April Beauty Empties

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It’s incredulous how fast this year is going. May is here and before we know it, Summer will be in full swing. Lately, I’ve been trying to use up as many beauty products, ranging from 3-6 products a month. This has helped me rediscover some products in my kit, as well as make room for future purchases. In the month of April, I found myself reaching for some of my favorites that I would re-purchase, and others not so much. Below I listed my empties for the month of April.

Feel free to share your April empties!

 

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Bath &Body Works Fragrance Mist in Paris Amour and Carried Away

Nars Duo Concealer in Praline/Toffee

Nars Pressed Powder in Heat

Nars Stick Concealer in Caramel, Amande, & Cacao

Bobbi Brown Face Touch up Stick in Almond

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Honey

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Rollerball in Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh

Sonia Kashuk Brush cleaner

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao

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Kay

xoxo

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How to De-pot Your Lipsticks

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Hi Dolls! After accumulating so many lipsticks over the years, I decided to make a lipstick palette. In the past, I found it too much of an annoyance to organize my lipsticks and make room for new ones. I tried the lipstick holder, and other containers, but I find de-potting them to be the most efficient method. In the past, I’ve used clear containers from JoAnne’s & Michael’s, but I prefer the MAC palettes, because their durable, sleek, and inexpensive. With that said, this is how I label and depot my lipsticks.

What You Need

Empty palette

Lipsticks of choice

Metal spatula

Lighter

Metal spoon

Candle

Newspaper/Paper towels

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Top Row (L-R): Revlon Mauve it Over, Revlon Pink Pout, Revlon Temptress, Revlon Stormy Pink, Wet n Wild 511B, Rimmel Kate Collection 06 Bottom Row (L-R): Wet n Wild’s Purty Persimmon/Reflect Orange, Black Radiance 5112, L’Oreal The Mystic’s Kiss LD, Black Radiance 5042A, MAC Paramount, NYC’s Mahogany 320.

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Step 1: Place newspaper/paper towels down on desk, light your candle and place down onto the newspaper. This will limit a messy area.

Step 2: Select your lipstick, twist up, and cut the lipstick at the base with the spatula onto the spoon. Scoop the remaining lipstick thats at the bottom of the tube with the spatula.

Step 3: Hold spoon over candle until lipstick is thoroughly melted

Step 4: Pour lipstick into empty palette and let cool

Step 5: Label your lipstick

Then Repeat!

Kay

xoxo

Eyeliners

When it comes to using eyeliners, I chose one depending on the look I’m creating, and place I’m attending. I tend to own 3 types of eyeliner: liquid, pencil, and gel. If you love and use eyeliner religiously like myself, then spending $20-30 on eyeliner is absurd. When headed to work, I find that using the Elf liquid eyeliner is less time consuming, easy, and works well with my oily eyelids. I like this liner, because it doesn’t move after being applied and last throughout the day. Days that I have more time to apply my makeup, I reach for the Elf gel liner. It definitely takes practice, and a steady hand when using this product. I find that using an angled eyeliner brush helps me create the perfect cat-eye. The only downfall about this particular liner, is that it dries out, and it fades. To revive your gel liner, I like to heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds. It does the trick every time! Lastly, the old- school eye pencil will never go out of style. Tight-lining the eye, and the water-line creates this intense eye look. In addition, it gives the appearance of thick/full lashes. Drugstore eyeliners are my favorite, and I switch them up occasionally, but these 3 are my favorite at the moment 😉
Elf liquid liner- $1
Elf gel liner– $3
N.Y.C kohl pencil- $0.93

I would love to know what your favorite eyeliners are?

Kay
xoxo