Friday, 3 June 2016

The Backups.

You know the ones, those absolute gems that not only do you repurchase, but you have a secret stash all ready to go should you *gasp!* run out. Heaven forbid you should have to go even a day without your precious product, amirite?

So these are the things that I refuse to be without.



I've literally just realised that all four products are from just two brands *eye rolling forever*. So I used to be Team Nars Creamy Concealer and sure, it has it's place. but now I'm 100% Team UD Naked Skin Concealer (this has a much longer name but honestly, who has the time...). It's creamy, it's pigmented, it's a dream for highlighting and my beauty blender gets along just great with it. What's not to like?  

My next backup, is one which I didn't even like at first. Go figure. It's the Perversion mascara, also from Urban Decay. Now, when this one is brand new, it's clumpy, its smudgy, it's not my favourite by a long shot. But, when it dries out a little, oh my! Literally the most fluttery lashes you ever did see. It even surpasses my old favourite, Guerlain Maxi Lash. Honestly, there would be tears if this were ever to be discontinued. Lots of them,

Again, we've got two from Anastasia, but she is the undisputed Queen of Brows so no real surprise there. The Tinted Brow Gel is my absolute favourite - not just for setting, but for adding some dimension. The warmth in my chosen shade Brunette might be too much for some, but I love it for making my brows appear fuller and less flat. Now the much raved about Brow Wiz took me a while to get on board with, but now I wouldn't be without it. I mean, I dabble in pencils, powders and her very own Dip Brow Pomade from time to time, but I always come back to this. The nib is super fine, and it's almost waxy consistency makes it really easy to use the right pressure to get your desired look. Once you've got the hang of it, it'll never let you down.

So tell me, what's in your backup stash?

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21 comments:

  1. I actually don't have anything in my stash at the moment. when I run low or find a good deal then I repurchase them.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Yeah it's definitely a good plan to wait for deals and discounts :)

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  2. Dying to try out the UD naked concealer, it definitely needs to be my next purchase!

    Just Little Things

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    1. It's amazing with a beauty blender or the Real Techniques setting brush :)

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  3. Totally agree with you, Anastasia is indeed the absolute queen of brows!
    In my stash I have a colourpop lippie stix in Brink, its gorgeous and probably my most favourite lipstick shade and formula (plus affordable, although not easy to get a hold of).

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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    1. No, I have ordered colourpop from the states before though via a shipping service, so I'll bear it in mind, thanks! Definitely worth stcking up on faves that are hard to get :)

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  4. a cool collection.

    www.lifewithalk.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the UD Concealer too, it's just amazing! xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. I wish Anastasia products were sold in my country, I really don't like to order make up online but I'm so curious!!

    http://staygoldbyjv.com/

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    1. I've never seen a counter with it here, I agree it's kind of risky and quite hard to choose your shade too :(

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  7. The UD concealer and ABH Brow WIz are definitely in mine too!

    Amy xx | fourcatsplusus.co.uk

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  8. You have such a lovely blog with so beautiful photos and this post has to be my favorite!

    Can’t wait to see the new one!

    Diana Cloudlet
    www.dianacloudlet.com

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    1. Thank you so much, that's such a lovely thing to say :)

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  9. I love Perversion! have you tried it paired with submersion?

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I have! I got my first one as a set from Cohorted with the two in and really liked it :)

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  10. Dying to try that Perversion mascara! Heard great things about it. x Kind of interesting how it's not that good at the beginning, I wonder what that depends on! Great picks, darling. x x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. It's brilliant, I just find the formula is very wet to begin with and it all gets very clumpy and smudgy, but once it's dried out it separates the lashes beautifully :)

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  11. We need to find some free time to check for the updates of these brands. However, the writing different kinds of works apps for writing papers takes our attention.

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