[Sorry if I just crashed your operating system
with these ten million photos, in future I will cut down. A lot]
NARS 'Laguna' bronzer: This has been on my summer shopping list since April, so I finally caved. I also got a sample of the Sheer Glow foundation with it, so I'm excited to try that out.
The Balm 'Hot Mama' blush: I popped my 'The Balm' cherry. I've never seen the brand in the UK, but have heard a lot about the 'Frat Boy' blush. This is the closest dupe of NARS Orgasm I've seen in real life. I already have Sleek's Rose Gold, but the 'shimmery' particles in it are a little big. This blush is extremely finely milled so no big flakey chunks of glitter all over your face. The packaging is also really cute. I'm in love! At 12.95 euros, it's definitely more pricey than the Sleek version, but I think worth it.
Sephora 'Stephane' eyeshadow: This was a little pricey at 11.95 euros, but it was a dupe for NARS Tropic (why am I so obsessed with NARS dupes?) but better. The glitter in Tropic does not translate to the eye, but in this one, it does! Have only used it as eyeliner so far as I have no idea how I'm going to work it into an eye look without looking like I've had a fight with a toddler.
Kiko Nail Laquer: Did I choose two ugly colours? Maybe!
Kiko '200' blending brush: Wow. This was around nine euros and is so comparable to my MAC 217. The other blending brush I have, by No. 7, was a massive disappointment. I wish I'd stocked up on a few more of these because you can never have enough blending brushes.
Make up For ever HD Foundation, shade n115: Bit of an impulse. I thought I'd regret not getting this as we can't get MUFE easily in the UK. Some people are obsessed with this foundation and others don't like it. Hoping I'm someone who likes it!
Kiko Lipstick stick in 10: The darker colour is absolutely a 'my lips but better' colour. I'll never use that phrase again, but it's so true.
Kiko Mat Lipstick: I love a matte lipstick, and this is a natural lip colour so nothing too crazy. It was also a bargain at three euros.
Selection of Kiko eyeshadows: Some really neutral ones, a pinky purple one, and a glittery one. The neutrals are for every day, the pink/purple one is to be used as a blush and the glittery one is a gorgeous colour for a smokey eye. They are all highly pigmented and blend like a dream.. with my new blending brush. The normal eyeshadows were 3 euros and the glitter/baked eyeshadow was four euros. So cheap!
I might do a separate post reviewing the Kiko products. I had only heard a tiny bit about them before I bought all of this and I was so impressed by the quality, selection and price.