This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of! See which products didn’t make the cut, and why!

This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of!

Don’t forget to watch Part 1: click here to watch it!

Makeup I’m wearing: 

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The summer is nearly over, friends! Is that adopting the “glass half empty” mentality?

I truly don’t know where the summer has gone, but August arriving means it’s basically September…which means it’s basically Halloween. So I’ll be here excitedly pinning Halloween inspiration and dreaming of pumpkin-flavoured everything.

Here’s a recap of my month on Instagram:

You can find me here, or as raincoatesbeauty on the app!

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Another month, another Morphe Me brush set! July’s Morphe Me Brush Set is nautical themed and features 4 brushes.

I actually opted out of this month’s Morphe package, as it contains brushes with real animal hair. I am now trying to avoid animal hair and stick to synthetic for ethical, cruelty-free reasons. I don’t know if Morphe didn’t get the memo, as they sent this package to me anyway – despite me opting out and not being charged for it. Oh well! Guess that means another review for you guys! I will be giving away the brushes with animal hair to friends or family who need them.

Brush Breakdown:

  • M492 – Duo Foundation (synthetic and sable bristles) – this flat brush has duo fibre bristles and a rounded edge. It’s fluffy enough that it works great for blending liquid products while still allowing you to be precise. A brush like this works great with foundation if you’re wanting to apply a thin or light layer. I love using a brush like this for foundation because it allows you to apply a small amount in a light layer without looking heavy or cakey. This is similar in shape to the G19 that came in January’s brush package. 

 

  • M166 ‑ Oval Shadow (sable bristles)–  this brush is similar in shape to the Mac 217, or other very popular eyeshadow brushes. The M166 however, is flat rather than fluffy. A brush like this is ideal for packing colour onto the lids, as its flat surface picks up eyeshadow and deposits it onto the skin. The Mac 217 in comparison, is fluffier and designed for blending product rather than depositing it. I wouldn’t recommend trying to blend eyeshadow with the M166 – it’s simply too flat to be effective for blending! 

  • M579 ‑ Pro Flat Contour (goat bristles) – this brush has a wide, straight-edge tip and is ideal for using with powder products. Natural hair bristles absorb liquid and cream products, which is why it’s much better to use with powder. A shape like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it allows you to easily sculpt out and define your cheekbones. However, I feel like Morphe has included quite a few brushes like this in previous months and I definitely don’t need another. It’s similarin shape to the Y12 from June’s package, and nearly identical to the R8 brush. 

Morphe M57 (left) and R8 (right)

  • M536 Under Eye Bullet (synthetic bristles)– this is a rounded, tapered blending brush that is perfect for under the eye. It can be used for liquid, cream, or powder products, but I personally think it’s perfect for setting your under eye concealer with powder. This has become my new favourite! I dip this brush into some loose powder (like this one, or this one!

July’s package has some great brushes, but it wasn’t my personal favourite – mostly because 3 of them are made of animal hair. If you like some but not others, Morphe now gives you the option to swap certain brushes before you receive them!

If you’re wanting to expand your brush collection, you get a free brush (or points you can redeem for other fun products) if you join through my link here!

 

Check out my previous posts:

June 2018 On Instagram

Must-Have Blogging Courses

Easy Glam Tutorial

Hello, July!

Can you believe that we’re already over halfway through 2018?!

My June was full of creative energy, working on creating new wallpapers, and planning new projects.

Here’s a recap of my month on Instagram: 

 

You can find me here, or as @raincoatesbeauty on the app!

 

 

Did you miss any of my June posts? 

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The time has finally come for a makeup declutter! Well, technically the time came long ago, but I couldn’t seem to bring myself to do it. To say that my makeup collection is cluttered would be a gross understatement; I’m a makeup-hoarder, and not afraid to admit it.

Why I’m Decluttering

In the past, I’ve been quite a makeup-shopping addict. Buying new makeup every week was normal, and always made me happy.  It was a way to instantly improve my mood – I wanted to collect as much makeup as I could. 2018, however, has definitely been a time of change. I’ve started to shift into more of a minimalist mindset and realize how much product I’ve accumulated that I truly don’t need – and how desperately I need a makeup declutter. I think we as humans fall very easily into the trap of over-abundance. We think that the more we have, the happier we will be. It got to a point where I simply was overwhelmed by the amount of product I’ve accumulated and wasn’t using it effectively. There is so much that I don’t use, don’t like, and quite frankly a lot that just needs to be thrown in the garbage.

Join me in this makeup declutter as I attempt to tackle the mess that is my makeup collection. Stay tuned for the next video in this series!

As a disclaimer, this post is in no way designed to brag or insult any brands/products. 

What are your must-have products that you could never part with? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out my previous posts: 

Morphe Me Monthly Brushes – June 2018

Colorful Pride Makeup – Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette

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