Hey there! Last weekend I bought a few products from the drugstore and one product from Lush, and I wanted to share these products with you along with thefirst impressions I had of them. I haven’t built up enough of an opinion about these to really recommend them or not, as I’ve generally tried them about once, but I hope my first impressions can still help you out if you’re thinking of buying any of these. Generally speaking, none of the products I got were complete flops, so I’m pretty happy with my little haul. But, anyway let’s get to the products!
Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much
I wore this lipstick on the day where I was presenting this blog to my school, which means I was wearing it for approximately twelve hours: enough to build up an opinion about it. It felt soft and creamy when applying, but has a slightly thick consistency and I think you do feel it on your lips. I love how easy this product is to apply; because of the pencil shape, it’s very exact and you don’t have to worry about a lip pencil. It has a good staying power, and I did have to reapply a few times after eating and drinking, but that was to be expected. It is slightly drying so it might feel slightly uncomfortable on the lips after a long day, but that’s the only criticism I have for this product. Personally, I love this dark plum shade; it’s more of a true purple than a dark pink, unlike lots of berry coloured lipsticks on the market. Sure, two of my friends said the colour was too dark for me, but I don’t think lipstick can ever be too dark…it’s just a matter of taste! I think this lipstick would look gorgeous and flattering on medium and darker skin types.
L’oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds in Eva’s Pure Red
I’ve had this on my wishlist for such a long time. I especially love the shade, because it’s a warm-toned and not too dark red, unlike most of the red lipsticks I own. It’s perfect for people with a yellow/ warm skin undertone like me. I took my time buying this product, and now I can finally say: I have no regrets. The formula is light and creamy, but has a matte finish. It isn’t non-transferable, but it has a very good staying power. I like the feeling of this on the lips, as it isn’t drying and doesn’t have a heavy texture. I would recommend the line as such (their other shades are gorgeous, too), but especially this shade because it’s so wearable, flattering, and isn’t “too much” for daytime wear.
MaxFactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Creamy Copper
Let me just say I’ve worn this once and I’m in love with it. As I’d mentioned on my current beauty wishlist, I’d bought and liked this product in the pink shade, but I just found it wasn’t the most natural looking on my skintone. I think that with medium skintones and dark hair, peach blushes are definitely more wearable and better looking than pink blushes. So, I bought this shade, and it didn’t disappoint. I guess the shade is not for everyone, and I can imagine it not being very wearable on lighter skin types, but if you’re into orange-toned cream blushes, look into this one. I definitely love the formula, as it is very easy and intuitive to apply, and I generally apply it with my fingers. It looks natural, and is perfect for the summer as it won’t give you a powdery, but rather a dewy finish. I would recommend this blush to anyone, and the shade is just a question of what you like.
Lush “The Comforter” Bubble Bar
I don’t want to end up gushing about all of the products I bought, but I must say, I was heavily impressed by this product. The scent is heavenly, which is why I bought it in the first place (in my opinion, it’s the best smelling Lush product out there). At a price tag of 6,95€, I was skeptical: I know it’s not a steep price, but it is slightly more expensive than drugstore bath salts, which I often use. However, my money was well spent. I’ve used this twice and it’s not even half used up, so depending on how much you use, you can extend the uses; it made lots of bubbles both times so I wasn’t using it too sparingly. The smell is still as heavenly once you go into the bath and it does stay on your body. I just had a bath with this on Friday, and after a long and stressful week, it relaxed me more than you can imagine. I would repurchase this, and I’m looking forward to my next bath with it!
Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo “Aussome Volume”
I love dry shampoo. My life practically depends on it, because my hair is greasy and I don’t have the time in the mornings to wash my hair every day, or even every second day. So, dry shampoo bridges me over those bad hair days. I always use the batiste dry shampoo, which is a good product, but when I saw this was new at the drugstore I had to try it out. I’ve used hair products from Aussie and liked them, so I hoped I’d like this too. I have to say that when I first tried it out, it generally seemed more like a dry texturising spray than a dry shampoo. I guess it might be some sort of a mix between the two. It worked well as a texturising spray and I did feel like I had more volume without feeling like my hair was full of hairspray. However, I don’t think you could categorise this as a proper dry shampoo because it didn’t take away the grease out of my hair. So, if you need a nice texturising spray (that doesn’t add extra grease), this is lovely, but if your hair is a greasy mess I would still reach for a proper dry shampoo.
Schwarzkopf Brilliance Creme-Glanz Tönung in Dunkelbraun
This is the only product I haven’t tried out yet, because I’m kind of hesitant to dye my hair. I died it several times last summer, and while I liked it, I’m glad the colour I dyed it last is similar to my natural hair colour, so it’s not too obvious the colour is growing out. I thought to myself that I’d leave my hair for a while, but let’s be honest, I can’t just not dye it. I love changing up my hair, and I don’t feel like cutting it just yet, so dye is the way to go. I’ve wanted to have it darker for a while now, which is why I got this shade. My friend actually used this dye in a red tone and said it worked well on her hair. This is one of those super temporary dyes that stays only for a few hair washes, and I didn’t want one of the semi-permanent ones again because they didn’t seem to fade at all when I used them last summer and felt like an ordinary permanent dye. Well, I’m excited to try this out, and I hope this doesn’t turn into a massive flop!
Garnier Oil Beauty Oil-Infused Nourishing Lotion
This is the only repurchase out of the bunch, and I must say that I love this lotion. I’ve always loved Garnier body lotions as I found they were the ones that kept my skin soft and hydrated the longest. I used to love the one with cocoa butter, but I think it got discontinued, because I can’t find it anywhere anymore. Ever since I tried this lotion on holiday, I’ve loved it, and have already finished two bottles. It does cost a tad more than their other lotions, but it’s really worth it, and you will feel the difference to cheaper lotions. Anyway, I just really recommend this to anyone with very dry skin! If you have normal skin you need not to worry, but I love this and use it when my skin really needs some extra treatment. Typically I’ll use it after shaving, and my skin just feels lovely and baby soft after that. It’s a great product!
Those were all the products I bought last weekend! I’m very happy about all of them and I’m glad that I waited before buying them so I knew that I really did want the products and didn’t waste my money. They’re all products I genuinely like up til now, and I hope I’ll keep loving them! I hope my opinions on these products were somewhat helpful even if they weren’t quite so extensive, and this post was interesting to read. Do tell me if you have any feedback or comments: there’s a comment section in which you can comment even anonymously so it’s not like you need to login anywhere if you have something to say! I’ll be back on Thursday with my fashion post (I hope I can gather up all pictures on time), and I hope you’ll be reading then! Have a lovely evening and a not too stressful week. But if all else fails, just treat yourself to a bath with a lovely Lush product like I did!