A Rather Large Spring Makeup Haul!

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So, it seems in that I’ve purchased a large amount of make up! Now, these were most definitely not bought at once, it is a compilation of makeup that I’ve bought over the past few weeks. I’ll include some reviews for those products I’ve had long enough to gather some form of opinion on! Hope you enjoy!

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Boots had their fabulous but bank breaking 3 for 2 deal on, so I thought I’d make the most of it and buy the L’Oreal Lumi Magique range. I only found out a couple weeks ago that L’Oreal owned Georgio Armani makeup and other high brands, which made me want to check it out. The name Lumi Magique instantly made me want to choose this range since my skin seems to be pretty dull at the moment, so I felt like it would be a good pick-me-up for my skin. And I was delighted by the results. The foundation is amazing, really illuminating and moisturising, glowy finish. I highly recommend this foundation! The Primer is also really nice and illuminating too and works wonders paired with the foundation. It gives a medium coverage and is generally amazing. The highlighter pen is additionally fabulous. It really reminds me of YSL’s Touche Eclat, I use it under my eyes and it really brightens up my face. I seriously really really really recommend the highlighting pen if you don’t want to get the whole set and if you don’t want to spend the money on the Touch Eclat (I totally sympathise with you).

Lumi Magique Foundation (shade Rose Pearl) – £10.99*, Primer – £9.99*, Highligher Pen (Shade 2 Medium) – £8.49* (*From Boots)

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Next up are the powders, I’ve literally waited forever to purchase an Illamasqua product and I finally did! It was on sale for £11 (oringinaly £18) on Asos, so I had to take the leap! It’s in shade ‘Lover’, it’s a beautiful coral-y peach shade and is super pigmented so you need to very light handed with this! I also finally bought Sleek’s Contour kit, which I have searched everywhere for ages and couldn’t find it in any of my local Superdrugs, however, I was in Boots and there was a Sleek section! And boom, there is was! I didn’t think twice and got it straight away!! Like the Illamasqua blusher, the bronzer is amazingly pigmented. The highlighter is also lovely and subtle. I got it for £6.79 in Light.

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Time for lips! Continuing on the L’Oreal trend, I was looking for a nice orange shade, since that seems to be the colour of the season and it’s on all the catwalks. I was reading up on their L’Extraordinaire by Colour Riche liquid lipsticks and they’ve had so many amazing reviews. They reminded me of YSL’s Glossy Stains, so I thought I’d give it a whurl! This is shade 204 ‘Tangerine Sonate’. It’s really lovely and moisturising, not too sticky either. It’s pretty long lasting too, but would need to touch up after eating and drinking, so not quite a durable as YSL glossy stain, but you’re paying under half the price! It was £8.99 from Boots. Next I was searching for a nice casual nude that I could just quickly pop on, so I went straight for Kate Moss’ Rimmel collection. I’ve always been a fan of this range so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. It is shade 26 and was £5.49. Really lovely and moisturising. Last but by no means least is the Sephora lipstick in shade 20 for €14.50. It reminded me of MAC’s Riri Woo and it’s so long lasting!! Highly recommend all of these lip products!

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Finally Kiko! I have been so desperate to pop into one of these shops but never had the time! I was in Italy this weekend so I thought what better time to go into Kiko store!! I was so surprised at how amazingly priced everything was!! I could have easily bought so much more! So I bought their Radiant Touch highlighting Stick in 100 for €8.50, Eyeshadow sticks in 25 and 39 for €4.90 each, Lip pencil in 705 for €2.50 and Smart Lipstick in 906 for €3.90! I’ve always wanted to test out some eyeshadow sticks, and for that price I thought why not, first impressions are that they’re really creamy so they should be nice and easy to blend! I thought the Lipstick was a similar dupe for MACs Shy Girl, it’s really moisturising and glossy!

That was a lot of makeup! I hope you enjoyed and perhaps feel like going and testing them out for yourselves! I hope you’re having a lovely Spring!

Lots of love,

Alice xx

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