The high-end beauty haul


Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend… And if you haven’t, hopefully this post will bring some light to it!

As you’ve probably guessed by that title up there, today’s post is dedicated to hauling all things luxury and expensive. I can’t recall doingΒ an only high-end haul before, so why not do just that?

I’ve been picking up quite a few pricier products recently and I thought I’d round them all up and share them with you!

benefit sugarbomb

First up is a lipgloss from Benefit. I’ve only just realised that I may or may not have mentioned this in a previous haul, so if I have I do apologise… But you’re seeing it again! I just fancied a tube lipgloss, because I’ve been in a couple of situations recently when the lids on glosses with a doe-foot applicator have just completely twisted and leak if they’re in my bag.

For some reason tube glosses just seem so much more travel friendly to me and I’d heard good things about the formula of Benefit ones! I picked up Sugarbomb which is actually such a pretty shade for everyday use – and the reviews I’ve read were oh-so-right. There ain’t no stickiness whatsoever.

mac blue brown pigment

The next few items are from MAC, because a) I love the brand in general but b) I needed one specific product… And ended up coming out with three. Oops.

The first is a pigment in the shade Blue Brown, and oh my goodness I love this shade. If you’re trying to break free from your neutral comfort zone by using some bolder shadows but you don’t fancy going the whole Electric Palette route, I think you’d really like this! It’s so unusual: a red toned brown… But it shines blue? I know, it baffles me too! It makes more sense in the swatch below – keep scrolling to the end to see that.

mac extra dimension eyeshadow

Also at the same time I discovered this GORGEOUS eyeshadow from the Extra Dimension range. The shade Smokey Mauve really stood out to me and I couldn’t resist it.

Similar to the Blue Brown situation, if you like neutrals but you fancy using some different colours, I’m sure that you’d treasure a shade like this! It’s a mauve (as the name would suggest) with a silver shimmer running through it which gives it an almost wet look on the eye.

I personally enjoy packing it on with my fingertip for maximum intensity (I’m all for that) but you could by all means use a fluffy brush if you prefer something sheerer. There’s also zero fallout with this gem – YAY for non-glittery cheeks!

mac soar

Finally we have the product that I went into the store to get in the first place – and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to find out that it’s Soar Lip Pencil. Ah, have I been lusting after this!

This is one of the cult lip liners that Kylie Jenner uses, and although it’s been revealed that she has had some fillers in her lips (which, by the way, I don’t judge her for one bit), this lip liner does, in a way, make your lips look that little bit pout-ier. Carry on scrolling for a swatch!

urban decay naked 2

And then… I was incredibly naughty. But I couldn’t help it.

Ever since splurging on the Naked 1 from Urban Decay at around Easter this year, and already owning the Naked On The Run, I’ve had a major love affair with Urban Decay eyeshadows. A MAJOR love affair.

So seeing as it had been a battle between the Naked 1 and 2 in the first place, I got the Naked 2 as well.

Ah, well.

I don’t own many taupe-toned eyeshadows so I can already see that I’m going to be getting a TONNE of use out of this stunning palette. I will be reviewing it soon so I’ll save all thoughts for that… But so far, I’m kind of obsessed.

nars dual intensity blush

And the final product is this kind of ridiculous haul is my first ever NARS product… I can’t believe I finally caved! It’s no secret that I’ve wanted something from this brand since I started this blog, and I only just fulfilled it which is just bizarre.

Anywho, after several trips to several counters, and several ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’, I finally went for the Dual Intensity Blush in Adoration. And can we just take a minute to admire it.

I. Love. NARS. I need more! I love this blusher and highlighter duo so, so much. The highlighter is just perfect for me because I like pink-y tones as opposed to golden tones on my cheeks, and that hot pink blusher – well, it speaks for itself really.

Again, I’ll be reviewing it so let’s save all thoughts until then. But I get excited just TALKING about it so I’m sure you can guess if it’ll be a positive or negative review.

Swatches!

beauty haul

L to R: MAC Smokey Mauve – NARS Adoration – MAC Blue Brown – (gloss which I swatched but I realised I hauled it ages ago!) – MAC Soar Lip Pencil – Benefit Sugarbomb – Urban Decay Naked 2: Snakebite, Suspect, Half Baked

And that, my lovely readers, is the end of a rather splurge-y high-end beauty haul.

But we all need a bit of luxury sometimes, am I right?

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these items in the comments below!

El x

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23 thoughts on “The high-end beauty haul

    1. It’s such a unique one isn’t it! So excited to get experimenting with that a bit more.
      And Smokey Mauve’s just the perfect colour for me; I get much use out of it and it’s different to anything else in my beauty stash! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! And it’s so pretty isn’t it. I think the Extra Dimension shade is limited edition, or I’m assuming so because it’s got a pattern imprinted on it, so if you like the look of it I’d grab it while you can! x

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    1. Thank you! The NARS blushers are just SO gorgeous; I love them. Fervor is such a pretty shade combination too! I haven’t seen Panic though – which colours are in there? xx

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      1. You really shouldn’t have told me that because now I need to go out and buy it. OH MAN!
        They sound quite summery shades so are probably perfect for that time of the year, but seeing as it’s coming to the end of the warmer season in the UK I might wait and purchase it in the new year πŸ™‚ give my purse a break, anyway haha x

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    1. Thank you! And oh, I’m awful for that. I can’t resist another few items and it ends up costing me a fair bit more than I wanted to pay!
      MAC’s the worst though; there’s just too much choice! πŸ™‚ xx

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