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?


+ it's the last few days to enter my giveaway, take a look :)

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  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!



    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

  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

    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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