As new makeup comes into my collection, often my old favourites get put on the backburner a little bit. It’s just how things tend to go – I’m always on the lookout for the next best thing. But for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been making a conscious effort to reinvite the old favourites back into my routine. I believe the blogger term for it is ‘shopping my stash’ but it hasn’t really been anything that organised. But nevertheless, I have been loving it. Somehow, even though they’ve been sitting in my drawers for ages, adding a few favourites back in has reinvigorated my routine. So I thought it was necessary to rave about them once again. Here are some of my latest makeup rediscoveries.
I’ve been rotating my foundation quite a lot lately, trying to work out what works best on my slightly drier skin during these winter months. And one morning, while in a rush to get ready for work, I stumbled upon this handy stick foundation. A couple of swipes on each cheek, on the forehead and chin and a quick blend out with a buffing brush and I fell back in love. Since then, I’ve been using it alone or to build up coverage on certain areas, pairing it with other bases. Alabaster is one of the best shade matches I’ve found and the finish has been working well for me lately. It effortlessly sets down with powder and wears well throughout the day, my love for this one seems to of stood the test of time. You can read a full review here, if you’re interested.
I well and truly gave into the Tarte Shape Tape hype. And I totally get it, that stuff rules. But I’ve been falling back on my previous love from UD lately and it’s definitely not worth writing off. It’s thinner but doesn’t disappoint when it comes to coverage and always blends out effortlessly, whether it’s under the eyes or on spots. I’m more than halfway through this tube and I’m showing no signs of slowing down. It’s particularly awesome when paired with the corrector – as I mentioned here. It’s also much more readily available than the Tarte Shape Tape.
AVAILABLE FROM: this shade is discontinued but you can find other Essence blushes at Priceline.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Essence blushes and although I’ve been loving my newer additions to their line-up, I’m glad I kept this oldie but a goodie hanging around in my drawers. Adorable is the perfect subtle, baby pink. It adds so much life to my complexion without ever looking over the top. And it’s such a no-brainer for me now for days when I’m running late and need something quick and easy. For their price point, Essence blushes really just can’t be beaten.
My brows have had a mind of their own lately. I’ve been trying to grow them out but realistically, they just started looking messy and took forever to tame each morning. My ABH Brow Wiz wasn’t quite getting the job done so I reached for this Hourglass beauty, the first proper brow pencil I ever bought, and suddenly my brows were behaving. The angled nib does a great job of really filling in the sparseness I get through the front of my brow but on an angle, it’s still precise enough for me to carve out the tail. And the shade is just right, too. Now I’m wondering why I put this one down in the first place.
I feel like I’m always in a bit of a lipstick rut. So many options and somehow, I keep reaching for the same old favourites. But when they’re this good, it’s hard to convince yourself to try new things. This Bold Gel lipstick formula is creamy, hydrating and so easy to wear, and Rebel Rose is pretty much my perfect slightly-mauve, slightly-pink shade. So it’s no surprise that I find myself throwing it in my handbag all the time. It’s frustrating that these aren’t easy to find in Australia because if there was ever a lipstick repurchase on the cards, this would be it.
What makeup products have you rediscovered lately?
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