Hope you are all well, as Autumn has come to an end, and a new season has started the weather is getting colder and people are getting into the festive spirit for Christmas, obviously not me, I’m a muslim, duh. However, I do look forward to the sales. Like I need more stuff to buy lol 😉
So, I did a no makeup buy challenge in October, and it went great, I only purchased two things, but when it hit midnight, 1st November, I went hella crazy, and I didn’t stop till 29th November. My husband genuinely thinks I need to go to rehab for my makeup addiction, but I don’t even think they facilitate for this type of behaviour.
- Huda Beauty – cultbeauty.co.uk – £93
I purchased the new hyped about Overachiever Concealer Granola, £23, it launched in October, but as I was on an makeup ban, I waited to purchase it in November with the Huda Beauty New Nude Palette, £56. This palette is definitely worth the money, I feel that it is the best eyeshadow palette out of all of her eyeshadow palettes and I strongly feel that it may be one of the best ones out so far in the whole makeup industry.
If you was hesitant about buying this palette, I would say do not hesitate and invest in it now. It says nude, however I feel it is leaning more towards the pink tones with mauve and taupe neutrals. There are 18 shadows that contain 10 mattes which are very pigmented, 4 reflective shades that include pearl like flakes, they are best applied with your fingers, 2 glitter formulas, 1 pressed pearl pan that lays on top of your finished eye look and one universal concealer base.
With the new nude palette, Huda released 3 eyeshadow brushes, I only purchased the one, which is the Build & Blend Dual ended eyeshadow blending brush, £14.
- Jeffree Star – beautybay.co.uk – £50.95
I bought the Jeffree Star Thirsty palette, £45, it was part of the 2018 summer collection, the palette contains very vibrant mattes and shimmers for any dramatic look.
I feel like this was an impulsive buy, I didn’t need the palette at all, I only purchased this for the pigmented yellow eyeshadow pan that it had, after purchasing it I realised that I have a few collection of yellow pigmented eyeshadow pans in my mountain of eyeshadow palettes. (Yes, I made a mistake buying this palette)
With that palette, I also purchased The Ordinary Coverage Foundation SPF 15 in the shade medium 2.1Y, £5.95. I heard a lot of good reviews and wanted to give an affordable brand a try. Its a medium to full buildable coverage, super light weight and it has a semi matte finish. Definitely worth the price.
- Urban Decay – urbandecay.co.uk – £45
Elements Palette, £45, I was on the hunt for this palette for so long, so when it finally released in the UK, how could I pass up the opportunity? It contains blendable mattes, with holographic shimmers and metallics. Also, the packaging is bomb af. 😉
- Fenty Beauty – harveynicholls.co.uk – £19
Rihanna has changed the makeup game for all WOC, from her foundations to highlighters and to universal lip paints. There was only one colour appealing to me and that was the Fenty Beauty Uncuffed. This lip paint is so lightweight, and smudge proof, it feels like nothing is on the lips. Worth the buy in my opinion. 🙂
- Harry Potter – boots.com – £12.50
So last month, I was gifted the new Harry Potter Eyeshadow Palettes in the houses of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin from boots, as they’ve released a Christmas collection. So I bought the Ravenclaw eyeshadow palette to add to my collection, just to be fair.
- Melt Cosmetics – beautybay.co.uk – £40
I swore I wouldn’t buy anymore makeup, but when I got the email from BeautyBay that they now stock the US brand Melt Cosmetics, I decided to check it out.
They’re famous for their eyeshadow stacks, and I saw the Dark Matter eyeshadow stack and I had to purchase it for sentimental reasons, because my makeup artist used that specific collection on my wedding day.
- Beauty Bay Haul No.1 – beautybay.co.uk – £44.71
They had 30% off everything, I wasn’t just going to sit by and do nothing. It gave me a chance to try out other brands and see what they hype was about:
Wet n Wild, MegaGlo Highlighting Powder – Precious Petals – £2.81
Wet n Wild, Mega Protein Mascara – £1.88
Makeup Revolution, Strobe Highlighter – £2.10
Makeup Revolution, Conceal & Define Concealer, C14 (to contour) – £2.79
Makeup Revolution, Conceal & Define Foundation C10 – £6.30
Makeup Revolution, Re-loaded Palette Iconic Fevere – £2.80
Makeup Revolution, Renaissance Lipliner – £1.74
Ardell, In Her Prime Face Illuminating Primer – £6.97
Holika Holika, Pure Essence Mask Sheet, Green Tea – £1.37
The Ordinary, Marine Hyaluronics – £4.75
The Ordinary, Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% – £7.20
The Ordinary, Vit C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% – £4.00
The makeup products I got are amazing for the price, the only thing my skin agreed with from The Ordinary skin care range was The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics. The other two, not so great.
- Beauty Bay Haul No.2 – beautybay.co.uk – £72.20
Everyone was raving on about how good the price for the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is that I didn’t want to miss the opportunity on a bargain. I ended up buying 2 of the Kevyn Aucoin, Sensual Skin Enhancer, £24.50 each. I got the shade SX07, and SX11. One for foundation and the other for highlight. I also got the Anastasia Beverly Hills, Bronzer, £23.20.
- Nars – spacenk.co.uk -£45
I saw the new Nars Orgasm Infatuation palette, £35, and I just had to buy it, it comes with the orgasm blush, highlight and the laguna bronzer all compacted in the palette, the packaging is so appealing. I also purchased a BB Shot Face mask sheet, £6 just so I could get free delivery, lol 😉
- September Rose Cosmetics – septemberrosecosmetics.com – £25
This is a new indie brand, who has created such a beautiful stunning palette for WOC. I spend so much on big brands, I’m sure I can support the small brands too. Her palette is just so appealing to me, I love the colours.
- Certifeye – certifeye.co.uk – £32
I love certifeye products so much, she started out with cosmetic glitters and now has branched out to eyeshadows, lashes, and so much more. I pre-ordered the Affinity Palette, so I can’t wait to receive that.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills – anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk – £62
For Black Friday, they did such an amazing offer on Liquid lipsticks that I couldn’t pass up this amazing deal. They launched a 10 shade collection of liquid lipsticks for just only £62, in the collection it had 8 new deep brown nudes as well as 2 other popular nudes. The original price for the collection would be £200, as each liquid lipstick is £20 each, but due to the Black Friday offer it was £62 which is basically £6.20 each. So worth it. I got the Deep Neutral collection.
- Huda Beauty – cultbeauty.co.uk – £25
For Black Friday, cultbeauty had the Huda Beauty Demi Matte Liquid lipsticks on offer for £12.50 each, so I purchased 2 in the shade Mogul & Feminist. It was a good offer as they normally retail at £18 each.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills – anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk – £29
ABH relaunched the collaboration highlighter which featured Amrezy, so I added another one to my collection, as you can never have enough.
- Mac Cosmetics – maccosmetics.co.uk – £20.50
Mac had 20% off all products, so I decided to get myself the Oh Darling Highlighter from the Shiny Pretty Things collections.
November was a crazy month for me, I think I’m going to stop splurging on makeup for the next few months, in total I spent £611.90. My husband and my family are going to have a heart attack when they see this. I don’t even know how I let myself get this crazy. I hope you all enjoyed reading my makeup haul 😉
What do you all think? Do you think I’m crazy for spending all this money on makeup? Or are you worse than me? I’d love to know.
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