I’ve been meaning to photograph my make-up collection for a while now. Partly because I wanted to share the pictures on this blog, but mainly for personal reasons. I feel like I own TOO much make-up, and photographing it helps me see what I own too much of – and what I still have room to buy.
My whole collection: Purple box – unopened make-up; Pink Caboodle – daily make-up; Pink Ikea box – make-up I don’t use, but am not ready to throw away yet. The pictures below feature ALL the make-up in these boxes – not just the make-up I currently use.
Inside my caboodle: I like having all of my current make-up in one place. The caboodle is portable (so I can do my MU in any room) and easy to stow away – important features when you have young children!
Foundation/Base: I mainly use my Everyday Minerals base (bottom left) or Dermablend liquid foundation (top center). I still haven’t found my HG product – so I’m ok with buying/trying new items in this category.
Bronzer and Highlighters: I love highlighters – but I definitely own enough for now. My most used item is my Sephora shimmer brick (top left) – once I finish that, I can get more use out of my Dior Amber Diamond highlighter (bottom left).
Blush: I like corals, pinks and berries – and I have a sufficient selection of these colours.
Finishing powder/blotting paper:
Shadows & gel liner: I know what I like – natural looking eyes with a hint of shimmer. I definitely have enough shadow to last me a while.
Liners: I exclusively use gel liners now – so the only products I use from here are my Benefit Eye Bright and Gilded pencils (the chunky ones). Still, pencil products can last a long time and don’t take up much space, so I’m keeping these around in case I want to do a colourful eye (it does happen – maybe once or twice a year, with the right outfit!)
Mascara: I think I have the right amount of mascara – one waterproof one for humid days, and 3 others to experiment and layer with. I’ve only ever used drugstore mascara – so I bought the Dior Mascara Duo to see if it is worth the hype. But I’ll only open it once I use up some of my current stash.
Liners and pencils: I mainly use only 1 of these liners (the darkest brown – sixth from the left). I do need a berry coloured liner to go with my favourite Barry M lipstick, but I’m making do for now.
Lipstick: I only like 5 of these lipsticks (the 3 Barry M ones on the left, and MAC Creme d’Nude and Angel).
Glosses: I have a lot – but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Still, I want to use up what I have before buying any more.
Looking through my stuff – it’s safe to say that I have enough of EVERYTHING to last me this year. So I’m officially banning myself from buying any more make-up in 2011. The only 3 things that I’m allowed to buy are: foundation, a berry lip liner and Chanel nail polish.
Since I have multiples/samples of a lot of products, I’ve made myself a small emergency bag, just in case I have to go somewhere in a hurry. I was inspired by this post by BUBBLEGARM. My Emergency kit is the green bag, while the Hello Kitty one stays in my purse.
And although I have TOO much make-up, here’s some make-up that I was given recently – and that I’m very grateful for.
Holiday set from The Body Shop: I won this on Listen to Lena – I’m most excited about the black glitter nail polish.
Barry M samples: I received these to review after posting about the Get Barry M into Canada facebook page (totally unexpected but SO appreciated!). I was hoping to buy the Rose lipstick on my last day in England (no Barry M at the Heathrow Boots – sob!) so I was ecstatic to receive this. I’m also excited to try the purple nail polish (a dupe for Chanel’s Paradoxal).
So that’s ALL my make-up! Do you think I have too much? Is there any product that I need to get? (Maybe primer!) Do you have a lot of make-up?