Retail Therapy Haul/1st Impressions

I don’t know about you but there are times when I just feel like shopping, sometimes specifically for makeup.  I need absolutely nothing but new products are launching and I wanted to treat myself and my clients to some new goodies.


Garnier Micellar Mattifying Cleansing Water for Oily Skin

I have used the micellar water for normal skin but Garnier just came out with this version for oily skin that mattifies the skin.  The timing was perfect because I’m almost finished with my previous bottle.


Milani Make It Last Setting Spray


I always use a setting spray as the last step in my makeup routine to help my makeup last longer.  I’ve heard really good things about this product.  I’ve been using Urban Decay’s All Nighter or De-Slick setting sprays.  Lately I’ve been wanting to try something different and this one is cheaper so I picked this up.  I’ve only used it once on a day where I was doing makeup and was sweating a ton because I was surrounded by lights.  My makeup help up pretty well but I’ll need to use it a few more times before I can form an opinion.


Jack Blak Lip Balm


This lip balm is sooooo amazing, especially with this cold spell we’re having so late in the winter.  It instantly moisturizes my lips and works great as a lip treatment after I exfoliate.  I actually ended up going back to the store to buy a second one, so I have one in my purse and one in my car.

Marc Jacobs eyeliner


I got a sample of this eyeliner last year and I’ve been debating for a while about buying it because of the price tag of $25.  It is so creamy and smooth; it makes putting on eyeliner so effortless.  But I work hard so I said what the heck and purchased the full size.  It comes in several different colors that I’ll be adding to my collection soon.

20170312_175441.jpgWet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder

I had been wanting to try a highlighter that wasn’t either gold or rose gold.  Right now the whole unicorn/mermaid trend is big in makeup which uses highlighting pastel colors.  I love Wet n Wild.  It’s a super affordable brand that has quality that is way better than a lot of luxury brands.  And I’m interested to see how this works.


Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer


I’ve been on the hunt for a good concealer in a pot to sculpt my eyebrows.  I’ve never used anything from Nars because they tend to have products better suited for normal or dry skin.  When I saw this matte concealer I was immediately interested but honestly I was a little disappointed.  There was nothing special about this concealer that I haven’t been getting from the ones I already own.  Since I really wanted to like it I tried it 3 times but couldn’t’ get with it so i took it back to the store.  I thought about keeping it but I’d much rather have the $30 I spent on it because I knew I wouldn’t get my money’s worth.

Essence All About Matt Translucent Powder


Essence is a brand sold in Ulta that is super duper affordable.  They have products that are good alternatives to higher end brands.  They make an eyebrow gel that I love.  I needed to replace the powder in my purse and was being a little cheap so I picked this up for $3.99 and can’t tell a difference.  It’s a very light powder that absorbs the oil on my face with no color.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s haul.  If you want to see me use any of these products let me know and I’ll make that a future post!


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