Guess what? I’ve been buying MORE makeup, which isn’t really that much of a surprise is it? oops. But, that means there’s more for me to try out and share how I feel about it with all you lovely lot. I bought a few things I’ve wanted for ages, and a couple of bits that I just could not resist, I mean it’s okay to treat yourself now and then, right?
So, if you guys want to know my first impressions and how much I loved everything, then keep on scrolling.
I’ll start things off with the Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation (£34.50). I have some amazing foundations in my makeup bag, and the most recent one I bought was Nars, Sheerglow (you can read my review about it on my Birthday Makeup Treats post) which I absolutely LOVE, so the bar was really high when I was looking for something new. I had quite a few foundations tested out before I came to the Givenchy counter so I was really hoping to be impressed by something amazing. As soon as the makeup artist applied this foundation onto my face, I knew it was the one, I got the makeup feels, is that a thing? The application was so smooth and lightweight (which you know I love) compared to some other brands I have used and tried, that I just couldn’t resist buying it. I’ve used this foundation a few times since I bought it and it’s not failed to impress. How can something so lightweight have such amazing coverage? Whenever I use this foundation it literally looks like my skin, but better, seriously. You can wear this foundation everyday because it genuinely doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything, but it’s also perfect if you’re wanting a high coverage look. Basically, I have nothing bad to say about this product.
Overall rating: feels so lightweight when you apply it, that you feel naked.
As I was at the Givenchy counter, the Prisme Libre Loose Powder (£36.00) caught my eye, I mean it’s so pretty. I wasn’t actually going to buy a powder but when I tried it out, I had to have it. This has to be one of the best powders I have ever owned, it does amazing things for my complexion. It is a little on the pricey side for a powder, but it is so worth it, just think of it as an investment into looking amazing. The main reason I couldn’t put it back was because of the four light rosy/peachy shades that help even the skin tone and cover up any imperfections. The colours work together really well to give the skin a natural glow. This is the perfect powder if you’re looking for something that is subtle but still high coverage, and it doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing anything.
Overall rating: if you want glowy makeup that doesn’t move, you need this.
There’s a new Laura Geller counter in Debenhams, so obviously I had to go and check it out, I mean how could I not? The first thing that caught my eye was the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator (£21.00). I’ve been wanting to get this highlighter for ages, it’s a cult favourite so there was absolutely no debating whether to buy it or not. And I can tell you, I am not disappointed, this highlighter is THE bomb, if you can get your hands on one you really should. The pigmentation is absolutely amazing, some highlighters fade after a while, but not this one, it’s popping all day long (finish off with some setting spray on top to slay all day). I bought the Gilded Honey highlighter because I find golden shades work really well with my skin tone. This has definitely become one of my fave makeup products (which says a lot really) and it completes every makeup look flawlessly.
Overall rating: this is the highlight will slay any makeup look and have your makeup popping all day.
After the highlighter, I spotted the Laura Geller, The Delectables Eyeshadow Palette (£24.00 from BeautyBay) and I just couldn’t help myself. The colours in this palette are so pretty, and I just have a thing for golds. You can create so many looks with these eyeshadows, from something soft to full on glam, winning. This palette is quite similar to the Naked 2 palette, just with a few more earthy tones and not AS pigmented, but for £24 who’s complaining? If you’re looking for a good quality palette with shadows that don’t slip and slide (which is the worst thing to happen after blending for ages) for a can’t-complain price then this is the one for you. PLUS there’s two other bomb shades to choose from, there’s no excuse really.
Overall rating: pretty bomb palette that everyone should have in their makeup bag.
There’s a Boots right opposite Debenhams so how could I just walk past without going in? I have a lot of lipsticks but I don’t have that many lipliners so I wanted to get a couple of nice colours that I can use on the reg. The Intense Pink lipliner is from the Maybelline Colour Sensational range; it’s a really pretty pink shade that complements a lot of different lipsticks, it’s just a really great everyday colour to have. I bought the Call Me Crazy liner because I bought a really pretty orange lipstick last week and realised that I don’t have a liner to go with it, girl probs, so when I saw this colour I had to have it. Again, it’s a really nice colour, either on its own or with another shade, and I know summer’s gone but we can still be colourful now and again right? Oh, and both liners are £3.99 each!
Overall rating: I love these colours so much, they go with everything, plus they’re so affordable!
Wow! This was a long post, I swear my eye is twitching a little bit from concentrating so hard, but it’s worth it. As always, I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post and if you have any of these products, I would love to know how you feel about them! Love ya!