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Shopping My Stash II

8 June 2015

Round two of shopping my stash yielded a wrongly forgotten-about palette, a cult-favourite concealer, an inexpensive blush and two matte lip creams.

Who remembers when the Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes were all the rage? I had only just started watching beauty YouTube videos back then, and every second drugstore tutorial featured the palette in 'Storm'. Wide-eyed, easily swayed by YouTubers, and equipped with Mum's credit card (sorry Mum), I made an order on the Sleek website and patiently waited for my first proper eyeshadow palette to arrive. I ended up with 'Oh So Special' after a friend said she liked the shades in it best. I listened to her, of course. She knew plenty more about makeup than I did. I hadn't worn anything more than mascara and a tinted moisturiser by that point.

When the palette arrived, I remember being slightly unsure about the pink shade. Which one, you ask? Oh that's right, there's four of them... They're pretty, sure, but they're very pink. The kind of pink you'd wear on your cheeks, AKA the kind of pink that would resemble pink eye on the eyes. The rest of the shades are great, though. Judging by those brush marks, I got a bit of use out of the shades in the second half of the palette, so I don't see why that can't be the case this time 'round.

The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer has been raved about for as long as I can remember, but what I've never heard anyone mention is that there's shimmer running through it. It's nothing so noticeable, but I personally don't look too kindly upon shimmery foundations or concealers. I'm willing to give the Fit Me another go though, just to see if it really is as good as everyone claims. Maybe its thin, blendable consistency will be the answer to my cakey undereye woes.

Cheap and cheerful, the Jordana Powder Blush in 'Touch Of Pink' is your standard coral pink colour, which probably explains why I haven't had the urge to use it. I'm a bit of a blush snob, if I'm honest. On the cheeks, I love a bit of apricot, a bit of mauve, and even a straight up orange, but I find pinks a bit boring on my complexion. This pink has a lot of warmth in it, though. In fact, it's kind of like the more pink version of MAC's Sheertone Blush in 'Peaches' -- a favourite of mine, so I see no reason not to be using this blush more. If you're after some affordable powder blushes, give Jordana a go. They have tonnes of colours to choose from.

The NYX Matte Lip Creams have been around for a while now. They were definitely here before a certain brand (the name of the brand sounds a bit like Lemon Felony) released a certain product they probably claim was responsible for the frenzy surrounding matte liquid lipsticks. I have two of the most wearable colours in the range: 'Antwerp', a mid-tone orangey pink similar to the blush, and 'San Paulo', a deeper, slightly berry pink. I can't remember ever wearing these out, partly because the day I bought these, a friend warned me about how drying these are, but I want to make it a point to give these lip creams a chance. I mean, just look at how nice the colours are! Sammi from BeautyCrush used to wear San Paulo all the time, and anything that's good enough for Sammi is good enough for me, obviously...
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