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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Process of Decluttering: Blush + Bronzer.

The prospect of decluttering the three A4 sized acrylic drawers that held somewhere around forty individual blushes and bronzers was daunting, but it actually ended up being very cathartic. There are a few things, such as my Dior Rosy Glow and my first MAC mineralize skin finish, that I've tucked away for no good reason other than pure sentimentality, but I'm feeling lighter and it's very freeing.

Since taking these photographs I've parted with my Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera and it's probably about time that I went back in to edit my collection further, but here's what I'm working with at the moment.

Bagsy Ray Of Sunshine Perfect Glow Bronzing Powder in 01 Light/Medium 
I don't reach for this nearly as much as I should do, so I may need to pass it along to someone who will be able to properly appreciate it. For most of the year I'm essentially transparent and sometimes I find it just a little too intense.

Kiko Silk Pearl Illuminating Bronzer
I haven't used this bronzer much, but when I do I always really like the finish of it. It's far from shimmery, but it's also not too matte either.

Kiko Sunproof Cream Foundation in 100 Very Light
This is much too dark for me to wear as a foundation, but I do enjoy using it to warm up my complexion a little in the warmer months. It's subtle but lovely to have something on hand that makes me look slightly less ghostly when I'm wanting a bit of a bronze glow.

Lily Lolo Shimmer Stripes in Rose Glow
There's certainly no denying that this has been well loved. It's a pretty medium pink shade that I wear a lot during the winter.

Lily Lolo Mineral Blushes in Beach Babe + Ooh La La
Mineral blushes aren't always the easiest to apply, but Lily Lolo does them so well. Ooh La La is a pretty pink and Beach Babe is a beautiful matte warm peach.

Mineralissima Mineral Blush in Abricot 
The prettiest peach with a hint of golden glow.

NARS Cream Blush in Penny Lane
Cream blushes used to be my thing but this is the only one I have left because I don't like to hold on to them once they're too far beyond their expiration date. Penny Lane is a very pretty, neutral shade that works really well in combination with Douceur.

NARS Powder Blush in Douceur
Douceur is easily my all time favourite blush. It's the perfect neutral shade for fair skin because it's not overly pigmented and it never looks too heavy.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love 
If I could only have one blush, considering that NARS Douceur has been discontinued, it would be this one. It's slightly more pink than douceur, but I love it just as much and the formula is equally as smooth and easy to blend.

So Susan Universal Blush 
This one is perfect for those days when I'm looking for something slightly more on the pink side.

Soap and Glory Multi-Colour Blush Brick in Peach Party 
This looks so beautiful in the pan, but there's something about the texture that doesn't look quite right on my skin. Perhaps it's the slight shimmer, but it looks really obvious on my cheeks and I'm usually looking for something a little more subtle.

Emite Make Up Artist Colour Powder Blush in 108
This colour is the more pigmented, slightly warmer big sister to my much loved NARS Douceur blush.

- Jennie



  1. I de-cluttered my makeup collection a few weeks ago and felt so much better after it too! I also saved some products for sentimental value or just because I wasn't ready to throw them out haha!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  2. I find it so darn hard to de-clutter my makeup and throw things away that are super old or that I never use! I'm actually on the hunt for a new lilac blusher though and there doesn't seem to be that many options, at least in the UK :) xxx

  3. I looooove NARS Douceur, I don't know what I'm going to do without it! I really need to have a make-up clearout, too, I don't use half my products :/

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  4. While de-cluttering is a very daunting and overwhelming task, when you do manage to do it, it does feel very freeing. Getting rid of makeup is somehow really hard because I always reason with myself that I am going to use a product, but do we really need 10+ blushes? I mean in the end, I tend to only wear 2 on a regular basis! Good luck with the de-cluttering, you are doing an awesome job so far and hopefully this post with inspire others to follow suit!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  5. I have to say I admire your make-up declutter, I always struggle to part ways even with stuff I don't wear anymore. I really like the sound of the Too Faced one, may have to be a payday treat haha!

  6. The only blush I really use is Nars douceur and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  7. Would you say Too Faced blushes are worth the type? I've been eyeing Too Faced blushes for years and really wanted to try their peach one.

     Sierra Berry | @itsberrystylish  

    1. Absolutely, the one I have blends so easily and lasts all day. <3


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