High End & High Street Beauty Haul

I may have done a bit of damaged recently, a lot of repurchases but I also took the opportunity to pick up some new items to test out!  I’ve a mix of high street & high end makeup and skin care.

Let’s start with the high street buys.   From Superdrug I got the MUA Pro Base Eye Primer*, a Glitterati polish from Barry M in Fashion Icon*, a Barry M Dazzle Dust* in Petrol Black.  Because I got two items from Barry M I got a free special edition Christmas nail polish. I got yet another polish,  The Models Own Eggshell* polish in Swan  On to Boots!  I repurchased the Collection Colour Lash* mascara in clear, I use this to set my brows in place.   I’ve decided to test out the dark tone Duo eyelash glue*, I’m getting more experimental in the looks I’m doing, glue was needed!  From Maybelline I purchased the Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser* primer and finally from boots the No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm in Blink Pink, this feels lovely on and it gives a subtle pink colour.


From The Body Shop I repurchased the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter* and the Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover*, love both of these and have done a review on them here.  I thought I’d try out the Aloe Soothing  Moisture Lotion* with SPF15, it’s for sensitive skin so fingers crossed it works for me.

Now for the high end products.  I repurchased the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening toner*, I’ve used this for a while and do enough using it a few times a week.  A blush that I have heard much about and I’ve visited a few times, is the Dior Rosy Glow Blush*, I’m very excited to own this, did I mention the little pouch it comes in too? It’s all fabulous.  It changes colour on your cheek, so I’m interested to see the final shade.  I also bought another Dior Addict Lipstick in 651 Mayday, which is a lovely sheer red.  You can check out the video below for swatches.  From Estée Lauder I decided to try out one of their Pure Color Envy Lipsticks* in the shade Powerful.  It’s a beautiful everyday soft pink and the packaging is so chic with a wonderful magnetic closure.  I thought it wise to buy lipstick colours that I could wear on a regular basis.

I popped into Space NK and repurchased my Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curlers*.   These work well for me, I am fortunate enough to have lots of lashes, unfortunately it does mean I need bigger/wider curlers to get all my lashes in one go without pinching my eyelids.  Plus the previous pair lasted about 2 years.  They come with a spare pad.

Finally for some bits I didn’t really buy.  First the rather large makeup brush set, I got this when I completed my Professional Makeup Artist Diploma.  I am very have these, they’re all really nice and soft, although it does mean I now have to wash them all.  From my hairdresser I have a bottle of De Lorenza novafusion colour care conditioner.  I had my hair cut & coloured recently and the hairdresser gave it to me, they no longer stock this brand but seemingly they do a good purple shampoo.  Nice to get a random bottle of conditioner!

So that is it.  Thank you for reading, you can check out the video below if you want a closer look at anything!