Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Haul/Reviews: Mac, Illamasqua, Maybelline & More...

Lately, I've done a little bit of make up shopping (not even sorry) so I thought why not share what I've bought and what I think of the them! Brace yourselves, this could be a tad long!

First of all, MAC...
MAC Pro Colour x4 Compact £6.50 and MAC Eye Shadow Infill in 'Grain' £10

I actually picked up the palette just after Christmas when I actually had money to spend on beauty bits, and I intended on filling it up straight away, but that never happened, but a few weeks ago I eventually picked up 'Grain' I picked this as I just want a nice neutral colour that I could just slap on for daily wear, when I swatched this in the shop it actually seemed a lot more pigmented compare to when I used it with a brush when I got home, I was quite disappointed, it's not exactly what I was looking for, I'm not using this as a highlight as I find it looks a little pathetic as just an eye shadow, so at least I'm still getting a use out of it! 

MAC Frost Lipstick in 'Plastique' £15
I also picked up this stunning lipstick in 'Plastique' it has a frost finish which is just lovely! It is such a metallic bronze colour which really suits my skin tone, I've been wearing it quite a lot since I bought it, I really love it! It will look even more perfect if I ever get my tan back! ☺

MAC Tinted Lipglass in 'Orange Descence' Retail Price £12, Bought for £6.40 
Now this beauty I actually bought off a seller on the Depop App! I believe this colour is now discontinued and is only sold at places which sell any discontinued MAC products, which is such a shame because this is such a beautiful colour, it's like a frosty light orange and is so perfect for everyday use! However if you don't like the colour or you can't get your hands on this, MAC have many other lipglasses and I really recommend them if you are looking for a high-shine lip gloss!

Illamasqua Lipstick in 'Pristine' £16.50
I literally bought this on the very last day of the Illamasqua sale! So I actually got this for about £6! If you're looking for a black lipstick, this is definitely the one, it has a matte finish but I find it's still a tad glossy (which I like!) the formula is beautiful and it is so pigmented so it would probably stay on your lips for a long time! I'm so happy with this lipstick, I will definitely be purchasing more from Illamasqua! 

Sleek Pout Paint in Peek-A-Bloo £4.99, Bought for £2
This is another product I picked up from a seller on the Depop App (I went a little Depop crazy) as I am quite daring when it comes to lipstick, but also I figured this could come in handy for fancy dress & things also, couldn't go wrong for £2 really! Anyway... I LOVE this, it is so bright and so beautiful, I put this over the top of my Illamasqua Pristine Lipstick to create a gorgeous navy, I've fell in love, I really want to try more Sleek Pout Paint's so keep an eye out for future posts!

Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick in 'Beehive' £4.79
I picked this up when I was browsing Boots, as when I spotted it I remembered the lovely velvetgh0st mentioned it in one of her YouTube videos (Drugstore Beauty Haul 2014 | velvetgh0st ♡) so obviously, I just had to get it & I'm so glad I did! This is such a lovely natural lipstick, it's really close to the colour of my natural lips so it just makes my lips look naturally perfect. What I love most about this though, is the packaging, I think it makes it look more expensive than what it is and the mirror is SO handy! I will definitely be trying more shades from this range!☺

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in 'Apocaliptic' £6.49
I'm such a big fan of the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers! The formula is just so amazing & come in a range of gorgeous colours! I don't have much to say about these, just buy them, you wont regret it!

OK, that is the last lip product I bought, but I'm still not done, sorry!

No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes £7
I got these when Boots were giving out the £5 off vouchers so I actually only got these for 42p (with staff discount at the time!) which is incredible, however, I wouldn't actually pay full price for these! £7 is too much for a pack of 30 wipes in my opinion, even with a £5 off voucher, I'm not sure I'd even pay £2 for them! In my opinion they're just like any other wipes I've tried! Very dissapointing (sorry No7!)

Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown £4.99
This is the first brow set/brow mascara that I've tried & this nifty little brow mascara has became one of my favourite products! It just add that little extra something to your make up look in my opinion and it just keeps your brow powder in place all day! I love this perfect little product ☺

Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer £8.99
OK, I saved the best until last! This is UH-MAZING, it is such a good dupe for the well known Smashbox Primer, it looks like it'll be really oily on your skin because of the texture & appearance, but it's surprisingly rather matte, it makes my make up go on 10x better & makes it last 10x longer. It's quite small in size which made me think that it perhaps wouldn't last too long but I've use this so much since I got it and it hasn't gone down a lot at all, you don't need to apply lots as a small amount will go a long long way. I'm so happy with this product I really recommend everyone gives it a try! ☺

Please let me know in the comments if you've tried any of these product and what you think of them, or if you have any recommendations of product for me to try, I'd love to know! 


  1. I really want to try the brow drama! Heard really good things about it.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  2. you should go buy it soon whilst Boots have their 3 for 2 offer on!


  3. I would love to see swatches, especially for that frost lipstick, very interesting!
    PS: I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, details at http://glitterandcookiesblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

  4. I'll upload some swatches tomorrow if you'd like? ☺
    thank you so much for nominating me!

  5. I love that mac lipglass!


    1. me too, it looks so good on! just a shame it's now discontinued!

  6. Such a good selection, I've wanted to try loads of these products. Need to take advantage of Boots 3 for 2!! X


  7. Hello! I really like your blog, so I nominated you for a Liebster award :)