Here is my first Use it or Lose it Challenge of 2014. If you haven't read my previous posts on this subject them check out my first post here. I basically pick out some products that I haven't used either ever or for quite some time and try them out and decide if I want to keep them or if I can part with them, as I will probably never get round to using them.
First off are 3 mineral eyeshadows from MAC. They all look very similar so I am going to try them all out and see if they are actually the same or if they are different enough to keep. They are called Cloudy Afternoon, Snow Season & Mineral Mode.
Next on the list is an Illamasqua Powder blush. Its a coral colour called Lover and I just want to check if it suits my skin tone and also whether its similar to any of the blushes I use regularly.
I picked a NARS nail polish called Purple Rain. I really like the colour but I find it difficult to apply really dark colours to my short nails, so I am going to give this one a go and see if its easy to apply, how long it lasts and whether it leaves any staining on my nails. I also want to check how similar this is to Chanel Taboo which I also own.
I want to try out the Bourjois Bronzing Primer. I thought this was a good idea at the time (it seemed similar to Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronze Universel), but I need to find out how to apply it correctly as I have never used a cream bronzer before.
The next item on my list is L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation. I saw loads of blogger reviews on this product and picked it up when it was on offer, but I have never used it. I don't even know if the colour is right for me. I think this foundation will be perfect come summer (if we have one) so I want to try this out and see if I actually can use it.
I have also chosen e.l.f. booster in sheer which is a loose mineral powder. I don't use powder very much so not sure why I even bought this one. I will try it out and see if it does anything for me.
Finally, I want to try out Origins No Puffery cooling mask for puffy eyes. Again, not sure why I bought this as I don't really have bags under my eyes, but I will try it out and see if it does anything for my under eye area.
The whole point of this challenge is that I gradually go through my stash and clear out all the stuff that I don't use (most likely just making room to buy new stuff). I am interested to try out all the products above and I will do another post at the end of March to let you know which ones work for me and which ones I will be parting with.
I bought all these products with my own money