Monday, 24 April 2017

Boots & Kiko Haul

Yes, you're reading the title correctly. I have, once again, bought makeup. I went shopping the other day with my mum and we just spent the day perusing the shops and having lunch, and at the end of the day I had *maybe kind of accidentally on purpose* bought more makeup? I also bought some skincare products as well, but I thought that I would put them in a different post, which will be posted in a few days. 

My first stop was in Boots as I have hit pan on the powder that I am currently using, so I wanted to buy a back up for when it eventually runs out. The Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder is only £3.99 and it honestly works so well - the best drugstore powder I've tried so far. I then needed to buy another Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, as I have lost mine, and I bought a two pack as I want to try cream contouring, so I need two to keep the colours separate. This two pack is £9.99. As you will have read in my last blog post, I have been really into bronzer recently, and so I wanted to pick up a new one as I only own one at the moment. I used to have the Soap & Glory Solar Powder ages ago, and I loved it, so I picked it up again to see what I think about it now. It is £11.

It looks like it will work quite well for me as it has two different shades, so you can keep it light or darken it for more intensity, so I should be able to find a colour that looks somewhat natural on me.

I then went to The Body Shop as I needed to repurchase the Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops as I have gone through a whole bottle. This is £10.

I then went into Kiko as I want to try out more of their makeup. This is where I splurged for no reason really, just on a whim. I was looking through their bronzer section, and I saw the Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour. I swatched it on the back of my hand, and it felt very creamy and easy to blend, which is important for me as I am pale so contour products never seem to suit me. I bought the lighter shade and will test out this product soon. It is £9.90. I then decided to try out a lipstick, as I haven't tried Kiko lipsticks yet. I bought the Unlimited Stylo Lipstick in 03, which looks to be like a  pink shade with slight brown undertones - like a Spring nude. It was £8.90. The one thing that I know I love from Kiko is their eyeshadows - I have one of their water eyeshadows already in a gold shade, and it is my go to eyeshadow for a night out, so I wanted to try another shade. 

The Water Eyeshadow in 200 is a champagne shade with slight bronze undertones. It is very shimmery, which I love to use all over the lid. This colour sort of reminds me of my favourite shade from the Naked palette - 'Sidecar'. Hopefully it will live up to that standard. This is £8.90 but it is honestly so worth the price.

Kiko were having a sale on their other eyeshadows, which meant that they were only £2.50 each, so I picked up two. 03 (left) is a bronze shade with red undertones, and 07 is a bronze shade with grey undertones. These shades are both shimmery and look very versatile.

Have you tried any of these products?

Roisin <3