Tuesday, 24 June 2014

America Haul 001

Whilst out in America, I picked up quite a fair bit of mainly makeup and over the next three posts, I'll be sharing what I bought. Now bearing in mind that where I was, there were no Sephora/Ulta/Nordstrom so I was rather limited in where I could buy from but luckily the local drugstores definitely came up top trumps.

As with most items, the Revlon Photoready Skinlights in both Bare Light and Pink Light were incredibly a lot cheaper over in the states than in the UK and as I've been lusting over them since they were launched, it seemed only fair that I picked both up. I enjoy mixing these in with my foundation to give a more dewy base. I've been hearing a lot about the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoos recently especially about the US shades so it seemed only fair that I bought one in the shade Barely Branded. This is a beautiful warm, creamy beige with a frosted, metallic finish which I will be using primarily as a base whenever I decide to wear any eyemakeup.

Speaking of eye makeup, I couldn't resist picking up one of the Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads in Chai Latte which appears to have been repackaged since it's inital launch a few years back. Chai Latte consists of four complimentary shades; the base shade appears to be a pale, shimmery, peach shade; the lid shade is a very metallic, warm bronze; the crease shade is rather warm toned grey with hints of brown and lastly the liner shade is a very shimmery chocolate brown. 

I decided to take a look at what Covergirl has to offer which is Max Factor over here in the UK but of course in the states, it's only a fraction of the UK price. I couldn't resist picking up one of their Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balms in Ballet Twist which is one of their more famous shades and rightly so as it's a gorgeous shimmery pale pink. I also picked up two of their Lip Perfection Lipsticks in the shades Honeyed which is a pale pink and Hot Passion which is a bright red which is definitely out of my comfort zone. I also picked up the matching lip pencil for Hot Passion in the shade Passion.

The last item I couldn't resist picking up is the Physicians Formula Glow Boosting Beauty Balm BB Bronzer in Light to Medium. This appears to be a very shimmery bronzer with a pink centre which I'm hoping that both are just a sprayed on overlay and that underneath, it's not as shimmery.

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  1. The Physicians Formula Bronzer is so pretty!!
    I didn't realise Covergirl and Max Factor are the same brand, that's good to know :)

    Jess xo

    1. It sure is! Despite them being the same brand, some of the Covergirl products we can only dream of having here in the UK as they'll never bring them over to Max Factor :( xo

  2. Ooh great haul. Love American beauty products. Those Revlon liquid highlighters are so gorgeous :)

    Sophie x

    1. Thanksyou! They truly are! I've been mixing one or the other in with my foundation to make a dewy base xo