Another US Beauty Haul, Review & Swatches (+ UK Shipping)

There's just something about not being able to just pop down to Superdrug to get your hands on product which makes it that much more appealing! You may be thinking 'isn't she going to New York in a couple of months - why is she doing this?' I would advise you, in response, not to try and apply logic to any situation involving me and makeup... This was going to be my last haul before the trip but there's actually a KIKO one coming up too as they had an offer that was too good to miss! As always I've linked or included all of the details on how I got my hands on the products below so please make sure you read all the information. Let's get on with it...


I've done a couple of these hauls now as I'm a huge fan of ColourPop - their products are so affordable and they have such a wide range of products. Their cheek and eye products are all cream-based, which is also pretty unique.

KaePop Eyeshadow Set | $20

I have to admit that I'm not really familiar with Karreuche Tran/her work (other than I think she used to go out Chris Brown?) but this collection appealed to me because I have a fairly similar skin tone to her and obviously she designed the shades around what would suit her. The eyeshadow set was an instant 'yes, gotta have that!' and I wasn't disappointed! You get a gorgeous beige shimmer - Sunset Blvd (Pearlised), Wilshire (Matte) - a mid-toned peachy-brown, Crenshaw (Matte) - a warm brown and Beverly (Matte) - a deep plum. I love the neutrals and that pop of matte colour in there. I like Sunset Blvd as a highlight (or all over the lid on a 'no makeup' makeup day), Wilshire as a lid shade, Crenshaw in the crease and Beverly just on the outer part of the crease. I love this look because at first glance it looks like your standard everyday nude eye but then you catch that little bit of colour which takes it to the next level.

I really love the spongy cream formula of ColourPop products as it's so unique. I rarely bother with an very matte-based matte look if I'm using powder products because all that blending puts me off. However I can apply these in a few seconds with my Zoeva Bamboo brushes (which are all synthetic). As I've mentioned previously; with both their Matte cheek and eye products, ColourPop's formula still contains a tiny bit of sheen. They're pigmented, bold and wear really well on me. It's just the perfect balance of colours too, so if you're new to the brand and a bit overwhelmed with the selection then I definitely recommend picking up a little set of four like this (Kathleen Lights also has a couple).

ColourPop Cheek Shock Blush in Flush'd | $8

When I find cream blusher products that work for me I tend to go a bit crazy. This is my third from ColourPop and I love the gorgeous matte, deep, vibrant peach shade. It has that spongy texture too so think halfway between a mousse and a cream. This is quite a bold colour but I love it and it'll be perfect for summer. I tap a small amount onto my cheeks with my fingers for a natural flush of colour that lasts me all day.

ColourPop Cheek Shock Bronzer in Bronze Me | $8

I didn't order the highlighter from the collection as I already have one from ColourPop and was conscious of not wanting my order to be so big that I'd get import charges. The cream bronzer really did intrigue me though so I snapped it up. It's a gorgeous warm brown matte bronzer with a slight gold sheen. You can apply this with your fingers or blend out with a synthetic brush. It's honestly so easy to use and it looks incredibly natural on the skin. I think this is one I'm going to really love! It also doesn't go patchy on me because, as I mentioned, ColourPop's cream cheek formula isn't greasy at all.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Frick N' Frack | $5

There were a few of these I had my eye on but, again aware of the price of my order racking up, I just went for the one: Frick N' Frack (Dopey and potentially Echo Park are on my wish list too). On first impressions I do much prefer the formula to the Ultra Matte as it's far less drying and more comfortable. I wouldn't say it's as long-lasting but that's the price you pay for a creamier liquid lipstick formula! It's slightly messy to apply perfectly and the creamier formula means it can transfer slightly but neither are a huge issue. It's a gorgeous deep rosy warm brown shade I'm loving. 

ColourPop Shipping: I use Shipito to order ColourPop. People always seem  to think it's more effort than it is, but it's really not a big deal - once you've done it once you can do it in a couple of minutes. You can find the details here. One thing that is different is that I was annoyingly hit with a £13 customs and processing fee this time. I think there's some sort of magic number I exceeded as in my previous orders I've spent $30-ish dollars and this time it was just over $40, so I won't be spending this much again! Or maybe HM Revenue & Customs/Royal Mail are just cracking down more on this sort of stuff. (Though I must admit: it was totally worth it...)

Makeup Geek

I won't bang on too much as I have an epic post on my Makeup Geek stash here but I think they're just some of the best eyeshadows out there and the shade range really has something for everyone at such affordable prices.

