Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bloggers Made Me Buy It - The Makeup Edition

We all have those enablers who know just what to say to make us feel as though we need a certain product in our life. Whilst I've been trying to be more selective with my recent purchases, I still have those moments where I can't resist the hype any longer. Today I thought I'd cover makeup but if you'd like to see a skincare edition please let me know! 
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light - £69
I don't think there's a beauty blogger out there who didn't go crazy for this palette. This was my first Hourglass product and I can happily report that it did not disappoint. All of the shades have a beautiful sheen/shimmer and offer a gorgeous glowy finish. The powders are so pigmented that a little goes a long way so I personally don't mind that the pans are fairly small. Admittedly I don't use it as much as I should but none the less I love having it in my collection and being able to pull it out for special occasions or just when I want to gaze at it's beauty. 

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - £40
This is one of those foundations that I know I can always turn to if my skin is playing up. It has a gorgeous medium-buildable coverage which looks flawless no matter how you apply it. As the name would suggest the finish is luminous and healthy but definitely not oily. It's not the most long-wearing foundation (for that I would try their new Power Fabric Foundation), but I don't mind as I only tend to wear makeup for 6/7 hours. If you're looking to try a high end foundation I would highly recommend this one!

MAC Brave Lipstick - £16.50
Along with Velvet Teddy and Whirl, Brave recently made a come back and everyone seemed to be wearing it. Most of my lipsticks are darker and more brown toned so having this pinky-beige nude in my collection is really refreshing. It's really pigmented but has a satin finish which gives it a softer, more girly vibe. I love pairing it with tinted moisturiser, a bit of brow gel and some liquid highlighter for an effortless 'no makeup' makeup look. 

Clinique Foundation Buff Brush - £28
Last year I saw Anna rave about this brush so much that I decided it had to be mine. Most of the time I'll use a damp sponge to apply my foundation but when I feel like using a brush this is what I'll reach for. It gives me natural, flawless skin every time. What more could you ask for?

MAC Eyeshadow Pans - Soba & Saddle - £10
Can you tell I have a thing for The Anna Edit? I love Anna's style of messy chic so when she finally revealed what eyeshadows she was using to create her look I knew I had to buy them. Soba is a mid toned gold-brown with some gold flecks and Saddle is a warm, matte brown. I can't wait to start using them!


So there you have the products that bloggers made me buy. What are yours?

Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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23 comments

  1. I have all of these apart from Saddle & the makeup brush so now I feel that I need to have them! Luminous Silk has been my go to for years! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. You definitely need Saddle and the Clinique Brush! Luminous Silk is such a cult classic! xx

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  2. I have and absolutely love the Hourglass palette you have but I definitely don't use it enough. I love the sound of the Clinique brush, I've been wanting to pick up a foundation brush of some sort for a while now.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. It's such a gorgeous palette and that's probably why I tend to use my older, more beat up palettes, haha. I would highly recommend checking it out on counter! It's so soft! xx

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  3. MAC Satin Taupe was my dirst blogger inspired buy. And I love the Anna Edit as well, she looks so effortlessly chic!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  4. Gosh, there are so many products that I bought due to bloggers too. LOL!Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in shade Dim Light was my first blogger enabled purchase for high end.

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    1. Haha!! I still haven't tried one of the normal Hourglass powders yet but I really want to. Ethereal Light and Diffused Light both look gorgeous for my fair skin! x

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  5. So many beauty blogger classics here! I got the Hourglass ambient lighting palette because of bloggers too and so far it hasn't let me down :) Their mineral veil primer is another blogger influenced purchase! On the plus side it seems like all your blogger influenced purchases have been wins :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. I'm not good at resisting hype, haha! The Hourglass palette seems to be a winner with everyone :) I've seen quite a few people talk about their Mineral Veil Primer. I might have to go and swatch it next time I'm in store! They definitely are :) xx

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  6. I didn't buy into any of these...yet! Haha. I really want to give the GA foundation a go. Everybody talks about how amazing it is!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. Haha! You must have some strong will power girl! It's a beautiful foundation. Definitely worth trying out in store or getting a sample! xx

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  7. Bloggers definitely enable most of my purchases too. I have the Hourglass Ambient Edit and I still love it to this day xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I like to think of it as a good thing haha! To be honest, that's the one I really wanted but I've got to wait til' they bring it back for a little while so I can grab one! xx

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  8. Brave is such a gorgeous shade, I need it! x

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    1. I really want to try some single products from them! I've got to check out their blushes and bronzers! :) xx

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  10. Need the Luminous Silk foundation! Beautiful photos and post, thank you for sharing. I passed on the Hourglass palette, none of those shades show up on my skin. Hope you are having a great week x


    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. You really do! Aww thank you so much Kiran! Ah that's a shame. Maybe some of their new shades will work better for you skin? I am thank you Hun, hope you are too!! xx

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  11. Anna has made me want Soba and Saddle too! I haven't thought about getting mac lipsticks in ages again but I'm so tempted now!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. She's probably my biggest enabler! I know what you mean. I don't go into MAC that often anymore but I knew I had to get Brave. It's perfect for this time of year! xx

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  12. I've heard great things about the Clinique brush :) Hourglass blushes are amazing too!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It's such a cool find! I really want to try more Hourglass blushes! x

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