3 Amazing Products I Found In My Grandma’s Makeup Drawer
Who here didn’t play dress up with their mother’s clothes and makeup at least once when they were little? I think very few of you can say you didn’t, if none at all.
And although my mom definitely helped shape the beauty lover I am today (see A Mother’s Day Ode), it was at my grandma’s that I did the most experimenting; after all, her makeup collection was quite larger...and it still is.
Well, I happened to be visiting her for spring break and thought I’d take a look at some of the stuff she has, and see what snatch-worthy products I can find. Don’t worry, she didn't mind!
1. A Rogue Eyeshadow
First up is this gem of an eyeshadow that I really, really want to keep for myself. It’s pretty hilarious because I have no idea what brand it is, or what palette it initially belonged to.
Apparently, the palette it originally came in broke but my grandma managed to save two of the shades, and just stuck them on a compact pressed powder with hot glue, which is quite resourceful, if you ask me!
This shade is such a gorgeous shimmery copper, it feels super buttery and is beautifully pigmented. I’d hate to hit the pan on this babe and never find out where I can get more!
Up next is a blush by a brand from Oriflame Cosmetics, a global makeup and skincare company based in Luxemburg. My grandma owns their Bronzing Pearls in the shade Natural Bronze, although I’ve always thought of it as more of a blush since it’s got a peachy, orangey tone.
I do love the pearls makeup concept since I think it allows for more pigment and it prevents the powder from being too chalky.
I really like borrowing this particular product from her because I think the shade goes quite well with my skin. Sometimes I just won’t even bring my own blush when I visit, because I know this guy is here waiting for me.
3. Vogue's Corrector Concealer Stick
Last but not least, we’ve got a stick concealer. It’s by the Colombian company Vogue, which you might remember from A Love Letter To Jolie de Vogue (Jolie de Vogue being the premium version of the brand.)
I really like this concealer because it’s my exact shade and it blends seamlessly; so I’m able to use it on its own, without any sort of foundation, which is what I look for when it comes to stick concealers. The texture is actually quite creamy and it does a decent job at covering my dark circles.
That’s it for now, but stay tuned for my next visit to grandma’s, as there are certainly more magical makeup buys to discover.