Monday, 24 August 2015

♥ Holiday Makeup Haul

A few weeks ago I jetted off to Rome in Italy. I had an absolutely incredible holiday with a really great friend and we got to visit the majority of the insane attractions on offer in the city, including the Vatican, the Pantheon and the Colosseum... The ruins and architecture of a time before ours was obviously the highlight of my time away, but shopping in a Sephora was also very darn exciting for me!

The bulk of stuff I brought back with me were the five items I picked up in a Kiko store. I've heard so much about Kiko over the years but I hate shopping for beauty products online so I never ended up testing their stuff out, however cheap it seemed. When I spotted a Kiko store in Italy, though, I knew I had to go in and get a few things. Their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow has been compared to the By Terry alternative, and at only a few euro each, I just had to. I bought the shades 38, Golden Taupe and 39, Dark Taupe. They both contain shimmer and are drastically different. Golden Taupe is a lovely lilac based taupe shade while Dark Taupe is more of a gun mental grey. They do look brilliant together though and are super creamy. I then spotted the singular Infinity Eyeshadow. I opted for purple shades 233, Pearly Mahogany and 244, Pearly Orchid Violet. I'm so excited to see how the two shades work together and I'm sure I'll be making an online order of a palette to pop them into and a few more shades to join the collection really soon. Lastly, the Pigment Loose Eyeshadow just seemed so cheap for the amount of product you get. The shade 10, Light Taupe seemed to be a perfect highlight shade and is so girly and pink and unlike anything else I own. I'm totally blown away by Kiko and I'm kicking myself for not spending more while I was in Rome.

I managed to have a good browse in Sephora and though I could happily spend hundreds, I knew that wasn't a good idea (I am still a student, afterall) and instead just picked up three things I was really desperate for. As Sephora bits and pieces are quite hard, in my opinion, to get your hands on in the UK I just had to get the Sephora Multitasker Complexion brush (45) It applies foundation like a dream and is brilliant at buffing it right into the skin. The Two Faced Shadow Insurance was something I knew I would pick up when out there, as it worked out a few pounds cheaper than it would be in the UK. I'm yet to try it out but I'm sure it'll keep glitters exactly where I want them on my eyes. Lastly, I found the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover in a teeny tiny little bottle. It'll be perfect for travelling with.

Finally, I found myself at a MAC counter. I picked up Soar lip liner, after months of it being out of stock whenever I made a purchase. and since hearing Lily Pebbles go on about Mehr lipstick, I just had to pick it up.

I am absolutely delighted with all the bits and pieces I bought while on holiday and I can't wait to show you what they look like on!

Em x


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