Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Mini Make Up Haul

Morning Guys,

So it seems over the past month or so I have accumulated quite a few new additions to my make up collection. This little haul combines a variety of brands, all of which I am pretty loyal too - so I had high expectations for a lot of the products you will see featured in this haul. Now this isn't necessarily an depth review of the products I've purchased, more just a mini review and to show you what I've got really!

So let's start off with perhaps the most coveted cosmetic product at the moment, yep I'm talking about the famous Kylie Jenner Lip Liner - the MAC Soar Lip Liner. I will be talking about this amazing product in more depth in a few posts time. However, I will say it has made a firm place in my make up collection and is now one of my most reached for lip products.

Whilst we're still on the topic of MAC, I also picked up the Pro Long Wear Foundation after hearing many praises of the product. MAC claim this Foundation lasts 16 hours and has a medium sheer coverage. It also has SPF protection which is a bonus. Now I've tried out tonnes of foundations and I was a little unsure about what to expect with this one. However I was actually really pleasantly surprised with how much I like it! It has quite matte finish but not to the extent of Estee Lauder Double Wear. You can still see your skin shine through but you can build the foundation up to a fairly hefty coverage if you want to. I find that when I wear the foundation my make up lasts pretty much all day - which is a rarity for me as my face tends to eat all my foundation up by dinner time. This has fast become one of my favourite foundations and  I would definitely recommend it. The one thing I would note is that you have to work with the product quickly as it dries up pretty fast. The Pro Long Wear Foundation also has a pump which automatically makes it go up in the rankings compared to Studio Fix.

After being on the hunt for the perfect Powder for quite some time and reading Anna @ Vivianna Does Make Up bigging up the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder, I thought I'd better give it a go. I have combination skin so in some places my skin is dry and in others it gets quite oily, so essentially  I just needed a powder to stop my nose, forehead and chin being so shiny. This Powder is great, it does what is says on the tin without having that dreaded cakey appearance that some Powders have tendency to do. Again, I can't fault MAC on this one.

Next up is the Clarins Instant Light  Natural Lip Perfector in shade 02. Now you're probably sick to death of me talking about this product but I am literally obsessed. Due to mine & my sisters terrible habits of Clarins Hauling, I appear to have got quite the collection of miniatures of this product, which have fast become a handbag staple. I have the majority of the shades but my most favoured shade is by far 02 'Apricot Shimmer' and I was gutted when I lost it a few weeks ago. Feeling withdrawal symptoms from the product I designed to bite the bullet and buy a full size. I felt like £18 was quite expensive for a product that sits between 'Lip Gloss' and 'Lip Balm' but the mere fact the product lasts so long and on the assumption I pretty much knew I would get my use out of it, I just went for it. I've not looked back since!

Whilst on my little spree for converting mini products into full size, I also went ahead and bought the Benefit Roller Lash in full size. My sample version had pretty much ran it's course and I just knew the product worked. I've used it every day since I've bought it. It's so volumizing and lengthening without getting flakey. I love it.

Now the last product I didn't actually purchase, I did a bit of a swap with one of my friends. I had bought the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation a few weeks ago after seeing raving reviews, expecting to love it. Turns out I hate it, it doesn't do anything for my skin. The only positive comment I will make is that the colour match of the product was perfect for me. However this is a story for another day! Anyway, my friend had just bought the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Foundation and she wasn't a fan so we did a bit of a swap. Now initially I thought this shade would be way too dark but it's actually quite cool toned and works into my skin really well. I love this Foundation because it's got a decent coverage but is fairly dewy. I also find it really Hydrating and would definitely recommend it.

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