Recent Purchases #5

Recent Purchases

Last week I popped into Superdrug after I found out they had a 3 for 2 offers on Max Factor. It has been a while to be honest since I picked up anything from the high street in terms of make up so it felt a little exciting to be browsing the shelves once more. I had already set my mind on picking up one of the new Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes after hearing they were somewhat of a dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Light Blushes. Having never tried them myself I cannot comment if they are a dupe however they do look very pretty and are much more affordable. After a bit of deliberation I finally decided upon nude mauve which is a rather nice mauve toned champagne shade in the pan however I do think it veers on a peachy finish on me, either way I think is perfect for every day. I’ll be seeing how I get on with this over the next few weeks in order to form a better opinion yet so far I really like it; I can see myself popping back to have a look at the other shades that are available.

I also decided to pick up the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadow in the shade bronze which I have over the last few weeks seen a few reviews of here and there which did sway me towards this particular product. Having tried it already I can confirm that it is extremely pigmented, this little pot will last me a very long time so upon initial impressions I can see this being really good value for money. I personally wouldn’t say that it is overly shimmery however there are quite clearly little flecks of glitter which I didn’t notice until I was actually wearing it as a quick swatch in store did not highlight this to me. Finally to complete the 3 for 2 deal I picked up the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in the shade Pink Petal which I’m actually regretting. At the time I should have paid more attention to the other shades available as I think a slightly darker one would have been much better for me, this upon first instance seems really light so I’m not too sure how I will get on with it.

Finally going back into January now I was trying to hunt down the Origins Mask Marvels gift set in the Christmas sales however none of my local boots stores had them in stock. Luckily for me the lovely Hayley picked a set up for me which I was absolutely thrilled about as I had wanted to try the Clear Improvement Clay Mask for a rather long time.

Have you picked up any new beauty purchases recently?