It's that time again, the House of Fraser beauty offer has started and I don't know about you but I can't resist money off cosmetics *thanks to my lack of willpower and hence my rather large beauty collection*. The offer began on the 23rd March and it will run until the 3rd April so go, go go!
I was beyond excited when this amazing packaging came from super lovely and generous people at House of Fraser including some of the products that are part of this fantastic offer. Check out the House of Fraser website for the full range of products on offer - some of the items in the offer are newly released including the much raved about Lancome Juicy Shakers (which I definitely want to try!) and Nars Velvet Matte Foundation as well as the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Lancome Genifique Concentrate, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ and the Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate to name just a few.
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I was lucky enough to receive some of the products included in the offer! I already have the *Lancome Genifique Concentrate and although I don't use it that often, I still love it and the packaging is just gorgeous!
I also received the *Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion + With Pump (£30, 125ml) which is designed for very dry to combination skin types. While in college I used the Clinique three step skincare range consistently and my skin was great apart from occasional eczema flareups but I can't recommend it enough as it worked well for me at the time and my favourite product was definitely the moisturiser.
The final skincare product I received is the *Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate (£54, 15ml). I have tried a couple of Clarins skincare products, including the fantastic Pure Melt Cleansing Gel so I'm excited to give this eye cream a go especially as I always hear amazing things about their skincare.
The next product is something I've wanted to try for years and I'm so happy I now have it - the gorgeous *Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (£38.50) which is just as amazing as all of the reviews and blog posts say it is! I have the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette which is pretty and very spring like but I definitely love the Naked 2 more, it's so wearable and I know I will get SO much use out of it. To see the swatches and palette in action, check out my video at the end of this post!Maestro Glow Foundation a couple of weeks ago but also because it has nothing but rave reviews; I'm talking about the *Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 03 which is the best foundation shade match I have ever found!
Apparently this is Kim Kardashians favourite foundation so naturally I wanted to give it a go and I was not let down. The foundation looks pretty much invisible on the skin, it doesn't highlight dryness and makes my skin look more even, radiant (but not greasy/oily/heavy) and perfected - like a perfecting veil over the skin, it's amazing. The coverage is light/medium, it cover pores and minor blemishes so well and as this shade is yellow toned, it helps cancel out the natural redness of my skin. I love this foundation more than the impressive Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation!
Now onto my video of closeups of the products, swatches and a makeup tutorial!
Will you be taking advantage of this offer? Do you own any of these products? What do you think of my makeup look and video?