Friday, 9 May 2014

Beauty Haul

I did a little bit of shopping in Boots the other day, fuelled by the fact that I had run out of a few items, but also by the fact that Boots had some offers on. But then, Boots always has one offer or another running.
Here’s what I got:
My night cream just ran out, which was long awaited because it was a bit pants to be honest. I bought this Nivea Rich Moisturising Day Cream to replace it and, although it isn’t a specific evening formula, so far it has seemed pretty good at moisturising more deeply.
Toner is something that I don’t go wild about, I just want it to feel refreshing and to have a nice clean scent. The Nivea Refreshing Toner fits the bill and was inexpensive, so a winner all round if you just want something functional like me.

The L’Oreal products were slightly more unknown territory. It’s not one of my go-to brands, except for the L’Oreal Superliner which I used to use religiously. Fed up of having liquid  eyeliners transfer, smudge and flake away before it’s even home-time, I decided to go back to my old faithful. The L’Oreal eyeliner line-up is slightly more confusing these days though, with 3 products that all ultimately look the same. I bought the Black Lacquer as it looked most similar to the old packaging I used to buy, with the blue font. It is a good eyeliner and it out-performs the felt tip pens but sadly it’s not ‘the one’. 

On a whim I then opted for the Telescopic mascara which I am still yet to try. Finally is a product that I had really high hopes for but am really disappointed with. The L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint was, on paper, everything I look for in a foundation. Light weight, long-lasting, water based formula, and a matte-satin finish. Unfortunately the result on my face was not the same. At only 20ml it is a pretty stingy offering and ends up at the expensive end of the high street brands. The colour range is also not great. I bought the lightest shade and, although this was okay for me it would be too orange toned for people who are actually fair-skinned. The formula is not long-lasting enough for me and doesn’t wear well on my skin, leaving me looking a bit washed out and shiny. Not a great one for me. I’m sure I’ll bring it out for a bit of air time every so often but it is definitely not a contender for everyday wear. Not for me anyway.

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