Saturday, 2 August 2014

Some old makeup favorites

I've been sifting through all my makeup a lot recently, with a short trip away to Byron Bay and the promise of moving into a new house sooner rather than latter when I stumbled across a few bits and pieces that haven't gotten the love they deserve in recent months.

The Stila In The Light Palette ($62 AUD) is one of my all time favorite eyeshadow palettes. I will admit, I've used it more than some other items mentioned in this post over the past few months but I still want it to get used a bit more. I've deleted my original review for this (along with all the posts I made before January of this year) so I will give you all a quick rundown. This palette has ten amazing shades: 
Bare- a matte ivory shade, as you can see this is my favourite base shade.
Kitten- Possibly Stila's most famous eyeshadow, a beautiful champagne shimmer shade that I've even bought as a single shadow so I can use this every day without getting the entire palette out (which is why it hasn't been getting as much love lately). 
Bliss- a matte beige with strong pink undertones, I love to use this shade in my crease.
Sunset- a shimmery red based pink.
Sandstone- a fairly light matte brown shade.
Bubbly- a very light gold shimmer, basically the gold version of Kitten.
Gilded Gold- A matte brown shade with golden shimmer throughout. 
Luster- A dark aubergine shade with golden shimmer throughout. 
Night Sky- A blue shimmery shade.
Ebony- A matte black shade.

All ten of these shades are incredibly pigmented and very easy to blend and apply. I've found these shadows will last an entire day without primer or a cream base, though the shimmer shades do have a bit of fall out if these aren't used. The palette also comes with a Smudge Stick in the shade Damsel, a dark brown, that is not available to purchase alone. I honestly think this palette is perfect for anyone that likes to experiment with a range of neutral shades (as all of the shades would match any skin tone) or for someone that is just getting into makeup and wants to treat themselves to a palette that will enable them to do a range of different looks.

Next is a MAC Sheertone Powder Blush ($41 AUD) in the shade Pink Swoon. As you can probably tell, this blush got a lot of lovin' back in the day. I bought this blush way back when I only used mineral foundation, mascara and occasionally a little eyeliner so adding blush into the mix was a big step for me. Being a sheertone blush, Pink Swoon doesn't come off as dark and bright as you'd imagine, and is actually a very build-able shade. I actually ended up taking this one away to Byron Bay with me, and I've been using it every day since I've 'rediscovered' it. It's quickly becoming something I reach for very regularly. Unfortunately, this blush has been discontinued (why would you do this to me MAC?) so I'm going to try and keep this one for as long as possible!

And last but not least is the Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo ($43.95 AUD). I've mentioned this product in a blog post before (you can find it here) but I haven't really been using it since I published that post due to discovering new highlighters that I've been trying out (let me know if any of you would be interested in a post about highlighters?). I've been using a cream highlighter lately and setting it with my usual matte, transparent powder really wasn't cutting it for me, so I decided to use a little bit of this to set the cream highlighter instead and it works like a dream. Obviously, I want to be using as little of this product as possible because I'm already wearing highlighter, but this highlighter isn't particularly shimmery so I've found it does the job perfectly! 

What are some of your old favorites? 
Thank you for reading, love from Maddie xo