Beauty, Makeup Baskets

August 2018 Makeup Basket


Hey all!  Hope you are having a good Wednesday.  Today I am going to be sharing my monthly makeup basket for August.  I may have done one or two of these in the past, but I thought it would be a great way to help refresh my collection and make sure I am actually using my products.

As you may, or may not know, I am currently participating in a project pan, 13 By Halloween to be precise.  I will link it for you, but all of those products are in my makeup basket, however, I wanted to throw in some other products.  Those are what I am going to be discussing today!  So if you are interested in what else I threw in my makeup basket, then just keep on reading!


Let’s first discuss eyeshadow.  This month I’m going to be working on my Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette*.  I love this thing, probably my holy grail eyeshadow palette.  I tend to lean towards more matte, pretty neutral looks and this palette covers that.  For the month of August, I am really focusing on the last quadrant of shadows, the more “warm-toned” side.  Luckily, I don’t feel it pulls super warm on me, I am very comfortable using it.  The large light peach shade I’m also going to multitask and use as a blush for this month.


Now, if you have checked out my 13 By Halloween Project Pan, you know I have a foundation in that project.  The reason I threw the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Foundation* in the mix is that, for one, I just bought it.  Two, I want to thoroughly test it out before I review it.  I don’t want to rely on first impressions with this foundation.  So, while working on the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation*, I will also be working on this one.


Moving on to the rest of my eyes, I have pulled in a few products that I think will work well together.  For mascaras, I have the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof* and the NYX Professional Makeup Worth the Hype*.  For eyeliner, I wanted to play with the NYX Professional Makeup Faux Blacks Eyeliner* in Oxblood and the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal* in 005 Nude.  The L’Oreal and Rimmel products are not cruelty-free, but I am currently trying to use up both and move them out of my collection.

For eyebrows, after I finish up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz* in Ebony, I am going to be working on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade* in Granite.  I have had this pomade for ages and before I move on to the Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil* in Graphite, I want to have this finished off.  It is a wonderful product and you definitely get an amazing bang for your buck, for me, it just takes longer to do my brows with this instead of a pencil.  To set the brows, I’m using the NYX Professional Makeup Control Freak Clear Brow Gel*.  I only have 2  brow gels in my collection, this is just my oldest.

For highlight, I decided to pull my Essence Eyeshadow* in The Grammy Goes Glammy (they no longer make this shade, however, Apricotta & Snowflake are amazing fair skin highlighter shades).  I was working on the highlight that went with the contour shade I am trying to use up in my panning project, but it is way too chalky on my skin.  So, I decided to pull this eyeshadow.  Taylor from ThaTaylaa on YouTube introduced me to these single eyeshadows as highlights and they are stunning and literally one or two dollars!


Last, but certainly not least, lip products.  I wanted to pull in some lip products that I knew were going to work well with the warm-toned look I was going for this month, something that would also work well at work, and pull in some of my newer products.  So, I pulled in the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick* in 844 Sweet Tooth, EM Cosmetics Infinite Lip Cloud in Rose Nude, EM Cosmetics True Gloss in Truffle Haze, and Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick* in Bow N Arrow.  Hopefully switching between these products I can get a better feel for them and let you know what I think.

Well, I think that does it here from me.  What products are you planning on working through this month?  Any new products?  Or are you pulling in some old favorites?  Let me know in the comment section!  Thanks for stopping by and until next time!

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