I tend not to keep products I don't like, either getting rid of them entirely or passing them along to a friend or family member who may be able to get the product to work. I say this because none of the products I overlook in my collection are there because I dislike them, simply because I've either forgotten I own it or because I put it aside the last time I discovered a new pink blush, perfect bright gloss, or moisturizing balm etc. (I know what you're thinking, and I agree ... this is a bad habit.)
(Left to right): Urban Decay Lip Love Failbait, Beauté Flouron Liquigel Stain, MAC Lip Gloss The Lap of Luxury
I had a spring clean of my makeup collection both to demonstrate how I organize my products (post here) and to discover past season's favorites that will be perfect for the warmer, more sunny weather. I ended up uncovering favorites that I can't believe I'd forgotten. Urban Decay's Failbait (though almost sickly sweet smelling due to the artificial honey fragrance) is an incredibly effective moisturizer/gloss hybrid, and MAC's Lap of Luxury gloss from the Baroque Boudoir collection is a favorite both for the packaging and the gold flecked pink pearl color of the gloss.
I settled on Beauté's Flouron Liquigel stain as my cheek product du jour: though this stain looks intimidating one dab blends into the most lovely, vibrant rose shade on the cheeks. I purchased two shadows this past summer when MAC released their anticipated By Request collection and promptly set them by the wayside. Both Moth Brown and Jeté seem perfectly suited to pair with Chanel's Ombres Perlées de Chanel palette, a spring favorite that I find myself reaching for each year around this time.
(Clockwise from top left): Chanel Ombres Perlées de Chanel Palette, MAC eye shadows Moth Brown and Jeté
All of the products I pulled from the drawers of my stash are vibrant, lovely and perfect for the spring season that's right around the corner. The best part? Shopping for all these exciting products didn't cost a dime. (Well ... not this time around at least.) I do want to make a point or perusing my collection more frequently and rediscovering products. The exercise is both fun, and a lesson on why one ought to avoid purchasing duplicate shades!
What have you recently rediscovered while browsing your stash?