Over the past few weeks, I have picked up a few beauty bits and pieces that are more high-end as opposed to drugstore. I did a cheeky Space NK online order and picked up a few bits from Debenhams and Selfridges.
First of all, I ordered two things from Space NK that I have wanted for such a long time, but always hesitated in buying them. However, I decided to just go for it, and I am SO glad that I did. I ordered the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in the shade Medium.
Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot explain how amazing this product is. It is completely different to a bronzer and any other contour products that I have used. It has quite a grey undertone to it as opposed to more brown and orange, making it the perfect contour shade. This immediately made it into my everyday makeup bag and I have been using it every single day for the past three weeks.
The next thing I purchased from Space NK was one of the oh-so famous, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders in Luminous Light. I went into Space NK when I went to the Glamour Beauty Festival back in March and didn’t pick one up and I instantly regretted it. I am so, so happy with this powder. This is perfect for keeping oil and shine at bay, yet doesn’t make your skin look flat or matte, it gives it a really lovely luminous, glowy look. I think Dim Light is going to be next on my list…
From Debenhams, I picked up the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette. I was a bit reluctant at first because I had never tried anything from Too Faced before but I am so glad that I bought it. This has the perfect variety of shades, both matte and shimmer and is so versatile, you can create so many different looks from this palette! It smells absolutely amazing too (like chocolate). This palette has completely taken over my Urban Decay NAKED Palettes and I cannot wait to add more Too Faced products to my collection, the Sweet Peaches Palette is going to be next I think.
From Selfridges, I picked up the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. The ladies at the CT counter were so lovely and super friendly and complimented me on my own makeup (how lovely of them!) before matching me to find the right shade for me (shade 4). I love the packaging of the foundation and the formulation of it is gorgeous. I have found that the best way to apply the foundation is with a very damp beauty blender and it gives a flawless, demi-matte finish to your skin.
Spring and Summer is the perfect time to add a lot more highlighter into your makeup routine. I saw the new Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighters and I knew immediately that I needed one. I chose the shade Sin as I think it best suits my skin tone. It isn’t too in your face and gives your skin a gorgeous glowy finish. It is super pigmented and there is zero fall-out from this product. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
I also picked up a lipstick from MAC and I got the shade Whirl. I love the consistency and the formulation of the MAC lipsticks, particularly the matte ones as they last a really long time and don’t dry out my lips! Whirl is quite a dark nude, with brown and mauve undertones to it. It is quite different to the typical nude lipstick, and is actually quite similar to Persistence, also by MAC, although it is slightly less bold and dramatic.
That is everything from my high-end haul. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have tried any of the products that I have mentioned or if you have any recommendations for me!
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