Thursday 21 June 2018

Huge Beauty Haul - ABH, Body Shop, Lancome, NARS

I thought I would share the latest products I have purchased and my initial thoughts, I haven’t done a haul post in a while!

LancĂ´me Monsieur Big Mascara Waterproof Mini
I saw Allana Davidson rave about the non-waterproof version of this mascara on her channel, so I originally picked up that option. However, as the weather has got warmer, the pigment has started to transfer onto my brow bone over the course of the day. Then I saw Anna from the Anna Edit talk about the waterproof version, I picked up this mini one from Boots to see if that improved transfer. After testing, I noticed not as much pigment transfers as the normal formula, however as I have quite oily lids and hooded eyes, I still do get a few smudges throughout the day. If anyone has a good recommendation for a waterproof mascara, tweet me!

Essences have hit the Western market after being highly successful in Asia. So if you aren’t sure what an essence is (I was clueless at first), it’s a watery lotion that you splash into your hands and then apply to your face using pushing movements with your palms. It’s a hit of moisture after cleansing, which a lovely sensation if your cleansing product has left you feeling tight. This essence feels lovely on the skin and would be suitable for all skin types. I’m keen to try more essences.

This is a very strange product! It claims to help peel away the dead skin cells. You massage the product over the face for a few seconds and you start to see little balls, which I assume is meant to be the dead skin cells coming away, gross I know! I’m not sure I 100% believe in this product but I do find my skin feels squeaky clean after. I’d be interested to see what others think of this product.

I recently broke my eyeshadow palette spending ban for this dream! I talk more in-depth about the palette in this blog post but overall I've been loving experimenting with the colours so far.

This is such an underrated cream eyeshadow from MAC, I bought my first post all the way back in 2015! It's a mid-tone matte brown cream, it's a 'one wash wonder', simply apply a thin layer over the lid and then blend the edges. It creates a modern, slightly grungey effect and I love it. 

I bought this on the recommendation of Katie Middleton. She'd raved about it on her Instagram and I was searching for a primer that minimised the look of my pores. This product has a velvety consistency which creates a smooth canvas ready for foundation. My pores do look less noticeable and it does help my makeup stay on longer. 

You might have seen me purchase the mini version of this concealer from Space NK, minis are such a good way to try a product before splashing out! I loved the consistency so I decided to purchase the full size. The finish is not too matte or cakey, perfect for someone who has fine lines or dry under eyes. 

Liquid eyeliner is one of my favourite beauty products to test out. While shopping on Beauty Bay, I saw this cute mini from Eyeko. It's a very easy to use eyeliner which has a thin nib, perfect for winged liner. The only issue with this product is that it does smudge in the inner corners of my eyes in hot weather, not great for summer!

Vita Liberata Body Blur
I've seen so many Youtubers mention this when they get ready for events. They use it as a quick way to perfect the skin without having to fake tan. I'm yet to try the product out as I haven't had a special occasion recently but I have high hopes!

I'd love to know if you have tried any of these products! What have you been buying lately?
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1 comment

  1. I recently picked up the soft glam palette by ABH to finally see what the fuss was about in regards to their palettes - and I finally get it. The formula of their shadows is amazing. In the past the shade range of their palettes haven't appealed to me but when soft glam launched, it had the best shades to finally try their eyeshadows.


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