Forgotten Makeup: Use What You Have!

Hey, Everyone!

For today's post, I am dipping into my "Forgotten Makeup Collection" and using some eyeshadows that I got a while back but have never used. Using them makes me wonder why I ever forgot about them in the first place!

I know it's fun for me to get the "newest" or the "trendiest" makeup, but sometimes it's more fun to dig up forgotten treasures! I need to do this more often - otherwise you will be seeing me on an episode of "Hoarders", buried in makeup!

The brand of makeup that I used for this look is called Pure Luxe, and the website offers a ton of colors, all cheap and in sample jars.  So if you are looking to build your collection of mineral pigments, this is a good option to try.

Regardless of the brand, the cost, or the trend - be inspired, but USE WHAT YOU LIKE!
(Granted, if the makeup is old/used/in bad shape - toss it for hygienic reasons.☺)

So for this look, I went with a gradient blue lid that transitioned out to a gorgeous neutral plum.
On the lower lid I used a fresh green shade.

I also found my new favorite pair of lashes. ☺

I hope you like it!


♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Pots and Pans (metallic silver) to lid and lower lash line
♥ Ulta Shadow in Naked (vanilla) from brow to crease 

♥ Pure Luxe Shadow in Mirage (shimmery blue/green) to inner corner
♥ Pure Luxe Shadow in Iris (light indigo)
♥ Pure Luxe Shadow in Indigo to outer V and edge of lower lash line
♥ Pure Luxe Shadow in Chocolate Grapes (neutral shimmery plum) to crease
♥ Pure Luxe Shadow in Seashore (fresh green) to lower lash line
♥ Black mascara/ eyeliner
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 605's.
These monsters are super full at the base, then get wispy towards the ends.


♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120 Classic Ivory
♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 355 Coconut for contour
♥ Maybelline Pressed Powder
♥ Ulta Blush in Sun Kissed

♥ Milani Lipstick in Dulce Caramello
♥ Nyx Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel

There you have it!!
I will be playing with more of these shadows in the future ☺
I have quite a few of them ;-)

Do YOU have any awesome makeup that is collecting dust??

Thank you for stopping by! I truly love it when you do!



  1. Gorgeous look Colleen, I agree with Nikki, I too am guilty ^^ but yes digging through old make up is very fun!

  2. I have a shit-ton of makeup that I don't use anymore! And how the hell do you use those colors and still look amazing?? I feel like if I tried it, I'd look like Mimi from the Drew Carey show.