Forgotten Favourites

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We all know too well that products we were once crazy about sometimes slip away from our everyday makeup bag and into makeup storage, only to be discovered and loved again months later.

Strangely enough, I love when this happens because I get excited about the product all over again. Over the past few weeks I’ve come across a few products that I don’t know how I lived without for so long!

I never really forgot the original Urban Decay Naked palette, but I think if I was to have only this palette for the rest of my life it would satisfy all of my eyeshadow needs. Matte, shimmer, light, dark – this palette has it all. I use every single shade in the palette, and haven’t gone a day without using at least one in weeks.

MAC Hue filled a nude-pink lipstick shape hole in my life. Is it pink? Is it nude? It’s both. It has the perfect amount of both shades in it, making it a noticeable lipstick that still could be your lips but better.

After a lot of chocolate was consumed during the Christmas period, my skin didn’t exactly react by glowing with health. I’d one breakout too many, and had to find something that would conceal my blemishes into non-existence. That’s when I dug out MAC Studio Finish concealer. I apply this with a really small lipstick brush for precision, and it does an amazing job at making spots disappear without being cakey or packed-on.

I picked up Rimmel Brow This Way months ago when it was launched, and wasn’t really sure how I felt about it for a while. Then one day when my brows were looking a bit meh and were in desperate need of a threading appointment, I tried it again and loved it. It added texture and colour to my brows, and really filled out all of the sparse bits. It can be a bit gloopy, so a little goes a long way.

Not going to lie, my mam bought me Benefit Hoola bronzer about six years ago.  Yep, six years. I know makeup has expiration dates, but surely a powder can last, right? Anyway, I fished this out of my makeup storage box a few weeks ago, and couldn’t believe how good it was. It’s very pigmented, so just a dab instantly creates killer cheekbones. Plus, it’s great for using as an eyeshadow crease colour too.

After rediscovering these gems, I’m going to make more Storage Wars-like trips into my old makeup storage more often!