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4 New Beauty Buys | Review & Swatches

4 New Beauty Buys | Review & Swatches
Mules, denim jackets and bardot dresses - spring has arrived meaning not only is it time to update my wardrobe, it's time to swap out my bold makeup for the bare and ponder over new product debuts and lust-worthy collections. So when I read my horoscope and it said to treat myself this month, I thought I'd be damned if I didn't deserve it... so I did. And here's what I bought and my first thoughts.

Estée Lauder Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher £25.00
Following on from my slight obsession with BECCA's Backlight Priming Filter, Estée Lauder Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher dispels dullness yet is far more hydrating and plumping. The primer/finisher has a gel-meets-lotion texture that's lightweight under makeup and non-greasy and gives a beautiful healthy glow to your skin. But what I love most is how it keeps my foundation looking fresh for as long as I'm wearing it. And in addition to its makeup prolonging powers, it contains special hydrators and skin-smoothing Vitamin E, Rice Bran Extract and Shea Butter. I think this one's a keeper and if your skin is on the dry side, you'll love it. 

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter $30.00 (Not yet released in UK)
I jumped the gun on this one and had it shipped across the ocean as I couldn't stand the anticipation. Can you blame me? I'd be lying if I said I didn't buy Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter solely for its packaging, but the heart-shaped packaging is seriously pretty and the diamond design is almost too-pretty-to-use. Much to my surprise the shade Blinded By The Light, isn't exactly blinding! The warm beige highlight has a pearlescent high-shine, yet imparts a delicate every-day glow when applied to the skin due to its sheer coverage. However, it is buildable and can be applied wet for a more intense highlight. But whilst it's not what I expected, I've been sweeping it onto my cheekbones daily and heck, it even lasted through a gym sesh!

Benefit GALifornia Blush

Benefit GALifornia Blush £24.50
Benefit have FINALLY expanded their cult box blusher collection and it has me excited. TBH, up until now I've not been all that interested in Benefit's latest releases. But Benefit's GALifornia Golden Pink Blusher gives me some major summer vibes with it's illustrated box, sun embossed design and golden overspray. I can imagine the new permanent boxed blusher will be a hit for many, as it's not too coral and not too pink and the fine golden overspray, (which I'm sure will disappear over time) imparts a luminous sheen on the skin. It's smooth, blendable and easy to apply and comes with Benefit's classic flat bristled blush brush.

Buxom 'Full-On™ Lip Cream' in White Russian £15.00
Buxom have made a comeback to the UK and are now available online at one of my favourite beauty retailers Debenhams. Glossy glosses are perfect for the spring summer months and whilst they may have taken a back seat during the matte liquid lipstick craze, for me gloss is a mainstay no matter how much of a disaster it is when the wind blows (the struggles of being a lip gloss lover!). But Buxom's  'Full-On™ Lip Cream' in White Russian won't get stuck to your hair in the wind and has a non-nonsense formula with no glitter or sparkle, it's simply liquid gloss that leaves my lips soft and visibly plumper. The kinda gloss every girl needs in her makeup arsenal.




Have you tried any of these products, or bought anything new?
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