Makeup gallore!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Okay, so I apologise for the lack of posts recently - I've been a busy busy bee! However, I did have a fab shopping trip yesterday and I couldn't resist showing you all the lovely make up I bought and what I think to it. This could be a rather long post.

First up, I went to Superdrug to check out their '2true' make up range. I'd heard good things about it, and at £1.95 a pop you can't really go wrong. They also do a great 3 for £5 offer which I couldn't resist. Here's what I got:

2true French Manicure Nail polish in 'Delicate Pink'
2true Glossywear Lipstick in shade no. 4
2true Eyeshadow Dazzler in shade no. 8

Okay, so the French manicure nail polish is pretty boring, I haven't actually opened it since buying as it was a kind of 'What do I get to make this three for a fiver?!' situation, and I could do with a new French polish. However, the other two products I love. First up, the lipstick. I ummed and ahhed over which shade to get, deciding on no. 4 as it seemed the most striking and I loved the sparkle to it. It's a gorgeously bright raspberry pink, with glitter and sparkles (which I love). Here's what it looks like:

So definately thumbs up for the lippy. The other fab buy I got from the 2true range was one of their eye shadow dazzlers. I spent ages looking at them (seriously, all the shades are gorgeous) but settled with this glittery pink number (shade no. 8 - no they don't have names - slightly annoying):

Just look at the sparkle on that!

My next stop was Boots. Recently they've been doing a 3 for 2 make up offer across all their make up (okay, so not the premium brands - we can't have it all) and I was in need of some more lippy so I headed straight for the make up displays. I'd been lusting after a nude lipstick as they seem to be very en vogue at the minute, and I was drawn to the new (rather snazzingly packaged) Mirrorshine 17 lipsticks. I ended up getting one in the Beehive, a kind of nude-peach colour. Here's what it looks like:

I'll admit, when I got home and tried it out I was kind of disappointed. I mean, it pretty much matches the colour of my lips. I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting - nudes aren't exactly the boldest of colours - but I thought it would pack a bigger punch than it does. However, it is SUCH a moisturising lipstick. Seriously, it's ridiculously soft and shiny and really feels like it's doing your lips some good. Therefore I don't regret buying it, despite the slight colour disappointment. I think it was around £3.50.

Next I stumbled across another new range of lipsticks from Collection 2000 - their 'Lasting Colour' range. I tried out a few of the colours and my gosh they are so vibrant! I bought Bubblegum, a gooooorgeous bright pink colour that is the shade of... well... bubblegum. It cost again, around £3.50.This is most definitely my favourite purchase. It is really opaque on the lips as well as being shiny and it doesn't have that nasty cheap lipstick smell - it smells like bubblegum! This is another reason I'm in love with the product. I cannot recommend it enough - I actually think I prefer it to my MAC Viva Glam Gaga. They are very similar products, except MAC's is lustre and therefore needs a good few coats whereas Bubblegum doesn't. It also has such good staying power - even after eating and drinking! I love it. I've already been complimented on it twice!

The last thing I got in the 3 for 2 make up offer was an eye shadow from 17. I'd bought this shade before and loved it but smashed it on the floor about 3 days after purchasing it -I was NOT happy! The shade is Funfair and it's a lovely pink colour with gold tones in it. Here's what it looks like (I think it was £3.50 as well!):

I then went to New Look and bought a few of their Stargazer eye shadows. I don't know if anyone's familiar with the brand, but I think it's great. Their prices range at about £3-£5 and the quality and range of their eye shadows is brilliant. I bought three of the eye dusts (I think they are around £3.50 each - I used a 20% off voucher though) and I'm in love with them. I got shade 11 (a kind of orangey gold - probably my least favourite but it is really shimmery), shade 9 (a rusty kind of antique looking gold - perfect for highlighting the outer corners) and shade 29 ( a deep purple). All of the shadows are shimmery and beautiful - I actually think shade 9 is an almost identical colour to that of MAC's Woodwinked (kind of wishing I hadn't forked out the £11 for that now!) and they all have great staying power. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

Top - no. 11
Middle - no. 9
Bottom - no. 29

Last but most definitely not least, I wandered into WHSmith and bought a copy of More! Magazine for a mere 80p (apparently a WHSmith exclusive - they're still £1.50 everywhere else!) as I heard from the lovely Louise in one of her blog posts that this weeks More! was giving away a FREE (yes, that's right, free) Barry M Dazzledust. Now I LOVE Barry M's Dazzledusts, and actually nearly went mad buying them last week, so I was so pleased when I heard about this offer. I mean, a Dazzledust for 80p!? I got shade 53/Chocolate - a lovely chocolately brown with bronze tones in it, which I think will look lovely on the outer corners with a gold/bronze as a base. I went back and bought another More! after this, so I hope to go get another free Dazzledust pretty soon! Just thought I'd let you girls know about the WHSmith thing - so we can all go mad on 80p Dazzledusts!

Has anyone else gone a bit mad on make up recently? What do you think to the things I bought?