Oh hello there little neglected blog! Once again life has gotten in the way of talking about makeup but here I am again with this months edit… slightly into the month but was edited down at the beginning of the month :).

The Rules

  • Some products won’t be rotated, this is could be because either they are HG items or I simply don’t have something to swap them out with or am wanting to finish them up.
  • If i’m doing makeup for a special occasion I can dip into my regular collection, what I select for the edit is mainly for my everyday makeup.
  • Products will be rotated in the beginning of the month.
  • I will always note products that i’m trialling etc and let me know if you’d like a review! I’ll also link to any reviews/swatches I may have already done for any products already in the edit.

octobereditAnother month another rotation 🙂 Here is a list of the products i’ll be slapping on my face this month. Keeping it pretty simple with this post and I guess with the edit as well.. ONLY 6 LIPSTICKS… WHAT??

Face/Base

Collection Concealer in Light

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory (obsessed with this!)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Shade 52 (this is the new formula)

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 100 Ivory

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Eyes

Australis Extender Eyebrow Gel in Clear*

Face of Australia Liquid Liner in Black

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal Eyeliner in Black & Nude (standard lol)

Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Very Black

NYX Triple Shadows for Sexy Babes Eyes Only (worst name ever)

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Iced Mocha

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronze Goddess

Cheeks

Benefit Sugarbomb

NYX Pinched & Taupe

Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium

Essence Blush in Ice Bomb (from the me & my ice cream collection).

The Balm Mary Loumanizer

Lips

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten & Rendevous

Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 106

MAC lipstick in Hibiscus (ltd edition)

Revlon Color Sensational Lipstick in Carnation

Let me know if your planning on editing down your makeup this month 🙂

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Last months makeup edit was really really edited down, particularly when it came to eye products and this proved to be really successful! I managed to work with my 3 eyeshadows I allocated and discovered how well they worked together, Yay!. I’ve tried to keep things minimal for this months edit again, along with a few new products to my stash to try throughout the month and hopefully provide reviews on soon.

The Rules

  • Some products won’t be rotated, this is could be because either they are HG items or I simply don’t have something to swap them out with or am wanting to finish them up.
  • If i’m doing makeup for a special occasion I can dip into my regular collection, what I select for the edit is mainly for my everyday makeup.
  • Products will be rotated in the beginning of the month.
  • I will always note products that i’m trialling etc and let me know if you’d like a review! I’ll also link to any reviews/swatches I may have already done for any products already in the edit.

septemberedit2013Base – A couple of new kids in here, plus a few regulars which i’m sure you’ll recognize from last month. Newbies are the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Shade 52 Vanilla. I’m a huge fan of the serum version of this foundation and this is the original which i’ve never owned, apparently it’s been reformulated with added radiance.. I don’t know about that but so far so good!. Another new product i’m trying out is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 010 Ivory I have been waiting for this little guy to be released because I adore the foundation in this range, this is purely an under eye concealer for me as it doesn’t provide enough coverage for any pesky blemishes I may have.

Eyes – Liner, Brow Gel & Mascara haven’t been rotated this month but I’ve added in some new eyeshadows to have a play with. First up is Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk, I can’t believe I took so long to buy this, it’s amazing on it’s own or used as a base for other shadows and i’m sure will get a lot of wear this month. L’Oreal Color Infallible Shadow in Tender Caramel I found this in a throwout bin.. are they being discontinued? It’s such a pretty neutral, shimmery, shadow and I love the colour of this. I’ve also decided to use a few of my Stila eyeshadows, i’m lazy and haven’t put these pans into a palette… reminder: need to buy a palette @ IMATS! The shades i picked are Wheat, Kitten (holy grail!) & Golightly.

Cheeks – In my quest to contour i’ve got the NYX blush in Taupe, it’s seeming to be a great beginners contour colour because it’s not too dark and scary. NYX Cream Blush in Glow is one of my absolute favourite blushes and something I reach for a lot when the weather is warming up. I also picked out Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy.. it’s longwearing and the colour is beautiful. Last but certainly not least is a cheeky birthday present from my dear friend Ange, it’s Illamasqua Cream Blush in Rude. She knows me all too well 🙂

Lips – Quite a few new buys i’m going to be wearing this month, Chi Chi Viva La Diva Matte in You Had Me At Hello really should have been in last months edit because I cheated a bit and wore it heaps…Ooops! I’ve picked up some of the new Maybelline Color Whispers in the shades – Pink Possibilities, Who Wore It Red-er, Mad for Magenta. I’m still forming an opinion on these but I know one of these colours i’m not overly impressed with :(. I caved and added another Rimmel Apocolips to my stash, this is the shade Nova, I figured the colours I own are pretty “out there” and I wanted one that I could wear on a day to day basis. On the same shopping trip I also got Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Funtime Fuchsia & Bourjois Color Boost in Peach on The Beach. A couple of oldie but goodies I’ve also put in the line up are Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti & Illamasqua Lipstick in Wanton.

