Many of us beauty lovers are so excited about all of the newest launches and discovering the next big beauty innovation that we forget about some really great products – oldies but goodies!
I’ve recently gone through the vault (rummaged through drawers but that sounds less glamorous) and rediscovered some old favourites.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
A great daily foundation, light to medium semi-matte coverage that leaves your skin with a really natural finish. The light gel texture feels fresh and blends into the skin seamlessly. Easy to apply with a brush, beauty blender or with your fingers.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
One of the best matte, non-orangey bronzers you can get. How did I forget about this?! It’s subtle and the hint of chocolate scent always makes it a little more enjoyable to apply.
Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury’s eye products are some of the absolute best! The eyeshadow is so smooth and easy to blend with nearly zero fall out. I’d forgotten how beautiful The Sophisticate matte palette is. This was my go-to every day eyeshadow for a long time. You can see this one has been well loved and it’s definitely something to be repurchased.
Burberry Eyeshadow & Blush
Another great brand for eyeshadows and blushes, Burberry! I’ll admit that Burberry as a fashion brand is not my thing, it’s probably the least interesting not to mention unflattering pattern and colour palette to wear. Very much the same with their cosmetic collection, to some it will be completely boring. However if you are like me and love a good matte brown smokey eye or every day neutral eye, Burberry absolutely nails it!
The shadows are smooth and buttery to apply, they are the EASIEST mattes to blend and the shimmer finish shadows are subtle. On a side note: I have a great dislike of too much shimmer thanks to all of the Instagrammers “slaying” it with their unblended OTT highlighter. Where along the way did the art of subtle blending get lost? Why is everything stripes of brown muddy “contour” and strips of silver “highlight”? Instead of enhancing your natural beauty, it seems like everyone wants to have the same chiseled drag queen-esque visage.
Burberry does subtle very well and is all about the classic smokey brown eye, which you can never go wrong with.
Burberry Light Glow Blush is equally as smooth to apply and this is perhaps the only blush brush that comes in in the package and actually works well. Most of the brushes and applicators that come in eyeshadows and blushes are always completely useless. This one is soft and has a nice angle for quick and flawless application. I’m not crazy about the fragrance of the blush, it’s a bit perfumey but manageable.
There you have it, that’s my roundup of oldies but goodies. Let me know in the comments below if you have some old favourites that you have recently rediscovered.