I did one of these posts last month and it seemed to go down quite well, so I've had a rummage through my makeup storage to pick out some products that either deserve or need some extra use.
MAC's Haute & Naughty mascara is the only MAC mascara that I actually like, but it's still not one I reach for an awful lot as it can get a bit clumpy. It's coming up for expiry though, so I'm making a special effort to use it up before it goes bad. If you really want to try a MAC mascara, I'd recommend this one but I personally won't be repurchasing it when it does run out. The other two MAC products are eyeshadows in Quarry and Vex. Both gorgeous colours, but not my favourites as I find myself packing them on a bit to get any real effect. I also pulled out the Maybelline Color Tattoo in 40 Permenant Taupe which hasn't been used as much as the bronze shade, but I'm still a big fan. I think it might work well with the MAC shades too?
Next are four face products (two of which have almost reached the pan...although it doesn't look like it). Maybelline Dream Matte powder is one of my favourite highstreet powders, although it really bugs me that more than half of the packaging is taken up by a mirror and fairly unhygienic sponge. It's in 03 Golden Beige which is a smidge pale for me at the moment, but very yellow based and quite translucent which makes that less noticeable. Talking of favourite highstreet products, Rimmel's 004 Pink Rose blush, in its particularly unglamorous (ugly) packaging, is one of the most reliable blushes in my collection. You wouldn't think it from the swatch, but it goes with just about everything and has just enough sheen to liven up your complexion. The texture is pretty easy to work with too.
I'll never work out how Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Cream in Rose Gold finds its way to the back of my drawer so often, because it's beautiful. Maybe it's the slim, unassuming packaging, who knows...but it will be gracing my cheeks again for the foreseeable. Ending on a slightly negative note is BareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Primer. I own two BareMinerals primers and I haven't been blown away by either of them. The smell reminds me a little of a petrol station and they don't feel particularly nice either but I'm making an effort to get them used up.
Are you trying to use anything in particular at the moment?