I'm a new member, and after lurking for a bit, I've decided to be more active! I read through the 2016 thread and I'd love to participate for 2017.
Happy New Year everyone!
I did really well in 2016 by just buying items that needed to be replaced such as mascara, NARS eyeshadow base, etc..The only make-up items I purchased last year were 3 color pop high liters, a Lancome high liter and I replaced my Chanel rouge allure lip laquer in dragon with the 2016 fall release. As for brushes, I made my final purchase of the remaining brushes on my wish list last month, and I'm happy to say done with purchasing brushes. I'm content with what I have. I did a count of how much I spent on brushes within the last 6 years (yikes!) talk about a small fortune! for 2017, I want to continue using what I have, purging items that I find rarely gets using, and replacing items that I have used. As far as skincare, I will only replace what I've used up. my budget for my skincare replenishment is 425.00 for the year. There's a cream I use from Shulwasoo, I've used it for 2 years and I'll need to replace soon.
Goals! (As usual, I'll be re-evaulating in July and adjusting accordingly.)
Pre-made eyeshadow palettes - In general, I never use all the colours in them. Don't need or want any more.
Bronzers - While I have wishlisted one bronzer, I'm not in a hurry to buy it, and I've still got some to use.
Eyeliner Pencils - I'm good with what I've got right now.
Pigments - I had several pigments in the past, and the times I used them were few and far between. So back in the fall, I finally got rid of them. Not for me.
Setting Powders - I'm good.
Spot Concealer - I'm still working through a sample size of Kevyn Aucoin SSE. (That's how little of this product you need to use.) I'm putting it here for now, but if I run out of that sample during the year, I will get a full size.
Foundation - I just bought one.
Face Primers - I'm good, I think.
Proceed with Caution
Eyeshadow Primer - A little later this year (around March or so, I'm thinking?), I'll have to replace mine. But I won't be repurchasing the NARS one (although it works great for me), because there's another one I want to try.
Single Eyeshadows - Long wishlist is long, and I'm going through a little bit of a matte phase in regards to powder eyeshadows. The key here will be prioritization. (It's also a category of makeup where I'm okay with having a sizeable number of options at hand.)
Lipstick - I reduced this a little bit during the last year. There's at least one shade on my main radar, and some others I'd like to have, but they're not must-haves right now. (Also want to find a similar colour to MAC Feed the Senses.)
Lipgloss - There are still a couple of gloses I want. Whether I buy them or not...
Contour - I don't have a cream contour in my stash, and this is a gap I'm considering filling.
Mascara - Two tubes in rotation is okay, but no more than that.
Lipliner - I could go either way here.
Brow Products - I still need a brow gel to set the brows.
Undereye Concealer - While I'm still working through my MAC Studio Sculpt (I have a love-hate relationship with this), I'm still "window shopping" for a replacement.
Points of Focus
Blush - I noted in the 2016 thread that I wanted to expand this part of my stash this year.
Brushes - My collection isn't to the point where I'd call it complete just yet.
Highlighter/Luminizer - I have my sample of MAC Strobe Cream, but I think this is the year I get Becca SSP in Pearl.
False Lashes - It's fun.
I also, at some point, need to photograph my current makeup stash. I haven't done so since 2014, shortly after I started on Low-Buy.
Wow i like!!!Here's my breakdown:
Eyeshadow palettes - NO. I have 7 palettes (UD Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3, Naked Smoky, Ultimate Basics, UD Electric, and UD Smoked). I'm low key embarrassed to admit I have all Naked palettes except for the smaller Basics palettes, but these are the only eyeshadow palettes that speak the loudest to me. Unless UD comes out with another Naked palette in 2017, I will not buy any other palettes.
Bronzers - No. I don't have a bronzer, and haven't purchased one in a long time. This isn't a priority for me at the moment.
Eyeliner Pencils - No. The product inside the UD Perversion pencil that came with my Smoked palette fell out a few weeks ago. I rarely buy eyeliner pencils but I was looking forward to finally using it. I'm thinking of replacing it with another pencil at some point but it's not a priority right now. I've seen a few YouTube videos of people using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils as liners, and I have two (Black Bean and Milk) that may suffice. I also have one brown liner pencil from Sephora.
