I’ve never shied away from used makeup. When you think about it, if on an average day you’re out and about with thousands (or even tens of thousands) of people in the city — touching doors, chairs, toilets seats where hundreds have put their grimy hands on — it’s a bit irrational if you’re afraid of makeup which only one or two people have used before. Moreover, there are steps you can take to sanitize the makeup, for example by taking out and throwing way a bit of surface area (easily done with used lipstick and other cream-based products) and/or swirling alcohol for a few seconds on the surface of your new acquisition. Voila, all good! You’ve satisfied your craving for a shiny new thing without spending too much; save products from being thrown away and filling the landfills too early; AND have something to blog about.
A few months ago I acquired a used Korres Rice and Lecithin blush in the shade Orange (number 44) just to satisfy a shopping itch. I googled the color online and it looked promising and, at less than $10, a very good bargain for something which have been used less than a handful of times. Previously, I got a Korres eyeshadow as a gift with purchase, and really love the color, texture, and staying power of it (a peachy gold shimmer eyeshadow), so I was also interested in getting my hands on more Korres makeup.
This blush turns out to be a major winner: it is very easy to use and blend, has a silky texture and good lasting power, and the color is actually a neutral peachy brown on me, which is hard to achieve most time as peaches tend to carry over to orange on my very strongly yellow-toned skin. This blush has become a favorite neutral blush that I reach for whenever I go berserk on eye color. Recommended!