As I said here, over the last few months I have been taking care of my make up stash (utterly neglected before). I tossed a few items that were out of date and I started making lists of what I had and what was needed. With those lists in mind I made my purchases that are right in the middle of things I think I need and things I don’t think I need but I really like.

My approach to buying make up is the same as clothing or skincare, I don´t want to have many choices, I prefer to have less things but nicer and higher quality. That said sometimes I jut buy cheap things because I like them : ) I kind of have a budget for each month for clothes, skincare and makeup that lately I have been spending more in makeup and skincare.

In the last three months I have bought less clothes and shoes, a pair of white jeans  (30€), a pair of Zara boots on the sales  (30€) (for autumn), a half price H&M bikini(12€), cheap summer sandals (12€), a couple skirts (both 8€) and a bra on sale (13€).  This is more or less 100€ in 3 months, I can’t resist sales…

Now then, this is what I bought in makeup.

From top left to right:

YSL Volume effect faux cils in extreme blue, it has been ages since I bought my last mascara, I use those free samples, I have nice long naturally curled eyelashes and they do the job. But this summer I wanted something different and I went for blue (it doesn’t show bright blue on me because I have really dark eyelashes, it’s more a subtle blue that I love). I bought it here for 19,95€. 

Nars blush in Mata Hari  and Nars lipstick in Heat Wave, I only owned a blush and it is already showing the pan! so I went to Nars counter to buy a pink blush and I ended with this mauve mate pink that goes nicely with my fair skin. My boyfriend volunteer to buy me a lipstick so between the two we chose this orangey red.

Kevin Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight  and Kevin Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, I didn’t have any illuminator in powder ( I have Benefit high beam, but I don’t really like it) and I saw a 20% of in Dermstore, the rest it’s history : ) They also gave me a $15 off on my next purchase and I went back to Kevin Aucoin for the Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX5, my Ben Nye concealer was dead.

Suqqu creamy eye liner in black, I love a good cat eye, I had a friend going to London so I asked him to get me this in Selfridges. I had to restrain myself from asking more things from Suqqu, they just don’t fit in my budget : ( Kind of crazy that Suqqu is cheaper in UK than in Japan. I love the small brush, I can take one brush off from my Hakuhodo list .

OCC Lip tar in NSFW, you can never have too many red lipsticks : ) I wanted to try these so I went for the safe bid and got this true red. It feels really good on my lips, the color is fantastic and I just want to buy more. I heard that they are going to be sell in Sephora from September…

Do you think your make up buys or they are just impulsive?