Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When in Rome...

Buy your daughter lots of makeup goodies! Haha I have the best mother in the world. Fact! Every time she goes away she always brings me back some really awesome makeup goodies.

This time was no different. I thought I'd share with you guys the goodies she got me.

Look at all those goodies! So spoilt.

Mum knows how much I want to go to Sephora so whenever she is in a country that has one she always picks me up a few things I have been lusting over.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Benefit They're Real Mascara
La Roche-Posay Hydreane Legere Moisturiser

I've never had a full size primer potion before so was pretty happy with this as I am almost out of all my mini sizes. Benefit's They're Real mascara has been so hyped I just had to give it a try. The last thing is this moisturiser that mum had been raving about. It's a french moisturiser from La Roche-Posay called Hydreane Legere. It's quite thin and gel-like in texture which I love but it is still quite hydrating. It also smells amazing, possibly the best smelling moisturiser I've used.


While in Dubai, taking advantage of the cheaper prices, mum picked me up a few MAC goodies. These products have been on my shopping list for a long time but you know how MAC prices are here!  It makes me feel like I'm getting ripped off every time I walk up to the counter.

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study (92.00AED = $24.30AUD)
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle (122.00AED = $32.20AUD)
MAC Lipstick in Snob (81.00AED = $21.40AUD)

Bare Study is a gorgeous beige/champagne colour with a lot of sheen to it. It doesn't apply as pigmented as I would like but its still great as a base or a simple wash of colour when I am not wearing eyeshadow.

Soft & Gentle is my first MSF from MAC and I really like it. Its a gorgeous champagne colour with quite a bit of shimmer. I think I'll have to be careful with this one as it might make me look like a bit of a disco ball if I apply too much.

Snob is a satin finish lipstick in the neutral/mid toned pink family. Perfect to pair with a smokey eye on a night out, which I'm sure I will be doing quite soon.

L-R: Snob lipstick, Bare Study paint pot and Soft & Gentle MSF

I've also done a bit of shopping myself lately, picking up a few goodies from MAC duty free on the way back from NZ as well as one thing from a local chemist.

MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy
Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup

Groundwork had been on my wish list for ages now, ever since seeing Lisa Eldridge and the Pixiwoo girls using it in a few tutorials on YouTube. Its a matte mid toned brown cream shadow which works great as a base or simply on its own as an all over colour. 

Teddy eye kohl was another that's been on the list for a while. I don't own a whole lot of brown eye liners so I was in need of a good one and this one has a hint of gold sparkle in it which makes it a bit more interesting than the average brown liner.

I also picked up Revlon's ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup while at a local chemist the other day as it was on sale for $10 and I thought it might be a good alternative to my MAC MSF natural. I've used it a couple of times to set my makeup and so far it has been good. One interesting thing about it is that it has a cooling effect when you apply it to the skin, making it great for hot days!

Groundwork paint pot, Teddy eye kohl, Revlon powder (if you can see it!)

Do you have awesome relatives that bring you back pressies too? What have you bought recently?

Hannah xox


Candice said...

What a lovely mother you have - that lipstick looks gorgeous! Actually, everything you posted about does!

Hannah said...

Isn't she just! Thanks :)

Makeup Tips Beauty Blog said...

You were very lucky to of gotten products from sephora! I really want to try the benefit they're real but just haven't gotten around to it yet! The MAC products also look great!!

Hannah said...

Yeah :) My mum's the best. I tried it this morning it really makes your lashes stand out! Need to use it a bit more before I make up my mind on it. xo

emmabovary said...

Your mother is so sweet! My parents are overseas right now, I hope they bring me back something like Soft and Gentle ;P

Anonymous said...

Just so you all know that her mother is supported by Hannah's fabulous new "step father" who also wanders around Sephora seeing what is on Hannah's wish list!!
So its not just me darling but thank you for the lovely comments - must say I enjoy keeping up to date with all the new products that Hannah sends me looking for! xx

Vicky Hoang said...

how awesome! both your mother and step father put in work to get you what you want :) they did a great job.

sleepandwater said...

How nice of your mother! It's interesting to see the price points in Dubai - especially the lipstick being more expensive than the Paint Pot! It's the opposite in the US (but either way, still heaps cheaper than in Australia :p)

Hannah said...

@Anon: Haha thanks kim!!

@Vicky Yeah they are great!

@sleepandwater I know right, weird!

Ana R said...

I love what you bought from MAC. I love the shades. I will definitely try those but one by one because I know MAC products are kinda expensive.

Hannah said...

@Ana R They are pretty hey :) I know its crazy how expensive they are :( I usually lust over a product for at least six months before i finally cave and buy it haha

Tiarni said...

aww how nice is you're mumma!?! you're blog is gorge i am now following! :)

Hannah said...

@Tiarni She's the best! Thanks hun, I'll check you out xo