Affordable Beauty Haul | ColourPop, BeautyBay & More


Over the past couple of months I've accumulated a few new things after buying products in dribs and drabs so I thought that I'd round them all up and bring you a haul! Some of these will be full-blown reviews whereas others will be first impressions but I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on these products.


Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo Eyeshadows in Breathless & Fantasy | £4.99 each | I'm the hugest fan of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and have always been envious of the colour selection available in the US. At long last we've had some new shades released in the UK so of course I snapped up both. Breathless is a light beige colour with a golden shimmer to it that works as an inner-corner highlight on me but is a bit messy to use without a brush. Fantasy is an almost khaki-green neutral tone. Again it has a bit of an obvious shimmer, this time it's silver. Overall they are nice shades but they haven't knocked my socks off yet and On & On Bronze is still sitting pretty at the top of my list of favourites, however I'll let you know once I've played around with them a little more.

Morphe Premium Individual Eyeshadows in Helena & Envy | £4.75 | I must admit that when I popped these in my basket, I assumed the 'premium' part referred to the quality, not the size! I've had mixed experiences with this brand but curiosity got the better of me because I hadn't really seen anyone talk about these yet, so I ordered them. Helena is an antique gold shimmer shade, whereas a Envy is similar but a deeper more olive tone. I probably wouldn't have picked up both if I'd seem them in person but hey ho!

These do have a nice texture, they're quite creamy and the payoff is good enough. They're similar in quality to the 'good' shades in the 35 palettes which is fine but just nothing to write home about. The pans are impractically large and I'll never use them all up but that's my own fault for not checking. The shades are nice but they're hardly unique. They're pretty enough but don't last that well on my lids so whilst they're fine for the price, I do think that given Makeup a Geek eyeshadows are the same price (though admittedly smaller) you're better off going for their's because they're nicer quality and have similar shades (such as Homecoming and Pretentious).

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Skinny Dip | £10.50 | I somehow ordered the wrong shade in this and despite telling BeautyBay within 10 minutes and the, giving the option to amend an order they insisted it was 'too late' which was so annoying! I decided to just give it a go because I really love this formula and unsurprisingly it's too light for me when used on its own. It is a nice colour, a sort of light pinky-mauve nude however it just doesn't work for me. It does look nice paired with MAC Spice Liner so maybe I'll hang onto it. I find the Gerard Cosmetics formula to be so comfortable and non-drying but still completely matte and long-wearing and the colour is totally opaque with one swipe.

Coloured Raine Eyeshadows in Golden Olive, Gingerbread & Chocolate | £6.95 each | I'd heard amazing things about the matte liquid lipstick from this brand already however I was intrigued when they released a selection of well-priced eyeshadow pans. I've not been able to find much online about these at all so I went into this blind, which is often the most fun way to do it! I picked up one shimmer: Golden Olive (as the name suggests, though I'd say it's more like a gold shade with olive undertones) and two mattes: Gingerbread (a very warm, almost orange brown shade - it's not dissimilar to Makeup Geek Frappe but is darker and even warmer) and Chocolate (a dark brown with very slight purple undertones).

Golden Olive swatched almost like a foiled shadow, though when applies to my eyelids it's much more muted; it's not necessarily a bad thing, just not what I expected. However I do really like the texture of it and how easy it is to work with. The colour is really pretty on the eyelids and lasts well, I can already tell it'll be a favourite now Autumn is setting in. Gingerbread and Chocolate have a consistent formula; they have really great pigmentation and blend out easily, which is always hard to get with mattes. I wouldn't say they were as long-wearing as my Makeup Geek mates though, which is the only drawback with these. Overall I do give these a thumbs up.




