Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Collective Beauty Haul | January 2017

We are only a few days away from a new month and it is safe to say that January has been extremely bad for my bank balance but on a more positive note, great for my make-up collection. I seem to have just spent and spent and have suddenly realised how many purchases I have made within the past few weeks.

Starting with an extremely exciting purchase, I bought the Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin Edition which is a set of five best selling brushes which have a gorgeous white, black and purple pattern on them. I found these in boots for around £18. To be honest, I did intend to only purchase the Highlight and Glow Set which contains three brushes that I don't have however, this set was £15 and it made more sense to get two additional brushes for only £3. In the Berlin set is the Stippling Brush which is the only one in the set that I didn't already own, a Contour Brush, a Buffing Brush, a Deluxe Crease Brush and a Base Shadow Brush. I used my Boots Points to buy these and I am glad that I did because the design is gorgeous and it is always handy to have spares of brushes.

I picked up one foundation from Boots, again with my points but I think cost between £10-£12 and it is the NYX HD Studio Foundation. I had heard lots of people talk about how this is their favourite foundation. I have used this and I do really like it, I'm just not the biggest fan of the tube packaging because the foundation can often leak whilst you are undoing it. 

Next, I picked up two concealers in Boots which were the Rimmel Wake Me Up which I have recently ran out of and is so good for under your eyes and costs around £6 as well as the Maybelline Anti-Age Eraser which has been hyped up so much and I hadn't tried it before and to be honest, I am mostly intrigued about the sponge applicator. This concealer cost around £8.

Another face item that I picked up was the Collection Sheer Loose Powder which only cost £2 and was a product that I needed as I have recently ran out of loose powder. I got this from Superdrug and it was much cheaper than the Gosh one which I usually pick up.

The final two face products that I picked up were both highlighters. Firstly, the Sleek Midas Touch Highlighting palette which cost me £5 in the sale from their website and contains four shades in a blue, a pink, a grey and a white. I absolutely adore this palette, maybe even more than the well know Solstice. I was very unsure at first because putting blue highlighter on your cheeks isn't really the normal but I love it. Secondly, I picked up the Make-Up Revolution Strobe Highlighter in the shade Radiant Lights which cost £3 and is a gorgeous slightly pink toned shimmer shade.

Onto eyes and starting with palettes, I picked up the Make-Up Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave palette which was created by BritishBeautyBlogger and was very popular a few years ago when it launched. This palette cost £9.99 and contains thirty gorgeous shades. The palette is stunning and contains a full size mirror and a brush and the shades completely vary from nudes and golds to blues and purples. I cannot wait to start playing around with this and was a nice change as I don't really own too many drugstore palettes.

The second and final eye-shadow palette that I picked up was the Make-Up Revolution Love The Revolution palette which was actually a free gift for spending over £12 on the brand. This palette is beautiful and contains six eye-shadows as well as a highlighter. On the left contains very warm, berry toned matte shades and on the right are the very rosey and smokey shimmers. The highlighter is extremely white toned with a hint of pink but if it is anything like their other highlighters then I am sure that I will be impressed.

Next, I picked up a whole range of loose glitter pots which are by a brand called Star Gazer and cost £2.99 each. The shades don't have names but me and my friend bought eight between us ranging from white to red and green and these will be used for an upcoming DIY that we are going to try. I cannot wait to do this DIY and then be able to use the glitter afterwards on my eyes. 

Finally for eyes, I found and picked up one of the Too Faced Bulletproof Liners in the shade Get Lucky which is a gorgeous teal, green toned shade and cost me £6 in TK Maxx. I have already used this and I love it, the texture is so creamy and it has a blending sponge on the opposite end to blend out the liner to use it as eye-shadow. 

Of course I couldn't buy make-up and not buy any lip products. The first two are from Kylie Cosmetics and I got the Kristen Lip Kit as well as the liquid lipstick Blitzen from her holiday collection. I actually manage to get these in a swap with a lovely girl over Depop. If you don't want to pay shipping costs then I would recommend looking on Depop but just make yourself aware of what fakes look like as there are so many of them flooding around. I adore Kristen, its a bright berry toned and as expected, the lip liner is so creamy. Blitzen is a much deeper berry shade and almost looks purple on the lips. I love these products I just don't think they last too long and when they do come off, they go patchy. 

Next, I stopped at the NYX counter in Boots and pick up one of their Liquid Suede Lipsticks in the shade Soft-Spoken. This is a dark nude and is so comfortable on the lips. It cost £6 and the formula is incredible. I would highly recommend this shade or these lipsticks in general as they are so reasonably priced and they also have so many shades. 

Lastly, I managed to pick up a liquid lipstick from Collection called the Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream which cost £2.50 reduced from £3 in the shade Caramel 2 which is again a pinkey nude. I have only swatched this product once and so far it is super pigmented. 

That is all from me and my beauty purchases throughout January, I must be careful over the next month as I don't even need too much more and must try to stick to my wishlist only. I am putting myself on a spending ban so lets see how long this one lasts for.

Thank-you for reading, Tay x

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