Fortnightly Make Up Rotation

Friday, May 22, 2015

At the end of April I did a post about my new weekly make up rotation called Weekly Beauty Basket.

You can read all about the premise in that post but after a couple of weeks I still haven't bought a basket and as my make up needs to be on the go and lives in a make up bag. I have been changing things weekly so far but a number of things have been in each week so I've decided to change fortnightly post fortnightly.

I'm not limiting myself to only using these and I am happy to switch things out as when I need to but this will be the core of my make up for the next fortnight.

Fortnightly make up rotation All Products
Make up for the next fortnight
 Eyes


Fortnightly make up rotation Eye products W7, Benefit, Essesnce, Rimmel, Maybelline
Eyes 
Eye Shadow - Benefit RSVP ceaseless eye shadow. I've had this for so long it should really have been thrown away but I love it. I use it as a base / primer. This came in a set in duty free.

W7 In The City Natural Nudes - Eye Colour Palette, This contains 6 Matt shadows and I'm still finding my way with this. I bought it because it's nice and compact and is all matt but I feel like it's missing something.

Eyebrows - So Susan Dual Brow Powder, This stuff is amazing. It came in a beauty box last year was going to pass it on to a friend but decided to try it. I do go through phases with it as it retails at about £12 which is quite expensive in my mind but I find it stays put all day and doesn't smudge.
Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown, I've spoken about this a lot and I'm still loving it.

Eye liner - Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in 02 Hot Chocolate. I've never really liked or got on well with twist eye pencils and always still to kajal / Khol pencils but I love this and it was so cheap. I'm tempted to buy another one already. I will be buying one in black, but I'm really liking brown eye make up atm.

Mascara - Rimmel London Kate Eye Rocket in Jet Black.... I've only had this a week and so far I don'r like it. May be I'm doing something wrong but I can't close enough to the root of my eye lash and I find it flakes quite a lot. I'm going to persevere with it for a but longer but at the moment I won't be repurchasing this one.

Face Products


Fortnightly make up rotation Eye products Rimmel, No7, Maybelline, Clinique, Nars
Face Products
Primer - Clinique Smart Serum, Not technically a primer but It's what I'm using before I apply any make up. I've only used it twice so far but I like the small size and so far has made my skin feel nice. This came free with a magazine last week. 

Foundation - No7 Stay Perfect Super Light Foundation. Again this is a fairly new product. I can never find a foundation that is the right colour for me, as soon as I find one within a fortnight it feels like it's the wrong colour. I was colour matched in my local boots and I came out as cool beige. SO far so good. I like how it feels. It is light weight but gives me a decent coverage. 

Rimmel Lasting Perfection Powder Foundation In 002 Soft Beige, for me this is more of a powder but I have used it with a damp beauty blender and thought it was ok. I think I will be using it more as a powder. 

Concealer - Maybelline Age Rewind in Nude. This has to be my favourite product ever. This only comes in two colours and someone told me it's been discontinued. I really hope that isn't true. I mainly use it under my eyes but I think I need to get the light one as well. This is also a pretty good match for me to use as a normal concealer. 

Blusher -  Nars Blush in Deep Throat. I got this in a goodie bag from an event last year and to be honest I'm a little afraid of it. It is a beautiful colour and I think it suits me but I'm so crap at applying blusher and with it being Nars I think it's out of my comfort zone. I'm trying to use this as I'm trying to get away from saving things for best. 

Lip Products

Lip Pencil - Make Up Gallery Rose 02. Poundland have been getting some good feedback on their own brand make up. I got a few items from them and I really need to test them out. This feels quite dry but I haven't really use it yet. 


Lipstick - Clinique Pop in 14 Plum Pop. This was a birthday treat to myself. There are 16 colours and this one jumped out at me. It's a great every day colour. I love the colour on me and I'm determined that I won't save it for best.

Lip Gloss - Collection Lock N Hold 2  Beat Box. I have a love hate relationship with lip glosses. I have a lot of them but find I avoid them and never reach for them. I picked this one up a couple of weeks a go as my 3rd item in a 342 deal at boots. I love this stuff, it smells amazing and while it doesn't last 6 hours. The applicator is really nice as well. It hard to explain but I really like it. There is a sheen rather than glitter to it and it I keep finding myself reaching for it.

Revlon Super Lustorous 040 Nude. I don't know if this is available any more (I think it's been repackaged and renamed) I got this in a set from TK Maxx last weekend. It came with 4 lip glosses and 4 lipsticks which I split with my friend. This is really nice to wear, it isn't sparkly or shimmery but just glossy.
Fortnightly make up rotation Eye products Poundland, Clinique, Revlon, Collection
Lip Products
 I've been rotating my make up for a couple of weeks and I'm trying to keep to the bare minimum, I do my make up on the bus and don't want to be carrying round too much.

I do feel like I am missing some things and could live without some but I think as I start to wear make up every day more or less I think it's good for me to rotate and try and find what products I love and actually finish a make up item for once.

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