Monday, 7 April 2014

Saving Money on Spring Makeup

It's ironic how I'm sat in my dining room with a blanket trying to find the motivation to get up and make myself a cup of tea yet I'm going to be talking about Spring appropriate makeup. THIS IS (beauty blogging) ENGLAND. All three of these products have been hyped up in the beauty world and, of course, I fell victim to positive reviews and now have my hands on these fairly new releases.

Recently my skin has been awful, I've had a lot of spots and redness yet, up until a few months ago, my skin used to be clear most of the time. I'm not entirely sure what has caused the change in my skin as my skincare consists of Simple and Johnsons', both unoffending brands, but think it could be down to the fact that I wear foundation every day and my skin can't breathe. I'd been wanting a really lightweight base and so when I saw L'Oreal's Nude Magique Eau De Teint on offer at Asda for £7 (usually £9.99 at Boots) there wasn't a better time to buy it. I've used this foundation a few times but can't give my opinion on it just yet as I haven't used it enough but I will definitely be doing a full review when I have done so. It offers SPF 18 and claims to be non-pore clogging with a formula as light as water which sounds perfect for if we ever get any warmth and sunshine as I would hate to be wearing a heavy base.

From the first time I swatched Sleek's Pink Lemonade I knew I had to have the pink filled palette to fulfill my girly needs but resisted buying it for a few months and assumed it would no longer be available as I did initially think it was limited edition. When reading Kayleigh's (Couture Girl's) review on the palette I saw she had also included an Amazon link where it was being sold at £8 with 99p shipping which is £1 (I actually had to use my phone's calculator to work out the difference between £9.99 and £8.99, THE SHAME) cheaper than it is at Superdrug so popped it in my virtual basket. Again I'm doing to do a full review on this palette but I've been trying it out everyday since it arrived and all of the shades are very pigmented and give a fresh, dewy glow to the cheeks and I can see it being as loved as my Lace palette.

Lastly is a Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm purchase in the shade Unapologetic which I have decided is one of the nicest lip colours I own and also one of my favourites as it is a bright pinky, red which gives a lovely pop of colour. I bought this with a Boots £2 off Revlon lipstick voucher making it £5.99 instead of £7.99 and the cashier told me she didn't think these balms were supposed to be included in the offer but she did it anyway as she said they didn't specify otherwise. Whoever you are, you are a retail rebel and you have enriched my life greatly. I can see myself wearing this a lot over the coming months and also think it would be perfect with a tan as it's the type of colour that would stand out even more against a darker complexion but, until then, I will just have to substitute my dream with bronzer.

From left to right: Revlon's Unapologetic and then Sleek's Pink Lemonade: Icing Sugar, Macaroon, Pink Mint

I'm planning on wearing a combination of all of these products as a go-to Spring look a lot to give a fresh and bright look and am really excited to have some warm weather. Have you bought any of these products so far, what are your thoughts? Or have you opted for different products? Oh, and it's just started raining.


  1. Ahhh all lovely colours. I neeeed some more Spring makeup!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

    1. They are aren't they, so bright and colourful! It's so much fun buying new season makeup haha! x

  2. They are lovely colours, makes me what to go shopping - sorry to hear about your skin I hope it clears up real soon :) xx

    1. Every time I see a blog post about a product I feel an urge to go shopping too haha, so bad when I'm trying to cut down on the amount of makeup I own! Aw thank you, I'm really not sure what's going on it goes through moments where it feels itchy as well, it's really strange! xx