The Expensive Makeup Spree

Last weekend I was feeling a little sorry for myself and it never winds up well for my bank account when I feel like that. Thankfully I'd just been paid so I took myself to the shops and had a bit of a makeup spending spree. I have used a few of these items already so where I can i'll try to give you little reviews. 

I finally spent my Selfridges voucher my Mum bought me for my birthday. It's been burning a hole in my bag for over a month but I was saving it for a day like this when I knew there was something I wanted.

I picked up two Estee Lauder Double Wear Eyeliners in Smoke and Pearl. I was originally going to buy the Pink Gold shade but that was out of stock and I liked them both equally when I was swatching them. I settled on a deep grey shade as my other liner because I have copious amounts of really good black eyeliners so I didn't want to add to the collection.

I've used these already and the Smoke shade is really nice smudged on your eyelid as an alternative to liquid eyeliner and I like to blend it on my bottom waterline with some Pearl towards the inner corner.

To reward my sins of spending ridiculous money on eyeliner, I was kindly given a free gift which consists of various anti-wrinkle serums and a mascara. 

The MAC counter was absolutely packed full of people but I managed to spy this gorgeous Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Chilled on Ice. It's a champaign colour with gold shimmer running through it. It's just the most beautiful thing I've ever clapped eyes on. I haven't used this yet (mainly because I don't want to put my finger in it) but I have used Painterly before which it fantastic. 

Soap & Glory had a 3 for 2 offer on their makeup which is actually quite a rare occasion. I needed to stock up on my One Heck of a Blot which is what I use every day so I also bought the Solar Powder too because I'm really trying to get my bronzer skills on point for summer and this looked like a pretty one to try (because of the pink shimmer). And finally I saw Peach Party which reminds me of a pie chart of different peachy colours. You can use them swirled together or individually. 

As I'm on a bronzing quest these days I picked up the very much loved Sleek Contour kit in Light. I'm afraid that in the pan it looks very orangey/warm toned but I'm hoping that with a light hand it'll look okay.....

Next I picked up one of the new Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes. I still can't actually believe I impulsively bought such an expensive brush but I'm determined to get as much use out of it as possible. I picked the Tapered brush because it seemed quite versatile, for example it can be used as a blush, highlight, contour or an all over face brush. Aside from it's various uses, it's exceptionally pretty and the bristles are really soft. 

Lastly, I picked up this Colour Club nail polish in Harp On It. I always see pictures on Instagram of these and I decided it was time I bought one for myself. Although this is a really nice nail polish to work with and look at, don't be fooled by the pictures because it natural day light it just looks like a silver nail polish. It's only holographic under lights. I'll write a full review soon though!

And that brings this makeup haul to an end. The next haul you'll see from me will probe;y be a KIKO cosmetics haul as I placed an order about a week ago and I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully if I'm well behaved you'll be seeing many more reviews and less hauls because I really need to save some money! 

Hope you're all well!

See you next time, 
Leanne x

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  1. Such an amazing haul - so many lovely goodies! The MAC paint pot looks so pretty! x

    The Belle Narrative

    1. Thank you! The paint pot is gorgeous and so easy to use :) x


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