New Additions to my Make-up Bag


I’m a sucker for beauty products, and I’m constantly on the hunt for new loves in my life. I recently popped into Boots and had a brief look around Selfridges, and I couldn’t possibly leave the two empty handed.

Starting with Boots. I picked up two Soap and Glory products which have been on my list to try for a while. The Kick Ass Concealer is one that really appealed to me. It’s unusual for a drugstore product to include both a salmon toned concealer (great for under the eyes), a more yellowy/flesh toned concealer (for those pesky blemishes) as well as a translucent power to set it all into place. It reminded me of a Laura Mercier product which is fairly similar, yet at a fraction of the price.

While I was browsing the Soap and Glory stand, the Archery brow pencil also stood out to me. I’ve heard so many great things about it from other bloggers, hence making me want to try it for myself. I also love the fact that it has a spooly brush on the other side, so handy!

L’Oreal True Match Foundation is another which I have heard so much hype about. I’ve occasionally been close to picking it up, but for some reason resisted. This time however I was determined to give it a go. I have used this once and have mixed feelings on it. Firstly I think I picked up the wrong shade, it’s slightly too light for me. However this says good things about the shade range, as usually the lightest foundation is never light enough for my pale complexion. It applies and blends beautifully onto the skin, giving a medium/buildable coverage which dries to a satiny finish. The one thing I didn’t like however was the way that it clings to any dry patches. I have dry/combination skin and during the colder months especially I get dry patches around my nose, under eye area and on my forehead. Even with a thick moisturiser underneath it still emphasises the dryness..defiantly not a attractive quality. I will however be pulling this out (maybe in a darker shade) for summer and seeing if it’s any better then.

The Real Technique brushes are some of my all time favourite brushes. I think I have almost all of the regular line, with exception to my next purchase. The Blush brush was one I’ve been wanting for a while, so I finally decided to just get it. And boy am I glad I did. This brush is so soft and makes applying blush (and bronzer) effortless.

The last product from Boots is one which I previously reviewed, so I won’t go on much about that again. It’s the Max Factor CC Colour Corrector for under eyes, and I have really been enjoying it. If you want a full, in-depth review then click here.

I did mention that I popped into Selfridges while on a day trip to London last week. As soon as I saw the MAC counter I was straight there for a little nosey. Only one thing really stood out to me, and that was the blush in the shade Mocha. In the pan it’s the most gorgeous nudey pink shade, I perfect one for everyday. Something I’ve been reaching for a lot recently.

Emilia xx


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