Time for a montly recurring post: Shop My Stash. In this blog post I take you through my full face of makeup favorites that I reached for most during a given month. It’s a way for me to not only show you what I’m using, but also a way to challenge myself to use more diverse products, and to take you on that journey as I try makeup and adapt it to my seasonal and daily needs. Today, I’m taking your through my December 2017 makeup bag.
Shop my stash | December 2017
Since it’s all about the makeup I reached for the most in a given month, my shop my stashes will feature mostly neutral/ everyday makeup. I do my makeup mostly for work and when I’m going places. Since I work in education, my looks are full on, but I always keep it natural. So well-blended foundation, neutral face colors and a pop either on the eye or the lips. This month I tried a new eyeshadow palette, which was very leading for the makeup look I did overall. More about the palette next Saturday. For now, let’s have a look what I wore most on my face in December.
ELF Hydrating primer – Starting with the first step in my makeup and it’s no different from last month’s face primer. It’s the ELF Hydrating Primer which I have been loving as a base underneath my makeup. I hope to review it for your shortly.
Milani eyeshadow primer – Another repeat and this will take some time to switch up. I typically use up eyeshadow primer before moving on to another one. If you would like to know why this has become a staple for my makeup look, please read this review.
NYX Microbrow pencil & L’Oreal Brow Tint – Last month I wrote my Essence Make Me Brow was about to run out and it did. So I dived into my stash and picked out a brow gel I had been looking to try. So far, I’m liking it and that NYX brow pencil has been serving me very well.
Maybelline Superstay 24 H Full Coverage Foundation – A new month means a new foundation. I change foundations regularly. I like a different look and coverage depending on how tired I am, the weather and what I am up to that time period. Since my skin needed a pick me up after the move in November, I was loving the It Cosmetics CC Cream that month. But then the drugstore launched 3 new foundations in a very short time span. I tried the Maybelline Superstay most and wore it all day to my work’s Christmas party and it stayed put very well. I reviewed it here.
Bobbi Brown Corrector & Kat Von D Concealer – It’s still winter, which means my dark circles are still loud and proud. In fact, in December they were extra terrible as I was running on fumes for the last couple of weeks before Christmas break. And then an added corrector is a great addition to your makeup routine. Still loving that Kat Von D Concealer and again something I have to review soon.
Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder – Another product I like to use up before moving on to a new one is face powder. So this will be around for some time to come. You only need a little and especially now my skin is much drier, I only use this sparingly.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer – A cult favorite! And what a fine bronzer this is! I love the shade, the blendability and it’s a great winter time bronzer for me. Full review can be found here.
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush Seduce – Winter time means dusty rose blushes in my case and this one was my favorite last month. As winter progresses, the shades differ a little bit, but not much. But this was what I reached for daily in December. That is why I also finally got round to posting a review on it.
Catrice Highlighting Powder Stardust – Another affordable product that I have been using this month is the Catrice Highlighting Powder in Stardust. This icy highlight is one of my favorites and I nearly decluttered it because I didn’t have space in my stash anymore. Glad I decided to keep it in the end. You can see it more closely in this blog post.
MAC Painterly Paint Pot & TBS Eyeshadow – Another repeat and a combination I am working very conciously on to use up. The eyeshadow is my favorite for setting the lid and the paint pot is getting old and I want to use it up before it expires.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette – I have been going palette crazy lately and I have been going through them one by one. The first I tried is a product many people rave about that I had been dying to try. The full review will be up next Saturday.
L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara & Maybelline Classic Volume Waterproof Mascara – My mascara ran out, so I decided to try quite possibly THE mascara of 2017. L’Oreal Lash Paradise was the talk of the town last spring and it finally launched here during the fall under a different name. And so far I’ve been loving it!
MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave – Where November was all about that berry lip, this month I went more with a nude. MAC’s Brave is one of my favorites and one I reach for a lot to begin with. But this month it really stood out. I wore a lot of smokey eyes for the festive month and then a more natural lip is a great way to go.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – Another repeat, but I don’t really have any other setting sprays, so I don’t have many options to try. And because I like this one a lot, I have no interest in trying anything new just yet.
What did you wear this month?