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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Collective Make-up and Skincare Haul

I have been trying to reduce my non-essential spending significantly of late. I've even set myself two lots monthly goals relating to a spending ban, so the past couple of months have been pretty boring on the make-up front. Although, since it seems that we are both here on an haul post, clearly I have failed..


A high-end and drugstore collective haul

I ended up caving (much quicker than I would like to admit) and placed an Adorebeauty* order which was sparked by a combination of my want need to try the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder*, which featured on my recent "Products I Want to Try" list, and my lack of self discipline. I've only used it on one occasion so far (because I am that girl) but I am so excited to play around with it more. I decided that I "needed" to try the Real Techniques Setting Brush* too. I originally thought that it would be great for under eye powdering but looking at it in person, I think that it would be great for applying highlighter too! I also purchased a tube of L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation* in the shade Nude Beige. I had been umm-ing and ahh-ing over it for such a long time now but I thought it worth a try after all of the (mostly) good reviews that I've read. It is a drugstore foundation after all and I'm all about a good drugstore product.

I convinced myself that since I'd already broken my ban, I may as well repurchase a few staples that I was running low on while I was at it. Another bottle of Trilogy's Advanced Formula Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+*, which I cannot live without, yet another pot of Benefit's It's Potent! Eye Cream* - the ONLY eye cream that I'll ever use (it's amazing) and two bottles of The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5*, my plumping, hydrating savour which always seems to be out of stock so I purchased a back-up too. I also picked up my millionth tube of Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer* in the shade Fair and the Instant Age Rewind Concealer* in the shade Light.
Because I have no self control, I then decided that while I was on a roll, that I would also place a small Priceline order. Insert all of the facepalms here.
In my defence! The drugstore has really upped its game lately, okay!
 I re-purchased a couple of essentials and picked up some new additions to try too.
I've been wanting to try Maybelline's Fit Me Powder for a while now so I picked up the shade Nude Beige. I noticed that it had some glitter through it when I swatched it, which I'm not typically a fan of so it will be interesting to see how I feel about it when I apply it to my face. I also picked up Maybelline's Brow Precise Perfecting Highlighter in the shade Medium on a whim because I thought it would make my morning routine a little easier. It's like a stick concealer, but the angle of the tip looks as though it would make cleaning up and sharpening around the brows super easy.

I also repurchased two (there was a 30% off your second pot, don't judge me) of my forever favourite Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, which works so well on my perpetually dry skin, and a compact of Model's Own Sculpt and Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sand. I've been wanting to delve more into drugstore highlighters (Maybelline Master Chrome*, you're next) so I thought this was a good place to start. Despite the name, I was surprised to see that this was more of a pink toned highlighter when I swatched it, which is not a tone that I necessarily enjoy on myself but I'm excited to see how it looks on the face.

See what drugstore and high-end beauty bits I've hauled recently

All in all, I ended up spending far too much money on things that I didn't need but at the end of the day, these things have bought me happiness and that's all that matters, right??
Sure. I'm going to go with sure.

Is there anything here that you'd like to try for yourself?
What products have you been lusting over lately?

As always, this post has not been sponsored in any way, meaning that none of the items mentioned have been sent to me, endorsed or paid for by anyone other than me, myself and I. This post does, however, contain affiliate links. I will always disclose such information with an asterisk (*) for full disclosure to my readers.
Feel free to find and purchase these products elsewhere if you don't get down like that. :)


  1. L’Oréal & maybelline products are my favs!

  2. Those sound like great products to check out!

  3. So many goodies! I've been meaning to try the maybelline fit me line. I've heard nothing but good things about the concealer!

  4. I love Maybelline's Fit Me Liquid but I haven't tried their powder yet - I've got to get on that.

  5. I love reading makeup haul posts! You got some great items, I have especially been interested in trying that serum by The Ordinary!

  6. Maybelline is actually my life aha. L'Oreal have some bangers too. :) x

  7. I'm loving everything that I've tried so far. :) x

  8. CARA! If there's one thing you NEED to do this year, it's try Maybelline's Fit Me concealer aha. I use it every single day - it's so good! x

  9. I've been using the powder non-stop since I got it. I really like it, girl! Definitely recommend. :) x

  10. Oh man. The Ordinary's products are amazing (and so cheap)! I highly recommend their products! x


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