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Makeup Bag Monday #2

Last week I started Makeup Bag Monday - inspired by Serein Wu's series- on my blog and YouTube channel.

Makeup Bag Week 1

All of the items I've used this past week were drugstore.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Dark Spot Correcting Primer $8

This definitely doesn't correct my stubborn dark spots, but I love that it provides a boost of hydration and radiance before my foundation.

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Foundation $9

I've been searching for a holy grail drugstore foundation and it was hiding in my makeup collection all along. This provides a medium buildable coverage and a natural finish. This oil-free foundation wears all day if you set it with a powder and its extremely affordable too! 

Superstay Better Skin Concealer by Maybelline $9

I wish I could love this, its long-wearing, full coverage, and doesn't crease under my eyes, Unfortunately the deepest shade (deep) is still too light for my taste so I can't wear it without adding some contour to counter the intense highlighting. If this is available in a shade that matches your skin tone I would recommend it. 

Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow- Al Burgundy (no longer available) $2

This is a lovely eyeshadow! Not at all powdery or stiff, its a perfect texture, easily blendable, highly pigmented and long-wearing. I'm bummed the velvet matt shadows are no longer available, but I will definitely be picking up more items from this brand.

Elf Smudge Pot-Ain't That Sweet $3

This was a wee bit disappointing. I wore this sheered put on my eyes and it lasted throughout the day without any major hiccups. Whenever I tried to increase the opacity of this cream shadow, it looked extremely patchy. I did enjoy using this as a highlighter, it has a purple pink shift which makes it a really fun/unique addition to my highlighter collection! I will continue to wear this on days when I want a quick all over the eye shade or a unique highlight.

Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lipstick - I Can Bare it All $3

This color doesn't look the best on my skin tone, and it tends to apply quite patchily, also it is extremely drying. Not a fan of this specific liquid to matte lipstick, I've tried others by Wet N Wild that I enjoy but this particular shade is definitely a miss.

This Week’s Makeup Bag

I'm in the process of moving this week, so I didn't want to commit to too much product testing. I do have a couple of new items to test out that I'm really excited about!


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Makeup Bag Monday

Happy Monday! Welcome to my newly relaunched blog and a new series- Makeup Bag Monday. I've modeled this series after the amazing Serein Wu's MBM. Each Sunday I will pick out a few items from my makeup collection and test them out for the entire week. The next week I will give a thorough review of each item and let you know how it performs and if I think it's worthy of your hard earned money. As a makeup lover with hoarding tendencies, I am excited to use this series as a means to test out makeup items I've purchased but haven't used in a while.
For my first Makeup Bag Monday, I'm going with all drugstore items.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Dark Spot Correcting Primer  I'll be testing out the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Dark Spot Correcting Primer as a base item. My skin is generally normal but with the changing seasons it is becoming quite dry in some places. I also have some acne issues and dark spots from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation- so my hope is that this p…