Spring Makeup Look

I love Spring makeup. I love having a lighter base, I love looking more glowy and radiant.

BUT, skincare is just as important when trying to achieve a dewy, glowy makeup look.

And, as much as I love A/W makeup, by the time Spring comes around, I am SO ready for a switch up of my makeup bag.

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The primer I am using at the minute is the Barry M Flawless Correcting Primer. This is super hydrating, hides any redness and really evens my skin tone. My skin is left feeling dry and dull after the colder months, so I am up for anything that will help hydrate and make it so much easier to apply my makeup.

The foundation that I am obsessing over right now and is perfect for this time of year, is the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear foundation and it goes beautifully with the L’Oreal primer! I am also loving the It Cosmetics CC Cream – it is so god damn good. Super hydrating, glowy, and insane coverage, what more do you want?

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To cover any blemishes,  I use the NARS Soft Matte Concealer. This is nowhere near as matte as it sounds, and I am so glad I decided to give this a try. It has the perfect formula and the right amount of coverage to cover blemishes or any redness that I’ve got going on (most of the time). And again, not too heavy on the skin. I use this with a damp beauty blender so that it doesn’t cling to any dry areas, or I find it blends really well with fingers.

Under my eyes, I use the Maybelline Eraser Eye Brightener. This is super light on the skin, and is the only product I have found that doesn’t crease under my eyes! It has a very sheer amount of coverage but really does brighten. It’s very similar to the YSL Touché Eclat, so if you’re looking for a good dupe for that…

I have a new favourite bronzer. I put down my beloved Benefit Hoola, and I picked up the NARS Laguna Bronzer in Rome in January and I have used it everyday since. It blends like an absolute dream and is the perfect shade for me. It doesn’t look muddy or too warm toned. I LOVE IT. I wish I had gotten this sooner.

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For blush and highlight, I have been using the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Peonies Please Blush/Highlighter. This is the perfect product for Spring and is crazyyyy pigmented – you need to try it!

For brows, I use my trusty Fleur De Force x Eylure Brow Define Pencil in the shade medium. This is all I use on my brows these days. Doesn’t smudge, and stays in place all day!

For eyeshadow, I have been using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. You can create so many different looks with this palette. You honestly can’t go wrong.

Tanya Burr Selfie Lash is my new favourite mascara. I am so fussy with mascara’s, but I’d heard so many great things about it and I saw it was on offer in Superdrug so I had to give it ago. Let’s just say, I’m going back to buy a load more while they’re on offer. It is insanely good – very similar to the YSL Babydoll mascara.

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The cold Winter months have absolutely ruined my lips. They are so dry and cracked that all I have been putting on them at the minute is Carmex (preferably the Mint one) and it seems to be working a treat. I can’t wait to be able to wear lipstick again!

Anybody else completely ready for Spring and Summer? Winter is my absolute FAVE, but I am so ready for a bit of sunshine.

What your go-to Spring makeup picks?

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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Throw the words natural, radiant, and longwear together for a foundation and I will be alllllll over it.

When I saw that NARS had released they’re new foundation, I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

I like to give foundations a proper road test before reviewing them and completely making my mind up on them, so that I get a chance to use them on good-skin days, bad-skin days, put a paper-bag over my head kinda days. I have such complex skin that I never know what I’m going to wake up with. Some days I’m super oily and other days my skin is flaky dry? I know, nightmare.

Anyway. I got this when I was in Brighton for the day, so I headed straight to Space NK to pick one up. I’m usually the shade Deauville in NARS foundations, unless I have a bit of a tan.

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Packaging. I just love NARS packaging. They look so classic and chic, and feel really luxurious without completely breaking the bank. I love how all of their foundations have completely different bottles and packaging. The natural radiant longwear foundation is in a very sleek, tall glass bottle (super pretty) and it comes with a pump – yaaaaasssss.

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The formula. When I first think of ‘radiant’, I initially think of super dewy, glowy finishes, however this one was slightly different. I imagined it to be quite oily, and that I would probably have to powder in my t-zone, but it absorbs into the skin straight away. It doesn’t look or feel heavy on the skin at all. It has more of a satin finish on the skin and gives a very natural, radiant, lit-from-within look. This is definitely a full-coverage foundation. I was so surprised at how small the pumps of product are, but one or two pumps is more than enough – a little goes a very long way.

