Beauty Product Junkies
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San Francisco, Day Two: Layer Up
Saved 5/28/09 to Beauty Product Junkies

Beauty Stash


I finally got around to organizing and cleaning out all of my makeup, so I decided to take some pictures and share them with you guys. I apologize in advance for the poor picture quality, I didn't have the best lighting.



I just bought the green glass that holds my brushes today at Anthropologie. I hope it will keep them much cleaner than letting them sit on the counter.



Bare Minerals is the only foundation I will use, and I love their 'Mineral Veil' too. The purple stick is Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer in CIA, which I love, and the black stick is Boots No. 7 radiant glow concealer, which I also love.


All of my blushes and bronzers.


From the left: NARS Deepthroat, Discontinued Benefit color, Lola Cosmetics Geisha Glow


Smashbox (not sure of the color name, but I got this full size blush totally free! Score), Chanel 'Reflex', Benefit 'Georgia'


Smashbox O Glow ( I hate this stuff, I'm not sure why I haven't gotten rid of it yet), Almay Glow Healthy in Light (the only brozer that doesn't make my pale skin look orange!), and Cover Girl cheekers in 'Pretty Peach'


I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "She has too many mascaras, those can't all possibly still be within the 3 month window", and you're right. Some of them are much, much older, but I still use them. It'll come back to bit me some day with a wicked eye infection, but I can't bring myself to throw them away.

From the left: L'Oreal Lash Out Curled, Maybelline Lash Stiletto, CoverGirl Lash Blast, L'Oreal HIP Ultimate Collagen, Boujouis Volume Glamour, Shu Umera Fiber Xtension, Neutrogena Weightless Volume, and finally Sherani Protein Mascara


Starting with Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in 'Minor Crisis', then Schweppes orange balm (do not reccomend this, it's hard and not very moisturizing), Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter (love), Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lip balm, L'Oreal HIP Jelly Balm in 'Delectable' (I really love this stuff, it give plenty of color but is really moisturizing and smells awesome, like cream soda), Aquaphor Healing Ointment, and MAC Tinted Lip conditioner in 'Miss Bunny' in the center (this was a limited edition a few years ago, too cute not to buy, but I think they still have similar products).



Bare Escentuals Buxom lips in 'Melonie', Benefit Her Glossiness in 'Next Question Please' (discontinued), I have no idea what that brownish gloss is or where it came from (just being honest), Benfit The Gloss in corsage (my favorite lip gloss of all time, recently discontinued, I ordered four to keep on reserve), Benefit The Gloss in Kiss Me and No Peeking (also discontinued), Bobbi Brown lip gloss in Tangerine, Lola Cosmetics lip gloss in Ballet Slippers, then two Smashbox samples in Pixel and Catwalk



Estdee Lauder Color Fevershine in 'Tempt Me' (Came as a GWP, but I love it), four Mary Kay lipsticks so beat up I can't even read the names anymore, ditto with the NYC lipstick, then Benefit Silky Finish lipstick in 'Skinny Dip' (a really great color and texture, I recommend this line), and finally CoverGirl lipslicks in 'Daring'



All of my nicer eyeshadows (I have a bunch of older drugstore shadows that don't get much TLC from me, so I'm not going to post them)


I bought these Smashbox eyeshadows in a box set a few months ago (I think it was called 'Rapture' or something similar), and I really love them all, but there are too many to name individually!


The Hard Candy eyeshadows (which I think are sadly now discontinued) are Peppermint Patty, Caramel, and Cotton Candy. The Urban Decay shade at the top is Maui Wowie (which is my favorite shadow color), beneath that is Smashbox 'Flirt', followed by Stila special edition 'Acapulco'.


GWP Estdee Lauder shadow palette. I love using the darker shades as eyeliner.



Bourjois Kohl and Countour in 'Bronze Imaginaire', CiCi 'Beige', Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils in Yeyo (how appropriate), 1999, Zero, Bourbon, and Stash (my favorite eyeliner ever), Arbonne Eye Pencil in 'Envy', L'Oreal Voluminous eyeliner in 'Black' (this one has a tip like a marker). The pot at the top is MAC fluidline and I'm not sure of the name, but it's something like 'Forest', and you can't tell from this picture but it's very dark green.


Other miscellanous eye/brow products. Benefit Speed Brow (which I use when I want to darken my brows to look more dramatic), Benefit Eye Bright (which I love on the inside corner of my eye), cult favorite Urban Decay Primer Potion (I honestly don't get the fuss, I can't get it to do anything right for me), Benefit shimmer cream in 'It was the Perfect Alibi' (discontinued), and Maybelline Great Lash in clear, which is absolutely necessary for my eyebrows.


