New Makeup Buys & Initial Impressions!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Here are four of my most recent makeup buys, they should all still be in stock. I have been using them all of a few days/one week so I thought I would create an initial impressions blog post. 
 B.Radiant BB Under Eye Concealer (£5.32, offer): I bought this in the shade 'light' as I am super pale and I bought it because I have wanted to try the Dior under eye BB cream but it is really expensive so I thought I would try out a cheaper one first. The shade is great for me and the packaging is ok. The concealer doesn't have a lot of coverage, it is light to medium which is not enough for me and my very dark circles. The concealer applies quickly and easily and it blends well. Although I find that this product can look caky fairly quickly and it can emphasise dryness to an extent which isn't great for me as around my eyes tends to be really dry due to eczema - overall not a great product so far which is disappointing!

Topshop Bold Liner Eye Crayon (50p, sale): I bought this product purely because it was only 50p! I actually bought two and I am going to include the other in a giveaway. The RRP of this product is around £8 and I have only ever tried one/two items from Topshop cosmetics before. I bought the shade 'burnish' which is a matte dark brown. The chunky pencil applies easily and smoothly with little dragging and the shade is perfect for everyday. I didn't expect it to be matte but I am glad it is. It is easy to blend but I will have to test it out more to see if it creases.

Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Water Resistant Mascara (£6.99): I bought this because I needed a new waterproof mascara and it is a new product and I am all for newly released beauty products! I have never tried a mascara from Max Factor before but I have heard so many good things about their mascaras.  The brush for this mascara is fairly big and chunky which I like and the mascara itself looks quite wet and on the wand it looks quite clumpy. Although the mascara isn't clumpy really, it applies very well, it is super black and it gives fantastic length, separation and definition - although little volume unless I curl my lashes well. I tested out its water resistant claims and it fails - it does not stand up to a splash of water on the face - very disappointed with this claim because it is not water resistant/waterproof.

Sleek Oh So Special Palette (£7.99): I received this as a competition prize a few weeks ago and I really like it. The shades are gorgeous, the pigmentation is fantastic, there are some matte shades and the texture of the shadows is super smooth/soft. The shadows apply and blend nicely, it is a great value palette and the packaging is nice/sleek, in my opinion. Overall, a fantastic palette, the next one on my list is the au natural palette.

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  1. I love the palette!

  2. Ah what a bummer about that concealer...I hate it when they're light coverage. The point of a concealer is to be full coverage, right? Haha

    And OoOh I love that palette you got. It reminds me of the Sephora Primal Instincts Palette I got a couple of months ago with my birthday money!

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

  3. I like the picture and the products look so good !!!

  4. This palette seriously reminds me of MUA Undressed Palette! No way was that crayon 50p! Definitely going to have to try and find one of them haha! x

    Caitlin | Perks Of Style

  5. Great review! Max factor mascaras are incredible and I love the look of that palette!
    Emily xo

  6. Ooo, I've been itching to try a Sleek palette as they aren't available in Canada, this one looks gorgeous! Great post x

    Alannah |

  7. That palette is gorgeous!

  8. I haven't tried any of those products but I love the shadows of that Sleek palette! :)

    Fashionably Sparkly

  9. Great post!

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  10. The Sleek palette is beautiful! Lovely post!


  11. That Sleek palette looks amazing! *adds to wishlist* lol

    If you could check out my blog that would be great

  12. I really want to try the sleek palette the colours look so lovely xx

  13. I really love the colours on your palette! so pretty!


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