I was putting my makeup on the other day and was thinking how long I had used that particular eye shadow palette - was it 2 or 3 years...I've lost track, which can't be good! That led me to think about beauty products that I use up almost too fast and other's I wish I could get in a sample or deluxe size. Here's a look into what I'm currently using and what I wish I could use up so I can try something new out!
I use foundation every day, currently using this HD Makeup Forever one, same one I used on my wedding day and loved it. The coverage is buildable, so I start with a little and then mix in more if I have a not so friendly visit in the form of a pimple! I'll always opt for the full size version of foundation because of how often I use it. I also like that I can sample the colors for the higher end foundation in the store so it's less of a guessing game when you pick one up at the drug store! I have yet to nail the right color with a drug store brand, although I've come close!
I'm a huge fan of mascara - I usually have two in my drawer at work, one in my purse and a slew of others at home. The size of these mascara's - all sample / travel size!! I love having a variety and while I have my tried and true favorites like this one from Lancome and this one from Benefit - I always opt for the travel size because of these two facts. 1 - I like higher end mascara, but the price tag isn't always one I want to pay - so going with the travel size, I get to use the mascara I love without the hefty price tag! 2. I rarely feel like I get through an entire tube of mascara before it dries out, I don't want to waste makeup, so for that reason I only buy full sizes of drug store mascara (Maybelline Lash Sensational is my favorite) and travel size version of the higher end mascaras. If you want to see how I fake false lashes check out this post from last summer.
I have never completely finished a blush before - I've gotten close, but then another favorite comes along and I lose patience. With that being said, I do think most blushes come in a great small size and I've been able to get more use by having one with me in my bag for touch ups after work and one at home, and when I mean one, I really mean I have 3 or more at home! Previous post on my top 4 blushes can be found here.
Oh man do I love bronzer! I know that I don't apply bronzer the "right" way because I don't use it to contour my face, I use it to give me color!! I will always get the full size versions of a bronzer because of how often I use it!
Face Masks ||
For the longest time it felt like every subscription box I was getting only had face masks, but the bright side (literally and figuratively) was getting to test out so many different types of masks. From clay and overnight masks - I would spend a week to two weeks at most using up the samples and then I was on to the next and happy about it!! As much as I love my Origins Rose Clay Mask, I've had it since last summer and barely made a dent in it. Sticking to travel sizes for masks is definitely my preference!
Eye Shadow Base ||
If I could get an endless supply of eye shadow bases I would - this is by far the one makeup product that I use THE most!! Whatever palette, the one shadow that always gets used up first is the base! With that being said, I've actually never bought an eye shadow base on it's own, which is kind of silly now that I think about. I finally picked up MAC's Brule color which I've seen in YouTube beauty videos for years and I can't wait to start using it!!
Which beauty products do you like to have full size and which ones do you like in travel size?
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