Friday, 4 April 2014

Haul | PriceLine Make-Up Sale

There was a sale at Priceline. I got a little over-zealous and sale-happy. I'm actually really embarrassed by how much I spent. It's kind of appalling. I didn't need a bit of this, and yet, here we are. That's a lie actually, I did need a few of these, but that is not the point. Also, sorry about the quality of the pictures. Surprise, surprise, I still haven't gotten around to bringing my camera back to college.

First things first. I bought some beauty tools. The first thing I got was the purple Beauty Blender Sponge Thing. It was kinda like a tsunami in the way it sprung up around the beauty community. I thought that I might give it a go, see if it's worth it.

The second thing I got was a Revlon Eyelash Curler. Everybody (and I mean everybody) keeps raving about how great eyelash curlers are. I won't lie though, I'm a little terrified of them. They're a sort of contraption that traps your eyelashes. It certainly didn't help when last year, a girl on my floor, accidentally ripped her eyelashes out using one of these babies. I thought it was about time I got over this fear, and took the plunge. Thus, we are here. UPDATE: I tried using it. Not nearly as bad as I thought. Still a bit daunting. But it's ok.

The final beauty tool I bought was the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. Won't even lie, it's largely because it's so pretty and soft-looking. But I thought it might be a better way to apply foundation/bb cream/etc etc. Of course, right after I left the shop I realised that the whole point of the beauty blender sponge was to do what the stippling brush does, so. Annoyance. At myself. For my mild moment of stupidity.

So, I bought some face things. I've only got one brand of blush in my make-up box, and it's so old it's difficult to get any colour out of it. So I decided to try out Max Factor's Flawless Perfection Blush (220 Classic Rose). When I first got it, I wasn't 100% sold, but every time I look at it, I love it more and more. Really nicely pigmented, and just a really nice colour generally.

The next thing? A concealer. The trusty concealer I own now (Avon's Everlasting Concealer) is about to run out, so forethought was in order. I ended up getting Max Factor's Mastertouch Under-Eye Concealer (306 Fair). I haven't used it yet, so I can't tell how good it's going to be. Hopefully it'll be pretty neat though. (It better. It was one of the more expensive sale items)

Then I got two BB Creams. I know I know I know. It seems extreme. But the thing is, is that I'm terrible with figuring out what shades to choose. So I thought, just get both. If one's right, I'll be happy because I actually got my shading right for once. If both's right, then I'll be doubly happy and I won't need to touch face makeup for an age. Both are pretty much perfect for me. A+ (accidental) shopping on my part. The shade that is the best out of the two is Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB (Light). I haven't tried my full face yet, but I'm pretty keen for this. The other one, Rimmel London BB Cream (Light), is a smidgen darker but I'm hoping it'll still work.

I've never been a huge user of foundation (I've just never felt I really needed it) so I'm hoping the BB Cream's will be a good medium. I dunno, what are your guys opinions on them?

Then I got to eyes. Admittedly, I needed both of these as replacements. First up? The eyeliner. I ended up getting L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim (Intense Black). It was the only thing I bought for full price. I tried other liquid eyeliners, but I just kept coming back to this one. Everytime I rubbed off my hand full of makeup (and trust me, that happened a few times), it faithfully remained glued to my skin. So, I thought, if that was any indication of its durability, then I am in.

The other was a replacement for my mascara. I decided to go for the Maybelline New York Colossal Volume Express (230 Glam Black). I'd heard a lot of beauty bloggers/vloggers rave about it. So, I thought I might give it a go. I tried it on really quickly before writing this, and it seems to like to give off the whole spidery-lashes vibe? I've never been a huge fan of that, but we'll give this one a go.

And finally! A make-up haul for me would not be complete without some lipsticks. Lipstick is easily my favourite make-up piece of the lot. So what if I raided the Rimmel lipstick aisle? Totally worth it. The first one I got? Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick (210 Coral in Gold). This is probably my favourite out of the bunch. I can't help myself. I just really love coral as a colour. It's so lovely. The formula seems quite nice, and it looks like it's a really buildable lipstick. Very excite.

The next one I bought was Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick (150 Piccadilly Pink). I'm not a pink-lipstick kinda person, so I sort of question how much I bought this because of the deal vs how much I actually like it. It seems nice enough though. Very, very moisturising. Had a bit of a problem first applying it though - hopefully that'll change.

The final lipstick I bought is Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick (012 Guest List). This one seems very sweet as well. It's a bit more pink-y in tone again, but a lot more wearable. Again, like with the Coral in Gold colour, it seems like a lipstick that you can really build on.

And that's it! Below is a picture of some swatches with all the colours that could be swatched. I've also listed what they are from left to right, so there isn't any confusion.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick | Guest List (012)
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick | Piccadilly Pink (150)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick | Coral in Gold (210)
Max Factor Flawless Perfection Blush | Classic Rose (220)
Loreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim | Intense Black
Max Factor Mastertouch Under-Eye Concealer | Fair (306)
Rimmel London BB Cream | Light
Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB | Light
(The concealer and BB cream's look like the wrong shade on my wrist, but I promise you they're the right shade for my face. My wrist's are just very pale)

So that is my (slightly shameful) haul. I like most of the things I got, I just can't believe I spent so much money. Eh. Still not going to say how much because omg. Here's to hoping you've never spent that much!

Here's to also hoping you liked the blog post! If you have anything you'd like me to cover in a blog post (like a question or a certain topic or something like that) lemme know either in the comments or you can email me (which you can find in the 'about me' page).

Hope you're all having lovely days, and I hope you've never spent as much as me. Omg. Ugh.

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