It has come to the point where I’m staring at my makeup collection every morning for a full 10 minutes, deciding what to use and then still end up grabbing the same few products. I know there are a ton of amazing products in my makeup collection, but I always gravitate towards my “safe” makeup products that I know will work. However, I want to show my collection a little bit more love and save me some time in the morning so I decided to give myself the “Shop My Makeup Stash” challenge.
Basically, I’ll be choosing a few items that have been neglected from my collection at the beginning of each week and ONLY use those products for the entire week. I will also write short “reviews” of the products before I use them according to how I remember loving/hating them. By the end of the week, I will do an update post on my current reviews of the products and also show you guys a look created using purely those products.
So, without further rambling, here is WEEK ONE!
1. Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara
I remember loving the fact that it gives my lashes tons of length and volume but the problem I had with it was that it really doesn’t hold the curl and ends up weighing down my already stick-straight lashes. I used this so much once that I even included it in my “My Everyday Makeup Products” post.
2. elf Brightening Eye Color in Luxe
I remember being really excited about this because it was only $1! I liked the formula of this quad: the shadows are pretty buttery and pigmented; but I only used it once or twice just because I don’t tend to use colours like these that often. This should be interesting… I guess we’ll see :p
3. Milani Shadow Eyez in 01 Winter White
My sister actually got this for me from a blog sale and I thought it would be a really good inner corner and browbone highlight. I liked this for my inner corner, but it was too frosty as a browbone highlight.
4. Reacheer Blush in BE01
I did a review on this a couple of months ago and I really liked it. It’s a beautiful apricot colour and it’s matte. It gives a really nice flush to the cheeks.
5. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Candy Land
I love the Soft Matte Lip Creams, but I really didn’t like this. It’s a beautiful pink colour, but it’s so thick that it was really hard to get a perfect application. The formula is also really sticky but I guess we’ll have to see how it goes.. take 2!
6. KOSE Esprique Blush
This is a bright coral blush and I remember using this religiously about a year ago. It’s very creamy and easy to blend into the cheeks. The staying power is so-so but the colour is beautiful!
So those were my picks from my makeup stash for week 1! I’ll update you guys at the end of the week and let you know how I find these now that I started using them again.
If you’re like me, and want to show some more love to your products, definitely join in on the challenge 🙂
Thanks for reading, xoxo