Monday, 16 November 2015

Recent Beauty Purchases


So I thought I was having a relatively restrained November, until I put all my new beauty purchases together and realised that actually that was very much not the case. Yup, I'm guilty of buying yet again more makeup! I would pinky promise that it won't ever happen again, but I would definitely end up breaking that promise and that just wouldn't be fair on any of us...

Becca | Shimmering Skin Perfector, Moonstone

I'd had this particular highlight on my wishlist for a while, and I can safely say I'm holding NikkieTutorials responsible for this one! She uses Moonstone a lot in her YouTube videos and it just looks so stunning and like the perfect shade for my skintone! It's a gorgeous pearly shade with a hint of pale gold to it and it is seriously pigmented so you really don't need to use much. I'm loving it so far and it's perfect for when I want something a little more intense than my usual go-to Mac Lightscapade.

Soap & Glory | One Heck Of A Blot, Primer

I spotted Soap & Glory's new primer in Boots whilst I was buying backups of a few things I use frequently (anyone else have to have backups?!). One Heck Of A Blot claims to be the 'secret to shine-free skin' and as I have an oily skintype it was something I needed to try out, plus everything was 3 for 2 so that basically made my decision for me! I've used this for the past week so far and I honestly think it's an amazing product, it really does help to mattify my skin and create a great base for foundation. It's become my new favourite!

Estee Lauder | Double Wear, Foundation

I had previously sworn off this foundation for the fact that it is super full coverage and can be pretty cakey if you wear too much. However, since getting a new job where I knew I wouldn't be able to just whip my compact powder out and blot my face whenever I wanted, I needed something that would last during the entire day. Double Wear is the only foundation that I can wear that will genuinely last all day and still look presentable even when I haven't had a chance to touch up or powder my face! I only apply it in small amounts, and blend it using the Real Techniques Sponge so that it looks seamless and not too much. It's basically flawless skin in a bottle, but hey I'm pretty late to the bandwagon so you're probably very much aware!

Nars | Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

This one is actually a much needed repurchase! I'd had my previous tube of this miracle stuff for almost a year, which is pretty amazing but it was finally time to buy another! This Nars eyeshadow primer is the only primer I've tried which actually keeps my eyeshadow intact and creaseless all day. If you've not tried this one, I'd highly recommend that you do! Full review here.

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Illuminator, Starlight

And lastly, the star product, being one of Anastasia Beverly Hills new Illuminators in the shade Starlight. Once I'd heard about these new releases (and seen them about a million times on Instagram) I instantly joined in on the fangirling. I was all heart-eyed over Starlight, but it had been sold out online for a while so when I saw it was back in stock on Cult Beauty I quickly nabbed it! I adore the gorgeous textured design of the highlight and it's such a pretty frosty, ivory shade which looks beautiful on pale skintones.

What do you think of my purchases?

xoxo


17 comments :

  1. Becca Moonstone is one of my favorite highlighters and the ABH highlighter looks gorgeous! I still haven't had the chance to try it yet, let me know how it is.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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    1. I'm so glad I bought Moonstone, it's gorgeous! And Starlight is beautiful too, not quite as intense as Moonstone though xo

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  2. Lovely post! Double Wear is my holy grail foundation it never fails me! I'm definitely going to pick up the Soap&Glory primer as it sounds pretty good! I also want to try the Nars eyelid primer too :) Thanks for sharing xoxox

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    1. Double Wear is just a fail safe isn't it! The only thing I hate about it is the flashback in photographs! Deffo try out the Soap & Glory Primer if you have oily skin xo

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  3. Really really really really really need to try double wear. Great picks! I'm intrigued by the new soap and glory primer!

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    1. You should ask for a sample, I'm sure they give them out all the time! Deffo check out the primer when you're next in Boots! xo

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  4. LOVE all your photo's as usual! You've made me want to go and have a massive makeup shopping spree! Amazing post :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you lovely! Haha go for it!! xo

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  5. Your blog is so beautiful, I'm surprised you don't have 10x more followers!

    Some lovely choices here, I love S&G and might have to try that primer when my L'Oreal one runs out.

    Claudia Harriet

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    1. Aw thank you that's so sweet of you to say :-) xo

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  6. So many beautiful high end products. I've been trying out the Soap and Glory primer but I'm not sure if I'm going to repurchase, it's alright but not a wow product!
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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    1. Ah that's a shame! I'm loving it with my oily skin! xo

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  7. I love that NARS primer! The S&G one sounds amazing too though. I have crazy shiny skin, so I need something STRONG.

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    1. Ooh you should deffo give it a try then! xo

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  8. Ooh catherine! I am so jelly of your make-up collection! Would love to see you on youtube! I honestly think everyone would love to see your collection and how you do your amazin' hairstyles too. Keep up the great work lovely! <3

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    1. Aw thanks hun, unfortunately I don't have a camera to be able to film videos for youtube (or else I might've thought about it!) xo

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  9. I've never tried the Nars eyeshadow primer, but if you love Soap and Glory their primer is such good value for money; it's only £4 and is perfect handbag size! I would really recommend it X

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