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There was no July edit, and I’ve decided to move these to the beginning of the month… I just think it will work better!

I’ve really downsized this month. I felt I had picked too much in June and didn’t use the majority of it, which totally defeats the purpose of this whole project.

The Rules

  • Some products won’t be rotated, this is could be because either they are HG items or I simply don’t have something to swap them out with or am wanting to finish them up.
  • If i’m doing makeup for a special occasion I can dip into my regular collection, what I select for the edit is mainly for my everyday makeup.
  • Products will be rotated in the beginning of the month.
  • I will always note products that i’m trialling etc and let me know if you’d like a review! I’ll also link to any reviews/swatches I may have already done for any products already in the edit.

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The Base – I feel like this is the hardest part to change what I use in this section each month. I want to finish my Revlon Colorstay in Buff. I have mixed thoughts on this foundation but since using Hydraluron it’s applying much better. I also like to mix it with Rimmel Match Perfection in Ivory (Review Here). I am so close to putting the Models Prefer All In One BB Cream in Light (Review Here) into that empties basket so again it’s featured.  I felt like adding a tinted moisturiser into the mix and the Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturiser in Luminous is perfect and was an absolute steal at IMATS last year. Other items in the mix – Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Highlight, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Light, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Australis Fresh & Flawless Powder – Natural.

I may also pick up the newly released Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation and this will also be added if I do get it… there is a very high chance I’ll get it before the week is through :P.

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The Eyes – I’ve really downsized this drawer! Keeping it simple with 3 shadows (MAC Naked Lunch, NYX Iced Mocha, MAC Swiss Chocolate). I’ve kept in my Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal Eyeliner Pencils in Black & Nude. These are the bomb diggity and I think I need more in my life. I’ve also got a new mascara which i’m trying out! I’d heard great things about Maybelline The Falsies and when Priceline had all Maybelline mascaras for $10 I decided it was time I tried it. I’ve also added in a liquid eyeliner for that cat eye flick i’m still trying to perfect and this one is Maybelline Hyperglossy Liquid Liner.

cheekaugedit13The Cheeks – Secretly (or not so much anymore) my favourite part of the edit to pick! Quite a few new products here I’m giving a whirl on my cheeks. Firstly is the new BYS Blush Trio in Heart Skipped a Beat* I have a review coming of this, so you’ll have to wait for that for my thoughts. Another product which has a review coming are the 2 offerings from Models Prefer the Stick Blush in Tickled Pink & Powder Blush in Desk To Date. Again I have TheBalm Mary Loumanizer gracing the high points of my face and i’ve decided to try contouring again with NARS Laguna (part of the Orgasm/Laguna duo).

lipaugedit13The Lips – Maybe this is really my favourite part of the edit :). I had to choose some neutral/okay for work shades and for this I picked Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop (Review Here), Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart (Review Here) & Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Rivage. Looking at my swatches you wouldn’t think it was winter lol. I’ve also busted out a couple of newbies in the Rimmel Apocolips in Stellar & Apocoliptica (Review coming!). My shade of the moment purple with Australis Berry Nice Kiss* (Review Here). I finished off the mix with a bright coral with Maybelline Color Sensationals in Coral Crush (Review Here) – This was a bright in the range before Vivids were a thought.

So that rounds out the August makeup edit, I’ll see how I go stripping it back even further and if I make some dents on some of these products.

If you are doing something similar with your stash, I’d love to know!

*Products marked with an * were provided for my consideration, please read my disclosure policy for more details.  

