Mar 14, 2011

MAKEUP STASH REPORT - What do you use the MOST?

MAKEUP STASH REPORT - What do you use the MOST?

Since I am away on business and can't really post looks or swatches I decided to start a new series where we can just talk about our MAKEUP STASHES. This way we can interact a little more and share our collection habits.


To start it off let's talk about the products we have used the MOST of. Tell us what products you have hit pan on (where you can see the metal tin), completely used up or emptied the bottle.

Here's MINE:
  1. M·A·C  Brow Pencil in Stud and Spiked. I have used at least 20 of these so far and they make up the majority of my Back 2 M·A·C items. I used these daily for my eyebrows of course.
  2. M·A·C Brush Cleanser. I have used about 6 of these so far and it is my go-to for brush cleaning.
  3. M·A·C Blot Powder in Dark. I have 3 of these in rotation - 1 for travel, 1 in my purse and 1 in my stash. I have hit pan on all of them. : )
  4. Wet 'n' Wild Crème Eye Liner in Black. I am on my 3rd pot now but I throw them out when I near the bottom of the pot. They are cream products so shelf life is less than powder but I have used them until they are almost done.
  5. L'Oreal HIP Cream Eye Liner in Black. I am on my 4th one with this one but I had to throw out 1 because it got old and dry.
  6. Covergirl LashBlast Mascara. I have only replace one mascara ever and this is it. I try different mascaras all the time but this is my no-fail mascara that I always have on hand. Replaced every few months (no specific time period for me).
  7. Smashbox Eyeshadow in Nude. I'm on my 2nd one. This is my go-to neutral eyeshadow shade....perfect for blending.
  8. M·A·C Eyeshadow in Blanc Type. I have hit pan and I have a back-up in waiting. This is my fave ivory (subtle white) eyeshadow.
  9. M·A·C Eyeshadow in Ricepaper. I have hit pan and my back-up is in my stash. I love this as a highlight shade.
  10. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Tahoe. I used this religiously for months and I am on my second bottle that I now only use for special occasions.
  11. MUFE HD Foundation in #173. Another great foundation that I used religiously and now reserve for special events. Second one in reserve.
  12. Bare Escentuals Well Cared For Brush Shampoo. I used this for deep cleaning my brushes and I am on my 2nd bottle. Thankfully, I don't used it too much and only really need it for foundation brushes.
  13.  M·A·C Makeup Wipes. These are great for quick makeup removal (and swatches). Already went through a 100 count pack. Wowza!
  14. M·A·C Oil Control Lotion. My fave oil control product. I am on my second bottle.
And I forgot to add....
  1. Shiseido Pureness Foaming Cleansing Fluid - my go-to face wash.
  2. Urban Decay Primer Potion - hate the old packaging so I bought the new Professional size with the squeeze tube.
  3. NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - loving this as a eyeshadow primer but the tube doesn't last very long.
  4. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer - another great eyeshadow primer.


  1. MMMm I like this post. Ok I also have a few.
    1)Spiked eye brow pencil
    2)Blot Powder (I cant tell you how many of these
    3)Studio Tech
    4)Smolder I've actually finished one whole one
    5)Texture e/s
    6)Crystal e/s
    7)Fresh Brew Lipstick always keep a back up of this
    8)MAC Brush Cleaner
    9)Era e/s

  2. Yay Nickie! I have to check out Studio Tech and Fresh Brew now. I have been hearing about both but never actually tried them out. Great list girl!

  3. In my opinion Studio Tech photos well, and has my skin looking like skin. SFF is a bit light, and ashy looking in pics. Fresh Brew is my no brainer go to nude without having to apply anything else like liner or gloss. Love it. Thanks for this post.

  4. Next MAC trip (or order) will include Studio Tech for sure. Do I need to worry about my shade being off? Or is it true to shade? I have so many nudes now but Fresh Brew sounds like one to try. Thanks for sharing mama!

  5. Oh your welcome. I havent had an issue with it for my skin, or any of the MAC clients I use it on at the counter. I know that you have oily skin as well so just be sure do to your regular prep routine, and I set mines with my blot powder.

