Saturday, 29 December 2012

Mostly Maybelline | Mini Drugstore Haul

There has been a few products on the Blogosphere lately that have caught my eye, so while I was in my local Priceline store the other day I decided to have a closer gander. Of course this unleashed the dragon and I walked out with all of the products. Cannot be trusted to 'just look' anymore. This happened...

Left to right: Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation in 115, Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara in Blackest Black, L'Oreal Colour Infallible Eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige.
Front: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in 02.

As the title of this blog post would suggest, I left the store with mostly Maybelline products. It's only been a few days, so I can't really comment or give a proper review on any of these, but I can say that the foundation and the concelaer are making my makeup life so much more exciting! I'm sure they will feature in some of my upcoming videos *wink wink.

Here is a look I created with ALL of my new lovely things, plus a couple of others I've been playing with lately.

Made myself unintentionally look like someone from the cast of Grease with that headband!

Other products used:
Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder - True Translucent
MUA Professional Pro-Brow Ultimate Eyebrow Kit
M.A.C Brow Set - Clear
M.A.C Paint Pot - Bare Study
MUA Professional Eyeshadow Palette - Undressed
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer - Black
Inglot Liquid Eyeliner - 25
NARS Bronzer - Laguna
NARS Blusher - Deep Throat
M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish - Soft and Gentle
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil - Thriller

Let me know if any of you guys have tried these products. Comment below. I hope you like my makeup look! Thanks for reading x

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

The Terrible Time When You Buy Something Bad | M.A.C Glamour Daze Fuidline

Last week I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping and went to M.A.C to check out their new limited edition Extra Dimension Skinfinishes. Unfortunately, they were all sold out. So in a frenzy, I tried a couple of the limited edition Fluidline's on my wrist and decided I liked two of them. I hurriedly bought them and exited M.A.C before I could feel 'impulse shopper's guilt'.

From the Glamour Daze collection

Left: Little Black Bow | Right: Feminine Edge 

Little Black Bow is a light grey/brown colour with silver glitter running through it, while Feminine Edge is a pale pink with silver and pink glitter running through it. They are both the standard, smooth consistency of the normal Fluidline products, except for the glitter of course. Maybe just a fraction creamier.

Left: Little Black Bow | Right: Feminine Edge 

As you can see, the colours look beautiful and shimmery in the light. So when I tried them on quickly at the store, I was quite excited. Unfortunately when I got home I realised that the glitter particles in the Fluidlines is actually really chunky. I applied them like a gel liner to my upper lid and the dark colour came out beautifully, but the pink looked barely there. 

I've worn Little Black Bow twice now, just along my upper lash line and both times the glitter has ended up all over my face, on my lashes and sometimes if I'm really lucky, in my eye! I'm going to keep playing with these because I'm determined to find a way to wear them and I don't want to write them off as just being a plain bad product yet. I will update on these when I find answers!

Have you ever bought a product that was just plain bad? Comment below and we can share some tricks about how to make the most of our impulse buys :)