Shop my Stash #3


It’s been a little while since I last shopped my stash, so I thought I better do it before June rolls around. Can you believe we are almost halfway through the year already? I swear the days pass far too quickly for my liking!


After I have started using the Rimmel London Matte BB Cream in Light*, I remembered my fondness for the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation in Soft Beige. I can’t believe I’ve had this buried in my collection when #WinterIsComing! Matte finishes are great for cooler weather when we don’t want to look as radiant as the warmer months.


Swatches L -> R: NARS Orgasm Blush, L’Oreal Platinum Beige, NYX Roll on Shimmer in Walnut, Revlon in Blushing Mauve

I can often be caught in eyeshadow ruts. Lately I have been rocking MAC Omega and MAC Charcoal Brown on my lids every single day (loving that matte finish) accompanied occassionally with some matte shades from my Naked 3 Palette. I thought on a Shop my Stash post I should branch out. I found my NYX Roll-on Shimmer in Walnut, and jeez man! A shimmery eye is just what I needed to feel fresher! I teamed it with L’Oreal Eyeshadow in Platinum Beige that is a brilliant shimmery brow bone colour. I like popping this on top of the lid as well to add some dimension to this simple eye look.

I have been leaving my cheeks bare or wearing a light dusting of Benefit Dandelion Blush lately, so I thought I would pull out my well loved NARS Mini Orgasm Blush. Although I have shimmer on my eyes, I find that Orgasm isn’t actually that shimmery. I lightly dust it on for a flushed look, and then top it off with translucent powder to dull down the shimmer a little.

One of my favourite everyday lipsticks is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Mauve. It’s a great everyday colour and not too glossy/shiny/matte. It’s just ugh. Perf. If I had to describe the colour I would say it is a rosy brown shade BUT don’t be fooled. This is not a mumsy colour!


I am currently testing out Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara, which I am loving! (Review to come on that one!) But today I thought I would go back to an old favourite - Maybelline Mega Plush Volum Xpress Mascara. I love the wand head but the wand stem (?) is a little bendy for my liking. I am not sure if this is from me being careless or rough with the wand, or if they are all like that. I like the way it separates my lashes but it doesn’t offer as much lengthening properties as some of my other, more favoured mascaras.

When was the last time you shopped your stash? Any hidden gems you had forgotten about?