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?


My first FOTW video

Hi everyone!

This is my first FOTW video, I hope you will enjoy it:

Last week I tried to keep it simple, but also discovered and eyeshadow combination that I really like.

The full list of products is:

Brushes used:

Top 5 Most Used – May 2012

This month I rotated my products a lot. I used so many foundations, eye shadows, primers and even mascaras that I thought it will be really difficult to pick the top 5 most used.
However, one look at my make up collection, and these 5 just jumped into my hand.

Here are this month’s picks:

Top 5 Most Used May 2012

Top 5 Most Used May 2012

  • Wet n Wild brow and eye liner pencil in 648 taupe : Ever since I got in the mail from Judi, I have used it every day!
  • Benefit Erase paste in 02 medium: reviews on this product are divided, but it really does work for my under eye area.
  • NARS Orgasm blush: this item doesn’t need any more words from me, I just use it almost every day.
  • Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons bronzer in 01 Blondes: this bronzer works great with my skin tone. Also, because it has the 4 shades I can custom mix it every day.
  • Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia: to go with my bronzer, I started using the illuminator too. It is a beautiful product, which I always look forward to put on. This is a limited edition item, so I do not have a link.

Top 5 most used – February 2012

Happy Spring everyone!
With February gone, we can look forward to the nice improving weather and increasing daylight!

February was a busy month for me, so many days I didn’t apply too much make up. Every day I made sure that I have a good base, and if I had time, I applied some “extras” too.

Here are the products I used the most:

Top 5 February

Top 5 February

It’s a lot of pink, and I assure you, it’s not intended.

  • Nivea pearly shine lip balm: I used it every night before going to bed and in the morning before leaving the house. (Who has time to put on lipstick in the morning?) It is tinted and pearly but not very moisturizing.
  • Nars Orgasm blush: I used this blush almost every day in February. When I bought it, I was expecting maybe a little more with all the hype around it. In time, I just started to like it more and more. It is pigmented enough for me, and an easy option for work.
  • Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia: this is definitely my purchase of the month too! Since I bought it, I wore it almost every day. It’s just beautiful!
  • MAC expensive pink shadow: this shadow looks beautiful on the eye. It just brings out my eye colour, and it is very easy to use and apply.
  • MAC Fix+: When I bought it, it was very difficult for me to remember to use after applying my make up. Now it is part of my daily routine. I was a bit skeptical if it really helps, but it does. I still don’t understand how it can work, but when I use it my make up lasts longer.

What were the products you used most in February?

All about lips day 7: NARS Carthage

Here it is. The final post of the All about Lips week. I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I did!

Name and shade:
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage

Price and availability:
£18.50 in the NARS online store

Colour description:
Bright matte cool pink.

Very pigmented.

Long lasting?

What I like about it?
Again, I’m in love with this colour. It is very similar to my Shu Uemura lipstick, but a little bit lighter and with a matte finish.
Looking at it in the store I wouldn’t have thought it’s a colour for me, but once I tried it on, that was it! It’s really flattering my skin tone.
The second thing I like, is the packaging. It is very slim, stylish and easy to carry around. (It is a NARS product after all!)

What I don’t like about it?
It is a little (just a little!) bit drying.

And finally, the photos:

More color please!

I have to admit, almost every morning I reach for the Naked palette. But what is wrong with color? Why is everyone so crazy about the “no make up – make up” or the “nude” look.
Ok, “no make up – make up” is a good thing, you hide the imperfections and look natural. But why is the “nude look” so popular? Why so many nude lipstick shades and neutral shadows? How many of these can we buy? How many palettes will be launched with almost the same color in them?

Even for office work, more color than that can be worn for sure.
All last summer I was wearing the brightest colors, after which the devil a.k.a the Naked palette got in my life. Now I use mostly neutral shades, except when going out. It’s easy and convenient but…

I’m glad that the spring collections bring back the color into our lives.

From now on I’m going to be using more of these:

As you can see, many of them ar slightly touched, really need to be using them more!

Items in the photos:

  1. NYX 5 color shadow – The Caribbean Collection – I dream of Barbados.
  2. Sleek blush in Pixie Pink. Sleek can be found at Superdug
  3. NYX eye liner in Azure. The full name is “Slide on, glide on, stay on & definitely a turn on waterproof extreme shine eye liner. (The liner is so good, the name had to be this long!)” – How cute is that?)
  4. NARS pure matte lipstick in Carthage.
  5. Shu Uemura lipstick in PK 369.
  6. MAC shadows: Shimmer moss, aquadisiac, electric eel, moon’s reflection, juxt, lucky green.

These are products I own, some of them for a while. They might not be available to buy anymore, I did not check the websites.

Detailed photos below:

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