Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Summer Make up Haul!

 Woo! We are back from exams, and now there is less than 3 weeks till the holidays. We are going to get back into blogging, and will hopefully have a functioning shop by the end of the summer holidays, wish us luck! For now, here is a haul of make up things I have got over the past few weeks, enjoy!
Volume Million Lashes Mascara in 'Extra Black' - True Match Foundation in  'N1 Ivory' -  False Lash Telescopic Mascara 
 There was a 3 for 2 on L'oreal in Boots, quite a while back now, but I desperately needed a new foundation and was on the look out for a new mascara. I would say the foundation is a semi-matte finish and in my opinion, it is OK, but both mascaras are amazing.
Essie 'Good To Go' Top Coat £7.99 - Ciate 'Purple Sherbet' - Models Own 'Lemon Meringue' £5
 Major love for all three of these nail varnishes, although I would say the Essie top coat is my fave. It is really glossy and not only dries itself very quick, but dries the polish underneath. I got the Ciate polish free in Marie Claire magazine, and it's a lovely bright purple. It isn't very opaque but it dries fairly quickly so it is ok. The Models Own polish is much more pastel than it looks in this picture, and since I don't have very many pastel colours in my nail varnish collection, I thought I would get it. I really like Models Own at the moment and I am very keen to try more polishes.
Sleek 'Storm' Palette £7
 I know this picture is awful, but it captures the colours of the eyeshadows perfectly. I like this palette for it's value for money but I honestly don't use it that much since a lot of the colours are quite dark. Also, they give off a lot of fallout when you put them on your eye, so I would recommend doing foundation/concealer after doing your eyes.
Covergirl Simply Ageless Foundation in '255' - Covergirl Lipstain and balm in  '268'
 This is a bit random, but I though I may as well inclue it. We had a careers fair, and the company 'Proctor and Gamble' was at one of the stalls. They were giving out this free makeup, so obviously everyone was wildly grabbing it. I managed to get this foundation and lipstain. I hate the colour of the lipstain, however, the balm that comes with it smells really nice and is very moisturising. The foundation is way too dark, but I picked it up with the intention of using it as a cream bronzer. I have used it a couple of times and I actually really like the effect it is, so yes, fairly successful! :)
Mac Lustre Lipstick in 'Plink!' £13.50
Finally is this lovely Mac lipstick. This is my second Mac lipstick and unlike my other one, it is a lustre finish, so you should bear in mind it is very sheer. Although it is sheer, it gives a lovely pink wash with a slight silvery sheen, so is a very nice natural lipstick.

That is all. I hope you don't get too sick of hauls but there will be a fashion/jewellery haul up soon!

Also, I would be interested to know your recommendations for nude lipsticks for pale skin? Any ideas anyone?

Thank you!