  6. I like this idea Tina, can I borrow it for my blog?

    1. Mac Ricepaper e/s- Fave highlight color, hit pan on it several times.

    2. Mac Studio Fix plus powder- my every day powder, I use to set makeup or wear alone. I'm hitting pan on it again.

    3. Mac Brush cleanser- This is the majority of my back 2 mac items. I go through those bottles fast.

    4. Baby wipes-I use for makeup removal. Always running out of them.

    5. Mac Fix plus spray- Perfect skin refresher. On my second bottle.

    6. MUFE HD Invisible foundation in 173- 1st time hitting pan on this, couldn't believe it because I didn't like it at first.

    7. Garnier Moisture gel cream- Best moisturizer ever, just bought my second jar.

    8. Elf brow kit in medium- I'm hitting pan on this now, good thing they only cost $3.

    9. Any Elf Hypershine lip gloss- I just buy 2 or 3 of these at a time because they're $1 and I go through one tube in 2 weeks.

    10. Mac Prep and Prime Face- Just started using it on myself. I use it on clients mostly and it's almost gone.

  7. this is fun. i finished
    MAC extra amps l/g (2x)
    mac studio fix fluid nc55
    mac plw nw45
    mac studio fix mascara
    another mac mascara (i forgot the name)
    mac complete comfort cream
    mufe hd foundation in 175
    i think thats it lol im almost done with my fresh brew im getting every last bit of it. its amazing

  8. 1- MAC Brush Cleaner
    2- Mary Kay eye makeup remover
    3- Prescriptive flawless foundation ;-( (Macys stop selling) In search
    4- MAC creme sheen in (just suberb)
    5- Sephora ultra vinyl lip pencil in (fuchsia fever & fancy red)
    6- MAC dazzle glass in (funtabulous & sugarrimmed)
    7- MAC eyeshadow in (white tie)
    8- Mary Kay satin lips set
    9- MAC lip in (mad cap)

  9. Cool idea!

    1. MAC eyeshadows: Stars 'n Rockets, Sushi Flower, Nanogold
    2. Maybelline Lash stiletto
    3. Maybelline Falsies
    4. MAC violet pigment (-haven't used it all, but i try to sneak it into almost every look! Lol) soap (the BEST at cleaning brushes)
    6. MAC Ripe Peach blush (they really need to re-promote)
    7. MAC Plum Foolery blush

    *btw, Tina, thanks for the Gingerly suggestion, I grabbed it today!

  10. 1. Revlon Colorstay foundation
    2. Maybelline Define A Brow in dark blonde
    3. L'Oreal Telescopic mascara in Carbon Black
    4. MAC Vanilla e/s
    5. MAC lusterglass in Love Nectar
    6. MAC mulch e/s
    7. MAC Omega e/s
    8. MAC Vex e/s
    9. MAC Margin blush

  11. 1) M.A.C e/s in goldmine. I've just hit pan on my second one.
    2) M.A.C e/s in juxt. I've owned two of those as well.
    3) M.A.C e/s in electra.
    4) Revlon photo ready foundation in the lightest shade.
    5) L'Oreal voluminous mascara. Just ran out.
    6) I've been through 3 covergirl lash blast.
    Idk.. This is all I can think of at the top of my head and I'm not near my makeup stash to see exactly what I've hit pan on.

  12. Finished:
    1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
    2. Graftobian foundation
    3. Black track fluidline
    4. MAC moisture lush
    5. Too Faced shadow insurance
    6. ELF lip moisturizer
    7. Ben Nye Cherryberry lipstick
    8. MUFE smokey lash mascara

  13. Hehehe...
    1) Maybelline Dream Matte Powder (almost gone)
    2) MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark
    3) MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden (almost gone)
    4) Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover (must've used more than half a dozen of these)
    5) Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Cream Complex (almost gone - my night moisturiser)
    6) Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
    7) Wipes - have used Neutrogena Night Calming and now using Curash Fragrance free and running low
    8) Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep pore cleanser (just finished the tube)
    9) Seche Vite Top Coat (on my 2nd bottle now)
    10) Tresemme Heat Protectant Spray (on my 3rd or 4th bottle now and it's just empty lol)


  14. Fun!
    1. Lioele BB cream
    2. Etude House Baby pact
    3. Candy Doll blush in strawberry pink
    4.MAC fluidline in blacktrack
    5. MAC MSF in soft and gentle
    6. Diorshow mascara
    7. NYX geisha shadow single
    8. UD white liner

  15. Thx Nickie. I will just go ahead and order it then instead of trekking to the store. :)

    Cool Ms. Glam. Feel free to use the idea afterall we r all here to share our love right. Your list sounds close to mine. I think I need to try that Garnier Moisture Gel. Can I get it at Target? I love gel moisturizers.

