Saturday, 4 July 2015

Shop the Stash | July

Hands up, I know I missed the June edition of this, sorry.  Life just got in the way a bit, anyway enough of the excuses, lets see what I've picked for this month :)


These are mostly new to me, which is why I really want to use them to give them a good test for you lovely peeps.  There's 2 of the new Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque's*, an old Makeup Revolution Salvation lip gloss* (crazy intense pigmentation!), a GOSH Forever lip shine* (crazy pigmentation again), a Neve Yumtime lip balm* (also very pigmented) and finally one of the new L'Oreal lip glosses (from my £15 high street challenge for June).



For this I've picked the L'Oreal Infallible 24hr foundation (sadly, too dark for me - this was from my £15 high street challenge in April), I love the coverage and finish of this, I just need it in a lighter shade.  I've also picked the Claudia Louch mousse foundation*, this I had mixed feelings about, it's stunning when on perfect skin, so I've put this in there for the days in the month where I don't have any dry skin issues.  Finally, I'm trying to experiment and test my new YSL Fusion foundation - so far I've found this is best on well primed skin, applied with a brush and finished with a beauty blender (a nice combo I've discovered!) this is also the tiniest bit too dark for me (the YSL lady in Debenhams always insists on matching me too dark... ).



Some staples here and some new things.  My Smashbox 24hr eye shadow primer is amazing, I don't use anything else, so I had to include it.  Same goes for my GOSH Forever eye shadow stick in 01 silver rose, they're a great combo for long lasting eye shadow.  I'm yet to use the crayon that came in last month's My Little Box*, so I've included that to give it a whirl.  I'm also giving some attention to the new Maybelline The Nudes palette*, this I've been seriously impressed with (full review coming soon).  Also my YSL Babydoll mascara*, there'll also be a full review of this coming soon, I just need to take the photo's (it's seriously amazing).  And finally thanks to Beauty at Tesco and their free sample thing they did, I've also got a Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara to try (given the name, I have high hopes for this).



I'm not quite ready to take the Milani blushers out of my makeup box and into my collection, so I'm keeping this out for my shop the stash, I bought these for another £15 high street challenge and really love them (the rose blusher at the top of the pic more than the other one).  I've also picked my beloved Smashbox blusher in the shade chiffon (here's an old review of it with bad photography!), it's seriously beautiful with a soft gold shimmer.



I'm keeping my concealer choices simple, the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer* (I freakin' love this - review here), and my Claudia Louch Concealer* - I've included this as I need to use it more so I can build up a review of it for you :)



All of my favourite brow products.  Starting off with the Anastasia DipBrow pomade (my go-to brow product at the mo), the Anastasia Brow Wiz (good for when you have maintained brows), the Maybelline Brow satin* (really nice product, good for pretty natural brows), and the Essence Make Me Brow (amazing dupe for the Benefit Gimmie Brow).



For bold liner, the Essence Liquid Eyeliner (it's decent, but not exactly precise), for precise beautiful liner, the Dolly Wink eyeliner* (possibly my favourite liner ever, a definite repurchase).  And for kohl I've picked my Tara Tarantino one (very black and pretty soft, very nice) and my new L'Oreal Infallible liner (not as black but longer lasting).

Eye liner


Keeping it simple as I don't contour that much, so I've picked my Maybelline Master Sculpt contour kit* in Light/Medium (this is really lovely, full review here), and my Neve Contourmania contour pencil*.



I'm still testing these so had to include them really, there's the Laura Mercier Loose setting powder* in the lightest shade, and the Guerlian Meteorites compact* (seriously head over heels in love with this, SO BEAUTIFUL!)

Setting powders

I know there's quite a lot of PR samples in this month's shop the stash, but that's just how it worked out, I certainly didn't plan it like that :)  I hope you like my picks, and if there's anything you're desperate to see reviewed soon, let me know and I'll make sure I'll get the review up sooner rather than later.
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