Week #2 of September Shop My Makeup Stash

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I still have a raging headache but I’m powering through it.

I’ve decided to start my weeks from here on out on Saturdays instead of Sundays… it just makes it easier for me to get the shop my stash posts up and still be able to play with my makeup.

September Week #2 Makeup Stash Selections

As always I used the Tiny Decisions App for select all of my makeup and as a challenge to myself I also have it selecting 3 looks for me to incorporate this week. Those looks are: Saturday – a halo eye, Wednesday – a smokey eye and Friday – try a new technique.

So let’s take a closer look at this week’s makeup for my stash box….

*As always any links provided are simply for the ease of my readers to locate the products I’ve mentioned… they are not affiliate links and I am not working for nor am I linked to any of the brands I speak of… these are my own products that I paid for with my own money. All swatches are done on clean, bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass…. all pictures have been taken with flash to maximize the color pay off*

The Perfumes:

1. Michael Kors Sexy Blossom ($59.80 for 3.14 fl oz / 100 mL at Walmart) was launched in 2016 anf is a powdery fruity floral scent with notes of:

Top Notes: Lychee, Rose and Dewy Leaves.

Heart Notes: Peony, Lily of the Valley, Pink Orchid and Freesia.

Base Notes: Ambrox, Musk and Sandalwood.

2. Sol de Janerio SOL Cheirosa ’62 ($78 for 1.7 fl oz / 50 mL and $26 for 0.27 oz/ 8 mL of product at Sephora) was launched in 2020 and is a sweet and musky scent with notes of:

Top Notes: Pistachio and Almond.

Heart Notes: Heliotrope and Jasmine.

Base Notes: Caramel, Vanilla, Salt and Sandalwood.

3. Elizabeth Arden White Tea Vanilla Orchid ($42 for 1.7 fl oz / 50.275 mL and $56 for 3.4 fl oz / 100.55 mL of product at Ulta) was launched in 2019 and is a powdery sweet floral scent with notes of:

Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon Primofiore and Quince.

Heart Notes: White Tea, Jasmine, Vanilla Orchid and Gardenia.

Base Notes: Orris, Vanilla, Musk, Ambrette and Amberwood.

The Hidden Helpers:

1. Got 2b Glued Spiking Glue ($6.49 for 6 oz / 170 g of product at Ulta) is billed as hold so strong your style will last until your next shampoo. I use this to set my brows in place.

2. Beauty Bakerie Spray Your Grace Setting Spray ($18 for 3.4 fl oz / 100 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as a 360 degree fine mist that helps your makeup stay in place as if it was just applied.

3. Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($12 for 1.7 fl oz / 50 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as smooth, hydrate, and prep your skin for makeup with Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer formulated with a natural silicone alternative.

4. Jacy Cosmetics Magic Drops ($12.99 for 1.048 fl oz / 42 mL of product on their website). These drops are similar to the Inglot Duraliner drops. You can use them to water proof lipstick, rehydrate dried out gel liner pots, brow pomades and glitter pots and you can use them with loose pigments or eyeshadow scrapings to create any color liner you’d like.

The Brow Helpers:

1. LA Girl Brow Pomade ($5.99 for 0.27 oz / 7.65 g of product at Ulta) is billed as a water-resistant, creamy formula that adds definition, while locking brows in place without smudging. It comes in 4 shades and I have it in the shade Dark Brown (the deepest color).

2. bareMinerals Brow Master Sculpting Pencil ($22 for 0.007 oz / 0.1984 g of product at Ulta) is billed as a pencil that makes it easy to shape, fill and define brows to create a natural look. The pencil’s oval tip makes application quick and effortless, for thick or thin brows. Mineral pigments provide buildable, natural color designed to match your hair color. The smooth-glide formula is water- and smudge-resistant so your brows won’t budge throughout the day. It comes in 4 shades and I have it in the shade Coffee (darkest brown).

