Monday, June 12, 2017

A huge beauty haul


So I most definitely splurged and if there is any way to justify a splurge it's by blogging about it. I have been using a lot of high end products recently and just figured it was about time I gave some more drugstore products a go. I picked up some cult favourites but also some products I have heard nothing about in the hopes of finding some hidden gems.

I have picked up a couple of high end bits the first are two new releases and the other is something I've heard a lot about on various different blogs. First off we have the Lancôme Teint Ideole foundation in 008, this is the most beautiful satin finish foundation. I have seen so much good stuff about this and I am 100% with everyone else. It works really beautiful on dry skin but I feel like it would always look beautiful on oilier skins too. The other new release is the new Benefit highlight which is Dandelion twinkle. It's such a pretty pale pink shade which adds such a pretty glow to the skin without being too intense. Finally for high end I picked up the Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation. This again is another gorgeous foundation which I have seen a lot about. Again it is quite a satin finish but has a little more dewiness than the Lancôme one.

From Maybelline I picked up the Maybelline dream cushion which is a gorgeous Dewy foundation. This is the first cushion foundation I have tried and I am really impressed so far. One thing I will say is that it is a little dark even though it is the lightest shade, I'm really hoping they expand this range as I am so impressed with the quality. The other thing I picked up is the Bronze blush palette which is beautiful. I have seen this all over social media and I had to have it. From Collection I picked up the lasting perfection concealer which is something I have tried before and wasn't a big fan but I thought I would give it another go. I do still think it is quite dry and it is definitely one I will be only wearing with a dewy foundation. I also purchased a couple more of the Glam crystals liners which are my favourite way to wear glitter as they are so easy to use.
Maybelline, Lancôme, Charlotte Tilbury, Collection, NYX
On a Rimmel 3 for 2 I picked up the Insta fix and go setting spray. I have been trying a lot of setting sprays recently and I do quite like this one. It doesn't add a lot of dewiness like some setting sprays do but really sets makeup nicely in place and I think it would be a really lovely one for people who want an affordable setting spray. The Got to glow highlight in Notting hill glow is a really pretty pink toned highlight. One thing I will say is that it is a little bit glittery however if set with powder it is beautiful. I finally got my hands on the Brixton brown quint which is meant to be a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce vita quad. This is a very autumnal quad however I do love a good red/burgundy and just had to pick it up while it was in stock.

Dandelion Twinkle, MUA Pearlescent sheen, Radiant cashmere, Rimmel Notting hill.
From MUA I picked up some more of their Undress your skin highlighters. The first shade is Pearlescent sheen which is the prettiest lilac/silver duochrome shade. I then also picked up the Radiant Cashmere shade which is a beautiful rose gold shade. I also bought the Matte bronzer which is an absolutely huge. It's a really lovely mixture of warm and cool making it the perfect throw on bronzer. I also went for the Coral delights six palettes which is such a pretty palette. I kind of wish that the coral shade was a little more pigmented but I think I will get a lot of use out of it over the summer. As I spent more than £10 on MUA I got a free Radiant lights highlighter kit which is a almost completely matte highlight kit. I didn't swatch it for you as the shades are very similar.

Solar Powder dark and light, Maybelline palette, MUA Matte bronzer.
Finally I picked up some stuff from NYX, first off I bought the Pore Filler primer as I wanted to see how it compared to the Benefit Porefessional. It isn't quite as smoothing as the Benefit however does do a really nice job of filling in the pores. I also bought the high coverage concealer which is a super high coverage cream concealer. I love the HD concealer so wanted to get another concealer from NYX and I do really like this one as long as they are used sparingly.

Top - MUA Coral Delights, Bottom Rimmel Brixton brown
I finally managed to get my hands on some NYX glitters. I picked up the shade crystal which is a beautiful silver shade which reflects rainbow colours. This glitter is quite chunky means it looks so beautiful on the lid and really catches the light stunningly. The other shade I bought was the red. This glitter is a lot finer meaning it doesn't quite catch the light as well but still looks stunning on the lid with a deeper burgundy or black in the crease.

Collection Glitz, Collection Funk, Top Glitter NYX Crystal, Bottom NYX Red.
The final things I picked up were four more of the Liquid suedes. These are some of my favourite lip products and I wanted to pick up some more summery shades. The first one was Life's a beach which is a pretty pinky peach colour, then Sway which is the most beautiful bright pink, Tea and cookies which is a nude pink and then finally Foiled again which is almost a bright pastel coral shade.
So that's it for today, I hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to know what you've picked up recently. 
Life's a beach, Sway, Tea and cookies, Foiled Again


  1. i love the soap and glory solar powder, i think its one of the best bronzers i have tried xx

  2. You got some amazing products! I really want to try Benefit Dandelion Twinkle, it looks so pretty. x

    Jordan Alice

  3. Fab haul! I've always heard great things about the MUA highlighters. Love the Tea and Cookies lip shade x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  4. This is a great haul, you've got a lot of exciting products! I picked up the glam crystals a while back, they are so good! xx

    Velvet Blush


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