Thursday 24 October 2013

Make up haul

I caved in and brought the new offering from Benefit 'Rockateur'. I am really into the neutral blusher look at the moment, so this was a dead cert purchase for me. Whilst I was in boots I picked up Smashboxes 'Heat Wave' palette and a few goodies to try out. An eye cream from Benefit, in fact this has now been used up and I love it. A few samples of the new YSL foundation, in various shades and a fab BB cream, this has no colour. I loved trying that one with my tan! I did not have to worry about getting my base the right shade, it provided a beautiful finish to my skin. Then a glowing primer from Smashbox and a new product, a blusher that reacts with your skin to create a soft blush.

Benefit Rockateur
This is only the second boxed product I own from the brand, I just have not felt the urge to start collecting them. Having said that there was something about this new release, one swatch and I was sold. I could not wait for the stock to hit the shops! It was funny really, my local store had the testers for weeks, but the stock was not delivered for a while. I am totally in love with this shade, it reminds me of Nars Douceur and Tarte Exposed. Its simply the perfect natural looking blusher.

What a beautiful sheen, I like to apply this with a small angled blusher brush. This is very pigmented, I only gently dab my brush into the compact and its the perfect finish.

Smashbox Heat Wave
This is my first eyeshadow purchase from Smashbox, and one I have been extremely happy with. These are some of the most pigmented, creamy and easy to blend shadows I have ever tried. I had no intention of buying this, it was not planned at all. I completely stumbled upon this by chance and before I knew it I had made my purchase! I got so much use from this on my holiday, I was able to create so many different looks. The palette is well priced as well, when you think a Mac shadow is now over £10 each. This has 6 good sized pans and for only £36.

What a great selection of shades, there is not one shade I have not used and enjoyed. There is no bright, weird colour that wont get loved.

Just look at the swatches below, they are super pigmented and creamy. Ohhhh look at the copper tone on the Right, its heavenly. I experienced no fall out or chalkiness, I am seriously impressed. Lately I have been wearing a copper/peach tone on my eyes or my beloved taupe/purple tones. These shades are perfect to achieve either with. I do find my blue eyes really pop when I wear copper shades.

I have enjoyed trying out some new brands and adding some fab new products to my ever growing make up collection. I also rather liked the eye cream, it was super creamy and really soothed my under eye area. I need to research this now, check the ingredients and price etc. I need a new eye cream, I wonder if this will be the one?? 
Jen x

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