Monday, 26 January 2015

New In

This next haul post is coming to you from Boots (and one item from Topshop). Working there has definitely encouraged my beauty spending habits!

I prefer cream highlighters to powder ones, and had heard a lot about the Topshop Glow Highlighter in Polish (£9). I'm impressed so far, and will probably be reviewing it soon. I also had my eye on one of their powder blushes, but I have enough already. I'm also not a fan of the packaging because it gets so grubby.

The Max Factor products are actually my first purchases from the brand. I'm running out of my Witch primer and wanted to try something new, so thought I'd give the Face Finity All Day Primer (£10.99) a go. I was sent the Skin Luminizer Foundation (£11.99) a few months ago, but it was in the wrong shade and I wasn't really into wearing foundation back then. I've heard good things since, and was in the spending mood yesterday, so popped it in my basket. I'm hoping it's light enough for me! Max Factor is currently on 3 for 2, so I also picked up the Colour Elixir Lip Gloss in Enchanting Coral (£7.99). I'd had my eye on this for a while - it's a beautiful, pinky coral shade with no shimmer (for once!), and has a good colour pay off.

Wearing foundation has opened up a whole new area of makeup for me to try, which is exciting. After doing lots of research on many brands and foundations, I decided to try the L'Oreal True Match Foundation (£9.99). I was going to go for the Revlon Colourstay one, but it looked too dark for me, so maybe I'll try that in the summer. Now, I thought it'd be best to go for the shade N1 Ivory, but my store only had C1 Rose Ivory. I thought it'd be too cool toned for my skin, but then I compared it to other foundations in the store, including my current No7 one, and it didn't look any different, in terms of tone. I'll let you know how I get on with it! L'Oreal is currently 2 for £14, and as tempting as that was, there wasn't anything else I wanted.

I love Maybelline mascaras, and the new Lash Sensational (introductory price £5.99, normal price £7.99) looked like a combination of the Rocket and Falsies, so I had to try it. I then bought another Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Intense Black (currently £5.99, normally £7.99) because my current one is starting to dry up. I love this eyeliner, and I actually use the brush that comes with it!

When I showed my family what I bought (does anyone else do that?), my dad said I didn't need any more makeup. Sometimes, I feel like he doesn't know me at all...


  1. I LOVE Topshop glow. Although I don't use it if I'm using powder, as I can't seem to use powder products with cream products too!
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

  2. Let us know how You get on with Max Factor foundation. I am really tempted to try it out.

  3. The topshop glow highlighter looks lovely. Going to have to try that out! Have a look at my blog!

  4. i have the max factor lip gloss in a red shade (the label with the name is lost and i have no idea what it's called now) and i absolutely love it! i also really want to try out the max factor primer and the l'oreal true match foundation because i've heard great things about both - great post!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  5. That lipgloss looks just like Raspberry Coulis from B. Cosmetics! :) really want to try that mascara x

  6. I'm really pale, and the Revlon colourstay seems to be the right colour for me! It's the only foundation I've found that works with my oily skin, and doesn't make me orange. I really love the look of the max factor foundation :) I can't wait to try that mascara either, maybelline always seems to be my go to brand for mascara :)

  7. we haven't tried many maxfactor products before, so we would love to see a review of some of those. Our dad says the same thing when we return from makeup shopping!!

    M + K

  8. I must try the Topshop highlighter soon, ive wanted to try it for ages!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  9. I absolutely adore Topshop glow! It's such a lovely highlighter and lasts forever too.

    The Crown Wings

  10. OMG I was scared when I couldn't find your blog. Thankfully I dug, and I can now read this post!

    Ling | The Cosmetic Critic


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