I know Adrienne at The Sunday Girl does these posts quite a lot and I really enjoy them. Bloggers (and beauty fanatics) can be a fickle bunch, so it's nice to have a rummage through our drawers (the furniture kind...) every now and then to rediscover neglected products. I was packing up my makeup today and thought I would keep out a few pieces that haven't been loved enough recently.
Coral and bronze products definitely work best when there is actually some sunshine, so I picked out my Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzing palette in 537 Bronze Corail from last year. The packaging is completely gorgeous and a good 50% of the palette's appeal, but the colours are buttery smooth and perfectly complimentary so they work swirled together or individually when picked up with a smaller contour brush. Sticking with the high end, coral theme (this exercise has made me realise I really need to be less precious about expensive makeup...it's there to be used!) I also grabbed the Rouge d'Armani Sheer in 302.* I've already written a full review so you can find out more about this here.
For eyes, I have a Sephora Moonshadow trio in Sunbaked no. 2, which is an uncharacteristically sparkly trio which I picked up in France last year. Despite how it looks in the packaging due to the fallout from the gold shade in the middle, the shadows are actually a really nice texture and easy to wear in the day or evening.
Benefit's 'Gilded' tangerine-gold highlighter is another product that really needs a little sunshine and tanned skin to work, but looks very pretty in the inner corner or smudged along the tops of the cheekbones.
Lastly there are a few miscellaneous products, including one of my favourite products from L'Occitane, their 100% organic Shea butter. It's super thick and greasy but I find my skin actually becomes drier in places during summer so this is great to put along my shins at night time, or to use as prep for fake tan to hydrate the elbows and knees. I've also been meaning to try the RMK primer from a JolieBox a couple of months ago. The texture seems a little 'nothing-y' but I know a lot of people love it and it feels much lighter than Benefit's Porefessional in the warmer weather. Lastly I've put aside my La Roche-Posay Effaclar M mattifying moisturiser. This is my second (or possibly third!) tube and it's a nice light, simple, daytime moisturiser for combination to oily skin - particularly in warm weather.So there we go, that's what I'll be making a special effort to use for the next week or so. Have you rediscovered any products lately?