High Street Make-up Haul

Make up Haul

Make up palettes and blushers galore! I had a day off on Friday and had a desire to go crazy make-up shopping for the first time in a while.

I got new glasses last week and since I started to wear them I have been more aware then ever of my eyebrows and the need to do more with them. So the Sleek Brow kit was on my shopping list as it is a dupe for the Benefits one and I wanted to try something new but with a friendlier price tag.

I also picked up 3 eye shadow palettes. Lately I have felt like I don’t have any day time eye-shadows that I love, all my favs have been super pretty but shimmery night out colours. I am hoping that these 3 can become work day staples. I picked the MUA Elysium Palatte, which I think is a dupe for Naked 3. I have had a quick play with it and really like the pinky toned colours so far. Although some may be a bit to shimmery for work but I cant be all work now can I!

MUA Elysium Palette

Also got the Make up Revolution Redemption Palette Essential mattes palette. As it says on the the tin- no shimmer in sight! Third is the Sleek Au Natural 601 with 12 neutral shades, some with shimmer most with out, I think this is my least favourite of the three I picked up but I will report back.

Picked up two blushes, did an audit of my blusher stash recently and noticed that I mostly have pink shades and really wanted to try so more coral coloured one. The Revlon, Classy Coral got the honour of being my first coral shade. Also grade a Makeup revolution blush in Treat as it was only £1!

Rimmel Coral Blush

Repurchased the Rimmel Stay Matter powder as it is brilliant and so affordable! Only thing I do wish is that it had a mirror so could be taken out and about more easily. Finally,  I really wanted a new concealer, with base type products I am pretty unadventurous but after quite a bit of research on the bloggersphere I chose the Maybelline, the Eraser Eye in light.

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Sleek Pink Lemonade Blush Trio Review

Sleek Blush

I have heard much chatter about Sleek and particularly their blushes recently.  Blush is an beauty product I have not explored or experimented with that much over the years especially compared to my bulging collection of lip/eye products. This is something I want to change and I thought a Sleek Blush by 3 would be a good starting point.

Sleek Blush- Pink Lemonade

Pink Mint, Macaroon, Icing Sugar

After much deliberation at the Sleek stand, I went for the Pink Lemonade trio, with two  powder blushes and a cream. Love the name of each shade, together they are a wonderful fairground of pink yum. First up there is Icing Sugar, my favourite of the three with a  frosted golden coral pink. Macaroon is the cream blush shade in a classic medium pink. It blends well but be careful in application as it is very easy to apply too much on first application. (although fixing it was pretty easy). Finally, Pink Mint is a beautiful shimmery pink which I really like, but you will see from the swatches it might not be the best of itself against my pale pale skin. It seems to get bit lost against by Scottish whiteness but for work I like a subtle colour. I have layered this colour over the others for a nice effect- adds shimmer and warmth.

Sleek Blush Pink Lemonade Swatches

Package wise it is a nice size for a trio, very portable with a good size mirror which is handy if you are doing your make-up on the move. Overall, this is a great wee trio especially for the price!

What Blush would you recommend for me to try next?

 

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