Make Up, Shake Up #1

Monday, August 20, 2012

My August challenge has made me think about not just the clothes I have languishing in the back of my wardrobe but all the things I have that I rarely use. Take my make up drawer for example - it's full of stuff and yet I use the same items day in, day out.

So, taking a leaf out of Lauren's book I decided to do a weekly make up, shake up to mix things up a bit. Although so far I haven't been organised enough to post weeky. Oops.

Firstly, I have to say that there are some items that I just could not do without - eyelash curlers, obviously. Elf Eyelid Primer (introduced to me by Lauren), Avon Supermagnify mascara, the only thing that works on my lower lashes. Benefit Erase Paste, a recent find but one I instantly fell in love with! And Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit, I searched high and low for a decent eyebrow kit and this is by far the best and the only one that doesn't leave me with orange brows. These will remain in my make up bag no. matter. what.

Week One
Elf Brightening Eye Colour in Brownstone, great colours, my favourite being the maroon colour which I used as an eyeliner quite a lot. I hate the eyeshadow applicators that come with it. They're hard and scratchy. Yuck.

Boots No7 Lash Adapt mascara, I'm on my second tube of this. It's fab, I was absolutely certain that I'd reviewed this, I haven't but I meant to! I have fine, stubborn lashes but this stuff works a treat and the claim that you can apply several coats to build up fullness and length is true, although seven layers (so they say) is pushing it for me.

Eyeko Skinny eyeliner in black, I received this in a Glossybox some time ago. I really like the formula and it stays put but it didn't fit in my make up bag (it was too long) so it got thrown in the drawer. However, my larger make up bag and I are now loving it.

Becca Beach Tint for cheeks and lips in watermelon, another Glossybox item. It smells divine. I only use it on my cheeks for a pinch of colour, it tastes a little odd and doesn't really last as a lip colour. I don't normally bother with blush but this is really nice.

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme Plump XL Lip Plumping Gloss I've had this for ages, it's nearing the end. It's great stuff, lasts for ages, gives a fuller lip (don't expect miracles though it's plumping not totally transformative), it leaves lips soft and tastes yummy. I'd happily purchase this again, as soon as I've used up all the other lip glosses in my possession, which could take a while. I don't use lip gloss on a daily basis so I don't know why I have so many.


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  1. Make-up is a hard one. I have stuff I don't use, but I can't bare to throw it away. I should make a conscious effort to change that.
    I may have to try this Benefit Erase Paste:-)

    1. I'd recommend it! I think I might do a review post soon...

  2. Do you know I have so much make up that I don't use and I really need to sort it out.

    I might have to try that no7 mascara it sounds good x

    1. It's pretty damn good and it takes A LOT for me to recommend a mascara!

  3. I love spying on the makeup that others use. It's a guilty pleasure of mine.
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  4. i'm a bit of a make-up hoarder, but i, too, wear the same thing most days. but i like to have a variety in case i want to mix it up. i might have to try your mascaras...i'm always on the hunt for the perfect mascara!

  5. I really need to invest in some Erase Paste!

  6. I have a small amount of makeup but wear it so little that it takes forever to use up. I got the eyeko in a nude shade, sadly less wearable.

  7. Always on the lookout for a good mascara so thanks for the recommendation. I fear for my make-up now I have subscribed to Glossybox!

  8. Ooh I'll have to have a look for the Eyeko eyeliner, I've yet to find one that stays put!x

  9. This is a fab idea, I've gone a bit boring in my work day make up, sticking to the same colours, might have to copy your idea and shake my daily routine up a bit and use that neglected make up that I have stockpiled. xx


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