Hi everyone, I went shopping yesterday and thought it would be a good idea to let you know what I ended up buying!
My birthday is coming up soon so my mum told me to splurge, although I don’t think she expected all of my purchases to be makeup!
For my birthday I am wearing a red (well it’s described as ‘spice red’) dress, so rather than the typical red lip (my trusty Russian Red), I wanted to get a red that had a bit more brown in it. I ended trying on many colours at MAC – Taupe, Twig, Viva Glam III, Heroine (just for fun), Retro – but none of them were quite what I was looking for: Twig washed me out, and was more purple, Viva Glam III was gorgeous, but a bit too drying for my lips, and both Taupe and Twig washed me out. Retro was the closest bet but it wasn’t quite what I wanted. Luckily the MUA helped me out and put Vino (the lipliner) on top of Retro (lightly) and voila! Exactly what I was looking for. I also picked up a nude lip pencil from L’Oreal, and the Scandaleyes eyeliner from Rimmel which is a really lovely black eyeliner.
I have been living without a mascara for the last 3 weeks as my old one ran out. This was a repurchase (I think the 3rd one I have purchased) of my beloved They’re Real by Benefit. I love this stuff. I was tempted by Roller Lash but I heard that it isn’t quite as black as They’re Real and for me, a mascara has to be as dark as possible. It also came with a free sample of the push-up liner and remover, which would be great for those of you who wish to try out the liner before buying it. I also repurchased my Naked Skin foundation in 7.0 because my old one is nearly finished (see my review here) . They always finish at the same time, don’t they?
I will be reviewing my new products shortly. For those of you who love Birchbox, I would recommend going down to the Birchbox stall in Selfridges before the 27th of September to build your own box. I personally wasn’t able to make one because of my excessive spending earlier in the day!
Have you made any recent makeup purchases? Do let us know!