Make Up Collection: Cream shadows & bases

This will be the last post containing the contents of my make up collection. Last year, I decided to show in detail the make up I had. By now, I have cleaned out parts of my collection and added on to it and it isn’t the same anymore as it was, but I still wanted to finished what I started. So, without further ado I will show you the final products that you haven’t seen in close up just yet: cream eyeshadow, color bases and one cream highlighter.

NYX Jumbo Pencils

milk, oyster, lavender, iced mocha, rust, pure gold, lime, baby blue, slate, black beans

Let’s start with the budget version for color bases: NYX Jumbo Pencils. These creamy eye pencils are great to intensify the colors of your eyeshadow, but less suitable to be used as eyeliner. Make sure to use a base that will make your eyeshadow last longer as these will crease tremendously on their own. My favorite ones are milk and slate. These I find the most useful as they are pretty allround.

MAC Paint Pots

Bare Study, Painterly, Rubenesque, Let Me Pop

Paint pots are quite possibly my favorite cream shadows/ bases. These double as they can be worn on their own, but also underneath other shadows (especially painterly and bare study). Let Me Pop is a glimmering coppery/ peach color from a LE edition and I wear this as is. Rubenesque and Bare Study are two of my favorite eyeshadows to create a quick look with.

Benefit, Essence & Catrice cream shadows

Get Figgy, Skinny Jeans, Stiletto, Lord of the Blings, Raise the Curtain

Out of these five colors Lord of the Blings and Raise the Curtain were the cheapest and they are my favorite. I don’t find myself reaching as much for the Benefit ones, even though I really like using them when I’m making a plum colored smokey eye. Skinny jeans is the perfect color for usage under a grey smokey eye, but I don’t find myself wearing any of the Benefit shadows as is.

Benefit High Beam

An item I forgot to put in the post about bronzers and highlighters. I used to use this all the time and I still go through phases using this. It’s a great product and gives a very natural glow, but a little goes a very long way!


NYX Jumbo Pencils (Slate, Milk)

Mac Paint Pots (Painterly, Bare Study, Rubenesque, Let Me Pop)

Benefit Cream Shadows (Get Fitty, Stiletto, Skinny Jeans)

Catrice, Essence, Benefit Highbeam

That’s it! Now you’ve seen all of my make up collection in detail. Next up: my favorites per category with swatches and more elaborate reviews. My plan is to pick my favorite blush, eyeshadow, etc. of the moment and write a full review on it. I think that will be more insightful than just showing you what I have.

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