Monday, 3 October 2016

Wishlist Purchases #3 ft. Urban Decay, NARS, Huda Beauty, Pixi and Beauty Blender

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Is it really bad that this is the first of three wishlist purchase posts I have coming up in the next few weeks? I have definitely been feeling a bit spendy over the last few weeks in particular but as you will see, all the products have been in my wishlist for quite a while and what can I say, I like to treat myself! 

There are two bases here so I’ll give you a little context about my skin for reference first – it’s scarred from acne when I was younger and I still get a few hormonal breakouts, it’s extremely oily around my nose, forehead and chin but also dehydrated and my nose eats foundation for a living! I always look for full coverage, oil free foundation and to be honest I’m not sure why I still try bother buying new ones to try because nothing ever matches up to my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear!

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
I bought this back before the summer as part of the Modern Minimalist box Space NK do and I managed to snag it with £15 off when they had an offer on. I definitely got swept up a little in the hype with this one and after reading a lot of positive reviews and being impressed with how the coverage looked in YouTube videos I took the plunge. I was really happy with the contents of the box as I had also wanted to try out the Orgasm blush and Rikugien lip pencil for ages too. 

I do have to say that for a tint this really does have impressive coverage. It’s a creamy liquid that blends in well on my skin (I like using a Beauty Blender with it) and it has SPF 30 so I loved having it on holiday with me in the summer when I was going out during the day and wanted some coverage and extra sun protection. In terms of lasting power, it’s not the best base I've ever had and I tend to need to powder it around lunchtime and by about 3 it starts to look patchy round my nose (nothing new there) and steadily wears off after that. It has quite a strong sort of SPF scent when you first apply it but I don’t mind it and the shade Finland is a good match for me. Overall, while I won’t be buying this again I can see myself finishing the tube and am looking forward to taking it on a mini sun break in November but it’s definitely one for short days when I don’t need my base to last all day.
 
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
Urban Decay is probably my favourite make up brand and being a huge fan of their eye shadows and lipsticks I was really excited to see they were adding a full coverage foundation to their lineup! Well not anymore haha, this has been the biggest makeup disappointment for me this year and I absolutely hate it! I got matched to shade 2.0 and while yes it does oxidise slightly it doesn’t go orange and the shade works well for me. The formula however is a different story! I have no idea what I’m doing wrong with this foundation – I’ve tried different primers, different application methods and it still looks like shite on my skin! 

It’s such a weird one for me because I wanted to love this foundation; it claims to be everything I look for when I try a new base – long lasting, oil free, matte, I could go on. I don’t find the pigmentation that impressive, it goes patchy and separates so quickly on my skin, and not just on my nose, we’re talking all over my face here. I will say that the matte claim is true, as awful as my skin looks with it on at least it’s not shining like a beacon like with other foundations I've tried but that and the pretty packaging are really the only positive things I can say about this. Do let me know if you have found a way to make it work, I thought I’d made it work better by using more silicone based primers but it’s still wearing off too easily! I made an account on Depop a few weeks ago (I’m @daniellebeautyblog on there) and this will definitely be going up once I’ve sorted out packaging etc.! Think I’ll just stick to the eye shadows and lipsticks form UD from now on!

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Swatches l-r: NARS Velvet Matte Tint in Finland, Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in 2.0
Beauty Blender Liner.Designer
This is a totally unnecessary product but one I was intrigued by after seeing it on Cult Beauty! I have hooded eyes so eyeliner is always a problem for me and while I have used the tape trick in the past, I prefer doing my eyes after my base so it always took some makeup off or didn’t stick properly because I took too much tackiness off! To be honest I've only played about with this and tried it before taking my makeup off but it does what it says on the box and gives you three edges to use as a guide when doing your eyeliner. It’s really thin silicone and comes in a handy little plastic box to keep it safe, will be helpful next time I attempt liner but definitely not an essential item for most!  

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Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue palette in Light/Medium
I already have a post on this here but in short it’s a really handy little palette that includes five eye shadows and two blushes. The palette itself comes in four shades and I have light/medium which has a nice mix of bronze/brown eye shades and a bright and more muted blush. The blushers last well on my skin and are very pigmented but I would say the eye shadows wear off quicker and do tend to fade a little on me but I love the shades included in this palette and do reach for it often!

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue palette review eyeshadow swatches

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue palette review blush swatches

Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Bombshell
I was on a bit of a lip liner kick recently after getting on so well with Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk that when I heard how amazing these supposedly were I thought I would try one for myself! It is so pigmented, easy to apply and doesn’t drag the lips at all but I would say that the shade I picked for myself looks a little off on me. It’s quite red/orange toned on me and I was hoping for something a little more muted and pinker (basically another Pillowtalk lol). It really is a beautiful formulation though and I’m sure once I find a lipstick I like for over the top of it I’ll love it as much as Pillowtalk!

