Final Sale Haul?

Monday, January 28, 2013
For my final sale haul, I went to The Urban Retreat Beautique online and I found three amazing bargains! I have never bought from there before but it is a great site, the products are from a wide range of brands and the delivery was quite quick too!
I bought three things from the Urban Retreat Beautique sale including: The Urban Retreat Anti Bump After Shave Lotion, the Urban Retreat and Daniel Sandler Foundation and Blush (light) and finally a Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes Eyeshadow pen in the shade '108'. 
Firstly, the Urban Retreat Smart Base & Blusher shade: light. I bought this product as I am always wanting to try new foundations and because this product was only...£2! How could I pass up a foundation and blusher in one - created by Daniel Sandler for only £2! The packing is great in my opinion and I was really excited to try this product. When it arrived I was a bit disappointed with the shade as it is slightly too dark for me - especially when you see the swatch but when applied and blended it is a good match. 
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Here is the swatch of the foundation, then the blusher heavily swatched and next to it is the blusher when blended out. The foundation has a strange spatula applicator which I wasn't expecting but it needs a spatula as the foundation is very, very thick. Although despite the thick consistency the foundation is easy to blend and it is quite moisturising - full review coming soon. The blush is really nice in my opinion and on the cheeks it looks so natural and rosy - I love it. Overall, I am very impressed with this product so far!
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And last but not least I bought something that I have been wanting to try for at least a year (Lisa Eldrige posted a video review of some of the Ellis Faas products and instantly I wanted to try them). I bought the Creamy Eyes pen in the shade '108' which is a beige tan shade. This product was reduced down to £13 which is great as it should have been £22 I think. I have only tried this product without a primer and it doesn't hold up well without a primer but I will have to try it with my Nars Smudgeproof Primer. The shade is nice as a base but it wasn't really what I was expecting to be honest. Overall, I am not impressed so far but I have only used it a couple of times. 

5 comments

  1. Great mini reviews, I'm always searching the Urban Retreat Boutique website but have never purchased myself so it's great to hear your thoughts.

    The blush is beautiful shade.

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  3. The blusher is such a pretty shade

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  4. I love final sales! I'm addicted to sales, I really like that blush :)

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  5. the blush looks great when blended out!

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