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My US beauty haul

Happy Sunday!! Today I have my US beauty haul that I wanted to share with you. It has taken me a while to snap photos of the makeup I purchased in the US, I’m still suffering from post holiday blues. Prior to my trip, I didn’t buy any makeup for months and months because I knew I could get them heaps cheaper overseas. I purchased half of my makeup stash online when Sephora had their 20% off VIB sale and got them sent directly to my in laws place. Considering how cheap the makeup in the US are and another 20% off, I think I got a pretty good deal.
My US beauty haul

Anddd here’s my US beauty haul:

  • NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette
  • NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition Blush – Day Dream
  • NARS Blush – Deep Throat
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube – Original
  • Urban Decay Vice Palette 2
  • Urban Decay Black Market Pencil Set
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Dim light
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Glisten
  • Benefit Gettin’ Cheeky!
  • Benefit Hoola
  • Benefit Hervana
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye Shadow Palette – Lolita
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon – Blacquer
  • BECCA Beach Tint – Guava
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream
  • YSL Rouge Volupté Shine – Pink in Devotion
  • Too Faced Joy to the Girls
  • Tarte The Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set & Travel Bag
  • EOS lipbalm x 8
  • Pack of Essie nail polish
  • Pack of China Glaze nail polish
  • Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil
  • L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
  • Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Crème
  • Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme
  • Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow x 3 – Hypnotique, Meteore & Chimere
  • Chanel Powder Blush – Rose
  • Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour

Here are some close up of my favourite products – I was a bit lazy to take photos of everything
My US beauty haul marc jacob palette

My US beauty haul joy to the girls palette

My US beauty haul hourglass powder primer
The first thing we did when we got off the plane was raid Target for a SIM card but it just so happened a bunch of EOS lip balms were waiting for me there so I snagged a few. I loved Target so much, we stopped by another 5-6 times, not just for beauty stuff but for Flaming Hot Cheetos and Gold-Fish biscuits.

A few items (Chanel & Dior) were purchased at duty-free at the airport. It was quite a good deal especially when their price is lower than stores outside and you don’t have to pay the 9% tax.

One thing I really wanted to buy but didn’t, was the Em Cosmetic Life Palette. I put in an order twice but both times got rejected so I gave up. I thought if they didn’t want to take my money, I’ll use it else where.

I hope you enjoyed the haul and let me know if there is a particular product you want me to review first otherwise I’ll randomly choose. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Everything in this post was purchased by me.

 

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush Review

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to try out the BECCA The One Perfecting Brush. This brush claims to replace the foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, sponge and kabuki. This brush is any lazy girls dream.  I was a bit skeptical at the start, how can one brush replace 10 other brushes? Unbelievable! Well after trialing it for a few weeks.. I can now tell you it can replace most of the basic brushes I use!

What BECCA says:

From start to finish, primer to powder, The One Perfecting Brush can be used with liquids, crèmes, powders and anything in between. Non-porous, high-quality goat hair allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product.

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush

The bristles are non-porus and made from goat hair. The width of the brush handle is about the same size as my palm at 3.5 inches. The design of the brush makes holding and using it quite easy. Although the brush is quite large, it is very light. It lets you evenly cover small or larger surface areas. My first time using the brush, I experienced some shedding even though I did cleanse it with my Daiso cleanser. The shedding reduced after my third use. Although BECCA says that the brush is non-porus, I found that the brush uses a little bit more liquid foundation than I would with my normal real technique buffing blush but it’s no biggie for me. It does work wonders with powder foundation.

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush
Brush with foundation only – Usually after I use liquid or creme products, I would give a quick swipe against tissue or paper towel between uses.
BECCA The One Perfecting Brush
Brush with foundation and blush on top

Here’s a video that shows you how to use the brush:

What I love most about this brush:

  • Applies foundation & other creme products quite easily
  • Does an amazing job at contouring
  • Awesome if you’re travelling
  • Bristles are made with very good quality goat hair
  • Cleaning is so easy

Using this brush, I have been able to apply my primer, foundation, little contouring, highlight, blush and powder without getting all the colours mixed up so I’m pretty happy with this new tool of mine.

I can’t tell you for certain if it replaces stipple brush, fan brush, sponge and kabuki because I don’t use those tools myself so it’s hard to tell. I didn’t use The One Perfecting Brush to apply concealer as I love applying it with my fingers.

I would have really loved to show you the look I created with this brush. But ever since I came back from my holidays, my skin has been really dry and it looks really gross in photos that are close up. Let me just finish this blog post by saying this brush does do it all. It’s easy to use and applies make up beautifully. If you are looking for a brush that does it all, consider the BECCA The One Perfecting Brush.

RRP $65.00

Available: BECCA counters or online.

Have you tried the The One Perfecting Brush? What are your thoughts?

 

Product was provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.

 

Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss Review

Why hello there!! Today, I have some gorgeous glosses from the BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss range to review. These glosses are moisturising and very light weight on the lips. The Ultimate Colour Gloss range comes in 10 colours, ranging from soft nudes to deep plum. I was lucky to have been sent 3 colours from the range – Fallen Angel, Hotel California and Pink Lotus. These glosses are dermalogically tested and formulated with Vitamin E to help hydrate the lips. The packaging is their signature dark brown rubbery texture on the lid and comes with a doe foot applicator on the inside. The clear tube gives you a good indication of the colour and how much of the product is left inside. The scent of the glosses is quite pleasant, reminds me of vanilla. When I was swatching and applying on my lips, I found that they are true to the colour that appears on the tube. I did not experience any feathering around the lips.
Becca ultimate colour gloss Becca ultimate colour gloss

Becca ultimate colour gloss

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Ingredients:
Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Glyceryl Behenate/Elcosadioate, Aroma/Flavor, Tocopheryl, Mica, Ethyl Vanillin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol. May contain/peut contenir [+/-]: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)

RRP: $42AUD

Overall, these glosses are very pigmented, shiny and great quality. You can either use these on their own or on top of your lippy to give it that extra shine. These glosses also come with SPF which is great for summer, every bit of sun protection counts!!

Have you tried any glosses from Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss Range?

The products were provided to me for consideration. I was under no obligation to post about them but chose to because they are great products.

 

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