    Thanks for playing KayKay. Great list. Sounds like MUFE HD is getting some love from us as well as Fresh Brew. I didn't like Studio Fix Lash but I love Plushlash. I have both :)

    Heee heee Dana. Your lips get a lot of loving mama! I never heard of White Tie but it sounds intriguing. I love hearing about past products. Did Prescriptives get discontinued or just that foundation? Oh no!

    Thanks Tbrown. U named two of my fave blushes. Girl u got thru that Ripe Peach quick! I hope MAC repromotes the Ombres (with new colors too). Enjoy the Gingerly my dear. :)

    U go Sarah girl. Way to power thru those eyeshadows. I see u love neutrals. How is that Colorstay foundation?

    Awesome Kristin. Seems like I need to check out these L'Oreal mascaras. Girl u r loving those e/s.

  16. That is a great list Vixxan. It is very concise and practical. I will be checking out Graftobian at IMATS for sure.

    Thx blushfully. Another very practical list with great essential daily products. Plus u have a great variety of brands too. Great choices.

    Another fine list here Julia. A some new brands for me to think about here. How do u find a BB cream works?

  17. Tina, the colorstay is one of my favs (obviously). Great coverage, has a nice finish and I dont need much powder, if any. Plus a nice cheap price tag!

  18. Mine is:
    1. MAC Blot Powder Pressed in Deep Dark
    2. MAC Select Cover- Up Concealer in NW45
    3. L’Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara in Carbon Black
    4.Avon Glimmersticks Brow Definer in Soft Black
    5.Victoria Secret Lip Glosses
    6. Two-faced Shadow Insurance

  19. Yes, you can get the Garnier Moisture gel at Target. It's $6.99 there!

  20. I like this! Great way to check out some different items.

    Here is mines:

    Ben Nye-Final Seal Matte Sealer
    Clinique-doubling mascara(I have been using this since 2002 my all time fav)
    Mac-Era e/s
    Mac-Juxt e/s
    Mac-Texture e/s
    Mac-Shell cream blush
    Mac- Mineralize skinfinish medium dark
    Mac-Gingerly Blush (3rd one)
    Mac-Viva Glam V and Explicit lip glass (all time fav heavy rotation)
    Mac-Brush Cleaner
    Nars-Turkish Delight Lip Gloss
    Nivea-Hydrating Lip Care (3rd one Thanks to you Tina..LOL)
    Sephora-Lip Attitude Glamor G19 (2nd one)
    Burt's Bees-Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (Love it!)

    I have Fresh Brew but I have only used it on darker tone people. I am NC 44 maybe I will try it on myself.


  21. Max MSF Dark ( this is the only foundation I use)
    Dove sensitive skin soap...
    Loreal Volumios Carbon Black
    Mac Bronze eyeshadow
    Mac Viva Glam V lipstick
    Cetaphil Mositure w/ spf 15
    Mac Sweet as Cocoa Blush
    Mac Plum Foolery Blush (love it)
    Maybelline Define a Brow in Dark Brown ( I prefer this to mac spiked pencil whuch I have also)
    Neutrogena Makeup Wipes
    MAC Cork Liner

  22. 1.) Chanel Vitalumiere
    2.) MUFE HD setting Powder
    3.) Mac Fix+
    4.) Clinique Toner
    5.) Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
    6.) Mac black black pigment
    7.) Mac brown script eye shadow
    8.) Mac saddle eye shadow
    9.) Inglot AMC lip paint in #59
    10.) Mac lipstick in up the amp (stick form of #9)
    11.) Make Up Forever #92 eye shadow
    12.) Make Up Forever #17 eye shadow
    13.) Urban Decay Primer Potion
    14.) NYX espresso lip liner (I LOVE this shade...I have 3)
    15.) NYX purple rain lip liner (I use this with my purple lip)
    16.) Revlon's Lilac Pastelle gloss
    17.) Revlon's Coral Reef gloss
    18.) Nars' love joy blush
    19.) Nars' exhibit a blush

