Sunday, 14 February 2016

New In #3 - Beauty Products, Beauty Tools and a Dyptique Candle

So one Friday evening, after work, I decided to venture into Harrods Beauty Hall. I thought it was a good time to go as Harrods is usually swamped with people - mainly tourists- during the weekend. After all, I really needed to replenish the Bobbi Brown Burnt Red lipstick, which I have been loving since September last year.

And as you can already tell from the photo, I came home with more than just the said  lipstick! So typical and unsurprising!

So in addition to the Bobbi Brown Burnt Red lipstick, here are the run down of all the other unplanned (but worthy!) purchases.

Nude Lipstick - I ended up picking the Sandwich Pink shade as I was also on the hunt for a new nude lipstick having completely used up the Tom Ford in Dusk Pink and the Charlotte Tilbury in Bitch Perfect's life is coming to an end. This lipstick has creamy consistency and it glides beautifully on the lips. The shade almost matches my lips colour but with a slight hint of pink. It is the kind of nude that suits my skin undertone better. I often find nude lipsticks with peachy colour wash me out a bit.
Bobbi Brown Colour Corrector - Whilst I don't have major issue with dark circle under the eyes, there have been the odd days when I noticed the skin underneath my eyes is slightly dark especially when I don't get enough sleep. So I thought it is a good idea to try out the Bobbi Brown Colour Corrector, you know for the 'just in case' moments. These come in two forms. The creamy version comes in a single pot and as the name suggests has a thick and creamy consistency.  Bobbi Brown has also recently introduced Intensive Skin Serum Corrector, which comes in a tube with a doe-foot applicator. With the added serum, this is priced slightly higher at £28. I have to admit, I chose the pot version (at £19) due to the the price factor. Having incorporated this into my beauty routine now, I must admit that there have when I wish I had gone for the tube with doe-foot applicator version because the creamy version does need a lot of time to be patted into my skin. Not great for someone like me who often needs to rush to get to work on time!

Suqqu Eye Shadow Brush (L) - With this brush, I have now completed my Suqqu brush collection. For those who don't know Suqqu is a Japanese brand and their brushes are the softest that I have ever used. They are made from squirrel hair. Because the brushes are all hand made, their prices are on the high side if compared to the MAC and Bobbi Brown brushes. But if you have ever used them, you'll be converted! As they are expensive, I've had to spread the purchases over the course of a few months and I am so pleased that I have the full range that I will be content with now. (Light bulb moment - a separate post perhaps?)

You may recall my post about Facial Cleansing Oil. After trying out a few different brands - Clinique and Body Shop, I feel that cleansing oil from Shu Uemura is my favourite and top of the range and decided to repurchase it. And whilst I am at the counter, I thought I should also treat myself to the eyelash curler because as you know there are eye lash curlers and there is THE Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler, which curls your eyelashes like no other! As a person with hooded eyes, this is God send and totally a justified purchase!

Finally, the candle. As a true lover of the Baies candle from Dyptique I decided to try out a new scent. The Noisetier candle has woody, smoky and spicy scent. I am glad I only bought the candle in small size because I am not sure that it's my kind of scent, but definitely worth a try.


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