Monday, 3 June 2013

Makeup Shakeup #1

Applying makeup is something I enjoy doing and over time I find products I love and cannot live without, using them on a daily basis which unfortunately means that the rest of my collection doesn't get as much love as it should. Inspired by lots of you lovely ladies and your love for switching up your routine, I'm going to start a makeup shakeup - changing the products I use on a weekly basis.

This way I get to use the products that survived my mass clear out recently (stay tuned for a blog sale!) and show some old favourites some love. This week I am rediscovering:-

♥ Illamasqua Illuminator in Poised ♥

I can barely believe this has been buried within the depths of my makeup collection for so long. Poised is the most pretty highlighter I think I've ever seen or used. I've had it for almost two years now and I always come back to it as my highlighter of choice. I swatched it here so you can see how gorgeous it is! Unfortunately the Illuminators have been discontinued, having been replaced by the new Gleam cream highlighter in a compact. Personally I find the Illuminators easier to use and I'll be really sad if they don't make a comeback in the future. I'm certainly going to enjoy using it this week.

♥ Topshop Desert Sun ♥

I cannot get over how amazing quality the Topshop makeup line is. Everything I've tried has been amazing and I cannot look at the range without leaving with something every single time. Desert Sun is  marketed as a bronzer but it has a really pretty pinky coral blush on one side with a bronzer on the other and they both have a super subtle shimmer to them. Now the warmer weather has reappeared I'm looking forward to using this to give me some colour.

♥ Topshop Brighton Rock lipstick ♥

I go through phases with makeup and at the moment I'm loving a fresh base, mascara and a bright lippie. I usually go for the same one again and again but as I was rooting through my lippie drawer I rediscovered Brighton Rock which is a bright pink lippie with a lovely satin matte finish. Its gorgeous worn alone or with a slick of pink lipgloss over the top. Statement lips here I come!

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Which products are you going to be reaching for this week? Do you switch your products up on a weekly basis?
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  1. Omg Poised. Must dig that out tomorrow! Have they been discontinued? So rubbish! :-( x

  2. I know right? Remember when I bought that with you! Yeah if you search on the Illy website it brings them up and when you click through to the product page it says discontinued. Such a shame x