Wednesday, 8 April 2015

All about that haul

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Hello everyone!
I hope you're enjoying the lovely weather as much as I am! I'm at home in Belfast for Easter and it's so nice and sunny here.

I have a bad habit of wandering into Superdrug and/or Boots during my lunch breaks. I'm usually quite well behaved and just leave with a swatch covered hand. However, a week or so ago I decided to treat myself and got a bit carried away! I originally planned to buy the Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit and a dark brownish red lip liner and lipstick but as you can see things didn't exactly go to plan haha.

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The first thing I picked up was the Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit. I'd read a lot of positive reviews for this and decided I wanted to purchase it after reading Magpie Jasmine's review. Highlighting and contouring has become so popular lately and it's something that I've never tried before. I received Benefit's High Beam a few years ago as a present and I love it but I've never bought any other highlighter or counter kit myself. This contour kit is really affordable at £6.49 so I thought why not buy it so I can give contouring a go. I'll be posting a review of this soon so keep an eye out if you're interested. Also, I have no idea what the green stuff on the Contour Kit is. It was there when I opened it!

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(Left - Right: Collection Gothic Glam Lipstick in #3 Revenge, Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Mystic, Barry M Lip Paint #129 Palest Lavender, MUA Matte Lipstick in Lilac Belle)

Next up are lipsticks. I've been wanting to get my hands on a dark brownish red lipstick for a while but haven't been able to fine one I like. I found the Collection Gothic Glam Lipstick in Revenge and although it wasn't exactly what I was looking for I really liked the look of it and decided to go for it as it was only £3. I had also seen my friend wearing it and liked it on her so I was hoping it would suit me too haha. I also bought Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Mystic. I have the shade Cherry from this range and I love it so I'm excited to try another. I decided to go out of my comfort zone and go for a bright colour as I usually stick to darker shades. I also ended up buying two other light purple lipsticks (in case you haven't already noticed, I love purple haha): Barry M Lip Paint 129 Palest Lavender and MUA Matte Lipstick in Lilac Belle. These were definitely impulse buys and I don't really think I'll get much wear out of them. Honestly I think I bought them in the hopes that they would suit me (unlikely) so we shall see!

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(Left - Right: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner #547 Pleasure Me Red, Barry M Lip Liner #9 Mulberry, Barry M Lip Liner #6  Chocolate)

I also bought some lip liners as this is something I'm seriously lacking in. I'd read a really positive review about the Barry M lip liners somewhere (can't remember where, sorry) so I picked up two of those: #9 Mulberry and #6 Chocolate. As you can see I've already used Mulberry and I really like it so far. I also bought Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Liner #547 Pleasure Me Red as I'm in need of red lip liner to stop my red lipsticks from bleeding. This shade is beautiful and seemed to just glide on when I swatched it on my hand.

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The last two things I bought are Collection Galactica Fast Stroke Metallic Eyeliner in Silver Lining and Barry M Dazzle Dust #105 Athena. I absolutely love silver things and liquid eyeliner so I couldn't resist grabbing the silver liquid liner. Dazzle Dusts are something I overlook as a lot of them are too bright and glittery for me but this one caught my eye. It's such a beautiful colour and looks great using both a dry brush and a damp brush.

Ok well that's it for my Superdrug haul.
I'd be interested to know if anyone else still uses Barry M Dazzle Dusts as I never see them in blog posts?

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a good day,


  1. The colour of that dazzle dust looks amazing- that's my favourite shade to use for eye shadows. I'd be really interested to know how you like it since I'm not so much for too much sparkle either!

    My Lovelier Days

  2. It's really pretty, it looks even nicer on and especially using a damp brush. I'll post swatches of it/an eye look with it soon :)

  3. Emily / Hannah9 April 2015 at 12:29

    What a lovely haul, you've picked up some beautiful bits. I especially like the lip sticks shades, the barry m one really caught my eye x

    han // emandhan xo

  4. You've definitely added a few more items to my wish list with this haul haha! I love your photography, how you edit the pictures to look like one :D

  5. Great haul! :) I picked up the Barry M Chisel & Contour set too and I am loving it - so affordable and such a good quality contour palette xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

  6. Hey, following your beautiful blog on bloglovin!! Loving this haul and I just adore those vampy lipstick shades! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  7. Haha my wish list seems to be never-ending! Thanks Harriet :) x

  8. Ah thank you! Hopefully I'll get the guts to wear them during the day haha x

  9. Thanks! It's the first time I've tried to wear some lighter lipsticks for spring haha x

  10. Thank you for the mention :) I hope you love the contour kit as much as me! I've never checked out Barry M's lip liners but I may have to now...xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  11. You have the most adorable and lovely photos ever! I realy love the items you picked up. The lipstick shades are really divine, and that contour kit looks gorgeous! Xx


  12. I've read such good things about the Barry M contour kit - I definitely think I'm going to pick one up! I work right next to a huge Boots, and often spend my lunch break in there too! Great haul x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  13. I wish I could try that contour kit, It looks great for an affordable product! Love the lip shades as well :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup (I nominated you for a Liebster award)

  14. Omg loving all of those purply lipstick colours!! You're making me want to go make-up shopping!x

  15. Great haul! I love the lipstick shades you bought x

  16. No problem! Honestly I really didn't like at first, every time I used it I ended up looking like I'd rub mud on my face haha. I like it a lot more now though. I think I just needed to get used to it since contouring is pretty new to me. Barry M's lipliners are pretty good, they have some lovely shades x

  17. Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my latest Alexander McQueen fashion post!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

  18. just want to say I love your photos! such great quality and style! lovely blog post too, definitely gonna have to pick up those lipliners x

  19. I really didn't like it at first but I love it now. I've just posted a review of it if you want to have a look! Oh man I don't think my wages would last too long if I were you haha. Thanks! x

  20. It's really great! Ah thank you so much Rachel!

  21. They're so lovely! Haha I know that feeling! x