Makeup Geek Travel Vault | £11.50

I mention a lot that I travel for overnight stays or weekends quite a bit with work or seeing my boyfriend or mates (less so at the moment though because of exams!) This is the perfect more-attractive alternative to the Z Palette for travelling. It's £2.50 more but there's more space for products despite it being more compact. It's so much more sleek, compact and secure, along with being the perfect size. It's actually virtually identical in size and design as the Stila Eyes Are the Window palette. You can fit in two Makeup Geek cheek pans and two MUG/MAC eyeshadows (like this) or around 12 eyeshadows  (like this). Plus you get a nice big mirror! I've not photographed the exterior of it as it's super-reflective but it has the Makeup Geek logo on it and is a sort of steel shade. I also recently ordered a huge Makeup Forever magnetic palette too so if you fancy it I can do a comparison post of the three options (I wasn't sure if that would be a bit boring for a post? Let me know!) 

Makeup Geek Blush Pan in Spellbound | £7.95

After loving the contour powders I decided I needed to explore more of Makeup Geek's cheek products. I hadn't ordered one before as, in all honesty, I wasn't blown away by the shade selection. Spellbound is a nice matte pinky-mauve colour. I do really like the formula - it applies and wears evenly. The pigmentation is good but nothing too over the top. The texture is so nice and easy to work with. The shade is nothing that special to me but I am a fan of the formula so I will keep an eye out for new shades in this range. More than anything it's just nice to have a blusher shade I can pop into a magnetic palette that's going to go with just about any look.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pans in Creme Brûlée & Peach Smoothie | £4.95 each

These were definitely Jaclyn Hill-inspired purchases as they're two of her favourites. Makeup Geek has one of my most-loved matte formulas of any brand; the shadows are just so creamy, pigmented and long-lasting. These are no exception, though I feel the shades themselves don't show as nicely on me as they do on fairer skin as a crease colour. Creme Brûlée is a light-medium brown that's not too warm or too cool and Peach Smoothie is a pastel peach shade. I do like to blend them in as transition shades and sometimes I combine the two and it does give a really dimensional look to my eyeshadow.

Makeup Geek Shipping: Makeup Geek is stocked by UK site BeautyBay

Morphe Brushes

I've mentioned previously that I've had decidedly mixed experiences with Morphe Brushes but they really are onto a winner with their (sadly limited edition) Elite range. 

E28 Round Blender Brush | £5.50

This has become one of my favourite brushes to apply a crease shade with. It just blends everything out so nicely and softly! The bristles are synthetic and very soft and the tapered shape means this fits perfectly into the eye socket.

E3 Precision Pointed Powder Brush | £13.50

Another purchase Jaclyn Hill has induced! I'm not 100% sure what to do with this brush in all honesty; it's a great size, the bristles are soft and synthetic and I like that it's tapered. However it's almost as though it can be used for so many things that I'm not sure where it fits into my routine. I tried it for blusher and I liked it but I prefer my Real Techniques Blush Brush, it works nicely for bronzer and I'm currently using it for face powder and to set my under-eye concealer. I'm liking it well enough for face powder but I think I might give it a wash and see how it applies my foundation - I'll let you know when I find a proper use for it!

Morphe Brushes Shipping: Morphe Brushes is stocked by UK site BeautyBay

Vitamin Grocer

It's so frustrating that many brands we can get in the UK have very limited range on offer over here in comparison to the US. I decided to put my theory to the test and see if the US drugstore shade ranges would have something that catered to me.

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation | £14.32

I honestly disliked the Infallible Matte strongly when I picked it up on its UK release. The shade range was so pitiful I couldn't even pick up a few shades and play mixologist. The shade I did get (30 Honey) was awful; it was so pink-toned it just made me look dead! It sat so unnaturally on my skin and it makes me feel a bit sick just thinking about that foundation... However I'd heard such amazing things I was prepared to give it another chance. I picked up 104 Golden Beige after a bit of Googling. 

When I first squeezed some of it out I was pretty sure it was the wrong shade as it looked slightly too light - I was very confused as to why so many people recommended it for NC40 skin. However I wanted to be able to write up my experience with it anyway so begrudgingly applied it (I suffer for my blog!) It turns out this foundation dries down around a shade darker than it looks when it's 'wet' (so watch out for that, though I'm not sure if it's just my shade). This turned out to be pretty much spot on in terms of colour (which makes me even more frustrated at the UK drugstore - the shades are out there, they just don't give them to us) and I think the formula is a little different. It's hard to do a comparison as the awful shade match in the UK version throws things off a lot. However I can say this gives that gorgeous demi-matte, non-drying, shine-free finish. It's so long-lasting and gives a good medium-full coverage. I would say it's a pretty good dupe of Nars Sheer Glow and I will be stocking up on this in New York.

