I have a few purchases that I'd like to share with you that came this week :)
I bought a couple of items from Love-makeup and I'm really pleased with them. First up I got BeneFit Coralista.
This is a beautiful coral pink with a golden sheen. I'd been ogling it for a while but never gotten round to picking up. When I saw it on the site, discounted, it leapt into my basket ;)
This is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Smooth Merge and contains stripes of gold, pinky cranberry and a light pink. I wanted this when it came out but it sold out in my store and then online, just my luck! I love that I can use the colours separately or swirl them together for a beautiful golden shimmery pink.
My orders from Cherry Culture also arrived this week. I decided to take advantage of their 20% off discount for Valentine's Day and ordered myself the following:
This is NYX Runway Collection Palette in Versus. I already have two of the 10-colour palettes and I saw this and thought it would be lovely for spring.
This is NYX Round Lipstick in Paris. It is a lovely muted berry pink. On my lips it looks like a neutral pink, it's noticeable but not over-the-top-in-your-face pink. I really like the quality of the lipstick too, it's very smooth, pigmented and leaves the lips with an almost glossy feel which doesn't feel drying at all.
This is NYX Black Label Lipstick in Acapulco. I've never tried the Black Label Lipstick line before and I have to say I like what I've tried so far!! I bought this because it's supposed to be a dupe of MAC Colour Crafted Lipstick and I'm really pleased with it. It's a lovely cool bubblegum pink, think it's going to be perfect for spring!
A highly entralling purchase of a NYX Sharpener! I have a sharpener already but in all honesty it's rubbish. For some reason it doesn't stop sharpening, like I could sharpen an eyeliner and it would be all pointy and stuff but you can't actually get it out of the sharpener without breaking the newly sharpened point off. I found I was wasting a lot of product and I definitely didn't want to try my Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils in it in case they got stuck, so I popped this in my basket :)
No NYX haul would be complete without Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils! I picked up another six to add to my collection. I got 607 Horse Raddish, 608 Cottage Cheese, 609 French Fries, 613 Lemon, 614 Lavendar and 617 Iced Mocha.
I also picked up a MAC Greasepaint Stick in B in a blog sale
Lastly, I've had a really bad week this week. I can't really explain why so you're just going to have to believe me! I decided as a way to clear my head and cheer myself I'd take a quick trip to my nearest CCO and just have a little browse and a play, bit of a walk around the outlets and get some fresh air.
I picked up a MAC Lipstick in Most Popular. It looks kind of dark in the tube but as it's a lustre it doesn't apply as dark as it looks.
This is MAC Blushcreme in Posey. It looks like a strange choice of colour for me as it's so dark and I'm so fair but it looks lovely sheered out on the skin and even better paired with my Illamasqua Hussy blush.
Here are some swatches for you, first up are the eyeshadow pencils :)
Swatched left to right we have:
608 Cottage Cheese - Pale cream with golden shimmers
609 French Fries - Warm bronzey brown
613 Lemon - Warm green with golden shimmers
614 Lavendar - Cool pinky lavendar with silver shimmers
617 Iced Mocha - Cool brown with silver shimmers
MAC Greasepaint Stick in B - Midnight blue
Swatched left to right we have:
NYX Round Lipstick in Paris
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Acapulco
Well that's it for my online hauls, let me know if you'd like any further information on any of the items shown.
Just as an aside, I'm currently in the process of setting up a sale blog. Once I've double checked all my terms and conditions and started to upload some items I'll be sure to do a new post dedicated to it. From what I've sorted out so far I have quite a lot of items that I want to sell so I'll probably upload a few items every couple of days or so. Like I said though, I'll dedicate a post to it with a link and what not once it's all set up.