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I'm a lady who loves her beauty products! No makeup makeup is my game & pretty packaging gets me every time, though I'm willing to forgive that with skincare (but only if the product is effective!). 

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Makeup Collection: April 2016

Makeup Collection: April 2016

My last Makeup Collection post, HERE, was a little over a year ago. 

I've done a sh*t ton of purging toward the end of last year and over the last many months. Of course, that's somewhat normal around here, but I feel I've outdone myself this time! Originally I intended to make a series out of the Revisiting My Collection post so that I could get some feedback on my whole purging process and reasoning, but at some point the bees in my bonnet were in full-on BUZZ mode and I couldn't wait. Suddenly I had to get rid of stuff that second. Anyway this post shows what is left (plus some purchases from this year). 

It's strange...it all stemmed from the feeling that I just wanted to start over. Do you ever get like that?? And starting completely over isn't realistic, so I guess I figured if I could get to a somewhat bare bones collection then it would feel close enough to a refresh to get me excited again.

And I do feel like I need some excitement in my makeup life (that's part of the reason I've been more into skincare). Or maybe it's just the makeup and subsequent beauty blog world in general. It all seems the same. Everyone talks about the same stuff. Everyone promotes the same stuff. Everyone LOVES the same stuff. Ads everywhere. I feel like the blogging/vlogging world is one big beauty magazine now. Which, I'm not naive...I know people are always trying to sell me stuff. But there's a loss of authenticity in the air and it seems like most are coming from some sort of angle. I'm not sure exactly what I'm trying to say, but maybe you kind of know what I'm talking about??? Anyway, sorry - that's a tangent for another post! 

Back to my Makeup Collection!!!

***All items purchased by me or received as a gift or GWP. No affiliate links. This is not a sponsored post.***

Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

I'm still utilizing The Container Store acrylic boxes I talked about in THIS post. The shelf unit in that post is also still working for me, though I've been able to make it a little 'prettier' and add other things since I cleared so much out and reorganized/rearranged my office. 

PRIME, CORRECT, CONCEAL - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

PRIME, CORRECT, CONCEAL - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

PRIME, CORRECT, CONCEAL

Items with an * are the same from my Makeup Collection post last year

  • Laura Mercier Blemish-less Foundation Primer (still testing this one, but so far so good!)
  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter - HERE
  • Cover FX Illuminating Primer - mentioned HERE, ended up buying the full size because I missed it after the samples I had were gone. 
  • Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector (newly testing this one - not sure if it'll stay)
  • *Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque - HERE
  • Armani Master Corrector in Pink
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Green (still testing but I really like it so far)
  • Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer in 5 Sand - HERE, ended buying the full size though I'm still working on the sample. 
  • Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme in Tahini -

I do have samples of the Armani Fluid Sheer and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal - I don't count them as part of my collection but still have them in the space to make sure I use them. 

As you can see, there is only one stray from my last Makeup Collection post!! I've definitely been exploring this category over the past year!! 

FOUNDATION -Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

FOUNDATION -Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

FOUNDATION

Items with an * are the same from my Makeup Collection post last year

  • *Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 3.5 & 4 (I have to mix colors) - I don't think I've ever properly reviewed these, but I absolutely love this foundation!! 
  • *Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation in Fawn - HERE. I'm almost done with this bottle yaaaaaay!!! But I love it so much and will probably buy another one when its finished. 
  • Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream SPF20 in Light - HERE
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B20 - HERE
BLUSH - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

BLUSH - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

BLUSH

Items with an * are the same from my Makeup Collection post last year

  • Chantecaille Protect the Wolves Ella Cheek Shade (lower left pic) - If I'm not wearing Frantic Pink, I'm wearing this. It's exactly what I wanted Tarte Exposed to be on me but better (better texture & blendability)! I only bought it this year and already have a dip in it - see the pic?! Not to worry...I have backups. Ha ha :-P 
  • *NARS Cream Blush in Penny Lane - Amazingly this still has life, though I rarely use it because I'm too scared for it to be gone...you know...because it's my favorite blush color of all time. Chantecaille Ella is very close (and probably the closest I've come yet to having a powder dupe), but not quite there. 
  • *NARS Blush in Douceur
  • Tom Ford Cheek Color in Frantic Pink (lower right pic) - HERE. Uuuuummmm...hello PAAAAAAN!!!!! 
  • *Burberry Light Glow in Earthy - HERE
  • *Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush in Gracilis - HERE

Anybody remember my Addicted to Blush post?!! That was 7 months ago. I've gone from 18 to 6. SIX. 

