Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Beautiful Goodies From Estee Lauder & Benefit

As promised, here's another show and tell of my recent pay day shopping spree.
Initially I only went in to town to pick up one product.
How does walking in to Debenhams for a re-purchase of Estee Lauder Double Wear result in multiple product purchases you may ask? The products are too beautiful and hard to resist once you start swatching. So what did I get?
 As mentioned, I re-purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in the shade 'Tawny', this is my third bottle and I absolutely love this stuff. Not only does this foundation offer amazing, buildable coverage, it lasts all day, offers a great colour selection, has luxurious packaging and works well with my oily skin. Sure it has no pump, but who cares when a foundation is this good? I don't!
I also picked up the Double Wear Powder in the shade 'Sand', I was previously using the Maybelline Dream Matte powder which was brilliant until they discontinued it so now I'm on the hunt for a replacement! So far, the Double Wear and Mac Studio Fix Powder are strong contenders for the top spot.
Then whilst mid swatch-fest I happened to glance over at the lipsticks and began testing them on my hand, big mistake, not only due to the mess I made but also because I couldn't resist buying two. I decided on 'Vanilla Truffle' a pretty, pink toned nude and 'Pink Sand' a pale pink which reminded me of Mac's 'Hue'.
This is undoubtably where my spree should of ended but at the last minute I couldn't help but pick up a Pure Colour Stay On Shadow Paint in the shade 'Halo' a neutral beige with slight shimmer. And if that wasn't bad enough, at the last minute I ran over to the Benefit counter and requested a Fake Up concealer in the shade 'Medium' before finally realising the majority of my money had vanished and I needed to make a swift exit.

Help, I have a problem.

19 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

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    1. I've only tried it once so far but have high hopes for it, the packaging is adorable and the idea is good - hopefully it works for me too! x

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  2. Ah wow this is an amazing haul! I really want to try Double Wear now they've brought in a super pale shade.. the powder looks fab. I love the look of the lipsticks too, such beautiful packaging xx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Oh, double wear is amazing! You have to at least go and get a sample or you're missing out ;) x

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  3. The two lipsticks look lovely. Ive actually had my eye on vanilla truffle for such a long time. Why havent I purchased it yet!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. I love Vanilla Truffle, it's a lovely nude - such pretty packaging as well! x

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  4. You have the best hauls :) x

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  5. haha..ya I know the feeling...is Vanilla Trouffle more on the pink or brown side of nude? Still looking for the ultimate dupe to MAC Creme d´Nude!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Pink, definitely I hate brown nudes they do nothing for me! :) I've not tried Creme D'Nude, but I love Natural Collections 'Apple Blossom' its a pale, pink nude! x

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  6. the lipsticks are so pretty! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aren't they just? Such nice packaging! x

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  7. The lipsticks are STUNNING! Can't wait to see a full post on them x

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    1. I'll make sure I post a full review and swatches of them soon! x

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  8. OMG, the perfect make up haul! xx

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  9. Pink sand looks so cute. I've only ever tried a powder from Estee Lauder but everyone goes on about double wear. And me with oily skin, it seems to be a perfect match :)

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    1. Definitely, it's the ultimate foundation for anybody with oily skin - doesn't move! Try and head to a counter and pick up a sample! x

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  10. Lipsticks look gorgeous, are the at all drying? Xo

    www.elizabethlousialoves.blogspot.com

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