Beauty Haul: The Review


This is a little update on my recent purchases, including the Too Faced Ross & Rachel and Carrie & Big Bronzer that I picked up at TK Maxx last weekend, and a couple of other newbies to my collection.

This is a compilation of more pricy premium brands, but don’t worry if they are a little out of your price bracket, I will be doing a drugstore, affordable brand review soon!


Ross & Rachel

Too Faced Ross and Rachel Bronzer Blush
I initially thought this bronzer might be a little dark for my pale complexion, but when TK Maxx are selling it for £9.99, I am willing to take that risk! I’ve tried it a few times now, and think it’s a beautiful product. Using a light hand when applying makes the bronzer intensity lessen and gives me a natural glow. It lasts all day and would suit people of any skin tone. I’ll definitely be using this regularly! 8/10


Carrie & Big

Too Faced Carrie & Big Bronzer Blush
This bronzer has peachy undertones and is lighter in shade the the Ross & Rachel one. I think this suits my skin tone a bit better and gives it a lovely peachy glow. I can’t say I have a favourite between the two, it just depends on what look I’m going for! 8/10



MAC Satin Lipstick in Spirit
I was, until recently, a MAC lipstick virgin. I know, I will hang my head in shame. I have had plenty of products from MAC over the years, and really don’t know why a lipstick wasn’t one of them. Now, I did my research before deciding on this colour, I wanted brown undertones and a ‘my lips but better’ shade. It’s exactly what I got. I love the colour and creamy consistency, it’s last a very long time without having to reapply and I’ve had lots of compliments when wearing it. 9/10



NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie
This lip pencil is one item I didn’t do loads of research on before buying it, I went on a recommendation instead. I think at £20 it was a little overpriced for what you get. I love the colour, but the texture and application pulls a little on the lip when applying. I think I need to try it a few more times before I fully judge it, but I didn’t find myself reaching for it, I favoured the more moisturising lipsticks as I tend to get dry lips. 6.5/10

And finally…


Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush
I picked this lovely blusher up from a blog sale (Thanks Lucy Earnshaw!). I had read the reviews, swooned over the Hourglass website and planned eventually purchasing one, and then I was able to get this one at a reduced price, bonus! I love it so much. It makes you look radiant all day long, and due to the quality of the product, you don’t need to use much of it. Cannot wait to get one or two of the other shades! It loses one point for being so pricy! 9/10

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?


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