Shopping the Stash for the Week

It’s that time again, time to pull out makeup I plan to use in the upcoming week. I really enjoy doing this on a Sunday, especially if it’s a relaxing day. It kind of gives me an opportunity to consider what is going on during the week, what makeup would be appropriate for those activities, and what makeup I’d like to play with in the mornings. It also feels like when I pull specific items, that gives me some focus and instead of flailing around trying to make decisions at 5:30 a.m. I am far quicker about pulling myself together.

Here’s what I’ve chosen for this week:


Let’s first talk about the eyeshadow palette, as I tend to do. It’s the basis for my routine each morning, and so everything revolves around that choice. My choice this week is eyeshadow singles, the Taylor Bundle from Sydney Grace. That almost filled this magnetic palette completely except for 2 open spaces, which I filled with a morphe single that’s just for setting primer and a metallic single from Vanessa’s Vanity I already had but fit the tones in the Sydney Grace bundle. I am pretty excited to spend the week with these shadows, the photo isn’t really showing the color perfectly on my computer, this bundle is a bit cooler-toned than most of the colors in my collection. It’s got nice pinks and dusty blue shades and I think I can get a bunch of lovely looks out of this.

I can see that I pulled quite a bit for this week, clearly, I am feeling makeup ambitious. Let’s now go left to right.

I pulled out my wet n wild photofocus eyeshadow primer for this week. I have been using mac paint pot for quite some time now, but I fear I am coming down with a cold and that generally means dry sensitive skin for me. Paint pot is going to be too drying this week.

I pulled out two concealers, both the tarte shape tape and the bare minerals bareskin concealer.

Below that is a sample of mac prep and prime primer to try. I often forget to use primer entirely, but if I could get my act together and use it, I’d know if I really felt it necessary regularly.

I pulled 3 lip products, one is a buxom gloss, the other a too faced liquid lip, and the final product is the Maybelline nude color lipstick I am working at panning this summer.

The dandelion twinkle highlighter is also a project pan product, and while I am panning a highlighter that isn’t in a palette, the butter bronzer is a good companion item.

For foundations, I’ve pulled the urban decay all nighter as I am still trying to pan that one, but on Monday we’ve got a very long day and the bare minerals powder foundation will hold up better for me.

I finished my YSL Mon Paris sample last week so I am on to Hermes Eau des Merveilles Bleue sample for this week. However, if I do come down with a cold, it won’t see much use I also get very sensitive to scents when feeling unwell.

Above the palette, I’ve got two products that are in my current project pan, the contour palette from wet n wild which great progress has been made on, and a makeup revolution blush that would probably last me 3 years with everyday use.

Below the palette I’ve got an assortment of pencil items. 2 eyeliners, a black silkissime liner, and a charcoal grey jonteblu eyeliner. I also have my Nyx eyeshadow eyebrow pencil and a nude L’oreal infallible eyeliner for my water line. And finally, an ulta lip pencil that is so close to being finished that it has broken off its base and when I twist it up, it no longer goes down on its own.

I pulled my L’Oreal infallible setting spray for this week, and my marc jacobs mascara paired with my bad gal bang for lower lashes.

And finally, making a debut appearance in shop the stash for the week is two nail colors. These are both in my current project polish, and since they both go very nicely with the look I’ll be going for this week, I pulled them out and added them here. I don’t seem to be able to keep polish on for more than 2, maybe 3 days, so it’s completely natural for me to choose more than one color for the week. (Maybe I’ll get better at this with time like I have with makeup in general, or maybe 2-3 days is normal, or maybe I am just hard on my nails. I don’t know, but project polish should tell me eventually!)

Looking forward to seeing how the week goes with these Sydney Grace eyeshadows, I just love concentrating on a palette for one week. But, not gonna lie, it’ll be hard to top my enjoyment of last week’s sweet peach palette! That palette was a lovely gift and I couldn’t seem to create something I didn’t like!

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