Let’s be honest, we all love doing a little brag about what we picked up at the airport purely because we’ve got it at a (somewhat tiny) discount compared to buying it normally. I’m no different, so I thought I’d share the beauty products I picked up when at Heathrow recently, and what my first impressions are.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked £14: This is a beautiful gold shimmer colour that looks amazing swept over eyelids. I’ve only worn it to swatch it, but the colour payout is incredibly and I’m looking forward to creating a bronzed/ gold look with it.
MAC Powerpoint Brow Pencil in Bountiful Brown £14: What attracted me to this colour was the subtle gold flecks that run throughout the pencil; it gives it a bit of an edge. I did find this quite difficult to apply when put over eye shadow, as I had to be quite heavy handed to notice it, but we’ll see what it’s like on the naked eye before I pass judgement.
Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide On Double Ended Eye Pencil in Naked Basics £12.50: I’ve been after a ‘nude’ eye pencil for ages, and getting two for one in this pencil meant it was picked up immediately. The ‘nude’ colour is Venus, an off-white shimmer which widens the eye when applied on the lower waterline, and Crave is the dark brown-black matte colour which is great for tight-lining the upper waterline. These two colours complement each other perfectly.
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Rubenesque £16: I fell in love with this shade when I swatched it. It’s described as a peach, but I think it’s got more of a rose-gold sheen to it. It looks great applied directly the eyelid and, thanks to the cream formula, it locks in place and doesn’t move.
Benefit Hoola £23.50: I am fully, fully aware that I am almost the last to the party with this bronzer, but I finally picked it up. I don’t think it’s my favourite bronzer of all time, but I like the matte finish and it does add a nice amount of warmth to skin without it being orange. I LOVE the brush though, I think it’s going to be great for contour.
MAC Lustre Drops in Barbados Girl £18: These are genuinely the star of the show. I put the TINIEST amount on the back of my hand to swatch and it covered the entire thing, so a little definitely goes a very long way with this product but it is actually beautiful. I can’t wait to mix this in with foundation to create a ‘glow’, but on holiday it gave a beautiful highlighted look on the tops of my cheeks. Teamed with my trust MAC Soft & Gentle and my highlight was almost causing car crashes.
Do you own any of the above? What do you think?
Thanks for reading,