I'd heard such good things about this and like many Maybelline products this isn't available at all in the UK so I popped it in my basket. I chose the shade 310 Sun Beige which is a pretty good match but possibly more of a summer shade for me - if there was such a shade as NC41 then this would be it! 

I have to say I wasn't as impressed by the formula as a lot seem to have been - maybe it's just because I've moved away from 100% matte formulas these days, however I just found this a tad drying. It was nothing major but there were a few drier patches it didn't seem to sit quite right on and I did find it was a bit of an effort to apply this nicely. When it's on it looks very flawless and I do actually feel it doesn't settle into pores as badly as some other foundations do. It also lasts pretty well on my skin. It's not without it's downsides but it has potential so I'm going to keep trying with this one. It's quite possible I'll prefer it for those summer evenings, as I feel like I'm still in 'winter skin' mode right now and things are much drier than usual.

Maybelline Matte and Poreless Powder | £8.19

I picked this up to bring my order to the free shipping threshold as I'd seen a few US beauty gurus recommend it on YouTube. Again I opted for 310 Sun Beige. I've been using this on my t-zone pretty much every day and I really like it. It keeps my skin matte without being heavy, powdery or cakey. In fact it's pretty much traceless despite giving a bit of coverage too. All-in-all though I do think it's pretty similar in formula to the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder so whilst I will use this and enjoy it until it's done, I probably wouldn't specifically order this powder from the US again. So if you're in the States: go for it because it's a great powder. If you're in the UK it's probably not worth the effort as we have something very similar that's much more accessible.

Vitamin Grocer Shipping: I was a little confused that this site was called 'Vitamin Grocer UK' but when I went to the Shipping page it seems to be US-based. I had a 15% off my first order code (bringing the prices down to pretty much the same as I'd pay in Boots or Superdrug) and it was free shipping as I spent over $20. I didn't get any customs charges but it's a possibility if you're placing a large order. This took around a week to arrive, which isn't bad at all - I think I've found my new place to get US drugstore products!


I'm a big fan of NYX - their products are so affordable, high-quality and now much more accessible to those of us in the UK. Umm Baby's beauty informant network clocked a few new Soft Matte Lip Cream shades so I had to snap one up as a huge fan of the range. The Lip Lingerie line also landed in the UK so, as a liquid lip and nude lip lover, obviously I had to get a few!

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks in 04 Ruffle Trim, 06 Push Up, 08 Bedtime Flirt | £6.50 each

Although I loved the shades of these, I only ordered three to start with as I'd heard a few mixed things. Personally I don't find these any more drying than most liquid lipsticks but more so than the Soft Matte range NYX do, though the flip side is that they last longer. For me - the main negative is that so many of the shades are really similar and the Boots website swatches are always rubbish. If I'd seen these in store I wouldn't have picked up all three of these colours because they are just so similar (maybe I should've waited!) They're all essentially warm brown-toned nude shades. There's really not that much between them but my favourite is Ruffle Trim which is the deepest and warmest of the bunch. Push Up and Bedtime Flirt are both reminiscent of MAC's famous Velvet Teddy with Push Up being slightly more pink and Bedtime Flirt being a tad cooler. You really don't need both though!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Rome | £5.50

This is a gorgeous deep mauve with a hint of berry. I love the Soft Matte formula as it's so creamy and non-drying and this is no exception. I'd say I do have to reapply this after a few hours as I've noticed the deeper and bolder shades in this line don't wear as well as the nudes (or maybe it's just more obvious when they do start to fade). However I still really like this; it's a gorgeous evening shade for me.

NYX Cosmetics: NYX Cosmetics is stocked by ASOS, Feel Unique, Selfridges and Boots (the latter two both have it in some stores too, though these new releases aren't in my local Boots yet)

Anastasia Beverly Hills

I'm sure this brand needs no introduction! It tends to take a while for Anastasia's products to make their way over to the UK and there are still a few super-hyped products of her's (the single eyeshadows and liquid lipsticks spring to mind) still aren't available.

