I did a big naughty on Saturday and stumbled into Boots and may or may not have bought myself makeup which I didn't necessarily need but most certainly wanted! Excuses aside, I was actually returning a few presents I had bought people and exchanging them for better things but of course, one thing led to another and I came out laden with more bags.
The first counter I hit up was No7 and after getting colour matched to one of their foundations a few weeks ago, I thought I better pick it up. I'm in the shade Cool Vanilla in their Stay Perfect foundation which is medium coverage foundation that lasts for up to 24 hours wear apparently. It's always weather proof, transfer proof and won't look cakey or flakey. I also wanted a new mascara that didn't smudge on my lower lashes when things get a little hectic at work so I picked up their Stay Perfect Mascara in Black which is smudge proof, flake proof, humidity proof as well as tear proof. I'm hoping that this lives up to its bold claim as I will definitely be road testing this. I received a free gift with purchase as I bought two makeup items so I received a little gift box containing a sample of their Extreme Length Extend Mascara in Black, a full size High Shine Lip Gloss in Whisper, a Stay Perfect Eye Shadow in Sheer Brown as well as their Stay Precise Felt Tip Eyeliner which altogether is worth £29.
The next counter I went to was Max Factor and despite having already bought a foundation from No7, I got colour matched to their Face Finity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation which I'm in the shade Warm Almond. This is basically a primer, concealer and foundation all in one which helps to even out the skintone whilst giving full coverage. I noticed that they were also having a free gift with purchase when you buy two makeup items so I thought I better pick up a mascara so I decided to get the Clump Defy Volumising Mascara as it helps you to achieve perfect lashes without any clumps. In the free gift with purchase, I received a full size False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara in Black Brown, Lipfinity Lip Colour in 340 Essential Natural and a full size Glossfinity Nail Varnish in 140 Cobalt Blue which altogether is worth £30.
The last counter I hit up is Estee Lauder purely to get colour matched to the Double Wear Foundation which sadly ended up in me purchasing the foundation. The Double Wear Foundation is infamous across the blogosphere for being the perfect, long lasting, high coverage foundation with many declaring it to be their holy grail foundation. I was matched to the shade Bone which I'm not too convinced is the right shade for me. Luckily, I got a little sample pot to use first before I use the full size to see if it is the right shade and if it isn't, I can exchange it for a different shade. I also received a free sample of their Pure Colour Lipstick in 86 Tiger Eye which is a very shimmery gold shade which I doubt I would ever wear if I'm honest.
In all fairness, I didn't really need three foundations but I fancied a change as I'm a little bored of my Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation/Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum combo.