Friday, 5 April 2013

Make Up Lately


Hello, my name is Harriet and I'm a Boots-aholic. I have spent way too much money recently in that shop, and their double Boots points in the month of your birthday did not help! I've bought a few new things from the makeup aisles, so here is a bit of a rundown of the new things in my makeup routine.

Real Techniques Core Collection Brushes
I finally picked up the Real Techniques core collection  of brushes, which are just as amazing as everyone says. It comes with the buffing brush (of wonder), foundation brush and contouring brush, and the little details brush, which is the only one I don't currently use much (too fiddly for me!). They have quickly become part of my daily makeup routine, and they are so much better than anything else I've used.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes
The Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliners were actually in a goodie bag I picked up back in September at London Fashion Week, and I hadn't tried out until recently. Usually I am a liquid eyeliner devotee, but it's nice to try something different every so often, and these are really easy to use, long lasting and look great around the under eye especially for a smudgy-smokey look. These two are in Bronze and Taupe, the bronze is my absolute favourite.

Eye Pencil Sharpener
I've used my bronze scandaleyes liner so much I had to buy a pencil sharpener for it, so that's a pretty good endorsement!

Mabelline Colour Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Eyeshadow
I already have one of these cream eyeshadows in Permanent Taupe and I love how long lasting they are, but the colour didn't really work for me. This is the On and On Bronze shade (can you tell I'm having a bronze moment?) and it's lovely. A really glittery golden bronze, and it really does last as long as they say. They are really reasonably priced too, so I'm probably going to end up with a few more once I let myself visit a makeup counter again!

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation
I bought this on a lot of bloggers recommendations when I was looking for a new foundation and I'm pretty happy with it. I wear the lightest shade, porcelain, and it is a pretty good match for my skin colour, and I like the feel of it. It's a medium coverage and does cling a little bit more than I would like to dry skin, but I think it's pretty good for the price (£30). I'd definitely buy it again.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
This was the only thing in my little haul that I wasn't totally wowed by. It does a good job of separating my lashes, but they look a bit spidery, and I prefer a more volumous look ideally. The search for the perfect mascara continues.

What makeup have you been using recently? Any recommendations for when I take my advantage card off ice and go back into Boots?


Jodie said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
I've still yet to Usenet scandaleyes other than a touch I'm my brows- but I think I need to give it a go.
You can't knick boots natural collection-=after years if failing to find the perfect mascara I used on if theirs and I'm surprised how great they were- used them exclusively fir the last few years.

LilyLipstick said...

I'm a Boots-a-holic too! I really like L'Oreal Voluminous at the moment but never stay faithful to mascaras. x

Nina said...

I'm such a sucker for Boots, I lived in France for a year and missed it so much so since I've moved back to the UK I've gone crazy there. I love Bobbi Brown foundation, I use the Skin Foundation SPF15 one which is a slightly lighter coverage than the one you bought and I love it to pieces
Nina from little nomad

Reviewing only the best for you said...

Whaaaat, i had no idea you got extra points in your birthday month, I missed out last month!! Those brushes look amazing xx

Milex said...

You can really inspire

EilidhPie said...

The scandal eyes sound really good! I've not let myself in boots in a long while! Haha xo

Maria Fallon said...

I am a sucker for anything from Max Factor, their Colour Elixir lipsticks are amazing!

Maria xxx

Kate said...

Gah, I so want to try Colour Tattoo now! I'm so apprehensive about trying an eyeshadow that ISN'T powder though. Think I'll just have to bite the bullet on this one. Recently I bought Benefit's They're Real mascara (it was a toss-up between that & the Rimmel Lash Excellerator) & I jolly well like it, I do. It's not a daytime one for me but hell, for a night-out it's fantastic. However with my purchase I got a little sample of their foundation Hello Flawless & ohhhhh I LOVE it. I've been looking for a lighter coverage foundation for-like-ever & I think I've found the one.

Band Of The Out Siders said...

amazing photo quality, nice setting xx

Anonymous said...

I've heard a lot about the Real Techniques brushes but as I tend to just use my fingers to apply make up I'm not sure if it's worth trying them out or opting for something cheaper.

Personally I'm a sucker for Benefit so I'd use your Boots points on them :) x

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