Beauty Basket 5 - Getting up Early to put my Makeup On

Friday, July 17, 2015

Welcome back to another Beauty Basket, if you’re not familiar with these types of posts. It’s where I gather the main make up products I’m going to be using for the week.

I don’t always swap things out every week, I have a couple of reasons behind these posts.

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One it’s to get me to wear the makeup I have.
To make it easier for getting ready in the mornings.
To have all the products I’ve decided for the week in one place rather than rooting through all the different places I keep my makeup.

Every week I’m changing and almost evolving how and where I put my face on.

As a rule I’ve been doing my face on the bus so the idea of having everything in one place and I was keeping it to a minimum, but since I’ve been back off holiday which is just over a week I’ve been managing to put my makeup on before I go out the door.


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No7 Intelligent Colour Foundation Medium – This is a new product to me but I have used it before when it was first released. As I have a touch of colour and none of my foundations match or the one that does is too heavy. I’ve been looking at BB creams but because they all have SPF 15+ they look too white against my skin.

Milani Illuminating Face Powder 02 Hermosa Rose – A really beautiful product, it gives me just a hint more colour and it has such a lovely designed texture to it. I’m really happy with this.

 Essence Silk Touch Blush 20 Baby doll - This week I’m back into this product. Last week I was ready to ditch this from my Use 8 by Bonfire Night challenge and I think that putting my make up on at home is helping me apply this.

Essence Stay All Day Powder 10 Matte Beige - I am really enjoying using this at the moment. I feel like it really sets my makeup nicely and isn’t too pale against my tan.

Collection Concealer 03 Warm Medium – This is on its way out. The consistency has changed a bit. I’m going to carry on using it for a bit longer but I don’t think I’ll be using it for much longer

Maybelline Eye Eraser - I really want to use this up but like with the collection one it’s on its way out. It is in my Use 8 by Bonfire Night challenge so I’m going to persevere with it. Has anyone else pulled the foam sponge off? I’ve seen someone done this with it. Has anyone else pulled the foam sponge off? I’ve seen someone who has done this but I’m scared it will be too messy. 


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Essence Long Lasting Lip Liner 01 Ready for Red – I’m not sure if this is the basket of makeup that I will be taking to Style XL at weekend or if I will be packing up a new one. I tend to switch things on a Friday night but I’m going straight to Birmingham from Work on Friday. For this reason I’ve added some make up for a night out which may or may not include red lips

NYX Butter Gloss Cherry Pie- I was inspired by the colours of the Rainbow challenge I’ve seen on YouTube started by Leah XL and I’m thinking of filming my own version which will include this if I do it.

Revlon Balm Stain 001 Honey - I’m still loving this and I want to use this up as part of new Pan Challenge I’ve got in mind. I haven’t written a post yet but I think it’s called 5 by Fall to run alongside by Use 8 by Bonfire Night.

Milani 66 Matte Passion - Again this is a possibility as a night out lipstick, we’ll see what happens.

Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm - Another product from my Use 8 by Bonfire night. I really seem to be getting through this at the moment which is really satisfying.

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Benefit Bad Gal Eyeliner – Another product with a night out in mind. I haven’t worn black eyeliner for a while. I’m thinking about doing either do a simple eye and red lips or a really smoky eye and keep my lips natural.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara - This is another carry over from last week’s basket and I have really enjoyed using it. Someone at work asked if my lashes were my own as my lashes were super long after using this. I do have really long lashes anyway but this seems to add so much more length to them.

Essence stays no matter what Shadow and eye pencil 06 Cute Copper - I’m still trying to play around with these kinds of pencils. I usually forget or don’t spend enough time. I’m going to watch some more YouTube tutorials to see if I can get the hang of them.

 Essence Eyebrow designer in Brown - I really like this pencil and I’m on my second one. It’s really easy to use and a good match for me.

Essence Eye Pencil in 02 Hot Chocolate and 20 Lucky Lead - The 02 Hot Chocolate is my all-time favourite, when I went to replace it I spotted the Lucky Lead which is a brown / grey colour.

Essence Quattro 05 To Die For and 07 Over The Taupe – I have a few quads and trios and I never reach for them. This week I’ve decided to only give myself two quads and I’m really enjoying using them. The pigmentation is fantastic and they are really soft and easy to blend. 

What have you been wearing this week? 

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  1. This is a really good idea! I think I need to do something like this. I always use the same things constantly! Lovely post. Xx


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