A Beauty Essential: The Forgotten Products - What's on my face #9


Welcome to my 300th post on my website.

The problem with having a lot of makeup is that some items often get forgotten about and shoved to the back of the drawer and left. So I'm going to show you an entire look using only products I have forgotten about/not used for ages. Okay, let's go...

I have tonnes of primers that get pushed aside for the Benefit Porefessional, so I wanted to use completely different products. So the Maxfactor Face Finity All Day Primer isn't a silcone based primer as such (although it kind of feels like one) but it does smooth out the skin, well kind of, but it's main aim is to extend the wear of foundation. No bells and whistles, just prolonging the wear time of makeup. I'm not a huge fan of this, it makes my pores appear larger, it doesn't allow makeup to blend properly over top of it and it makes the rest of my makeup look odd - like it's just sat there on the skin looking all gross. So, anyway, I apply this to the centre of my face and then I went in with the Bourjois Luminous Serum Primer to add some radiance and glow to my skin.

Then, for foundation, I mixed the Rimmel Match Perfection in Light Porcelain and the Revlon Colorstay in Ivory. They are the complete opposite of each other but I wanted to tone done the coverage of the Revlon one but the Rimmel was too way too light coverage. I like this combo, it gives the perfect customised coverage and lasts a very long time. 

For those dark circles and any blemishes the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint in Fair has found it's way back to me. I used to be a huge fan of this concealer so it may become part of my everyday routine again. Who knows. So that has pretty decent coverage and the foundation had already masked most of my concerns anyway. I also quickly went over my skin with the Soap & Glory One Heck Of a Blot Powder which is always going to have it's spot in my collection. 

For cheeks, The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 01 is still a favourite of mine, I just haven't used it much recently because I've been using the NYX Blush in Taupe to contour with. So I applied this pretty much everywhere so my face matches with the rest of my body as I have been using fake tan. Yay! For blush, the Benefit Rockateur Blusher has been in my everyday makeup drawer for me to use more often, but I just haven't used it yet - this always used to look very orangey/bronzey on my skin which I didn't like but now I think it looks okay on my skin tone, it gives a light flush of colour and also a nice glow to the skin. Don't love it as much as I thought I would, it was very hyped up when it launched but I'm pretty disappointed with it to be honest. 

For brows, the Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph Brow Shaper & Highlighter has been pushed to the back of my eye drawer, so I fished it out and gave it a try and it's still as amazing as ever so that is definitely going to be going back in my everyday drawer.

Right, onto the eyes and this is where I had too many products for just one look really, but first I used the Seventeen Wild Metallics Eyes in Wild Nude which I used to really love, the colour is beautiful, it's a decent cream shadow for the price and it just looks amazing on it's own or as a base. Love it. So I applied that all over my lid as a base and on my bottom lashline.  Then on the inner half, I applied a small amount of Natural Collections Eyeshadow in Willow. I then used the shade Milk Chocolate on the crease and outer V, and a bit on the outer corner of the lower lashline. I then used Asteroid on my top and bottom lashline to deepen the look up a bit more. These shadows are so pigmented, they're creamy and they are so easy to blend. Plus, they're like £2 each. Bargain. Then, I go in with mascara and I decided to use L'Oreal's False Lash Telescopic Mascara which I don't use as often as I should. I like it for a more natural, everyday kind of mascara because I like voluminous lashes and this just doesn't do that. But I'll use it anyway. 

Finally, onto lips and I used the Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids in Vivid Rose. I didn't apply this super bright and vibrant, but I just dabbed it on and blended it in with my finger to get a wash of colour. 

I actually really ended up liking this look and some of these products so I may end up doing these more often and it's also making sure I am using all of my makeup, which is always good. 
There's a few things I wanted to say about the products though. The Maxfactor Primer isn't as amazing as I'd hoped it would be. After applying my makeup, all the foundation, concealer, powder and all that jazz, just sat on my skin, clinged to dry patches and generally just didn't look good. I tried it with my NARS Sheer Glow which is my favourite foundation, and that just sat on the skin too so I'm just not a fan of this primer. Plus, it smells absolutely awful.
The Seventeen Wild Metallics Eyes isn't the best cream shadow ever. Not like the Maybelline Color  Tattoos or the MAC Paint Pots so be aware of creasing. Just apply a really good primer underneath like the Lorac one, or the Primer Potion from Urban Decay and it will last much longer. 
The Natural Collection Eyeshadows are £1.99 each so you definitely need to apply some sort of base under them. They do tend to crease if a primer or base hasn't been applied first, but the shades are so nice that this doesn't really bother me. 

What are your forgotten products? 

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