Monday, September 17, 2012

Haul: Shu Uemura, Sephora & MAC

I've been on a serious Holy Grail hunt (as stated on previous posts). I've been advised by friends and makeup artists and have also read reviews upon reviews. And therefore have bit the bullet and bought a few things.

Shu Uemura Gold Eyelash Curler and in Mini

Since I have stick-straight lashes that point down, it's really hard for 'em to hold a curl- even with waterproof mascara. Using the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler makes my lashes stay curled longer. This curler is an absolute must-have. I have it in silver for travel, and I'm using the gold for home use. I've never used the Mini... so we'll what happens in the future.

Shu Uemura Wrex+ Cleansing Oil

I got this for cleanser for free with the purchase of my eyelash curler. Honestly, I'll probably end up giving it away.

Estée Lauder Take It Away Total Makeup Remover

I got a travel size version of Estée Lauder Take It Away Total Makeup Remover from a GWP my aunt bought a few months ago. When I came back from my vacation away, I started using it… and I fell absolutely in love with it. It works way better than any makeup remover I've tried. Ever.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

I've been really itching to try more masks. I've seen many rave reviews on Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask- so bam! I caved and bought it.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

I decided to bite the bullet and try out TFSI in its original formula. I've used it for a few weeks and so far, I like it. I don't think it works any better or any worse than UDPP, but just as well. Plus, it doesn't sting my eyes like PP.

Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad

There's nothing extravagant about the Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad, but it does its job- and that's all I ask of any product! I find this pad to be similar to the one that came with L'oreal's body wash (I didn't buy it, but I remember walking by it at the drugstore aisles). I like to use this pad to buff acne washes and makeup remover.

Make Up Forever Duo Mat #207

Both swatches are of MUFE Duo Mat #207. The one on the left is packed on, while the one on the right is blended in- it basically disappears!

MUFE's Duo Mat is my new go-to powder foundation that's replaced MAC's SFP (C35). It matches my skin extremely well and looks natural. I have normal/combination skin, and I do find that I get shiny (not really oily) around 5-6 hours of use, so I would recommend blotting sheets!

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (sorry for the poor lighting!)

My forehead gets shiny here and there. I've tried many brands of blotting sheets over the years, and Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens is by far the best I've used to date. I like to use this particular kind because it does not break me out!

MAC Eye Shadow in Typographic

Typographic swatch- packed on!

I've been on a brow fix. I've been using brown shadows for as long as I can remember (Espresso matches my natural high lights). I decided to take the plunge and try out Typographic, a dark grey shadow- and boy do I love it!

That's it for this haul. It's the biggest I've done in months!

Have you done any shopping lately? Do you have any great finds?

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