Coloured Raine Matte Liquid Paints in 24Seven & Bachelorette | £15 | This has been touted by many as one of the best liquid lipstick formulas out there and the only reason I hadn't tried this yet is because the shade I wanted wasn't available via BeautyBay! I really wanted Bachelorette but instead picked up 24Seven, which on reflection is super-similar to Kat Von D Double Dare - so you don't need both! Typically, a week or two later they started stocking Bachelorette, so although it's not in my picture above I've swatched it for you. These are very pigmented and long-wearing; probably some of the best in these areas that I've ever tried. I don't find them drying and I think the shades are really beautiful: 24Seven is a strawberry tone whereas Bachelorette is a deep plum-mauve.

ColourPop Cheek Shock Highlighter in Churro | $8 | This is currently out of stock again but make sure you keep an eye on ColourPop's Twitter feed for when it might be returning. However it's everything I hoped for! This tie dye highlighter consists of 3 of their permanent shades blended together: Stole the Show (a pearly white), Wisp (a champagne gold) and Avalon (a rose gold bronze). They combine to make my perfect warm rose-bronzed dewy highlight. It's just gorgeous and the cream formula blends out beautifully; I'm loving it for hanging onto my Summer glow!

ColourPop Matte Lippie Stix in Rayezor | $5 | Sadly this is no longer available (I actually ordered it after seeing their 'last call' email!) I'm gutted because it's such a gorgeous peach-nude shade. I have a lot of love for the ColourPop Matte Lippie Stix, as they're so creamy and comfortable to wear (though they're not completely matte in finish). This is a great everyday shade that really works for my skin tone.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Bumble | $6 | I am not a huge fan of the Ultra Matte Lips - the one I've tried before was quite drying and since discovering the Ultra Satin Lips, I never felt the need to re-visit them. However I kept seeing this shade on blogs I was reading and decided to bite the bullet and pick this up - it's $6 at the end of the day! I would still say this is more drying than I personally like, however it has a nice, opaque formula that wears well on my lips. It's similar in colour to 24Seven but definitely has a more red tone to it.


Makeup Geek Blush Compact in Chivalry | £11.95 | I was really happy when these compacts finally landed on BeautyBay because I've come to realise I just don't use blusher pans in the same way I do my custom eyeshadow palettes. This is a gorgeous terracotta-brown shade with a very subtle sheen that's just so Autumnal. It's very pigmented so I'd recommend going in with a light hand but it still blends out nicely and lasts well on my cheeks, so I'm giving this a thumbs up so far.

ColourPop Cheek Shock Highlighter in Candyman | $8 | This is an almost antique-toned gold shade in the ColourPop highlighter formula I'm such a big fan of. It's a cream with a nice, easy-to-blend consistency. It's quite pigmented so comes off slightly too dark for my skin tone so I use this on my cheeks when I'm attempting a golden goddess look. However if you're closer to NC45 then I think this will be your perfect everyday gold highlighting shade.

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Central Perk | $5 | I didn't really need this but with the shipping bands ColourPop uses it's always worth picking up two products at a time and I wanted something else! This is also a cream formula and it has a matte finish. The colour itself is a deep plum which can be sheered out to more of a reddish cranberry tone. I think this will be gorgeous for Autumn/Winter.

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Sunset Blvd | $5 | I already have this and it's an all-time favourite of mine so I purchased a backup! ColourPop only keeps collaborations on their site for a certain amount of time and this is from the KaePop collection. It's admittedly been around for a while but I wanted another one just in case. It's the most stunning wash of colour on the eyelids; it's quite subtle and has a pretty, pearly finish. It's a warm golden-nude shade that lasts incredibly well throughout the day.


Zoeva Concealer Spectrum Palette* | £17.50 | Zoeva is adding to their Spectrum range of products again and the first of the new releases is this concealer palette. For me, this is definitely a makeup artist's product; it only comes in one selection of colours so for personal use it's unavoidable that you will end up not using some of these shades. For me there are a measly two that work as concealers, one that I can use as a corrector and one that I can contour with! I get that you can mix and match to create your own shades but I don't really have time for that in the morning; I just want something quick and easy. I do find the formula nice; so many of these kinds of products are thin and greasy in texture but these are nice and creamy without being at all caky on the skin. They blend out nicely when just patted on with my fingers and give a natural but adequate medium-to-full coverage. The only drawback formula-wise is that I just don't feel they last on me under the eyes; my concealer seems to have all but vanished by 1pm if I've done my makeup at 7am! The longevity paired with the colours means that this one wasn't a winner for me which is gutting because Zoeva haven't disappointed me before now.