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It does exactly as it promises. It gives natural, radiant looking skin and it lasts all day!

This works wonderfully on my skin, no matter how oily or dry it is!

This is the perfect foundation to transition you from Winter to Spring.

I would definitely recommend this!

Buy it here!

June and July Faves

So, seeing as I missed June faves time, I thought I would combine them with my July faves. This months favourites is a right mixed bag and quite a lengthy one so apologies in advance!

There are two concealers that I have been obsessed with lately and have used them every time I have worn makeup. One high-end, one drugstore. The first one is the much loved and talked about, NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I’m not crazy about matte products, especially for my skin. I much prefer a glowy, dewy kinda look, so I was put off of this product for a while. But after checking it out for myself in store, and being on the hunt for a new concealer, I thought I’d give it a go. I honestly don’t know what I used before this? It’s THE best concealer I have tried to date. Do not be scared off by the name of it, it is nowhere near as matte as it is made out to be – but more of a velvety kinda finish, which I love. The coverage of this product is insanely good, it is super high coverage but doesn’t feel heavy or cakey in the slightest. It covers up everyyyyyything. I use this to cover any redness, or blemishes and to try and hide the darkness under my eyes to even out my skin tone a bit. It may look like there isn’t much product, but I have used this almost everyday and I’ve barely made a dent! This will last such a long time and I will most definitely be repurchasing!

The second concealer is the Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating concealer. I use this after I have gone in with the NARS one and I use this to brighten under my eyes, and as kind of a highlighter I guess. I use it the same way I would use the YSL Touché Eclat as it has very similar qualities to that. I tend to apply this after I have done the rest of my makeup, particularly my eye makeup as it tidies and sharpens it up a bit, making sure there is no fall-out from the shadows, and I find it really enhances the rest of the look. As much as I love the Touché Eclat, I tend to reach for this one a little bit more as it has that bit of extra coverage! I need to buy a back up of this asap!

My foundation favourite this month, is something I didn’t expect to like as much as I do and I’m not sure why. I think because most of my favourite foundations are high-end, and this one is very affordable, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! This is the Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 foundation in the shade 02. I ordered this online and just guessed my shade and luckily it is the perfect shade for me during the summer. The coverage of this foundation is absolutely incredible, and gives the most natural looking finish. I apply this using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush and find that this gives the best finish. This is very similar to the Clinique 2-in-1 beyond perfection foundation, so if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative then I would definitely recommend this! I have used this most days throughout June and July, and when I haven’t used it on its own, I have mixed it with other products to give better coverage. I cannot fault this product at all!

Something I’ve never really been into before is brown eyeliner. Not sure why, I just usually reach for black, but when I was going through my makeup stash, I realised I was lacking a brown eyeliner so I went and picked one up! I can’t believe I have never used this before! The one I picked up was the Bourjois Kohl and Contour, and I apply it roughly to my top lash line, smoke it out a bit using my Zoeva Smudger Brush, pop on my mascara and I’m good to go! It is so much softer than black which can sometimes look a bit too harsh, and this is perfect when you haven’t really got time for eyeshadow or just can’t be bothered and is something just a bit different! I have been wearing this non-stop for about 3 weeks and I’m still loving it!

The Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream is something I have spoke about before so I won’t go on too much. But this is the most amazing moisturiser everrrrr. I have tried and tested so many in the past because I have been blessed with the most awkward skin, and I can’t find one better than this. My skin is oily, yet dehydrated so most moisturisers tend to just sink into my skin straight away and within five minutes, it’s back to how it was before. But this moisturiser keeps my skin feeling amazing all day. If I’m having a makeup free day, and I put this on in the morning, by the time I come to do my evening skincare routine, my skin still feels soft and hydrated. Honestly, just go buy it. I’m gonna buy the supersize version as backup for when I run out of this one! They also do an SPF version too!

Last month, the lovely people over at Palmer’s ever so kindly sent me a few products from the new coconut oil range. I love body oils, so was suuuuper excited to try this one out. And ohmygoodness!!!! 1) it smells like summer in a bottle?! 2) it leaves your skin feeling insanely soft and hydrated, but not at all sticky! WIN. This will definitely be coming on holiday with me!

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this product in a blog post before, and I have no idea why because I literally use it every single day. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in the shade Luminous Light is the only powder I will use to set my face. This sets makeup amazingly, and gives the most gorgeous glow. I was a bit hesitant at first because from first glance, it does look a bit like a highlighter but it just makes your skin looking incredible! I have used this every day for about a year now, and although I have hit pan, there is so much product left! I know Hourglass products are pricey, but this one is definitely worth the slightly hefty price tag!

