Earlier this week, I was thinking about ways to get myself to use more of my collection. I thought about reviving my Weekly Rotation posts, with a twist! Since I'm so pressed for time in the mornings, having a bag of products handy will make it infinitely easier! And somehow, I've also managed to collect a large number of cute makeup bags during the course of the last few years, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to use and showcase them! :) So here's everything that I picked for this week, stuffed into my Sephora Izak makeup bag!
For the face, I've selected Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. It was one of my top products of 2012, and I'm so glad I purchased the shade Alaska for winter. It is just a perfect amount of coverage, and yet also a no-makeup sort of finish. On top, I'll dab on a bit of Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector, a really great pale bronze shade that will give my cheeks some natural color and slight contour. I've fallen for Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser for my undereyes, and I have a bit of a breakout right now that will be properly covered by Fresh Umbrian Clay Concealer.
I've picked a lot of products for eyes, but I can't do eye makeup without my Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. I'm also enjoying FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara, which I had tried initially when it became available at Sephora (in 2011 maybe?) but wasn't sure how much I liked it. The fibers are kind of intense, and I'm not so good about washing it out so I always seem to have some left over, but this combination just makes my lashes remarkable.
I really want to try to do things with my brows, so I've thrown in Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Soft Brown. In the liner department, I'm loving the Jemma Kidd Define Stay Put Eyeliner in Mahogany that I just bought, and I can't wait to use Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner in Black Plum. Figured I'll do enough tightlining this week to wear both! :)
Benefit Eye Bright has also been a staple for me since I saw it in a Lisa Eldridge video about a year ago. It's really great to perk up the outer corners of my eyes, which turn down a bit, and I just realized a few days ago that it is ALMOST the exact same shade as the Stylo Yeux in Beryl from Chanel's Spring Collection. I tried it out as a liner, and even my boyfriend thought it was brightening. YAY! I'm also LOVING my Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Pink Taupe. Thank goodness I was finally able to open it and use it, as I tend to be afraid to use some of my high end products when they're new. (LOL!)
Last but not least, I'll prrobably throw on La Mer Lip Balm and whatever other moisturizing glosses I may have in my purse - I think right now that is Fresh Sugar Coral, Fresh Sugar Honey, Korres Cherry Lip Gloss in Pale Pink, and Clinique Superbalm in Grapefruit. I obviously don't need that many balms or glosses in my bag, but I seem to have just thrown them into my purse throughout the week. Anyway, I also wanted to remember to use this cute Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon that I picked up a few days ago as a 100 point perk from Sephora!
Now I don't know if I'd throw this makeup bag in my purse and tote it around... I guess I don't really need to, since I wouldn't reapply even if I had to because I am lazy... Do you guys carry makeup around with you during the day? Anyway, check back at the end of the week, and I'll share how I did! Fingers crossed that I manage to put on at least a few of these products at least once!
What do you guys think of this week's makeup bag? Do you guys shop your stash for a weekly grouping of products to use? Would you guys like to see a "what's in my purse" sort of post later in the week? I'd love to hear your thoughts! :)