Friday, June 12, 2015

Superdrug Haul

At the end of last month I was browsing the Superdrug website and came to the realisation that I haven't actually tried anything from either Makeup Revolution or Makeup Academy (I'm 99% sure that's true, anyway) so I picked up a couple of bits.
Being a newbie to both brands I just picked up one shade in different products that I wanted to try with the idea that if formulations, pigmentation etc was good then I would build up the collection as time went on.

I haven't tried any of the products so this is just what I bought and my initial thoughts. I will post reviews as and when I try the bits and pieces.

 Left-right: Keep Crying For You, Lilac Belle, Persian Rose, Rebel Without Cause

Let's start with Makeup Revolution. 
I only picked up three things from them. I love lip products, they're probably my favourite beauty item to buy. I love that you can literally get every colour imaginable and unlike face products, you aren't limited shade wise. That being said, I do always tend to go quite drastic with a lip, I've only ever found one nude combo that I'm a fan of. Adding to my collection of statement lip shades, I picked up a lipstick in 'Rebel Without Cause' which is a berry toned purple. I also picked up one of their Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers in 'Keep Crying For You'.
Baked blushes have blown up recently so I had to pick up one of these from Makeup Revolution. I got ‘All I Think About Is You’ and it’s a gorgeous marbled pink shimmer.

Moving onto Makeup Academy... 
I picked up a few items because they had an offer where, if you spent a certain (low) amount, you got one of their limited edition 5th birthday eyeshadow palettes. It was a no brainer. The palette itself is beautiful, I love the shades. There are 12 shades, in what appear to be 2 finishes. There are 3 matte shades and the rest are varying degrees of shimmer. It's got warm pink toned shades but there is also a cooler blue/grey shimmer so there is something for everybody. I can’t wait to get using this.

Two more lipsticks were purchased. I went with a matte version in 'Lilac Belle' because you can never own too many purple lip products....or matte lip products. I also picked up 'Persian Rose' which is a hot pink colour which looks and smells a lot similar to my sole MAC lipstick in Pink Nouveau. I'm excited to see if it's a dupe or maybe that's as far as the comparison goes. We'll see.

I bought three face products. I picked up a loose powder and a stick concealer. I'm always keen to try new face products as shades pale enough for me are few and far between. I also chose one of their basic blushers in 'Candyfloss' which is a really pretty dusky rose colour.

Lastly, no makeup haul would be complete without mascara. You can't really go wrong with mascaras but I picked up the extreme version as I'm trying to get out of wearing fake lashes. I always end up with my real lashes somehow glued up my eyelids so, until I look into extensions, I'm all about the extreme volume mascaras. Hopefully this will do the job (non existent fingers crossed emoji).
I will let you all know my thoughts on all of these products. Do you have any products from either brand which you would recommend?
Nikki x
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