Zoeva Contour Spectrum Palette* | £14.50 | I was hoping to have some more luck with the contouring palette and luckily I did. Again, there's a big black mark against this product for only coming in one set of shades. Looking at it, the colour in the top left-hand of the palette looks like a pure white powder, however if you swatch it it's actually a gorgeous iridescent gold shade that I really like for an intense highlight. There's also a matte banana powder that helps to set my under eye concealer in place and just brighten up that area a little bit. The cooler-toned contour shade isn't for me; it's too light and ashy on my skin. However the darker, warmer colour works as a natural contour. I find the formula blends out easily, doesn't go patchy and it's very hard to go overboard with this. However I'm just not in love enough with any of the shades in here for this to be a must-have palette, though it's worth checking out if you have a light skin tone.


KIKO Blush Cocoa Shock in 02 Silky Rose & Mauve | £10.90 | When I saw these chocolate-scented blusher duos in my local KIKO I made a beeline for them and spent ages swatching each one. It was one of those times where I just wished I could take one shade from one palette and one from another, however I eventually settled on this mauve-toned duo. I do slightly regret that now because the lighter shade is a bit ashy and 'meh' on my skin tone, however I do really love this deeper, plummy-mauve colour. It blends out so naturally on the skin, adding a flush of colour that's nothing too intense. 



Nima Brush Elite Face Detail Set* | €65 | I was kindly sent this beautiful brush set by the Irish brand Nima Brushes (they ship worldwide though so don't worry!) The handles are white with this gorgeous bronze/copper detailing. The bristles actually remind me of the Morphe Elite collection, which I really rate and if you break down the price per brush they are pretty similar in cost but you get a much nicer design. They're all synthetic brushes in this set and they are all for the face. I find them to be very soft and they wash really well; I've given them all a proper clean twice now and they still look brand new, which is tricky with base brushes especially!



In the set you get the Precision Kabuki (probably my least-used of the lot); a tightly-packed tapered brush that's also quite large. It works fairly well for concealing under the eyes, however it's yet to find much of a place in my brush collection. The Round Head  Kabuki is one of those brushes that's so versatile it's hard to figure out what you want to use it for! I tried it for powder but for me the bristles weren't quite flexible enough, though if you like to buff your powder in, this will do the job. It works for blusher too (again if you like to use more of a buffing motion), however for me personally I really like it for foundation. I reach for this when I want a natural finish with something like Nars Sheer Glow or even a tinted moisturiser to get that skin-like look. The Tapered Fluffy Kabuki is great for setting under the eyes (the shape makes it perfect for this) however I personally really like it to apply blusher as it's very similar to my Real Techniques Blush Brush. It applies the product evenly and I never feel like it picks up too much or not enough blusher for me. The Contour Kabuki is what I use for bronzer, though it could equally work for a soft contour or to blend out your contour to something more natural after laying the groundwork with a very precise brush. It picks up just the right amount of product and allows me to blend it out without any patchiness. I love the Flat Head Kabuki for getting a really flawless, seamless finish with a matte, full coverage foundation. It gives that completely airbrushed look that's amazing for a night out.  

Nima Brushes Artistic Eye Brushes in Danielle, Donna, Jennie, Ali & Patricia* | €12 each | I also received a selection of their gold and mint green-themed Artistic collection, which are all eye brushes, 3 of which are made of natural bristles (generally my preference for eyes) and 2 of which are synthetic. 



