There's a few new brands for me in this haul, which is exciting!
I'd been looking at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade for months because there isn't anything like it on the highstreet. I couldn't decide on a shade, though. Most are them either looked too dark, or too red. I have auburn hair and medium brown eyebrows, so while I can get away with warmer toned eyebrow products, the shade Auburn looked too warm. After looking at countless swatches and reading, what feels like, every review there is on the product, I decided on Soft Brown, which is a light-medium, slightly warm brown. Thankfully, it's a perfect match. I'll go more into how I'm finding it and the technique I'm using when I review it in the next couple of weeks. I bought this from Beauty Bay for £15, by the way.
I then placed a second order with Beauty Bay for the Zoeva products, which I'm so excited about! I've been lusting over the Rose Golden and Rose Golden Vol. 2 Luxury Brush Sets, but every time I go to buy them, I remember that I only want them because they look pretty. The original, black sets never tempted me, so I shouldn't splash the cash now just because of the beautiful rose gold detailing and nude handles... we'll see! I started looking at what else the brand has to offer, and came across the Cream Eye Liner in After Hours for £6.95. I haven't been brave enough to dip my brush into the untouched product yet, but the shade looks absolutely beautiful. The rich teal shade will be a nice alternative to black, and will compliment my brown eyes and auburn hair.
The only eyeliner brush I get on with is the one which comes with the Maybelline gel liner, so wanted to try another. Zoeva has a few different eyeliner brushes, but I decided on the 312 Detail Liner (£5.95) because of how precise it is. I also wanted to try the 322 Brow Line (£5.95) because it's different to my stand ELF Studio Small Angled ones, and I think it'll work better for me. Both brushes came in individual pouches, which seriously impressed me. They feel high end, but they were so affordable.
I've been wanting to try a Stila Convertible Colour, but the £16 price tag put me off, especially because I felt like my NYX ones were probably just as good. Sweet Pea was half price on their website with free P&P, but I prefer warmer shades, so left it. I checked back a few days later and found Hibiscus for £8 too, which is described as a coral red, so ordered it straight away. I actually don't have a shade like it in my collection. I have raspberry reds and coral pinks, but nothing in between. First impressions are good. It has a harder consistency than my NYX ones, but it's just as pigmented and easy to work with.
Everyone raves about the Milani Luminoso Baked Blush, so when I saw it on Amazon for £4.49, I thought I'd try it for myself. It's more powdery and orange than I was expecting, but it gives a nice glow. I'll have to use it a little more to make up my mind, I think.
I picked up a couple things from L'Oreal last month, and they were the Le Lip Liner Magique (£3.99) and Infallible Mega Gloss in 407 Smoke Me Up (Matte) (£6.99). The 'gloss' is insanely pigmented and hangs around, but can (understandably) be slightly drying without a lip balm. There was an online promotion where I could have bought three shades for a really good deal, but this was the only one I really liked. I've used the lip liner a couple times, but still don't know how much of a difference it makes. I'm going to do an experiment and wear it on half my lips under a bright lipstick, so will be able to let you know after this.
What other products from these brands would you recommend? Zoeva and Milani in particular!