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Friday, 13 February 2015

This week in a bid to stop me splurging on new products I don’t need (student woes!), I delved into the archives of my makeup collection to rediscover some old gems I’d forgotten about.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer 

With it being winter I’ve not been using bronzer as much and recent preoccupation with exams and essays has meant I haven’t bothered doing the whole contour thing when putting my face on, I felt like I had better things to be getting on with. Hoola is a classic bronzer that isn’t too orange, and blends really nicely on the skin. It has a matte finish, which is always a winner when you’re looking to contour or opting for a more natural look.

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

I forgot just how great this powder was, after consistently relying on Bourjois Healthy Mix powder for the past couple of months. It’s very finely milled and transparent so great for all. Unlike many powders you can reapply this throughout the day without risking a cakey face - not that you really need to reapply.  I’m no stranger to an oily T-zone and if I pat on a bit of this in the morning, I normally only need to top up once more throughout the day which is excellent oil-control power in my books. I'm definitely back on the one heck of a blot bandwagon. 

Lancome Hypnose Mascara

I always find this mascara needs to be left to dry out for a couple of weeks to give you best results. But after a few days stashed in the bottom of your makeup bag this will lengthen and volumise your lashes superbly. It separates nicely so no spider lashes!

Sleek Blush - Rose Gold

I will forever return to Sleek for blush, Sleek always reminds me of when I was starting out with makeup, but its blush game is top notch. I’ve been reaching for more cream blush recently to help get a dewy look, but this blush is ideal as the gold shimmer throughout won’t let things get too matte. Plus it means I can skip the highlighter and help reduce the time it takes to get ready. Always a bonus.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer

I’m a bit of a concealer whore, so I’ve got a lot I forget about. You get two-in-one with this. A salmon toned concealer for undereyes and one for blemishes, which makes life easier as you don’t have to bother carrying more than one around. For me, the yellow-toned concealer wins the show, it’s perfect over blemishes as it’s creamy so doesn’t make the area look dry attracting any more unwanted attention to the issue. Plus, the colour counteracts any redness. It works best applied with a small brush to any problem areas.

So there you have it, those are my choices to reintroduce back into my everyday makeup routine.

Have you tried any of these? Or rediscovered any old favourites recently?

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