So here it is, finally, my ‘American beauty haul’. Its been over a month now since I’ve been home from Florida and all my outfit series have been posted and I thought I would leave my American Beauty Haul till last. After following a lot of Beauty Bloggers on Youtube there were many American beauty products that I wanted to try out. I could have easily spent thousands in Sephora and CVS but I managed to narrow it down to the following products:
So first up is the ‘Urban Decay Setting Spray’ I have heard so many good reviews on this through Youtube I just had to try it for myself. Currently I use the Mac setting spray but as I was running out I thought I would try something different. This setting spray is honestly amazing. The first time I used it my makeup did not budge, and my makeup is prone to going slightly patchy towards the end of the day and sliding off. I couldn’t believe the results with this. I purchased the mini version as I wanted to make sure I liked it, but I will defiantly be purchasing the bigger size as soon as this runs out.
Next is the ‘Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter’. I currently used the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer but I had just run out. Don’t you find that most of your beauty essentials run out at the same time? Even though I loved my Smashbox primer I fancied trying something different for a change. I had only previously tried the Becca Cosmetics highly raved about ‘Champagne Pop’ Highlighter which is truly amazing. When I came across this I decided to give it a go, its a very light weight light reflecting primer, this combined with the Urban Decay setting spray really helps to hold make up on all day. My only down side about this is the scent, its slightly ‘lemony’ which might not bother some people but I don’t like the smell of Lemons. I should have really tried it before buying it, honestly its very subtle though so once I have put my make up on I can’t smell it any longer.
I really wanted to try another liquid lipstick after not getting on with the Kylie Cosmetics ones. I decided to try the ‘Anastasia Beverly Hills’ liquid lipstick in Dusty Rose. I was really apprehensive about trying another liquid lipstick but decided to give this brand a try. I used it that night and it didn’t transfer on my teeth nor did it completely dry out my lips and crack though wear. I was thoroughly pleased with this product and a little devastated I didn’t invest in more while I was in Florida.
Next onto this ‘Tarte Tarte‘ palette. I fancied getting something by this brand as I hadn’t tried anything from them before. This purchase probably could of been avoided but I just really wanted to try something from them and wouldn’t leave until I purchased something. I decided to go with the eyeshadow palette in the nude colours as I find these more versatile as you can wear them throughout the day and the night as they are subtle enough to do so. I must admit I am very impressed with this palette and I am glad I went for the mini starter kit as its quite a handy travel size with a mirror inside too. I love the Whisper shade as a base followed by the metallic Crush shade. These eyeshadows are very pigmented and the colour really goes a long way.
Next I have the Nar’s Blusher in ‘Orgasm’ I talked about this in my previous post ‘November Favourites’ as I couldn’t wait to share it with you so here it is again, I just love the pink glow it gives the cheeks and even though the compact is quite small I think its going to last a very long time as its very pigmented, defiantly don’t over do this!
So all the above beauty products were from two trips to Sephora, one at The Mall at Millenia and the other at Disney Springs. Below are the three products I picked up from CVS at The Florida Mall. I didn’t go to mad in CVS as I had already spent quite a bit in Sephora and had to stop myself from going overboard.
First up I have this Rose Powder Blush from ‘Milani’ in Romantic Rose. I have already got the Baked Bronzer and a Baked Blush from this range but I decedid I wanted to purchase a daker blush to compliment my new liquid lipstick and to have a deeper shade for the winter months. I love the Milani make up brand as its affordable and very long lasting.
I decided to stock up on another Eos lip balm. I picked up this Coconut milk one purely in Florida as it was only $2.99 when I paid around £8.00 for mine in Selfridges, London. I am always using lip balms throughout all the seasons and I find it really good as a lipstick base to smooth the lips out. I grabbed another to add to my collection so I have one for my bag, another for my room and one for work too so I am never without one. I find these Eos lip balms one of the best for my lips.
Lastly from CVS I picked up with’ Milani Moisture Lock Raspberry Oil Infused Lip Treatment’. I saw this in a magazine out there and I deiced to try it as I had never seen it before. Its really moisturising on my lips so it does what it says it should do. I personally wouldn’t run out and buy another in a rush though. It has a very nice smell to it and it comes in a few different scented options so there is plenty of choice for everyone.
I hope you enjoyed my American Beauty Hall. What are you favourite American Beauty products? Let me know in the comments below!