Hey everyone, how have you all been? I’m off work for over a week now on holiday so I’m super happy to be chilling out – and I’m going away for a couple days tomorrow on a UK break. Before leaving work for my holidays, I got my product allocation which I get a few times a year; so I have a few things that are new to my collection that I wanted to share with you! I haven’t tested them out too much yet so this is a first impressions.
Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Powder (£22)
If you know me, you might be thinking WHY have I chosen anything with the word mattifying.. but so many people have recommended this one to me, that I just HAD to choose this. It’s very fine and so many of the girls at work (Boots) said it works sooo well for creasing, & I crease quite a lot so I definitely wanted to try it out and see for myself. After using it a handful of times I’m impressed. I have used it under my eyes, and other areas I crease, such as a line on my chin and smile lines. It truly has helped with the creasing! Despite it being a matte finish, it isn’t dry at all and doesn’t cling to my skin. I think I might like it better than my Too Faced Born This Way loose powder and Fenty loose powder too… but it’s early days.
Fenty Hydrating Longwear Foundation (£27)
I’ve been wanting to pick up a tan shade of foundation as I didn’t have any in my collection that worked well with fake tan. I chose 190 in the Fenty hydrating foundation. I had used a sample of this foundation (in a lighter shade) a while back and I did really like it back then! I don’t know why I never purchased it. I’m not a fan of the matte Fenty foundation as it’s too thick and dry for my skin, but this hydrating foundation is much much nicer. It blends out nicely giving medium to full coverage. I definitely need to powder this for it to last all day, but that’s not a problem for me. It makes the skin look healthy not dry or oily. If you do have oily skin already though, this one may not be for you. I’m happy to have it in my collection – Fenty is a lovely brand.
Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette (£35)
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this eye palette since it was released, but at £35 for a palette full of nude & brown shades I kinda was hesitate to purchase. However, I thought getting it from work as product allocation was worth it. Honestly now I’ve used it its definitely worth the price tag in my opinion. The quality is amazing – you barely need to dip your brush in a shade to see the pigment payoff, and the matte shades blend out soo nicely without looking patchy or muddy! The shimmers are beautiful too. I can see myself using this palette a lot as it has everything for a day to day look, and you can also add some depth and shimmer for more of an evening look. If you’re debating getting this like I was, I say go for it.
bareMinerals Butter Drench Restorative Rich Cream (£32)
I didn’t opt for much skincare this time around, but I did want a new moisturiser for my skincare collection. I didn’t know too much about this one, but ‘butter drench’ sounded so far up my street that I couldn’t say no. I have dry skin, it isn’t SUPER dry, but I like to add lots of moisturiser, so thicker creams like this are usually what I enjoy. This one is perfect for both day & night because it feels really moisturising but it soaks in faster than other creams. It has been making my skin feel so nice and smooth! It has some good ingredients such as shea butter, beeswax, ceramides and amino acids.
BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in Ipanema Sun (£27)
I have a friend who loves the BECCA bronzers, so I decided to choose this one. I chose a deeper shade than I usually would as I wanted it to work with tan (like the Fenty foundation I spoke about earlier). I have used it both with and without tan now and I have to say I really like it! If I use a light hand I can use it with my normal skin tone. It blends out sooo easily and doesn’t go on too pigmented, so it doesn’t look muddy or patchy like some bronzers can. It appears to have little shimmers in there when you look at it in the pan, however you cannot see this when applied to the skin – instead it looks like a healthy skin like finish.
Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Complexion Powder (£28)
So I actually purchased this one for myself but it’s new to my collection so I wanted to include it in this post. Generally I don’t tend to use much pressed powder, but with the whole mask situation, I wanted something I could carry in my handbag and top up my makeup through the day if any gets disturbed due to masks. I liked the idea of this one as it adds coverage but also will set liquid foundation. It isn’t drying at all as it has coconut water, alpine rose and hyaluronic acid. This powder makes skin look sooo flawlessly smooth, I can’t believe I’ve been living without it! I usually don’t like an overly powdered finish, but I just have been spraying a nice setting spray on top (Morphe continuous mist is my go to right now) and it looks healthy and melts right into my skin perfectly. I’m actually pretty tempted to pick up a tanned shade of this too, since I got ‘Cream Puff’ which is more my natural skin.
That’s everything new to my collection! I am so pleased with every single item which is amazing… usually I have at least one regret. Have you tried anything new lately? Let me know!
Thanks so much for stopping by.