Buying new makeup means a few older items tend to get pushed aside. Recently, I've been 'shopping my stash' and delving into my makeup collection to see what bits need some love.
The Naked Basics Palette is one I always forget I have. I've been recently gravitating towards creams shadows and when I do use powder, my MAC palette is my first stop but naked basics is such a good palette. For great quality, long lasting matte shadows, you cant go wrong with Urban Decay. This palette has six neutral shadows - temptalia has great swatches here. My favourite shades are venus and walk of shame but faint is a really nice shade for using in the crease. On the outside they seem like boring, fail safe shades and I suppose they are foolproof but then again its a neutral palette - neutrals pretty much work for everyone so its a nice staple palette to own.
I have a fair few nail polishes in my collection despite not wearing polish on my nails that much, well apart from my toenails - does anyone else feel bare if their toes aren't painted?!
A great nail polish for summer is China Glaze make some noise, which is a coral red with orange tones. China glaze are one of my favourite brands and one I feel are really underrated. Their polishes are always great quality and not overpriced either. I have some new shades to blog about very soon!
My lip drawer is slightly messy right now. I have a habit of buying a lip product, wearing it like crazy and then it never seeing the light of day again - I'm determined to start incorporating more lip colours into my makeup routine, especially since I've rediscovered Urban Decay's Revolution Lipstick in naked (reviewed here). Its such a beautiful nude pink shade and so perfect for everyday wear. The formula is also really good quality for £15 and doesn't feel as drying as MAC lipsticks can.
Another lipstick rediscovery are Revlon Lip Butters (I swatched a few here). I was obsessed with these when they first launched- they're so comfortable and weightless to wear but I think the excitement kinda tailed off. They're still lovely lipsticks but I put them to one side for a while and I'm only just getting back around to using them. The shades are gorgeous though - strawberry shortcake and cupcake are both lovely pink hues. Similarly, I've also rediscovered the Loreal Caresse Lipsticks, which are a similar texture to lip butters in being a cross between a balm and lipstick. However, these have better pigmentation, though they are a similar price.
Have you tried any of these?