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Preparations for my big move are slowly but surely progressing and the latest step I've completed was clearing out my beauty drawers. It was a much-needed task I'm telling you! I've been collecting skincare products and makeup bits for years but wasn't using even half of what I had. Because I'm moving overseas, I needed to think more logically about what I would bring so that I won’t have stuff with me that will go unused (I need that precious luggage space). While clearing out, I've separated the products in different piles; 'to finish before I leave', 'to keep', 'maybe if I have space’, 'to give' (to my mom and sisters) and to 'throw away'. But today I wanted to give you an overview of the products I've decided to keep with me. I'm not buying anything else once I'm here because things like toothpaste, shower gel or shampoo are easy to find once I'm there. If I'm keeping them, it's because I absolutely love them, so you might as well try them for your own beauty routine!

Skincare & Hair (see above)

  • Cleanser: Bioderma Sensibio Micelle Solution & Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

  • Mist: Lierac Hydragenist Morning Moisturizing Mist

  • Mask / Moisturizing cream: Lierac Hydragenist Moisturizing Rescue Mask

  • Vitamin C: Jouviance Boosting Night Serum - Vitamin C

  • Retinol: Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment

  • Sunscreen: Aveeno Sensitive Face Sunscreen SPF 50

  • Oils / Serums: Kiehl’s Apothecary preparations & Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

  • Heat protector (hair): Biosilk Hot Thermal Protectant

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The Minis - Everyday beauty essentials

  • Glossier Balm Dot Com in Coconut & Birthday

  • Glossier mini Milky Jelly Cleanser

  • NARS mini Climax Mascara

  • Tatcha the water cream

  • Maison Louis Marie Bois de Balincourt

  • Garnier Micellar Water (I normally use Bioderma but this is the small format I had)

  • Dove mini antiperspirant (I normally use Mitchum but this is the small format I had)

(I’m also tempted to repurchased the mini Kiehl’s Cactus Flower Hydrating Mist because it is the best thing)

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Makeup

Foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear

Concealer: Rimmel Stay Matte

Primer: Burberry Fresh glow fluid foundation & Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator

Mascara: L’Oréal Lash Paradise (I also love Glossier Lash Slick but just finished it)

Blush: Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk & NARS blushes

Bronzer / Highlight : Burberry powder and NARS Sculpting Multi duo

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Petite Naked palette

Eyeliner: NARS (I like the liquid eyeliner)

Lipsticks: NARS (Estée Lauder ones are good too, I might keep one in my bag)

What are your must have beauty products you would have in your curated beauty collection?


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