Recent Purchases Haul/First Impressions.

Seen as I’ve brought a few bits lately I thought I’d share with you a mini haul/first impressions. There’s a few bits I’ve been loving, whilst others I’m not so sure on.

The first product I picked up was the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Warm Apricot. I ran out of my beloved Laura Mercier primer at the beginning of last month so was in desperate need of a primer; after asking on Twitter this was one that kept picking up so I thought I’d give it a go. I love the texture of this product when first applied – my skin is left so soo smooth to the touch, baby skin like. My only problem however is I’m not finding it makes any difference to how long my foundation lasts. It’s lasting the same time as without a primer which isn’t quite what I’m looking for unfortunately.

The second product I’ve only tried twice but it has really impressed me – you were all right! It’s the L’Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte foundation. After applying my skin really does look flawless, I can’t quite believe how good the result is. I’m not sure on the matte finish but it’s definitely worth the hype, oh and it lasts all day no questions asked – an impressive feat as far as I’m concerned. 

The L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche lipstick in Eva’s Nude was actually part of a 3 for 2 but has been a range I’ve wanted to try a lipstick from for a while now. The shade I’ve got is a gorgeous nude with a hint of pink hidden within. I’m really liking the formula, and the gorgeous packaging.

I also needed a powder desperately and decided I would go for something different; the L’Oreal True Match Powder. I can’t comment too much on this but so far I’m liking the product. It seems to keep the oil from my face without overly mattifying my skin. I’ll share a full review once I’ve used this one a little bit more.

Ahh, the next product is one that’s very much been on many beauty bloggers radar recently, and considered a dupe to the Benefit Roller Lash. The Maybelline Lash Sensational is a mascara said to provide volume without clumping, but unfortunately I’m really not liking it and can’t see the comparison at all. I’m finding the product really hard to brush through my lashes and not leaving a very impressive result. I will carry on trying this so maybe my opinion will change but so far it’s completely different to what I was expecting.

The last and final product is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in lightscapade, a gorgeous looking highlighter that so far I’m really really liking. It’s definitely not one to use all over but provides a really nice glow when used.

So that’s the end of my recent purchases first impressions, have you tried any of these products? Have you purchased any new beauty bits recently?