Hello, lovelies! Happy Friday and happy March!

We had the most incredible month of February, so many cool things happened, and the sun was bright, the sky clear blue, most days, it definitely felt like spring is coming! I hope March will also be awesome and I hope yours will be too!

Now that February is gon is time for a new edition of my "shopping my stashchallenge! This monthly challenge that I started back in 2017 still goes strong! So, all my "low buy", "no buy" and "shop your stash" beauty friends, you are of course invited to share your own experience! During the past month I've been using an old quad by Chanel "Variation", which is now discontinued, but the truth is I have barely used it until now, so it looks as good as new. Keep reading to find out more about it and to see the look I came up with.

I decided to write a series of posts that would allow me to commit to "Shopping my stash", which means going through products I own instead of buying new ones. I have decided that each month I would pick an eyeshadow quad or quint from my collection and use it during the whole month. The month of February 2019 I've been playing with my old quad Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow"Variation" and today I share with you one of the looks I came up with.

Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow Variation

Bakc in the day, this is how all the Chanel Eyeshadow palettes looked. They were baked, contained a harmony of four colours, and their pigmentation was medium to soft. Because having heavy coloured eyelids wasn't really the idea of chic, I suppose. The thing is I used to love thee quads and I got a lot of them. Some of them were bought by me, some others were gifted by friends who knew me well, and some were sent to me as press sample. Now, I think these shadows are still in very good condition but they are not quite on "trend" any longer. That doesn't mean that you have to throw them away! My hubby bought "Variation" for me on a trip to South Africa. He always brings me something from the duty-free area of the airports, LOL. I have not featured this palette in the blog and haven't used it a lot.

Despite the fact that the colours look very plummy and "aubergine" in the pan, they don't transfer to the skin the same way. I'd say they all look kind of greyish and powdery on the eyelids. So definitely not my favourite look. Whatever I tried doing with these very mildly pigmented and powdery shadows turned to grey. I really like the darkest shadow in the pan, though, but should I keep the whole palette for just one colour? I could maybe depot it, but I've never done that with a Chanel quad... Any ideas??
The palette has four colours, of which I would only like to keep one! What do you suggest me to do?

As usual, I am not trying to encourage you to buy anything with this post, more trying to INSPIRE you to use more what you already have, buy less and even getting rid of some of your possesions!

My "Mauve Smokey with cool toned lips"Look

For this look I used / Voici la liste de produits:

Face/ Visage:
- Maybelline Fit me Concealer #20
Wetnwild Photofocus Foundation in Golden Beige AND Soft Ivory (mixed together)
 - Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre #22 Rose Clair
 - NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer "Medium"
- Chanel Lumières d'artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder
-  MAC Mineralize blush "Modest" (discontinued, similar here)



I have used this quad many times this month, trying (without much success) to create different looks. All my makeups looked more or less the same... No wonder I haven't used it much since I got it years ago. So I've decided I am not going to keep it in my collection except for one colour.

Do you have any item in your makeup stash that you've forgotten about and eventually decided to get rid of?

Don't hesitate to leave me a comment! 


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