A couple of days ago, when I started this blog, I got the urge to look back through some of my older makeup and see what I'd written off or just plain forgotten in the past year or so. I am so happy that I did this as it led to me rediscovering some old favorites of mine that had simply been shoved to the back of a drawer in recent months. In all I found four products that have truly been born-again in my makeup collection. There is a mascara, a lip gloss, a lip stick, and an eye shadow with all but the mascara swatched at the end of the post. Enjoy!
These first two products are by Benefit Cosmetics and were from the Her Name Was Glowla makeup kit that I absolutely love. The kit came with the BAD gal lash mascara, Life on the A-list lip gloss, CORALista blush, high and moon beam highlighters, a five color eyeshadow palette, and a few brushes. It retails for $36 (USD) and is well worth the price.
The first product that I was happy to rediscover was the BAD gal lash mascara. It is a wonderful formula that applies like a dream mostly because the brush is amazing. It hugs all of my lashes and gives them wonderful volume and fullness without clumping horribly (I actually have a trick to applying mascara, but I'll save that for a future blog post so watch for it soon!). This has become my new daily mascara since I found it and I will be repurchasing when this one runs out.
The second product was the ultra shine lip gloss in the color, Life on the A-list. This bubblegum pink color suits me quite well and has quickly replaced other lip glosses that I had been using recently. The formula isn't too sticky unless you lather it on and it has a perfectly subtle shimmer to it that catches the light without looking cheap. There is also a slight sweet scent to it which earns it more points in my book.
Sorry for the boring photo, but this was the best I could do with how long the packaging is. Anyway, my next rediscovery is this long wear lip color by Stila in the color 'In the Nude' which retails for $20 (USD). I use this lip color when I want to completely nude-out my lips or layer it with another color for a nice effect. Naturally, I have very pink lips so if I want to start with a nude base this is perfect for me. The formula is nice and creamy and lasts for ages, especially under a gloss. The Stila lipsticks also have a very thin design which makes application more precise. I got a lot of use out of this last autumn/winter so I will be happy to break it out again in a month or so!
The last product I was happy to come across was this MAC eye shadow in the color Cranberry which retails for $12 or $15 (depending on whether you buy the full packaging or just the refill pan). I cannot say enough about this color. It is a beautifully warm pinky-toned red that has a coppery finish with fine shimmer. As most MAC shadows do, it applies nicely, blends well, and is very pigmented. I think this can be worn with any eye color but I do love it with my green eyes. You can see a swatch of it below (bottom) along with the Benefit lip gloss (top) and Stila lipstick (middle).
|Life on the A-list (top), In the Nude (middle), Cranberry (bottom)|
So there you have it! I encourage you all to go through that horrible makeup drawer that you haven't cleaned in a while and find some old favorites that can work their way back into your daily routine. Let me know what you uncover and have a lovely evening!
:: katie golightly x
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