Glow Kit in That Glow | £39

I know I didn't need this but the minute I saw the swatches the rabid beauty addict in me was roused and I'd ordered it within 24 hours! That Glow was the natural choice for me out of the two Glow Kits with it's golden, bronze and champagne tones. I am a huge fan of the limited edition So Hollywood Illuminator so expectations were high for this. Another reason I was excited to pick this up is that the pans are removable so I can just pop this into my Travel Vault when I go away. The formula of these is definitely different to the illuminators; it's more shimmery and a little sheerer (neither of which are a negative). They look so pretty, natural and dewy on the skin. Plus they aren't all glitter. 

Sunburst is a vibrant (almost neon!) yellow gold and Golden Bronze is as the name might suggest. Bubbly and Dripping in Gold are pretty similar champagne shades, though (I'm not sure if the camera really picks it up) Bubby is slightly more pinky-peach in tone whereas Dripping in Gold is, of course, more gold-toned. Dripping in Gold is my absolute favourite of the bunch so far.  

Anastasia Beverly Hills Shipping: As I said, not all of her products are available in the UK but BeautyBay and Cult Beauty both have some of Anastasia's lines. I ordered this from BeautyBay, purely because shipping was free and I'd have had to spend more or pay for it through Cult Beauty.

Which US beauty products are on your wish list right now?


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  1. I have the Maybelline Matte Foundation and love it, I use a moisturiser, primer water and normal primer before it and find it works well. I also got the US Infallible one as I hated the UK one too and I much prefer the US version! I can't wait to go to NY in November!!

    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

    1. Glad it's not just me! Hope you enjoy New York too :) xx

  2. Such a lovely post. I definitely want to try out these brands I love how affordable they are, how could I not try them! Haha

  3. I completely understand you, just received my first ColourPop order a week ago and I already want to do another one! I also thought of trying their bronzers so this is very helpful to me. Frick N Frack looks gorgeous but, overall, I was quite disappointed by the shade selection of the Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks, so, luckily for my wallet, I don't think I will try those ones!


    1. I know what you mean - I wish you could just get the Ultra Matte shades in the Ultra Satin formula! xx

  4. I really need to make use of the fact that my grandparents go to the States a couple of times a year more than I do so that I can stock up on some of these gorgeous products, but I don't trust them not to get the wrong things. I should try to send thing to wherever they're staying, shouldn't I? I bought the L'Oreal foundation at the start of this week and I'm already loving it. But your eyeshadow collection in the dream - I need to invest in the Kaepop eyeshadows!

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty [Bloglovin]

  5. I really struggle with the formula of the LOreal Infallible foundation, I wonder if the US version would work any better for me? At least I've got a reasonable shade match, though! It must be so frustrating for you knowing the shades are available but someone has decided we don't need them over here...
    The ABH palette is just stunning and I really love the look of the Color Pop shadows, so pretty ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    1. I know right! Surely it's easier and more cost-effective to simply import the US line? xx

  6. Those colour pop eyeshadows look gorgeous!
    I can't understand why the UK doesn't have the same shade range...so frustrating!
    Tori x | www.30plusandbeautiful.com

  7. I love you big US beauty hauls but they always make me want to order so much by the time I've got to the bottom! I am with you on the colourpop Shipto is a really good service and the products are so cheap anyway I kind of don't mind but the £13 customs charge makes its really pricey altogether (I think we were both unlucky!). Great haul as always and I can't wait to see what you pick up in New York :)

    Lucy | lucyalana.blogspot.co.uk

  8. I really need to find out if I can buy colourpop in any US stores for when I am over in New York as I'd love to check out some of the products x

    1. I really want to know that too - I have a feeling they're online only though :( xx

  9. Amazing haul! I'm always cautious of customs charges but I think it's just random, I've heard people spending £££ and also people who spent about £10 and still getting charged xo

  10. I love how much effort you put into your posts, it's such a good read - hope you have a lovely time in New York x
    Sweet Dreams Blog

  11. You picked up some gorgeous items! I LOVE Colourpop, and I am so thankful for my US friend to get it with her help, although I wish I had every single Colourpop product there is! Makeupgeek is also a favorite, and finally available on beautybay which made me jump with excitement! And I'm dying to try that ABH glow kit, but I just can't bring myself to buy it as it's pretty pricey. xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

  12. Hehehe! You lucky girl!! I love everything you have got here! Colourpop is on my list and has been for some time! God I wish we had shops like this in the UK stocking everything, wouldn't that be great! Well dangerous as well!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  13. Dying to try the NYX liquid lipstick's and I'm waiting on either BeautyBay or Cult Beauty to start stocking the ABH liquid lipstick's! I still really want to try some goodies from ColourPop so I may use that 'shipito' site to get my hands on some! Great reviews :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

    1. I believe there's some reason they can't stock the liquid lipsticks and single eyeshadows :( I hope it changes soon though xx

  14. I desperately want everything you've got from this beauty haul! I've heard so many good things about the Colourpop products and I would love to try out the lipsticks from them! Brilliant post yet again Jasmine!


