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Wanderlust is a universal feeling that is a longing for something. We see new products that we like the look or concept of, we know they aren’t for us, and still, we consider them anyway. Sometimes we go so far as to buy them, despite having something similar or knowing we won’t use them.
The wanderlust list is my way of enjoying and using items I already own. I hope to encourage myself and others to use some of the products we have rather than being so quick to buy something new. If this concept interests you, you can check out the previous versions of the Wanderlust List below.
- The Wanderlust List #1 (Natasha Denona Bronze Palette)
- The Wanderlust List #2 (Uoma Black Magic Poise Palette)
- The Wanderlust List #3 (Becca Light Shifter Veil Finishing Powder)
- The Wanderlust List #4 (Sonia G Cheek Pro Brush)
Disclaimer: As a beauty blogger, I have more makeup than a “regular” consumer. That does mean that I have more options to choose from when I’m opting out of a new purchase, but hopefully, the thought process can still help.
If you are new here you may not know this, but I really love bronzers. It is not hard for me to get excited about a bronzer release, but I really got caught up in the luxury of this packaging. I checked out some reviews and everyone was raving about it and it did look nice applied. What almost sealed the deal was finally seeing a review on someone I quite often use for shade reference (The Fancy Face).
Ree from reallyree.com did a post with all the shades of the Victoria Beckham Bronzing Brick** swatched side by side for anyone curious. To me, she seems to be a light to light medium skin tone. She has referenced being NARS Deauville in the Natural Radiant Longwear in the past and she tested Pat McGrath in shade 8 here.
The product is beautiful and it really does seem like I wouldn’t be disappointed, but fortunately for my wallet, I caught myself. I love the outer packaging, but I don’t like products that aren’t in separate pans. I have one setting powder like that (MAC Waterweight), and while I love the result it gives, that split pan really bugs me. Add to that, I really prefer a satin/shimmer bronzer, so why was I even watching reviews on a matte bronzer anyway. My favorite bronzer to date is the Becca Sunlit Bronzer. Since Becca is going out of business, I will eventually have to get over that one.
If I really want to wear a matte bronzer, I am still loving the Coloured Raine bronzer and the NARS matte bronzing powder.
What products have you had your eye on lately? Did you talk yourself out of it or buy it? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
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