Inventory, London 2015/2016 – Makeup Brushes

I debated whether or not to include brushes as part of my inventory. But it feels like cheating if I don’t, like brushes get a free pass. I quite like brushes, and I like to collect them. I’ve also bought a few more in the time I’ve been here, so I need to hold myself accountable.

inventory london 2015 face brushes

Face brushes

Crown Brush – blush brush (I use this for foundation)
Crown Brush – ??? I think it’s technically called a contour brush, but I use it to buff out concealer.
Both of these were part of a HD set I bought on Hautelook.

Real Techniques Core Collection – buffing brush, contour brush, small foundation brush
Real Techniques blush brush
Real Techniques setting brush

e.l.f. Studio small stipple brush

inventory london 2015 eye brushes

Eye brushes

Crown Brush – eyeshadow brush, crease brush (same HD set)
Crown Brush – smudge brush (part of a different, larger set that actually kind of sucked overall)

Smashbox #3 blending brush – I love this thing so, so much.
Smashbox #31 precision concealer brush

e.l.f. concealer brush – Another favorite. Dirt cheap and super useful.
e.l.f. blending eye brush

e.l.f. Studio angled eye liner brush – The bristles are starting to splay on this one. I wanted to try the Real Techniques silicone liner brush for gel liner instead, but the price kept going up on Amazon when I made my last order, so I’m holding off for now.
e.l.f. Studio small smudge brush

Sigma E30 pencil brush, travel size – The only brush to survive from a really nice travel kit my friend Krystal bought me one year. :( I left the set with my boyfriend in London and when I came back several months later, he had had bugs in his room. They ate holes through his clothes, and chewed on some of the bristles of my brushes.

ecoTools smudge brush

MAC 266 – My one and only MAC brush. I was using it for brow pomade, and before that, gel/cream eyeliners. But I think it’s best suited for powder products, due to its natural bristles.

Sephora Professionnel medium shadow brush – This line has since been discontinued. In fact, I got it on sale as they were phasing this line out. It’s still one of my favorite brushes today.

Sonia Kashuk ??? crease brush – This line has also been revamped. To be honest, I don’t love this brush. It’s okay, but it’s just slightly off in size and density to be of much use to me.

Sephora Professionnel brow comb – If you don’t already use a metal comb for your lashes, you need to start doing so, right now. You will never go back to crappy plastic combs.

Sonia Kashuk spoolie

Real Techniques detailer brush

inventory london 2015 travel brushes

Travel brushes

ecoTools mini eye makeover set

The Body Shop face puff

Nordstrom retractable lip brush

ecoTools retractable kabuki brush

Side note: I’ve recently gotten addicted to checking MakeupAlley’s makeup boards (late to the game, much?). Someone mentioned using a microfiber cloth to wipe off brushes as a spot clean in-between washes. I gave it a try, and I was STUNNED at how well it worked! So much pigment came out! This is a game changer, especially for my blush brushes. I would only do this for powder products, though.

Inventory, London 2015/2016 – Nail polish

inventory london 2015 nail polish

Essie – Urban Jungle
Essie – Take It Outside

Zoya – Dove

Deborah Lippmann, True Blood – Let It Bleed

Essie – Penny Talk

Sinful Colors – Supernova

China Glaze – Razzle Me, Dazzle Me

ORLY Bonder rubberized base coat

butter LONDON P.D. Quick top coat

Surprisingly, I am not as crazy about nail polish as I used to be. I think it’s because it takes so much effort for me to take the time to make it perfect, only to have everything chip off in two days. Why bother? I have a feeling downsizing my stash in Hawaii will be easy. As for acquiring new ones, I have only bought one so far, and a new top coat.

Inventory, London 2015/2016 – Perfume

inventory london 2015 perfume

Maison Martin Margiela ‘REPLICA’ – Lazy Sunday Morning
Maison Martin Margiela ‘REPLICA’ – Beach Walk

Atelier Cologne – Cédrat Envirant
Atelier Cologne – Orange Sanguine

Tocca – Simone

Tory Burch – ???


Tokyo Milk/Dark – Tainted Love 62

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black

The stash of mini samples I had back home could barely fit in the little cup I had for it, so bringing a few to London to use up made perfect sense. As of right now, I’ve already used up four of the little vials. Go me!

Inventory, London 2015/2016 – Lip stuff

inventory london 2015 lipsticks


Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 902C Bare It All
Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 906D Wine Room
Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 917B Cinnamon Spice
Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in 919B Vamp It Up

NYX Wicked Lippie in Trickery

The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick in 240 Damson in Distress

Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallce

Besame Cosmetics 1946 Red Velvet

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Gavi

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon in Lychee Glacé

inventory london 2015 mini lipsticks

Mini lipsticks

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme lipstick duo in Palomino/Violet
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme lipstick in Mimosa

Kat Von D Painted Love lipstick in Bachelorette

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

inventory london 2015 lip liners

Lip liners

NYX lip liner pencil in Never
NYX lip liner pencil in Purple Rain
NYX retractable lip liner in Red

Urban Decay 24/7 lip pencil in Ozone

inventory london 2015 lip gloss

Lip glosses

Shiro Cosmetics lip gloss in Red Wedding
Shiro Cosmetics lip gloss in The Blood of My Enemies

The Body Shop lip gloss in Mint

inventory london 2015 lip balms

Lip balms

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care stick

Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus
Burt’s Bees lip balm in Pumpkin Spice
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Fig

Obviously, I overpacked in this category. Way too many red lipsticks (I know, I have a problem), lip liners even though I rarely wear them on any given day, and four lip balms.

BUT! When I post my January empties, you’ll see that I managed to whittle down this category! Hooray for small victories.

Inventory, London 2015/2016 – Eyeliners

inventory london 2015 eyeliners

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner, L to R – Empire, Stray Dog, Asphyxia, Stash, Rockstar, Zero, Midnight Cowboy, Bourbon, Uzi, Mildew, Tornado, Demolition, Perversion

Makeup Academy Intense Colour Eyeliner – Snow White (This one I actually bought in London, for Halloween. It sneaked in here somehow.)

Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Artist Pencil – Slate

Ingot AMC cream eyeliner – 77

Obviously I have a lot of Urban Decay eyeliners. I bought their 15th anniversary super stash a few years ago, and I’m realizing that I really don’t need 20+ different eyeliners. Especially when I always reach for the same ones anyway.