In line with trying to curb my appetite for shiny new things, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and “shop my stash.” Each week (or so), I’ll pick out a few items in my collection that I want to revisit and use. Here’s what I picked out for my first week:
— shu uemura eyeshadow in ME medium brown 885: it’s a forever staple and perhaps my favorite single neutral eyeshadow ever.
— shu uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Prestigious Bordeaux Palette: great neutrals and punches of color and textures.
— Make Up Store Microshadow in Monty: pretty taupe that I should use more often.
OTHER EYE STUFF
— Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliners in Taupe, Black and Nude: new things that I want to test out. Watch out for a Manila-weather-based review!
— Benefit Lemon Aid: eye base I’m trying to use up; part of my Project 10 Pan
— Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara: mascara I’m trying to use up!
— The Body Shop x Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome in Crazy for Coral: long-lost item in my makeup collection that I thought would be nice to pull out and use
— Smashbox Image Factory Air Blush Whipped Cheek Color in Dusty Rose: nice, natural rosy blush that I am trying to use up; part of my Project 10 Pan
Both are part of my Project 10 Pan.
And that’s it! Keep in mind that I can still use other products to sort of supplement these items I picked up. These are like the centerpieces or priority items, I suppose. 🙂
A look I made using the aforementioned products!
I lined my lower lashline with the Rimmel nude liner and I don’t think I like myself with bigger eyes! They look droopy. Cheek color is the Smashbox Whipped Blush in Dusty Rose, and lipstick is Maybelline Chestnut, dabbed lightly.
For the eye makeup, I primarily used Prestigious Bordeaux, then the nude liner, and a slick of mascara on the upper and bottom lashes. For kicks, here is my original review of the palette and a look post using it. I shudder! I think I got better! Hehe.
This is the lovely box that I’m putting all my weekly rotations in. 🙂 Isn’t it pretty?
And I think that’s it! I think it’s probably an odd thing to do, but I decided to “shop my stash,” because I’ve been really intensely wanting to purchase new makeup. This is just a way to a) curb that appetite for shiny new things, and b) really evaluate what I already have. I think it’s a good idea, whoever thought of it! I can’t wait to pick out what I want to focus on next week.
Do you shop your stash? Why or why not?