I feel like I’m really late with this post, but I thought this would be something you’d all like to see anyway; what I got for Christmas! This post is only going to focus on the beauty products, as I thought that would be more interesting for you guys. So, without further ado, onto the products!
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
I remember back in ‘my youth’ using those little crappy sponges to apply my foundation and I think I was forever mentally scarred by the experience. I’ve seen the beauty blender around, but they’re quite pricey and for something I might not like it felt like too much of a gamble. So, I saw this Real Techniques version and thought I’d give it a shot so added it to my Christmas list. I’ve been using it for a while now and I really like it. It makes my foundation blend into the skin much nicer and it looks more natural. It takes longer than my normal method, the Expert Face Brush, but it doesn’t take forever and a day. I also like that you can use it for all over the face and for concealing using the more point end.
Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
I’m quite pale, so finding a contour that doesn’t look too dark on me can be difficult. I remembered this product ages ago from PixiWoo videos and thought I’d give it a shot. It’s a sort of light brown colour and looks a little strange in the pot. However, applied to the skin, it gives either a really subtle contour if that’s what you’re going for, or a strong contour if you applied more of it. It’s really natural looking and it’s not orange at all. The pigmentation is great and it blends so easily. Love it!
Charlotte Tilbury Colour-Coded Eyeshadows in Dolce Vita
When I opened this present, I squealed with excitement. I so wanted to try Charlotte Tilbury products, and I have not been disappointed at all by this little palette. The packaging is, naturally, stunning and the pigmentation of this shadows on the eyes is fabulous (my pictures just don’t do them justice). They blend really easily and don’t crease on me at all, even without a primer. The colours last all day and used all together create such a pretty look. I will definitely be adding to my collection!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
I feel like everyone and their dog has heard of this little beauty, and I’ve wanted it for so long but couldn’t justify the price. So, I added to my Christmas list and hoped Santa was feeling generous… and he was! The packaging on this product is so pretty and the blushes are gorgeous. They look great on the skin and give a nice glow. I’ve used nothing but this palette since I got it. However, I still don’t think even after using it that I personally could justify the price of this palette, but for a treat at a special time of year, it’s definitely a good choice!
Marc Jacobs Skyliner 7-piece Petite Collection
This was a cheeky present I got myself. Unfortunately, in the UK we aren’t able to get our hands on Marc Jacobs Beauty products all that easily, so for this little gem I had to buy online from Sephora and pay quite a bit of tax and shipping. That meant this little collection set me back £51, which is pretty steep, but just look at how pretty it is! The pigmentation on all these coloured eyeliners is amazing and they’re so creamy. But don’t let that fool you, once these are on, they’re on! The staying power is great and they don’t fade when they’re on, either. Plus, look at that packaging? It almost doesn’t even matter if they’re good or not! Love these.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Bridgette
It wasn’t until writing this post that I forgot to take pictures of a swatch of this! As it’s dark a lot of the time now on weekdays, a swatch wasn’t possible. However, just give this a quick google and the colour will pop up really quickly. It’s a gorgeous nude-y-coral that I love. The formulation of these is great and don’t dry my lips out too much (but that’s also probably due to the time of year). This is so creamy and the pigmentation is great, one swipe and you’re done (sort of, if you have a steady hand anyway). I loved this so much, I bought myself two more, which will be coming up in a post soon!
Elis Faas Hot Lips in L406
Again, no swatch! Sorry about that, but again a quick google and this little beauty will pop up. The packaging on this is so interesting, it looks almost like a long silver bullet, which I think is quite cool. The colour of this is absolutely beautiful, a light berry colour, and wears so nicely you even forget it’s on. I will definitely be buying more Elis Faas lip products, that’s for sure.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Medium Brown
My love for eyebrow products is no secret on this blog, so a brow product naturally had to be on my Christmas list. If you think of high end products and brows, this is the first brand that pops into a lot of people’s heads. I’ve really wanted to try their products, so thought I’d start with that raved about product the Dip Brow Pomade. The pigmentation is amazing (can look a bit scouse-brow with a heavy hand) but I’ve used nothing put this product since I first got it and I’m super impressed. The Brow Wiz is next on the list!
And that’s all the beauty products I got for Christmas. I hope you enjoyed it!
What did you get for Christmas?
Thanks for reading.