Collective Haul: MAC, Illamasqua and Lashes

Hi loves, recently I have been itching to buy lots of beauty products – as like every makeup junkie, I always feel like I never have enough beauty bits. However hopefully this haul post will wake me up a little bit, especially considering I have been beauty shopping after buying these! I did have these products on my wishlist for quite a while and not all of them are for me..

collective beauty haul

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Let’s start with MAC. I do think MAC Lipsticks are my favourite, they are the most I have of any brand in my collection and I always have some shades written down on my wish list. I’ve been eyeing up the Retro Matte shades for a little while now and definitely had to pick up a couple. I decided to go for matte red with pink undertones, so I picked up Relentlessly Red. I have been wearing it already and love it, I love the matte texture and also how bright it is. I also picked up Flat Out Fabulous, a gorgeous hot pink with a tinge of purple to it. I love the formula, it’s creamy and glides on but has the perfect matte finish. I do hope MAC bring out more in the formula. Finally I picked up Heroine, which again is a matte but a much more creamier finish. It isn’t as matte as the Retro collection but it is still lovely nevertheless. It is not a shade I would wear as often as the other two I picked up however I want to be braver and rock less conventional colours and purple is a good place to start as any.

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I also picked up a Cream Colour Base from MAC in Pearl which has a frost finish. I’ve been meaning to pick this up for ages, to use as a cheek highlight. Highlighted dewy cheeks are so in recently, especially for Asian cultures who rock heavily highlighted cheeks at weddings and events. I’ve been really enjoying this, I dab it on with my fingers and blend it out with my fingers too because I find the consistency too ‘hard’ to use with a brush. But overall I would definitely recommend it.

ardell lashes

I also picked up a bunch of Ardell lashes, some for my kit but I’ll admit I was naughty and I bought them mostly for myself. I have too many lashes now! I already had loads in my personal makeup collection and now I am running out of storage space eek. I also picked up more lashes at IMATS, naughty Tanzina. The thing that makes it worse is that I hardly get time to wear false lashes so I don’t really know why I am stocking up! No more lashes for me.

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Now onto Illamasqua. I have heard so many good things about Illamasqua Skin Base foundations and I thought it is about time I pick some up for my collection. I picked up 4 shades, SB01, SB6.5, SB10 and SB18. I picked the lightest and darkest shades for two reasons a) to contour and b) to create custom mixed foundation shades for customers. Out of the four, SB10 is more my shade, it compliments the yellow in my skin tone. I picked up SB6.5 because the shade would be very popular in my makeup kit as most of my customers are Asian. I already have been using the foundations and I absolutely love them, the consistency is perfect and looks flawless in pictures.

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illamasqua forbidden

Finally, another lip product. This comes in the form of Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid in Forbidden. Illamasqua have recently released these matte liquid lipsticks and I knew I definitely had to pick one up. The shade I went for is a hot pink of a slight pastel nature, described by Illamasqua as a ‘sensual pink’. I apply it by dabbing it on to my lips with my fingers. It is a tad bit on the pricey side I think, at £18.50 however.

That is it for my collective haul, I will probably do one for IMATS as well but luckily I was quite restrained and didn’t go too crazy there. The good thing about this haul in particular is that I have been using everything I picked up, well everything but the lashes but I will try and fix that sometime this week. It’s just finding excuses to wear lashes, I might just stop looking for an excuses and just wear them to the cinema or something! Until next times loves, have a great day :)

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