Other // My Most Used Beauty Products

Yesterday I felt a bolt of inspiration to go through all of my personal possessions and ruthlessly throw them away. I thought I would start with a cupboard filled with beauty, skincare and hair care products first. I took everything out and put it all on my bed before hearing my inspiration bubble burst as I sat and stared at the vast amount of it all. I then continued to sit and stare at everything for well over an hour and a half.

Whilst my inspiration and energy may have left me, I did slowly decide to start going through my make-up collection. I started with my make-up boxes where I store the make-up that I don't use everyday which doesn't need to be in my main make-up bag. I threw away all of the old, dried up, goodness knows how old mascaras, eyeliners and foundations and, somehow, managed to condense two boxes filled with make-up products just down to one. First job, tackled.

I then lost all hope and inspiration entirely and then laid on my bedroom floor scrolling through twitter for another 45 mins. Daylight had become night-time, the seasons had changed, the clocks had gone forward again and I was still trying to avoid the chaotic scene that was my bedroom. Instead of trying to tidy everything away and make a new home for everything, I found a small light of inspiration to tackle the task of sorting out my main make-up bag where I realised just how many items in my bag were nearly finished. I find it quite hard to use up an eyeshadow palette as there is always a few shades that I would never use but I have surprised myself! It was like looking through my make-up bag with new eyes. Here are my most used beauty products!
I first bought this foundation in Sephora back in February. I didn't know anything about it, I was in desperate need for foundation and it seemed to match my skin colour quite well, if the swatch on the back of my hand was anything to go by. I have used so many foundations now and whilst I am yet to find the one I can't live without, I think this comes quite close. It has a thick and creamy texture and is medium coverage although it is rather buildable. Just typing this has made me realise how much I love it, so much so that I think this deserves its own post entirely. I have nearly finished this bottle and my mum recently bought me another so I have enough to keep me going until I go back to America to buy some more!
If I had a pound for every time I have raved about this product then I will probably...have £60. This was my first ever MAC purchase and it will probably be the first one I will repurchase too. It is the most perfect neutral base for eyeshadows which keep them in place without creasing all day. I loved this MAC Paint Pot so much so that I have quite the collection now but Painterly will always be my favourite and I think it is quite evident from the usage in the photo above!
The usage isn't very apparent in the photos but boy, have I used this blusher. Nearly every day for nearly three years, in fact. You can probably tell that a little goes a long way and it is very, very long lasting. It is the most wonderful neutral toned blush which is perfect for contouring as it has a matte finish. If I could only use one blusher for the rest of my life, this would be it.
I can only apologise for the state of this eyebrow palette! I think it is quite apparent to which shade I use to fill in my eyebrows. I think having an eyebrow kit like this with three different shades is quite difficult as they all vary in colour so I am not really going to need or use all of them. In fact, I haven't even touched the other two shades. I will probably try and make more of an effort to get more use out of the other two shades. I don't really use the eyebrow mascara either but I really like the little angled brush it comes with and I use this far more than the angled eyebrow brush I bought specifically. 
As you can probably tell, this £4 bargain shimmery eyeshadow palette has been well used and loved. Nearly every eyeshadow has been touched which is incredibly rare in a palette with 12 eyeshadows. I know this a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette but as I haven't tried that palette I can't agree although I will say the shade on the top row, second to left is a dupe for the MAC Eyeshadow in Mythology which, in itself is well worth purchasing the palette for. I used to absolutely adore the shade third from left on the bottom row which was my go-to base eyeshadow colour. I wish I could buy that eyeshadow on its own as it was the most perfect shimmery champagne shade!
Collection Work The Colour Nude Eye Palette - £3.99
Again, another well loved eyeshadow palette! After I used up the shimmery champagne in the MUA Heaven & Earth Palette, I turned to this Collection Palette and quickly fell in love with their version of a shimmery champagne. As you can probably tell. I have found myself using this palette a lot more than the MUA Palette recently, mostly because this palette offers matte shades wheres Heaven & Earth does not. I love using the top right and bottom middle shades for a dark brown smokey eye. I love this little eyeshadow palette although I think the highlighter on the top row does not offer anything and is neither here nor there.

So, those are my most used beauty products! What are yours?

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  1. Wow, you LOVE these products! I've finished a Mac Painterly Paint Pot before, but I never dug so deep into eyeshadow palettes!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

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    1. I never thought I would nearly finish an eyeshadow palette before!

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  2. Wow, I', so impressed that you've hit pan and even finished so many eyeshadows! I dit dot around far too much to manage to make a dent in any haha. My most used products definitely include the Balm Mary Lou Manizer and Soap and Glory Archery which I use literally every day! Apart from that I love trying different products too much to stick to anything XD

    Chloe x
    Snug Corner

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    1. Ha ha, thank you! I never thought I would have ever nearly finish an eyeshadow palette. I really want to try Balm Mary Lou Manizer x

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  3. Wow! This can prove how much you love them! Harmony sounds lovely, I must try it one day :) My most worn make up is probably DIor's lip balm, on my third tube now :o
    xo, Jessie | Bear and Berries

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    1. Wow, going through three tubes is dedication! x

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  4. My first MAC purchase was also a paint pot but in Bare Study. I really want it in Painterly too however, it looks like such a beautiful all rounder colour. X
    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. I think Painterly is the one item I could never live without! I use it everyday and have never got fed up with using it x

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  5. I've heard such great things about the paint pots but have never tried one! I must try it =)

    x

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    1. They are my favourite MAC products! x

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  6. OMG I LOVE the colours on the last palette! I've never even seen it before! I'm gonna have to get it! <3 Thank you for showing it to us!

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  7. That MUA palette is one of my faves and most used too! The Collection palette looks great too, will have to check that one out :) xx

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    1. They are definitely my favourites and they are so affordable too!

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  8. The MUA is definitely my most used palette too but I've never seen that collection one! It's so hard to find a cheap matte eyeshadow palette

    Leanne | www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

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