Pre Fall Haul : New Makeup featuring Estee Lauder, Bobby Brown + More9:18:00 PM
Recently I took a day trip to Baton Rouge to drop off some donations for the recent flood victims. After a long day of volunteering, my bestie and I decided to grab some lunch and do a bit of shopping. Today, I want to show some of the things I picked up and give a little mini first impressions. After I get some use out of this stuff, I will be doing an update to give a little more detail on how I feel about each product. If I love something, I will definitely do a post dedicated just to that product
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation ($39.50)I picked this foundation up mainly because I recently broke my Lancome Teint Idole and because I had heard so many rave reviews about this product. It's supposed to be a 15 hour foundation that is heat and humidity resistant. With this humidity, I am sooo excited to try this and will definitely report back soon. I'm going to wear it everyday, just so I can make sure it does what it says.
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Concealer in Deep ($24)I would say that You tube made me buy this because so many of my faves were singing the praises of this concealer. When I first heard about it online my first thought was " Another holy grail concealer... I'll Pass", but then I went to Ulta. As soon as I swatched this, I understood why people were singing its praises. With light swipe, I was able to get full coverage and it blended out really nicely. I have worn it a few times and I like it, but I will definitely give an update on this.
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow ($46)This was a total impulse purchase. I passed by the display at Dillard's and decided to swatch and after the sales lady tried it on me with a brush, I could not resist. OMG, why didn't you guys tell me Bobbi Brown Highlighters were EVERYTHING. This is glowy without being glitter. The finger swatches do it no justice. It doesn't look that pigmented, but it is absolutely perfect on my skin.
|Swatched with no flash by each section|
TooFaced Love Palette ($17)This ended up coming home with me because I wanted to get it during the Holidays and ended up passing. So when Nordstrom Rack had it $17 bucks, it was a no brainer. I also love that this palette is inspired by love letters. Romantic themed things really get to me and the packaging is gorgeous. There are 15 shades split up into three combinations as well as big mirror. I swatched these without primer below, but to be honest it wasn't that impressive. I won't get too judgy until I actually try this out on my eye and with primer. It's a pretty neutral palette overall, so I hope this doesn't disappoint. This will probably become a travel palette or a new addition to my on the go makeup bag, because the shade selection is very versatile and wearable.
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow ($46)This was a total impulse purchase. I passed by the display at Dillard's and decided to swatch and after the sales lady tried it on me with a brush, I could not resist. OMG, why didn't you guys tell me Bobbi Brown Highlighters were EVERYTHING. This is glowy without being glitter. The finger swatches do it no justice. It doesn't look that pigmented, but it is absolutely perfect on my skin when sheered out with a brush. I love this stuff already!
Kat Von D Shade and Light Blush in Bonnie + Clyde ($6.99)I picked this up on a whim at TJ Maxx and I already feel a little meh about it. I think that the colors are pretty, but the pay off is way to soft. This was honestly so hard to swatch and had to be really layered on to even get what you see in the picture below. The light color also screams ashy! It has not been used yet, but I think this may be a fail and will probably be going right back to the store (because I have no shame about returning things) or given away. I am going to try it first, but I just read a few reviews and won't get my hopes up.
|Bonnie + Clyde and Bronze Glow|
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Matte Bad Blood ($10)I purchased this as a back up to my original. It was 10 dollars at Nordstrom Rack and a total steal. It is a blood red color and the texture could best be described as a creamy matte. If you haven't tried Urban Decay Lipsticks you are missing out. I cannot wait to get my hands on some of the new Vice Lipsticks, but in the mean time back ups of the old formula works just fine.
Bare Minerals Ready SPF 15 Touch Up Veil in Translucent ($23)I also picked up this translucent powder on a whim and OMG I love this. It has a gorgeous finish and is perfect for setting the under eye. When I saw it, I feared it would be ashy on me, but its truly translucent and clear. It also controls oil like no other and is on deck in my purse as we speak. I look forward to doing a full review on this because its actually one of the first Bare Mineral products I've picked up that I have loved.
Have you tried out any of these products? Drop me a comment below! Also, let me know what you plan on picking up this fall!