London Haul

A few weeks back I went to London. This is also one of the reasons I was absent for the entire month of November, but let's not talk about that anymore. I did buy some makeup and I thought it was just easier to talk about everything in short than to write an entire review about every single product. 

MAC Studio Waterweight SPF30 Foundation (NC30)

I got this one after trying it on at the Carnaby MAC store. To be honest, it was a bit of an impulse buy. I find it hard to say no when the MAC people are nice to me. Let's be honest, finding a friendly MAC person is like, finding a unicorn.. that juggles.. at full moon. However, I have #NoRagrets about this purchase at all. It wears so nicely and it makes my skin look photoshopped and it doesn't break me out. The only thing I dislike is that the bottle is made of glass, so that's not ideal for travelling. Luckily I hardly ever leave the house so it won't be an issue for me. Another thing that really stands out about this foundation is that it comes with a pipette. I think it's a bit gimmicky, but hey, it does work and it's hygenic so I'm not complaining. I only wonder how the pipette is going to work out for me when the foundation is running out. The foundation does have SPF30, but I'm not sure if it really works. After all, you don't put that thick of a layer on. In case you're wondering, the SPF doesn't leave a weird white cast when photographed. It would be really strange, since this foundation is the exact same as Smashbox Camera Ready foundation. How ironic would it be for that to photograph badly!

Soap and Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer

 After my stroll around Carnaby I ended up at a Boots and they had this buy 2 get 1 free sale going on. I decided to up my base game because the MAC lady did such a nice job. She used all MAC products on me, but my budget didn't feel like also getting a moisturizer, setting spray, primer and powder from MAC. In The Netherlands we don't get Soap & Glory and I'd heard some good things about their One Heck Of A Blot powder (from Claire Marshall on Youtube). This primer also looked really nice when I swatched it so I just decided to try it out. I really, really like this one! I think it works really nicely with this foundation. Again, #NoRagrets about this impulse buy!

Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF15

I only got this because where I live no drugstore sells sunscreen for your face in Oktober. This moisturizer was really cheap and it cointained SPF and the best thing about it is that it doesn't contain any weird ingredients. My skin tends to react to things and it didn't react to this moisturizer. I recommend checking it out if you have the chance!

Kiko Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow (Attractive Plum)

 As soon as I entered the Kiko store in Covent Garden I turned into the heart eye emoji. So pretty! So much makeup! Kind of affordable! I ended up getting this pretty cream eyeshadow stick. They all looked so pretty, but I settled on Attractive Plum because it looked nice with my eyes and I liked the pink micro glitter. I thought that was really unique. I've already used it a couple of times and I really like it so far.

Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Translucent Powder

I already mentioned why I got this, but I've been really impressed with this one! It feels very light on the skin and it wears really nicely. I sometimes tend to overuse my Kryolan powder, because it's a loose powder. I still love and adore that one to set the concealer under my eyes, but I now use this one for the rest of my face. I think it's a stellar combo.

Topshop Chameleon Highlighter (Mother of Pearl)

SO. MUCH. GLOW. I immediately got this one when I saw it, it's so so beautiful! I like it even more because it has a pink micro shimmer, which makes it really unique. This is one of those highlighters that'll make your cheekbones visible from the moon. I like that heavy strobe, so it's perfect for me. I've already gotten so many compliments on this one so I highly recommend picking it up. I think it's suitable for many skintones, but it is quite warm. One thing I dislike is the rubberized packaging. As you can see in the top picture it just looks gross and it easily picks up on dirt. Here's another gif because it's just that good.

Kiko Luscious Cream Lipstick (521 Dark Mauve)

All Kiko lipsticks looked so great! I tried finding a shade that I didn't own yet, so I settled on this unique dark mauve colour. I don't own many nudes to begin with and I'm horribly behind on that K*lie J*nner lip colour thing. I've been wearing this shade a lot. It's moisturizing and it goes with everything. I don't have any complaints about the wearing time either. It doesn't really have a scent either, it reminds me a bit of that non-smell that my Copacabana illuminator by NARS has. It's somewhat citrussy, but not really noticeable. The tube has kind of a special closure, it's a two-step process.  It's not difficult to open at all, but having to do it with one hand can be a struggle. I think it's a great idea because that way your lipsticks don't pop open in your bag (looking at you, MAC Lady Danger). This packaging however, might be a bit of an issue if you have some sort of a disability. 

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