Thursday, January 6, 2011

First Haul of 2011


Few bits I picked up recently

First off, little boring but a new brush. Rounded powder brush, I realized I don't like big flat brushes for my powder. I like big round ones! Nice and soft, Sephora brand has nice quality items

Ohhh NARS Luster, I have been lemming this forever! Totally worth the wait. The perfect summer blush ( I know it's January, but I am preparing) , sheer this out for the perfect glow, shimmery apricot, gorgeous


Fresh Supernova mascara, I don't know why I keep trying high end mascara's they always disappoint. This one is a bit better than my new recently acquired Dior Show, but def not worth $25


Since my skin is still recovering from previous issues I have been back to trying mineral make up. New in my collection, is the Korres mineral foundation. Review coming up soon! I was unable to find many reviews for this item online.
Still trying this one out but so far I am liking it! I'm in the shade Light 2


Next up is Smashbox. I have never tried anything from this brand. I did not like any of the famous "O" items, and have heard mixed reviews on their primers.

First up is their limited edition cream blush duo

Pretty packaging

The texture of this is very thin and emollient? Not as thick as the MAC blush creams and not as hard to retrieve from the pan as the NARS and Stila cream blushes.

The two colors, are both very wearable.
The lighter color is reminiscent of MAC's Ladyblush, and the darker side is similar to MAC's Posey


Last, is a single eyeshadow
Smashbox is Champagne. I found out my HG Champagne shadow is not sold in single form
( WHY!?) I have been trying to find dupes. Smashbox has a very similar texture to Lorac eye shadows. Buttery smooth!
Champagne is not the right match I may exchange it for "Shell" from Smashbox. I think I prefer a hint of pink in my gold shadows.


My last bit is my 100 point perk. A mini NARS illuminator in O. I have the full sized already, but really prefer this size for some reason


Swatches L-R
Luster, Lighter of the Smashbox Duo, Darker of the Duo, Champagne


I am actually a bit behind on some of my haul items... I have more I just have yet to post so expect a few more entries soon!! Catching up now!







15 comments:

  1. Great haul! I've been liking big round brushes for powder too (when I don't want to wear it was foundation lol) Can't wait to hear the foundation review!
    How has your skin held up in this cold weather? Mine started to flake really badly yesterday (after the storm..how weird lol)

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  2. Oh YAY you got LUSTER!!! actually i like to use eit all year-round... great for work because it doesnt look OTT and it adds a nice subtle glow.. and we all know NARS blushes are so pigmented.. you can't really over do it with Luster :) Great haul!!

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  3. Awesome first haul of the year :D
    The Smashbox cream blush duo is really pretty~

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  4. I love your hauls! They're perfect!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for the comment doll! I'm so happy to have found another NY blogger! I can't wait to read the review on the Korres foundation. I've only tried a few of their products, but have been pretty impressed.

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  6. I need that NARS blush. Thanks for the photos and swatches :)
    xx
    Alicia

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  7. Thats one hellll of a haul,
    yum yum yum that Nars blush looks gorgeous.

    Great post darlin, thanks for the swatches as always!

    Lovee Eliza xxx

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  9. I'm obsessed with Nars Loving the blush!!!

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  10. I recently bought Luster too!!! I loveeee it, it really does remind me of summer.

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  11. I recently bought Luster too!!! I loveeee it, it really does remind me of summer.

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  12. I love your hauls! They're perfect!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  13. Thats one hellll of a haul,
    yum yum yum that Nars blush looks gorgeous.

    Great post darlin, thanks for the swatches as always!

    Lovee Eliza xxx

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