Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Growing Collection

This is my first blog post, so forgive me if it's a little rough! My name is Laura, and I'm a freshman computer science major (makeup and computers....strange, I know!) and while my collection is relatively small compared to a lot of beauty bloggers, it's growing quickly!! No matter how much I have, I just never seem to get enough of it... (which is how I like it ;) shhhh.....) I decided to start this blog to turn my love of makeup into something that others can enjoy as well because no matter how many people tell me that I'm crazy for having so many beauty products, I know I'm not alone in my addiction. To all the other beauty fanatics out there, this one is for you!

This is just an overview of the products that I currently keep in my makeup bag. I use most of these products everyday, or a least some variation of them. However I own quite a few more products than are shown here.

First things first, concealers! From left to right: Elf Under Eye Concelealer & Highlighter (Target, $3), Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette in Hidden Agenda - 07 (Target, $10.49), Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Walmart, $6), Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC15 (Mac, $15).

Primers are definitely super important for me, especially since I have naturally red skin. From left to right: L'Oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Redness Primer (Target, $10.99), Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting (Sephora, $38), Benefit's Porefessional (Sephora, $30), Urban Decay Primer Potion (Sephora, $20).

I've owned quite a few more foundations than just these two, but these are the two I use the most. Actually the smashbox foundation pictured below actually contains Revlon's Colorstay Foundation. I ran out of the smashbox, and so I cleaned the bottle out and poured in my Revlon Colorstay Foundation, since the original container doesn't have a pump. From left to right: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 102 Warm Ivory (Walmart, $6.49), Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation in 2.1(Sephora, $42).

My absolute favorite way of collecting eyeshadow because you get to try so many new eyeshadows that you might not normally pick up (and at a better price!). Not picture here since I return the product, I also used to own Urban Decay's Smoked Palette. From left to right top to bottom: Naked 2 (Sephora, $50), Naked (Sephora, $50), Lorac Pro (Ulta, $42), UD Vice Palette (Sephora, $59), Smashbox Master Class 11 (Sephora, $59).

Probably the product I purchase the most, eyeliners. I've owned quite a few more than the ones pictured below, but these are the ones I keep in my bag. From left to right: UD 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (Sephora, $19), Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen (Walmart, $6.99), L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black (Walmart, $7.49), Maybelline Line Stiletto (Walmart, $5.97), Wet n Wild (Walmart, $0.97), Rimmel Soft Kohl in 071 Pure White (Walmart, $2.99), Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker (Walmart, $3.99), Almay Eyeliner (Walmart, $5.98), Elf Liquid Liner (Target, $1), Sephora Jumbo Liner in 17 Black (Sephora, $14), UD 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencil (Sephora, $20), Hard Candy Concealer in Light Pale (Walmart, $6) - comes with Glamoflauge Concealer, I included it with eyeliners and pencils because I most frequently use it as a nude eyeliner on the waterline.

In my opinion, arguably the most overlooked part of a makeup routine, mascaras! Up until recently I'd only owned drugstore mascaras, but I've been loving my new high end mascaras. From left to right:  Tarte Lash Primer (trial size), Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara (Sephora, $19), Maybelline One by One (Walmart, $5.94), Maybelline Pulse Perfection (Discontinued), Benefit BADgal Waterproof (Sephora, $18), Buxom (Sephora, $22).

 If there is anything you see listed here, or not, that you would like me to review or give my thoughts on, feel free to comment below or send me an email at

Here's my video version of this blog post!

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