It’s been a little over two weeks since my boyfriend and I went to London together. It was our first vacation together and that made it even more exciting. Aside from the fact that I had a lot of fun with him there and we just had an amazing time and ate a lot of good food, we also shopped a little and I bought some gorgeous pieces of makeup, one of which was a gift from my lovely boyfriend. So, without further ado, today I’m going to show you what I bought back in London so if you’re interested in finding out, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off with the first item I got. I always buy this when I’m in England because it’s just something I always go back to using and it’s not available where I live. I’m talking about the famous Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I know this is a huge cult favourite and everyone has been talking about it for ages so you probably don’t feel like reading another paragraph on why it’s so amazing, so let’s just say that it’s a really good concealer with great shades for pale skin and it’s also very affordable.
Normally I always buy it in shade number 1, called fair. But this time I saw that they also had an even lighter shade available called 0 extra fair. Since I’m probably one of the fairest persons in the entire world this really excited me and I ended up buying one in the shade fair and one in extra fair, just to see what that is like. I also saw that they now do corrector shades as well but I didn’t end up getting one of those.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – £4,19 each
Moving on to another drugstore purchase. Last time I was in England I really wanted to buy some pieces from Soap & Glory but ended up not getting anything. I really regretted that because it isn’t available in the Netherlands so this time I made sure I got at least one item. When I was there, there was a 3 for 2 sale going on so it only seemed reasonable to me to just get three items. The first item I picked up is their Archery 2-in-1 Brow Sculpting Crayon & Setting Gel in the shade brownie points. It’s another one of those arched brow pencils and I just really love working with that.
Because I had no idea what else to get aside from the product I’m going to show you in a second, I decided to buy two of the brow pencils. I knew I was going to like it and I go through brow pencils like there’s no tomorrow, so I didn’t mind having two of them.
The third product I got is the product I wanted to get last time I was in the UK. It’s the Soap & Glory Love At First Blush Multi-Shade Blushing Powder. This is one of those blushes with different shades in one compact. It’s very shimmery and shiny and it’s mainly pink. I think it looks very pretty and I really can’t wait to actually give it a try sometime soon! I’m sure it will be stunning on the cheeks!
Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Sculpting Crayon & Setting Gel £10 – Soap & Glory Love At First Blush £11
But that wasn’t it yet for my Soap & Glory purchases. I also really wanted some things from their body care range. Because we went there by plane we were a little restricted in terms of weight so I wasn’t able to actually buy a big full size product from their body care range, but I did end up buying the Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream. A little tube of it. I also bought one for my mom because it smells so good!
Also at Boots I bought this amazing looking and feeling brush from Real Techniques. It’s from their Powderblue B01 Soft Powder Brush. I have been eyeing these Powderblue brushes from Real Techniques for a while so when I saw them in store I just couldn’t resist getting one. I had been on the hunt for a new powder brush for ages now so that’s why I ended up going for the powder brush.
Soap & Glory Hand Food £2,50 – Real Techniques Powderblue B01 Soft Powder Brush £22
The last item I picked up from Boots is this amazing palette from Dior. I saw it on their website before I left for London and I actually didn’t know about its existence before that. But when I saw it on the site I was sure that I was going to get my hands on it as soon as I possibly could. Normally I never go that wild on expensive makeup like that, I usually wait for a sale of some sort or just until I’m a little richer than I am now, but since I hadn’t seen this palette anywhere in the Netherlands I really wanted to get it now.
I believe this palette is from the Christmas collection from Dior since it has a very festive packaging and it’s not similar to the regular Dior palettes. It comes with 5 colours which all are nice and smokey and everything comes in this little pouch with the Christian Dior initials on the front in gold. I think the packaging, as well as the shadows themselves, look absolutely stunning and I really can’t wait to dig into this palette!
Dior Christmas Eyes Palette – £45
That was it for the Boots purchases, moving on to the two items I got at Liberty. Liberty is by far my favourite warehouse in England because it just has a very fun feel to it. It’s not as basic as most department stores are and that’s pretty much what I like about it. In the Netherlands you can only purchase Hourglass online from foreign sites which does make it even more expensive than it already is, so when I found out they do stock it at Liberty I knew I wanted to get some things. First of all my boyfriend gifted me this stunning Hourglass Ambient Lightning Blush in the shade Mood Exposure. I’m so happy with it and I’m so incredibly thankful for this gift. It’s just stunning!
The day after he got me that blush we went back into Liberty because the day he bought the blush for me I swatched one of their new Graphik palettes and I fell in love with it. I was debating on which one of the four to get for a while and ended up getting the shade Ravine. This palette contains all shades I need for an everyday look and even a shade to darken things up and turn a daytime look into a night time look, so for me this is just perfect!
Hourglass Ambient Lightning Blush £32 – Hourglass Graphik Eyeshadow Palette £48
My next purchase is a product that has been on my wishlist for ages now, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Oil-Free. It has been a very popular and loved product for a long, long time now, but I never really decided to buy it because of the hefty price tag and because I was unsure whether the shade would match my skin tone properly and whether it would be a product for me. However, it’s much more affordable in the UK than it is in the Netherlands, which is why I ended up buying it there. Finally.
I decided to go with the oil-free version because I do have pretty oily skin myself so this seemed like the perfect product for that. I have heard a ton about this product, but I really can’t wait to find out what I think of it myself. I’ll definitely share my opinions on it with you guys in the very near future!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Oil-Free – £34
MAC x Harrods x15 Eyeshadow Palette – £50
We obviously also went to Harrods. Online I saw that MAC has a special eyeshadow palette made exclusively for Harrods and obviously I wanted that. It’s one of their MAC x15 eyeshadow palettes and it comes with 15 gorgeous neutral eyeshadow shades perfect for an everyday look. I think it’s a really pretty palette and I just love the gorgeous box around it with the harrods building on it in gold. It’s just stunning and for me it’s definitely worth the money. I love it!
With that being said I think it’s time to end this post. That was everything I bought back in London and I’m really happy with each and every product. I’m going to try and test them as soon as possible and I’ll definitely let you know what I think of these products very, very soon.
Thank you so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know which products you want me to review first!