Gems From The Neglected Lot – 1

The 5 product face: moisturised skin, Dior BB Creme, Makeup Forever Sculpting blush #10, Makeup Forever Eye shadow as Contour #76, Tarte LipSurgence in Elite on the lips

This happens with me a lot : Buy things on impulse, get disappointed in one use, shove them away, then buy some more, then find the forgotten ones again while clearing out the clutter! This in fact is one of my fail-proof ways of keeping my makeup in rotation before most of it goes bad! So every two weeks or so (or whenever I can remember to) I go through my stuff and pick out the makeup I haven’t used in a while and put them at the top of the pile! next I am going to index everything and write an algorithm for maximum efficiency! The nerd me taking over! help!!

To start with, I bought the Dior Nude BB Cream last summer under some serious #bblogger pressure! With catch words like ïlluminating” and “second skin” floating in my head I came home excited only to be disappointed! So like so many other foundations this poor BB cream got stashed away without much use!

Cut to almost a year later, I now understand this product! I got the shade #3 which was a tad dark for me then, but once blended in natural light it looks appropriately natural!
Its about medium coverage and mostly matte, and is best used around the T-zone to just even things out and add a very very barely there glow! In the above picture other than a moisturizer I am not wearing any concealer or powder in order to show the true effects of the BB Creme. I have used it in the T zone, forehead and around my mouth, see how well it blends!

Next, are these two makeup pieces from Makeup Forever. I got the matte eyeshadow in #76 beige and the Sculpting blush in #10 way back in 2012 (thats not too old for powder products right? ). I don’t know whats with the store lighting, products always change their behavior once I am back home! This eyeshadow looks quite powdery on my eyes the blush, supposed to peach was too pink!

Anyways, luckily for me the eye shadow works really nicely as a contour powder and now that I am into more pink blushes, things look a little bright! Together these two blend perfectly on the cheeks and create a very sculpted look as you can see in the pictures!

Forgotten Makeup

The Lancome Hypnose Mascara is an ideal contender for the “Youtube made me buy it” makeup! I don’t love it, there I have said it! The formula is thick and gloopy and gives me unwanted clumpy lashes! I am more of an “understated but defined lash” person, so this was abandoned right after it came home! The last couple of weeks I decided to use it up and found a way around with the formula. I now dab the wand on a tissue before coating my lashes and that does not cause any overkill! I am definitely not repurchasing this but its good as long as it lasts!

Please ignore my unruly eyebrows! they had vowed not to behave!

At last, my lovely Tarte Lip Surgence. This was part of a set of 5 lip surgences couple of seasons back. The shade I am wearing is called elite. Perfect peachy pink very appropriate for this time of the year! I have other colors from this set as well, including a matte Exposed lip tint and I am currently wearing them in rotation. Why did I ever stop wearing these ? I wonder!

I will be doing more of such posts in the future, as you can tell I have a lot more makeup which is waiting to be rediscovered!

Hope you liked this post! I am happy the pictures can actually show the contour effect of the beige shadow, and as long as the infamous Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder doesn’t come my way, I hope to make full use of this!

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