Now, an actual highlighter. People have raved about MAC highlighters for years, but only recently have I tried one. I picked up MAC’s Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle. It gives such a lovely glow, and is the perfect colour for my skin tone! And the pan is absolutely huge, I have no idea how I’m ever going to get through it all!

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NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer

Milani Conceal & Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation

Bourjois Kohl and Contour Eyeliner

Palmers Coconut Oil Body Oil

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream

Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Luminous Light

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle

Disclaimer:
Some of these products may have been sent to me by a brand or PR company, however all opinions are my own and I only talk about products I genuinely use and love.

May Faves!

Hey everyone!

Wow. It has been soooo long since I did a monthly faves… This may be a slightly longer favourites post as it has been quite a while since my last one, and apologies for it being slightly late. So, let’s get stuck in!

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I have really been loving the Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfection foundation. My Mum used this and couldn’t stop raving about it, so I thought I’d give it a try myself. I went to my local boots, where I got matched up and given a sample to try before I buy. I tried it the next day and knew I needed to buy it. I got this in the shade 2, Alabaster. The applicator for this foundation is more concealer-like, with a large dofer applicator. I really like this as it isn’t messy and applies super quick and easily. I find it blends best with a damp beauty blender, and it gives a medium, but buildable coverage. It evens out skin tone really nicely, and gives a demi-matte finish. It lasts such a long time, and doesn’t transfer as easily as other foundations do. A little really does go a long way with this, and I have been reaching for it a lot. I’m not all that into foundations at the minute, and besides tinted moisturisers and BB creams, this is the only one that seems to be working well for my skin right now!

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I’m not really into heavy or full coverage finishes, however… The Urban Decay NAKED concealer is an absolute god-send when it comes to covering up really bad spots and blemishes. It is super full-coverage, but isn’t heavy looking or cakey at all! It also doesn’t wear as easily. Some other concealers tend to wear and rub off, particularly in more oily areas – which is where I usually get spots (my chin) and this seems to last all day. LOVE.

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The next product is a powder foundation. I have never tried one of these before, but I had heard such amazing things that I had to give it a go. This is the Pixi Colour Correcting Powder Foundation. I am absolutely in love with this! It is perfect when I have a very light-coverage base on underneath as this just evens out my skin tone a little more, keeping the oil at bay and keeps my makeup in place all day. As you can see from the photo, I dropped it and it smashed into a million pieces. It isn’t a massive issue as I can still use it, but whenever I put my brush into the pan, it just ends up going everywhere, so I need to pick up a new one!

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My next favourite is a mascara. When this first came out, everybody loved it and I absolutely hated it, I just couldn’t get on with it and I don’t know why – maybe I had a dodgy one? But now, I use the Maybelline Lash Sensational almost every single day. It lengthens and volumizes my lashes, making them look crazyyyy long! I also really like this for bottom lashes too. It does give lashes that slightly clumpy look, not massively, but if you’re not into that then this isn’t for you. BUT, if you love that clumped together look, then you will absolutely love this mascara! I will continue to repurchase this over and over…

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I’m not all that venturous when it comes to brows. I find brows that much of a faff that when I find a product I’m happy with and enjoy using, I just kind of stick with it. But somebody recommended the Sleek Brow Kit and I thought it was about time I tried something new on my brows, and now, I genuinely don’t think I will use anything else to fill them in! I have it in the shade Dark, and Light, and the lighter one seems to be working a little better now that my hair is also lighter. I apply the wax first, using my Zoeva Brow Line brush, starting on the edges and outside of my brow, working my way in and then fill them in, using less product at the front. I then go over them in the powder to help add a bit more colour, set them and keep them in place. It is super easy and still keeps brows looking quite natural, which I love.

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The Max Factor Creme Bronzer in Light Gold is a new discovery and one I think is the perfect addition to my makeup  bag for Summer! This gives the most gorgeous glow to the skin and such a lovely shade, not too warm, nor cool toned. It is great to use all over the face and for adding a little bit of depth, and the teeniest bit of shimmer. Perfect for giving you that subtle, summer glow!