 
HIGHLIGHT - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

HIGHLIGHT - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

 

HIGHLIGHT & BRONZE

Items with an * are the same from my Makeup Collection post last year

  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal - HERE
  • *Laura Mercier Matte Baked Radiance in Highlight 01 (mini) - HERE
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
  • *Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Powder in At Goldcombe Bay - HERE

I loved Champagne Pop so much that I tried Moonstone, and I love it too! I'm slightly Becca obsessed ha ha! 

POWDERS

Items with an * are the same from my Makeup Collection post last year. I didn't take individual pictures of the powders because, well, they're just powders lol

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - HERE. I think this was in the purge pile when I did my post last year, but then I pulled it out and so it's back LOL
  • *Guerlain Wulong - HERE
  • Chanel Les Beiges in 20 (also have a backup) - HERE
  • Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Color in 01 Mariniere - HERE
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Air Powder in 20 - HERE 
  • *Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder in 2 Medium
  • Make Up For Ever Microfinish Pressed Powder (mini)
 
Burberry S/S Runway Palette in No. 1 White - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

Burberry S/S Runway Palette in No. 1 White - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

 

Not counted in this collection post is the the Burberry S/S 2016 Runway Palette in No.1 White. I don't count it yet because I haven't dare test it. And I'm not sure I'm going to??? It's just so beautiful, including the packaging. It's making me think that perhaps I'll start an actual collection, separate from what I wear, just to keep for posterity. 

 
EYE STUFF - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

EYE STUFF - Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

 

EYE STUFF

Items with an * are the same from my Makeup Collection post last year

  • Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara in Black
  • NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • NudeStix Clean-Up Pencil
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner
  • Shu Uemura Calligraphy Pen
  • *Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil in Espresso - HERE
  • *Marc Jacobs Gel Crayon in Th(ink)
  • *Armani Waterproof Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in 2
  • NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto (mini)
  • Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep 
  • Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Ash - HERE
 
SHADOW -Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

SHADOW -Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

 

SHADOW

  • Burberry Wet & Dry Glow Shadow in 002 Nude - HERE
  • Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Festive Gold

This is a good chunk of where the purging happened. I only have 2 shadows now. TWO. Many of you know how I've struggled on and off with shadows - not because I don't love them, but simply because I don't wear them. Every once in a great while I'll add a little something (which is where the 2 remaining shadows come in), but mostly I prefer my lids to look clean and polished - I usually add a little highlighter. My current favorite is to add the Becca SSP in Opal, and top it off with a little bit of the Laura Mercier Matte Baked Radiance in Highlight 01. 

I actually still have most of the purged shadows in my possession. They are sitting in the blog sale pile. But I'm having doubts, which is why no official blog sale has happened yet. Not doubting that I won't wear them, but UGH it feels like I spent awhile collecting all the beautiful shades and narrowing them down to the ones with the best formula and color. It's hard to let go. That's all. So much so that I've contemplated trying to do makeup on other people simply so I can use them. Le sigh...

LIPS -Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

LIPS -Makeup Collection: April 2016 - gummyvision.com

Pictured above: swatches of my current lip favorites, my whole collection, close-up of the mini square acrylic boxes I put inside the larger one to keep things more organized! 

LIPS

Items with an * are the same from my Makeup Collection post last year

Pencils

  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk, Berry Naughty, Bad Romance
  • *NARS Velvet Lip Liner in El Aqua
  • *No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner
  • *MUFE Colorless Anti-Feathering Lip Pencil

Lipstick

  • *Burberry Lip Mist in 213 Field RoseHERE
  • *Armani Rouge d'Armani in 501 Pink
  • *NARS Audacious Lipsticks in LivHERE
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in *Train Bleu, *BettinaHERE
  • *Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 93 IntimeHERE
  • *Tom Ford Lip color Matte in Plum LushHERE
  • Tom Ford Lips & Boys in *Alasdhair and *XavierHERE
  • Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in *Mulberry, Kir Royale (also have a mini)
  • *Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in QuinceHERE
  • *Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Sucre
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry
  • NARS Satin Lipstick in Rosecliff

Gloss & Balm

  • Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Supreme - HERE
  • Chanel Glossimer in Clarte
  • Burberry First Kiss Glossy Lip Balm in Rose Blush - HERE
  • Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 04
  • Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 02 Raspberry
  • Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss in Cameo Nude - HERE
  • Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster SPF15 Lip Gloss in Sexy Petal (mini)
  • By Terry Baume de Rose Gloss (minis) in 1, 5 and Baume de Rose - These came as part of a set. 

All told, I don't have much of the same product from last year. Whoops. That tells me I either did too much shopping or I'm just really good at purging things I don't use????!!! Hmmmmmmmm. Verdict is still out. Ha ha! 

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