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    make up haul

    My make-up collection is starting to increase rapidly and I’m running out of places to store it all, but of course, I couldn’t say no to a shopping trip to purchase some more.

    Here is what I bought:


    Make Up Revolution Iconic Lights and Contour Palette, £8. This palette comes with 8 contour/highlight shades to create those chiselled faces we are all after. It reminds me a lot of my Anastasia Beverly Hills Original Contour Kit which retails at £39 so if you are after something more affordable but also with great pigmentation and quality, I would definitely recommend this palette.


    Make Up Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Eyeshadow Palette, £4. For only £4, you get 12 matte neutral shades and a double ended applicator. I won’t be using the applicator as brushes work better but this little set would be great for a beginner. I lack matte eyeshadows in my collection so these will be great for transition shades and the choice of colours is perfect for everyday wear.


     Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, Ivory, £7.99. I was originally going to pick up Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation as I wanted a foundation that was lighter and contained SPF, unlike my current, to bring with me on holiday. I noticed Wake Me Up had SPF 15 and that this foundation has SPF 20 so I opted for this instead. This is a blind purchase, I have no idea if it has good reviews but I’m trying out for the first time tomorrow so fingers crossed I like it.


    Rimmel Supercurler Mascara, £6.99. I picked up another bottle of my favourite mascara. I find this mascara gives my lashes a real sense of length and volume. I have dead straight lashes so it maybe doesn’t keep them curled for 24 hours, or anywhere close, as mentioned but I don’t mind that too much.


    Rimmel Natural Bronzer, £5.99. If you spent £9 or more on selected Rimmel products in Boots, you got this bronzer for free. I’ve tried this bronzer before and I used to use it daily so it will be good to see if I still like it after all this time. This bronzer also has SPF 8 in the formula which, correct me if I am wrong, is quite unusual for a drugstore bronzer.


    Primark PS… Lip Liner Pencils, £1 each. I lack lip liners in my collection as I tend to find I only really get on with MAC lip liners and I just can’t justify buying too many at £12.50 a pop so when I saw these in Primark for £1 I thought I would give them a quick swatch. I wasn’t expecting much from these but they are surprisingly creamy and pigmented. They don’t drag your lips which is something I hate about some drugstore lip liners. I would say that the colours of the packaging don’t match the product colour exactly so try them out before you buy but I seriously suggest adding these into your collection.



    Primark PS… Kohl Eyeliner Pencils, Ivory and Green, £1 each. Like the lip liners, these are surprisingly creamy and apply well. The ivory shade will be perfect for the waterline and the green was sort of a impulse buy. I am trying to buy shades a little out of my comfort zone so that I can play around with make-up more. They have a good range of shades in each collection.


    MUA Lip Liner, Sloe Berry, £1. This is a dark purple lip liner which will be perfect for a lot of my darker lip shades. It doesn’t seem to be as creamy as the Primark liners but for £1, I’m okay with this.


    MUA Luxe Metallic Liquid Lipstick, Lustre, currently half price for £2. So far, I haven’t got on as well as I would like with this lipstick. The colour, a silver/nude, is gorgeous but it does take a few coats to get it looking opaque on the lips.  I find this means that the formula doesn’t dry down and stays tacky on the lips which is why I prefer lipsticks over glosses. It also has a strong scent which is another factor of certain make-up items I do not get on with. I will play about with this more though because I think the metallic, futuristic look on the lips is fun and quirky and the colour is lovely.


    MUA Lipstick, Raven, £1. This won’t be to everyone’s taste but I have wanted a black lipstick for the longest time. I have had a dark grey lipstick for a while now but wanted to go all the way with a true black lipstick and what better time to try it out now that it will be more ‘socially acceptable’ with the launch of the Kylie Jenner’s new lip kit in ‘Dead of Knight. I was on the hunt for a matte black but I wasn’t so lucky so I picked this up instead. Even if I don’t have the courage to wear this out, it will be great for Halloween.

    And that is everything I purchased in my wee make-up haul. I’d love to know how you got on with these products.

    Thanks for reading,


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    1. lizzgold
      June 18, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      Such great stuff! I love green eyeliner! I’ll either do a big black flick on the upper lash line with a little green on the lower lash line, or a thinner black line with a little green above it. And I found the exact same with the MUA Lustre Lipstick! Wasn’t a fan at all! But hey, what’s £2? Great post! 😀

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 19, 2016 / 3:22 am

        I wasn’t sure how to work my green eyeliner but I’ll definitely give these looks a go! Thanks 😊

    2. June 18, 2016 / 5:45 pm

      I love makeup haul!! The contour palette looks beaut! xx

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 19, 2016 / 3:22 am

        If you’re after something affordable, it’s a great little palette!

    3. June 18, 2016 / 7:02 pm

      I am literally obsessed with the make up revolution essential mattes I genuinely use it over the mattes in my naked palette.

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 19, 2016 / 3:23 am

        Oh wow! I’m finding it perfect for my holiday makeup routine!

    4. June 18, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Jealous! I want to go shopping so bad now haha!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 19, 2016 / 3:23 am

        Go treat yourself 😊

    5. June 18, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      I loved this post, I do love a good drugstore haul! The Rimmel Match perfection is great, and I seem to have just done the opposite to you and gone for the wake me up as I was after something really light haha! I too and debating rocking a black lip, but don’t think I quite have the courage for that yet! xxx

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 19, 2016 / 3:24 am

        Let’s be brave together aha!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 19, 2016 / 3:24 am

        Thanks lovely!

    6. June 19, 2016 / 8:21 am

      Ahh the more posts I see about the Revolution matte palette the more I want it! Also the Match Perfection foundation is my favourite ever drugstore foundation, it’s amazing! I hope you enjoy it too 🙂 x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 19, 2016 / 10:20 am

        I am really enjoying it while I’m here on holiday but I tend to prefer something with more coverage at home! X

        • June 19, 2016 / 10:55 am

          Ahh fair enough, glad it’s working for your holiday though! x

    7. June 19, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      I absolutely swear by Primark lip pencils! I love them so much, I just wish the Primark near me did a wider variety of shades! I also love the look of that MUA metallic liquid lipstick! The colour looks so promising in the picture, I hope you find a way to get some wear out of it!
      http://www.fallonrachelle.com x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        June 23, 2016 / 2:25 am

        Can’t really go wrong for the price!
        Thanks, I hope so too! x

    8. June 21, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Might have to go out and try a primary lip pencil now, I’m a bog fan of their cotton pads (although there not at all along the same lines!)

    9. Lexie
      July 6, 2016 / 11:27 pm

      that black lipstick 😍 & do a review on the foundation, i was thinking about trying that out myself!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 7, 2016 / 12:07 am

        Sure thing lovely! 😊

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