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk
Every time I was at an Urban Decay counter having a swatch of the new lipsticks, Backtalk would be the one I picked out first so when Feel Unique did one of their 10% off deals I took the opportunity to pick it up! Backtalk is in the cream formula and it is beautiful! The shade is a gorgeous mauvey pink and the formula is of course creamy and very comfortable to wear as well as being quite long lasting. As a serial lip balm applier, I don’t feel the need to put anything over the top of this for a good four hours which is usually unheard of for me! I also picked up a sheer shade in Wrong Number and can see myself getting a few more of these at some stage!

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Swatches l-r: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk, Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Bombshell

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser
I have been wanting to get my hands on this for absolutely ages but it was always out of stock! I was excited to finally get my hands on it and see what all the hype was about a few weeks ago when I got it on Cult Beauty! It’s a huge bottle and you only need a tiny amount of product, I usually use it as a second cleanse at night so will wet my face then massage it into my skin for 30 seconds avoiding the eye area. My skin instantly feels cleaner and smoother, looks clearer and it’s so gentle, I’m loving it already!

Congratulations if you made it through that and apologies in advance for what will probably be haul spam over the next few weeks but I did buy the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour and Eye Contour palettes and the Naked Ultimate Basics Palette so will have reviews and swatches of those coming up! Previous posts are linked below and if you want to see the Kat Von D and Urban Decay ones I have coming up don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin! 

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86 comments

  1. You're not the only one who is disappointed with the UD foundation, there have been so many mixed reviews on it and more negatives than positives. Shame though because it's not the cheapest foundation in the market. Can you return it?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. No, unfortunately not :( I think I'm going to sell it though so better than nothing! Crazy how mixed the reviews are, seems there is no inbetween! Xx

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  2. Looks like some great picks!! :)

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  3. Great picks! I would like to try the UD foundation x

    Laura
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    1. I'd really reccomend getting a sample first! I didn't get on with it at all xx

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  4. I agree with you that the Nars Skin Tint while really nice for a few hours it's not amazing and the UD foundation hasn't worked for me neither. I am in love with UD lipsticks as well, you should try the Comfort Matte formula, is amazing! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I have, I really like it! The UD foundation was such a disappointment! Xx

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  5. I have the Nars Tint and the UD Foundation, I love both. I find if I moisturise really well then I either use the L'Oreal Infallible Primer or Collection Primer with the UD one and it applies lovely.

    I also have the UD Lipstick Backtalk it is such a pretty shade.

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    1. Isn't it! I've tried so many primers with the UD, silicone based, moisturising etc and it just doesn't work for me! Need to get it sold haha! Xx

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  6. I haven't read any rave reviews of the Urban Decay foundation, which is a real shame! I love the Huda liners & I have that Glow Cleanser on my wishlist! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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    1. I really think it's a love it or hate it kind of thing, there is no inbetween! Xx

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  7. Great pics! Im dying to try UD Foundations!

    Darriyan♡ | www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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    1. I really reccommend getting a sample first if you can! Xx

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  8. These were some great picks. What do you think of pixi mud cleanser for dry skin people? I have been wanting to try the Huda Beauty Lip contour and its on my wishlist.

    http://yourbeautyjournal.com/pixi-makeup-fixing-spray-review/

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    1. It's hard to say as my own skin is so oily but I dont find it drying if that helps and it's really gentle! Xx

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  9. I have such a big wishlist and I never purchase any of it because when the time comes I just never have enough money haha! Backtalk from UD is gorgeous though :)
    Kathy x
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    1. Haha I have no money after buying all these! Xx

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  10. nars is fantastic ^_^

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    1. Definitely one of my favourite brands! Xx

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  11. I'm sorry about the foundation, I genuinely love it! It works so well on my skin! On the nose I apply eyeshadow primer (thats right) so it doesnt budge all day long! A good one is MAC ochre paint pot :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Ooh I'm going to have to try that Pam! But yep so far not so good with thre UD foundation! Xx

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  12. I actually really like the UD foundation. I have a completely different skin type though. Mines more dehydrated. I just apply it with a brush. Love the look of backtalk. I'm obsessed with the new vice line, my collection is growing quick haha. I really want to try the glow mud cleanser, I'm a huge fan of the mask. Can't wait to see you thoughts on the new naked palette. Its on my wish list :) xx

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    1. It's so coming next week! I'm glad you like it! I want more vice lipsticks too haha! Xx

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  13. I have the Glow Mud Cleaner as well and I love it, it's such a good product!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  14. Unfortunately, I am with you on the All Nighter foundation. Real disappointment. On the paper sound as oily skin dream, in reality is anything but, even the cheapest foundations I ever had looked better covering my pores.

