Monday, 27 March 2017

The Untouchables - My Least Used Makeup Products

Not all beauty products are born equal and as someone who buys more than her fair share of makeup, there's always going to be products that just don't see any face action - the Untouchables as I like to call them, a bunch of products that for one reason or another are left to gather dust in the depths on my makeup drawer. 

I recently did a cull of unused beauty products but there are a few unused items remaining that I thought I would share with you today. 

My Least Used Makeup Products - Life in Excess Blog

My Least Used Makeup Products - Life in Excess Blog

My Least Used Makeup Products - Life in Excess Blog

My Least Used Makeup Products - Life in Excess Blog

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in shade 02 Robust Rhubarb - Remember when stick-form beauty products were all the rage? I jumped on the bandwagon with several chubby stick lip products and this cream blusher stick - sadly they've all been gathering dust in my drawer ever since. I love the peachy pink, 'Rhubarb' shade but on the whole, I don't find this an enjoyable product to use day-to-day and find myself reaching for powder blushes instead. The crayon style application means that it's easy to apply too much product and the cream formula requires more effort to blend out. 

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation in shade 10 Beige - As much as it pains me to say it, I really dislike this foundation. It does nothing to flatter my skin and actually clings to drier patches giving a flakey/powdery appearance. Sorry Chanel but it's a no from me. *Sobs into receipt*

NARS Amour Blusher - It's another blusher guys. This time, it's a product that I do actually really like, shade and formula, it's just that for one reason or another, I don't find myself reaching for it. Since moving to the UAE, I've been trapped in a glossy skin, peachy pink glow wormhole that I've yet to escape from and shades like Amour are sadly left on the shelf. 

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow x4 in Party of Pastels - If truth be told, this palette was an ill thought out purchase. Yes, the shades are a very pretty collection of purple pastels but realistically, I'm just never going to wear these shades often enough to warrant buying this set. It's another dust gatherer and one that despite my best efforts, just doesn't get the love that it deserves. 

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in shade 570 Smoky Topaz - This gloss is an all round, let down. Okay, the shade is a really pretty dusty nude, it swatches beautifully and is full of pigment but on the lips it's a gloopy, slippery mess. It settles into blobs around the corners and inner part of the mouth almost immediately and for me, is totally unwearable. 

Have you tired any of the products mentioned here? Do you have any 'Untouchables' sitting in your makeup stash? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. 


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