Diana's Make up World


Products to use up in 2013

Have a quick look on Youtube, and you can see a huge shift in attitudes.

There are less and less haul videos, and more (New Year inspired?) resolutions to use more of what you already have.

Project 10 pan, Make out 2013, I’m a beauty hoarder, and why not, the Nail Polish Lottery club are all here to save us.

2011 and 2012 were big shopping years for me. I have a feeling this is going to change in 2013. My collection is just the right size now, so it is time I should start enjoying it.

Inspired by the Youtube “Products to use up in 2013” videos, I made my list as well. You can watch it here:

On my list for 2013 you’ll mostly find products I really, really love. Almost all of these are star products for me:

  • Lancome Teint Idole foundation
  • No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
  • Revlon – Pink in the afternoon lipstick
  • L’Oreal Caresse – Cheeky Magenta
  • Laura Mercier lip glace – Pink tule
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip balm – 01 honey
  • Eyeshadow I’d like to see pan on one of these eyeshadows: MAC satin taupe, L’Oreal Infailible eyeshadows
  • MAC paint pot in soft ochre
  • NARS Orgasm blush
  • Various perfume samples and full size Thierry Mugler Alien

Products to use up in 2013

Products to use up in 2013


What do you think? How many will I be able to use up by end of 2013?


Youtube inspired purchases

My Youtube inspired purcahses

My Youtube inspired purchases

I received this tag from Gina (username Citrushearted) – on Youtube.

Youtube has become a huge influence in many people’s purchasing decisions. The same stands for blogs, Twitter, Pinterest etc.
My opinion is that companies still do not use the full potential of these tools. But I’m not a specialist, so I cannot comment too much on this.

When I started being interested in make up, Youtube was the number one place I went. Slowly, I learned more about techniques, types of brushes, products everyone recommends. If you see a products recommended so many times, you will check it out.

Because I had to build up my make up collection, last year, many of the purchases I made were influenced by Youtube. Not all of them, because I did extra research on blogs, and there were occasional impulse buys too.

Now that I’m older and wiser (well not that much older or wiser), most of the time I can judge the quality of a product by myself. That doesn’t mean that what I see on the web doesn’t influence me. Most of the times, I check the things I hear a lot about.

So my philosophy is simple: buy what I need, check the raved about products, test to see if they suit me and buy only if I’m really happy with what I see.

Finally, here are my Youtube inspired purchases:

Products shown:

  • Garnier roll on concealer
  • MUA shadows
  • Laura Mercier silk creme foundation
  • Sleek blushes (Pixie Pink and Suede)
  • Sleek face contour kit (light)
  • Vichy Dermablend stick foundation
  • MAC 217 brush
  • MAC Fix+
  • MAC eyeshadows: expensive pink, satin taupe, satellite dreams, humid
  • NARS Orgasm
  • Naked palette
  • Shu Uemura lash curlers
  • Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia


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