The Danielle is a small synthetic angled brush that can be used for gel liner (though I rarely wear that these days) or for eyebrows. I personally really like to use this with a brow pomade because it's quite small and precise, allowing you to fill in each hair individually. The Patricia is one of my favourites, which is surprising as it's synthetic. It's just a really great blending brush and is even small enough to work for the crease making it one of those great all-in-ones. The Ali is a precise, pointed pencil brush that I like for taking a darker colour down on the lower lash line to add a bit of smokiness. The Jennie is more like what I wanted the Donna (which we'll come to in a moment) to be! It's smaller and more precise so really works as a crease brush, blending out the product perfectly. The Donna is a large, slightly tapered blending brush which I personally wish was a little bit more pointed. It does the job for blending out any harsh lines but I'd prefer it to sit a little more comfortably in the crease. 


What do you think of my haul? Which products have you bought recently?





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49 comments

  1. Fantasy looks like a nice colour, but I think on & on bronze would still be my favourite as well :) It is so annoying with beauty bay, why can't they just cancel the order... It is not like in 10 minutes they packed everything! I haven't got many things lately, the last thing I ordered were a few products from ColourPop, it is my first time and I wanted to keep it small to see what's the hype about :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  2. The Danielle brush is so pretty! Thanks for your honest review for Zoeva contour kit, I almost picked it up but was iffy after seeing how powdery it was on youtube video, and your comment about its shade selection, seeing as how close our skin are, I think I will stay away from this for now. Thank you, Jasmine!

    Selene Addicted

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    1. Yeah they really weren't my favourite Zoeva launches :( xx

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  3. The brushes looks so pretty!
    For the first time I wasn't excited at all about the new Zoeva products, like you said, the concealer palette is more for muas and the contour palette is old news ;) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  4. Golden olive and Envy are so pretty :DD Love everything you bought and thank you for the swatches

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  5. I love the Hydra Matte lipsticks! It's a shame you ordered the wrong shade, but I've had my eye on Skinny Dip for ages, so I hope you get on with it

    Tia | The 10am Blog

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  6. That's one hell of a haul! I'm dying to try out some Colorpop products, I've got a wishlist as long as my arm. So happy that there's some new Maybelline Tattoo eyeshadows out too, they're some of my faves x

    Always, Alice

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  7. The colourpop lippie in bumble is just such a beautiful shade

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  8. Love to try those ColourPop eyeshadows - they look so rich!

    Angela / Blush & Pearls

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  9. I've just bought the maybelline colour tattoo in the shade fantasy and i love mine too. these are great picks, i'm dying to try some colour pop eyeshadows!
    jen / velvet spring

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  10. So many exciting products here. I'm intrigued by the brushes. I Picked up the Zoeva contour palette and while I like the darker shade and yellow powder the other two disappointed me. They the same shades that are in the rose golden palette. And the lighter shade didn't overly work for me either. I also didn't pick up the concealer palette for the reason you talked about :( Love all the bits you got from colour pop. Sun set Blvd is favourite of mine to. I also picked up Fantsay and completely forgot to use it haha! Love the look of the MUG blush, i've added to my list :) xx

    LPage Beauty

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  11. Ok, so I literally want EVERYTHING! It all looks so amazing! XX

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  12. That Nima brush has my name on it! Lol I've never tried a precision liner brush with a brow pomade, definitely going to give it a try! I was tempted by the Zoeva contour palette but I already have too many and don't think I would use the warm toned shade! Did you pick up any new MUG eyeshadow shades, they arrived on Beauty Bay today?

