2.21.2011

Forgotten Goods.



Oh, my poor makeup. I'm constantly finding my "favorite" products, only for them to quickly be pushed to the sidelines when I acquire newer favorites. It's really all very unfair if you ask me and yet, I can't seem to figure out why it keeps happening. (Ok, let's be honest, I know why it keeps happening - it's because I buy way too much makeup but let's just ignore that small detail, shall we? On with the post!)

This is how it normally transpires:
I'll randomly go through my makeup drawer one day and pull things out that look pretty. 

Then, I tilt my head to one side while thinking, "I forgot I had this," before thinking, "Why haven't I used this in forever?" and then finally realizing, "I have way too much makeup."

It's always in that order.

These are a few of the victims that have fallen prey to the side effects of my addiction in recent weeks...

MAC Salsarose blush (PRO) was a favorite of mine to apply sheerly to the apples of my cheeks for a natural looking flush but it quickly got shoved to the back of my makeup drawer with the acquisition of some newer blushes, namely NARS Taos, which is now the blush I gravitate towards when I want a red blush.

I go in and out of phases where I'm obsessed with wearing a particular color on my lips and for the past few months, nudes were in the "Out" category for me. However, I applied Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Soft Nude a few days ago and had forgotten how nice it feels on my lips! I'm still not completely back into the nude lip trend, so I topped it off with a pinky coral lipgloss for added color.

I've been so much better at controlling myself with MAC's limited edition collections in recent months after noticing how often those purchases tend to go unloved a mere few weeks after being frantically purchased by me. MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl, MAC Mineralize Blush in Hang Loose, and MAC Mega Metal Eyeshadow in Unflappable are just a few examples of gorgeous products that for some reason or another, got neglected :( I wore Hang Loose about a week ago and while it was really pretty, I'm not sure it'll get worn again anytime soon since Accessorize blush in Starlet is now my blush du jour. I also wore Unflappable a few FOTD posts ago and again, while it's gorgeous, I had to force myself to remember to use it. Why is that?

Lastly, a product that seems to be a forgotten good more often than a loved good is NARS Illuminator in Orgasm. It was one of my favorite highlighters but I'm not sure I can say that it is any more, due to the sheer fact that I very rarely use it. I think the problem is that I normally powder my face after applying foundation and concealer without even thinking about it and after that, it's just easier to use powder highlighter in order to not disturb the peace. I'll have to remind myself to use this one more often.

All of the above products are products that are beautiful and I enjoy using, I just don't remember to use them for some reason. Excuses, excuses. I haven't included products that I don't like and haven't used because let's be honest, I know why I haven't been using those...I don't like them!

Am I the only person that has forgotten goods?


22 comments:

  1. You're definitely not alone in this sista! I have so many forgotten products myself, I should do an "inventory check" soon! :D PS: I love Soft Nude, it's my favorite nude lipstick! :)

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  2. I actually love rediscovering forgotten products! I can feel like I've shopped and bought something, without actually spending any money haha! :D

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  3. The majority of my products are forgotten, it's what happens when you have way too much!

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  4. lol this makeup addiction we have is crazy but hey at least it's a beauty addiction and nothing else you know :)

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  5. you are def not alone!!!! think the term is shopping your stash! AHH Shell Pearl, lucky girl!!

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  6. This happens to me as well :D I have way too many eyeshadows and I tend to gravitate to the same ten-ish shades :( I try to remind myself to use up good, but neglected products by putting them out on my makeup area so I'll see them! Unflappable is out on my vanity area right now because I have to justify spending $20 on an eyeshadow :/

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  7. this happens to me all the time! probably because my makeup area is so cluttered LOL. i need to go through my makeup storage soon, i'm sure i'll rediscover something! xxx

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  8. I go through the same thing girl! Oh I wish I can just use up everything I have. I cant stop buying new things. This just remind me of looking through my stash and finiding old loves. I used to use Shell Pearl as highlighter everyday, I need to take that out. Thanks for reminding me. haha

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  9. i love shopping my stash! and i'm pretty sure my soft nude is buried underneath the mounds of makeup too! :)

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  10. I forget about most of my high street brand lipsticks as I tend to reach for my growing collection of Mac ones...I havent actually purchased a lipstick in aggges tho! GO ME! xoxo

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  11. Agh! I know exactly how you feel.. I use the same things daily (or at least when I wear makeup) and then wonder, why don't I use this and that?

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  12. You're not alone haha!
    I actually love it when you forget about certain makeup products then go back in your stash to find them! It's almost like owning them for the very fist time :)

    xxo

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  13. Haha, I think every make-up addict does this! I go through phases of just using one blush or one highlighter and the others get ignored until...*Pulls out forgotten product* 'Oooh, I used to love this!' *starts using it again*

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  14. i am just the same...i buy something wear it for probably 1-2 weeks then i am onto the next this!! its crazy. my makeup has tripled in the last year or so its getting worse!!!

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  15. i'm the same :( we all have way too much makeup sometimes (yes sometimes it can be too much lol)...While I wish i can 'shop my stash' for some favourites (or past favourites), this didn't work for me. As long as I picked up a certain item from the neglected lot, I'd remember why I haven't been using it...haha

    would love to see your posts on unused/least favourite items though! <3

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  16. Hahah love that you do a little check on all your make-up mine is in a dreadful state stuffed in a box! May just have to take the time to organise it :o) xx

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  17. Haha lucky you!! Unfortunately I don't have that kind of problem since as you know there's not much to choose from over here arrghhh xoxo

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  18. Ok you are forcing me to go into my stash and find my long lost lovelies! That's a scary thought. But a fun project! Thanks hun. Love the blog!

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  19. Nope, you're not the only one, definitely not, I can totally relate...!
    You see.. I have that Revlon lipstick too. I haven't used it in ages. Clearly, I have... too much makeup! Hahaha! ;)

    Seriously though, we buy so much and we neglect what we already have in favor of the next hip item! I think cutting down on purchases is the way to go, it makes us use up what we have and benefits pur wallets as well...! ;)

    xxx

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  20. It's like you were reading my mind. This is exactly what happens to me on a regular basis. I keep trying to scheme up ways to shop my stash and not buy as much though I find it very difficult!

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  21. I dont even want to contemplate how many products of mine are pushed to the back of a drawer and forgotten about :(

    This is probably going to sound mega creepy, but I totally think about your blog everytime I use Hang Loose Blush, because I either bought it because of your blog or you were the first blogger I noticed using it!

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  22. Thank you all for your comments! I can see now that I'm definitely not the only one who has this issue :)

    @Jennifer: I'm afraid I won't be able to do that post now since I'm selling all of my least unused/least favorite items in my blog sale!

    @Silhouette Screams: hahaha, no, it's okay. I think that's kind of awesome :) I love Hang Loose. I should really use it more.

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