Ever since distance has revoked my abilities to get access to new makeup at the snap of my fingers, I have taken a liking to shopping my stash and trying to finish what I already have. So, what I do, is pick out a few products from what I have and try to make the fixings work for a month, or at least a few weeks. I try to stick around; I won’t lie, it is excruciatingly painful to have a commitment that won’t die until the products finish. However, the pride that takes over my face as I throw out an empty is priceless. Let’s get started on what I have been trying to use up this month.
Benefit Rollerlash Curling & Lifting Mascara ($31 CDN) | YAY! I absolutely love this mascara, it thickens, but does not clump. For someone who has abundant lashes, this is truly god sent as it curls ’em up and holds the curl steady; giving that oh so alluring doll eyed look. It does not flake at all and won’t give up until you take it off. I am personally loving using it up.
bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serume Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($36 CDN)| Nay! Yup, I don’t like this; for many many reasons, first and foremost being the poor packaging and the leaking it causes. Though I have a good shade match (Bare Sand 12), the texture is light and finish is satin, there are way too many things wrong with this one to be a permanent fixture. Even if you ignore the utter wastage the packaging causes, the poor longevity of the product once on is a serious deal breaker. Also, it rubs off, everywhere – on your hands, clothes, computer screen. Le sigh. Can’t wait for this to be done with. Having said all of that, it is not so bad that I have to toss it up, I can stand the thought of finishing it up.
Maybelline Eyebrow Mascara – Brow Drama in Deep Brown (~$10 CDN)| Yay! I absolutely love this drug store gem. Not sure if it has launched in India, but it should, because it complements my sort-of-thick Indian brows so, so well. My brow routine is pretty simple, I prefer wands with brow gels to any other method. Effortless and impactful. I have had this for over a year and I did notice that it tends to get runnier with time, but at ten bucks a pop, it is not a bad deal at all.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Orchidee (Discontinued) | Yay! It breaks my heart to feature a discontinued lipstick which I have fallen head over heels in love with. This is my perfect work lipstick, pair it with a white blouse and black trousers and you are it. I hope Chanel brings it back.
Kiehls Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream in Medium ($40 CDN)| Meh! This is my second purchase, so obviously, I liked it enough. But this time I am struggling to finish this one. I love it for the SPF 50 Coverage, but don’t love it for the goopy texture.