Recent Beauty Purchases!

Recent Beauty Purchases!

As a lover of all this beauty and makeup, there is nothing more exciting than buying new products and testing them out to see if they are worth it. Most of these products that I have purchased are ones that I have had my eye on for a while and have heard a lot of hype on them so lets get on to this mini makeup haul!

recent beauty purchases


I have been wanting to get this foundation forever as I have heard amazing things about it. Plus, I am all about any foundation that claims to give my skin a glow. Needless to say, this product did not disappoint; not only does it blend like a dream, it is easy to built up and gives my skin a beautiful finish without looking cake-y or exaggerating my dry areas.

Nars Sheer Glow FoundationRCMA NO COLOR POWDER

I believe this would have to be the most hyped up product among everything I have purchased. I first heard about this through Kathleen Lights on YouTube and after hearing her talk about it- I knew I had to get it. She claimed that this is a great dupe for the very much loved Laura Mercier Translucent Powder which costs quite a lot in comparison to this. Although I have not tried that one out, I am very much in love with this powder. Not only is this going to last me a VERY long time, it does a great job at setting my concealer which is what I mainly use it for. I love how it just gives such a smooth and flawless finish to my skin! Highly recommend this!

RCMA No Color Powder


Honestly, this is one product I am not quite sure how I feel about. I have dry skin but for some really weird reason, my eyelids are the only part on my face that decide to be excessively oily (go figure). Anyways, I decided to invest in this $26 eye primer because it is quite frustrating when you spend an hour doing your eye makeup and in about 15 minutes, it is a smudgy/creasy mess! I feel like this primer does help delay the creasing of my eyeshadow BUT it still does crease in about 5-6 hours. If this was a cheap primer, I would totally be okay with that, but if I am spending that much money on an EYE PRIMER, I need my eyeshadow to stay amazing all day, you know what I mean. Anyways, not quite sure how I feel about it; maybe I just have really excessively oily lids or something haha!

Nars Eyeshadow Primer


Fun fact: I rarely use setting sprays after doing my makeup. I figured it was time to invest in a good one and since everyone seems to loving this one, I decided to get it. I have only used this once until now so don’t really have any thoughts on it but can I just say, what is up with that smell?! I was not expecting it to smell that bad, but if any of you guys have used this setting spray, does the smell bother you or is it just me? Let me know!


I went in to Sephora wanting to buy the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer but somehow got convinced by the lady working there to buy this one! Not that I’m mad about it haha! This concealer has quite a thick formula but it does not feel or look cake-y/heavy what so ever. I do wish it had more coverage but overall I am pretty impressed with it. I do still want to get the Urban Decay one though as I have heard it has amazing coverage!

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer


This has to be my favourite product out of all the ones here. I am not really in to lip glosses but this gloss bomb by Fenty Beauty makes me want to wear lip gloss every day! It instantly makes my lips look so much more fuller and plumper. It gives the most beautiful yet subtle shine and I can literally wear this on top of any lippie and it will still look good. It does a great job at keeping my lips hydrated although it can get a little sticky but I don’t mind that much because of how good it makes my lips look! If you are looking for a good lip gloss, you need this in your life!

Fenty Beauty Lipgloss

Have you tried any of these products? If so, what are your thoughts on them? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading! xx



94 comments found

  1. I use this setting spray and you do get used to the smell, I don’t even notice anymore! My favourite thing about it is that it makes my makeup look more lived in, in the best possible way!

  2. I’ve wanted to try a fair few of these for a while, mainly because of YouTube. However’ they are a little out of my price range right now. Glad to see a unbiased opinion on them. Now you got me wanting to smell the Urban Decay spray! Ha. Thanks for the post. x

    1. Haha, same! Most of them Iโ€™ve discovered through YouTube! They are all high end thatโ€™s why it took me a while to get them as they had been on my list for awhile! xx

  3. I’m not the biggest fan of loose powders, as I always find them to be a bit messy ๐Ÿ˜› But heard great things on RCMA powder. My sister is leaving for New York next week, maybe I’ll put that on my shopping list ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Oh it does get really messy! But, I really love the way it looks so I guess itโ€™s fine haha!
      Oh yes, definitely do! Iโ€™m really loving it! ๐Ÿ’—

  4. I’ve always wanted to try out the Nars Sheer Glow foundation as it looks incredible on people! But I have ridiculously oily skin so I just don’t think it’ll suit me somehow!
    Love the UD setting spray though – that stuff is fab!

