Beauty Haul

As much as it hurts to say this (or type it rather), the only makeup products Ive bought in the past 3-4 months have only been a blush and two lip liners. I’ve just been using a lot of the makeup that I bought over last summer I guess. BUT LUCKY FOR ME, My cousin visited 2 weeks ago from England, and I did manage to get myself a couple of products through her.. also, she did add in a few bits that she thought I might like because she’s nice like that.

So a haul is definitely in order – only because some of these products I couldn’t really find here in Dubai.

IMG_4751Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer 

I really wanted to try this concealer out because of all the British beauty gurus raving about this stuff, and how incredibly creamy and bendable it is. It claims to conceal flaws and blemishes for up to 16 hours. I got the shade Warm Medium but I think its a tad bit too light for my skin tone – from the swatches I did anyway. It does seem to be really creamy though!

Im yet to try it on my face but I’m sure I could use it as a highlighter if it is really light for me.

IMG_4756Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Something for my knees, elbows, hands and lips especially for the winter time. Well it isnt like we have the perfect winter anyway I mean look at how sunny it is in these pictures (took them 30 minutes ago). I do generally have dry skin thought mainly because of the air conditioner everywhere and all that jazz, a skin protectant is definitely in need. (or at least thats what I tell myself).

Apparently, this works wonders. And its fragrance free so I feel like it would be alright to use on my face.

IMG_4757Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm

Nothing too special here, just a regular lip balm. I don’t think its available here in Dubai so I asked the cousin to pick one up for moi! I really love using this stuff before bed. Its quite thick, and it contains stuff like cocoa butter and menthol which I find very moisturising and tingly which I quite like! Very soothing too.

IMG_4758Maybelline Baby Lips Electro in Strike A Rose 

My cousin decided to get this for me because its a shade that she really enjoys using. It smells like candy but not overly sweet candy, SOUR CANDY! It smells like sour candy, yes.

Its a sheeny rosy shade which I think is perfect for everyday use, very excited to try this one out! I do love baby lips. Im not sure of the shades that are available here in Dubai but I do know that they did increase the price of it here. Puhlease!

IMG_4771The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm TRIO

Another little treat my cousin surprised me to! I do love me some lip balms. I haven’t opened all three of them, but since my 8 year old cousin said that the raspberry one was her favourite I decided to use that one first.

Smells like raspberry candy, and it has a pink tint of color! Its very moisturising and Ive been using it mostly before my lipstick application. The other ones are Strawberry and Passionberry. Im quite keen on trying the Passionberry one out because its purple! I might just cave in and open them all up now.

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Forever on that lip product hype as you can see. I do love my lippies!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Color Rush in Keep Mauving

Another favourite recommended by the cousin. I do believe you get this product here in Dubai but I never checked it out really. Its a chubby stick sort of product as you can tell, and I really love this shade! I have used it a few times and I find it to be very moisturising and long lasting. It is a little glossy but it isn’t a lip gloss, it almost looks natural.

Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in Sultry 

This is definitely my favourite! Very moisturising, long lasting and matte! I LOVE MATTE LIP PRODUCTS! I love the shade of pink its in and I love that its matte and moisturising, this is something I definitely do recommend. I don’t think this shade is available in Dubai but I do know that they have a glossy and matte range and that it costs AED 65 if I’m not mistaken.

One thing you do have to know about this product is that It does tingle on the lips a little bit. I think that probably has something to do with menthol or whatever, but it has a slightly minty tingle the first five minutes of wearing it perhaps.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lipgloss in Aurora 

If you’re addicted to youtube like I am you would undoubtedly know of Tanya Burr’s Cosmetics line. They obviously don’t sell in Dubai so I asked my cousin to pick this one up for me! I also wanted goodies from Zoellas line but everything I wanted was SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE! (I know!). Anyways, If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you would know that Im not really a lip gloss sort of person. But I have been using it quite on and off lately.

This lipgloss – I really do love! Its so not sticky or goopy and a little goes a long way. I love wearing this shade of pink, either on its own and on top of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Raffinee or MAC Verve matte lipsticks!

IMG_4772Rimmel London Soft Kohl Eyeliner

Another sneaky surprise that my cousin got me. Although we do get these here in Dubai, she still got me these as Ive been into using coloured eyeliners lately. I like using them on the outer corner of my waterline just to add some color to the usual black liner and mascara, just to switch things up a bit on a daily basis ya feel?

The shades I got are Stormy Grey, Denim Blue and Jungle Green.

I did get more products but I wasn’t happy with the pictures that I took of them so Im not posting those up here, lol.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe

I love using this stuff! Its so multipurpose and easy to use. Unfortunately not all the cool shades are available in Dubai (yet?), so I asked for this Taupe Shade. So far so good, I think its quite versatile and I think I can use it for various different looks. Only time will tell though eh?

The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge 

I love using blending sponges for concealer and highlighter and I was in need of a new one because the one I used previously was dying. This sponge has a very interesting shape which I am very excited to use. Do click on the link to know what I’m blabbering about though.

Do excuse my awfully long blog post. I do appreciate those of you actually scrolling through and reading all my blabber!

Im super excited about giving all these products a good try and sharing my reviews on them all on here. I haven’t included any swatches on here yet but I will in future posts! I have a good feeling about these products 🙂

PS. Do expect more hauls this month as it is the Dubai Shopping Festival
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