (review and swatches here) whenever I need matte neutrals. But this month that’s going to change and I’m planning on using the Tartelette palette to make one shadow on the lid, one in the crease and one as a liner type of looks.
Collistar Silk Effect Eyeshadow – 60 Satin Taupe
Since the beginning of the month, I’ve already used this versatile eyeshadow from Collistar a few times. It’s a very dupable taupe shade, but what I really like it’s the beautiful satin finish. It’s basically a matte with a little luminosity to make it more interesting. The way I’ve been applying it is with a blending brush as a one wash wonder. It’s very pigmented, so it can look pretty dark when applied at full intensity with a flat brush.
NARS Blush – Amour
NARS blushes are cult favorites with good reason: they’re very pigmented, yet easy to blend, finely milled and long-lasting. Amour is a warm reddish pink that I can see flattering a lot of different skin tones. Since it packs some serious pigment, I usually apply it with a fluffy brush (Real Techniques Blush Brush) and find that on my pale complexion one sweep is enough for a natural-looking pink flush.
KIKO Matte Muse Lipstick – 05 Haughty Mauve
Another limited edition lipstick from KIKO! This one is from their Midnight Siren collection, which was released shortly after the Rebel Romantic one. I absolutely LOVE its non-drying, long-lasting formula and beautiful purply raspberry color. Why I haven’t shown this amazing liquid lipstick much lovin’ over the past few months is a real mystery! It’s as much a mystery as why KIKO don’t have a matte liquid lipstick in their permanent range… I have a feeling they will launch one soon, though!
Do you ever forget to use any products for extended periods of time, even if you actually really like them? What do you do to prevent that from happening?