Wednesday, 17 June 2015

New Makeup Purchases

Surprisingly it has been a little while since I've done a proper good makeup shop, I've been trying to save money for a few months so I restricted myself to only buying things I really needed which is a lot harder than it looks. At the weekend I popped into my local town because I had seen so many new makeup bits I wanted to buy from watching YouTube and reading blogs, I had a mighty little shopping list to take with me.



When a brand is offering 3 for 2 it's pretty hard to resist, especially when it's Maybelline. First off I picked up the new Nudes palette, costing just £9.99 for ten beautiful eye shadows it's a complete bargain and the shades are all so pretty. The formula on first impressions is amazing, each shade is very creamy and pigmented, but I will do a full review of the palette once I've given it a proper go! I will also be using the palette in a few makeup looks on my YouTube channel.




Also from Maybelline I picked up the new Masterpiece Contour Kit, a little box powder product containing a brown contour shade, lighter highlight shade and a small contour brush, there's even a mirror in there too, its such a handy design. Available in two shades, light-medium or medium-dark, I actually went for the darker shade just because the contour shade looked more ash toned and seemed to be more pigmented when I sampled the two. I love a good contour kit so I'm really looking forward to trying this one out, it's pretty compact too so would be fab for travelling, it has everything you need in one place! Priced at £6.99 I again think this is a fab price for such a great product.



Finally from Maybelline, as it was 3 for 2, I decided to go for one of their nude lipsticks which I've never tried before. I don't have that many lipsticks from Maybelline already so I went for the shade Tantalizing Taupe, which is lovely and suits my skin tone really well. 

Whilst browsing the Soap & Glory stand I noticed a new brow product, I am a big fan of their brow archery, it's an amazing dupe for the anastasia brow wiz and. It's so affordable. I spotted the 2 in 1 sculpting crayon and setting gel which is a wax pencil with a slanted tip and the other end is a clear setting gel, genius! Soap and Glory seem to bring out the best in eyebrows, it's amazing to find such good value brow products, in the right shade, remember the days when the only brow product on the market in the drugstore was the Rimmel brow pencil?! I picked the brow crayon up in the shade 'brown & out' which was the darkest shade of the two available in my local Boots.


I then also discovered the Soap & Glory lipstick section, I've never tried any of these before and I've been looking for a really nice matte lipstick to try. I spotted the shade 'blush pink' and it sounded perfect for me, and it is also of a matte formula. This shade is so pretty and it feels pretty hydrating when I swatched it, so I really hope it lasts well on the lip but still looks matte at the same time. 

Lastly I picked up three pretty random items, the first being a re-purchase of the well loved Rimmel lip liner in East End Snob, the perfect shade lip liner of all time but one that I seem to use up extremely quickly! If you're after a drugstore lip liner to work with Mac Angel or Creme Cup, this is the one to go for. Then I discovered two beautiful looking eyeshadows, the first being the single eyeshadow by Seventeen in the shade 'rose quartz' which is a shade I saw ghost parties talking about recently and have to agree that it is a beautiful one wash over the lid shade. The other eyeshadow is from Miss Sporty and its another of their Fabulous Eyes Glossy Shadow pencils, this one in the shade 'chocolate chip' which is just gorgeous. I already have one of these in the shade 'peanut butter' and I just love it for everyday, so easy to use and they look lovely on.

What have you been buying recently?

48 comments :

  1. i've been eyeing up the maybelline contour kit, looks pretty nice! love the seventeen mono eyeshadow, such a beautiful shade x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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    1. It's a lovely kit, I've been using it nearly everyday :) x

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  2. The Soap&Glory brow product looks great, need to check it out! And I also was thinking of getting the Maybelline Contour kit, it looks quite good. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Definitely try both, I'm really impressed so far! x

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  3. great haul, i haven't seen that maybelline eyeshadow palette before but it's beautiful!
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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    1. It's a pretty new release and a lovely one! x

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  4. The Maybeliline nude palette is gorgeous!

    http://arnellavanilla.com/category/home/

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    1. The shades are all so nice, and its such a bargain palette x

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  5. Maybelline seems to be killing it recently with all of their new products. I think I need to take a trip to the drugstore ASAP! I wish Soap & Glory sold more of their makeup products in Canada - there are so many things I want to try but can't get.

    The Beauty Collective

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    1. They have really stepped up their game haven't they, some really fab products being released. Such a shame S&G isn't that accessible for you! x

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  6. I really want to try the Master Sculpt as I've heard some good things lately x

    Blushhx

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  7. Tantalizing Taupe is one of my favourite shades for everyday wear. It's a lovely shade!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. Ah so glad to hear its a lovely shade, it looks amazing! x

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  8. You can never have too many neutral palettes right? That Maybelline palette looks gorgeous x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. Never, there is always room for one more ;-) x

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  9. The S&G lipsticks are amazing! I have the Maybelline The Nudes palette and love it x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. I'm loving the lipstick so far, will definitely be picking up another shade x

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  10. The Maybelline Contour Kit looks really good and such great value too. Oh I had no idea Soap & Glory released a new brow product but I definitely need to check it out, it looks amazing x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I had no idea too, was a little excited when I spotted it! x

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  11. I've been dying to try the sculpting duo from Maybelline, it looks amazing!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. It's really good and so affordable x

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  12. There seems to be a lot of hype around the Master Sculpt. I need to try it. S&G always bring out such impressive brow products!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. Definitely, I love it so far! S&G are just the king of brows! x

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  13. I'm a huge fan of the original S&G Brow Archery Pencil so will have to check out this new one! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Me too, all of their brow products are just fab! x

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  14. So many gorgeous nude palettes and contour kits at the drugstore lately :) I really need to go do some shopping heh x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. There really are, hope you pick some nice things! x

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  15. I really want to try the Maybelline kit, even though I have endless amounts of contour palettes!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  16. That Maybelline palette looks beautiful!! x

    Jordan Alice

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    1. I love it, every shade is gorgeous x

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  17. I have never seen the Maybelline palette, it looks gorgeous! xx

    Floralchaos

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  18. Soap & Glory brow products really are amongst the best! Looks like you've picked up some lovely pieces that all seem really practical as well xx

    Love and Marmalade

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    1. They really are the best when it comes to brows! x

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  19. Okay I need that brow product! I have been using the traditional Archery pencil for ages and loved it.

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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    1. Their brow products just never seem to disappoint x

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  20. I really want to try the Maybelline Palette, it looks so pretty, might have to get it soon! I've never seen the Soap and Glory 2-in-1 brow crayon, it looks great, I'll definitely be trying this out soon

    Emma emhasrednails

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    1. Definitely do, the shades are lovely and the quality is amazing! x

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  21. I've been meaning to try the Brow Archery, it sounds like such a great dupe for the Brow Wiz!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  22. I'm definitely going to have to pick up the nudes palette, it looks amazing.

    Olivia - My Clueless Mind

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    1. It's a very pretty and a must have palette! x

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  23. I haven't even heard of that Maybelline Contour Kit but it looks really good! I will have to keep an eye out for it. Like you, I love East End Snob but it really does run out so quickly, it's very frustrating. All of the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liners seem to be like that though :)

    Shannon xx | lotsofloveshannon.com

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    1. I guess it just means they are good if they run out so quickly as we use them so much! They're so affordable it doesn't really matter! x

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