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My final favourite is a perfume. Perfume is something I am SO fussy and particular with; I go from one extreme to the other. From really dark, heavy and woody scents, to really light, soft, and fresh. For my birthday, Jake bought me a bottle of Jo Malone in the scent Mimosa and Cardamom. Oh. My. God. It is insane. It’s a really lightweight, and fresh scent, with slighter warmer, woodier undertones. It is great for all year round, but is particularly lovely during these gorgeous summer evening’s we have been having lately. This lasts all day, and I already know that I will be repurchasing this! I have also tried out Pomegranate Noir, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Blackberry & Bay and Myrhh & Tonka, so I am SO torn as to which one to buy next as they are all so beautiful. Jo Malone products are perfect for gift ideas, and are such a luxurious product to own.

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That is all for my May Faves. I hope you enjoyed. If you have tried any of these products, let me know!

Meg x

 

COLLAB: High-End, Mid-Year Faves

Hello lovelies, I hope you’re all enjoying your Summer so far! What has everyone been up to?

So, this week’s post is going to be slightly different as it is a collaboration with the lovely Lauren (check out her blog here). I am super excited as this is my first blogging collaboration! This week is going to be part one of our mid-year favourites, so we are going to be chatting you through the high-end bits and pieces that we have been loving so far this year, and next time, will be our drugstore faves.

My first favourite is NARS Sheer Glow. I have tried so many different foundations and I always, always, always come back to this one. It just works absolutely perfectly for me. It blends beautifully, it gives a medium to full coverage, giving you that gorgeous ‘glow from within’ look. It lasts all day, doesn’t crease or transfer and applies really well with fingers, a brush, or a beauty blender. Even though it does give a very dewy, glowy look, it is still perfect for all year round and is certainly something I could not be without.

 

 

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The Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is something that I use every single day. I cannot even explain how good this product is. A lot of people say to me, “I can’t believe that you spend that much on something that just takes your makeup off!”. But, I honestly believe that you can’t put a price on your skincare routine and taking care of my skin is super important to me. This doesn’t just remove my makeup, but it cleanses my skin and plays a really crucial part in my skincare routine. I have been using this product for almost a year now and I have tried many other cleansing oils and makeup removing products but nothing else seems to compare or does the job just as good. I don’t suffer from break-outs that often, my skin is fairly clear and I genuinely think that this product has a lot to do with that. It is definitely worth the price tag!

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Now, onto Lauren’s faves…

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I have used this bronzer by Benefit every day since I purchased it. Admittedly, I purchased it very recently, but I couldn’t not include it in my yearly beauty favourites. I’ve tried a lot of bronzers and contour kits etc etc but I’ve never come across one as easy to blend as this! For someone who is rubbish at all things contouring, it’s perfect. It is a little pricey for just a little box of bronzer (£23.50) but personally I think it’s worth it. I’m yet to hit pan and I get a lot of use out of it!

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I think almost every single blogger in the blogosphere has an opinion on Becca x Jaclyn Hill’s cult Champagne Pop highlighter. Personally, I love it – I’ve used it almost every day since purchasing it and I am so upset to say that I have hit pan. This won’t be expensive to replace once it runs out (£32) but I 100% will because I couldn’t live without it! It looks extremely orangey in photos (and, admittedly in real life) but it gives off the most amazing glow. I like to use a second highlighter over the top to intensify the glow, but you definitely don’t need to. I just like to stop traffic with my highlight.

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That is all for our mid-year high-end faves. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let us know what high-end products you couldn’t live without in the comments section and don’t forget to check out and follow Lauren’s blog! Keep your eyes peeled for our drugstore faves!

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Links and prices below;

NARS Sheer Glow £31

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm £59 (currently 15% off)

Benefit Hoola Bronzer £23.50

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop £32

July Favourites!

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Hello my lovelies! I am going to be talking you through all of the products I have been loving throughout the month of July. A lot of this month’s favourites consists of skincare as my skin does have a tendency to dry up during the warmer months. I find that regular, gentle exfoliation and a lot of moisturising makes a huge difference to the way your skin looks and feels.

So, the first thing that I have been obsessed with is Simple’s Micellar Water. I tried the Garnier Micellar Water when it first came out, but it completely broke me out and since then, I have been completely put off trying other versions. I saw that this one was on offer in Superdrug so I thought I’d give it a go, and I absolutely LOVE it – I have already used my first bottle so I went out and bought the huuuuge one! This does remove all of my makeup, including eyeliner and mascara really well, but I prefer to use this as my second cleanse or in the morning before I do my makeup as I find it really refreshing.