The inside of the Benefit highlighting cream.

larissale larissale 3 years 16 weeks
Here's my online version of my beauty collection, not quite as extensive as yours, but I'm pretty "basic" when it comes to makeup and skincare...http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/larissa/products-i-recommend
hamilton2011 hamilton2011 3 years 29 weeks
great collection. i love.
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 5 years 15 weeks
Great collection and the jewelry box is pretty.
Michelann Michelann 5 years 15 weeks
Thank you, Retail! My favorite thing is the big wooden jewelry box my dad made for me.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 5 years 15 weeks
i like your vanity table area, so pretty!
starangel82 starangel82 5 years 16 weeks
They are dark... they just don't show up very well. And yes, it's not fair when guys get the gorgeous lashes... I have a coworker who's son has to-die-for lashes.
Myst Myst 5 years 16 weeks
Thanks ladies, you're guys are too nice. Star do you have light colored lashes? One of my friends is a true blonde and have blonde lashes and she really do look like she doesn't have any when she's not wearing mascara. And my brother and my cousins Richard have has a the eyelash genes in my family. It's not fair that guys lashes can grow so long while women pay an arm and a leg to give the illusion of long lashes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.
starangel82 starangel82 5 years 16 weeks
Yes Myst, you are indeed a natural beauty. I have to at least put on foundation and mascara. I have to cover up my acne scars. My eyelashes are non-existent unless I put on mascara (especially wearing glasses!). My sister got the eyelash genes in our family... mascara isn't a necessity for her.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 5 years 16 weeks
You look gorgeous, Myst! You don't need to use a lot of products...that shadow looks great on you!
Myst Myst 5 years 16 weeks
Martini, I suck at doing my nails to. This is courtesy of my favorite nail salon. And you're in luck. Today is one of rare days I actually wear make up to work. Photobucket and Yay Star (don't know how to do the hug emoticon).. when I saw the list on the other post, my eyes literally bugged out on the amount of things people listed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 5 years 16 weeks
I am completely inept at putting nail polish on myself! Seriously, it is frightening when I try it! :rotfl: I tried to get hubby to learn, but he is having none of it! I like those shadows, too, Myst! You should post a photo of it on you - are you wearing it today??
starangel82 starangel82 5 years 16 weeks
Myst don't feel bad. I'm pretty much the same way... basics. I do have a love for eyeshadow though. (Even though I just do basic looks!) Everything else is a mystery for me.
Myst Myst 5 years 16 weeks
I after going through CCee's posts, I've really been getting into nail polishes and have being playing with some colors. oh here's a better picture of the eye shadow. It's my favorite so far. Photobucket ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 5 years 16 weeks
Oh, your nails are so cute! :-) And sticking to basics is good - I have been thinking recently that I should pare my whole routine and collection down! :P
Myst Myst 5 years 16 weeks
lol Martini. I do need to go to Sephora. I need to stack up on some Carol Daughter's products. But I'm so clueless when it comes to makeup to I just stick to the basics. The lipgloss, I have 2 pink tinged and 1 brown. The eye shadows, here's one Photobucket The other one is a mix colored ones that it's more earth tones. Like the one Mich posted. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.
Michelann Michelann 5 years 16 weeks
Myst, I was going to say exactly what Martini said. Some girls are just too pretty already so they don't even have to think about all that makeup. Although I honestly don't use most of my stuff very often, eyeshadow is a nighttime only thing for me.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 5 years 16 weeks
:jawdrop: Ok, Myst....we need to make a trip to Sephora for you girl! :rotfl: I am kidding, you are so naturally pretty, you don't need all the "extra" stuff I need to look presentable! :P So what colors??
Myst Myst 5 years 16 weeks
oh I also have a blush that I hijacked from my cousin a few months ago. And that's it. But I do have tons of body butter creams from Victoria Secret and Giovannia Organic Cosmetic do they count? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.
Myst Myst 5 years 16 weeks
Umm.. I have about 3 lipgloss from Victoria Secret and 1 from Mac. 1 eyeliner and mascara from Mac, and 2 eye shadow case from Mac as well and that's it. It's sad I know. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years 16 weeks
Spoken like a true junkie Martini! :rotfl:
MartiniLush MartiniLush 5 years 16 weeks
Ok, Myst - how many of each?
Myst Myst 5 years 16 weeks
Well dang you girls put me to shame. I only have mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow and lipgloss. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years 16 weeks
lilkim and star...I would love to see your stash too! :) I'm gonna clean out my train case and see if I can get some pictures of my stash as well.
starangel82 starangel82 5 years 16 weeks
I would probably have more make-up if I had a Sephora that was within an hour drive, but I don't. I may take pics this weekend so ya'll can critique!
Michelann Michelann 5 years 16 weeks
Lilkimbo, I bought the Smashbox kit with a gift certificate, otherwise it would have been way too expensive, but I'm really loving it so far. I defenitely would like to see the stash of a Sephora employee. I think I'd have to rent a storage space if I worked there. Star, I wouldn't laugh, I'd probably just envy your ability to not waste all your money on makeup. And then, like Martini said, we'd have a million suggestions.