Another Beauty Haul & Mini Review

I did a post called Beauty Haul & Mini Review a few months ago and it continues to be one of my most popular posts. It’s a fun way for me to share the range of beauty products I’ve bought recently and to share my thoughts on them. Empties posts are another fun way to do this, but some products won’t be finished for a pretty long time, so I thought it would be fun to do another haul and mini review post!

Maybelline Master Brow Pro Palette (Deep Brown)

This is now my go-to eyebrow product. I had just a pencil before, but I didn’t really like it. These have a sculpt, colour and highlight palette. I don’t really ‘sculpt’, cause my eyebrows are fairly tame. I colour them to my liking then add highlight underneath. This is definitely a great eyebrow palette for it’s price.

Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter (100 Light/Iridescent)

So I was a little disappointed in this. The colour and shine of this highlight is really nice when I tried it on my hand. But after my first try with it, I realized that it’s quite blotchy. Maybe it’s just me not knowing how to blend liquid highilight properly, but it keeps happening. It looks obvious, blotchy and now it just sits in my drawer.

Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Foundation (Medium Beige)

I’ve talked about this a lot recently and that’s cause it’s amazing! It offers so much coverage and never feels heavy. I don’t use that much on a daily basis, so this will last me forever! I’m so happy I got it.

NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer (Clear)

Compared to my previous Rimmel primer, I’m really impressed with this one! I’ve only used it a few times, but the second I put it on, my face feels nice. It’s a thick, clear liquid, but once I rub it in, my skin feels smooth. I’m keen to try the Lavender and Green Colour Correcter versions too.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I use this more than my knock off beauty blender. It does a good job of blending out my concealer. That’s my main use for it, and it does it better than my brush or fingers so I’m happy.

Too Faced Mini Concealer

I like this little concealer. I’m using it as my under eye concealer at the moment. It brightens the area and doesn’t crease, which is always a plus.

Wet’n’Wild Mega Glo Highlighter (Precious Petals)

I was searching for this for so long, and I’m so glad I finally got it! It’s so pretty!! It doesn’t show up too much on my skin tone, so I get more of a subtle glow rather than the ‘blinding’ one this highlighter is known for. That suits me perfect, and I love just playing with it.

Tarte Amazonian Finishing Powder

I’m going to be honest, I still have no idea what the different between a finishing powder and setting powder. But, I do use this more than my Rimmel setting powder, just cause it’s more fun to play with. I have been putting this on top of my base makeup, and it does a good job of keeping it smooth all day. I also use setting spray though, so I don’t know if it’s that to thank for keeping my makeup in place all day (or both?)

Real Techniques Brushes

more brushes

I bought a few more brushes, and since I still really like Real Techniques I decided to play it safe and stick with them. I got their expert face brush, and then a few eyeshadow brushes. These are the base shadow, deluxe crease and fine liner brush. I wanted to play with some eyeshadow brushes, as I want to work on my eye makeup skills.

That’s all of my recent beauty buys! Have you guys tried any of these products? What have you bought lately?

Angela

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23 comments
  1. I also need to invest in more Real Techniques brushes, that set that I got is really amazing, so I definitely want to try more. xx

    1. I’ve been really impressed with the eyebrushes at the moment! They work a lot better than the one that came with my little palette 😀

  2. ooo what a great haul! I really want to try out more bare minerals, I’ve heard great things about that foundation and their mineral veil. I also would love to try out some real techniques sponges and brushes! To be honest I’m not sure what the difference between a finishing or setting powder is xD I thought they were the same thing!

    1. Bare Minerals is amazing! I’ve been using their concealer for a while now, and I’ve really loved that too. They’re such good quality and definitely worth a try!
      I still kind of think they’re the same thing, but tarte was having a sale, so I figured I’ll just give it a shot anyway 😀

      1. I’ll need to try it out soon!
        Haha, well hopefully it works for you even if they are the same! 😄

  3. You bought some amazing things!!

    1. Thanks Anni! I’m really happy with all the new makeup things I get to play with 😀

  4. Great haul 🙂 Have you ever tried the Tarte Amazonian clay airbrush foundation? It’s my favourite powder, and most expensive beauty product I’ve ever bought 🙂

    1. I haven’t tried it but I have heard of it! I’d love to try it one day 😄

  5. With that many hauls recently, Angela, you are becoming a real beauty blogger! So proud of you haha! xx

    1. 😂 I swear its unintentional. I start spending more this time of year and makeup has been on my mind more and more 😄 Thanks Siyana! 😆

  6. Such great products! Brow powder is my life saver! I can not believe I went so long without using that stuff! <3

    1. Thanks Kate! I’m the same, I used to just have a pencil but I didn’t really like it. But when I got the palette, I was so impressed! 😄

      1. I hated the pencils! And it took such a long time too! lol. <3

  7. I really need to take a look at that foundation… I’ve been wanting a good powder foundation for awhile now! 😘

    1. You definitely should check out Bare Minerals foundation! Its the best powder foundation I’ve come across 😀

  8. I tried the real techniques sponge and I liked it a lot :). I agree it does a great job at blending.

    1. It really does doesn’t it! Thanks for stopping by Bee 😀

      1. anytime angela 🙂

  9. I only have one Real Techniques brush but need more! The one I have is so good and everyone seems to love them!

    1. They’re such good brushes, and for good prices! I’m definitely a fan of them 😀

  10. Interesting. I hate powders for brows, they don’t work well for me, pencils are my go-to. I left the pomades alone for a few months, I may revisit them to see if they’re still easy for me to use.
    As for the bareminerals foundation, my favorite! I’m looking for another one that’s just as good lol.
    I kept hearing lots of good things about the Maybelline strobing liquid. It almost looked identical to the Born to Glow liquid illuminator from NYX. If it’s patchy, maybe it’s drying too quickly? So try working on one cheek first rather than applying it all over and then blending it. Also using a wet sponge might help. Use the smaller end/tip of the RT sponge and lightly dab it across the highest point of your cheek. Brushes don’t seem to work well with liquid illuminators in my opinion. Hope that helps!

    1. I think it’s definitely a case of finding what works best for you with products! Pencils just didn’t work well for me.
      The bare minerals foundation is incredible! I never use anything else now Haha!
      I heard lots of good things with the Maybelline strobing liquid but i just couldn’t figure it out. I was using a brush, maybe I’ll try with a wet sponge. Thanks for the tips Rossy! 🙂

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