Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown & MAC Haul!

It was bound to happen wasn’t it, yep, another purchase of makeup that I probably don’t need. It’s always nice to receive a few treats in the post though, so I don’t think I will be banishing the addiction anytime soon. My excitement of unwrapping a package full of makeup, is like that of a kid at Christmas! Seriously.

(To see the pictures more clearly, click on them to enlarge).

First of all, on my list of goodies, is the gorgeous Illamasqua Empower Palette, full of natural, slightly sparkly and easily wearable shades. I love the fact it has the added bonus of the cream textured gun-metal shade, something I’m very excited to try out and have a play with. The colours are truly beautiful and I’m definitely one happy bunny! After making a thorough inspection, dabbing my fingers in and creating swatches, I was impressed with the pigmentation. I didn’t expect any less though. Soft and velvet to the touch and truly a pleasure to wear. A massive tick from me.

Next, was another product I was really excited about. The Bobbi Brown, Rich Lip Colour in Bikini Pink. A light but not too light, blue toned pink, that’s really pretty on the lips. I’m glad that I went for this colour, as it’s unlike any other lipsticks I have. It’s a winner! I actually really enjoy the consistency too, possibly not as long lasting as MAC lipsticks, but I’m still impressed. Nice one, Bobbi Brown!

And finally on the makeup front, was something I have been wanting for a while, but never got round to purchasing. The MAC Paint Pot in the shade Groundwork. A gorgeous, tan/light brown shade that is perfect for a base on a natural brown eye shadow look, which has been a look I’ve been pleasantly enjoying sporting lately. I can now see why everybody loves them so much! Easy to apply, long-lasting and no creasing – brilliant!  Why did it take me so long to get one?

Not so much makeup now, but on the same line, was a book I’ve been curious about for a while. I was looking for something not too hard going and appealing to the eye, just for light-hearted reading on cosy nights in. I picked up the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual. This does the job! I haven’t had a good, proper read through yet, but so far, I like what I see. It’s basically a book giving you decent and to the point advice/information on all things makeup related, with a large chunk dedicated to make up artistry. As I said, I haven’t had a good read through yet, but I have been enjoying the pretty images. 

So, treats galore for me this month, although I must say I actually did restrain myself. Usually I tend to go a bit mad and buy a lot more and end up with a glum looking bank balance. I decided that was a bit silly…so this was my attempt at “cutting down”.

Do you have any of these and love them too? Let me know what you purchased this month!



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