Thursday, 23 December 2010

washington part 1

First part of my purchases from Washington DC, the makeup. I'll post about the clothes another time (hopefully!)

This isn't actually everything, I forgot to add the MAC blush (seen in my last post), and a few nail polishes which you'll probably see at some point.

First up, a list of eveyrthing pictured:
Benefit 'Some beauty to love' set $29
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick $14.50
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium $26
MAC #189 Face Brush $42 (!!, didn't actually realise the price of this)
MAC #219 Brush $24.50
MAC #242 Brush $24.50
Sephora Lipstick that I think is Innocent Beige here but I'm not sure - if it is, $12
Sephora double ended brush $35
Diorshow Mascara $24
Strawberry lipbalm that smells awesome and probably cost about $3

(links to a lot of these are included in my last post)

I don't wear the lipsticks much in the daytime apart from weekends but I do like them together - the Sephora one on top.
I wear the mascara every day and although I think it's good I don't think I'll be repurchasing, I just don't think it's that amazing.

inside

Here are the contents of the Benefit set - That Gal primer, Coralista blush, Bad Gal mascara and Eye Bright eye pencil.
I haven't really used the primer too much, it's the first primer I've ever owned and I've never really seen it as something that I need to use - maybe I'm missing something?
I wear the blusher every day, I love it. It can be a little bright so I usually wear the MAC MSF over the top of it to tone it down.
I did try using the eye pencil but didn't really notice much difference with it.
I've used the mascara a couple of times and I'm sure it deserves the great reviews it gets but I'm sticking with the Dior for a while - mainly because it's Dior!

brushes

The brushes. I use the pink one most as you can probably tell, I use the end pictured to apply my MSF. As I'm not a huge eyeshadow wearer the smaller two brushes don't get much use but I thought they would be good to have. I use the face brush with my MAC blush but I'm not sure I'm using it for what it's meant for?

I did take a photo of my current nails on my webcam but as usual the quality is awful - exceptionally today, so I'm not going to post it on the blog, but you can click here to see it if you really want to.

And I think that's it. If this was in the UK and I bought that much stuff (read: spent that amount of money) in the space of a week I'd be feeling incredibly guilty, but I think the fact I had a set amount of money to spend up with not much else to spend it on, I can justify it :)

Well, I hope you liked, and if you have any tips on how I should be using my brushes (in particular the MAC face brush) let me know!

In case I don't post again before (I was intending to but don't actually think I'll have enough time), I hope you all have a brilliant christmas and new year!
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