Sunday, 21 September 2014

Collective Haul September 2014- MAC, Estee Lauder, Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior

I've been accumulating a bit of makeup over the last two weeks and I said I would do a little show and tell before unpacking everything away into my collection. I picked up some new bits and pieces and some repurchases of items that I have tried and loved already. I was lucky enough to win a €50 Debenhams voucher at Anita's meetup 2 weeks ago and as you may know already from my Twitter feed, I was in Poland during the week for a wedding and I picked up a few pieces at the airport. 

The first two items are foundation repurchases for me- I've tried and loved both of these and my stocks were running low. I got the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation in my shade Cool Bone in Debenhams and I believe this is €37. There is just no other foundation that provides the level of coverage that this foundation does in my eyes, and my skin has been having a hissy fit for the last few weeks so I've needed to cover up more redness than usual. I also picked up a back up of my Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation in the shade 4 because I absolutely love it and it's €10 cheaper in Dublin Airport than it is in Brown Thomas. 

I've been dying to try the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipsticks for ages but at €29 a piece, I wanted to get great colours, and I found it quite difficult to track down the two colours I'd been searching for. The first on the left is the shade Dynamic and I picked this up in Debenhams Cork with my voucher. I was so so impressed with this that I picked up another at the airport on Wednesday- this time the shade Insolent Plum- and I think the airport price was €24.65 so it's over €4 cheaper than the high street. Everything about these- the formula, the colour, the longevity, comfort on the lips and the packaging- just divine. I will most definitely be adding more to my collection.

What would a trip through Dublin Airport be without picking up a few MAC lipsticks eh? I got the shade Captive which is a gorgeous dusty pink, slightly mauvier than MAC Craving which is one of my fave MAC lipsticks and an Amplified Formula. Captive is a Satin formula and usually I am not the biggest fans of satins but because I think this colour is just darling for the office, I am hoping that the relative ease applying and maintaining a Satin finish lipstick will be a winner! I also repurchased one of my favourite reds- MAC Ruby Woo. I'm not sure what happened to my first Ruby Woo but I went out one night with it in my handbag and I never saw it again afterwards. I actually wore this on the day of the wedding in Poland over MAC Cherry lipliner and it lasted the entire night through the millions of courses and vodka shots of a Polish wedding. 

Whilst in Szczecin Airport, I decided to blow the rest of my Zloty on a repurchase of one of my favourite mascaras of all time- the Diorshow Iconic Mascara. No matter how many other mascaras I try, I think this will always have the number 1 place in my heart. I might even dedicate a whole blog post detailing why I love it so much in the not too distant future if that's something you would be interested in. 

Lastly, I picked up the new Urban Decay Perversion Mascara which came with a very generous free sample size of the Subversion Primer in Debenhams. I've used it a couple of times and I am still forming my thoughts so I won't tell you what I think of it just yet. If you've been considering buying both, I believe the set is €21 in Debenhams as an introductory offer so spring on that before they vanish! 

So that was my little haul- feels like it's been a while since I've done a random haul post on the blog. Is there anything that I've picked up that you've been dying to try or anything you're in a hurry to see a detailed review of? Let me know in the commentos! 

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