Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What I Got For Christmas - Beauty Edition

What I Got For Christmas - Beauty Edition

So lads & lasses, I haven't posted on this little blog for quite some time, I'm not going to make any promises that there's gonna be loads of fresh content coming anytime soon because youtube takes up most of my free time... HOWEVER, taking more pictures is one of my main New Years Resolutions (even though my actually real life job means I take hunderds of pictures a week) I want to experiment, try new things & really try to put myself in from of the camera sometimes too, and what better place to display these pictures then my old space in the blogosphere.   

So here we have a simple little 'What I Got For Christmas - Beauty Edition'. In the last few years I've gone from using nothing but the same 4 or 5 products on my face everyday to really understanding how to use make-up. I've learnt that my skill level was that of most 12 year olds these days and that I've been making every darn mistake in the book. So in traveling down a long belated road of beauty boot camp, I have learnt so much and as a result feel like I've had a lot of catching up to do when It comes to my make-up collection. This year I decided to whack a bunch of high-end beauty bits on the top of my Christmas lists because I finally feel worthy, even though it may of taken me 24 years to feel that way.

Starting bottom left I have the Make-Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation, being the worlds palest person (award pending) I struggle for foundation on the high street to bless me with a light enough shade, so I went to a brand I know go crazy light and brought the lightest shade... It's too light. Don't get my wrong I'm happy about it, I now use this to mix with my large array of too dark foundations I've collected so I can finally be my normal colour.

Next is the Illamasqua Eyeshadow Palette, this was day 25 of my Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, never have I ever tried anything from Illamasqua so I am super excited to try this, especally that red shade, ooo that in a crease, yessssss!!  

In the middle there we have the Becca Highligher in Moonstone, now this deep harboured desire to own this product was entirely influenced by bloggers, I never would of heard about this if it wasn't for them. So far, although I am loving it and using it everyday and it lasts 10 times longer then any of my high street highlighters, I am a little underwhelmed. I have a bunch of high street ones that are way more likely to stop traffic than this one (In reflective qualities not longevity)... layering them together though, that's a game changer.

Top left we have the Stila Eyeshadow Palette in Eyes Are The Window To The Soul. This. Is. Everything. It contains a combination of every shade I love from all my other palettes, I can go for a pinky toned glitter eye (My personal fave), through to my summer go to of an orange crease with super sparkly nude lid and about 10 other looks in-between. I did however drop it on the day I got this and smashed the game changer in the corner, tears were shed, but I will fix it somehow.

And last but a billion times over not least I have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette, now I may do a post on this by itself because it is the most expensive thing here so it takes a lot of thought and consideration to commit to buying it, but I'll let you know now that it is by far the best palette I have ever got and if nothing else the finishing powder in this, is face changing.   

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