Thursday 21 November 2013

3 For 2 Shopping | Beauty Haul


What happens when you combine '3 for 2' across cosmetics in Superdrug, with '3 for 2' across the same in Boots, with the author of a blog called Cosmetic Crave ..absolute chaotic madness, that's what you get. Alright, maybe not too chaotic, but when all you wanted was an eyeliner and you walk back home with 9 new items of make up, that's not really okay is it? Who am I kidding - of course it's okay! ;) 

I've lost track a little bit of which 3 were from Superdrug, and the 6 that were from Boots, but here's what I threw into my baskets on a reckless afternoon last week: 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - 1 Fair
The only repurchase in this haul is the trusty Collection concealer - the rest are new buys to try. I like to use the lightest shade of this super long lasting, high coverage concealer to use as a brightening and highlighting concealer around the eye area (and '2 light' is better for covering blemishes). If you've not tried this £4 wonder yet then I urge you to! 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - 010 Ivory
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer - 51 Light Radiance
Concealer crazy? Maybe. But as well as going back to my trusted favourite from Collection, I also wanted some variety and to branch out and see if there was something new that I liked better. My two favourite high street foundations are Wake Me Up and Healthy Mix from the same brands, so it made sense to try these concealers! I have a post in the pipeworks to review both of these together and compare them. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation - 100 Ivory
What an expected surprise this foundation was! A £5.99 matte foundation in a squeezy tube is something I thought I'd never buy ..but here I am, using and loving it. It's a medium-high coverage foundation in a lightweight mousse consistency and a little goes a long way to help the skin look shine free and perfected, but not cakey. I love to use this in a rush because it's so foolproof and I don't need to powder and still manage to avoid midday shine! 

SevenTeen 'Make Your Mark' Eyeliner - Blackest Black
You wouldn't belieeeeve how long I skulked around the aisles of Boots swatching away at different eyeliners trying to find the perfect one that isn't dry, is properly black, has proper pigment, applies evenly and doesn't fade or crumble away! But thankfully, this one from 17 has everything! Only £3.99 and a lovely, precise felt tip pen style applicator that's nice and wet, realllly black, pigmented and long lasting (it's also waterproof). I think it's ideal and all of that searching was worthwhile. Eyeliners can be hard to get right, but this could be a long term favourite. 

^^ Sorry for the chipped nail - manicure refresh is required! 

Models Own Nail Varnish - Purple Blue
Aw, more nail varnish Hannah? I thought I already had all of Models Own's nail varnishes (more or less) and I don't know how this one missed my radar. 'Purple Blue' isn't the most imaginative shade name, but it does describe the colour very accurately. Metallic and shimmery mix of deep blues and purples to create lovely duochrome finish. I think I'm going to do a nails post on this in a couple of days to share it's true potential because even though it looks nice in these photos, they still aren't doing it justice!

Maybelline 'Baby Lip's Lip Balm - Cherry Me
Baby Lips - who hasn't tried these yet? No one? Yeah, thought so. I love the Baby Lips I already have but I wanted to try one with a teeny tiny bit of a tint. It's not noticeably pigmented, but it'll work well for low maintenance days and the fruity cherry scent is so yummy, as well as keeping lips soft and hydrated.

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon - Plum Russian 
This lip crayon looks a scary and intense dark purple in the bullet, but comes out much less pigmented and more of a soft, deep raspberry colour on the lips and is much more seasonally appropriate compared to the summer releases of the likes of 'Peach on The Beach', etc! Look forward to a full review to hear more about this lip product. 

Rimmel Kate Moss (Matte) Lipstick - 107 
Yep, that infamous lipstick shade that every blogger and their sister labels as the 'autumn essential'! Until recently I've always thought I couldn't wear darker, plummy berry shades, but now I've discovered a new found confidence for them, I had to get my paws on this 'must have' lippie! At £5.49 the quality of these 'matte' (more like satin) lipsticks is exceptional and I wish Miss Moss would bring out a couple more shades in this formula - I'm a big fan!

What do you think of my purchases?

The Stay Matte foundation and 17 Eyeliner are instant hits with me, and I can't wait to form more of an opinion on the range of concealers! Is it wrong that I feel tempted to go back to Boots and buy the 17 Phwoarr concealer too? Surely I can't still feel compelled to buy more??

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  1. Oh fab buys, I want that bourjois colour boost crayon. I try to talk myself out of buying it but it is gorgeous!
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  2. Love the look of the Baby Lips - I know shame on me I haven't tried them yet! Need to try the Kate Moss lipstick too :)

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  3. love your purchases! I love the rimmel stay matte mousse foundation!


  4. Oh the nail varnish colour is so pretty:)

  5. I love so many of these products and the 3 for 2 offer pulled me in too! :/

  6. Your got some amazing products :)

  7. So many people have the Rimmel lipstick! I love the look of it :)
    Elise -

  8. Desperate to try Kate Moss' latest lipstick collection! She is so iconic!
    I love the baby lips cherry me, it just smells SO good :)


  9. Great choices!!! Lovely post with lovely goodies xx

  10. That foundation is a favorite of mine at them moment! x

  11. I want to have your drugstores here so bad :) Some stuff I can't find here in Denmark like the collection concealer and the lip crayons :(

    Renate from
    What's in my makeup bag post has just gone up on my blog, if you're interested to check it out!

  12. ive added all of these to my london wishlist for the weekend! i've also done a big haul over on my blog if youre interested:-)

    zofia xo

  13. I recently took advantage of the 3 for 2's it'd be rude not too!

  14. I really wanna try that foundation! I wish I had Boots or Superdrug in Portugal :(

  15. Such a good haul! Can't wait to read your reviews on the concealers - I've been wanting to try out the Healthy Mix concealer but I currently have far too many concealers that I really ought to use up first! x

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  16. Absolutely love the nail polish! It's such a unique shade! :3


  17. The shade of the Color Boost Lip Crayon is so perfect! x

  18. That sneaky little 3 for 2 offer always seems to be on when you go to buy just one product doesn't it? Though I never find it's on when I actually need two! haha great buys! loving the Bourjois colour boost lip crayon, I have two of the colours but I might have to go swatch this one in boots :) x

  19. Nice products! i follow you on bloglovin, follow me back? xx

  20. This is so me, I always get pulled into the world of 3 for 2! I've been meaning to buy the Rimmel wake me up concealer, can you do a review soon so I can decide if its worth buying.
    P.S I also have the cherry me baby lips, loving it for everyday maintenance.

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