  15. Those eyeshadows are all such pretty and vibrant shades! Great picks :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

  16. I've said it before but I'll say it again - if I could raid your makeup stash, I'd be one happy (and flawless) woman! Glad you liked the NYX Lingerie lipsticks, though I fully agree the Boots swatches are rubbish.

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

  17. OMG, I loooove the NYX Liplingerie! I def need them now!!!

    xoxo, Colli

  18. I'm so jealous you have the glow kit! When it went on Cult Beauty I was so tempted but I had to resist because I needed to save :(

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  19. I love how so many brands are coming over now though, beauty bay right now is totally smashing it for me at the moment! I cannot go on that site without wanting to spend all my money lol I also managed to get a few of the Nyx Linqerie lipsticks, so glad I went for Ruffle Trim, it looks stunning (and you are so right, the boots swatch things such so bad, I had google swatches loaded while I was ordering!)

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    1. Yeah same - I just wish their service was better! Ruffle Trim was a good choice ;) xx

  20. I'm from the US and I've only tried Nyx out of all these different brands! The ABH glow kits are to die for, I love your swatches and all the other photos I've seen of them.


  21. Colourpop is one of the brands I want to try out, everyone is raving about it so it must be really good! Also loook how affordable they are, however paying £13 custom must have been frustrating :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

  22. I NEED to do a ColourPop order! My friend brought it back from America for me last time but there are so many things I wasn't now, I saw Dopey on their Instagram a few days ago and it is gorgeous! Yes to a post on the palette comparison, not boring at all, been meaning to to try the MUG offering and I'd like to hear about the MUFE one too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  23. Ruffle trim looks lovely! I was really impressed with the formula of NYX Lip Lingeries, i definitely want to get some more shades! Creme Brûlée is my perfect transition shade. I need to get Peach smoothie. I really don't like our infallible matte either, I'm intrigued to try the US one, it sounds way better! xx


  24. I still need to do a colour pop order argh! So strange hearing your thoughts about the L'Oreal matte foundation-I loved it!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

  25. Your hauls always make me so jealous, I can't wait to get a grad job and start shopping again! Colour Pop is a brand at the top of my list to try soon and I have just ordered some of NYX Lip Lingeries (hoping the colours aren't all too similar)! I also found with the L'Oreal foundation the shade selection was shocking, I have the second darkest and my skin is definitely not dark! xo


  26. Colourpop is becoming one of my favorite brands! I really want to get that ABH glow kit, it looks so pigmented too.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  27. I love the ABH Glow Kits they're so incredible and really pigmented! You'll have to let me know if you want anything bringing back from L.A before I leave in June!

    Abigail Alice x | Free California Bucket List Download on my Blog!

    1. Aw thank you - that's too kind! I was just thinking if you're still up for doing an event it'd be fab to do some sort of giveaway with US beauty bits ;) xx

  28. I just bought my first Makeup Geek Eyeshadow and I'm in love! Creme Brûlée is definitely next on my list. I would love to try the ABH eyeshadows & Kat Von D liner.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

  29. This is one of the best haul posts ever! And I will definitely not be applying any logic to this here hahaha! But seriously if I write an entire thesis here please don't hate me! ;)
    I have no idea about who the people are in half of the beauty collabs I see, I just look at the shades and go from there haha! I love the look of Crenshaw so will be getting that soon. I have too many ColourPop Blushers on my wish list. And well damn you HMRC! They're definitely a lot more active recently so damn them!
    I've never even heard of this Vitamin site but I will be checking it out soon. And I have a couple of those kind of does-it-all brushes that I am struggling to fit in too! Haha!
    OOOOH! Your swatches of the NYX lippies are great and show the slight differences better than mine did. Lol! Rome is so perfect right! I am obsessed!
    Seriously fab haul hun...looking forward to the KIKO ;)

    Sal UmmBaby Beauty

  30. I think I stumbled before on that Vitamin Grocer website but didn't pay attention to it, now it's saved in my favourites and will definitely go back to it as I've already seen a few things that I wanted to try before but they're not available in UK. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. I was exactly the same - it always came up when I googled US products but I never paid it any attention! xx