  23. MAC MSF Dark
    MAC NW40 Concealer
    MAC Fresh Brew l/s
    MAC BBQ l/l
    Benefit's Dr. Feelgood
    MAC Studio Fix+
    Urban Decay Primer Potion
    Revlon Nude Lustre gloss
    MAC Peachtwist Blush
    MAC Lovejoy Mineralize Blush
    MAC Richer Lusher Cremesheen glass
    MAC Makeup Wipes
    Biore Makeup Wipes
    AMBI Even & Clear Daily Moisturizer w/SPF 30
    Nivea Hydrating Lipcare SPF 4(Thanks Tina I use this because of you!)
    Neosporin Lip Therapy Day & Night
    MAC Fast Response Eye Cream (This is the business! I've been using the same tube every day for going on 2 years...a little goes a very long way,)

    I think I'd be going through some serious withdrawal without these products.

  24. MAC Studio fix fluid- nice beautiful and rich look. I love how smooth it makes my skin look- will always keep a back up!

    MUFE Mat+ Velvet Foundation- nice matte look- will repurchase and switch between this and my MAC SFF

    MUFE HD foundation- love how realistic it looks but Im only and it does nothing to keep oil at bay so I only wear it when I know I will be in a cool/air conditioned climate but I won't be repurchasing when its gone. I'll just stick with Mat Velvet

    E.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Dark- best thing I've tried for my brows


    MAC Lip Conditioner

    MAC Natural Skinfinish & MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

    Any MAC Lipglass or Dazzleglass- cant enough of the feeling these give, so addicted
    MAC Studio Moisture Fix Lotion
    MAC Prep+Prime SPF 50

  25. This is an awesome post! Love are my regular run-outs and re-buys..

    Olay Skin Smoothing Cream Face Scrub
    Shisheido White Lucent Cleansing Foam
    Neostrata Exfoliating Smoothing Cream Level 3
    Neostrata Exfoliating Oil Free Smoothing Lotion Level 3 (for summer)
    Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan Make-up for face & body (I go through tonnes of this - great if you are seriously white like me! I buy it in bulk)
    Stila One-Step Correct primer (Tina, I got this cos you recommended it and I LOVE it)
    Chanel Matt Lumiere in 20 and 30
    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium-Plus
    MAC Lipstick in Fanfare
    Mac Lipglass in Nymphette
    MAC e/s in Patina
    MAC e/s in satin taupe
    MAC e/s in ricepaper
    MAC Blush in Pink Swoon and Full Fuschia
    MAC Bronzer in Golden
    MAC Lipliner in Dervish (bought millions of these)
    Chanel Lipliner in Pink Sugar (love love love this)
    Cover Girl Lashblast Volume Mascara in Very Black (there is nothing better!)
    Ponds face wipes (used to buy MAC but trust me these are far superior..for if I can't be bothered to wash my face lol)
    Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
    Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream
    Fresh Sugar lip balm (delicious!)

    Thats all I can think of right now...I am dying to try this MUFE HD foundation everyone is using!

  26. Thanx Sarah. I want to test out a drugstore foundation just for the blog so I may give this one a try. I have heard different things about the Colorstay and it may be worth it to review.

  27. I absolutely cannot live without these items:
    Urban Decay Brow Box
    Mac's dazzle glasses
    Mac Lipstick Up the Amp (Loves this color)
    Mac Mineralized Skinfinish (Deep Dark)
    Mac NW45 Concealer
    Ponds Cold Cream and Daily Wipes (Great for cleaning make up off your faces at night)
    Sephora brand Blush
    Seche Vite Top Coat (This top coat leaves your nails super shiney and dries really quickly)
    Nail Tech Foundation II
    Burt's Bees Cuticle Oil
    Glass Nail File

    Thanks for letting me share!
    -Kelli Nicole

  28. Simple but to the point Mastered. U just reminded me to add primers to my list. :)

    Thanks Viva. On my next Target run u know what I'm getting. :)

    Thanks for sharing Monique. Looks like I just added Viva Glam V to my list. I hear a lot about this too but never bought. I will now even if just for charity. :) I see u love Gingerly too...I'm so glad I discovered it last year. Seems like Fresh Brew will be a darker nude on us but I'm cool with that too.

