Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation in NudeI used to use this all the time then neglected it for dewier foundations, but lately I've gotten back into matte bases so this one is perfect. I got it 50% off at the Chemist Warehouse sale.
Revlon Colorstay foundation in NudeI bought this because I wanted a long lasting base and this one is renowned for that. I bought the normal/dry formula but I still find it quite drying on my skin, and very mask like. I also find the colour slightly too light for me, but I have been mixing it with my Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse (not the one I just bought) which is slightly too dark at the moment, and the new texture/colour seem to be perfect. Got it 50% off at the CW sale.
NARS highlighter in AlbatrossI had been after Albatross for quite a while, then when I saw it pop up on Jess's blog sale I snatched it up. I haven't used it yet, will do a proper review when I use it.
Maybelline Color Show nail polish in Wine & DinedI actually don't have many dark nail polishes and this one caught my eye. It was 50% at the CW sale.
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon BlackAs far as I know this mascara isn't sold at the usual L'Oreal stockists, but you can still pick them up at discount cosmetic stores. I got mine from Cosmo Cosmetics. It's seriously one of the best mascaras I've ever used, and I do wish it was more widely available. It gives great volume, separates, lifts and does not make lashes crunchy. It's pretty perfect really.
Almay eyeshadow Trio 2 for Brown Eyes
This was around $5.00 at Cosmo Cosmetics. I used to own this purple colour combination years and years ago and remember loving it. Now that I've been exposed to better quality eyeshadows this one is no longer impressing me as it's a bit powdery, but the colours look great together and it's very easy to create a purple smokey look with it.
Chi Chi Viva La Diva lipstick in Shake That Booty
I love love love Chi Chi lipsticks. I have quite a few of their shades, I find the formulas great and the colour choices are on trend. This swatches much lighter than it looks in the tube.
MAC lipstick in Pink Pearl Pop
No, I didn't need another pink lipstick. But I thought it was pretty, so I bought it. It's the sheerer version of Viva Glam Nicki, so if you like VG Nicki but are too scared of the brightness then give this one a go.
|L/R: Chi Chi Shake That Booty, MAC PInk Pearl Pop, Almay Trio 2 For Brown Eyes|
I also received a few things from my friend Ebony, who brought back these two gorgeous nail polishes and a lipstick from Thailand. I absolutely adore the nail polishes (I think the brand is Lappa but there are no shade names or numbers), they're so summery and cheerful. The lipstick is also something I'm looking forward to wearing, it's very bright but we all know I love my brights! The shade is called called Pink Alarm and the brand is IN2IT.
|Gifts from Thailand, thanks Ebony!|
Here are a few lipstick swatches before I leave you.
|L/R: Chi Chi Shake That Booty, MAC Pink Pearl Pop, IN2IT Pink Alarm|
What do you think of my haul? If there's anything here you'd like me to write about in more detail let me know!