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Nars, Benefit and YSL Haul

My post-exam happiness automatically dragged me to do some post-birthday shopping I had due. and we end up in Selfridges...

I had already decided in advance what I wanted. I am not the 'splurge on the go' person. I had always wanted to try Nars Cream Blushes and what better than the oh-so-adored Penny Lane. There is not a single blogger on the block who dislikes Penny Lane. I am a conformist at the end of the day.

Isn't the color so delightful and cooling to the eyes? I love the color in the pan. Such an innocent baby pink it is. It looked so pretty I did not want to put my finger into it! But I cant simply pay £20 to adore it eh? So here's the swatch ladies.

Yup - you see it right. It is a true baby pink. No undertones of any other color whatsoever. Just plain baby pink. Its pretty true to how it looks in the pan. They are so silky and buttery to use. Plus they dry matte and are not sticky at all.

This is true value for money. Provides a lovely iridescence and blends super easy. I don't use a brush with this as I don't want brush hairs trapped inside. I use my finger and it works fine. Definitely give this a go for a lovely pink glow which you cant go wrong with :)

Okay, now this was a complete shocker! I usually don't ever go for luxury beauty brands. But my hunt for a cream eyeshadow led me to YSL's FARD LUMIÈRE AQUARÉSISTANT . They had a gorgeous gold, aubergine and green but this one looked so unique I had to get it.

It's a mousse texture but trust me you need even less than a pea sized amount for the entire lid! This dries matte with a tiny bit of shimmer. The great thing is, once this is applied it stays put for the entire day without creasing or fading which is exactly what I wanted.

Isn't the color stunning! It's a blue based grey or you can even call it a taupe but I don't see much brown undertones. I usually don't wear such colors in powder form as they wash me out completely. But I was very comfortable sporting this in the form of a mousse shadow.

It is lovely to wear everyday for a simple look which still manages to look unique. It feels very light on the lids and looks like a powder eyeshadow when dry. You may not want to invest in this if you want to look like you are wearing a cream eyeshadow.

Another cream eyeshadow? I need help. I have these phases when I really want to use only cream blushers or cream eye shadows and this is one of them.

This is Benefit's Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit. They had a great neutral variety of colors here but I instantly liked this golden beige shade. I am a sucker for such colors as they fit easily in my comfort zone and I can sport them without thinking twice.

A gorgeous neutral it is! This one dries with a sheen to it which is great to brighten the eyes. It however does slightly fade after a few hours unlike the YSL, it does not crease on me though. The pot is huge and is likely to last me a lifetime. This would be a great base for neutrals or a quick fix for a lazy makeup day.

This was completely a random purchase. I had heard ravings about this Barry M Eyeliner which is lovely dark black color. It has a glossy finish to it.

It is pretty cheap too for under a fiver which is great. Definitely recommended for those eyeliner freaks.

What I also wanted to purchase was the Coral Crepe paint pot from one of MAC's recent collections. I did not go for it though as I thought it may look a tiny bit too bright for the eyes. It was a pinky-coral not a pure coral. Plus the MA's at their counter always put me off with their 'least bothered' attitude.

YSL touche eclat tempted me too but I did not find it giving me much coverage at all. I definitely want more of their cream eye shadows keeping in mind their amazing customer service. Aaah the joy of indulging in luxury brands. Oh anyone tried YSL Parisienne? It smells divine.

Overall the post-exam and post-birthday shopping was fabulous! I still have more makeup shopping to do. Do you recommend anything in particular?
Imo said...

Congratulations on finishing your exams! so jealous! Happy belated bday too! =D x x x

BittersweetKindaNew said...

Love the colour on your eyes its stunning!

I find the Barry M liquid liner just a teeny bit too thick sometimes...

Hope said...

These products all look SO gorgeous!

roshas said...

you're sooo lucky that you've finished! nice haul! i really want to try nars blushes.. i dont even own one! lol xx

Hollywood said...

Gorgeous HAUL That NARS blush is so pretty love it I also LOVE this YSL Fard Lumiere !

Kittynail said...

OOh great haul! I love the Nars blush!

louise said...

I love it all, especially the Nars blush, I can feel my purse twitching from my handbag already...
Bring on finishing my exams and payday!
xx

Get Gawjus! said...

Thanks a lot Imo :) Good luck those who have exams gurlies! study hard and party harder :)

G.G.G said...

I like that Barry M liner..such a dark n lovely black..many a times, black liners dry to a greyish black..I hope this doesnt do that.

Lipstick Rules said...

Fantastic haul! I need Penny Lane in my life.

BALLET NEWS said...

thanks for the info. Lots to choose from !

Chibu74 said...

Penny lane is really pretty. I wonder if it would look good on Tan skin tone (NC44)

Happy Belated B'day

Great haul!!

Cynthia Z said...

Amazing haul girly! Love everything u got. I so wanna try Nars Cream blushes.
Birthday Suit for the birthday girl ;)

♥xx♥

Ki said...

Birthday suit looks brilliant :D

Get Gawjus! said...

@Chibu74 - It would not look very pigmented on NC44 skintone hun but defintely look like a pretty pink highlighter.

@Cynthia - You need penny lane and cactus flower hun :)

Palak said...

Someone had a ball I see :P
I'm loving the YSL color on your lids,totally lightens up your peepers !!
Belated Happy B'day !

dreamylacey said...

hi,
it bought some amazing products!! after your descriptions I am quite sure I will not resist YSL cream eyeshadow!!!

http://www.iletaitunefoisundressing.com/

Ashwini said...

Gorgeous haul hun! I want to do a YSL haul one of these days. :)

Get Gawjus! said...

hehe thanks a lot Palak :)

"L" said...

I like the nars cream blush, I would have to buy this next time I visit England.What a lovely blog you got!

Lubna said...

Nice haul! I really like the look of that blush.. i want.. :)
xo

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

Great haul Shifa :) I usually stay away from cream eyeshadows/blushes because their shelf life is smaller but I do want to give Benefit's eyeshadows a try.

Miss♥Nikka said...

Greta haul the ysl cream shadow looks pretty! I love benefits creseless cream sahdow..so creamy smooth! :]

xoxo,
Miss Nikka
http://nerdork.blogspot.com

StyleFrost said...

I'm dying to try the Nars range, I've never bought any make-up from them! Love your blog! x

Marce said...

Nice haul! Penny Lane is so pretty. Well, everything is pretty!

The Beautifier said...

wow awesome haul girlie! xoxo

giang said...

that ysl looks soooo good on ur eyes!! great haul..now im lemming :(

Nicole said...

i have been wanting to get my hands on penny lane ! i have been a bit obsessive about creme blushes lately. great haul :)

DiaryOfA22yroldKid said...

im too scared to try out a cream blush! i feel like i wont apply it correctly (too much or too little). the colour is so soft and natural! now i wanna try it. i actually bought a nars orgasm knock off. its by ELF and it looks so much like orgasm to me. its was $3 which is pretty cheap for a bronzer blush duo. woot woot

sonibanno said...

I heart cream blushers and that baby looks stunning!

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