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    1. I'm glad I'm. It alone in disliking it! I agree, I have a few drugstore foundations that last way better on me! Xx

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  15. I've never tried Urban Decay foundation and after this review I will not even bother to give it a try, after my Chanel foundation disappointment, I can't take any more disappointments haha. This eyeshade palette looks gorgeous, love the shades.
    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. Haha they promise so much it's so disappointing when they don't deliver! Xx

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  16. Amazing!
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  17. I was a little underwhelmed with the NARS Velvet Skin Tint at first but now I love it. I just use the smallest amount for a beautiful finish. The PIXI Glow Mud Cleanser is one of my most beloved skincare items ever! :)

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. It's lovely! Yes, I think I didn't go so hard on it even though it's not that long lasting on me because it doesn't have so many claims unlike the UD foundation! Xx

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  18. Too bad about the foundation, I read several reviews about this one and some people love it and others hate it, there is no between. I UD Vice lipstick is so beautiful.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  19. Great post, its a shame about the foundation. I'll definitely avoid it! I definitely want to give the NARS tint a try! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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    1. It's really nice, not that long lasting on me epither but the finish is lovely! Xx

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  20. Amazing and interesting post dear!!!Would you like to follow each other?Let me know on my blog,so I follow back.
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  21. That Stila palette looks gorgeous! Perfect for travel and my pale skin tone xD

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

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  22. Great review - I was wondering how the NARS foundation would hold up!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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    1. It's really lovely though not too long lasting on my oily skin! Xx

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  23. great post! still palette has some beautiful shades

    This Girl Loves Chic xx

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  24. thats a real shame about the UD foundation, i was planning to try it out as I'm pretty oily too but maybe I won't try it now haha!

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    1. Definitely try and get a sample if you can! Xx

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  25. Such great purchases girl!

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  26. I've only finally picked up the beauty blender in recent weeks and i am already obsessed. Lovely post. All those makeup products look awesome.

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    1. Love the beauty blender, I just picked up a new one! Xx

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  27. What's your favorite foundation?

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  28. Wow so many products! What a pity for the foundation, I wanted to try it too but thanks for your review darling! I think I would choose something different!
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  29. I really want to try the Urban Decay and the Nars. Especially the Urban Decay is meant to be good for oily skin which would be a dream for me!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. It wasn't great on my oily skin so I hope it's better on yours if you get it! Xx

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  30. Love the look of your picks! I've got my eye on both the Nars and UD foundations - they look so lovely.

    Sincerely Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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    1. Thank you! I hate the UD foundation, try and get a sample if you can! Xx

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  31. I love your picks. That palette looks really nice.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  32. I've heard very mixed reviews about the UD foundation and to be honest it doesn't sound like something my skin could get on well with. Love the look of the Huda Beauty Lip Liner, gorgeous shade x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you! I can't get over how bad it was on my skin! Xx

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  33. I like Nars Skin Tint and it was basically the only foundation I used in summer, however, it is not great in terms of long lasting. I have oily skin and I have to bloat or powder once in awhile. I wanted to get my hands on that UD foundation, but after getting a sample I am so happy that I didn't get it. No foundation oxidised that much on my skin. Back talk is beautiful!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I wanted a sample but they weren't giving them out :( such a waste of money it's so bad! Xx

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  34. I've never tried any of Huda's lip contour pencils - I always hear that they are amazing! I've only tried her lashes lol. I'd love to buy her new Rose Gold palette though!! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. Ooh I've seen that it looks beautiful! Xx

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  35. No, it's not bad at all, you should treat yourself all the time lol! It's so disappointing that the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation was a disappointment. This is one that I really wanted to try like yourself, as I feel like we have similar skin. But I won't be trying it now, thank you for the heads up Danielle. I remember your post about the Stila palette and thought it looked beautiful then. It's perfect for travelling, as it owns everything. All of the Huda Beauty lip products look amazing too! I think that her packaging is so unique, I basically have all her nude shades on my wishlist.:D xx

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    1. The lip contours have such an amazing formula! The UD foundation is definitely a love it or hate it kind of thing! Xx

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  36. I love the sound of that Urban Decay lipstick, the colour is beautiful as well, right up my alley!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  37. I love these post and I cannot wait for the others :) I really love the colour of the lipstick !! Have a lovely Sunday

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  38. Love the palette!

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  39. Love the palette! Looks like you got some lovely products!

    Darriyan xo | www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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  40. I love love love the Pixi Glow Mud cleanser! I'm not sure if it's the colour way I have it in but the Stila palette was a letdown for me in terms of formula compared to the other one I have from them :(

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. The eyeshadows are definitely not as pigmented as other brands I have but I really love the combination of colours in the palette! Loving the Glow Mud Cleanser! Xx

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  41. That Stila Palette is stunning!!! Such a great product. Thanks for sharing a really nice post. I enjoyed reading it!

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  42. I have the BB Liner tool too and I love mine so much! Xx

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