Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Shop the Stash | May

Shop the stash May
It's the beginning of May which means it's time for me to once again, shop my stash - something I'll be doing every month this year.  If you want to see what I've shopped so far this year, you can read all about it here.  Some of these products you might have seen in previous 'shop the stash' posts - they're just products where I don't have many in my collection any more, like bronzers - I only have 3 (the Bourjois one, my Jouer one and the Body Shop one) so naturally, some products will keep reappearing.

Over the last month, I have been really waiting for May to arrive so I could start using these again, like my MAC blusher that I only bought a couple months ago in my MAC haul.  So naturally, I've included these this month too.  Here's a closer look at what I picked and why.

Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
This I've had in my collection for a while.  I'm a little dubious (as much as I liked it before) as the powder I picked last month (Revlon Nearly Naked) I really didn't like, it left my skin/foundation really cakey, to the extent that I had to get my favourite one out (Japonesque) so I didn't look awful. I'm hoping this won't leave me looking like I've caked on the foundation, but if it does, I'll be switching back to the Japonesque quickly.

Benefit Rockateur blusher
I bought this quite a while ago and loved it, it really does give the prettiest soft gentle glow, and it smells awesome too!  It has a lovely soft shimmery glow to it, so I'm looking forward to getting reacquainted with this.

MAC blusher in Gentle
For the reasons mentioned above ;)

Makeup Revolution The One foundation
I really did like this, it's quite a thin watery foundation but it has really good coverage, so it'll be nice to give this a go again.

Clinique cream to powder eye shadow
I've picked the one matte one I had in the collection as I'm planning on wearing lots of matte eye shadows this month and I thought this would make a great base.

Dior BB eye cream
A firm favourite of mine, this really is amazing at brightening under the eyes, reducing redness and it doesn't crease on me which is a massive bonus.  It's getting close to it's expiration, so I'm trying to get a bit more use out of it before it self destructs.

Urban Decay Naked basics palette
You know I said I wanted to wear more matte shades? Well, this is where it's all stemming from - I saw this in my collection and thought 'yeah, this needs more love' so I'm planning on wearing it lots this month - keep an eye on my Instagram for matte selfies!

Bourjois light matte primer
Another great product! I'm rubbish at remembering to use primer, but this one will be coming up to it's expiration too so I'm trying to get some more use out of it :)

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