24 April, 2013

New Makeup Haul

new makeup HAUL

Hello, lovelies!

So, from comments on my giveaway post, it seems that a lot of you enjoy reading haul posts; here are a few new makeup bits that I have bought recently.
My parents came to visit last weekend so it was the perfect opportunity to ask my Ma to get me a few things from Duty Free (everyone loves a saving!) She got me:

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YSL Touche Éclat highlighter pen in shade 2
I love this, it instantly brightens up my under eye area & makes me look bright-eyed & bushy tailed!

Benefit 'Fine One One' stick blusher
I'd read a lot of reviews about the Fine One One blusher/bronzer/highlighter stick & the general consensus was that it was very good, however, I've always been a powder blusher girl so was a bit sceptical. My main concern was that it would drag the foundation from my skin as I swiped it on but I've been pleasantly surprised every time I've used it, it really is a lovely product.

Benefit 'They're Real' mascara
Again another hyped Benefit product that I decided to try was their They're Real mascara. Whilst it's pretty pricey I'm a huge fan of big long lashes & this baby didn't disappoint. My lashes looked super long after just one or two coats & the mascara lasted all day, my new favourite.

I also recently purchased the much-raved-about foundation of the moment:

YSL's Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation in shade BD10
Like most fair-skinned ladies I struggle to find a good colour match with my foundation but YSL's 22 shades in the new Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation seemed promising, I chose the lightest yellow-toned shade & it's pretty much perfect. I'd read that this was a light-medium foundation but I'd definitely say it's medium & very buildable. It gives great coverage & doesn't even look cakey. I'd also read it broke a few people out, luckily I've not had any skin issues since I started using it & so I would definitely repurchase :)

Aaaand finally whilst shopping at the beautiful Oberpollinger on Munich's Neuhauserstraße I visited MAC & bought:

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Studio Finish Concealer in shade NC15
Perfect light texture but incredible pigmented cover & the perfect handbag size, how have I lived without this for so long!

Prep & Prime Translucent Finishing Powder
I sometimes find that after trawling through foundation after foundation & finally finding a good colour match my powder can then change the shade completely & leave me looking a bit orangey, which is why I picked up this translucent powder. In the pan it's white, however, once you brush it onto your skin it gives you a perfect, light dusting of see-through powder, poifect!

Do you own any of these products? What are your thoughts on them?

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4 comments:

  1. I cannot praise that YSL Foundation enough! I absolutely love it. I wear it everyday & people say it looks like I'm wearing nothing ... yay! I just hate the pricetag!

    I'd love to try the YSL Highlighter pen!

    xx

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    1. It's brilliant isn't it? The highlighter is really nice to use on nights out/special occasions. I think a lot of people don't like it because they think it's a concealer. I'm a big fan :) XX

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  2. I want to try a lot of the things you mentioned - specifically the two benefit items! Not sure if the YSL foundation would be good for oily skin though xx

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    1. I'd say it probably wouldn't have much staying power if you have oily skin. You could always try it with a matte primer though :)

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