So recently I've been trying to document what I've been wearing cosmetic-wise each day. I haven't really been keeping up with it & I need to get back on it. I've found it's really helping me rotate my ever growing make up collection. Taking a picture as often as I can shows me what I'm really reaching for every day.
I've been trying to work through things I haven't touched in a long time & not relying solely on favorites. Like the Coty AirSpun Face Powder is now becoming a staple in my routine. It has a crazy, perfumed scent but I've been trying something new recently - it's called the Wayne Goss Method. Instead of jumping straight from primer to foundation applying a thin layer of a finely milled, loose face powder all over the face between the two steps. I've found that this really makes my foundation stay on longer!
I've also been trying to find the best under eye concealer. I love the Dream Lumi but not pictured here is a new love of mine - the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer. Both of these are thick enough to stay around but not too thick to get cakey. About midday I see concealers starting to look weird under my eyes but these stay put nicely. I've also been setting my under eye with the Elf Undereye Setting Powder - caution: there's glitter in there.
I'm also all about testing out primers. While I think that primers are necessary but I don't really know if one is better than another. I know the ones I don't like but all the others seem to work pretty much the same all across the board. Bronzer for me recently has been the Balm's Bahama Mama. If you look at mine you will see a giant dip in it! I got it off HauteLook for a really affordable price as well. Currently & also not pictured, I've transitioned into using a L'Oreal True Match Powder in Cappuccino. Keeping track of what I use means I've also moved into a routine where I know what I like & can get ready in decent time. Changing out my favorites not only keeps my collection in rotation but challenges me to find other looks - and reinforces what I would repurchase.
So that's why I've been posting #FOTD pictures to Instagram recently. I'm going to get back into it as well - keeps me accountable & shows my growth!
What are your favorite items from your collection? Do you switch it out often?