Belated-Recent Buys

Hi ladies,

Hope you are having an awesome weekend!
For some reason I forgot to publish this old post of an interesting haul I had.
See the goodies. I promise I will keep this post short and sweet.

Yes, this involved A LOT of foundations and a lot of other stuff too.
As you can see this was not a drugstore haul but most of it was from blog sales!

Also, the good thing about posting this late is that I have now super tested everything you see on this photo so I can give you a trusted opinion on how they perform.

Foundation porn

Chanel- Pro Lumiere and Vitalumiere.
I got the Pro from a blog sale and the Vita from the Chanel counter.
I'm more inclined to the Vita just because it gives me that nice glow and looks like second skin. The Pro lumiere is fantastic with great coverage but for some reason if feels a tad more heavy on my skin. Both are fantastic and I would recommend them. Please bear in mind that Pro Lumiere will be soon discontinued. Stock up!

Guerlain-Lingerie de Peau 
I got both of these from a blog sale.
On the bottle it says invisible skin-foundation and that is exactly what it is- invisible. Such a nice foundation. Super easy to use. Fool proof and impossible to cake up! I got shade 2 and 3. The only bad thing is that it's £35.50 at counters. Thank god for blog sales. These were just £27 each.

The other stuff:

id Bare Minerals- Foundation in tan and Face colour in Warmth
These were too from a blog sale.
I don't use the foundation too much to be honest. I find that on it's own it does not give me that medium coverage I'm used to but it's lovely for on top of tinted moisturizers.
The face colour is like a bronzer really. It's very nice and it looks quite natural.
I quite enjoy both products and they have a special place in my collection.
These are my first bm products. They look like a promising brand!

Chanel- Soleil Tan de Chanel
This is a liquid highlighter in gold/bronzy tones. It's gorgeous and easy to use. It looks lovely in real life as well as on photos. Not sure to be honest I would repurchase this. I think it was a LE anyway but what I mean is that I'm not sure it was worth it. Boots N7 highlighter in peach is as good!
Also, the silly glass bottle with a tiny circle where the product comes out from is very hard to use and you need to do a lot of shaking.

Laura Mercier- Mineral Illuminating Powder
This thing is incredible. It has gold, emerald, topaz, quartz, ruby, etc dust! So it's all the dust from all these precious stones made into a face powder. It's incredible under artificial light and for the tear duct area. It's not glittery but sparkly and shiny. I love it and I use on those special occasions as I keep it like gold dust (I had to put the pun!)

The rest

Clarins- Daily Energizer Lotion and Wake-up Booster
I cannot explain how much I adore these two products. The came too from a blog sale!
The lotion is my go to lotion every day! Incredibly fast absorbing and it looks gorgeous under make-up. The smell is incredible too.

The booster is basically a very gentle toner what truly wakes up your skin. Lovely in the morning of just before going to bed. It smells like the lotion- gorgeous!
I will definitely repurchase these two.

Shu Uemura- Eyelash curlers
I wanted to try these for ages but the price was a bit much (about £20) for what it was. On a very stressful day at work I decided to go for it. Initially I thought it was magic and my eyelashes looked amazing. Now for some strange reason I'm not that wowed! Yes, they still look amazing and I think it's a good tool but I think this has been a bit too hyped.

Laura Mercier- Tinted Moisturiser
This too was from a blog sale. And this was another product I wanted to try for ages.
It's very good and yes it gives you a bit more coverage than the normal tinted moisturiser.
It blends amazingly onto the skin and it does last for a long time. I cannot compare it to any of the other TM I have- it's strange because it looks thick and heave but it's not! Me like.

Ufff- that was a lot of products!

I love everything actually and I enjoy using every single one of these products!
Yey for blog sales!

And talking of that- I still have a lot of stuff on my blog sale- feel free to have a look. I'm happy to negotiate!. Link.

Let me know if you have any questions about these.



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  1. Tali

    Tali on 10/22/2011 6:38 p.m. #

    Woah amazing haul! Am so curious about the guerlain foundations as I only tried once but it was orange on me :(( I want to hear how you find them after a lot of use... do they break you out?? xx

  2. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 10/22/2011 6:49 p.m. #

    @Tali: Hii!! I don't see them oxidizing on me and no- they don't break me out at all. But I know you have super sensitive skin. If you want I can give you a sample. Not sure how nice the girls at the counters are and how they go about giving samples. Also,we need to meet up for cake! ;0) X

  3. strī-linga

    strī-linga on 10/22/2011 7:29 p.m. #

    there's something absolutely magical about foundation.. :)

  4. Claire

    Claire on 10/22/2011 9:20 p.m. #

    Guerlain-Lingerie de Peau - I really ant to try this seen some fab reviews... when I pop to Harrods next month Im so going to get a sample - if poss obv!! <br /><br />I love foundations at the mo and like trying new ones!<br />xx

  5. The Peach

    The Peach on 10/22/2011 10:21 p.m. #

    That is a lot of stuff! But it looks like a bit of it came from blog sales, so thats not too bad! And I&#39;ll have to see what you have on your blog sale! Yay for hauls!

  6. Jenn

    Jenn on 10/23/2011 12:03 a.m. #

    wow you got some great things!! SO many awesome foundations <br /><br />xo Jenn<br /><br />

  7. Justine (Productrater)

    Justine (Productrater) on 10/23/2011 3:33 a.m. #

    Must of been an awesome blog sale! :)

  8. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 10/27/2011 8:45 p.m. #

    @strī-linga: Indeed there is! X<br /><br />@Claire: It&#39;s so nice but get a sample first as it&#39;s quite expensive. X<br /><br />@The Peach: Yes...a lot came from blog sales! That makes me feel somehow less guilty :) X<br /><br />@Jenn: Yes, some of my fabs! X<br /><br />@Justine: yes..they are not on anymore otherwise I would have liked them. X

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