All posts filed under: Stash Shopping

Recreating a Rijks Muse Palette

I posted about a hypothetical makeup line about a year ago called Rijks Muse, which was a winning entry for a contest that the Rijksmuseum held that asked for some potential products and merch using images from their permanent collection. As of my posting last year, there were talks of possibly developing an actual line, but fast forward to today and there is no Rijks Muse in sight! So I took it into my own hands and “made” my own palette. Advertisements

Stash Shopping No. 8

A new round of Stash Shopping! Here are a few FOTDs from last week’s picks. Sunday: Suqqu Sumiredama on the eyes, Snoe Beauty Plum Crazy on the lips. SATURDAY: Suqqu Sumiredama on the eyes. Tarte Blushing Bride on the cheeks, Le Métier de Beauté Linaire on the lips. And now, onto the stash! I promise I used them more during the week. I just didn’t have time to photograph my face~ EYES: Maquillage Eye Color N in RD734, theBalm Nude ‘Tude palette CHEEKS: shu uemura Glow On Blush in soft mauve M225, Illamasqua Blusher Duo in Lover/Hussy LIPS: Le Métier de Beauté Hydra-Crème Lipstick in Signature, NYX Lipliner Pencil in Bloom, Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Crush, Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Café Crème And those are my picks! Do you have any pieces in your makeup stash that you want to pay special attention to this week? Do share! 🙂

Stash Shopping No. 7

It’s been a while! I tended to grab “easy” makeup and not bother with a lot of the items I picked out from my stash, so I didn’t want to bother with this for the past few weeks. But I want to do something more “stable” again, I guess. I really like having my stuff in rotation, generally, so this is a pretty OK arrangement for me, to be honest. For this week’s edition of stash shopping, I only picked out a few products I already have, since I’m testing out quite a few new products this week. 🙂 In line for Carina Abuse are the ff: EYES: Suqqu Quad (Sumiredama), Urban Decay Primer Potion (Sin) CHEEKS: NARS Powder Blush (Sin) LIPS: Snoe Beauty (Plum Crazy), shu uemura x Karl Lagerfeld (Luxe Burgundy), OCC Lip Tar (Strumpet) Lots of purples in store for me this week! What forgotten products are you trying out more this week? Do share! 🙂

Stash Shopping No. 4b

Here’s a semi-new stash. I decided to keep the eye products in rotation, because I’d like to play with them some more. I just added some more transitional lipsticks into the mix, in preparation for Fall. Which we don’t really have here, but still. To see more details on last week’s stash, click here. Here’s a photo of it: Here are the lipsticks I added for use this week. Seems like a lot, but let’s see which ones I’ll actually use: Swatched from L-R: MAC Impassioned, Flower Beauty in Ginger Lily, YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in Rose in Tension, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RD305, Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in Gourmandise I picked dark brights and deeper neutrals, if that makes sense. What’s on your to-use list this week?

Stash Shopping No. 4

Hello everyone, here’s this week’s edition of Stash Shopping! I accidentally posted the concealer post early (for those of you who saw it—sorry!), but this is actually what I had planned to post today. Like I did with the last S.S. post, I will post photos of some looks throughout the week. P.S. For the past three weeks, I started posting these editions on Tuesdays, now I’m moving them to Monday, so it’s not so confusing. 🙂 Tuesday, Meeting + Book Launch: Chanel Ombres Fleuries (Délicatesse) over LUSH Cream Shadow (Sophisticated). NYX Powder Blush (Raisin) as a contour; Smashbox Whipped Blush (Dusty Rose) as a blush. Maybelline Lipstick (Chestnut), MAC Lipglass (Flight of Fancy) on center of lips + L’Oreal Lucent Magique Liquid Foundation (N5), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Luminous Light), K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner, The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02) Wednesday, Brunch: Shiro (Victory Road) + Chanel Ombres Fleuries (Délicatesse, Purple shade) over LUSH Cream Shadow (Sophisticated). Smashbox Whipped Blush (Dusty Rose); Revlon Mineral Blush (Roseberry) over it. Maybelline Lipstick (Chestnut) + …

Stash Shopping No. 3

Hey everyone! Here’s another edition of Stash Shopping, which is when I look over my current collection and commit to use some selected items for an entire week. I’m on my third week, and it’s been fun. I actually asked the last time if you wanted to see some looks I wore using the selected items and received a mostly favorable response, so before I get into this week’s “haulage,” let me share some looks I made the past week, mostly using the bareMinerals READY 8.0 Eyeshadow Palette in The Cocktail Hour (reviewed here): Just a disclaimer, I work as a freelance writer and graphic designer, so I don’t wear makeup everyday. 🙂 For this first look, I used the coral (Spiked), the taupe-y color (Invite Only), and the purple (Swanky), in that order from the inner corner all the way across the lid. I wore this to a meeting and some errands. I used the Revlon Mineral Blush (Roseberry), and the Maybelline Lipstick (Chestnut) that was also in the box, but I topped it …

Stash Shopping No. 2

A second week shopping my stash! This is done in an attempt to survey my current makeup babies, instead of looking for more things to buy. Shall we begin? These are the new color cosmetics I decided to focus on this week. I still have a few items in my S.S. box from my Project 10 Pan that I included in last week’s “haul,” like Benefit’s Lemon Aid and the lip products. The new additions: Clockwise from top left: Revlon ColorStay Mineral Blush in Roseberry, bareMinerals Eye Color in Hyacinth, Shiro Cosmetics eyeshadow in Rebellion, MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque, bareMinerals READY 8.0 in The Cocktail Hour, MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy, BECCA Beach Tint in Guava, and Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie I wanted to use a bit more color, as well as try my hand at a pretty navy eye this week. This is my face using some of the products here! I was in a hurry to step out, so I swiped random quick products. I didn’t even use bases …