It's almost May, therefore I am almost broke. The money from my summer job is slowly dwindling, but I still want to update my makeup wardrobe now that spring is upon us. Therefore I am implementing a tried and true technique: shopping my stash.
I've recently reduced the excess amount of makeup products I own, however, there are still some that are hidden under all the piles of concealer and stacks of palettes that I haven't used in some time. I think it's a really fun way to find new inspiration and revamp your makeup look for a special occasion, change in season, or when you're just feeling bored. For some inspiration, here are the products I found from digging in my stash.
Cloud Paint release, I've been all for liquid and cream blushes. I unfortunately don't have many, but I found this gem buried underneath all my cream products and was very excited to start using it again. The shade is a perfect taupe-mauve, which matches with essentially any makeup look. I love using it to give a little warmth to my cheeks when I've got a bold lip or smoky eye, but it also gives a gorgeous, natural glow to a bare face. Pair with: Benefit highlighters mentioned below.
here), but I have stopped using it over the past year or so in favor of some Tarte palettes (which I still love). Nevertheless, this palette is stunning. It has 16 fantastic shades, eight matte and eight shimmers. I've worn nearly every shade in a way that I enjoyed - both natural and dramatic. Once again, these shades last for hours and hours on end without budging. They are definitely one of my top three eyeshadow formulas.
Lastly, another Benefit mini: a beautiful highlighter. This one gives a more dramatic, bright glow than the first one, something I find much better for an evening look. It doesn't have any shimmer in it, so I actually really like layering this with a powder highlighter, something like the Becca Moonstone highlighter.
Shop my stash:
Have you ever shopped your stash?