Shopping the Stash


Last week I wrote a post all about my tips to get out of a makeup rut and one of the things I mentioned was doing a bit of a shopping of the stash. I thought that for today's post I'd shop my own stash and show you all the products that have gotten lost in the depths of my makeup collection.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
The Naked palettes are one of those things that you gotta have as soon as they come out, you use them religiously for a few weeks and then they get neglected. I am drawn mostly to the shades in the original Naked palette as they are much more bronze/warm toned, which is what I normally go for on an everyday basis. That being said, the taupey shades in the Naked 2 are gorgeous and not to be overlooked.

MAC Crosswires Lipstick
As we're moving into summer I find myself wanting to wear bright lipsticks more and more. I bought Crosswires last summer and fell in love with it but it definitely got neglected when the colder months came around. It's a gorgeous coral pink (although it looks very red on camera) that strikes a perfect balance between not being too bright or too nude.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Sometimes there are those products that don't leave you with a very good first impression so they just get shoved to the back of the makeup drawers, that is definitely the case with the Bobbi Brown creamy concealer. I am a huge fan of the corrector, but when I first tried the concealer I wasn't blown away, it was a bit thick, ever so slightly too light in color, and didn't live up to the expectations I had for it. However, I'm gonna give this one another shot and who knows, it might become my new favorite concealer!

NARS Kalahari Duo
I feel like because I have so many eyeshadows a lot of them don't get used very often and that is what happened with this lovely duo from NARS. The palette includes a shimmery medium gold color and a reddish brown, very similar to MAC Sable. These two colors look great together on their own or together and I will definitely try to fit this in with my summer makeup rotation, because let's be honest, who doesn't love a gold/bronze eye during the warmer months?

Sigma F40 Contour Brush
I used to use this brush religiously for blush and then I got the MAC 129, which replaced this offering from Sigma. It's a great brush both for blush and contouring and it is quite possibly one of the softest brushes I own. Especially since I've gotten more into contouring lately, I'll have to give this brush another go.

MAC Ladyblush Cream Blush
On a day-to-day basis I tend to stick to powder blushes because I find cream blushes to be a bit of a faff and that's why I haven't picked up this blush in a while. Ladyblush, from MAC however, is a great everyday color because it can pretty much go with any makeup look, not too pink or peach and it isn't too bright.

What makeup items in your stash have you forgotten about?

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