April 29, 2013

Make Up Products I Wish I Used More

Pixi, Topshop, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Clinique, MAC Makeup Cosmetics

I've been watching some make up collection videos on YouTube lately and I always wonder how people with such an extensive collection can use all of their products regularly.  In comparison, my make up collection is a little larger than the average girl but everything fits in one space and I only buy products if I don't own a similar shade.  After looking through my make up space in my wardrobe, I realised there are actually a couple of products which I don't use that often, even though I’d like to.  I thought I would share some of my products which I wish I used more and hopefully it will encourage you to have a look in your collection and find some hidden gems you've forgotten about!

Pixi, Topshop, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Clinique, MAC Makeup Cosmetics Pixi, Topshop, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Clinique, MAC Makeup Cosmetics

My most neglected products are probably eyeshadows.  I don't wear them daily and because I have hooded eyes you can't even tell I'm wearing eyeshadow when I do make the effort! The Pixi Week of Wakeup Makeup Palette is such a great palette when you're in a bit of a rut and you’re not really sure what to wear that day.  There is 3 eyeshadows, 1 blusher and 1-2 lip colours for each day of the week and all of the products are really high quality.  I think I might set myself a challenge to use their combinations for a full week.

Continuing on with the eye theme, I was really excited when the Maybelline Colour Tattoos first arrived.  Cream eyeshadows before them didn’t work on me at all and I'd be left with huge creases on my eyes.  I might try to use these as a base colour for eyeshadow on my next night out.

I haven't really figured out the best way to apply cream blushers yet, particularly the Topshop Cream Blushers.  I always think if I apply them over my foundation it will either ruin everything or I’ll look extremely embarrassed.  I've heard they work best with stippling brushes so maybe I'll get more use out of them if I picked one up.  Recommendations welcome!

Pixi, Topshop, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Clinique, MAC Makeup CosmeticsPixi, Topshop, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Clinique, MAC Makeup Cosmetics

 I’d say the product I have most of is mascara.  It wasn’t long ago where I had a collection of over 20 of them, It was a sad day when I had to throw them out.  The Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara is still one of my favourites, but I’m often in such a rush to do my make up that I don't really have time to fiddle about with two separate mascaras.  The tiny wand really makes a difference to bottom lashes and those tiny inner/outer corner lashes so I really wish I used it more.

Trying to pull off a cat eye liner look has been one of my goals but for the longest time I've never been able to do it.  Its one of those looks which everyone suits and looks amazing in but me! My Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner has been long neglected until the other night when I actually achieved a perfect line with it! Though the other eye.. lets not go there.  It’s probably the easiest liquid eyeliner I've come across so I'm definitely going to be practising a lot more with this one.

Last but not least, is red lipstick.  I always love wearing my MAC Russian Red lipstick but I find that it can be a bit too daring for everyday wear.  The colour is a gorgeous deep red with blue undertones and really looks good on everyone.  I often get more use out of bolder colours by dabbing the colour lightly and blending it out for a more subtle look so I think I'll be trying that with this colour.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it helped you realise which products you've been neglecting! It’s always nice to rediscover old favourites.


  1. Stippling brush + blending brush = best way to apply cream blusher. Why? The stippling brush (Sigma F55 Small Duo Fibre or a Real Techniques Stippling brush) allow you to dip that brush into the pot and apply it without contaminating it with bacteria. Then you get a blending brush (like the Real Techniques Multitask Brush - you could use your fingers too) to smooth out any lines that might be left. I much prefer cream to powder blushers (though I do have love for blushers that are powder and liquid too!)

  2. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:43

    Thanks Ada that was really helpful! I'll need to get my hands on those brushes, been looking for an excuse to get more Real Techniques ones! - Sami

  3. And here I think Topshop blush should be the product I should use less haha. And yes I use a stippling brush, Sigma F55. x

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

  4. Me siga =D ...SEGUINDOOO

  5. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:46

    Will definitely have to pick up the stippling brush, thanks for suggesting one! - Sami x

  6. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:46

    Thats a good idea! I always use the same products, must try it! - Sami


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