Heya lovelies ♥
How are you today?
Today is the independence day of Finland, so everyone is spending a nice day off from their work, school and such. For me, this was the perfect opportunity to take pictures of my latest beauty haul from MUA, which I made when they had this 35% off everything few weeks ago. I usually buy my makeup more or less one by one when the products end/dry up/are past their "best before" date, but I couldn't resist using the opportunity to try them out when they had big sales.
So, without further blabbering, here's what I bought, and quick swatches against skin (except for the nail polishes, of course). I had heard great things about this fairly affordable brand, and this far, I'm totally into the products. Of course, I need to use them in my face to see their real potential, but when I do, I'll let you know more. ♥
My whole haul:
I bought lots of different things, and I just can't wait to really get on trying them. I've had a makeup-free day today, so you have to wait at least until tomorrow to see any looks with these. Be sure to check my Instagram profile silvertigo for real-time snapshots from my life. ;)
Let's see the haul in detail...
First, on the left you can see Extreme Metallics in shade Glammed Up and on the right Trio Eyeshadow in shade Innocence. Both have fabulous shimmer and shine, without being too glittery. I already have tons of ideas on how to use these beauties!
I've never owned any eye dusts, but because of the sales, I decided to buy two to try them out. (There's also fabulous ones from Make Up Store, but they're not as affordable, so I haven't had the guts to buy them for trying.) These are shades 3 (green) and 1 (gray).
I love the fact these are so shiny, although the picture doesn't do them enough justice, to be honest. Especially the silvery one found it's way to my heart as soon as I tried it out.
I'm not sure if I went a little crazy while browsing the sales on the website, but somehow I managed to buy nearly more makeup for my lips than I have worn the past year - or in my entire life, for that matter... I got two Sheer Finish lipglosses (Lets Meet and Just Incase) and two Kiss Proof lip stains (Fruitilicious and Fabulicious). Not that it stops there...
...because apparently I decided I will learn to do proper lip makeup. So that meant three Intense Colour lip liners (Pink Me Up, Red Drama and Softly Lined)...
...and five lipsticks. (Shades 5, 4, 12, 14 - Bare, and 15 - Juicy) But for my defense, they are normally £1 each, and they were 35% off... Well, you do the math, I just had to get them for such an amazing price.
From the left: Lip liners Pink Me Up, Red Drama, Softly Lined and lip stains Fabulicious, Fruitilicious. The lip stains smell so adorable, and have great pigment in them. And the consistency of the lip liners feels pretty perfect to me - we just have to see how they behave in use.
From the left: Lipsticks 14, 15, 4, 12, 5 and lipglosses Lets Meet, Just Incase. None of them is very bright, but as I like to play more with my eye makeup, these are perfect for my use.
Of course I couldn't resist buying nail polish - but only got three because I can admit being skeptical about the price-quality equation.
At least on my swatch wheel, they look great. The golden one is supposed to be crackle polish, but it didn't do so over plastic. But I tried it over my nail (with polish) and it makes a very fine and neat crackling effect. From left: Pistachio Ice Cream, Mud Pie, Nail Quake Crackle Glitter Gold
MUA has also a fabulous selection of eye shadows. I already had a great colorful palette from Nelly.com, but it lacks neutral and metallic shades quite a bit, so I thought I could innocently buy a palette or two to broaden my personal selection.
This one is called Glamour Days, and I love the variety of colors in here. And look at all the shine! I'm quite sure I'll be good friends with this one in the Summer. ;)
This one was my absolute must-have, with all the gold tones and the metallic shine. So let me introduce you to Going For Gold.
Gold, gold, and more gold. Gotta love this palette so, so much. I'm imagining many different party looks with these colors, and I may even create one of them just for fun tomorrow as I don't have anything else to do, anyways.
And because I have been using my neutral palette from Nelly.com so much that the light shades aren't even there anymore, and the darker ones are a bit funny for my skintone, I decided it was time to invest on Undressed palette. This is told to be a nice budget-friendly equivalent for the Urban Decay Naked palettes so really, why not to buy it?
So many beautiful shades of brown, and shimmer! The lightest shade seems to be really close to my skintone so it'll be perfect help for blending and such, and the darkest will definitely be a great for creating smoky eye looks. I'm so excited about this palette!
And last but not least is Dusk til Dawn palette, with amazing shades of blue, brown and gray. This palette is great for transforming your day look into night look, and with colors like these, I'm sure it does that. I don't usually wear blue eye shadow, but this palette really makes me wanna try it.
These colors are all so amazing, but I really fancy the glittery black shade on the right, it will be so amazing when you make it into eye liner with some water. (Which reminds me, I have a fun makeup post in store for you, using that technique.)
I really think all the products are amazing - I just need to find out how well they'll stay on in use. But that's something I'll work on tomorrow and the weekend. Now I only need to update my liquid liner, and I'm all set for many months when it comes to makeup. How great is that?
So, what do you think about my haul? Have you ever used any products from MUA, and did you like them? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments! ♥
Now I need to go arrange my boxes and such to find perfect places for all these beautiful products. Which brings me to another point: Would you be interested in updated version of my nail art/nail care products? I have been getting lots of stuff since I last posted about them, so I thought an update might be fun. I could also tell about my favorites and such - that's if you would like to hear about them. :)
I hope you're all having a great day, and enjoy the rest of the week!
Blog ya later,