    Chloe โค

    1. Same here! Oh, I have dry skin so I have no idea how it would work for yours although it does not make my skin look super glowy or anything!
      Yayy, Iโ€™m glad i purchased it! xx

    1. It actually gave my skin amazing finish which I loved because my skin didnโ€™t look too Matte or too glowy so I can just put it on and not have to powder my face! xx

  5. I’ve wanted to try the fenty gloss but I haven’t yet. I’ve never used concealer or any primer so I might look into those.

    1. Itโ€™s amazing! Definitely get it if you can, as for the primer I would say maybe go for a cheaper option unless your eyelids get super oily like mine haha! xx

  6. I am not one to wear makeup and if I do then it’s normally just wearing lipstick but I am intrigued by this Fenty gloss, I’m not a gloss person but it always looks great on others.

    1. Iโ€™m really glad I finally got a good one, u had previously been using the elf one and I honestly didnโ€™t see a difference with it! Oh Iโ€™ll check that one out too and yes that setting powder is amazing for the price! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—

    1. I have tried 3 of her products and loved each of them! I totally agree she has done an amazing job with her line and I canโ€™t wait to try out more of her products! xx

  7. I haven’t tried that setting spray but have tried a cheaper one that smelled weird. Maybe there’s a common ingredient? Would love to try that gloss!

  8. I need to try RCMA powder, I also heard about it from Kathleen!
    Iโ€™ve been wanting to try that NARS primer, I have extremely oily eyelids, Iโ€™ve heard good things but Iโ€™m not sure.

    1. Yess girl, you definitely need to!
      Haha, Iโ€™m so glad I have someone else with super oily lids ๐Ÿ˜ญ
      Which primer do you use or how do you make your eyeshadow last? I would love to know! xx

      1. I know!!
        Right now I used urban decayโ€™s eden primer, which is mattifying! I think it works pretty decently! xx

  9. Dyinggggg to try the Nars foundation! That needs to be purchased ๐Ÿ˜‚ oooo loving all these products, youโ€™ve defo gave me a boost to just go ahead and try them! Great post!

  10. Lovely haul you got some lovely goodies. I have oily skin so I mostly stay away from the dewy foundations. I love Urban Decay setting spray. The RCMA powder is on my list for really long time even I first heard it from Kathleenlights. But may be I will be able to get it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh yes, I totally get you!
      A lot of people seem to be liking that setting spray so Iโ€™m excited to see how it works for me! You should deffo get it! xx

  11. To be honest, Iโ€™m not much of a makeupy person haha! But these seem like some really nice products. I think Iโ€™ll start as a beginner and hopefully work up to this kinda level! Super nice post ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Love this mini makeup haul! Iโ€™ve been dying to try the Fenty lip products!!! Looks so beautiful!

  13. I am such a huge fan of the eye shadow base. It makes such a huge difference. I love NARS products, so I will keep an eye out for the foundation you mentioned. Enjoy your purchases:)

  14. Iโ€™ve literally tried to write this comment about three times because of WordPress not letting me log in – anyways, I have hooded eyes so I always find eventually eyeshadow will start to crease but I find sometimes setting my primer with a little powder helps a bit!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

    1. Ahh, thatโ€™s so frustrating!
      Okay I have no idea if my eyes are hooded haha, I guess they are cause seriously itโ€™s annoying how much my eyeshadow creases. This tip sounds amazing, I will try it the next time!
      Thanks so much girl! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  15. I really love the NARS eyeshadow base, and I have oily eyelids as well. But I totally get what you mean about price, if it’s not working as you would like then there’s no need to spend the dough!

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