    Thanks for ur list Camille. I tried the Maybelline Define A Brow but it was a bit too red for me. :( It's a nice pencil tho. Nice blush choices.

    Great list Taccora! Girl u worked ur way thru Black Black Pigment and MUFE #92? Love it! And Exhibit A? I see what u love! :) Drama and fierceness!

    U have a serious list favorisntfair! I see u r on the Fresh Brew Team. :) I love Peachtwist blush too! And Nivea rules the school!

    I agree with your foundation choices Victoria. MUFE HD is not for us oily girls. Special ocassion wear for me too. I love a MAC lipglass too. :)

    Nice round up Sarah D. I love the Stila primer and I'm glad u like it too. Happy to see Shiseido on ur list too. I never heard of Neostrata. Are they available in the US?

  29. Hi Tina, I had a quick look and it appears NeoStrata have a US website (I am in Canada). The products look very different though which is odd...I really like the moisturisers as I am an oily girl too but my skin is quite sensitive. I like it because the Level 3 cream has a high AHAor some kind of exfoliant content so it seems to shift the dead skin cells without irritating me which is a huge plus (I usually have a horrible time with face scrubs). There is a girl where I work and she has the most beautiful skin and I asked her what she used and so I have been using it ever since in the hope it would have the same results! lol

  30. Girl, I started a new job and have been missing out so much on the blogs! Love your list of items... we have many of the same because I've gone out and bought a few items that you've recommended in previous posts! Lol. Whats your go-to foundation now that you don't use your Nars Sheer Glow on a daily basis?

  31. 1. Covergirl single e/s in "Smolder". I use it to fill my eyebrows & hit pan ages ago... I've already bought a new one, but I'm still scraping the edges of the old one to get every last bit. SMH

    2. Wet n Wild "Vanity" e/s palette...

    3. L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen mascara

    4. Bath & Body Works COBigelow mentha lip tint in "Pink Mint"... AMAZING STUFF!!!

    5. Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes W/ Aloe Vera

    6. Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

    7. NYX jumbo eye pencil in "Milk"

  32. I love a lot of the same products as you! I also HATE the packaging of the Urban Decay primer potion, but thanks for mentioning that the pro size has a squeeze tube! I'm excited to try that out.

    Following your blog and youtube now :)

  33. I guess I don't wear my makeup that often or I have too much in my collection but I can only think of a few things I use up and repurchase:

    1. Chanel Nude lipliner. Takes a year to use it all, but I always replace it. 
    2. 24HR waterproof brow liner. This is a dual ended eyebrow pencil with a liquid brow liner on the other end. It's from the Japanese market. Perfect for people with scrawny brow hairs. This lasts a few months
    3. Darphin refreshing cleansing milk and refreshing toner. 
    4. Jungle Products Coconut Oil. This is my lotion, makeup remover, hair, cooking, everything. It's fair trade and sustainable. 
    5. Guerlain liquid eyeliner in Black. I get mad when I try to go cheap and not buy this. Nothing works better for me than this and my Chanel Kohl
    6. Chanel Kohl in Black
    7. Shu Uemura shadows in matte cool grey, matte black, and matte white. The ONLY shadows I've ever hit pan on and I've bought the black twice before. 
    8. CND Stickey nail polish base. I buy this once a month
    9. Sally Hansen extra strength nail polish remover. As strong as acetone but not as hard on your nails. 
    10. Darphin stimulskin eye cream
    That was hard to think of but fun! I have to try some of the repeats from the other posts.

  34. (1) MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
    (2) Covergirl Last Blast Mascara
    (3) MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC30
    (3) MAC Blot Powder Pressed in Medium
    (4) MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
    (5) MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC30
    (6) MAC Style frost Blush
    (7) MAC Hue Lipstick
    (8) MAC Pretty Plush Lipgloss
    (9) MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
    (10) Beautyblender Sponges



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