It is the beginning of another fabulous year, so you get to see what I get rid of and why.
This was my make up stash, before I singled out items I will not be using anymore. By the way, if you want to follow me on Instagram, the account name is wildrosesandlilies ;-)
First up, base:
Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15 - in the original formula, would be the foundation I am getting rid of. I did not like the finish - too dry and it looked chalky, and I absolutely hated the fact that the pump got clogged after each use.
Clarins Lisse Minute Base Comblante - is a silicone based primer. Nothing wrong with it, I just did not reach for it enough to finish it up. I preferred Bourjois's Flower Perfection primer over this.
ByTerry Voile Pudre Eclat - Correcting Mattifying Loose Powder in Ivory Peach - sooo the wrong shade for me! I do not need peach colored powder, in fact I do not need any colored loose powder. On my oily skin, any colored loose powder will look too dark or too off. With the ByTerry powder, not only do I look peachy, but also wrinkly and dry. It sets in fine lines and emphasizes dry patches like crazy. So not worth spending money on...
Next up, eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer - it is fine, nothing to complain about, except the price. I have a primer that does the job, and costs a lot less. So I am not purchasing the full size of this baby.
This is it for the eyes, now for the cheeks:
Last but not least, lips, going from left to right, top to bottom:
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in 30 Fuchsia Ecstasy - I don't know what I dislike more about this one - the fact that it bleeds, or the scent. Clarins Rouge Eclat in 08 Coral Pink - lovely formula, great pigmentation, but I don't reach for this color anymore (my mom will love it though). Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in 52 Orange Red - why does it have to be dirty brick red? Why?
Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate in 03 - not a good shade of nude for me. I wish I would love it, but it's too '90s brown nude on me. Givenchy Le Rouge Givenchy in 202 Rose Dressing - very wearable, very comfortable, not very long lasting, and now very expired, sadly. Maybelline Color Sensational in 445 Mango Diamonds - I was looking for a dupe for an old Clarins favorite, and this shade was the closest thing. Except the Maybelline one has tons of micro glitter, that drives me nuts every time I put it on. So I am not getting glittery lipsticks ever again.
This is it, dear Roses and Lilies, for the products I am letting go of. Would love to know your thoughts!
Lots of love and Happy New Year!