Rediscovering great products that make you feel great. What could be better than that?
Let's indulge ourselves with a trip down memory lane: first up a tray with a very special selection:
The first row, left to right:
- MAC So Ceylon MSF - what a beautiful bronze product this is. It gives an amazing shot of warmth when applied and the peach undertone prevents it from looking muddy. It does not deserve to languish in the drawer. I am very sorry So Ceylon.
- NARS Mounia - the blush with the rudest name of them all (if you translate it into Greek that is), but it's still one of my very favourites. It's that perfect pigmented dark berry that makes a statement on the cheeks. I do find it difficult to apply - you need a light dab with a duo fibre brush and that is really it - but its a blush that makes me feel perky.
- MAC Moon River - I remember the scramble to buy this limited edition beauty. It's part blush and a whole lot of highlighter. Pigmentation wise we are talking less than Well Dressed but it imparts that ultra delicate light pink flush and shine that becomes addicting.
The second row, left to right:
- NARS Lola Lola - you will know how old this is by my purchase reference: I bought Lola Lola because I heard that Audrina from The Hills loves it. *Hangs head* Neutral brown with a gold laced through it. It's wearable and pretty and a less plummy version of MAC Sable.
- Milani Luminous - Milani have repackaged this blush but the original is still the best. It's the magic dupe of NARS Orgasm - but far prettier and superior.
- MAC Nuance - everyone on Instagram assumed this was Warm Soul and I can see that: the two are very similar. But this is so much better because its that little bit softer in tone and like So Ceylon, possesses a teeny bit of a peach tone to it that makes it just that bit more flattering. When I look at this (and Moon River) I think of the golden era of MAC...the time when every collection they came out with would have me drooling....*sigh*...times change.
Let's move on to eyeshadows...
The focus here is the eyeshadow on the bottom row, second from the right: Cranberry.
Since I have been back I have used it every single day with either MAC All That Glitters or the beauty that is MAC Blonde's Gold pigment from the 2008 (!!) Overrich collection.
My god the latter combination is just amazing. Blonde's Gold is the perfect neutral with a glow.
I am so glad I held on to this. It's pushing it's expiry date but powders are a little easier to justify hoarding.
This product is what I imagine Burberry Pale Barley to look like and create when applied. Sometimes nothing can beat the joy you feel when finding a great wearable neutral.
So while the shadows are blushes can be stored without spoiling I fear the latter might not be true for the two products below. But we'll find out soon enough...
You are looking at two epic nail polishes: OPI's Vodka & Caviar and Sephora OPI's Metro Chic. Two totally different tones but both fantastic quality, giving opaque coverage in 1 coat. Metro Chic has sadly been discontinued but for those of you looking for the quintessential red polish, you need Vodka & Caviar. It's bright and lifting but still very much a classic red. There is a tone to it that is seldom replicated. Get it :)
Now with all this stash loving in mind I decided to paint my face in some of these beauties today. I know it looks like all my other FOTD's I have ever posted but still, I really liked the look :)
Face: Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation (because wearing an old foundation would be weird)
Cheeks: MAC So Ceylon in the contour, Milani Luminous on the apples, MAC Moon River as highlight.
Eyes: NARS primer, MAC Blonde's Gold all over the lid, MAC Cranberry on the outer corner along with a smidge of NARS Lola Lola.
Eyeliner: Maybelline gel liner
Lips: Face Stockholm lipstick in Leva
If you got this far, thank you for reading! And you know I really tried to keep this post concise but the potential for a ramble is never far away.
See you soon! :)