Last week I was excitingly asked if I wanted to pick out a few beauty products from the House of Fraser website to try out... and I of course said yes, who wouldn't?!
Now I may have spent the entire night browsing the makeup department of HoF trying to decide what to pick whilst creating a fantasy wish list in my head just in case I ever win the lottery - a girl can dream. But I finally picked out three products that I was excited about and knew I could use through each season... forever being savvy!
MAC Eye Shadow x 9 (Burgundy Times Nine) - £25.00 HERE
The first product I picked out was this a-mazing warm smokey palette that I just can't stop swooning over and swatching! Yes, it's dinky but you get 9 MAC shades to try out and they are all beyond pigmented and possibly the nicest I've ever blended with.... trust me this palette can create an amazing smokey eye! I of course went for this palette because it's just beautiful but also because I know I will use every shade and none will be neglected much like a lot of the palettes I own. I also know I will be able to create everyday looks with this, deep smokey looks and go totally matte some days or full on shimmer as there are a good mix of formulas in the palette. Favourite shades have to be Antiqued, Quarry and Star Violet. I've not been as excited about using an eyeshadow palette in a long time and keep thinking of the gorgeous autumnal looks I will be able to create with it in a few months!
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick - £15.50 HERE
Staying with MAC I carefully decided on a nude lipstick that would suit both my fair skin and also my skin when I fake tan and I amazingly did it with the stunning Velvet Teddy! I'd say Velvet Teddy is a very on-trend matte nude with a deep beige tone that will suit so many skin types. As this was my first matte lipstick (I think!) from MAC I was concerned that it would be too drying for me but in fact it's totally comfortable on the lips and has movement so your lips don't feel like are wearing a drying face mask and may crack at any time. Again I'm very much looking forward to wearing this all wear round and can see it becoming a staple nude for me. So so pleased with this product!
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray - £9.00 HERE
Lastly I decided to try out the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray but in the travel size 30ml bottle. This made sense as I will be going on holiday later in the year so the size of it is ideal for then and in the mean time I get to use it day-to-day and test it out before deciding if it's worth spending £22 on the full size 118ml bottle. Urban Decay now do a range of different makeup setting sprays but thankfully the travel size is for oil-control something I need with my oily/combination skin. I've yet to try this out but I'm hoping this will make my foundation last longer especially on my T-zone and stop that 5pm oil shine. If this is a hit I will be taking it on holiday with me and include a review of it in my 'What's in my Holiday Makeup Bag' blog post nearer the time!
Let me know what you think of my picks, especially the stunning MAC eyeshadow palette... I think I need another one now!