Hi everyone, I have another haul for you. Two hauls in one week, clearly I am a beauty brat through and through. This time its a huge USA beauty haul. 😆
This post is one I wasn’t sure whether I should do or not but I decided to go ahead with it. Haul posts/videos are some of my favourites to watch/read, so I asked on Twitter and most of you wanted to see a haul post, so here it is. I’m a bit nervous about posting this!
I had intended on posting this earlier than now but there were some delays and whatnot, but better late than never I guess.
Once or twice a year I tend to do a large haul (well, large for me) from the US as there are products I use that aren’t available in Ireland/UK so when I order from the US I tend to restock as well as picking up other bits and pieces.
I’m rarely loyal to one beauty item, as soon as I finish something I replace it with something new to try. There are very few products I will repurchase over and over as I love trying new things.
I’ll start off with the sets I bought. I love buying sets because it’s a great way of trying various products without having to spend loads of money on each individual item.
The first set is The Undersmoke Kit by Marc Jacobs. This contains three products. It contains travel sizes of Fine liner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon in (Earth)quake, and their Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.
The Velvet Noir mascara is one that I have been wanting to try for a while, but it’s pretty expensive and I am reluctant to splash out so much on a single mascara without being able to see it in person before purchasing, so when I saw this set I was delighted.
I already have a mini Blacquer eye pencil and love it so this set was a great one for me because I will have a back-up of that pencil and a brown one and the mascara so I can try different products without splashing out big money for each of them individually.
The two mascara sets I purchased are by Benefit and Bare Minerals. I got a duo of Benefit’s Roller Lash and Bare Minerals Lash Domination mascaras.
I have heard a lot about both of these mascaras and I have seen Shaaanxo use them too and they seemed to give great length, separation and volume so I was thrilled when I saw the sets.
I’ve never tried Bare Minerals mascaras before and the only Benefit one I have tried was their They’re Real which I do not like at all, so I’m excited to try these.
Rollerlash has a lovely wand with a slight curve which is the type of wand I like.
Marc Jacobs released their Coconut Fantasy Collection and from that I bought three items. I bought the Dew Drops in Fantasy, the O!mega Bronzer and the Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene 790.
I ordered their O!Mega Bronzer in the shade Tantric 102, which is part of their permanent line. I usually use the L’Oréal Glam Bronze Duo in Blonde Harmony, but I wanted to try something new.
I had been lusting after the Fantasy Dew Drops ever since I saw them on Trend Mood’s Instagram a few months ago. Although I love liquid highlighters I don’t have that many which is surprising.
I got the Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in 502 Lines Last. A beautiful peachy nude colour.
There was a gift with purchase which included a mini (P)Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil, mini Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer both in the shade Cream and Sugar and mini Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara along with a make up bag.
I ordered the Fresh Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy as I had tried a few samples of it before and found it excellent so decided to get the full size. It is expensive at $30 but it’s so worth it if you suffer with extremely dry lips like I do.
I also got the large (jumbo) size of the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer as I had tried various samples of it and absolutely loved it. It’s a gorgeous primer, its moisturising and velvet like on the skin.
My foundation goes on so nicely over it and sits really well too. Feel Unique have this for €117 though I bought mine from Neiman Marcus for a lot less. They have 15% off for new customers.
I ordered the Riviera Illuminator from Anastasia Beverley Hills. They’re very good quality, highly pigmented, smooth and they look fabulous.
I got quite a few lip items too, more than I realised heh. Anastasia Beverly Hills had a flash sale on their liquid lipsticks so I ordered Carina, Catnip, Dusty Rose and Tulip.
I also ordered their waterproof crème colour in the colour Sable which is a gorgeous deep, dark brown.
I got two Urban Decay items, I got one of their Vice Lipsticks in the colour Bun Bun, which is part of the Kristen Leanne collection. This is a gorgeous nude colour.
I got a mini size of their Naked Concealer. This is one I’ve heard a lot about but again, never tried.
Macy’s had some Benefit blushers on sale so I got two. I got Gold Rush and GALifornia.
I saw the new Blush Bar Cheek Palette that Benefit released for Summer 2018 and was thinking of getting it but realised that I already had some blushers in it so there was no point getting that palette.
Nordstrom had a lot of MAC items reduced and one that I picked up was their Modern Twist Kajal Liner in the shade Grey Tide, which is a gorgeous metallic pewter shade.
I picked up some drugstore/affordable make-up too. Mainly items that can’t be got over here.
I picked up the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in both the Brightener & Neutralizer. I’ve tried the concealer from this range and really like it.
It gives great coverage, its creamy and moisturising and super affordable. I have heard Sinéad from The Beautiful Truth mention the neutralizer before so I decided to pick them up.
I also got the Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighters in Molten Gold and Molten Rose Gold.
These are available in Ireland and the UK, however I have never seen the rose gold one here.
I got the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Liquid Makeup Tint and the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20.
These are two products I’ve wanted to try for a while so I finally picked them up.
I ordered the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick in my favourite colour, Bluffing.
This is such a beautiful colour and so long lasting too. It doesn’t crease, fade, etc, once it’s on, it’s on and its going nowhere. These shadow sticks are bomb proof!
I picked up two Covergirl items. I got their Vitalist Healthy Elixir foundation and their BB Cream.
Covergirl’s foundations are amazing quality and inexpensive. So I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these and try them out.
I ordered a Milani blush trio in Floral Fantasy and a et which included the Flowers of Love blush trio, facial oil and makeup bag. However it got lost so I just have the facial oil and make up bag.
I also ordered their Moisture Lock Oil Infused lip treatment in Repairing Primose.
I got an Oil Infusion Colour & Care lip balm in the shade Raspberry Smoothie. The shade is a gorgeous pink colour which is perfect for Spring and Summer.
In terms of skincare I got some face, lip and foot masks from the Sephora Collection. I really like their Pearl Sheet Mask so wanted to try more from them.
I got the Rose and Shea lip masks in and Almond foot mask.
That rounds up this haul.
Thank you so much for reading this haul post. 😊
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