Resolution Low-Buy 2021

Maris Crane

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I’m trying to do a lot more Shopping of my Stash the last little while.

Over today and yesterday, I’ve used my MAC Art Library - Nude Model palette. It’s sad how little I’ve used it (probably can count on one hand) but it’s a great one to use one it’s own OR as a companion to random single shadows.

Editing: I have to admit I’ve bought a few beauty products this past week. The Collab brand Radiant Spark foundation on a whim (clear out to $2.50!) and one of the Collab liquid highlighters (very similar to what I remember the NARS Orgasm liquid luminizer looking like; would buy again but this thing is HY-UGE!) and The Ordinary Marine Hyluaronics (I had the worst Deciem experiences this weekend haha.) But I’m back to trying to rein in my spending.
 

shellygrrl

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FOTD...
  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • mix of ABH Eyeshadow - Stone + Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Faux Fur (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep & Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Relax
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Baby Face
  • NARS Afterglow Tinted Lip Balm - Dolce Vita (also used as blush)
  • Makeup Geek Blush - Main Squeeze
 
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shellygrrl

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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01 and 02
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep & Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Vanguard
  • EM Cosmetics Pick Me Up Mascara
  • Tower 28 Bronzino - West Coast
  • EM Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush - Rose Milk
  • MAC Lipstick - Fanfare
 

Maris Crane

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I'm adding mine in, too since I'm now expected to have cameras on for video calls :p

Indeed Labs Nanoblur Green primer
Sephora Collection Orange corrector under my eyes
ELF Putty Eye Primer
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (had not used this in way too long): White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet & Marzipan, with L'Oreal liquid black liner winged and a bit of Wet n Wild Panther to darken the wing
Skin79 Hot Pink bb cream (oldie but goodie - I reordered this in the Spring off Amazon, after not using it for nearly 6 or 7 years. Still as good as I remember!)
Wet n Wild Contour Sticks in Oak's on You, Call Me Maple, and the Milani Contour Stick in Deep Dark (just a touch) to contour
NARS Laguna bronzer
Benefit Rockateur blush (also a shop my stash find)
Bare Minerals to set
Benefit Brow Powder with Essence blonde brow gel
LA Girl concealer under my eyes
Maybelline Full & Soft mascara, Very Black
YSL Tattouage matte lip stain in a nude pink colour (11?)
 

shellygrrl

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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep & Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Sand Dollar
  • ABH Eyeshadow - Buon Fresco
  • Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Dusk
  • EM Cosmetics Pick Me Up Mascara
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Bronzer - Inda sun
  • MAC Lipstick - Crème Cup (also used as a blush)
I made a Beautylish order last week and have a couple of long-wishlisted brushes coming tomorrow as part of it (one Sonia G., one Smith Cosmetics).
 

shellygrrl

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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01 and 02
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep & Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • ABH Eyeshadow - Stone
  • Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Officer
  • EM Cosmetics Pick Me Up Mascara
  • EM Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush - Rose Milk
  • NARS Afterglow Lip Balm - Dolce Vita
 

Maris Crane

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I'm still buying more makeup than I really need (in the last few days: a powder highlighter and cream contour stick from Hard Candy - though I am throwing out the older ones I have; Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip lacquer at 'the Rack', Maybelline lip liner, a Revlon CS Liquid Matte Ink lip things, one of those Florence by Mills cream blushes, and a replacement of my Dior Backstage foundation in a lighter shade) BUT I'm at least finishing stuff up and re-discovering stuff from my stash. :D

Today's FOTD but of course... the camera's on meeting got moved to Tuesday.
  • LA Colours Anti-Dullness Yellow Primer (ehhhh...)
  • Sephora Collection Orange Corrector for under eyes
  • LA Colours Green Corrector for a few blemishes and around more red areas
  • Wet n Wild Tinted Hydrator
  • Bare Minerals Original to set this TM for a bit more coverage
  • ELF Putty Eye Primer
  • Laura Mercier Caviar eye palette (re-discovery): Buttercream as a base; Ginger through the socket line; Ganache in the outer crease/corners; Burnished Bronze on lid my lid; with Tuxedo to set my winged liner. My bronzer to blend out any edges.
  • Essence Black liquid liner pen, winged.
  • Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer in Light
  • Hard Candy Glass Skin highlighter (one of the new buys) in Peach, Please! (This is pretty terrible, but it looked good applied with a finger directly to my nose and cupid's bow. Nothing is really picked up with a brush. :()
  • LA Girl concealer under my eyes
  • Milk Makeup Kush Mascara
  • Benefit Blonde brow powder + Essence Tinted Brow Gel in blonde
  • Charlotte Tilbury lip liner in Pillow Talk + Charlotte Tilbury lip lacquer in Pillow Talk