3. Milani Weekend Brow Pen ($8.99 for 0.03 fl oz / 0.887 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as that perfect, woke-up-like-this full brow. Precision brush tip and superfine pigments create a natural hair-like finish. It comes in 3 shades and I have it in the shade Espresso (the darkest shade).

The Eye Helpers:

1. MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara ($21 for 0.19 fl oz / 5.62 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as the breakthrough lightweight formula creates beautiful defined lashes with a petite brush. This long-wearing mascara lasts up to 16 hours, yet the washable formula removes easily with warm water thanks to an innovative thermal-sensitive technology. The unique slim-type brush reaches and grips even the tiniest hairs with an advanced lifting formula in a saturated blackest black colour. This extreme defining composition enhances length, resulting in gorgeously distinguished, out-to-there lashes.

2. Ardell Double Up Wispies ($5.99 per pair at Ulta) is billed as  the best-selling lash style wispies stacked to create an even wispier and more dramatic eye look.

3. ColourPop Falsies Faux Mink Lashes ($8 per style at Ulta and on the ColourPop website) in the style Bae is billed as the softest 100% synthetic fibers are lightweight, effortless, and add the perfect finishing touch to your look. Bae is wispy and lengthening.

4. Beckisue Eyeshadow Primer (is no longer on Amazon but there are several replacement brands with the same formula on Amazon) in the shade #1 (medium).

The Cream Complexion Products:
The Primers:

1. Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer Pore Minimizer ($37 for 1 fl oz / 30 mL and $17 for 0.5 oz / 15 mL of product at Sephora) is billed as a smoothing makeup primer that visibly reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines for a smooth texture and blurred finish.

2. NYX Pore Filler ($6 for 0.27 fl oz / 8 mL and $14 for 0.67 fl oz / 20 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as a vitamin E-infused formula that helps to minimize the appearance of pores and prep your complexion for smooth makeup application. This go-to face base is also formulated without oil or talc. 

3. Makeup Revolution Fix & Glow Ultra Glow Primer ($12 for 0.84 fl oz / 25 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as a primer that preps your skin for all day wear and leaves a radiant glow.

The Foundations:

1. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation ($44 for 1 fl oz / 30 mL of product at Sephora) is billed as a long-lasting, weightless, hybrid skincare-foundation—Charlotte’s secret to a flawless, poreless-looking, confident complexion with full matte coverage. It comes in 44 shades and I have it in the shade #3 Neutral (for fair skin with neutral undertones).

2. E.L.F. Camo CC Cream ($14 for 1.05 fl oz / 31.05 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as a medium-to-full coverage color correcting foundation with SPF 30 protection. It comes in 16 shades and I have it in the shade Light 210 N (the 4th shade in the line) .

The Cream Complexion Enhancers:

1. NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop 24HR Full Coverage Matte Concealer ($8.50 for 0.11 fl oz / 3.50 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as made for all skin types, this lightweight liquid won’t transfer and has three major complexion musts covered. You can use the blendable, matte formula to camouflage imperfections, brighten up your face and contour those features to perfection. It’s the perfect makeup to cover acne or as a scar makeup cover. It comes in 24 shades and I have the shade Walnut (deep deep with neutral under tones).

2. NudeStix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze ($34 for 0.25 oz/ 7 g of product at Sephora) is billed as a long-wearing, soft, matte, monochromatic nude color for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. I have it in the shade Bondi Bae (bronzed nude).

