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Old makeup clear out.

Hello all my beauty lovers,  I am bringing back my makeup reviews, hauls and used products.  Tried and tested.
I always buy a mixture of high end and drug store, and now I feel I am getting used to the sort of formulas I like I feel I am more than ready to show you my tips, tricks and all time favourite products.

old makeup

Today I had a good look in my makeup drawer and thought, I do not use half of this makeup and it’s taking up so much room.   Today was the day to remove the makeup I have tried and disliked or just not used for a LONG time.

All the products in the picture above have probably been in my drawer for as long as 1-4 years (hides face in shame).  I know I know 4 years is a bloody long time to not use it all.

I am trying to teach myself to use eye shadow more and create some new eye looks.  This is a huge lesson for me, I am no way going to start looking like those beauty gurus on Youtube in a LONG time.  Hence why a lot of the above makeup is eye shadow palettes.

Products removed:

Smashbox palette with 30 eye shadows, 3 blush and 1 contour shade- lovely palette, amazing.  I just never used the bold colours and then never used the palette.  Have had this for 4 years.

Smashbox smokebox  6 shades- too dark for me. I used to use the black shadow a lot more for liner.

Estée Lauder blush palette- too dark for my complexion now.

W7 neutral eye palette- not used.

Urban decay setting powder-  too orange for me now.

Smashbox contour- too orange for my skin tone, but a fantastic contour shade that lasted me for EVER.

Benefit – double brow.  Just not easy for me to use, I am a beginner with drawing on brows.

Rimmel BB cream- did not like the formula

Maybelline velvet- Again did not like the formula and tried multiple times.

Milani blush-  not very pigmented so ended up not using it.

Mascaras- out of date

NYX matte lip- felt very dry and used to feel crusty on my lips EWWW.

Rimmel lasting 25 hour powder foundation- only bought on holiday as waterproof and had sun protection but again not easy to use.

Collection, concealer-  not my type of formula and just pulled at my skin.

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Milani illuminating face powder

    

  
  
Hello all, I bring to you the Milani illuminating powder, I bought this last month as I was looking for an affordable highlighter for next month. I saw good reviews but obviously need to test it myself. I was unsure of what shade to get especially as it looked pink I’m the photo. So I opted for 03 Beauty’s touch.

It looked gorgeous when I received it the other week on my hand it’s not very easy to see but there is a shimmer there, this is deceiving as when I actually applied this to the tops of my cheek bones I found the pink came through more than the shimmer, which then made me look like I doubled up on blush.

The packaging for this product is gorgeous, the gold packaging makes it look a little more up market in my opinion.  This product cost me about £5.99 which is super inexpensive for any of you looking to not spend a fortune. This brand is not sold in any shops in England so I had to purchase mine online with Amazon, which is easy anyway… I am a bit addicted to Amazon ( you will find that out a lot).

XI have applied this using the blush brush by Real techniques,  only problem is that to get any pigment I have to really swirl my brush around before I can apply,  at the moment I am just using it as a blush as i find on my complexion it appears quite pink even with a small amount, but it is more subtle, giving a natural dewy complexion which is great if you want a fresh faced look for every day.  The shade may be better for darker skin tones, if you have a different result please leave a comment below.  

I don’t think I will purchase this again as its not a highlighter but more a blush.  It is a beautiful shade but I would rather it have more of a shine and less colour next time.  I would recommend it as a blush for you all as its super affordable and does give a lovely finish to the cheeks.

  

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Hannah xo

Milani baked blush 

   
    
   
Hello,  

Recently I bought a few new makeup products to try out as I have a wedding to go to soon.  I was looking for a lovely coral/pinky tone to go with my dress so I was having a look through Amazon and came across the Milani brand, which I have heard good things about by YouTube gurus.

This blush is a baked blush and comes in the color Luminoso, the case does seem very large but on further inspection I found there is a hidden mirror and brush compartment hidden under the blush, I haven’t used this yet but I am sure it will come in handy when I travel.

The appearance does look lovely, it is a drug store makeup brand and not a high end product, I only paid £4.49.  Which is an amazing price for the quality.

The powder has a creamy feel and it’s lovely and blendable.  There is a slight shine to it meaning you may not need a highlighter with it.  There is a swatch above and that was with a small amount, so it is very build able as well. 

Overall I would recommend this blush to anyone it is gorgeous, I am thinking of buying more in different shades next time, but it is so worth the money, and better than some of the high end blushes I have tried in the past.

Huge thumbs up and 5 stars to this blush xox