February Makeup Basket


I’m really excited to share this month’s makeup basket with you all. As I mentioned in my previous post, I absolutely love February, and I think you’ll notice by all of the pink in this post that I’m ready to take on some more rosy hues! I’m probably a bit overly crazy, but my excuse is that my birthday is on Valentine’s Day.

Naked 3 palette

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So I didn’t pull this out of the depths of my makeup collection, really, but I did put it away this past month to try out other products. Since February is all about romantic pinks, I’m making a point to use it more this month.

Wet ‘n Wild “Comfort Zone”

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Looking through my drawers, I realized I’ve barely touched this palette since the summer. I really love these shadows but I feel that I haven’t gotten much time to experiment with them, so I’m hoping to find some looks with this I really love!

ELF HD Mattifying Cream Foundation

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I bought this foundation a couple months ago during an ELF sale (which is happening just about always). I tried it a couple times and put it away, and now that the weather isn’t below 0, and maybe even warming up soon, I want to try this out again and give it a full review.

Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer

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I bought this last spring, I think, in an effort to find something that can cover my purple-toned dark circles. They didn’t have the shade I wanted, though, so I went for the lightest shade and found that it looked way too light. I’m hoping it will be a better match during the winter, or at least can make a good base for a better match concealer. I think this is discontinued, though, so I can’t go out and get the right color, and if I love it I can’t really recommend it.

ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia

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A lot of bloggers have raved about this duo and even called it a dupe for NARS Orgasm/Laguna. I remember liking the bronzer a lot, even though in the pan it has a little shimmer. I think the blush was too sheer and/or shimmery for me. Either way, I’m trying both of these products out again and hoping something sticks!

ELF Blush in Pink Passion 

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I was so excited to try a super bright pink blush, but was only able to use it once or twice before the cold weather hit. It’s still winter, but I think I might be able to get away with using this around Valentine’s Day…

NYX Blushes in Mocha and Desert Rose

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I got these in a set from Hautelook a while back, but they’ve recently been overshadowed by my newer blush purchases. Mocha is such an interesting color for a blush, and Desert Rose is really pigmented and will look nice as winter starts to drift away.

Sephora Waterproof Brow Pencil in 02 Nutmeg Brown

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I got this brow pencil just before getting the Anastasia Brow Wiz, so it was quickly overshadowed. I’m pulling it out again this month while I wait for my Brow Wiz to be sent back to me. It looks like it may be a bit too dark/warm, but we’ll see!

Stila Pencil Contour #7

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I’m pulling out this beautiful plum eyeliner this month. I think I got this from someone as a hand-me-down, and I can’t remember the last time I used it. I swatched it on my hand and it seems smooth and pigmented, so I’m really excited about it!

Pink Lip Colors

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I’m bringing out some pink lip colors this month because I’ve been so attached to my plums and berries all winter. I have many more than just these four, but these are just the highlights: a Sephora brand lip gloss that came in a set, Maybelline Color Whisper in Pink Possibilities, Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop (a fairly recent purchase that needs some love), and Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Rhubarb (an award-winner, and for good reason).

That’s it for my February products to use! What are you most excited for this month?

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