I actually REALLY like my eye look; and need to mentally note I should be using the two LM Caviar Eye palettes I have more often.
 

shellygrrl

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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep & Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • MAC Eyeshadow - Sumptuous Olive
  • EM Cosmetics Pick Me Up Mascara
  • EM Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush - Rose Milk
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Bronzer - Inda Sun
 

shellygrrl

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A more minimal(ish) face for today...
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - mix of 01 and 02
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Grey (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • mix of Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Vanguard + Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Baby Face
  • Makeup Geek Blush - Main Squeeze
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r bronzer - Inda Sun
 

shellygrrl

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  • Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint - Skye (got a sample of this recently and am enjoying it)
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Brown (brows)
  • Kosas Air Brow - Clear
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • ABH Eyeshadow - mix of Stone and Warm Taupe
  • Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Officer
  • EM Cosmetics Pick Me Up Volume and Length Mascara
  • EM Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush - Rose Milk
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r bronzer - Inda Sun
 

shellygrrl

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Two-for-one as I did a face on Friday as well...
  • Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint - Skye (ended up ordering this in full size, should arrive tomorrow)
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01 and 02
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • MAC Paint Pot - Camel Coat
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r bronzer - Inda Sun
Today I went for...
  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • EM Cosmetics Micro Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • mix of ABH Eyeshadow - Birkin + Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Baby Face (through the crease and a little above)
  • Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Thrilled (lashlines)
  • CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Very Black
  • MAC Blush - Next to Skin (felt like contouring today)
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r bronzer - Inda Sun
  • Makeup Geek Blush - Main Squeeze
  • MAC Lipstick - Blankety
 

shellygrrl

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I decrappified quite a few things from my stash recently — most of them due to age. I also did a tiny rearrange in one of my vanity desk drawers. It felt really good.

Today's face...
  • Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint - Skye (with a couple of drops of the Kosas Tinted Face Oil in 02 mixed in for funsies)
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Brown (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • ABH Eyeshadow - Stone (crease)
  • Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Dusk (Lashline)
  • CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Very Black
  • Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Balm - Magic Hour (new acquisition; really like this formula!)
  • MAC Lipstick - Blankety
 

shellygrrl

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  • Milk Hydrogrip Primer
  • Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint - Skye
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 02 and 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Brown (brows)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • mix of Sydney Grace Eyeshadow - Relax + Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Baby Face
  • CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Very Black
  • Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Balm - Magic Hour
  • NARS Afterglow Lip Balm - Dolce Vita
 

Maris Crane

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I haven't done too well on the No Buy Front (but have done better than expected - managed to go to Vancouver and hit up a new drugstore - LONDON DRUGS! - and not go insane. Purchased two Moira blush duos, a eyeshadow palette from Doll Face Beauty, and a bronzer by Flower Beauty - so pretty restrained IMHO) but I've still purchased a few new items. :D

I've managed to use up quite a bit in regards to skincare products, and I haven't gone ham buying replacements so.... winning.

I think at this point as long as I see myself shopping my stash, and not spending up to oblivion, I'm happy. I'm not going to put a dollar amount, but I'm trying not to duplicate items.

FOTD, since I've got meetings and my first presentation in my new role.

  • Nip + Fab Viper Venom pore refiner - old as dirt but I'm trying to use this up
  • Sephora Collection Orange corrector under my eyes
  • LA Colors Green corrector on a few spots (I'm blaming my Baby Botox for the whitehead that's shown up between my brows this AM)
  • ELF Putty Eye Primer as a base with Tom Ford Honeymoon Quad - the darkest brown on my lid, with the dark plum in my outer crease + lid, a bit of my my lighter contour powder to blend out my crease
  • Essence liquid liner pen in Black, winged
  • skin79 Hot Pink BB cream
  • The Ordinary Concealer on noted random zit
  • KVD Shade & Light Powder Contour Palette - the lightest and darkest contour shade, with the pale yellow to set my concealer
  • NARS Narsissist Unfiltered II blush palette: Hot Sand & Fame mixed to apply highlighter, with Conquest as blush
  • ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer under my eyes
  • Benefit Brow-Powder in Blonde with Maybelline Fibre Brow Gel in Blonde
  • Maybelline Full & Soft mascara, Very Black
  • Bare Minerals Original to set
  • L'Oreal lipstick in Nude Impertinent
 

shellygrrl

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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 02 and 01
  • Kosas Cloud Set - Airy
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Cool Brown (brows + outer corner), Grey (lid), Cool Grey (outer corner)
  • EM Cosmetics Micro-Sculpting Brow Cream - Universal Taupe
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • ABH Eyeshadow - Stone (transition + crease)
  • CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Very Black
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r bronzer - Inda Sun
  • EM Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush - Rose Milk
  • NARS Afterglow Lip Balm - Dolce Vita
 

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