I am finished 🙂 This has been a long, expensive, stressful, sometimes tearful, but overall fun and satisfying journey. As some of you may recall, my New Year’s resolution was to replace my store-bought makeup with homemade makeup. At first, I wanted to replace everything. But then I realized that there’s just some stuff I cannot let go, like the lipstick my husband bought me ❤ and my eye shadows. So I rewrite my New Year’s resolution, to replace MOST of my store-bought makeup. Now I can successfully say I’ve done it 🙂 It wasn’t easy. There were many failures, many tears shed when I have to throw away products and realized I’ve wasted money and many temptations of just giving up and buying all these new makeup that has just come out. But I kept going, with the help and encouragement of my husband. Yes, the initial cost of buying all the ingredients can be darned expensive, especially when whatever you’re making failed and you have to throw it away and order more ingredients. But in the long run, I think I’ll save a lot more money, especially since every season, without a doubt, makeup companies will keep introducing new products to their line.
So here is what my makeup collection looks like now:
Starting from the top in that green container, sitting on top of my Kat von D’s Shade and Light Eye Palette, is a Maskcara Pearl highlighter that I really like; my homemade deodorant is in the plastic container; sitting on top of that container is a Lush massage bar; beside it wrapped in paper is a homemade lotion bar; and there’s my arrowroot starch! The jar beside the large plastic container is homemade whipped body butter/lotion. In the container itself there is my Too Faced Peanut Butter palette, my Colourpop eye shadow collection and my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. Sitting on top of the Colourpop eye shadows is my homemade pressed foundation powder and on top of that is a homemade blush and bronzer duo (to see how I’ve pressed them, click here). I used a ZA and Essence compact. That round container is a loose blush. Beside my Double Wear, in the red cap is Marie Rayma’s Winterlight Argan Serum and, in the black cap, is a homemade liquid foundation (the recipe is in Marie Rayma’s book!) The glass jar contained my mineral loose foundation and the two black containers you see beside it are my homemade mascara. Then you’ll see a Revlon Matte Balm in the shade Sultry that my husband bought for me, a Maybelline and LA Girl liquid concealers, and, hidden underneath it all, a store-bought liquid eyeliner. The white bottle cap is currently empty. Then you’ll see all my lip products 🙂
I hope that wasn’t confusing…
On to application and more detailed reviews 🙂 As always all pictures are taken with natural lighting and no filters are applied to any of these photos 🙂
Before I continue, I want to show you guys powder products in more detailed. You can see my loose bush, my compact foundation, my blush and bronzer duo and my mineral foundation in the picture on the left. The picture on the right shows you what the blushes and bronzer look like swatched. I swatched them incorrectly… So from the left is the bronzer, then the compact blush and then the loose blush. The loose blush is quite light and you almost can’t see it, but on my cheeks it’s a very nice subtle powder pink.
I didn’t take pictures or anything, but after this step I sprayed my face with some mist. It’s literally just water and witch hazel mixed together. It just takes away all the powdery-ness. Usually I’d spayed it before mascara, but today I forgot to do that, so I just did it after.
I have also created 16 different lip colors!!! I can’t put then all in this post or they’ll be super long… So look forward to my updated lip collection that will hopefully be up tomorrow!
Also, if you have noticed that the original foundation (created from Wellness Mama’s recipe) I created with my mineral powder is no longer in the collection, that is because I have threw it away. Unfortunately, after a day, the consistency of that foundation changes and it no longer blends… I have to say I love Marie Rayma’s version so much more!!!