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Thursday 24 March 2016

Rediscoveries #2 featuring MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Becca

In an effort to actually use my make-up collection more and also be more mindful with my spending, I have been increasingly "shopping my stash" over the past couple of months. It's actually good fun to do and it also makes me decide if a product is worth keeping (and using!) or if I should just pass it on to family & friends. Today, I want to share with you my three most recent rediscoveries and why I definitely couldn't part with them.

MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink: I don't know why I ever stopped using this lip gloss - probably because I started to fall in love with lipsticks, but I have fallen back in love with this product again. It is absolutely a "my lips but better" shade - a pinky nude (would be perfect for brides) and is very pigmented, which is quite unusual for a gloss. I adore the slightly vanilla scent of Plushglass glosses and although they feel quite sticky initially, this soon dissipates, also it isn't so sticky that your hair will be stuck to your lips - it seems to just stick to your lips, making it quite long lasting for a gloss. It tingles slightly upon application but it is not uncomfortable and I find that no matter what condition my lips are in, this applies evenly and makes them look moisturised and plump. I cannot fault this lip gloss and am so happy that I have rediscovered it. 

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone: I bought this last summer after Tati listed it as one of her top 5 highlighters. A few weeks later, it was my birthday and I received Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting and I became addicted to using that & forgot about this product. I think that I was unsure which was the best way to use this product initially because it is a creamy lotion and when I tried to apply it as a highlighter over my base, I found that it disturbed my foundation. I then tried to use it as a primer but it wasn't hydrating enough compared to Clarins Beauty Flash Balm but more recently I have found that I enjoy mixing it with my foundation and I think it works best for me that way. I especially love mixing it with Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow foundation because although that foundation adds glow, it is also quite matte & I prefer a dewy finish and this product adds some dewiness. It is a champagne/gold colour, which is perfect for my skintone but there are four other shades available. I also think I will get more use out of it in the coming months on good skin days when I don't want to wear foundation but want to add some dewiness to my skin.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia palette: I had forgotten just how beautiful this palette is! I have so many eyeshadow palettes and they definitely deserve more attention so I will start rotating them more frequently. This palette has 10 eyeshadows and a double ended fluffy brush (which is pretty good quality). All 10 shadows are very pigmented and there is a nice variety of shades in there - all warm toned and a variety of finishes: shimmers, satins and mattes. Although I own a lot of shadows, I don't have anything else quite like Sienna, Caramel and Fresh Peach. I have only used Aqua once but the beautiful and very creative, not to mention talented, Dagmara from Mummy's Beauty Corner has inspired me to be a little more adventurous with my eye make-up so I think I will try using Aqua a little more often. Overall, I love this palette and am delighted that it is at the top of my palette drawer again so it can be shown more love.

I would love to know if you have rediscovered any old loves recently? Do you "shop your stash" often? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

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