My December Makeup Basket

My December Makeup Basket

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Hey all, I've realized lately that I have a lot of products I haven't used in a while, so to make sure I'm getting the most out of my stash, I'm pulling a few products out this month and using them throughout the month. I'm not going to restrict myself to just these products, especially because I'll be going home in a couple of weeks, but this will help me use up what I already own and hopefully rediscover some amazing products! Let's unpack it... Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Natural Ivory (20): I got this foundation about a year ago after I heard about it on YouTube, but found that it gave me dry patches around my nose and chin. I definitely want to try this again now that I've…
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Comparison: Jumbo Eye Pencils

Comparison: Jumbo Eye Pencils

Comparisons, Eyes, Product reviews
Hey, there! I love using jumbo eye pencils as a base to my eye look because they help keep eyeshadow in place and can really make the colors look brighter or add dimension. I also like having that extra layer of security against creasing. Also, these can make great eyeliners on the top or bottom lash lines for a surprising bit of color! Wet 'n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil - 133 Techno This is a beautiful color, but I mostly just use it as a liner for a nice pop of color. It is very pigmented and lasts quite a while for such a cheap product! I don't know if I would trust it without a primer underneath over the whole lid, though. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil -…
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Stila Smudge Pot

Stila Smudge Pot

Eyes, Product reviews
I really wanted to try Stila's eyeshadow in Kitten because I've heard so many great things about the color. When I walked up to the Stila display at Sephora to buy it, this caught my eye: It's the cream version of Kitten! I'm one of those unfortunate people who always has to deal with eyeshadow creasing by the end of the day, so I thought that maybe this smudge pot would be a better investment for me. It's marketed as an eyeliner and eyeshadow, but this is the only shade I could see using across my entire lid. And, since its formulated to do both, it's a seriously heavy-duty cream shadow. It's a bit drier than other cream shadows out there, but once you get used to that, it's just…
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