Sunday, 16 November 2014

Beauty | Make-up Haul

I’ve never been one of these girls to obsess over the latest beauty brands, or products. I’ve discovered what make-up works best for my skin and I tend to wear the same products every day. But lately, I’ve been getting a bit bored by what I’m applying and how I'm applying it. So, earlier this week I decided it was time for a change and I browsed my favourite beauty blogs for some advice on what products to invest in before heading to my local Boots.


Sleek is a brand that cropped up a lot during my research, so I decided to see what all the fuss is about. I bought the Corrector & Concealer palette, which consists of a corrector, a concealer and a setting powder. I went for the palette with the pink shade of corrector, as apparently it’s good for hiding dark circles – something I definitely need to do and I can safely say it works a treat. It was 3 for 2, so I also picked up the Sleek Bare Skin Foundation in the hope that it might be similar to the Bare Minerals Bare Skin one, which I’ve heard a lot about. I haven’t worn a liquid foundation in a while as I used to find that they made my skin feel a bit greasy, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how light this one feels on my skin. It also gives a great level of coverage without feeling like it's caked on.

Real Techniques are the creame de la creme of make-up brushes and after seeing how soft and fluffy they looked, I was sold. And they most definitely didn’t disappoint. I purchased the core collection, which includes a pointed foundation brush, buffing brush, contour brush and a detailer brush and together they allow you to create the perfect base.

Ever since Kim Kardashian showed the world how she contours, everyone has become obsessed by it - including me! I noticed this Seventeen Contour Kit and decided to give it a go in the hope that it would help me look just Kim.  Hey, a girl can dream. It definitely does it’s job, but I feel like you have to apply quite a lot of the dark powder to notice any real difference.  

My next make-up mission is to find the perfect eye products, so if you've got any recommendations let me know!

Amy x


  1. i love the real techniques brushes, definitely the best i've ever tried! that sleek palette looks lovely!

    Rachel // Style Soup

  2. I also purchased that contour kit ( review here ) and had similar feelings to yours about it.... And why oh why didn't you purchase the brushes from Amazon? I keep trying to spread the word that they're only around £12 on Amazon �� xx


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