Sunday, October 19, 2014

A massive beauty haul

I'm not even going to attempt to justify the amount of money I spent while I was away. It is ridiculous, I thought you lovely lot might want to see a haul post. Just a little warning if you're not into long and very picture heavy post then this one probably isn't for you! If you want me to review anything in the post let me know! Some of the things in this post were bought for me by my lovely exchange partner (Hi! if you're reading T) 

I've been running really low on primers recently so I decided to get some more. The Maxfactor Facefinity primer was on offer so I decided to give it a try. I've heard a lot of good things about it and so far I'm really enjoying it. The other primer I bought is the P2 Perfect face anti red base as my skin has been so uneven and red recently so I thought it was worth a try

Left - Maxfactor Right - P2

Also for my face I have the Essence All about matt! Translucent powder I really like this it sets makeup nicely whilst not making the skin flat or leaving a white cast. 

 Some may say I didn't need to buy this many concealers and they would be right but I love a good bit of concealer. First off I bought the Catrice camouflage cream in 010 and 030 as it is one of my favourite concealers. I decided to pick up these colours so I can mix them when I need a darker colour. The Maybelline Fit me concealer - 10 is probably my  favourite under eye concealer but this colour seems a little off. I've seen quite a few people talk about the All around Concealer palette the concealers are super creamy and blend into the skin really nicely. The Catrice Re-touch light reflecting concealer is really lovely for a little bit highlighting. The final concealer I picked up was the Essence Match 2 cover concealer. I haven't tried this yet but I'm looking forward to trying it.

From left to right - Catrice camo 030 - Catrice camo 010 - Maybelline fit me 10 - Catrice all round palette - Catrice re touch pen 005  - Essence duo 10

A girl can never have too many blushes! Right? First up we have the Essence Hello autumn colour adapting blush in Beauti-fall red. This one was a purchase fueled by pure curiosity. It's a little over shimmery but I really like the baby pink shade on my skin. The Maxfactor cream blush in Soft pink is something I've heard so many positive things about and so far I'm really enjoying it. Next up I picked up the P2 Blush stick in Macaroon which  is a really lovely creamy blush.

Mac Fleur power is a gorgeous mix of pink and peach with a little bit of shimmer in it. I finally jumped on the bandwagon and picked up the Clinique Cheek pop in Berry pop which is possibly the most beautiful blush in the world. The Maybelline Dream bouncy blush in Pink frosting was something Theresa gave me and it is the weirdest product I have ever used. The final blush I have is the Essence Blush up powder blush in Pinky flow which is very similar to the shade to the other Essence blush I picked up but a lot less shimmery.

Left to Right - Essence Beauti-fall red - Maxfactor Soft pink - P2 Macaroon - Mac Fleur power - Clinique Berry pop - Maybelline Pink frosting - Essence Pinky flow 

In duty free I picked up the Benefit Instant brow pencil in deep which I am completely in love with it is perfect for my hair colour and lasts all day. I also picked up the Essence Lash and brow gel as I tried it the last time I went to Germany and really liked it.

Benefit Deep 

I think I was pretty restrained in terms of eye products, I really wished I had picked up more of the P2 Forever intense eye shadow creams I picked up the shade Just can't wait which is such a pretty silvery pink shade. Another product I bought from P2 was the Perfect look kajal in Taupe which is probably the only product I'm not that big a fan of. Next up is possibly the most perfect everyday eye shadow, the Catrice Ooops... Nude did it again! is just a beautiful shimmery champagne shade. I then picked up two brown shades the Essence eyeshadow in metropolitan is a very simple chocolate brown shade with a little bit of shimmer and the RDL young Baked eyeshadow in cream cake is a beautiful metallic coppery brown which looks gorgeous under the eyes.

From left to right -- P2 Just can't wait - P2 Taupe - Catrice Ooops...Nude did it again - Essence Metropolitan - RDL young Cream cake 

First off for lip products I have two of the Essence xxxl longlasting lipglosses in the shades Silky red and Velvet rose, which are really lovely matte lip colours which wear really well and don't dry out the lips. I then bought two very similar products, I've wanted a Clarins Instant light natural lip perfector since I started blogging and I'm so glad I picked one up it's beautiful. So when I saw the Catrice Beautifying lip smoother I had to give it a go as it looks like an amazing dupe. I'm going to give them both a proper trial run and then do a post!
From left to right - Essence Silky red - Essence Velvet rose - Catrice Cake pop 030 - Clarins Rose shimmer 01 

The Essence Longlasting lipsticks are really brilliant so I decided to pick up two more colours, in the shop Oh so matt! looked a lot more pink but I actually really like the shade as it isn't too concealer-y I also got All you need is red which is a really lovely pinky red. I fell in love with the Catrice Made to stay lip polishes the minute I put them on my lips, they sit beautifully on the lips and look glossy without being sticky. The colours are so much more opaque than in the swatches below and they seem to work much better after being warmed up a little. These are definitely what I expected the Revlon moisture stains to be! I finally bought a Clinique chubby stick Intense #hallebloodylouyah. I can't believe it has taken me so long to try one, I am completely in love with it the formula is amazing and the colour I picked is really beautiful.
Essence Oh so matt! - Essence All you need is red - Catrice Strawberry's secret - Catrice Jen and Berry's - Clinique Plushest punch

I also bought rather a lot of lip liners which I won't go through as they really are nothing overly exciting! 


  1. When you said massive beauty haul you wasn't joking :') love the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, such a gorgeous shade x

  2. You really bought a lot of beautiful things. :) I see you've bought a lot of products from Essence and Catrice. Since I love these two brands I'd love to read your opinions of their products. xo ;)

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  3. Great post! Such a huge haul! I really love Maxfactor's FaceFinity Primer! All of the lipstick shades you bought are gorgeous!! x

    emily x ♥ | emily's beauty blog

  4. This makes me want to race out to Boots and just BUY all the things hehe! I haven't had a massive haul for so long but I'm really trying to hold off a little longer, it's turning out to not be so easy! Especially affter seeing a few of these swatches - especially the Mac fleur power!

    Sarah :)

    Saloca in Wonderland

  5. Um wow! That was a big haul, looks like you picked up some great stuff though!

  6. Such an amazing post! So many lovely products. Iv not tried many from Essence but really want to try the lipsticks, the nude looks lovely x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  7. Wow what a fantastic haul! I also need to get some new primers!
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  8. Best haul I've seen in a while! And I am dying to try the Max Factor primer, I adore all their face items.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  9. You got some really great purchases. Loving some of these shades x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  10. Catrice and Essence are both favorites! I love their lipsticks and mascaras! Catrice has a waterproof powder that I seriously recommend! :) Amazing haul xx

    Mary Bloomy

  11. You bought some lovely things. I am very impressed with Essence with the few things that I have purchased from them.


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