13 August 2012

Make Up Shake Up! Shopping my stash #7 - plus, does anyone want to do an international makeup swap?!?

Week 7 of the Make Up Shake Up Series and this one's a good 'un, if I do say so myself! There are a few bits and bobs in this week's make up bag that I'm really looking forward to using. Read on to see what I'm planning on wearing this week.

EYES: I'm excited to play about with the MAC palette that I showed you here; it's full of smokey purples and greys and while the bottom tier is quite dark, I think the three shadows in the top tier will take me through the working week with ease.

On my brows I will be using a new brow palette I'm testing out so I'll tell you more about that at a later date.

LIPS: Keeping with the purple theme, I'll be teaming the shadows with this Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush Begun, which I picked up last week. I know, I know - the whole point of this series is to stop me buying more make up, but I popped into Superdrug to repurchase my favourite concealer, and I couldn't resist.  These are retailing for around €11 at Boots but in SD they're just €7.45 - so I was practically saving money. Right?!  

CHEEKS: I'll be using MAC's Blushcreme in Brit Wit (I showed you that here, as well) and applying it with my MAC 188 brush. I used to use it for foundation - you can read my review of it here - but I have a few other brushes now that I prefer, so I hope I've found another use for it.

FACE: As long as I'm not too flaky (an unfortunate side effect of this new skincare routine) I'll be using the new Urban Decay foundation, Naked Skin, and applying it with the UD Good Karma Optical Blurring brush. If it clings to any wee dry patches I'll switch back to my trusty Dior BB cream.
I've also restocked my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer which is just €4.95 but is absolutely brilliant. If you have a Superdrug near you, you should definitely try it out. And if you live somewhere that doesn't have a Superdrug, but you'd like to try this and some other drugstore or pharmacy products, just let me know  - I would really love to do an international swap!
What do you think of this week's selection? If you've tried any of it, let me know how you got on!


Adele said...

Love the colours of the MAC palette!
Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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Rainbow Gatherer said...

great products ,esp. the MAC eye palette's colours are just my style. I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love the colour palette, very pretty. Super products :)) Have a great week doll xx

EMA said...

The Mac palette looks absolutely great!


Cheryl said...

We have the same shopping guilt..I mean...logic! Start a blog to try use the stuff you already have :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I'm about to try that Naked Skin foundation. They've been touting it. Have a great week doll!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I want to try Naked Skin foundation too!

An international swap would be really fun but I'd have to see what the local brands are here (I'm clueless and still get the reliable international brands).

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Emma said...

What do you think of the UD Naked skin foundation?I'd love to see a review if you get a chance! Love the look of those eye colours! Can't wait til autumn to wear deeper colours n a daily basis!

Emma x

~~~**LimesandSmiles**~~~ said...

LOVely Products!! Ixx

Makeup Over Mind said...

Wish there was a Superdrug in Galway! :( Need a millon more RJBKBSs!!:) Serious acronym there! :) Dying to know how ya get on with it!

CeeCee said...

I kind of want everything here..make up envy! Although I have been using the Collection concealer, it's surprisingly great. :-)

Johanna said...

How is the Revlon bitten product? Always wanted to try it!

Leslie said...

Love the purple palette.. and brushes!

Have a great start to a new week!


Coco said...

Hello Emma, an international swap sounds great!is there any product retailed in Italy you would like to try?As your make-up collection is impressing, I don't know if I'm up to the challenge, but I'm in! I am also trying new products thanks to my subscription to Glossybox, so my makeup range is expanding steadfastly. Let's stay in touch about this swap, we could do it let's say in November, so we'll have the time to collect all is needed. Let me know how you got on with naked skin foundation, as I've heard wonders about it. I've just tried A new concealer by Sephora, and I'm enthusiast about it.kisses kisses

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