I didn’t actually intend on buying THAT much to end up with me doing a haul post. My aim was to buy one or two drugstore foundations because I feel like I have so many high-end foundations and not enough drugstore. I also feel like I get stuck in a bit of a rut in terms of foundation, so I wanted to experiment and venture out of my comfort zone a little bit. I ended up buying four, yes, four foundations… amongst other things.
First of all, I went into Superdrug as I was after the new Bourjois City Radiance foundation. However, Bourjois had a buy one, get one half price, so of course I HAD to buy something else. Because I was purposely after new foundations, I picked up the Air Mat foundation as well. I have heard such great things about Bourjois foundations and I have been trying these out over the last few days and I am really enjoying using them so far.
Also from Superdrug, I picked up the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette. I wasn’t necessarily looking for one of these, but it looks such good quality and I hadn’t got anything else like it in my makeup collection so I thought I’d give it a try. Makeup Revolution is such an affordable brand and this palette cost just £8! MUR is also supposed to be really good in terms of dupes and cheaper alternatives for more expensive products. I am really impressed with the packaging of this product and from doing several swatches, the powders seem really pigmented!
Now, onto Boots. I wasn’t planning on buying any more foundations, BUT, Rimmel had a 2 for £10 and I couldn’t resist. I knew the formulas of these foundations had been improved and I have heard amazing things from both of these products so naturally, I wanted to try them out. The foundations I picked up were the Lasting Finish and the Match Perfection. The Lasting Finish has a much higher coverage and the Match Perfection’s coverage is a lot lighter, so I thought it would be good to get both as they are completely different formulas. Both of these foundations have SPF 20 (bonus!), and I got them both in the shade 100 Ivory.
The next thing was a repurchase. This is the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer in the shade Light. This is so similar to the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, however the L’Oreal version has slightly more coverage, but also works lovely as highlighter. If you don’t want to splash out on the YSL version, I would definitely recommend this as a cheaper alternative! I tend to use this to brighten up my under eyes and to highlight the tops of my cheeks.
Something else I didn’t need, nor was I looking for, but I came across the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit. Seventeen isn’t really a brand that I have thought of or paid too much attention to before, but as I was looking at the stand, they seem to have some really lovely products that are so affordable! This product caught my eye in particular as the packaging looked luxurious and the compact appeared very NARS-like as did the inside of it. It has a big mirror and the powders look really good quality and seem to be quite finely milled so they wont appear too heavy when applied to the skin. I also like the fact that the highlighter is matte as opposed to shimmer, which I do prefer. I got this in the lighter shade.
I have never really been a massive fan of lip gloss. I just find that so many of them are sticky and uncomfortable. However, my friend recommended these two to try. The darker shade (401 Amen) is matte and the lighter shade (103 Protest Queen) gives a creamy, satin finish. Both of these products are so comfortable on the lips and the lighter shade looks great alone or on top of nude lipsticks!
On to hair products. I have seen these products all over YouTube and other blogs and I was dying to try it out! This is the new Tresemmé Beauty-Full range. The thing that intrigued me about this, is that you condition before you shampoo. The idea of this is that it keeps all of the volume in your hair and doesn’t weigh it down; step 1 is the Pre-Wash Conditioner and step 2 is Shampoo. I am so excited to start using this and it was buy one, get one free!
That is everything from my Boots/Superdrug Haul. Let me know if you have tried any of these products or if you can recommend anything you think I would like!
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