3. Paw Paw: Glow Baby Liquid Highlighter ($1.55 for 0.20 fl oz / 6 mL of product each on the Shop Miss A website) claims to be new and improved formula, color and packaging, and  claims that these illuminating drops can be used all over the face and body for that glow. It comes in 5 shades and I have it in the shade Golden Rose.

bareMinerals Bounce and Blur Blush ($29 for 0.19 oz / 5.39 g of product at Ulta) is billed as  a fingertip-friendly bouncy powder blush in shades that build and blend effortlessly for a beautifully blurred, naturally healthy-looking flush. This weightless cream-powder blush blends like a dream-no brush needed. The good-for-skin formula blurs the look of pores and imperfections, for a diffused look with no harsh lines, caking or uneven color. Each shade is inspired by the gorgeous tones of the sunrise and sunset. It comes in 4 shades and I have the shade Pink Sky (poppy pink).

The Under Eye Helpers:

1. LA Girl HD Pro Corrector Concealer ($4.99 for 0.28 fl oz / 8.28 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as camouflage blemishes, correct color, or highlight & contour with L.A Girl HD Pro Concealer. This lightweight formula provides buildable, long-wearing coverage. It comes in 10 shades and I have it in the shade Peach (neutralizes dark spots for light skin tones).

2. Beauty Bakerie InstaBake 3 in 1 Concealer ($20 for 0.19 fl oz / 5.62 mL of product at Ulta) is billed as the Italian approach to beauty emphasizes “no stress” as the key to a flawless look. Beauty Bakerie’s InstaBake 3 in 1 Concealer leaves behind effortless beauty. It comes in 18 shades and I have it in the shade #017 Frappe Hour (the 2nd lightest shade).

The Powder Complexion Products:

1. Fenty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ($32 for 0.98 oz/ 28 g and $18 for Size 0.27 oz/ 7.8 g of product at Sephora) is billed as a superfine, weightless, loose setting powder in eight sheer shades to perfect and extend makeup wear for a filtered, photo-ready finish on lock. It comes in 8 shades for the full size and 5 shades for the mini size. I have it in the shade Butter (for fair to medium skin tones).

2. BECCA Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder (no longer available due to company closing)

3. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder ($45 for 0.28 oz / 7.94 g and $25 for 0.11 oz / 3.4g of product at Sephora) is billed as an ultra-fine setting powder that blurs imperfections and visibly reduces shine with medium coverage and a natural finish. It comes in 4 shade and I have it in the shade 2 Medium.

4. Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer ($11.29 for 0.2 oz / 5.67 g of product at Ulta) is billed as a marbleized color that blends effortlessly for warm, sun kissed skin with a luminous finish. It comes in 2 shades and I have the shade Sunswept M1 (warm bronzer form medium to tan skin tones).

5. Makeup Revolution Blusher Reloaded ($7 for 0.26 oz / 7.5 g of product at Ulta) is billed as  pressed sheer velvet powder blushers. It comes in 3 shades at Ulta and 9 shades on the Makeup Revolution website and I have it in the shade Pink Lady (classic blue toned pink).

6. Juvia’s Place Heroine Loose Highlighter ($15 but on sale for $6 on their website for 0.28 oz / 7.938 g of product) is billed as formulated with glimmering-pearls for a perfect blend of universally-flattering golden shimmer that compliments any makeup look. Use a highlighter brush to apply illuminator along cheekbones.

7. Pixi x Rachh Loves The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 for 0.27oz / 7.65 g the smaller pans and 0.54 oz / 15.3 g the larger pans total… making it 0.09 oz / 2.55 g the smaller pans and 0.27 oz / 7.65 g the larger pans and $4.80 per shade) is billed as layering highlight for that perfect custom glow is just like layering an outfit – you build a look that’s uniquely you! Bring out your natural beauty and enliven your complexion, lids and cheeks with this multi-use glow-mix palette.

The Eyeshadow Palettes:

1. Jacy Cosmetics Vintage Rose 30 Pan Palette ($39.99 for 0.21 oz / 66 g of total product on their website making it 0.007 oz / 2.2 g and $1.33 per shade). You get 15 matte shades, 12 metallic shades, 2 duo chrome shades and 1 pressed glitter. The formula on this palette is just as amazing as the Neon palette. The pigmentation on this palette is softer than the Neon palette but this gives the palette a more romantic feel. The color story is stunning and every shade is creamy and perfect.

