Thursday, 6 August 2015

#Belated: USA Haul

This January I had the amazing opportunity to go to New Orleans for a contemporary dance festival. The whole experience dance and culture wise was incredible. To say the least, I went significantly ham makeup shopping and enabled a lot of my friends. This haul is mainly things that I have heard a lot about online and can't get where I live.

M.A.C Palette
Left to right; Row by row:
Typographic, Deep Damson, Sketch, Twinks, Bronze
Club, Fig, Beauty Marked, Satin Taupe, Coppering
Bottle Green, Handwritten, Corduroy, Saddle, Brown Script

The star of this haul! I wasn't planning on getting any eyeshadows in general on this trip but when I popped into MAC and found out that this palette that had been on my birthday list for yonks was half price here. Well, it was only straight thinking that I would indulge! Overall I am so happy with the colours I chose and have used almost every single one. The only two that have been slightly neglected are Typographic and Bottle Green but beautiful none the less.

M.A.C Strobe Cream
This was a quick purchase at JFK and only a sample size. I'm so glad I got it! Days when I wear minimal makeup I love to put this on the tops of my cheekbones for a glow.

Essie Nailpolish
Top to bottom: 
416 Berry Naughty, 388 Carry On and 700 Smokin' Hot
Nothing revolutionary to say about these nail polishes. They are my first Essie polishes and I have noticed their high quality. You only need two coats for an even opaque finish.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
A quick item from the Sephora isle of Doom! I had heard rave reviews of this product and thought a sample size would be the perfect opportunity to try it out. When my skin is acting up I apply it all over. There is a slight sensation on your skin but that only reinforces that its cleaning out my pores. I also use it as a spot treatment.

Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes mascara
I had a sample of this mascara a couple years ago and always meant to buy the full size. Due to the wand, it feathers out your lashes. Nothing too dramatic in terms of length and volume but a significant difference.

Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Liner in Obsidian
A NikkieTutorials enabled product! I really had no need to buy a basic black liner, especially at this price. I haven't really used it because it isn't retractable and I don't want to waste it. It does stick to the water line though and you barely need to touch your skin for the colour to come.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony
Another sign from the universe. This was the last pencil in Ebony so I had to get it. Normally I'm not at all a fan of brow pencils but its not just a brow pencil. Its a brow WIZ! I have converted from using brow powder to this when I want a natural brow because of how precise you can be with the small nib to add individual hairs. You don't need to apply that much pressure to the pencil for the product to apply which makes it so much more easier to use. It is truly an amazing product!

Kat Von D Tatto Liner in Trooper
A Claire Marshall enabled product. Its so easy to draw your liner with this as the brush is a cross between a felt tip and a brush. Its easy to create a thin line and the shape it allows for a wing to be created in one swift motion if you're that brave.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Another product that is spoken a lot about online. I have only used it a handful of times and honestly I haven't really experienced it enhancing the brightness of my eyeshadows so I just use it in my inner corners to brighten up my eyes. 

M.A.C Lipstick in Smoked Purple - matte
There's a story that comes with this lipstick that I won't bore you with but which ended with me squealing in the MAC in New Orleans. This is my colour. I love it!

Milani Lipstick in 21 Sangria and 24 Black Cherry
I got these as gifts and the receiver of these loves them!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Underage Red
All I'm going to say is that after this and need all the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. Its amazing.

Tom Ford Lip Color in 06 Deep Mink
Last but definitely not least in any means ever. I got this a gift from my mum and she loves it! Unlike me she only wears nudes and finishes one lipstick to buy another. The dent in the bullet clearly shows her love for this lipstick. If you're an NC45 like us, this would be very flattering pink nude.

Hope you enjoyed!

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