Boots Beauty Haul

It doesn’t take much to convince me to try out some new products and whilst I was on the Boots website looking for some La Roche Posay Effaclar A.I and my beloved E45 cream I saw that Revlon were having a 3 for 2 offer and L’Oreal were doing buy one get one half price. I think you can see where I’m going with this. My priority was to get my hands on some Revlon Matte Balms but the rest just kind of happened.

Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.12.50L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint Golden Sand £9.99
I really don’t buy much from L’Oreal as it is usually a brand that I end up ignoring. Apart from my the Telescopic Mascara and my recent love affair with the Glam Shine lip gloss it’s not a brand that really does much for me. When I saw that it was buy one get one half price I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out some products. I have to admit it take me a while to decide which 2 products i actually wanted. I had seen a lot of adverts for this foundation but really wasn’t sure but decided to give it a go anyway. Whilst writing this post I have actually only used it once but I do think it’s actually quite good. A very watery foundation that you really have to shake it honestly feels like water on your skin, but once you start blending it kind of melts into your skin and begins to dry – in a good way. I’ll be doing a full review on this soon but from first impressions I actually really like it.

Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.13.08 Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.13.23L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Powder Medium £6.99 (Offer price £3.50)
After much deliberation about which other L’Oreal product to buy I thought it would be worth sticking with the Nude Magique range so I picked up this BB Powder. Now I’m not really into the whole BB cream hype because a. I don’t see the point in them and b. they never have a decent shade selection anyway. So why did I get this? Because it’s the first BB Powder that I have seen (are there others? I honestly haven’t heard of any) Since my Benefit Hello Flawless powder has hit pan and I really needed to repurchase I thought it might be worth giving something else a go. Now I know this is meant to be used as a foundation and not a setting powder but who says you can’t try something new? I decided to go for the shade medium and the minute I swatched it I was amazed it has to be one of the softest powders I have ever tried it honestly feels so creamy which I really didn’t expect. The powder claims to do a whole load of good stuff for your skin but again I’ll be doing a full review on this too as I haven’t used it enough to give my honest opinion. From the initial try I actually think it works quite well as a setting powder over my base, the powder is so finely milled It really has taken me by surprise..

Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.14.05 Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.14.18 Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.14.34Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Black £8.99 (Sale price £6.99)
Since I think my L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic is coming to an end (It’s really starting to dry up now) I thought it was about time I gave another mascara a chance. This Big Eyes mascara from Maybelline is a little different to what I would normally go for as it has to brushes. A larger one for the top lashes and a smaller brush for the lower lashes. I usually don’t wear mascara on my lower lashes because it usually smudges but when I saw this came with a smaller brush just for lower lashes I knew I was going to love it. I was worried that it would smudge but after wearing it all day I was amazed at the fact that my mascara had remained on my lower lashes and not smudged at all. I don’t really have much to say about the formula at the moment but on the whole I really think it’s a innovative product and I’m actually really enjoying it. It might be the last of my Telescopic mascara..

Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.14.51 Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.15.11Screen shot 2014-01-31 at 22.26.32Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Striking + Unapologetic & Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Vivacious £7.99
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was about these. As a huge fan of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains I knew that I was going to fall in love with these Matte and Lacquer balms. I’m a sucker for a matte lip so I decided to pick up two matte balms and one lacquer balm and I was blown away by these from the moment I swatched them. The colour payoff is amazing and they feel so amazing on the lips. I think I prefer the matte balms but surprisingly the lacquer balm also has really good colour payoff despite me thinking it was going to be quite sheer. I just think Revlon get it so right when it comes to lip products. I know this is going to turn into a unhealthy obsession as I decide I want some more of the colours.. somebody stop me.

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