Saturday, 1 August 2015


Shopping the stash usually means one thing for me: payday has been and gone and I've spent more than I should have.  So rather than buying more make up that I don't strictly need, I have a rummage through what I already have instead.  
It is actually pretty satisfying to come across a product that has been pushed to the back of the drawer, and remember how good it is.  

First up, I've rediscovered Benefit Hoola.  I can honestly say this is one of the perfect products for contouring if you have very fair skin.  The colour is a light bronze without any orange tones in it, and it is perfect for carving out cheekbones and adding a bit of natural looking colour.  
I was really happy when I found this Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon!  I love the colour so much, it is more sheer on than what it looks like in the photo but it is super moisturising and is brilliant if you want some colour but don't want to go for a full on bold lipstick.  
I first bought L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire lipstick when I found out that Kim K had apparently used this shade, Nude Ballet, on her wedding day.  I actually really like it, it's a glossy nude that has an intense colour and lasts for hours.  
Autograph highlighter has featured on this blog more than once before, but it really is a beautiful product that I have been using along the top of my cheekbones.  It leaves a lovely luminescent glow without being too shimmery or fake looking - no ones wants to look like they've been in an explosion at the glitter factory! 
Last up is of course a foundation: I switch up my foundations all the time, regardless of whether or not I've found one that I really love or not.  I have a steady rotation of about three bases at the moment that I really love, and L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte is one of them.  It isn't an old favourite as such, but fairly soon after I bought it I discovered the new Laura Mercier foundation, and got distracted by that instead!  However, I've been reaching for this one again and love the buildable coverage.  It is a great base for contouring over as well, I always find matte bases easier to work on.  

Do you like any of these products?  What old favourites have you rediscovered lately? xx


  1. The Hoola bronzer is one of my favourites especially for contouring! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  2. I have used Hoola to death until I started experimenting with other bronzers. I must do a post like this very soon! ;)

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  3. I've just dug out my Revlon Lip Butters from last year and forgot how much I loved them! :)

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

  4. I am dying to get Benefits Hoola! I do love the Revlon lip butters are great though :)

    Aliya x | |

  5. That highlighter looks beautiful. The lip butter is really pretty too, never seen that sHade before. Xx

  6. So I now want Nude Ballet simply because of the Kimmy K connection - I am so sad! x

    Josie’s Journal

  7. This has definitely inspired me to shop my stash a little more; I know that I've got a bunch of products that are a little unloved at the moment so I think I may have to play around with them and hopefully come up with a few different looks! Lovely post!

    Heather, PorcelainBeauty xx

  8. I adore the Revlon shade! So pretty for summer x

    Martha Jane |

  9. I should definitely start shopping my stash more often! Love the sound of Hoola- I think I've tried it in the past and remember loving it!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  10. The Autograph highlighter looks stunning! I genuinely thought it was Estee Lauder or something :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  11. Of course I am huge fan of the Hoola Bronzer, it's something I need to work on using more often, I tend to lean towards using the Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer.

  12. LOVE the look of the Revlon lip butter, that colour is stunning! I've only tried the paler shades so am defo going to give this a go! Love the sound of the L'Oreal lippy!

    Jasmine |


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