Recently I’ve been spending my money on more skincare products than makeup, but during the May Day bank holiday there were too many deals to pass up. I treated myself to a few high end face makeup items and it would be rude not to share them with you!
Two of the three products I picked up were featured in my spring makeup wish list (which is a novelty because usually I never buy anything off my wish list – I get distracted by shiny new products). Yay for getting to try products that you’ve been after for a while!
When I first spotted the Benefit Galifornia blush I knew that I needed it. I love pink-coral blushes for summer and the slight sheen that this leaves on the skin is stunning. I don’t love the packaging of the Benefit blushes, but they’re so pretty and difficult to pass up. Although unlike a lot of people, I’m not convinced by the scent of this at the moment though. I just don’t understand why companies feel the need to add scents to makeup!
The second item off my wishlist that I picked up was the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Every YouTuber raves about this as an undereye setting powder, but I’ve not even taken the plastic off it yet! I’m really excited to fall into the hyped with this but for £29 I really hope it does the trick.
And the final item I had to pick up thanks to 10% off in John Lewis was the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure. This is a soft plum tone, but it buildable so can be worn lightly through the summer months and applied with a heavier hand during the winter when I go for a deeper blush tone. This might just be the softest blush I’ve ever swatched and I’m so excited to play with this!
I know I’ve been a bit vague with these products, but it’s only because I want to put together full reviews when I’ve had full chance to test them out. Give it a few weeks and they’ll all get their own post. I’ve not bought a lot of makeup, let alone face makeup, in a while so I’m excited to play! And let me know if you like swatches in posts because they take a lot of extra work to put in and make them look right, but they’re usually quite useful.