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Top 5 Most Used – Feb & Mar 2013

Hi everyone!

The “Top 5 Most Used” category, is something I started over a year ago, here on my blog. Every month, I try to see what I have used the most, and it is always fun to look back.

This video is for both February and March 2013:

The list of products shown is:

Top 5 Most Used February 2013:

  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
  • MAC Paint Pot – soft ochre
  • Shu Uemura – cream shadow – taupe
  • Tarte lip surgence

Special mention: Milani eayshadow pencils

Top 5 Most Used March 2013:

  • Wet n Wild Comfort zone palette
  • MAC Extra Dimension – Modern pewpter
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • Milani Luminoso blush
  • Max Factor lipstick – Rosewood

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what products did you use a lot lately?


Products to use up in 2013

Have a quick look on Youtube, and you can see a huge shift in attitudes.

There are less and less haul videos, and more (New Year inspired?) resolutions to use more of what you already have.

Project 10 pan, Make out 2013, I’m a beauty hoarder, and why not, the Nail Polish Lottery club are all here to save us.

2011 and 2012 were big shopping years for me. I have a feeling this is going to change in 2013. My collection is just the right size now, so it is time I should start enjoying it.

Inspired by the Youtube “Products to use up in 2013” videos, I made my list as well. You can watch it here:

On my list for 2013 you’ll mostly find products I really, really love. Almost all of these are star products for me:

  • Lancome Teint Idole foundation
  • No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
  • Revlon – Pink in the afternoon lipstick
  • L’Oreal Caresse – Cheeky Magenta
  • Laura Mercier lip glace – Pink tule
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip balm – 01 honey
  • Eyeshadow I’d like to see pan on one of these eyeshadows: MAC satin taupe, L’Oreal Infailible eyeshadows
  • MAC paint pot in soft ochre
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • Various perfume samples and full size Thierry Mugler Alien

Products to use up in 2013

Products to use up in 2013

What do you think? How many will I be able to use up by end of 2013?

Top 5 Most Used – May 2012

This month I rotated my products a lot. I used so many foundations, eye shadows, primers and even mascaras that I thought it will be really difficult to pick the top 5 most used.
However, one look at my make up collection, and these 5 just jumped into my hand.

Here are this month’s picks:

Top 5 Most Used May 2012

Top 5 Most Used May 2012

  • Wet n Wild brow and eye liner pencil in 648 taupe : Ever since I got in the mail from Judi, I have used it every day!
  • Benefit Erase paste in 02 medium: reviews on this product are divided, but it really does work for my under eye area.
  • NARS Orgasm blush: this item doesn’t need any more words from me, I just use it almost every day.
  • Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons bronzer in 01 Blondes: this bronzer works great with my skin tone. Also, because it has the 4 shades I can custom mix it every day.
  • Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia: to go with my bronzer, I started using the illuminator too. It is a beautiful product, which I always look forward to put on. This is a limited edition item, so I do not have a link.

Youtube inspired purchases

My Youtube inspired purcahses

My Youtube inspired purchases

I received this tag from Gina (username Citrushearted) – on Youtube.

Youtube has become a huge influence in many people’s purchasing decisions. The same stands for blogs, Twitter, Pinterest etc.
My opinion is that companies still do not use the full potential of these tools. But I’m not a specialist, so I cannot comment too much on this.

When I started being interested in make up, Youtube was the number one place I went. Slowly, I learned more about techniques, types of brushes, products everyone recommends. If you see a products recommended so many times, you will check it out.

Because I had to build up my make up collection, last year, many of the purchases I made were influenced by Youtube. Not all of them, because I did extra research on blogs, and there were occasional impulse buys too.

Now that I’m older and wiser (well not that much older or wiser), most of the time I can judge the quality of a product by myself. That doesn’t mean that what I see on the web doesn’t influence me. Most of the times, I check the things I hear a lot about.

So my philosophy is simple: buy what I need, check the raved about products, test to see if they suit me and buy only if I’m really happy with what I see.

Finally, here are my Youtube inspired purchases:

Products shown:

  • Garnier roll on concealer
  • MUA shadows
  • Laura Mercier silk creme foundation
  • Sleek blushes (Pixie Pink and Suede)
  • Sleek face contour kit (light)
  • Vichy Dermablend stick foundation
  • MAC 217 brush
  • MAC Fix+
  • MAC eyeshadows: expensive pink, satin taupe, satellite dreams, humid
  • NARS Orgasm
  • Naked palette
  • Shu Uemura lash curlers
  • Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia

Top 5 most used – March 2012

March was a difficult busy month. Make up wise I didn’t buy much, also I didn’t have time to put on too much make up.
I hardly used any shadows, and mostly focused on my face.

Here are my most used products in March:

Top 5 March

Top 5 March

  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H in shade 02 Lys Rose: since I bought this foundation it has become a favorite. It is very easy to apply, lightweight formula, medium coverage with a beautiful skin finish, and most importantly it lasts all day. With other foundations, half way through the day, my skin redness starts to show through. It does not happen with this foundation. But if you need more than medium coverage, this might not be a choice for you. I do apply a thin layer and top up where needed, but I don’t see it building it up to full coverage.
  • Clinique Airbrush Concealer in 01 Fair: this is just the perfect under eye concealer for me. It brightens the eyes and hides my tiny but still there fine lines.
  • Mac Fix+ : I said it last month, and I’ll say it again – I really, really don’t know why I started using this product so late. It makes my skin look beautiful.
  • NARS Orgasm: I didn’t use any other blush this month.
  • Lancome L’Absolu Nu in shade 102 Rouge nu: to bring some color back into my life, I used it almost every day in March.

What were your favorites in March?

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