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So again i’ve trawled through my collection and picked a few items to use for the next month. I’ve tried to cut down on products a bit so I have less choice and have to be more creative… however once I get started I find other things and i’m like “oohh I want to use that”. I must admit it’s been fun “shopping” my stash each month!
Rules
  • Some products won’t be rotated, this is could be because either they are HG items or I simply don’t have something to swap them out with.
  • If i’m doing makeup for a special occasion I can dip into my regular collection, what I select for the edit is mainly for my everyday makeup.
  • I will try and rotate around mid month, it works better for my editorial calendar (haha that sounds so pro…) but mainly because beginning of the month is reserved for my favourites.
  • I will always note products that i’m trialling etc and let me know if you’d like a review! I’ll also link to any reviews/swatches I may have already done for any products already in the edit.
Base
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer – Light | Review
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
Models Prefer All In One BB Cream – Light | Review (almost finished!!)
Australis Fresh & Flawless Powder – Natural
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation – 825 (Review coming soon)
Chanel Vitalumiere – 20 Clair (Not available anymore)
Eyes
Sleek Storm Palette
Make Up Forever Aqua Cream – 02
NYX Eyeshadow – Iced Mocha
L’oreal Infallible Eye Shadow – Bronze Goddess
MAC Eyeshadow – Shroom (i’m really not a fan of this)
Eye of Horus Liquid Define Eyeliner – Black
Rimmel Scandaleyes – Black
Revlon High Dimension Eyeliner – Flash Bronze (not available anymore)
Rimmel Scandaleyes – Nude
Australis Extender Lash & Brow Gel*
Face of Australia HD Brow Kit
Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara (Sample Size)
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara | Review 
Face of Australia HD Brow Kit
Cheeks
Illamasqua Gleam – Aurora | Review
Benefit Hoola*
Australis Paparazzi Perfect – Shoot To Thrill
Benefit – Bella Bamba
MAC Cream Blush – Ladyblush
Becca Beachtint – Grapefruit
Lips
Revlon Lip Butter – Raspberry Pie
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Crush
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Smitten
Australia Pout Paste – Pash Me Pink | Review *
Covergirl Lip Perfection – Spellbound | Review
NYX Lipstick – Doll
NP Set Lipstick – Minneapolis
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Carnation | Review
Arbonne Lip Polish – Raisin*
I’ve decided to add swatches, I haven’t marked them but they are generally in the order which i’ve mentioned the products. 

*Products marked with an asterix were provided for my review/consideration. Please read my disclosure policy for more details

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I’m back with this months makeup edit. Doing this last month proved to be quite a success, not only was it easier to get ready of a morning because I only had a small collection of items to choose from but I also found that I used up a few items as well (Empties video coming soon!).
I think this will be here to stay, so without further ado.
Quick note: I’m not showing my daily skin/prep drawer as nothing as really changed. If there is a change here I will show it.
Rules
  • Some products won’t be rotated, this is could be because either they are HG items or I simply don’t have something to swap them out with.
  • If i’m doing makeup for a special occasion I can dip into my regular collection, what I select for the edit is mainly for my everyday makeup.
  • I will try and rotate around mid month, it works better for my editorial calendar (haha that sounds so pro…) but mainly because beginning of the month is reserved for my favourites.
  • I will always note products that i’m trialling etc and let me know if you’d like a review! I’ll also link to any reviews/swatches I may have already done for any products already in the edit.
Base
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer – Light | Review
Maybelline Dream LumiTouch Concealer (Shade not on bottle..sorry!)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Revlon ColorStay Foundation Normal/Dry – Buff
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – 100 Ivory | Review
Models Prefer All-In-One BB Cream – Light | Review
Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder – Natural

Eyes
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara – Very Black | Review
*Australis Extender Lash & Brow – Clear
Models Prefer Retractable Eyebrow Pencil – Light
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal – Black
Essence I <3 Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen - Black
MAC Paint Pot – Vintage Selection
MAC Eyeshadow – Naked Lunch
NYX Eyeshadow – Highlight
Girlee Cosmetics Palette – B37 Antique Gold, B44 Acorn Matte, B88 Gilded, B96 Pewter
Natio Palette – Soft Day
Cheeks
*Benefit Hoola Bronzer 
TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer
Essence Rebels Lip & Cheek Pot – Peach Punk
Stila Convertible Colour – Lillium
Benefit – Sugarbomb
Essence – Wool-d You Cuddle Me? | Review coming soon

Lips
Australis Showstopper Gloss Stick – Hoola Hoop
Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stain – Rendevous
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Coral Pop
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Red Revival
Revlon Lip Butter – Sweet Tart | Review
Revlon Lip Butter – Cherry Tart | Review
Revlon Living Lipstick – Revlon Red
Essence Lipstick – Sparkling Miracle | Review
MAC – See Sheer
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Perfect
*Arbonne Lip Polish – Raisin

I think this time I’ve upped the amount of products, but this is still a very condensed version of my collection. As always if you want to see any swatches/reviews on any products I haven’t done yet i’ll be happy to add them to the list!

*Products marked with an asterix were provided for my review/consideration. Please read my disclosure policy for more details

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