July 15, 2020

Gone but not forgotten... products I have loved and lost and what I am ready to love (again)!

As a beauty blogger I'm sure you can imagine that I have a LOT of products and am always testing out something new - so it's actually rare for me to use something up, never mind four somethings - these are strange days indeed!

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation - such a perfect light formula that perfects skin with a no-makeup look;
Revlon PhotoReady Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder - the built in sifter makes it mess free, so easy to use and travel with;
Dior Serum de Rouge in 855 Carmine Crystal - the perfect red and the stick format made it so easy to apply anywhere - sadly discontinued;
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil - the format and colour were perfect so of course arrrrrrrrrg - discontinued!

And when I do use something up I see if I have anything new to try or rummage through the vaults where I keep anything that I tested already and liked enough to keep - and this is what will be replacing the empties:
Stila Hide & Chic Fluid Foundation - 30ml - $51 - a liquid foundation that offers discreet, covert, medium coverage with a featherweight feel and natural finish in 30 shades - I tested it out in September last year and loved it enough that it went in my "definitely" stash for when I needed a foundation replacement.

Nude by Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder - $30 - sets evenly over the skin, naturally extending make-up wear with a unique feather-light formula that helps control oil and shine, while disguising fine lines and wrinkles with its light-reflecting micro particles. The powder is composed of active natural ingredients including the native Australian kakadu plum, known for its abundant vitamin C content; and kaolin clay for a radiant flawless complexion. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Mini - $20 - a two-in-one cream blush and lip color formulated with hydrating ingredients including mango butter, avocado oil and apricot oil for a buildable, blendable tint. I debated getting Flip which is a true red but ended up picking Werk which is a dusty rose figuring that would be a more natural look on fair skin when I use it as a blush - I also really appreciate that it comes in a full and mini size - if I don't end up loving it and it languishes in the "meh" pile I won't have wasted as much money! Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

Know the feeling you get when you reach into the pocket of a jacket you haven't worn for a while and find a $20 bill? I got that same feeling when digging through my concealer drawer (yes I have a concealer drawer, what of it?) looking for a replacement for my Urban Decay and what did I find...
Holy crap - I was hoarding another 24/7 Concealer! And now I remember that when I bought the first one and loved it I picked up another one assuming that by the time I used up the first one it would be discontinued - I adore it when I'm right! Of course by the time I use this one up Urban Decay will have read this post, seen the error of their ways, and started making it again (hint, hint UD!)

Would love to hear stories of what you have used up lately and what you replaced it with or any must have products in your stash - tell us all about it in the comments or share directly with me at info(at)beautycrazed(dot)ca.

- Lisamarie -

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