Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Shopping My Stash ...
My makeup collection is insane. It always has been, admittedly, but one of the side-effects of being a beauty blogger is that you're constantly being seduced by the call of the new, and old-favourites can sometimes get sidelined. Sometimes, however, I like to take a little wander around products that have been favourites in the past (called "shopping your stash", by beauty bloggers) and rediscover what I loved about them.
The above picture shows some of the things I've rediscovered lately, and that I'm loving using. From left to right we have Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme (catchy!) in Pink Pearl, Guerlain Kohl in Mirage, Noir and Oriental Metal, and Malin+Goetz lip moisturiser. Let's take a closer look:
I love the Double Wear Shadow formulas, they're smooth and easy to use, and last all day. Pink Pearl isn't a shade I wear alone (it's pink), but it makes a great base for other shadows, and is great for adding a touch of "glow" to a neutral eye makeup look. It blends out really well, and wears all day, a perfect shadow base, as it's a lot easier to blend over than say ... Urban Decay Primer Potion.
I like this so much, I'm going to investigate a couple more shades of this, in Smokey Plum (as I can't resist anything purple), and Precious Jade, which contrary to its name is a slightly greenish-taupe colour. I love me a bit of taupe, allegedly.
Moving onto the Guerlain Kohl's, here's how they swatch:
Mirage is a matte brown, which doesn't contain that much red, and is therefore fairly easy to wear. Noir is a lightly sparkling black, which I adore. And I don't really have the words to tell you how much I love Oriental Metal, except to say that it is taupe. And I love taupe above all things. Okay, most things. Okay, some things. But when it comes to makeup, it's probably definitely safe to say that my taupe obsession borders on the unhealthy... I've been wearing these shades a lot recently, and wish Guerlain would bring out more shades, I think a purple would be wonderful ...
Then, there is the Malin+ Goetz lip moisturiser, which I wrote about fairly recently, it is, quite simply, the best base I've found for lipstick, ever. I must own (practically) at least one of every single lipbalm ever made, and the lack of grease and instant hydration that this product offers is unbeatable.
What's lurking in the depths of your makeup bag?
The Fine Print: Purchases, mainly. To get to the other side, silly! What, you expected more from me?
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