As you maybe know if you have read my post last week I am on a spending ban meaning I can’t purchase any more make up. This had made me look in my stash and see what old favourites I could find and that is what I have done and am going to share with you today.
The first week back at uni and my skin was looking really tired due to the lack of sleep so I wanted a foundation which was going to make me look awake. This is when I decided to reach for my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory. I might have cheated a little bit here as I only purchased this just before christmas when I wanted more than a tinted moisture. This is a product which I can see me reaching for every day for a while .
For concealer I again decided to go with a product from the same range and it is the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in Ivory. This covered any blemishes which I had which seemed to be a fair few after everything that I had eaten and drunk over the christmas period. It made my undereyes look reduced which is something I need after some horrid sleep. This is another product I can see me using for the long term.
Way back in June you may remember me going to the Essence launch. One of the products I received there was the Essence Silky Touch Blush in 20 Babydoll. It amazes me that this blush is only £2.50 it gives you an amazing subtle pink glow without been to shimmery. This is product is one which I must admit I have been reaching for a lot since around September time when I found it again.
Talking of Essence I have also been using one of their mascaras the Essence Lash Mania False Lash Mascara. Now I don’t know if this mascara really looks like I am wearing false lashes but I will say it does give me a lot of volume which is something I did not expect for a £2.80 mascara. This product is one which I only found in around October time when I was looking through my stash.
For my eyes I use the Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion I only have the travel size and I know it is in the old packaging this is because I have had it so long but I have nearly used it all up. I find this just makes my eye shadow stay on all day which is something I want when using cheaper eyeshadows which sometimes seem to disappear throughout the day, This is something which I love but want to use up before it completely dries up.
For eyeshadow I rediscovered the Avon 8 in 1 neutral tones palette now I will admit I have not bought anything for over a year from Avon so I have had this a fair time. I have hardly used any of the shades but I found this palette so wearable and easy to create looks everyday. I might do a review and show you some of the looks I have been creating with this.
To prepare my lips for when I have wanted to wear lipstick I have been using Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub. I feel like this has got rid of all of the dead skin which you get on your lips in the winter months and has helped me prepare for if I want to wear a matte lipstick in particular. I would recommend this to anyone I use it all throughout the winter months and a pot lasts forever.
When I attended an event last year in the goodie bag was a Hurraw Coconut Lip Balm. At the time I just put it into my stash and never used it until just before christmas when I found it again it is one of the most hydrating lip balms I have ever used which just make me so happy because I have horrid dry lips when I have not moisture them
What products have you been using recently