Wednesday, March 22, 2017

British beauty haul

Everytime I get the chance to visit England, I will never let go the chance to sweep beauty stuffs from major high street shops, department shops and Primark. England I could say is a makeup heaven for me (I have not been to America, I bet it would be paradise over there and I will go crazy) with a wide selection of beauty brands.
This time I burnt a hole in my wallet and made a huge purchase.

I mainly got items from brands that isn't available at where I am now such as Barry M, Soap and Glory, Real Techniques, just to name a few.

First, I am gonna start with the palettes.

I got 5 palettes from the high street. It is a record for me, getting 5 palettes in a go.
There's so many beautiful palettes from various brands in the high street, I wanted to get more but since I do not have as much cash with me, I restricted myself to these five palettes.

I heart Makeup Go! Palette . This palette is inspired by Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette.
I actually like the concept of the Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette where everything is compacted into a palette. It is convenient and travel friendly, but at the same time I do not to fork out money to get the Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette. When I knew Makeup Revolution sister company came up with a Go! Palette, I knew it was my mission to hunt it down when I visit the UK.

The palette came with the most gorgeous shades of roses for the eyeshadows. They are so up my alley.
As a lover of highlighters, I like that the highlighter came in the largest pan because you know, I am never stingy with the highlighter on my face.

Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette.
The packaging of this palette is a cardboard, it is not my favourite type of packaging because it seem flimsy. The packaging already looks battered up through the transiting.

The palette comes with 6 beautiful shades of neutrals. Great for daytime casual look and nighttime smoky look. It is a very versatile palette.

The Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette.
This palette is inspired by the infamous Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I love the Naked 3 Palette so, I wanted to get this palette to make it my travel palette to substitute my Naked 3 since Naked 3 is pretty pricey, I do not want to carry it everywhere and risking it shattering and breaking apart. Imagine the heartache.
This was the last palette available at the Superdrug I visited. I was considered to be pretty lucky.

The shades are gorgeous, they look somewhat identical to the Naked 3 Palette.

Sleek i-Divine Palette.
I finally got a Sleek palette for myself. I regretted not getting one the last time I visited the UK and I swore to myself the next time I visit UK, I had to get it and I finally got it.
I am so excited.

The packaging is a matte black. It is not the NARS type of matte black that will attract all sorts of dust. It is very sleek like its brand name. This is not a pun.

The palette comes with 12 shades. There's enough of variety of light, dark, matte and shimmery shades to do create a variety of looks for different occasions.

BarryM Natural Glow Palette 2.
I wanted the Natural Glow Palette which came with a blusher but unfortunately it was out of stock, so I had to settled with with the Natural Glow 2 Palette.

This palette is a primer and 6 neutral shades.

The next batch is powders, foundations, blushers, the other stuffs.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation.
This foundation is not available in Russia;s Rimmel counters. I have heard many good reviews about this foundation. Me myself, I have good experiences with Rimmel's foundation and I love my Rimmel True Match Foundation.
When I was in London, Boots was having a 2 for 10 pounds offer on Rimmel products. I picked up two of the Wake Me Up Foundations.

Boots was having a 3 for 2 for all Soap and Glory products.
I have heard many great reviews regarding Soap & Glory's One Heck of A Blot Powder from many beauty youtubers from the UK.
I picked up two of this powder incase I so happened so run out before I manage to set foot back to the UK.

The packaging is cute and retro.

The powder has a really cute engraving. This powder comes with a sponge.

The third item I got from Soap & Glory is the Glow All Out Luminizing Radiance Face Powder.

The packaging is a cardboard with a retro print on the front.

In the pan, the powder looks too pink for the face but when applied it appeared as a subtle champagne pink.

Sleek Blush by 3 in Pink Lemonade.

I have great experience with Sleek's blushes. I picked up 3 from my last UK trip and I love all of them. They are so great in texture, pigmentation and longevity and the great part, you don't need to burn your wallet to get hold of them.
It is just unfortunate that Sleek isn't available in my country. So, everytime I visit the UK, I need to pick up something from Sleek.

Instead of getting the single blushers, this time I got the palette because after doing the math, the blush palette is much more bang for the buck and I already had four of the single blushers from Sleek. I do think that is a fair amount of Sleek blushers.

Pink Lemonade has two powder blushers and a cream blush in the palette.
The shades are different tones of pink. You have a bright light pink, bubblegum pink and a surprise - a pinkish copper tone.

The other blush I got is I heart Makeup Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Blusher.

From the packaging, I guess you know where this blusher got its inspiration from.

You got it. The TooFaced Sweetheart Perfect Flush Blush.
The design is pretty much the same, equally girly and cute but less elaborate compared to the Too Faced.

Isn't the blush so cute. The shade is "Blushing Hearts"

It is a dupe for the TooFaced Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry.

Tanya Burr's lipgloss.

I saw a small display of these lipglosses at the corner of Superdrug and I purchased it solely because I do adore Tanya Burr.

This shade is 'Picnic in the Park'. It is a warm pink shade.

I got two items from Real Techniques. Have been wanting these brushes eversince watching many beauty youtubers raving about how great the brushes are.
Got the expert face brush and also the miracle complexion sponge.
I want to see how does the miracle complexion sponge compares to the beauty blender.

This is my most luxury beauty splurge of the trip.
The Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette.

The packaging is simple yet feels and look luxurious.

Look at the shades, aren't they so luxurious and gorgeous.
This is the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Golden Goddess.
At first, I wanted the Dolce Vita Palette because I see everyone and their mom raving about this palette but sadly it is out of stock. After swatching all the palettes out, I find that I like the Golden Goddess better because the tones are cooler compared to the Dolce Vita Palette which is pretty warm. I do not suit warm tones as well as cooler tones.
I do hope to get more Charlotte Tilbury items the next time I visit the UK.

EDIT : I realize it is the Dolce Vita Palette. Now I have no idea how I got it since it is out of stock and the sales assistant asked me to get another shade.

The last batch of items are items I got from Primark.

Primark Lip Crayon.
It does not have a shade name stated anywhere but it is a nice pinky nude shade.

Primark P.S. Love Lipstick
These lipsticks were on offer, so instead being their usual price at a pound, they were on sale for 80p each.

As usual, they do not seem to have a shade name.
I got a rosewood-brown shade and a bright warm pink shade.

Blush stick.
This is a baby pink shade.
The blush stick is shaped like a lipstick, really slim and dainty.
With the packaging, It can be easily confused with a lipstick. I thought it was a lipstick before I really took a look at the label.

The last item I got is a Cream Blush.
The cream blush does look really nice for such an affordable price, I just had to pick it up. Actually I picked it up at the last Primark that I visited in this trip, which is in Manchester.
Strangely I do not recall seeing it in the Primarks in Oxford Street and Edinburgh.

It is a medium pink shade.

This is the end of my huge UK haul.
Also, if you are interested, click over here to see my previous UK haul.

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