I made one final makeup purchase for 2021 that arrived today: the ABH Brow Pen in Ebony.
Overall I spent $269.40 on makeup this year (only about $11 more than I spent in 2020).
And here's how I did regarding what I wanted to focus on this year:
- Neutral-leaning-warm brown eyeshadows (powder and cream), generally matte or satin finish
Sydney Grace eyeshadows in Relax and Vanguard were the two brown eyeshadows I got this year. Relax is, IMO, dead neutral. Vanguard has more of a green undertone to it, which I found very unique. So I think those were wins in that regard. I'd still like to build this niche of my collection out a little bit more in 2022.
I got the EM Cosmetics brow cream in Universal Taupe this year. It's a great colour, I'm still not 100% sure I would repurchase it. And as I noted above I bought the ABH Brow Pen in Ebony, but I won't know how I get on with that until the new year. (I swatched it some on the back of my hand; the colour looks kinda promising?)
I also tested the Kosas Air Brow in Clear but didn't like it. (For a clear brow gel I've got my eye on either the Refy one or repurchasing the Surratt.)
- Finish off makeup brush section of wish list?
I did not clear this category. It briefly expanded roughly halfway through the year, but I recently shrunk it down to five brushes (all face).
- Replace old eyeshadows (where possible)
The oldest eyeshadows in my stash now are MAC Sumptuous Olive, and Makeup Geek Sand Dollar and Baby Face. (I don't see myself getting rid of Sand Dollar anytime soon, I don't think, as I've yet to find a single eyeshadow quite like it.) Sydney Grace Dusk replaced MAC Typographic.