If I Could Only Keep One Tag/Shop My Stash

MAC Eyeshadows (What Clout, Couture Copper Dazzle Shadow Extreme, Cranberry, Swiss Chocolate), NARS Savage Blush, NARS Punta Cana Bronzer, Dior Skin Correct Concealer 4WO, Estee Lauder 4W4 Hazel, Chanel Antoinette, Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer, Sonia G Soft Cheek, Smashbox Blurring Foundation Brush, Sigma F79

I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but I always took it way too seriously and got overwhelmed ๐Ÿ˜‚. I’ve been spending the last few weeks shopping my stash and getting reacquainted with a lot of my things and suddenly I felt like I could probably do it. It’s only hypothetical after all. This tag pops up ever so often, but I believe it was initially started in 2018 by Kelly Gooch on YouTube. As Kelly points out in her video, the interesting thing about doing this is that it narrows things down and not necessarily to your favorite products. If I had to just use one product every day (and of course, I want a cohesive look), it really did change the products that I initially would have picked. So let’s see what made the cut.

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It’s 20% Off At Laura Mercier, So Let’s Talk Forgotten Best Sellers

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer 4W and 5W Swatches on Medium Dark Skin
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer in 4W (top) and 5W (bottom)
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Highlighting Powder indiscretion devotion addiction
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Highlighting Powders
Laura Mercier RoseGlow Forbidden Rose Caviar Stick Eye Color/Eyeshadow Medium Dark Skin Swatch
Laura Mercier RoseGlow Forbidden Rose Caviar Stick

Since the brand started a sitewide sale today it seemed fitting to continue on with my best sellers series. To keep it simple, I use the brand website’s best seller list rather than retailers like Sephora and Ulta. I have already done a best sellers post on both NARS, Bobbi Brown, and Clinique if you’d like to check those out.

I think all of these products are forgotten simply because Laura Mercier as a brand isn’t as hyped up unless people are talking about the setting powder. I am still in love with the Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder (actually wearing it today ๐Ÿ™‚) and its no surprise to me that it isn’t on the best sellers list. I really hope that more people try this powder out so it can get the appreciation it deserves. Laura Mercier is going to be experiencing some restructuring since Shiseido sold the company. I’m excited to see what happens from here. In the meantime, let’s talk about what products I’ve tried that are currently on their best sellers list.

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Stroll Down Memory Lane with Me – Some Discontinued Makeup Favs

I was feeling a bit nostalgic looking through some old pictures and decided it’d be fun to take you along with me.

Urban Decay Born To Run Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Palette
Urban Decay Born To Run Palette Swatches on Medium Dark Skin
Urban Decay Born To Run Palette
Urban Decay Born To Run Palette Swatches on Medium Dark Skin
Urban Decay Born To Run Palette Swatches on Medium Dark Skin

To me (and many others), this was such a good palette that should have been permanent. This being discontinued makes me sad especially since Urban Decay seems to be switching all of their eyeshadows over to their new vegan formula. I have nothing against vegan formulas, but I just do not like theirs. I did check out the Wild Greens Palette in person, and while it was cute, the formula felt like the eyeshadow singles that I tried last year (check out those swatches and my review here). I assume my other love, the naked heat will be discontinued as soon as they can get rid of the remaining inventory. At least that is my perception based on the new vegan formula releases and the constant sales on the older palettes. I guess we’ll see what happens.


Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Crisis

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Crisis Swatch
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Crisis
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Crisis Swatch on Medium Dark Skin
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Crisis

I have not tried the new formulation of the vice lipsticks and to be honest, I’m kind of being stubborn about it because I loved the vice formula so much. This was one of the best cream lipsticks on the market. I tried several colors over the years and they all wore well throughout the day and had great pigment. I would say it has a thicker formula, which I personally love, but a lot of the lipstick formulas that are released these days are thinner. I have seen this available on the Nordstrom Rack website, so if you like to shop there, its something to consider.


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Pat McGrath Eyedols Eye Shadow in Enraptured, $12.50**

Pat McGrath Single Eyeshadow Enraptured Swatch
Pat McGrath Enraptured

This is kind of a weird one because it seems like they are discontinued since they’ve been on sale for $12.50 (marked down from $25.00) for a VERY long time. There are also 4 shades available at Bergdorf Goodman**, but they are still the full price for some reason. So I’m not sure if this one is actually discontinued, but as of today, there are still a lot of shades available direct from the Pat McGrath website for $12.50.** I’m still recovering from missing out on the 50% off sale that the Pat McGrath website had yesterday ๐Ÿ˜ญ. If you are interested in other Pat McGrath products, they do have 25% off select products** right now, although these are not included.

Pat McGrath Single Eyeshadow Enraptured Swatch on Medium Dark Skin
Pat McGrath Enraptured

Anyways, this is a beautiful color and the formula is amazing. It is by far the most pigmented eyeshadow I’ve ever used. That could be good or bad depending on your preference, but I still find that it is easy to work with. It is easy to use as a one-and-done shade or for a more complex look it blends well with other colors. I’ve never minded buying single eyeshadows, but I know a lot of people complained about the $25.00 price, but there is no way you’ll go through this very fast since it is so pigmented. I think they were worth the full price, but you can’t beat this quality for $12.50.

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PAT McGRATH EYEdols Eye Shadow Enraptured** (Gleaming Antiqued Gold)

If you like this kind of content, revisiting older or limited edition products, check out my Limited Edition Love post. It has a lot of throwback products to reminisce about ๐Ÿ™‚.


What about you guys? Are there any discontinued or limited edition products that you’re still loving?


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MAC Rosy Does It Blush and What Clout! Eyeshadow (swatches)

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When I decided to post about these products I had no idea a MAC sale was on the horizon, but as luck would have it, one started yesterday. Right now on maccosmetics.com** loyalty members can get 25% off their purchases (no code needed). It is free to join the loyalty program but if you don’t want to join you can still get 15% off your purchase. The sale ends at 3:00am EST on 3/15/2022.

If you are a MAC fan like I am, then you’ve likely also seen them do better sales than this one. So it may be worth it to you to hold out for 30-40% off which we did see them do last year.

I purchased a new Glow Play Blush and a Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow this past summer when I made my way out to the Cosmetics Company Store (CCO) to do some shopping. If you arenโ€™t familiar with the CCO (Cosmetic Company Store), it is a discount outlet owned and operated by Estee Lauder Companies. You can find several of their brands like MAC, Too Faced, Clinique, Origins, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, and of course Estee Lauder being stocked at a discounted price. Sometimes the inventory is discontinued and other times it is just overstock. If you are not sure if you are near a CCO, you can check here (Tanger outlets) and here (Simon Premium outlets) to find out. If you have one near you, it can be dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‚, but it is definitely worth checking out. Just to give you an idea of the deals the Glow Play Blushes retail for $31.00 and I paid $12.00 for mine at the CCO.

MAC Glow Play Blush in Rosy Does It, $31.00**

MAC describes Rosy Does It as a jewel tone purple.

MAC Glow Play Blush in Rosy Does It Swatch on Medium Dark Skin
MAC Glow Play Blush in Rosy Does It
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