Summer Beauty Haul

For this weeks beauty post I chose to do a little collective beauty haul.  I have gathered a good mix of lip,eyes and face products, mostly drugstore. I will do a short review or first impressions depending on how much I have used that particular product so if you are interested in purchasing it you have at least an idea of my opinion on it.

My first purchase is the Two Faced Chocolate Bar. I am not that much into eyeshadow but I felt that a neutral eyeshadow palette was a must for my collection. I must admit,  first on my list was the Lorac Pro Palette but that is so hard to get a hold of in Romania that I had to bite the bullet and just get this one in the mean time. The color selection is ok ( I still prefer the lorac) I need to play with them a bit more but the quality of the shadows is great as always . More on this one in the future after I experiment a bit more.

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I am fortunately blessed with great lashes that almost look fake with a great mascara, so I don`t really need fake lashes. Still I had a wedding a few weeks back and I wanted to kick it up a notch and try some out. The pair I chose is the Ardell 120 Demi with the Ardell Lash Grip Eyelash Adhesive. I heard a loot of great things about the brand and as far as the style goes they were the most natural ones I saw. Now for my confession, I have yet to try them out , what can I say before the wedding I didn`t have the time to experiment with them and for the wedding I chickened out. Still I promise I will try them out and report later.

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Recently I had the weirdest reaction to a mascara so I basically threw out all my mascaras and started new. The first one I chose is this Max Factor 24H False Lash Effect. This is my first time trying a Max Factor mascara but I had heard great things about them (Max Factor is the same as Cover Girl in the US) . The truth is I was a bit disappointed, it`s quite a natural looking mascara , great for lengthening and separating but as for the volume it was basically nonexistent.

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My next mascara choice is a classic that has gotten even better. I have always been a fan of the Maybelline Falsies mascara (and Maybelline mascaras in general) so when I saw this version that is supposed to be even more volumizing I was ecstatic.  It has probably become my new favorite mascara, it really gives me the false lash effect I want by lengthening as well as amazing volume. I completely recommend it.

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The first face product I picked up is a new primer,  the Max Factor Facefinity All Day primer. This is the first drugstore primer I have tried , I don`t want to do a full review yet since I have only used it once. As a first impression it is a loot more liquid than I am used to but that works great for my dry skin and I also like that it has an SPF .

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My next face product is the Sleek Contour Kit in Light . I will have a full review for this product on Tuesday so if you want to know more about it check back then .

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I am a huge fan of a matte lip and I have been lusting over the Revlon Colorbust Matte Balms but as always they took a while to reach Romania. They finally got here and the color I chose to start with is 205 Elusive. Texture is great, not at all drying, which is common in matte products, my only problem is the color selection I wish they had a better selection of nudes or more muted colors.

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Like I mentioned above I am usually more attracted to matte lips but this product has been something I have been intrigued by for a while so I finally got it . The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector nr. 04  really did surprise me, it gives my lips a nice sheen and makes them look plump without looking gliterry. It has become my go to for a natural makeup day great on it`s own as well as over a lip liner . Another recommendation!

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The last product in this haul is the Revlon Lip Butter in 001 Pink Truffle , another product I have been wanting to try for a more natural look . The product itself I actually really like, it`s moisturizing and has a good color payoff . My only problem is the color I chose, it`s a very pretty color swatched but doesn`t really suit my complexion so I look forward to trying some more shades.

Hope you have enjoyed this post and who knows maybe even have gotten a few ideas to add to your own beauty wish list.

See you on Sunday,

LoveLaura

11 thoughts on “Summer Beauty Haul

  1. Amazing haul girly! I have been on the fence to purchase the Maybelline falsies mascara and after reading your review, I am totally sold! ALSO, I bought the Chocolate Bar palette few years ago and like yourself my feelings about it were just ‘meh’ I have always resorted to Urban Decay’s naked palettes for my neutral shadows and I think its best for me to just stick to those.

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  2. Clarins lip perfector is very nice product and quantity of it in a tube is very good, will last quite long. I have in shade 01, rose.
    I love Max Factor mascaras but I have a bit different one. Did you try to layer it?
    Falsies from maybelline I tried also and liked a lot. But it can have fallout after few weeks and with max factor I don’t have at all.

  3. Very nice haul! I’ve been eyeing up that Too Faced palette, but I already have similar shadows. I love the Lorac Pro palette. You should definitely try to get your hands on one.

  4. I REALLY love my too faced chocolate palette! At first glance I’m sure it looks like a bunch of neutral shadows, but I’ve actually been able to create a TON of looks with it and I’m so happy I got it. Also who doesn’t love the smell of chocolate while they get ready in the morning! Also the sleek contour palette is a great one too! Thanks for sharing, great haul! Xx

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