This fall I did a beauty swap with Gwen from Gwenllian Branwen who lives in the UK. I was so excited to do this because there are a surprising number of beauty brands that we don’t have in Canada that I’m always reading about or seeing on Youtube. Gwen’s package arrived a few weeks ago stuffed with wonderful makeup goodies!
We both stuck with drugstore brands for our swap and Gwen managed to get me a pretty big variety of goodies!
MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Hall of Fame – a selection of twelve of their most popular shadows. This has a great range of neutrals and I especially love the taupe shades
Barry M Super Chic Shadow & Primer Palette – featuring six shimmery shades and a primer. I especially love the beautiful purple shade on the right. Great for incorporating colour into your regular makeup look
Soap & Glory Feel Good Factor Translucent BB Cream – I am always so sad that we don’t get Soap & Glory makeup in Canada. I think it’s a bit odd to refer to a translucent product as a BB cream – isn’t one of the purposes of a BB cream to provide some sort of coverage? In any case this is a nice moisturizer with SPF 25 that wears nicely under makeup.
Collection Intense Colour Supersoft Kohl Penvil in Black Magic – a nice creamy pencil liner with quite a creamy black formula.
MUA Lipsticks – from top to bottom in shades 16 Nectar, Tulip, 14 Bare and 2. These lipsticks are insanely creamy and I can’t wait to wear the top two shades in the summer! We’ll see how good the staying power is considering how creamy they are
Sleek Blush in Suede – I love Sleek blushes, they have amazing colour payoff and are really long-lasting as well. This is a very nice neutral, slightly-peach tone that I think would work well with a lot of skintones. Love!
Tanya Burr lipgloss in Chic – a lovely opaque nude gloss that smells delicious
Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara – I was instantly impressed by the formula and brush on this. Possible mascara monday review coming soon?
Barry M Showgirl Extra Volume mascara – this is the most luxe packaging I’ve ever seen on a drugstore mascara. It’s surprisingly heavy! My initial reaction is that the formula doesn’t live up to the packaging’s amazingness, but I’ll give it a few more chances.
And there you have it – such a variety of products and many of them have made their way into my daily makeup already – my top picks are the MUA palette and the Sleek blush. So if you live in the UK, I recommend these products and if you don’t – get yourself a UK friend to haul these for you, pronto!