If you acquainted yourself with yesterday's post, you will have A. read all about my shenanigans back in the UK, B. possibly been persuaded to buy a selfie stick and C. learnt that I participated in a bit of beauty shop haulin' yet again. I can tell what you're thinking - yesterday's post seems to have it all! If you missed it, pop back to Selfie Stick W***** when you're done here. You know you want to.
Now that the formalities are out of the way, let's crack on with the topic at hand. Ahh yes, I've been buying much needed beauty products again. Scott, if you're reading this, they were all essential purchases. Yes, really. Now I do have a bit of a confession to make. I flaked in Boots. In fact, I flaked everywhere. I don't know whether I was overwhelmed by the amount of choice or was suffering a bit of early jet lag but I literally froze and only managed to walk away with this lot. See folks, this is why we wishlist. I should have been better prepared.
First up, there was a 3 for 2 offer on all Rimmel products at Boots so I walked away with two Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definers - 261 Noir and 240 Aqua Sparkle. I toyed with the idea of repurchasing the Scandaleyes liner in Black as the base of mine snapped off in its lid, rendering it unusable, but I wasn't ready to forgive and forget so opted for these retractable pencils instead. I'll let you know how I get on with them. I'm particularly intrigued by the turquoisey-blue shade and I'm hoping it'll make a great lower lash liner.
The freebie Rimmel product that I picked up is the Brow This Way Brow Sculpting Kit in Dark Brown. It's a wax and powder set to shape and fix them brows. Initial thoughts are that it may be slightly too reddish in tone. I'm guessing that the wax may be more usable than the powder based on looks alone but I shall give it proper and thorough testing before reporting back.
I also repurchased the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, even though I don't love it. I didn't even buy the right shade either. The thing with this concealer is that it'll do until I can kick my arse into gear and find a decent alternative. In my heart, I knew I should have picked up the new Urban Decay concealer, but we live and learn.
From L'Oreal, I went for a Color Riche Matte Finish Lipstick in shade 228 VIP. I haven't gone further than swatching this yet but I'm excited by this one. I'm newly converted to the matte lipstick party and this pinky coral screams Summer to me. I haven't tried the matte formula in the Color Riche lipsticks, so I'm interested to see how it wears in comparison to the creamier formulas.
In other lipstick news, I picked up one of the new Huggable Lipcolour Lipsticks from MAC in 'I'm In.' Love, love, love this already and I'll be popping a review up shortly. I need Play it Soft as a matter of urgency. I also picked up a Pro Longwear Blush in Blush All Day which is a pretty, everyday blush I plan on using for more low key make up looks.
So come on, spill your thoughts guys. Have you tried any of these products at all and what should I be slapping myself on the wrists for not picking up whilst I was in the UK? Hit me with your suggestions so I can weep into my cup of tea... (who am I kidding, my extra large bag of Milky Way Magic Stars!)