I didn't really know how to call this post. Nothing especially related to winter, but it's still a winter haul technically isn't it? Anyways, I had a sort of makeup wishlist of items I wanted or needed to buy after Christmas, and I've finally gathered them all together. I'll go through each of them quickly, and I'm leaving the links if you want to have a closer look at the products. I got them all with discounts so I'm quite pleased with myself! Most of these are expensive and there is no way I'd buy them full price to be honest. This year I'll try to stick to the motto 'quality over quantity', but it doesn't mean that I'm ready to throw all the banknotes into Sephora cash registers!
~ Everlasting Foundation with SPF 15, Clarins: I'm running out of my much loved Max Factor FaceFinity foundation, so I was looking for a new one and I wanted to try out something a bit different. I did not plan to get this one, it was more of a purchase of the moment as I went in the shop. It was reduced from 44€90 to 26,94€ so I thought it was a good opportunity to try a more high-end foundation, and my mother kindly got it for me!
~ Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, Nuxe: I've already talked about this balm previously I think, this is the one product that I recommend to every person that's looking for a good, comforting lip balm during the winter. Because of its texture, this Nuxe balm repairs the lips and covers them in a protective layer. I've never read any bad review on this one, so that says it all!
~ Amplified Lipstick in 'Fast Play', MAC: A few months ago, I have decided to stop getting lots of random lipsticks all the time and focus on quality items instead. From now on, when I want to treat myself to a new lipstick, I'll go into MAC and actually take time to swatch all the colours, think it over, to find a shade that I actually want and love. I was looking for a pink nude lipstick after Christmas, and I took 'Fast Play' home. It is a gorgeous colour that works perfectly for natural looks.
~ Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow Stick in 'Misty Rock', By Terry: I had been craving the Ombre Blackstar sticks for months, and I finally got one! These are clearly an investment, and I actually got mine with 25% off thanks to a Sephora Black Card offer. These sticks are incredibly beautiful, they are so shimmery and the creamy texture makes it easy to apply and blend out. It was hard to choose just one shade, but Misty Rock stood out to me because it is a gorgeous, deep shade that I can wear both for everyday makeup looks and more sophisticated looks, as a base eyeshadow for example. Do go and swatch them, you'll fall in love I'm sure!
~ Gel Shine Nail Polish in 'Nuit 1947', Dior: Originally, I wanted to get the Chanel 'Rouge Noir' nail polish, but it seemed to be sold out everywhere. It is a really popular shade, but I thought I could still get it... Nope, apparently everybody wanted to get it at the same time as me haha. As I was feeling a bit desperate when the last shop I visited had sold out, the sales assistant told me that this shade from Dior was an exact dupe for the Chanel polish, so I decided to get it instead. I'd never tried Dior nail polishes before so that's a good way to discover something new as well. Again I might review it; let me tell you that the colour is ah-mazing!
Have you bought any beauty or makeup items recently? Or do you plan on getting something new soon?