Shopping My Beauty Stash December 2015

Shopping My Beauty Stash December 2015

I love rummaging through my stash each month and switching up products, its such a great way to rediscover old gems and also use products you’d completely forgot about. So these are the products I have added to my current makeup drawer,

HD Brows Quad in Foxy 

This was in a Glossybox quite a while ago and I used it a lot when I first got it, I really only use one of the shades & that is Warm Brown it was a good colour match for my brows. Then after I bought Benefit Gimme Brow this quad was pushed to the back of my collection. I do like filling in my brows but I am quite lazy so wouldn’t do it daily and that’s why I love Gimme Brow so much (its so easy & quick to use). I will try and use this HD Brow Quad more this month, I might try and depot the other colours & pass them on to people that will use them. Seems a waste to only use up one colour.

Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream SPF25

Oh I do love this base, it wasn’t forgotten about but I have so many base products that its hard to use them all up. This Clarins BB Cream gives my skin such an even and healthy look, its formula feels lightweight on the skin but still offers a good amount of coverage without feeling or looking too heavy (if that makes sense). Its so easy to blend and over the Winter months it tends to be slightly dark for me so I mix it up with a little of the Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator and that makes it just the perfect shade. This BB Cream has SPF25 so its a great everyday option.

Essence Blush Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll

I must make a confession that I don’t always wear blush I find that my cheeks are always a little pink and flushed and I don’t want to look too much like Aunt Sally. When I do wear blusher I like a subtle soft pinky peach colour and think they suit me best, I had totally forgot I had this beautiful Essence blush and thought I should show it a little love. Its a nice dusty pink shade, very soft and natural. I am excited to get some wear out of this & I love Essence makeup, its so affordable and incredible quality.

Shopping My Beauty Stash December 2015

Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Safari

I have three of these mono shadows and I love them, this is in the shade Safari and its a beautiful taupe with a slight shimmer. Its a really easy colour to wear alone all over the lid, Its subtle but pretty. The eyeshadow is easy to blend and lasts so long on my lids. I’m pleased to have this back in my everyday makeup bag and I will be using it a lot over the upcoming weeks. I also like the classic Chanel packaging and its such a pretty product to have in my collection

L’Oreal Colour Riche L’Ombre Pure Eyeshadow in Golden Nude

I have a couple of these single shadows and they’re all beautiful I would say this golden shade is the one I have used the least. I think thats because its not a shade I would wear daily but its so pretty and I wish I had found it in December so I could have used it in my Christmas Party makeup look. This shadow is so silky and buttery and the golden colour looks almost metallic and wet on the lid, it reflects the light which makes it so much more intense. Excited to have a play with this colour again.

Collection Lip Butter in Vintage Rose

These lip butters are so affordable and I love this colour. I have been wearing more berry shades over the past few weeks so this is a welcomed addition to my daily makeup bag. I find this soft peachy pink, is quite a subtle colour, but you can build it up to be more pigmented and bold. It makes my lips look healthy and brightens up my face. It is the perfect everyday shade, the formula is creamy and glossy on the lips.

Shopping My Makeup Stash December 2015

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

I always use a powder and have a few that I love and are on rotation this Soap & Glory one was my absolute go to powder in 2014 but I seem to have neglected it this past year. I must have used it a lot though because I have hit pan on it. I do get oily and this is great at keeping shine at bay, its lightweight and translucent so its not going to add any more colour to your base. Maybe I will be able to use this up over the next few weeks (thats exciting).

Bourjois Delice De Poudre Duo Bronzing Powder and Highlighter

I have had this for so long now & never used it, thats criminal because it looks so pretty. I like that you get a highlighter & bronzer in one product, I will be interested to see how it compares to my beloved Solar Powder from Soap & Glory, I use that all the time.