Monday, 23 May 2011

New Treats!

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, Benefit Bad Gal Lash, MAC 'Well Dressed' Blush, Nars 'Turkish Delight' Lipgloss

I mentioned in my previous post I spoilt myself a little while on holiday, and even though I spent a pretty penny I am super excited to have these products in my collection now! I actually bought Bad Gal Lash for a friend so obviously haven't tested it.

1. Laura Mercier Mineral Powder
This one was an impulse buy, a week before I went to the US. I needed a new mineral foundation and even though my very cheap Collection 2000 was doing a great job, I was running low and it has now been discontinued (boo!) 
I'd heard lots and lots of good things about this mineral powder, and after watching many a review on YouTube and scouring the blogs for reviews, I took the plunge, paid the £31 and prayed it arrived before I went away.
It did. And thankfully it was my perfect shade, if not a teeny bit pale (even for me!) but this will be fantastic in the autumn/winter months where I am fake tan free. 
The formula is perfect, its not cakey, it lasts all day, it works on my oily/combination skin and I didn't get that itchy feeling in hot weather (even in 32 degree C heat)
I used this loads (almost everyday) during my holiday and am now planning to use just for nights out / important dates and saving it mainly for the winter months where the shade will be much more suitable. 

2. MAC Well Dressed Blush
Well Dressed has been on my MAC must have list for ages and can you believe this is my first MAC blush.
It's a pale pink with blue and lilac undertones and takes quite a lot of brush swirling to get a good impact of colour on the cheek as it is not super pigmented. This being said its perfect for everyday use and a subtle hint of colour to a paler complection. 

3. NARS Turkish Delight Lipgloss
I bought this will such excitement and also anxiety as to whether I would get enough use out of it to justify its price tag. Fortunately I love the colour, the formulation...everything. I don't wear lipgloss. I find it sticky and grainy and hard to keep on. But I'd heard so many great things about Turkish Delight that I just went for it.
This is also a NARS lipgloss first and wow what a lipgloss! Not sticky in the slightest but smooth and creamy. 
I've tried this over MAC Angel (a favourite of Kim Kardashian) and also found that combination lovely. 
I will be wearing this a lot. Especially on nights out where I feel I am lacking that glossy lip look that I love.

What do you guys think about these products?  I love to hear your feedback / thoughts...




  1. I love the MAC blush! :) All the other products look great aswell! :) Hope you had a fab holiday xxx

  2. I agree with Hannah, I love Well Dressed. I really need to try some Laura Mercier products, I don't have any but have heard so many good things.

    Hope you had a fantastic holiday :) xx

  3. Very jealous! I want to try everything xx


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