14 February 2015

The Muji Files | Part 4

The Muji Files Part 4 The Muji Files
             The Muji Files Part 1                                       The Muji Files Part 2                                    The MujI Files Part 3

MUJI! Where oh where would my make up collection be without it? I'll tell you where, dotted around my bathroom, bedroom and handbag that's where. I know a lot of people now use Muji but honestly I think it is incredible stuff and can see why it is so popular. Before I confess my love for it a little too much I'll get straight into my next instalment of the Muji Files which looks at my blush drawer. This draw has changed ever so slightly since photographing this however everything in there at the time was something that I really liked. 

Starting off with the products from Topshop we have the Head over Heels cream blush which is a cream to powder formula which packs a fair amount of pigmentation and is super easy to blend. Making a sneaky entrance into this draw is the Topshop Highlighter in the shade Crescent Moon which sadly isn't available to buy any more, although there is the option of Sunbeam. Sunbeam is pretty but leans too far towards the gold spectrum for my personal taste. Crescent Moon however is much better for my skin tone because it has more of a champagne finish and is much lighter in tone, it's a shimmery highlight which packs a punch so a light hand is a must, it sure is worth it though as it is incredibly pretty to wear.

I've a couple of Sleek blushes here too which if I'm honest are probably a little bit old now however I haven't quite managed to bring myself to throwing them out, especially as two are limited editions. Having said that the trio blush in the top corner has to be the one I reach for the least, purely because I hardly ever wear bright shades like that these days. It's an incredibly beautiful blush palette which sadly doesn't receive the attention that it deserves as after all Sleek blushes are in my opinion one of best ones on the high street, they're also a bargain.

At the time of photographing this I had just the one NARS blush which was in the shade Deep Throat. This has been used quite a lot and to this day is one that I reach for regularly. It's a soft peach shade that is perfect for every day, it's very pigmented and like all NARS blushes it lasts really well throughout the day. Sticking with higher end for the moment I do have a cream blush from Illamasqua which was actually a purchase I made after seeing it used by Pixiwoo over a year ago. This is in the shade Lies and it is a beautiful soft baby pink that is actually incredibly sheer, in fact I find it to be so sheer that I struggle to get this to show up most of the time so instead tend to use it to highlight my cheek bones. If I'm honest I very rarely reach for this although since writing this post I'm going to start using it a bit more often; I'm convinced that I can make it work better for me somehow.

My Charlotte Tilbury Blush Swish & Pop Blusher in Sex on Fire is also found within this draw, still in its box I might add as I can't quite bring myself to get rid of that just yet. Like all of Charlotte Tilbury's products this is beautiful and is again a product I find myself reaching for pretty often as it is one of the few shades that I own that is on the more neutral spectrum. 

The last few products consist of a mineral blush from Lily Lolo* which is actually really nice however I feel as though I need a better blush brush to enable me to get a smoother blend with the fine particles; I sometimes can end up with a bit of a patchy look if I'm not careful. Finally I also have the Stila All Over Shimmer Duo in the shade Kitten which is so beautiful and can be used as a highlight, eye shadow and blush if you fancy although I do tend to use it as a highlight more than anything else. 
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  1. I'd love to get a hold of some of the Muji draws myself one day as they look so much more presentable and tidy - lovely blog post Asia xx

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  2. Love these muji files posts! Can't wait for the next one!


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  3. A very refined blush drawer :) Head over Heels is a blush I keep coming back to, such a gorgeous shade! Sleek blushes are so bright and pigmented. I don't get a lot of use out of the one I have but I do love it!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  4. I love the variety of colors that you have, such gorgeous shades! It's a shame that topshop discontinued that highlighter, it sounds amazing x

    Sophia // sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  5. Enjoying these muji file posts! xx

    www.emmahull.co.uk

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  6. I really love these muji posts!! You're collection is just the best to be honest!! I like the idea of having everything stored in these drawers!! xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

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  7. I have yet to try any topshop or sleek makeup! I can't wait to try their blushes so badly!

    Maria // Fox and Arrow

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  8. Every single photo you take is perfection!! Love this little Muji series!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  9. I love these posts Amy! Haha Muji is so handy because I’m the same without having storage it would be everywhere. I really want to pick up Deep Throat that is currently on my wishlist.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  10. The Sleek palette looks stunning, such pretty shades <3 x

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  11. Loving the posts! Such a good idea. I've never been to MUJI! ok, maybe once when I was little to buy a pencil... I definitely need to pop by and see what's in store! I really need to get new storage for my makeup. I love SLEEK Blushes!

    EricaRosa

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  12. Everytime I read these kind of posts I want a Muji for myself x

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  13. Amazing photos Amy! I do not own any muji storage because I use old make-up subscription boxes to store my make-up away, works just as well but I do need a storage idea for my lip products <3


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  14. Another great post Amy! I love Sleek blushes. I have the Sleek Blush By 3 in lace and it's so beautiful, though I have to say, I rarely stray from the middle shade, as the others are slightly too bright for me. I really love the look of your pinky palette though. Is this the one with a cream blush in the middle? xo

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  15. that palette is gorgeous! i also love this muji series xx

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  16. Think this must the only blog series I've read the entirety of. I do love a bit of Illamasqua though!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. Ohh I love using Muji Storage to house my Beauty Products! ^ ^


    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  18. This is lovely and you make me want to organize all my makeup.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  19. Charlotte Tilbury Sex on Fire blush is easily one of my favorites, I also love First Love


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  20. I am so in love with this serie, I've enjoyed every single post so much! :) xx
    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  21. Thank you very much. Muji sure does look neat but if I'm honest there is a lot of similar storage around that's cheaper :) x

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  22. Thank you! I think I have two more to go :) x

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  23. It is very pretty isn't it, the same goes for the Sleek blushes xx

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  24. I know! I don't like the other one they have so I refuse to chuck this one away for a while x

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  25. Thank you very much Emma :) x

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  26. That's so sweet, thank you :) Yes me too these drawers are so incredibly handy, although I refuse to go over six, that's my limit haha x

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  27. Their blushes really are quite lovely Maria x

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  28. Yay that makes me happy! Deep Throat is so lovely, I really want to try one of their cream blushes now, penny lane for instance x

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  29. It is so pretty, I just wish I used it more x

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  30. Thank you Shanna :) Sleek blushes are awesome! I love popping into Muji, their stationary is really nice too x

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  31. It took me a while to pick a set up but I'm glad I did :) x

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  32. That's a good idea! I've never had many subscription boxes, well, not many from the same brand so the boxes are all different sizes which is annoying as I like uniform x

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  33. Thank you Megan! It does have a cream blush yep, it's the one on the far left with the slight marks in from my brush. It's such a lovely palette but it's too bright for me now x

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  34. Awww well thank you so so much! Yes I love Illamasqua :) x

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  35. I need to reorganise mine to be fair, I've had a few new bits and bobs in the last month x

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  36. Isn't it gorgeous! I'll check out First Love, thank you :) x

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  37. Thank you so much, I really do appreciate that. I'm glad you have enjoyed it :) xx

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