Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Mini boots haul!

Hey girls!
Today I wasn't in the best of moods so I thought I'd indulge in a bit of retail therapy. I didn't get a great deal, but I picked up a couple of beauty blogger favourites and I thought I'd give my humble opinion on them! 

Pink Cloud - Swatched

In the pan 
The first thing I picked up was a natural collection blush in the colour 'Pink Cloud' which is a very like sort of pastel/baby pink (Perfect for spring/summer) I've heard loads about the Natural Collection blushes and I thought I'd give them a whirl; for £1.99 you can't really go wrong. And I was pleasantly surprised, the pigmentation is pretty nice albeit a little bit chalky - but for £1.99 I expected much less.

I also picked up something that has been all of the beauty blogging scene lately, the great Revlon Lip Butter V L'Oreal Rouge Caresse lipsticks debate. And I stood umming and ahing over which to go for in the Boots aisle for a good 5 minutes trying to decide. But I came to the conclusion of going down the L'Oreal route, because I've read quite a few reviews on them and it seemed as if they were slightly more pigmented plus I adore the packaging, is that a bit silly? Haha. I don't mind! I only got one, because I wanted to try it out before I commited to a load of them. So I got the shade cheeky magenta, which I utterly adore!

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Cheeky Magenta
L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Cheeky Magenta - Swatched 

Really lightly applied
Colour built up 

I really love the way this looks on the lips, as it's so buildable so it could be subtle or quite a statement. It feels so comfortable and balmy on your lips, but not slippery. LOVE! They're priced as £7.99 from Boots definitely worth checking out I'm going to purchasing some different shades as soon as I can!

I've always been a massive Bourjois fan, and as a lover of the Healthy Mix Foundation I thought I'd try out the 'serum' formula, I might do a seperate blog post on this if anyone is interested. I got the shade 53, which is a teeensy bit dark for me but as we're going into the warmer months I thought I could pull it off. I paid £10.99 at boots for it. 

Healthy Mix serum blended out 

I have also been seeing lots of the new L'Oreal 'Lumi Magique' Range, And as a lover of shimmery things I was keen to check it out! I picked up their new primer on a two L'Oreal products for £14 along with one of the Rouge Caress lipsticks. I've been on the market for a new face primer for a while, and I loved that this one doubles as a highlight. 

A (pretty massive) blob of the product 
Looooooook shimmery!