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Another Simple product I have been really enjoying, is their Moisturiser with SPF 15. It’s hard to find a really good, affordable, drugstore moisturiser with SPF and this is something that I really rely on throughout the Summer. If you are wearing makeup, you don’t really want to be putting sun cream on over the top of your makeup so it is really important that you use a moisturiser or foundation with SPF in it.

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L’Oreal have recently released a range of Pure Clay Face Masks. There are three different masks in this range; Detox, Glow and Purity. I went into Boots and they had little test cards to help you test your t-zone, cheeks and chin to determine whether they were dehydrated, combination or normal and based on my results, I picked up the Detox and Glow masks. The Detox mask is a charcoal based face mask that helps to draw out impurities and works deep into pores. The Glow mask contains finely milled apricot seeds which gently exfoliates your skin, removing any dead skin cells and giving your skin a healthy looking glow. The Detox mask, is a really good, cheaper alternative to the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. I love both of these products and they are great value for money!

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Rimmel is the one drugstore brand that I cannot fault in terms of foundations. The one I have been reaching for the most recently is the Lasting Finish 25hr Wear Foundation. This foundation gives a flawless, full coverage finish without feeling too heavy on your skin. This also has an SPF of 20 which again, is really important during Summer and is something that a lot of affordable foundations are missing.

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An eyeliner that I have recently rediscovered is the L’Oreal Superliner Ultra Precision. This is a liquid eyeliner with a thin, spongey applicator tip. This is super pigmented, dries really quickly and lasts such a long time! The applicator tip makes is so easy to do thick, or thin lines and is perfect for flicks as it is really flexible.

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Two makeup brushes that I have been really enjoying using this month are the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and the Real Techniques Setting Brush. The stippling brush is perfect for applying and buffing in foundation, leaving a flawless looking finish. The setting brush is the best thing I have ever used to apply and blend in concealer – it leaves no brush marks and leaves skin looking incredible!

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MAC are my favourite brand when it comes to lipsticks and when Velvet Teddy was first released, I wore it ALL THE TIME. Then I kind of forgot about it, and the other week as I was going through my makeup storage, I found that it had nearly ran out, so I finished what was left of it and I completely fell in love with it all over again, so I ordered a new one. This is the perfect nude lipstick, and is perfect for that no-makeup, makeup look and is a great shade for all year round.

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For eyebrows, I have been obsessed with the Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel. The reason I love this so much is because it is so much more pigmented than a lot of other brow gels I have tried, so it really does make a difference. The formula isn’t too thick or clumpy and the brush isn’t too big – love it.

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A slightly different favourite this month, is a toothpaste. This is the Oral B 3D White Luxe Perfection toothpaste. This product really does help whiten teeth and helps get rid of any stains or yellowing. Since using this toothpaste, I have had several people tell me how white my teeth look and have asked if I use any teeth-whitening kits, when all I use is this toothpaste. I noticed the difference myself after only using it a handful of times, I cannot rave about this one enough!

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My final favourite is a pair of shoes. I’m not that into shoes, but when I find a pair I like, I end up getting them in every colour that they do. So, my current shoe obsession is with this pair of Vans. I have had the white version of these for a couple of months now and I wear them all of the time, so I thought it was only right to treat myself to the black pair too. I don’t wear sandals, flip-flops or anything else like that, so for me, these are the perfect summer shoes, although I will probably wear them all year round. They go with everything, they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn and you don’t need to break them in – what more could you want?

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That is everything for my July Favourites. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these products or if you have any recommendations for me!

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Links and prices below;

Simple Micellar Water 400ml £5.99

Simple Protecting Light Moisturiser with SPF 15 £4.35

L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask £5 (full price £7.99)

L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask £5 (full price £7.99)

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Wear Foundation £7.99

L’Oreal Superliner Ultra Precision Eyeliner £6.49

Real Techniques Stippling Brush £10.99

Real Techniques Setting Brush £7.99

MAC Velvet Teddy £15.50

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel £3.99

Oral B 3D White Luxe Perfection Toothpaste £4.49

Vans Classic Slip-On Shoes £47

Summer Beauty Haul

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So over the past couple of days, I have either ordered online, or picked up quite a few bits from Boots and Superdrug, so I thought it was only right to do a little haul. Actually, I bought more than I realised so I will be doing two separate hauls; a beauty haul and a skincare haul.

