Thursday, 18 June 2015

End Of Semester Makeup Haul

I must admit that my makeup shopping has significantly reduced during the course of my semester. Like my bank account has been so chilled and happy with this new habit of not buying new makeup every week. So to celebrate getting through the semester of highs and lows, I decided to go makeup shopping. I did splurge on some high end things, but instead of adding in the haul, I decided that I want to play around with them first {before taking photos, the bblogger in me cries}. So I thought since there was way more drugstore products that I would do a little haul post because I do LOVE a good ol' haul. Some things I have tried and will share my thoughts but most of them I haven't had a chance to put all over my face yet.

The main product that I was after was the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and I've gotta say, I am impressed. Now the gripe I have with drugstore foundations is that they are never light enough with yellow undertones. This foundation was sent from the heavens above and matches my skin PERFECTLY! Yas, and then of course it looks pretty dewy and healthy on my skin and lasts a fair amount of time. Overall, I'm getting on great with this foundation.

I'm actually surprised that I didn't get as my lip products as I did. Like I only picked up the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in "Minimalist" which I have only swatched in store. It looks like a sheeny light pink shade that is super wearable and easy to apply. I'm sure I'll report back with my thoughts. I can't even get over the fact that I only got one lip product. When does that ever happen?!

Even though I have like 5 mascaras that are waiting to be used, I picked up the L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara which is waterproof {my fave for not getting the panda eye effect}. I have short, stumpy lashes and I normally like using volumising mascaras to get va-va-voom lashes but for every day wear, I like the look of natural long lashes. Hopefully it delivers.

In terms of eyes, I thought I would try a L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow and I got the shade "Forever Pink" because it swatched so creamy and pigmented in store. I have played around with the shadow maybe once or twice and I still feel torn. I don't like how it looks so foily on the lid, it's beautiful don't get me wrong but it doesn't sit well on my eyes. And then I picked up the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in "Nude" which is perfect for brightening the waterline.

I didn't realise in store that nearly everything that I bought is by L'Oreal but gotta utilise them sales if you know what I mean ;). I picked up the Nude Magique Blur Cream which is a primer that is supposed to create a blurring effect to prep for foundation. I don't really get the fuss with primers, as long as they make my foundation stay on longer - I'm a happy chappy. Another product that I haven't tried yet it the Lumi Magique Touch Of Light Highlighter which was influenced by youtubers. I mean what isn't these days right?

In the past, I have owned a few of the L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polishes and really enjoy the cream formula and easy application due to the curved brush. It was only a matter of time before I tried one of their glitter formulas and can I just say that this is one of the prettiest glitters that I have seen. It's name is "Sequin Explosion" which is justified with the amount of glitter bombs in this polish. Overall it has a silvery lilac undertone of glitters with blue micro glitters and small pink chunks. Pretty much a sequin explosion. Again, I will report back.

Have you tried any of these products before? Tell me your thoughts!


1 comment

  1. Love a good haul :) I wish the loreal telescopic was available in waterproof in the UK, I am desperate to try it!

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