The shades from left to right and top to bottom are: Porcelain (dusty white – matte), Vintage (antique rose – matte), Blossom (deep mauve – matte), Pansy (copper- metallic), 1900 (deep sage green – metallic), 18K (clear base with gold glitter and a blue, pink, coral flip – pressed glitter), Mauve (soft pale mauve – matte), 1920 (light orange based tan – matte), Carnation (light lavender – metallic), Garden (antique bronze – metallic), Olive (mid toned olive – matte), Orchid (pink based purple – metallic), Lace (icy white with a slight peach flip – metallic), Petals (coral – metallic), Taupe (deep red based taupe – matte), Roses (bright pink – matte), Tea (bright lime green – metallic), Passion (deep berry – metallic), Elegance (pale peach based tan – matte), Coral (soft coral – matte), Blue Vintage (turquoise – metallic), Dream (pink and peach duo chrome), Marigold (true marigold – matte), Tan (deep reddish brown – matte), Velvet (icy white and pale teal duo chrome), Rose Gold (deep rose gold – metallic), Gold 24 K (24 karat gold – metallic), Old Brown (dusty deep orange – matte), Burgundy (mid toned burgundy – matte) and Antique (dusty muddy yellow based deep tan – matte).

2. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25 for 0.21 oz / 5.95 g of total product at Sephora making it 0.035 oz / 0.99 g and $4.16 per shade) is billed as a  portable mini eyeshadow palette of six shades in a range of matte to shimmer finishes; use them solo or snap any two palettes together for your own custom combo. There are 8 color stories and I have it in the color story #1 True Neutrals.

The shades from left to right are: Nookie Rookie (creamy bone matte), Velvet Cuffs (light golden champagne – shimmer), Tequila Nite (pale copper – shimmer), Simma Down (pale pink – shimmer), Cumin Get It (terra cotta brown – matte) and Affogato (grey toned deep brown – matte).

3. Juvia’s Place Warrior II 9 Pan Palette ($20 but on sale for $12 for 0.63 oz / 17.86 g of total product on their website making 0.07 oz / 1.98 g and $2.22 at retail price and $1.33 at sale price per shade) is billed as sultry and supremely-velvety, The Warrior II is our first all-matte eyeshadow palette. But just because this palette doesn’t shimmer doesn’t mean your eyeshadow looks won’t shine. All 9 shades are highly-complementary, easy to blend and even easier to wear color that will transform every makeup look into something totally flawless–and completely eye-catching.

The shades from left to right are: Yodit (dark mustard brown – matte), Kufuru (syrup brown – matte), Walzana (iron grey – matte), Daura (salmon coral – matte), Zama (orange – matte), Jamata (medium reddish brown – matte), Shawata (charcoal black – matte), Kana (dove grey – matte) and Zaz (egg shell white – matte).

4. ColourPop Give it to Me Straight 12 Pan Palette (discontinued) was billed as is billed as everyone loves a good neutral palette. Give It To Me Straight is better than basic. With 12 shadows ranging from cool toned mauves to must-have neutrals, create any look for any occasion effortlessly with one little palette.

The shade from left to right are: Matter of Fact (pale pink – matte), Up Front (pale gold with a silvery sheen – metallic), Straight Up (warm gold – metallic), BS (orangey brown – matte), Frank (warm brown – matte), Candid (bright copper – metallic), Forthright (neutral rose – metallic), Downright (soft pinky beige – matte), Truth Hurts (peachy beige – matte), Be Blunt (rich raspberry – metallic), TMI (dusty burgundy – matte) and Actually (deepened chocolate brown – matte).

And with that the sneak peak into my makeup collection is over….

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/ night 🌞🌜 and that you are in great spirits and health😄🩺

👄Remember, Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick👄

💕❌⭕❌⭕💕, Nita