With being a beauty blogger it means I have an abundance of make up and beauty products, of course you can’t use every single product every single day so some products become unloved and forgotten about. This is when ‘shopping the stash’ happens, a phrase which I’m pretty sure was brought about by Laura aka Lolipop26 (my beauty blogging god) and involves you having a browse through your collection and discovering new products but for free.. hence shopping your stash. I did this yesterday afternoon, I have a system of two make up bags, one massive one and one for everyday make up. I try to mix up the products in my massive bag as that holds unloved products and swap them for ones in my everyday bag. You see I don’t want the other products to get jealous of each other 😉
Yesterday when I was having a little look through my collection I came across my cream blushers from Topshop and had a brain wave to use them with my Real Techniques stippling brush which worked an absolute treat! I’d always found applying cream blushes mightily hard and had found myself giving up with them so I’m happy I have finally found a technique/brush to use with them, a more detailed review of this will be up in the next few days. I also had a little play around with my Naked 1 palette which I have neglected lately, I’ve been trying to use my Naked 2 palette every day to get myself used to it and whilst I am slightly warming to the palette I decided to pay some attention to my favourite palette. Using Sidecar and Smog I created a smokey brown eye which is a look I am LOVING at the moment and I have a feeling it will be a combo of eyeshadows I won’t be giving up anytime soon! It’s always nice to discover new ways to use products in your make up collection, it makes you feel satisfied that you have something new and you didn’t need to spend any money. Brilliant.
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation & Estee Lauder Double Wear
St. Tropez Skin Illuminator in Rose
Estee Lauder Doublewear Max as concealer
Benefit Erase Paste as under eye concealer
Topshop Head Over Heels Blush
Frontcover Shadowbase primer
Sidecar (all over lid) Smog (in crease of eye) Sin (to highlight brow bone) from Urban Decay Naked 1 palette
Rimmel Day 2 Night mascara
Look Beauty Stretch Factor waterproof mascara
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
Models Own Smokey Eye Kit- Simmer- To fill in eyebrows
Nothing aahhh but I did put on Shy Girl and Hue from MAC after this photo was taken.
Have you shopped your stash lately? I hope you all have a great Tuesday night, mine will consist of chilling watching tv as tomorrow I’m off to London for an event for MUA, if you’re going let me know and I’ll see you there 🙂