I’ve not done one of these for years, mainly because I just haven’t bought myself anything haul worthy for so long but since Ben said I could choose some beauty bits for my birthday and I also had a wisdom tooth yanked out I felt like I 100% deserved these. One of my goals for 2018 is to bring back the beauty themed blog posts, these sorts of posts are taking me back to my blogging roots and I must say, I’m rather loving the nostalgia of it all and the utter chaos that is filing beauty videos! Our bedroom looks like Feel Unique had exploded in there!
This is a mascara I have heard so many good things about, I normally don’t stray far from my L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara since my Lancôme Hypnôse Drama one gave up the ghost. I haven’t found many mascaras that will hold my lashes unless they’re hardcore waterproof ones so when I tried this, I was pretty damn surprised at how well it holds even the straightest lashes. It doesn’t keep the curl as well as waterproof, obviously, but it does a damn good job! The brush is amazing, it really gets in there and separates the lashes leaving them looking almost fake (but in a good way).
What’s a haul without skincare products? This is so going to be my new favourite cleanser! I have used the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish for years now but I fancied a change. I know I know, this isn’t much of a change with them both being hot cloth cleansers but oh my God! I was not expecting to love this quite as much as I do, I hold cleansers up to Liz Earle and didn’t think this would come close but it’s actually better!? I’ve only been using it for a little while so can’t comment on if it’s going to be as great long term but it certainly gets eye make up off much better! It literally melts off my lashes, I was so so impressed!
It also appears to kill spots, I had one of those gross under the skin spot that feel like a mini Satan is trying to erupt onto my chin and the morning after using this it was dead. No swelling, the redness had pretty much gone and Satan showed no sign of reemerging.
I saw The Sunday Girl blog about this and automatically knew I needed it in my life. I’m more of a powder girl when it comes to highlighter, I normally find liquid a huge ball ache to apply but I actually really like this. It’s trickier than powder and I think I prefer it applied under my foundation but I’m sure it wont be so strange after I’ve got used to it.
Another point I should make is that it isn’t glittery like most cheap highlighters, which was a nice surprise, it’s very shimmery, obviously, it’s a highlighter afterall, and the shimmer is a bit larger than higher end products but it is a long way off crossing the line into the glittery hot mess territory.
Another beauty from Makeup Revolution, this is probably one of the best concealers I’ve ever tried. A big statement I know but honestly, this stuff is amazing! It doesn’t lose it’s coverage as you blend it and it doesn’t crease under the eye. I am in love with this stuff! The only bad points are the shade selection; there are a LOT of light shades and about 2 dark shade so if you have a darker skin tone you’ll struggle with this brand, especially if you’re looking for a contour shade which is such a shame because it is bloody amazing in every other aspect!
This lipstick is amazing. Repeat: Ah-may-zing. I won’t go too in depth because I’ve already reviewed it here but honestly, this is probably the nicest lipstick I’ve ever tried. My only bug bear is that the bullet wobbles a bit and the casing leaves marks in the product but that is just my perfectionism talking but still, it makes me cry a little inside all the same.
The bottle is a dropper and if you watched my video, you’ll know how much I love these types of bottles. The smell is kind of chemically but it doesn’t stick around. The consistency feels very much like silicon but that’s what makes it so brilliant and also so velvety soft on the skin. I’ve honestly never tried a primer as great as this at blurring my pores. It’s brilliant and I’m really loving using this!
These aren’t that interesting, although slightly more so than using a questionable baby wipe at the end of the day I guess. These are meant to shrink your pores, can’t say I’ve noticed that happening but I’ve not used the long enough really. They’re quite dry for my liking and in terms of removing make up, they aren’t the best.
Hold your horses guys because fuck me! This palette is literally amazing and probably the best of the haul. I know I’ve said amazing approximately 950 times in this post but seriously, wow! The pigmentation in these eye shadows, for only £9 is insane! I compared these to the Urban Decay Naked Palette and the colour pay off is actually better, proof in the video! I cannot tell you how much I love this palette! The only negative point I will make is that it’s advertised to have matte shades but the shades that are meant to be the matte ones are still actually ever so slightly shimmery, but not so much so that they look terrible. I’m wearing shades from this Golden Bar palette in the video and they look amazing!
I have uploaded a haul video featuring all these bits and bobs, if you fancy watching it, click here.