Friday, 6 June 2014

SUMMER HOLIDAY BEAUTY HAUL: MAKEUP


In less than three weeks my boyfriend George and I will be jetting off on our first holiday together to Alcudia and I can’t wait! Of course this called for some serious shopping, both beauty and fashion, and in today’s post I’ll be showing you all the beauty related products I’ve bought! In terms of makeup, I’ve treated myself to quite a few things because you have to adapt your makeup to the heat don’t you?! Most of these products I haven’t yet tried as I want to save them until a week before my holiday, just so that I can make sure they’re right for me and not use them up either.

I’m a huge fan of the Mac Studio Fix Fluid because of its high coverage, but due to the coverage it is quite a thick foundation. I don’t really fancy using it on holiday as makeup sliding off your face is not a good look, so I had a look for something slightly similar but a bit lighter. After reading reviews and recommendations from fellow #bbloggers, I decided to purchase the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in the shade Vanille Clair (Light Vanilla) 51. I haven’t yet tried it so I’m not sure whether it will be a great match to my skin or how it’ll fare over a couple of hours but I’ve read some really great things so I’m definitely looking forward to using it. I thought I’d found the perfect primer for me a couple of months which you can read about here, but recently I’ve been getting a little bored of it and wanted to try something that would make me look a little more  ‘dewy’ for Summer. Enter Seventeen Skin Wow 3 Way Highlighter. After swatching on my hand, I saw that before blending it can look a little scary as it is quite white with visible glittery pieces in but once it has been evenly rubbed in it looks lovely.  This is another product I’ve read some great things about, and think it’ll look really nice under the Healthy Mix Serum with some cream blush and a slick of eyeliner in the evenings on holiday. Speaking of eyeliner, I use it near enough every single day to create cat eyes so I have plenty of eyeliners, but with using it so much I like to treat myself to new ones to try and find my next ‘Holy Grail’. Seventeen had a 3 for 2 offer on when I bought the makeup, so I decided to try one of theirs, the Lacquer Liner Wet Look Finish. The nib of the liner is super thin so it should be fairly easy to achieve a precise line but it could take a little while to get used to as I’m used to more firm and thick liners. A product that needs no introduction or explanation is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. It’s my fave concealer and I always make sure I have a spare in my makeup collection. The last product I bought was the Seventeen Brow Sculpting Pencil. I usually use brown eyeshadow to shape my brows but I thought on holiday I’d prefer to shape my brows with ease and quickly and so decided to buy a pencil. At the moment it only comes in one colour which is a dark brown. For me, this is perfect but I’ll let you know when I use it if it would be suitable for any other colours. With my order from Boots, I got a free Seventeen Blow Out Volumise Sculpt Tease Mascara with spending over a certain amount. I love trying new mascaras and the wand seems nice and thick so hopefully it’ll add some volume to my otherwise poor lashes.

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