Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Most Used & Abused

These are the products that I have used and abused! They are the ones that I use all the time or the ones I go to frequently. They have proven to be troopers and reliable friends, so here is my honourable salute to them!

Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation in "N5"
Kabuki Brush

As you can see, I have EPICALLY hit pan on my Mac Studio Fix powder foundation compact. I use this all the time! I love it so much and am holding on to this destroyed package to remind myself to pick up another one. It is pricy but totally worth the money! I have used it on bus rides to school when I woke up late, or when I sleep away from home because it is so convenient and provides good coverage with matte protection. I highly recommend this product! 

I have had this Kabuki brush forever. I do not even know who it is by because the name has been rubbed off from continual use. I suspect it was from Tarte but I am not completely sure. I think having a good, durable and small brush is important for anyone who uses mineral, loose, or pressed powers because they apply easily and the hairs are so soft. Love it. Use it pretty much everyday. 

Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream in "Light/Medium"
Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer in "002 Sand"

I have a love/hate relationship with Garnier. I have had success with their skin products, and this BB Cream is actually a little bit amazing. Similarly, with the Mac Studio Fix compact, I have quickly applied this on a commute if I was running late. I know it to be a reliable product with no fuss, which makes it perfect for on the go makeup or just easy convenience. The cream is light and refreshing with a dewy finish and the colour matches seamlessly. I really love this BB Cream and I think it is my primary favourite.

This concealer from Rimmel has been in my purse for years! It is like the concealer that never ends! I picked it up out of desperation while travelling Europe (3-4 years ago). Somehow, it has not dried out or gotten weird, and still applies like butter. I like that it is hydrating and provides pretty sturdy coverage. I use it for emergency blemishes or to cover dark under eyes. I love it and it will continue to be a staple in my bag. 

The Body Shop Brow & Lash Gel
PurMinerals Brow Brush

My Body Shop clear brow gel is looking a little worse for wear now (not so clear anymore), but still gets the job done. It is great for keeping my brows in place and although the clear packaging shows the discolouration from transfer of brow powder, it doesn't affect the way the gel holds the hairs in place. Great product overall. 

My PurMinerals brow pencil was featured in my previous FOTD post about my everyday makeup because I really do use it everyday. The writing is starting to rub off but the bristles are still strong and straight. They pick up the right amount of powder and apply it with accuracy along the eyebrow. I love how powder fills in brows a little bit more naturally, so I use it almost everyday. 

 Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker Lip Balm
Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in "095 Creme Brule"

Ahh, the lip balm of my childhood. We used to have Coke and Dr. Pepper flavoured lip balms when we were kids and I found this gem at a Rexall Pharmacy a while ago and was so excited! I never remember having chapped lips as a kid and perhaps that's because I was addicted to these Lip Smackers! I keep this in my coat pocket, especially in the winter, because it is super moisturizing and smells/tastes so good, haha. And it is affordable! So why not!?

Revlon's Lip Butters are great. Everyone knows this. I have the neutral shade "Creme Brule" which is wonderful as a nice, light formula on the lips. I don't find that the colour washes me out or makes my lips look invisible, which some neutral shades can do. I think it would be flattering on any skin tone, and adds some subtle shine

Hope you enjoyed seeing my used & abused favourite products!

What's one of your most abused items?

Thanks for hanging out!


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