I don't know what has happened over the last two weeks but I have become makeup obsessed! I have always loved it but tended to spend the majority of my money on clothes, but something has changed. I have become more adventurous with my own makeup and I am constantly seeking out new products and looks to try, hence this rather large beauty haul. There are a number of other products on my lust list that I feel I need in my life, so I will be hitting the shops once again when payday comes around, oops!
I may be late to jump on the Benefit they're Real bandwagon but I was being sensible and waiting for my old mascara to run out. Now I don't know how I lasted without this in my makeup bag, I LOVE it and would highly recommend it to all you beauties. I'm sure you have seen many reviews but if you would like another let me know in the comments and I will happily do one for you guys! Next up I recently purchased this Clinique bottom lash mascara which again I couldn't live without now I've tried it. If you've never heard of this and tend to get smudges under your eyes throughout the day, buy this mascara! It does not budge and defines your bottom lashes beautifully. My felt tip pen type liquid liner ran out awhile ago and I decided I wanted something a bit more versatile and this Maybelline liquid liner came highly recommended. With such chic and classy packaging this feels MUCH more like a high end product.
This Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot powder is a translucent powder (so it will not add any colour to your face) and does exactly what it says on the tin. I use this on top of my foundation and I stay shine free for almost all of the day! I also love Soap & Glory product they have such fun names and packaging. My mum very kindly bought me the Dior rose diamond shimmer powder which is such a pretty highlighter and really helps contouring stand out. I bought this matte MAC bronzer as I was in desperate need of a bronzer (my face didn't match my body after a holiday), I didn't want anything that would add a shimmer to my face so this was perfect.
Girl about town is the latest addition to my MAC lipstick collection. I have always wanted a bright pink lipstick but felt my blonde hair may make me look a little too much like Barbie, however I couldn't resist this colour and I am so glad I bought it. It is such a pretty standout colour and I love wearing it, it is creamy to apply, moisturising and does not budge! I always use a lip liner with bright or dark coloured lips so I bought the MAC more to love lip liner which is the perfect match.
Clinique was the first foundation I ever wore (my mum has always been an avid user) and so I decided to go back to my routes and purchase a new foundation. I have combination oily skin so the superbalanced foundation was perfect for me, it is light to apply and gives medium coverage that can be built up if you prefer a full coverage. If I do fancy a more dewy look to my skin I simply mix the Clinique liquid illuminator with the foundation for a less matte finish. The Rimmel wake me up concealer gives great coverage and when used under the eyes really helps to wake them up.
Finally I purchased a few new Real Techniques brushed, I love these brushes they are super soft, amazing quality and really help your makeup to look flawless. They are also a lot more affordable than say MAC brushes. I apologise if you find this post really long but I absolutely love all my latest purchases and really wanted to share them with you!
Do you use and love any of these products? If you would like to see more in depth reviews on any of these products please let me know in the comments below!