Starting with all things make-up and beauty…

I went slightly OTT in Superdrug as they had a 3 for 2 offer across all cosmetics – well, it’d be rude not to, eh?

I am obsessed with matte liquid lipsticks and when I saw that Tanya Burr had released some, I had to try them out. The shade I picked up was Martha Moo, and this is the perfect nude shade with pink, mauvey undertones. It looks quite bright when you first apply it but darkens slightly as it dries. It doesn’t dry out my lips, or have that sticky consistency that others do, it is really comfortable to wear. The packaging of this product, and the rest of Tanya Burr Cosmetics, is absolutely gorgeous. They feel very luxurious considering the prices of the products and the products are of such high quality. I cannot wait for my local store to stock more of these products so I can try more out, I am particularly excited for the new eye shadow palettes!

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Something that I have been desperate to try for ages, but has always been out of stock in my local store, is the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer in the shade 01. I am yet to find a concealer that beats the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, so I am excited to try this one out and see how the two compare!

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Not that I needed any new mascaras, but I picked up two new releases. The first one is by Maybelline and this is the Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara. I could not get on with the original Lash Sensational at all, as much as I tried and tried, it just wasn’t for me, however, I thought I’d give this one a try. The brush on this is very different to the original Lash Sensational and Maybelline describes it as an “extraordinary patented fanning brush”. I have used this a couple of times and so far, so good! It grabs every lash and really does give that “multiplying effect” that it promises to give.

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The other mascara I bought is another new release, but by L’Oreal and this is the Miss Hippie Mega Volume Mascara. This mascara has a bristle brush as opposed to a plastic brush, and really lengthens and volumises lashes, giving them a feathery, fluttery finish. I have only used this a handful of times but I am loving this so far and can’t wait to use it some more.

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Another new release by Rimmel is the Brow This Way range. I picked up the Highlighting Pencil and the Brow Styling Gel. I am a big fan of brow gels, I think they really help improve the appearance of brows, making them look sharper and more defined so I can’t wait to try this out – I got the shade Dark Brown. I have been searching high and low for a drugstore brow highlighting pencil so I was super excited when I saw that Rimmel had released one. I tend to use a regular highlighter as a brow bone highlight, so I am really looking forward to trying this out.

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Another new product from Rimmel is the 24hr Wear Colour Precise Eyeliner. The L’Oreal Superliner is my all time favourite eyeliner; however, I am always on the look-out for something even better. The shape of this eyeliner looks like it will be ideal for creating the perfect winged liner.

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From Barry M, I picked up a lip liner in the shade 17 which is a nude shade with brown undertones. It lasts really well and looks lovely paired with MAC’s Whirl or Velvet Teddy. I am super impressed and will definitely be picking up some more shades! I also picked up two nail varnishes from Barry M. I got the shade Dark Side of the ‘Shroom from the Sunset Daylight Curing range and Copper Mine from the new Molten Metal range. Barry M are my favourite brand for nail varnishes, the quality of them are amazing and they last such a long time.

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From Revlon, I picked up the ColorStay Foundation in the shade Buff. I have never tried this foundation before and have heard such great things about it, and seeing as I am on the hunt for a new drugstore foundation, I thought I’d give it a try. I got this in the satin finish for normal/dry skin as I much prefer a dewy, glowy look as opposed to a matte finish, especially for this time of year.

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The final thing, I ordered from Beauty Bay and is definitely more of a high-end purchase than high-street. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eye shadow palette. I cannot get over how stunning this palette is! The packaging is really luxurious; a mauvey-pink colour and is also suede. Each and every shade is absolutely beautiful and I am SO excited to experiment with this palette! I will be doing a detailed review on this palette once I have tried and tested it out properly!

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That is everything make-up wise, that I bought recently! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know your thoughts on any of these products or if you can recommend anything else you think I might like!

Links and prices below;

Tanya Burr Martha Moo Luxe Lip Gloss £5.99

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer £7.99

Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara £7.99

L’Oreal Miss Hippie Mascara £7.99

Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel £3.99

Rimmel Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil £4.99

Rimmel Colour Precise Liner £5.99

Barry M Lip Liner £2.99

Barry M Sunset Nail Paint £4.99

Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint Copper Mine £3.99

Revlon ColorStay Foundation £12.99

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette £41