Monday, 18 November 2013

Mini high end makeup haul

makeup gif finished

About a month ago I received an award at work for some extra worky stuff I had done, in the form of a £75 House of Fraser voucher. I was going to get something for the house but ended up going on a little makeup splurge instead... I wanted to round my parcel up to exactly £75 so I also got a random milk jug for £1.50 though, so that counts as something practical at least!

In terms of the makeup I ended up going for a few 'holy grail' products which have been really popular for a while with beauty bloggers and real people(!) alike, as I figured if I'm going to invest in some high end makeup I wanted to be sure they were things I would value.

Nars Blush in Orgasm
Nars blushes are possibly their most famous products, as much for the names as the items themselves! I just love the sleek packaging on this, and the colour is such a perfect pink. I almost don't want to use it to keep it looking so perfect!

Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study
This is such a lovely champagne colour, I can see it being the perfect eyeshadow for everyday wear. I love the (much cheaper!) mabelline colour tattoo eyeshadows but they are a bit on the sparkly side for me to wear all the time, so as I heard the paint pots are a bit like a more subtle version of them I thought I would give this one a try.

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunkiest Chilli
The only thing I don't like about this lipstick is the name. Chunkiest chilli? I think they could have found something which sounds a bit more appetising! Still the colour is just gorgeous, one of those 'your face, but better' products that looks great sheer, or built up to more of a lipstick consistancy. This is one of the chubby stick intense versions, so it had a gorgeous strong colour too.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
I've been thumbing through various makeup books recently in search of something that will help me get a bit better at the actual art of applying all these pretty things I keep buying, but also give me some lovely pictures to gaze at too. I think this book will soothe my craving! I really cannot wait to read every last page.


Georgina Elsmere said...

Ooh, looks like a good haul there! I'd be interested to hear your thoughts of the Bobbi Brown manual when you've had a chance to play with it.

Fashion art and other fancies said...

This is quite the haul indeed. I use Bobbi Brown products, too.

little henry lee said...

ahh what a present to get, lucky you! you made some great choices too, i have nars' orgasm as well and it's their most popular shade for a reason, though i really want to invest in a few more of their blushes but haven't settled on which ones yet!

i've the same mac paint pot and it's so subtle and pretty, i love just using it to brighten up my lid and make my liquid eyeliner stand our a bit more against it, and the clinique chubby sticks are great products too, although i'm not sure about that name either, haha. but at least the colour is lovely!

little henry lee

jennie said...

Nars orgasm is such a lovely colour, it looks super pretty in the pan! <3

Jennie xo |

Katie Frank said...

That nars' colour is amazing *__*
Oh my deer, I wish, I really wish I could make make-up ! *_*

Maria Fallon said...

These are some really lovely choices, even if they are oddly named ;)

Maria xxx

Lily Lipstick said...

I haven't made any high end make-up purchases for so long but do love Mac Paint Pots and have wanted to try a Clinque Chubby Stick for ages - despite the odd names! x

SJP said...

Ooh, so many goodies! I've not tried Nars blushers but I love their lip pencils/crayons x

Helen said...

I love my chubby stick but agree it has a silly name - mine is Mega Melon haha. Love the balm/lipstick crossover though.

opportunityknits said...

The clinique lipstick looks pretty.

HazelxJoy said...

Oh what a lovely treat!

Kimberlee said...

lol I agree "chunkiest chilli" is an awful name. But I love Clinique's chubby sticks!! Great buys... definitely worth the splurge :)

Sophie Sierra said...

Congrats on your voucher :) I love the Clinque chubby sticks but like the majority I agree Chunkiest Chilli isn't the best name!

Sophie x soinspo