In an attempt to try and utilise some of the products that I own but rarely use, I’ve been grabbing a few items out of my collection at the start of each month to try and work into my daily makeup routine. I’m going to do a little roundup each month of the products I’ve been using and what I think of them. These are the products that I shopped from my stash during July –
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
– I’m usually pretty loyal to my Benefit High Beam, but I’ve been using this liquid illuminator quite a lot recently. It gives a pretty peachy gold sheen to the cheeks which helps to brighten my corpse-pale face on early winter mornings.
Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud – Honestly, I can’t wait to finish this blush. Not because I don’t like it but because it’ll be the second blush I’ve ever finished completely and that is a massive achievement. Hooray for me!
Benefit BeneTint – I completely forgot that I owned this (possibly because it’s so tiny and I had it tucked away at the back of my makeup storage) but I’m really glad that I dug it out to use it again because it gives the prettiest rosy tint to the lips. It’s designed to be a dual-use product but I stick to using it as a lip stain only.
MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study – I wear this on my lids on most weekends when I can’t be bothered putting in much effort. A simple swipe of this across the lids gives a lovely champagne sheen.
MAC Gleam Eyeshadow – My friend gave me this eyeshadow because it didn’t really suit her makeup style anymore, but it is absolutely perfect for me. It’s very similar to MAC’s Naked Lunch eyeshadow in that it’s a neutral champagne colour with a satin finish. Which is what around 75% of my eyeshadows are. Nice.
I’ve always been hesitant to buy makeup sets, mainly due to the fact that I feel like I wouldn’t be able to use up the whole palette as there are generally only one or two items within the palette that I like, and the rest would go to waste. Thankfully this is definitely not the case with the Becca Fallen Angels palette. I didn’t actually buy this product for myself, it was sent to me by Pinkcupcake from The Adore Beauty Forums, during their yearly Secret Santa event. And even though this is probably not a product I would’ve ever purchased for myself, I’m absolutely in love with it.
From the top we have the Highlighter in Narcissus, The Lip & Cheek Creme in Nectar and the Lipgloss in Sunrise. The colours are a lot warmer than I would normally opt for, but they actually look really beautiful on my cool toned and very fair skin. The blush in particular looks quite heavily pigmented in the above swatch, but if you’ve not used the Becca Lip & Cheek Creme’s in the past you should know that they blend out beautifully. Nectar blends out to be a beautiful coral-orange shade, which was perfect during summer. I’m not sure the above swatches really do the products justice, because the highlighter looks far more beautiful than that in person. So much so that I would repurchase a full size of it, if I ever manage to get through the palette sized product. The Becca Fallen Angels Palette retails for $65 AUD and can be purchased from Australian online beauty retailer Adore Beauty
. Note: This was a limited edition product, so stock will be limited.