Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (Blossom Glow) Swatches

So I tried the new Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighter in Blossom Glow ($4.99). If you follow Tarababyz on YouTube, this is the shade she says is a dupe of Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in 002.

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CVS Haul

My local CVS reset several of their drugstore makeup displays last week just in time for the Physicians Formula, e.l.f. and Wet n Wild CVS ExtraBuck promos. I tossed my receipt but I’ll try to list all the prices I remember.

I bought:

  • The new Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SFP 20 in LN3 ($15.29). There are 16 shades available on Physicians Formula’s website divided into 4 subcategories: Light, Medium, Dark and Deep. The 3 lightest shades in the display were Light Cool 1 (LC1), Light Warm 2 (LW2) and Light Neutral 3 (LN3).
  • I went kind of crazy and purchased 4 Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipsticks ($8.19 each): 2 more tubes of Berry Healthy, 1 more tube of Bare With Me, and 1 tube of Vitamin Beet. I’ll probably put a couple of my backups on my blog sale page soon, so look out for those in case you’re interested.
  • e.l.f. Blushing ($3). It’s been ages since I owned any e.l.f. makeup but this color really caught my eye.
  • e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush.
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow ($4.99). I believe this is the shade that tarababyz says is a dupe of her favorite Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder.
  • Wet n Wild Nutty eye shadow. Honestly, I only bought this to reach the ExtraBucks threshold. I hardly ever wear eye shadow these days, so this is definitely going to wind up on the blog sale.
  • Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer in Light/Med Beige ($3.99). The color range sucks. The lightest shade, Light Ivory, is a little lighter than my skin tone but very pink. The second lightest shade, Light/Med Beige is a little darker than my skin tone but warmer. I decided to go with the slightly darker concealer because the undertone’s right and if I blend it enough I’m sure I can make it work. Whenever I use a too pale, too pink concealer to spot conceal, it’s always too conspicuous.

 

Face Stockholm Cream Highlighter Mystik

Face Stockholm Cream Highlighter Mystik

I know I haven’t posted in quite awhile but honestly that’s because I haven’t purchased any new makeup in a long time. My makeup collection is super condensed these days and I’m blogged about all the items before, so no new info to share. However, I was going through the folders on my computer recently and came across some old swatch photos of the Face Stockholm cream highlighter in Mystik (0.14 oz, $25) that I must have taken ages ago. I don’t even think they even make this highlighter anymore (although I think it’s still available for purchase through various online vendors)…and I can see why. Mystik is perhaps the worst mid- to high end cream highlighter that I ever had the displeasure of trying.

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Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight & Contour Palette – Shimmer Strobing

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight & Contour Palette – Shimmer Strobing

I recently purchased two new Physicians Formula palettes. The first being the Matte Sculpting palette that I reviewed yesterday and the second being the Shimmer Strobing palette that I’ll swatch and review today. The palettes go for a pricey $16.29 (0.30 oz/9 g) each at CVS.

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Starting Fresh

Would this qualify as a capsule collection? Not counting nail polishes but including brushes and tools my current collection totals 35 pieces. I feel like capsule collections are usually even smaller than this but I’m quite satisfied with how much I’ve eliminated from my makeup stash over the past two years. For a girl who started with 100+ blushes, 100+ lipsticks, and dozens of eye shadow palettes and highlighters, I think I’ve come a long way.

I’ve been gradually purging makeup since 2014 in an effort to streamline my makeup regimen. It had gotten to the point where I felt burdened by the sheer amount of makeup I owned. When I realized I could literally use a different blush or lipstick everyday for four months straight with no repeats I decided I needed to make a change. A kinder person (or an enabler) would’ve called me a makeup collector but the truth was I was a makeup hoarder. Even though I had so much makeup, I was really only using a handful of products regularly. I decided then and there that I had to edit my stash, keep only the items that I truly love and use, and get rid of everything else.

Letting go was, and is, a constant struggle especially when it comes to purging limited edition makeup but I’ve done it and I have no regrets. If you’re considering purging but feel hesitant, just know that the process gets easier the more you do it. It’s the first step that’s the most difficult.

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