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Ah thanks for letting me know I've been checking the past few weeks with no luck xx

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  13. I really need to get my hands on some colour pop products, the highlighter sounds amazing! great haul :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love the new colour tattoo shades, fantasy is definitely my new favourite!
    Philippa x

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  15. All these makeup products look awesome jas. Now that i've fallen hard for makeup geek (Just got my second order and already planning my third) I think it's only fitting i try their blushes since they look so good!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  16. Phew! I made it through one of your haul posts without actually adding anything to my wishlist! Well, except for the brushes - I am in need of a lot of new brushes & some of these sound pretty great! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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  17. I really want to try more by Color Pop, some of there products look really good!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  18. I bought a fair amount of Colourpop products recently, too! Their highlighters are amazing. I've been hearing a lot about Coloured Raine eyeshadows lately and I really want to try them! Gingerbread looks gorgeous x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  19. love the colors of these... so many nice neutrals.


    http://thebookwormbeauty.com

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  20. We absolutely love earth tones eye shadows and those hues look amazing! We've never really tried matte glosses, will have to in the future now!

    ISA Professional

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  21. Wow so many great things in here. The face brush set looks dreamy! Absolutely love the white & gold :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. They're so lovely and really nice quality-wise too :) xx

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  22. Great products to try out.

    http://games-gameworld.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the look of the Colourpop highlighters, especially Candyman such a gorgeous shade! I haven't tried Coloured Raine Lipsticks but Bachelorette is the perfect autumn shade isn't it x

    Beauty with charm

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  24. Aww, when I first read about Maybelline Breathless and Fantasy, I thought they both would look amazing but judging from your swatches, I don't think I'll enjoy them. Now ColorPop Churro and Candyman, they are so pretty!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  25. I still haven't bought any ColourPop products even though I've wanted to try them out for so long!! I really need to give them a go! Also those brushes look amazing <3! xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

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  26. I'm always partial to a beauty haul, especially when it's adorable! I'm a lover of the maybelline color tattoos as well, I'm still unsure as to how they're only £4.99 as I love them. I really need to pick up a few more of their shades. Those eye brushes are so pretty, I love the coloured handles.
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Yeah it's great they're finally expanding the shade range xx

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  27. Great post, I love trying new makeup but hate the high price tag that normally comes with it! I'll definitely be trying the Maybelline eye shadows. Would love if you could check out my new post? XX

    The Fashion Road.com
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  28. Love this post, although it's been highly damaging to my bank account! SO many things i want to try, I also ordered a Gerard lipstick from Beautybay and LOVE the formula!

    Jessica xx

    Jessica Ann ♥

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  29. Loved this haul! I recently made a Colourpop haul and i'm so excited for it to arrive! xx

    http://styleandsplurging.com

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    1. They usually don't take too long to arrive ;) xx

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  30. The Zoeva contouring palette looks incredible. I might be temted to buy it.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa
    www.springlilies.com

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  31. Oh my god! Such incredible makeup! I love it all!! Great post!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

    www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

    Deepti xx

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  32. Those brushes are beautiful! I have a Kiko Bronzer which smells like chocolate too... I just sit there sniffing it looking like I have lost my mind.

    JaynieShannon Beauty & Lifestyle

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  33. Thank you for your comments :) xx

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  34. You picked up some amazing things as always Jasmine. Love the sound of the Gerard Cosmetics liquid lipsticks but shame the colour wasn't right for you. I find their shade selection slightly questionable actually!

    The Makeup Directory

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  35. Love these post, Jasmine! You're always the one I turn to for reference and recommendation ;) I'm so tempted to try Morphe's palette, with their 35O palette receiving good rec from one of my favorite blogger.

    Selene Addicted

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  36. Those brushes are beautiful!
    http://ellabyrohde.blogspot.com/

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  37. those brushes are so beautiful!!

    I have a color tattoo stick and I love it! Kind of glad now that they didn't have the pot when I wanted to purchase so I got the stick instead. So convenient and easy to use.

    http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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  38. I love the eye shadows, neutral and earthy tones are my go to. The makeup brushes look so luxe and they look pretty too.

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  39. Great haul! I love quite a lot of the products you've brought and now I've added it to my already huge shopping list, eeek!x

    Ellé | www.ellesimpson.co.uk

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