In Rotation: Spring Makeup Essentials & Acrylic Storage

Once you accumulate enough makeup to support your face for a good 5 years without having to buy anything new, it's time to buckle down and get to organizing because there's no way that much makeup can fit into a small cosmetics bag. If you've seen makeup organization tips from lots of beauty bloggers and YouTubers, you'll probably notice that Muji storage usually comes up! You know, the acrylic cases stacked up a mile high on top of each other? Well, I'm still on the hunt for a full set of drawers but I thought it would be good to get an acrylic mini case that would hold my daily essentials and I could access easily. So last night I went to Home Sense and found a gem for $12 - not Muji, but it's super sturdy and well made. Its perfect for holding my must have, can't live without products each season and allows me to rotate them as desired. 

So here's a look at what's in rotation for Spring!

Foundations of choice: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in B30 & Illamasqua Skin Base in 8.5

I have a few there foundations but these are my newest acquisitions so I favour them over the rest! I've been loving the Chanel for lazy days because it feels so light but controls the oils, and the Illamasqua offering if perfect for when I want a more flawless base! 

Feelin' Cheeky: Illamasqua Blush in Tremble, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy, NARS Laguna Bronzer

I literally can't put these two down! You know me, when something is peachy pink, I can't resist! It's like they have a special pull that grabs a hold of me haha! Thankfully, they are different enough that I could justify having them both. These are the perfect Spring shades. When I'm feeling a little pale or my foundation is starting to get a little light, NARS Laguna is a must have! A generous sweep of this on the face gives a super healthy, pretty glow to the complexion.

Holy Grail Staples: Benefit The POREfessional, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 05, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, Hourglass Arch Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette, L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black

These products are things I will probably always have on hand! Apart from the Benefit primer, I have either purchased each one more than once or just love them above anything else I've tried (primers are just an iffy thing for me, but this one is my current fave!) I'm glad I have these on hand now because they really are all I grab when getting ready quickly. 

Lip Products Galore: MAC lipsticks in Creme d'Nude, Peach Blossom and Morange, Topshop in Ooh La La, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 15, L'Oreal Extraordinaire in Rose Symphony, NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie and Apple Strudel, Covergirl Lipstick in 305 Hot, Maybelline Vivid in Vivid Rose, Maybelline Color Elixir in Rose Redefined, Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic

You already know it, I hoard lipsticks and lip glosses. Yup, guilty as charged. I have a lot of pinks and corals and some brighter shades mixed in for when I want a pop of colour, which is apparently very often lately! Can I call these all my fave?

What are your current Spring staples? Do you have acrylic storage for your daily essentials that you can't live without?
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  1. Lovely selection of products, I love the look of the NYX lip gloss ;)
    xxx Claire

    1. Thanks for reading Claire! Yes, those NYX glosses are my current love ;)


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