Powders - Maybe I've hit pan on my MAC Studio Careblend pressed power, and bought a MSFN as a replacement. It took me about 6 months to hit pan on the MAC powder, and I probably have another month or two left of the Careblend before I get started on the MSFN, so there's no need for me to purchase another pressed power until later in 2017. I also have the smaller size of the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and I'm not sure where I am in finishing it. I may replace it once I'm done.
Concealer - No. I have one for under the eyes and one for the face. Unless I finish them up, I don't need any.
Corrector- Yes. I'm currently using MAC's Prep + Prime highlighter in Peach Lustre as a under eye and dark spot corrector, and I really enjoy it. I bought it towards the end of June last year and it's still going strong. Once it's out, I plan to repurchase.
Foundation - Yes. I have 2 liquid foundations (both at the halfway mark) that I need to use up as they're both coming up on their 24 month expiration. Once they're done, I'll buy a new liquid foundation and maybe a powder foundation.
Face Primers - Maybe. I have the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, and I love the texture of it. Once it's done, I'm thinking of replacing it. I'm still debating whether primers actually do anything, but if I decide to buy a new one it will either be another Backlight Priming Filter, BECCA's newest primer (First Light Priming Filter) or MAC's Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage.
Eyeshadow Primer - Yes. I have 5 samples of the UD Primer Potion as well as a full size. I thought I would be ok with this not buying any for 2017, but one of my 2017 makeup goals is to play more with eyeshadow looks, so Iplan to buy another primer at some point. Instead of repurchasing the Primer Potion, I want to try MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pot.
Single Eyeshadows - Maybe. I have 20 single eyeshadows. Between them and all the palettes I have, I shouldn't buy more...but I might with MAC's $6 eyeshadow pans.
Lipstick - No. I have 8 bullet lipsticks, 2 liquid lipsticks, and 1 lip pencil. I have no desire to buy more...but I'm planning to get MAC's Stone when I Back to MAC some stuff later this year.
Lipgloss - No. I have a clear gloss and a nudish gloss, both I want to finish both up in 2017. Not sure if I'll repurchase.
Contour - No. I have two Black Radiance palettes that each contain a contour power, sculpting powder, and a power highlighter. They're pretty brand new, so I'm good for now.
Mascara - No. I have one full size mascara, one deluxe size mascara, and 3 smaller unopened MAC mascara samples. I'm hope to go as long as possible without buying more, and throwing these out when needed.
Lipliner - No. I have 6. No need to buy any in 2017.
Brow Products - Yes. The MAC brow pencil I bought towards the end of June is still going strong, but I bought a new one at the end of December to use once this opened one is done. Once the replacement is finished, I plan to buy a new one.
Blush - No. I only have 2, and rarely wear those.
Brushes - Maybe. I currently use Real Techniques and the ELF brushes. I recently decluttered my brushes and I have a pretty good collection. I've been eyeing some MAC brushes, but they're not a priority right now.
Highlighter/Luminizer - No. I'm halfway through 2 BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors (liquid) in Opal and Topaz, and it's taken forever to finish them. I have a almost full size of the liquid perfector in Rose Gold, that I'm thinking I'll start using it more as a blush.
Skincare- Yes. My focus has shifted more towards skincare in the past year, and I know I plan to buy some new masks and such during the April and November VIB sales. Buying a new cleanser and daytime/nighttime moisturizers are a given, but the only way I will buy anything additional (masks, serums, toners, etc.) is if I use up what I have now.
Haircare: Yes. The haircare line I use is now at Sephora, and that's more incentive to restock up during one of the VIB sales.I plan to use up what I have now before I buy anything. Replacing my shampoo and conditioner (both from Trader Joe's) and my hair gel are a given.
Nail Polish - No. I recently decluttered my polishes from 32 to 20, and I've never finish polishes. Most of what I own is Essie, but I really like the formulas of the OPIs I have and might explore the brand more.