The Makeup Tag

There is a new tag going around on youtube called The Makeup Tag. I wanted to participate but I suck at youtube, so Im going to do it here.

1: What kind of eye primer do you use and why? Liquid eye primer or shadow stick? I use 3 eye primers (Ulta, UD primer potion and Mac’s painterly paint pot). I like to use each one for different shadows I own. Shadow sticks are treated like regular eye shadows in my collection.

2a: What color eye shadow makes you feel bold and pretty at the same time? I dont tend to use a lot of color in my looks, but I do like wearing silvers and greens.

2b: What eye shadow color do you least like to wear and why? I dont like purple shadows. They make me look bruised.

3: Do you wear liquid or pencil eye liner? black or brown liner? – I wear both liquid and pencil/gel liner. Liquid for the top and pencil/gel for on my waterline. I rarely wear brown liner.

4: Covergirl or Maybelline mascara? Come on, you know you are one way or the other. Im not a fan of Maybelline in general and have used CoverGirl products (including mascara) since the 80s.

5: If you could have your brows permanently done or not wear any blush for the rest of your life which would you choose? This is easy. Id have my brows permanently done. My brows aren’t even related. LOL I also rarely wear blush to begin with.

6: Does your best friend or you wear more makeup? I dont think my best friend even uses makeup these days.

7: Who taught you how to do makeup? My cousin and I would just play with makeup in the bathroom when we were in middle school. I wish we had youtube back then because we did NOT look as good as we thought. LOL

8: Are you a fan of cream products? (Blush, bronzer, contour, etc?) Why or why not? I do not use cream products (except eyeshadows) because I prefer the way powders look on my skin.

9: Are you a project panner? What projects are you in right now? I do consider myself a project panner. Even before I started blogging my experiences, I would follow along at home with the projects talked about online. Im currently doing a Finish 4 by April Fools project.

10: Setting spray: Do you believe in it? Which is your holy grail? I love setting sprays. I use Mac Fix+ (even tho its technically not a setting spray) as well as Ulta setting spray.

I tag anyone who has seen this post to do this one! Make sure to share your tag in my comments so I can see it!

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Finish 4 by April Fools

I wanted to start my year off with an easy project. This project will go until April 1st and will contain 2 skincare items and 2 makeup items.

  • Clinique Clarifying Lotion – This is formulated for oily skin but I really like the Loreal toner much better than this. Im hoping to finish this before April.
  • Pores Be Pure Skin Clarifying Mud Mask – I dont really like this mask because it actually stings my skin. Im going to use it twice a week until its gone so I can move onto other mud masks I have in my collection.
  • Steve Laurant precision tip liner – This is an ok eyeliner. I wouldnt seek it out to repurchase. Ive used this for awhile so it should be finished by April (if not sooner)
  • Makeup Forever Aqua XL eyeliner – I really like this liner. I have alot of eyeliners to use up before I can justify repurchasing tho.

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End of Year Makeup Empties

Below you will see a photo of almost everything Ive finished in 2017. Ive accidentally thrown away a few things over the course of the year, but those would be pictured in my monthly empties posts – as would be any thoughts on any of the items pictured here.

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Did you keep track of the items you’ve used up this past year?

December 2017 Empties

Here are the products I have emptied in the month of December:

  • Ion shampoo – I use this to wash my hair only when Im using a semi-permanent dye. I have two backups left but I would repurchase if it still performs after those bottles are empty.
  • Cotton pads – I use these to remove makeup and for toner. I believe I still have one or two more packs but I would repurchase. I get these at the dollar store so they are a great value.
  • Purlisse charcoal face mask – I got this in a subscription box and usually do not like sheet masks, but this one was great!
  • Fresh clay mask – I was not impressed by this especially after seeing it hyped on youtube. I believe I might have a deluxe sample in my skin care drawer tho, but I would not purchase.
  • Loreal Hydrafresh Toner – I love this stuff. It takes forever to go thru and its so inexpensive, so its a great value. I would repurchase but I have to get thru a Clinique toner first.
  • Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner – I HATED this and ended up dumping out the conditioner because it did nothing for my hair. Would not purchase.
  • Degree deodorant – This is my deodorant of choice and I have already repurchased.
  • Garnier micellar water – I love this stuff. I have some eye makeup removers and Sephora micellar waters to finish but I would repurchase once Ive finished those.
  • Origins eye cream – I did not like this. I think it caused me to get little bumps under my eyes.
  • Makeup Forever serum – I got this in a Sephora play box. I put it in an Advent panning project. I wasnt impressed but the sample only lasted a handful of applications.
  • Strivectin eye cream – I did like this while I was using it, but I wouldnt repurchase due to how expensive it is.
  • Michael Todd Beauty toner – I did not like this. Would not purchase.
  • Origins night cream – I did not like this. Would not purchase.
  • Korres yogurt moisturizer – This sample only lasted a week but I was not impressed. Would not purchase.
  • Sephora moisturizer – I really like this. Ive received a few foils packs and have enjoyed. I would purchase but I have a drawer full of moisturizers to use up.
  • GlamGlow supermud mask – I LOVE these and would purchase if they weren’t so expensive. I have a  drawer full of skin care to use before I can think of purchasing more of these.
  • SeaBreeze astringent – I LOVE this stuff. I know its horrible for the skin but Ive used this for years. I have a liter bottle that I just refill this container with.
  • Lush Volcano foot mask – This was a sample and I did purchase a full size thats pictured here also. I would repurchase because it made my feet feel so good!
  • Real Chemistry skin peel – I did not like this. The scent was off putting as well.
  • Purity cleanser – I did like this but not enough to purchase over any other cleanser.
  • Origins Checks and Balances – LOVE this cleanser! I have a travel size in my backups.
  • Ipsy points reward – this was a brush cleaner, but it was so small that I could only fit my eye brushes. Would not purchase based on this ‘sample’
  • BareMinerals Lash Domination liquid eyeliner – I really liked this liquid liner and would repurchase once I finish the other liners I have in my backups.
  • Essense lash princess mascara – I like both of the Essense mascaras and would repurchase, but I have so many backup mascaras to use up first.
  • Hempzilla CBD gummies – I got these when I purchased my CBD extract. Ive been trying to find some relief from FM and SLE symptoms and wanted to see for myself if they worked.
  • Dolce & Golbanna light blue perfume sample – LOVE this perfume. Received this sample in a sample bundle from Ulta. I already have a rollerball.
  • Delectable body lotion – I did not like this for my body, and used it as a hand lotion instead. It was okay as a hand lotion. Would not go out of my way to purchase tho.
  • Scope MaddScope and Deadline Limeaid and Abetting – My two favorite e-juices. No empties would be complete without it.
  • Tree Hut scrubs in Shea and Coconut Lime – I use one of these a month. LOVE them and have backups of both.

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Did you use up anything in December?