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30/05/2012

HAUL: Things that I cannot afford (But love any way!)

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L-R: Illamasqua Blusher in Disobey|MAC Lipstick in Chatterbox|MAC Blush in Blushbaby|Illamasqua Skin Base in Shade 2

In my mad panic to look nice for my interview earlier this week I felt the need to buy some new make up, and I don’t do things in half measures.

I’d heard lots about the Illamasqua Skin Base foundation and thought I’d pick it up, I think it cost me £25ish and it’s the first foundation that I’ve ever tried that is actually pale enough for my face (maybe even too pale now it’s warming up a bit!) I’ve not given it a proper test run yet but I will let you know how it goes.

Then I needed a new interview lipstick, Chatterbox has been on my wishlist for years and it’s the perfect mixture of bright pink and a more muted raspberry tone. The amplified finish is lovely, it has a nice sheen to it but is fully opaque and lasts a decent amount of time on the lips.

I then turned to a new contour/blush duo, being a palester finding products to contour with that aren’t too muddy or orange is tricky and I’m afraid to say that Disobey is not perfect – it is quite warm toned but with a light hand and a lot of blending it’s workable.

Blushbaby is my new favourite blush. It’s such a lovely shade of pink with a little bit of brown in there too – perfect for use as both a blush and a contour, it blends to perfection and lasts quite a while on the skin.

MAC Cosmetics

Blushbaby - £14.50

Chatterbox – £13.50

Illamasqua

Disobey - £16.50

Skin Base - £25.00

Do you buy new make-up for special occasions?

Can anyone recommend a contour shade for someone as pale as me?

26 comments:

  1. OOOOHHH! I've been considering the Illamasqua skin base for a while, looking forward to hearing your thoughts :) xxx

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    1. I tried it today and it was love at first application! Will probably do a post on it over the next week or so! xx

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  2. If I can pretend it's a special occasion then I buy make up for it! ;) I'm not really a contour-y person so I'm not sure about that but Vivo do a gorgeous bronzer that's quite pale and shimmery :) xxx

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    1. Ooh I will have to check the Vivo bronzer out, danke! xx

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  3. I've wanted Chatterbox for YEARS but never got round to buying it. God knows why because with all the other lipsticks I've bought since that I never touch I probably could've bought about 20!

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    1. You should definitely get it! It's a beaut, such a pretty shade that's not like every other pink! xx

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  4. I like the look of Chatterbox :) x

    http://mummy-beautiful.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is lovely, will do a face of the day with it soon I think! xx

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  5. I love all of the goodies you brought! x

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  6. Very much looking forward to your thoughts on Skin Base! I've been debating getting it for a very long time as I've heard so many things about it - we have a similar skin tone so I'm especially interested.

    Chatterbox is my best friend's signature lipstick, I'm definitely going to try hers as it looks like a lovely shade.

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    1. Ooh if you've got any questions or anything you'd like answering, let me know :) xx

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  7. Chatterbox looks like such a lovely colour for Summer! xo

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  8. I'm craving a good old makeup haul!

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    1. I hadn't bought anything for ages so I appreciated it so much more! xx

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  9. Illamasqua cream pigment in hollow! I'm the same shade in skin base as you, and it's the perfect shade, not orange at all, yay! :) x

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    1. Ooh thanks doll! Will check it out next time I make an order! xx

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  10. Ohhhh good luck for your interview (well i hope it all works out!) Chatterbox was my first Mac lippie - 3 years later i'm still biting the bullet to actually wear it ;-) will have to check out blush baby xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely, and you should just go for it! I wore it to work today and got loads of compliments :)

      Blushbaby is so pretty, love the formula too! Will have to check out some other MAC blushes I think! xx

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  11. I LOVE MAC's blushbaby. Its one of my favourites for when I want a more sophisticated, natural look. I totally agree with everything you say about it. So glad to have it in my collection. Chatterbox looks good too. xo

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    1. It's most definitely a must-have in my collection now! Will never be without it! xx

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  12. Chatterbox is on my wish list! I swatched it in store and fell utterly in love xo

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    1. I love the formula of it as well as the colour, it wears so well! xx

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  13. I'd also recommend the Hollow Cream Pigment, it is seriously the PERFECT contour for pale skin. I have tried several and I know I never need find another one now I have it in my life! I want to try Skin Base but have an Illamasqua counter nowhere near me to get colour-matched. I keep meaning to go look at Chatterbox, it looks like a more wearable Impassioned, which is one of my favourites.

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    1. I'm definitely gonna get it! Gonna wait until I visit a counter (my nearest is in Birmingham!) so I can swatch it!

      I've always wanted Impassioned too! xx

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