  31. I desperately want to try the NYX Lingerie Lippies! They look right up my street! xxx
    Life of Ellie Grace

  32. I have been wanting to try some ColourPop items for ages, but I couldn't find a way to get them to the UK! Definitely going to use your method to get some products to the UK:)

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk i

  33. The ABH highlights are just gorgeous and its definitely on my wish list right now. I'm also planning on picking up some of the NYX Lingerie range as I do love the colour range they have x

    Darling Jordan

    1. Yeah I reckon there's a perfect nude in there for everyone! xx

  34. I actually have bed time flirt and push up in my wishlist, definitely getting those nyx liquid lipsticks this weekend. And your swatches assured me I'm going for the right shade. Lovely picks :)

    Sam || Beautydetour

  35. This is such a great haul post, you picked up some amazing bits and pieces! I'm so lazy when it comes to ordering makeup, I nearly always buy in store so I'm always slow to picking up US cosmetics. My sister is going to New York soon though so definitely going to give her a shopping list, I think Colorpop will be on it!

    The Makeup Directory

  36. I think I have tried every brand here. Love Colourpop, love Morphe brushes, love Makeup Geek shadows (I just got Peach Smoothie yesterday) and of course Nyx and Maybelline are favorites of mine too. It sucks that it's hard for you guys to get some makeup over there.

    And yes, I only know she used to date Christ Brown too :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

    1. Yeah it's so annoying but then so many US people say the same about us so I guess the grass is always greener haha xx

  37. I really need to get my hands on the NYX lip creams, I have been putting it of for the longest time now. Now it is available in Boots, I definitely need to take a trip down there very soon x
    thanks for sharing hun


  38. I just picked up the Anastasia Glow palette (the silver one) and I'm in love! Also your colour pop order is making me kick myself over not picking it up. Have fun with all the new goodies!

  39. Great blog and great post!! Have a nice day!! :)

  40. I want Colourpop products here in Italy :(( !!!!


  41. You always orders lots of nice goodies from the US! I picked up Wilshire and Bronze Me from the ColourPop Karreuche collab, but still haven't used Bronze Me lol! I'm glad you like it :). I also want Dopey. I haven't tried any lippies from their Ultra Satin collection yet, but I need to ASAP. That sucks that the UK drugstore foundation shade range is limited compared to the US. I don't understand why they would do that!
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  42. I love everything you picked up. I am already thinking about my next Colourpop order. I really want to try out their Ultra Satin Lips and the gel liners and gel pencils. I'd love to get my hands on something from Makeup Geek and Morphe as well. I wish they would sell the Anastasia Glow Kits in Sephora here in Australia.


  43. The magic number is $35 dollars, so I always try and keep my orders below $34 as they will sting you the minute it's over $35 which is so annoying! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  44. I really want to place a Colourpop order soon. I keep going onto their website, adding a few items into my basket and then umming and ahhing over swatches. I'm leaning most towards the lippie stix.

    I have the ABH Glow Kit in Gleam and it's absolutely gorgeous but I'm pretty certain I'm going to invest in this one for the Summer- the swatches are just insane!

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

  45. Thank you for your comments :) xx

  46. Great post! Thank you for sharing, I'll have to check out the Vitamin Grocer website because I've been wanting the Matte + Poreless foundation for ages!

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

  47. Ohhhh lalala!! So many goodies to feast my eyes on and grab through the screen if I could!!!I still have not tried Colour Pop which is bizarre as I am sure I'm the only blogger who has not!! I think I definitely should try a few. I am loving the look of the Anastasia Glow Kit and I can't wait to hear more abut it. In fact everything just looks so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing lovely...xx

  48. I always love reading your blog! It's so helpful that you go SO in depth about each product! I also hated the Loreal foundation at first and I've been wondering if I should give it another try. Did you by chance notice a chemical smell with the foundation? I HATE mine soley necause of this and I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this? I'm thinking I got a bad batch! Anyway, love your blog!

  49. Your blog is such a interesting beauty blog and amazing photograph.It helps me to choose makeup because my skin tone and yours are the same,but I'm so confused about shades of Maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundation.I'm nc40-42 with yellow undertone,I'm not sure what shade is fit me between 230 or 310.Can you give me some advice? Thank you.

    1. I'm really sorry but I can't think how to advise more than above! I guess the 310 would probably be suitable but I haven't tried 230 xx


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