Even though my makeup collection isn’t as huge as some, it’s still easy for me to forget about all those products I’ve stored away in my drawers when I make way for all the new bits I’m trying out. Recently, due to trying to cut my spending down in order to save some dosh, I’ve been shopping my stash and rummaging through my draws to rediscover some old makeup gems I used to love! It does make me wonder why I stopped using them in the first place seeing as I adored them! But as I said before, it’s usually to make room for all the new stuff. Today, I’m going to share some of my recently rediscovered loves.
H&M Blushes in Dusty Rose & Pink Coral |
I’ve mentioned these blushes a lot here on the blog but recently they’ve been on the back burner because I’ve been a little obsessed with my Hourglass Blush ever since I got it and any other rarely gets a look in however that’s now changed and these beauties are finally being used again!
Dusty Rose is probably my favourite out of the two as it’s a cream blusher which suits my dry skin perfectly. It’s exactly the shade you’d expect from the name, a gorgeous dusty rose pink. It is a gorgeous shade for the warmer months!
Pink Coral was recently featured in my Must Have Pink Picks for Spring post. If you’re looking for a nice pop of colour on the cheeks, this is a good one to have. It’s buildable so you can wear it subtly or quite intense, whatever you prefer. Another reason why I love these blushes is the packaging, I still swoon over them now.
MaxFactor Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink |
Another blush I’ve recently rediscovered are the MaxFactor Creme Puff Blushes. I own two but Lovely Pink is the one I’ve started using again. These are a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes, if they are out of your budget. They have a similar marble effect in the pan and to be honest, there isn’t much difference in the way of formula and how they look on the skin either. The only difference seems to be that the Ambient Lighting blushes are more pigmented and the Creme Puffs have a slight shimmer to them. Lovely Pink is a really flattering shade, especially for pale skin tones.
NARS Blush in Orgasm |
Ah, the cult favourite blush and my first ever NARS purchase. Why did I stop using this? It’s beautiful. I’m so glad it’s made its way back into my everyday makeup draw! It’s a gorgeous peachy pink blush that compliments all skin tones which would explain why it’s so popular, regardless of how pretty it is! If there’s one blush you need to splurge on, I’d say it’s this one.
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer |
Another cult beauty favourite! One that I literally wore non-stop for months but then came along the beauty that is Becca Champagne Pop! But recently, I decided to put Champagne Pop away and give the Mary-Lou Manizer some love. This is a lot more subtle than Champagne Pop but still packs a punch for a highlighter. This honey-hued powder is great for day to day wear giving you a gorgeous glow making your skin look more radiant. If you prefer a more toned down highlighter that still gives a gorgeous luminous sheen, this one is for you!
Benefit High Beam |
Sometimes, I love to wear a liquid highlight as with dry skin it can be the optimal choice for a stunning glow. However, this got lost within all my makeup and I then completely forgot about it. Now I own two mini sized versions and I can’t get enough especially with it now being spring! This satin-pink highlight provides you with a gorgeous long-lasting radiant look and accents cheek and brow bones for a dewy sheen. It really is beautiful.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer |
I stopped using a primer for ages, I’ve no idea why as I’ve always liked using them but I probably got a bit lazy! However, I’ve started using a new foundation recently (review coming soon!) and I’ve opted to start using a primer again. I forgot how good this Rimmel one was! It’s lightweight, hydrating and does slightly mattify the skin but without drying it out which is perfect for me. It also does a great job of extending the wear of foundation. A great budget option!
Topshop Brow Palette |
I’ve said goodbye to my Benefit Goof Proof pencil and hello to an old favourite! I decided to give this a go again recently and I realised that I’m much better at using palettes to fill my brows rather than pencils and what not. I’m no brow expert, I do struggle and I’m now finding that this brow palette is the easiest option! I use my Real Techniques Brow Brush to apply this and I’m pretty impressed with how my brows are looking recently. Maybe I’ve actually got the hang of it!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil |
I used to wear eyeliner on my waterline, all the time! For some reason I stopped wearing it so, recently I decided to try wearing it again. Then wondered why I’d ever stopped! It makes me look more awake and defines my eyes. I don’t have small eyes but it really does compliment them to wear eyeliner.. if only I could master how to apply eyeliner on the top lids! Anyway, this Urban Decay pencil is my go to! It’s easy to apply, creamy and like the name would suggest it just glides on and it does not budge!