Hello beauties, I recently picked up a handful of products that I have never used before, from either a drugstore haul, bird that I received for Christmas or some that were lying in my makeup collection. I thought it was a good chance to do some first impressions and create a look at the same time.
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This primer comes in the form of a spray, I picked this up recently in a travel set with loads of goodies. This has a great spritzer and provides a even layer of primer to the skin that leaves it with a tacky base for your foundation to stick too. I did notice that it did help my base to adhere better to my skin then when I use my oil based primer, however it didn’t look as flawless. I think this would be perfect for those who have oily skin who need help with how long their foundation lasts.
I had heard lots about this primer and that its meant to be just as good if not better then the Benefit Porefessional but at a cheaper price. I wanted to try this travel sized version out first before spending on the full sized one. I do have large pores on my nose, which are such a pain to cover. This has a silky smooth texture and presses into the skin easily, it made my pores look less visible and helped the foundation on my nose (where I get the driest) look smooth, more hydrated and flawless, I will definitely be repurchasing this!.
This is foundation is new on the market and is currently being raved about on YouTube due to its finish, formula and the coverage. It was kind of difficult to find my shade though, the lightest shade was too pink and I need a yellow toned foundation, so I chose the second lightest shade ” but this was much too dark for me. This wasn’t too much of a problem though as I have shade adjusting drops that I can lighten the colour with. I’m in love with the formula though, it has medium to full coverage which can be built up without looking cakey and you will see below just how flawless it looks and how well it photographs, not to mention it lasted all day without a touch up. I didn’t try it out for 24 hours like the bottle suggested just because who really wears their makeup for that long?.
Unless you have been living under a rock you would have noticed social media going nuts over this concealer because it has been named the Tarte Shape Tape dupe. It has the same amazing coverage in my opinion and a great price tag at £4 a tube. I picked up the lightest shade and I am loving this thick formula, it is very easy to blend out and has a gorgeous brightening effect on the undereyes. The one thing I don’t like about it is the tube seemed quite empty, like you don’t get a lot of product inside. That aside, it didn’t crease,and was easy to set with a powder and is super cheap!.
I’ll admit, I rarely ever contour, I just don’t think I am any good at it and end up looking muddy haha. But it’s something I really want to get better at so decided to pick up this contour and highlight cream stick to play with, I like that the shade is light so the result won’t be too harsh and I actually found this super easy to use and blend out.
I picked this up because I needed a new loose translucent powder, this however didn’t work out for me, it seemed to cling to my dry patches around my nose area and made the foundation not look as nice as my RCMA no colour powder that I love. I will try it with some other foundations though and see if it it makes a difference. I was so gutted because I loved how finely milled it was.
I bought this to try ages ago after running out of my usual blush while I was away one weekend, I never ended up using it. I was worried about using this at first as it swatched poorly and quite a lot of powder cane off the brush after dipping it in. But that being said it did give a soft natural rosy look to the skin which I quite liked, plus it was £2.49 which is a steal.
Another product that I bought ages ago and never got round to using was this highlight, I originally liked it because of the gold detailing. This highlight looks very pretty on the skin, it has a silky texture and gives a wet look effect when applied. You can either use this sparingly for a natural look or go all out by spraying your brush with setting spray to make yourself glow. I can’t believe how well it performed when it only cost £3!
Another new product that I picked up is this liquid lipstick from maybelline, mostly just because I loved the colour and don’t have anything like it in my collection, the applicator want is so pretty, it’s shaped like a little heart. It smells so Scrummy and applies smoothly thanks to it having a creamy texture and didn’t cling to any dry patches on the lip. The only problem I had with it is it takes ages to dry down to a matte finish. I have my eye on a few other colours in the collection.
I love trying out new mascaras, the selling point for me is that it is infused with coconut oil. I’m in love with the packaging and the chunky wand design, the mascara isn’t thick and clumpy and it applies so well, it coats every lash and makes my lashes look nice and long without looking like the dreaded spider legs.
Now I’ll point out the obvious that this is a ‘dupe’ for the Anastasia Beverly Hills subculture palette. I found this recently on amazon and it was less then £6 so I thought I’d give it a go. I never wanted the real one as it was said to be a total flop so I wasn’t about to waste my money. I’m really impressed with the quality of these eyeshadows. The mattes are pigmented and aren’t chalky and the shimmer shades are really creamy. There’s some fallout but that’s to be expected with cheaper eyeshadows. Other then that they blended superbly and they also do a dupe for the ABH Modern Renaissance palette which i am going to pick up!.
What new makeup have you tried recently? Let me know in the comments below.
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