Mega make-up haul!

Mega make-up haul!

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On Thursday after I was a proper big girl and went for a blood test without freaking out at all (no joke, I was so good about it and I’m still so proud of myself) I decided to treat myself to a load of new make-up bits from Superdrug.

highlight palette

I started off with the Make-up Revolution 3 strobe highlighting palette, after running out of my previous highlighter. I was really impressed with Revolution’s Colour Corrector palette (you can find my full review on the palette here) and I’ve seen some great reviews on this palette so I thought I’d give it a shot. I’ve literally only just tried it out, so can’t comment on the longevity or anything, but so far I love it! This has got to be the best highlighter I’ve tried yet. It comes in a rose-y pink colour, a gold shade and silver shade. I used a bit of the pink on the apples of my cheeks and then the silver on my cheekbones and oh my word I looked like a glitter ball. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so glowy and shiny and wow. As if that isn’t enough, it comes in this beautiful rose gold box and the lid is rose gold too. I’m a sucker for rose gold, let me tell you. I love everything about the product. Not to mention the fact that it was just £8!

eyeshadow palette

I also got the MUA burning embers eyeshadow palette. With Spring here, I fancied some brighter colours, and the pinks and golds in this palette are just perfect. I’ve got a few of the single MUA eyeshadows and I’ve always found them really long-lasting and really pigmented, so I thought I’d try one of their palettes too! I’m really looking forward to spending all day Saturday playing around with the colours and trying some new shades. Again, this palette was just £8 – a great price for so many shades!

After running out of the green shade in my Revolution colour correction palette I needed a substitute, and as I’m loving Freedom’s eyebrow pomade, I thought I’d try out their Pro HD longwear green colour corrector. The corrector worked a lot like a primer beneath my foundation and seemed to even out my skin whilst minimising the redness on my blotchy cheeks. At just £3 I’d say this is a pretty good buy. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that there is a brush attached to the end of the tube, so you can paint it straight onto your face – something I really liked. I’m forever scrubbing make-up swatches and marks off my hands, so it’s nice to be able to apply it straight to my skin.

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Of course, being the lipstick lover I am, I couldn’t order make-up and not buy and lip products. I was only planning to buy one, but accidentally ended up with three products, but I have no regrets. I’m sure most of you aren’t strangers to the Barry M Matte Me Up lip kits, as they seem to be everywhere right now. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers expressing their love for the kits and describing them as dupes for the Kylie lip kits. I have to be honest, I wasn’t disappointed at all. I’m a big fan of the NYX Lingerie line, but these lip kits even beat the Lingeries. Although it is matte, it somehow doesn’t feel dry at all. It feels nice on, it seems to be lasting me well as I’ve been wearing it for six hours now and it’s survived two bacon sandwiches so… I got shade ‘Go To’, which is a gorgeous colour. The kits are just £6.99 at Superdrug, which is a seriously decent price to say you’re getting a lip liner here too. So far, I can’t really fault the kit! I’m not going to lie, Barry M aren’t ever near the top of my list when I think of make-up products, it’s the kind of brand I used to use when I was twelve and knew nothing about make-up (not that I do now, really). However, after my experience with the lip kit, I think I’ll make an effort to explore more of Barry M’s products!

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I also decided to get myself a Tanya Burr lipstick. I’ve tried some of Tanya’s products before, but for some reason never any of her lipsticks. I was mainly drawn to the lipstick because of the packaging tbh. I just love the gold and the ‘Tanya Burr Cosmetics’ on the lid. But the lipstick itself was equally as gorgeous actually! I got the shade Pink Cocoa, with most of the others being very red or very pink – neither of which I’m a big fan of – this was probably the only shade I really liked. It definitely is a lovely shade though, it’s a nice nude-y pink, exactly the kind shade I already own ten of. It also felt really moisturising and creamy, something I love in a lipstick. The product was just £6.99, another really reasonable price. I’ll definitely buy more of these.

revolution lippie

Lastly, I got the Revolution Rose Gold lipstick in the shade Chauffeur, which is a darker pink than the Tanya Burr lipstick. I was really surprised that the lipstick smells quite strongly of vanilla, which is actually really really nice. Again, the packaging was really nice – as I said, a sucker for rose gold. Like Tanya’s lipstick, it was quite creamy, but I did find that it wasn’t that pigmented. I don’t know, maybe it’s just the shade I’ve got, and this is how it’s meant to look, but once on, it wasn’t very defined and looked quite like more of a shimmery pink. Don’t get me wrong, I do really like how it looks on, it’s really nice and subtle actually, but it how it looks on is definitely quite different to what it looks like. Still a really lovely product though, and looks great on!

So that’s all I bought! Look out for some make-up looks featuring these products – I’ll probably post some this weekend. I hope you enjoyed, you can find all of the products over on Superdrug. But for now, i’m off to watch Coronation Street, Broadchurch and then I’m going straight to sleep because this one hour difference has well and truly scrambled my brains. While I’m off catching up on my sleep, feel free to find me on my social media accounts, my links are all here.

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25 Comments

  1. March 27, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I was also pleasantly surprised by the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold lipstick in Chaffeur! The packaging got me too and after I wore it for the first time, I actually really liked it!

    • March 27, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Me too tbh! It’s such a nice subtle colour I think, so nice and creamy too – it almost feels like a lip balm?! I love it!x

    • March 27, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      They honestly are, wish I’d got myself one sooner now!x

  2. March 27, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Absolutely love the Barry M Matte Liquid Lipsticks!! They are so good for the price, don’t feel heavy or drying and last ages! Could not believe it! X love this post!!xx

    • March 27, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      I completely agree, they’re a bargain for how good they are! Thank you!x

  3. March 28, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I need to buy the Barry M Matte Liquid Lipsticks – like how do I not already have them?! And that is such a good idea buying new palettes for spring and summer hehe means I now have an excuse to shop!! ;);)

  4. March 28, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I love the look of all those lipsticks and I got that eyeshadow palette in a recent order too! It’s gorgeous isn’t it? X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

  5. March 29, 2017 / 9:07 am

    I love how affordable the Revolution and MUA palletes are, I’ve found my collection is rapidly growing. andI definitely want to try that Barry M liquid lip! x

  6. March 29, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I’ve got really dry lips and I can’t really find the right lipsticks that help them, would you have any suggestions?x

  7. March 29, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Wow that make-up revolution palette looks gorgeous! Also the Tanya Burr lipstick looks amazing, love that colour! xx

  8. March 29, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I’m just like you I literally cannot buy make up and not buy a lip product! I love those colors but yeah the Revolution one looks like its more on the sheer-ish side but still a beautiful color. Was the matte Barry M lasting?

    xo, JJ

  9. March 30, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    I have heard about Makeup Revolution but have never tried any of their products – but that highlighter palette looks amazing! I will have to check that out.

  10. March 30, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Sooooo pretty!!! I’m jealous!! That damn No Buy of mine… xoxo Sarah

  11. April 4, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    That eyeshadow palette is gorgeous! Love it!
    And by the way, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! 🙂

    • April 13, 2017 / 11:03 am

      Ah thank you so much girl! I’ll go over and check out your post now x

      • April 13, 2017 / 12:27 pm

        You’re very welcome 😊

  12. April 7, 2017 / 1:44 am

    Great finds! That MUA palette is gorgeous xx.

  13. April 12, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I bought the Flawless palette by makeup revolution and the colors are amazing. Did you try it?

    • April 13, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Omg no I don’t have it but I really want it! I’m going to get it on my next pay day, it looks so so gorgeous!x

      • April 13, 2017 / 4:02 pm

        omg yess you will like it! Do you want to check my blog?

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