1.14.2015

NEW MAKEUP! January Beauty Haul + Mini-Reviews



I said I was on a shopping hiatus...and then the money from Christmas plus a trip to Ulta (just to LOOK, I told myself) ended up in this haul. I picked these items up in Dec-Jan, so be on the lookout for these!

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette--LOVE this! I have the original and think I may love this one more. Go see it in person.

Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer--Full of wonderful ingredients, this primer hasn't impressed me yet.






Real Techniques Contour Brush--A beautiful rose-gold weighted brush that is very dense and soft. A luxury item that is best for blending out contour, not applying it. Please watch the video to see it.

Sally Hansen 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser--A gel with fine gold particles that feel like sandpaper grit. Pretty but save your $.

L'oreal Long Lasting Lipgloss--Love how long this lasts!

L'Oreal Smokissime Liner--This huge, bulbous powdery liner is supposed to give an easy smokey eye. Still reviewing this one...

L'Oreal Silkissime Liner--Love this one. I used it in my New Mom Makeup (that no one watched. Boo!)

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper--New mascaras in clear and other colors. This or That coming soon.

NYX:
Wonder Stick--Highlight and Contour--very creamy (T or T coming soon on this one)

Tinted Brow Mascara--Review coming soon (This or That)

Q10 Renew--A skin elixir that is white to renew skin (not purple). So far, it is like a thin moisturizer.

Rimmel:
BB Cream Radiance--Sinks in, making it useful for many skin types, and gives a glow without glitter.

Provocalips--Loving these long-wearing lippies. I'll be comparing them to the L'Oreal one pictured earlier.

Wet N Wild:
Kohl Liner--this was a dud. It tugged at my skin and felt like a regular cheap pencil liner.

Max Volume Plus Mascara--another dud, so far. It made my lashes look sparse, a feat I've never had happen to my lashes.

Covergirl Lip Lava--Gorgeous shimmery glosses.

Maybelline:
Master Prime Blur + Smooth--Not really seeing the blur effect, but it's a nice primer.

Master Prime Blur + Illuminate--SPF 30 with a slight pink glow. No blur on me but I like it so far.

Master Conceal in Lt-Med and Med--Really loving these concealers!

Master Graphic Liner--Huge felt tip liner. Good for a wing but too big for me. Watch the video to see it.
And speaking of the video, see everything in action, below:

If, after watching the video, there's an item you'd like more details on, 
please let me know and I'll update this post. Thanks.



Extra Elle: 

  • I'm way too obsessed with Trivia Crack. I'm not a competitive person, but man does this game make me that way! I'm Elle Sees on there, of course.


59 comments:

  1. That is a lovely haul.. m liking the covergirl lip lava :)

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  2. omg..you got the RT brush..It is so pretttyyy..I want want want it

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  3. I would love to see your makeup case and I want that blending brush.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  4. Wow! Great haul! These look like great items. I am looking for a contour brush, but I need it to be tapered or angled. I can't wait to watch the video.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. Ohhh can't wait to hear all about those NYX products! And that eye shadow palette is amazing! Great finds girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. I have the chocolate bar and have been wanting the semi sweet one for a while!! Glad to hear you like it!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  7. Ohh all these products must be great! I'm craving for a Too Faced palette! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  8. Thanks for the video, Elle! I am always looking out for new concealers so I may have to pick up one of those Maybelline ones! The Lip Lava is tempting too! P.s. Love your nail police! What is it? :)

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  9. Oooo....I wanna buy those Rimmel ones now, esp the Provocalips!

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  10. Great video, Elle. I think I need that RT brush now. I always need a good weapon;)

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  11. I asked for the first Too Faced palette for Christmas but didn't get it. Maybe that is a good thing though since you like the second one so much more! The colors really are gorgeous! I really like those Cover Girl Lip Lavas, too! You got really great colors!

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  12. can't wait for the review on the brow mascara, I have really have been thinking about doing my brow but scare to.

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  13. Ohhh that palette looks awesome!! And I need some new lip glosses, maybe I need to try the Rimmel or Loreal ones :) Or both, ya know...I love the lip color you have on in the video!

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  14. the covergirl lip lavas look so fun! i love the color combo you are wearing in the video. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  15. What a great haul! It doesn't count as shopping if it's with Christmas money, right? Ha! That Too Faced palette is gorgeous.

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  16. I totally watched the new mom makeup video! haha There are mornings I need something super simple and quick, or I'm doing my makeup in the bathroom at work. I found it very inspiring. I've been looking for a new drugstore primer. I may have to look into these. Most primers tend to cause my skin to flake though. /:
    www.accordingtokiki123.blogspot.com

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  17. I keep seeing the chocolate bar palette. You should do a tutorial!

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  18. What a haul!! I've been hearing some awesome things about that chocolate bar palette!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  19. That is an impressive haul, Elle! I am looking forward to hear your full opinion on Rimmel Provocalips, I really want to try it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  20. I watch your videos on the weekend sometimes, or on the train if I remember. But I can't watch them at work and don't always have time to go back and do so. I do always read your text though.

    Have you tried the Bite High Pigment lip pencil? I'm curious how the Rimmel stacks up against those. With the low price of Rimmel, I could probably do a private this or that!

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  21. I'm excited to see your review on the NYX Tinted brow mascara. That RT brush is gorgeous!

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  22. LOL.. I think everyone at one time or another has fallen into the "just to LOOK" trap.. haha! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  23. Great beauty haul!! That too faced palette looks lovely and so do the new rose gold real techniques brushes :) xx

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  24. Haha I love how this was "just a look" trip...I can't imagine what a real shopping trip looks like :) Great reviews though. Looking forward to a lot of the This or That that you mentioned!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  25. I've already spent my Spring makeup budget - one of the things I didn't end up getting that I was so curious about are the RT Rose Gold brushes. I was thinking of just picking up one - the contour brush you feature - wondering if it's worth it. I'll check out your video. :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  26. This video reviews was so helpful! I feel like the older I get them more of a makeup junkie I'm becoming. I am still on the hunt for the perfect primer and concealer so I'll be trying the Maybelline! Thanks for sharing!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  27. Oh man I want to try so many of these including the Rimmel BB Cream, Too Faced primer and chocolate bar, and those maybelline concealers. Great haul!

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  28. Love the colors in the Too Faced palette. Looking forward to seeing your review on the NYX highlight and contour.

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  29. I'm always hesitant to try new face make up because of my sensitive skin...but I love those eye shadows!

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  30. Awesome haul! The Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette looks great.

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  31. definitely trying that bb cream next time i see it. also can i just say i love that you give a little info in your post, not just the video because i can't watch the video at work and i always forget when i get home, so i super appreciate it!

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  32. I've been wanting to pick up one of those LavaLips so glad they work. I am also interested in Maybelline's brow products. I'm a huge brow person so always curious about new products. The primers sound interesting. Thanks for the reviews!

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  33. Wow that is quite a haul! Lots of things that look like fun to try--I love that Too Faced palette. It has lots of neutral colors that I would wear. Sorry about the video!! A lot of times I read blogs at work so I rarely check out any videos. I appreciate that you do a visual portion too so that I can still read!! :)

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  34. amazing palette dear! I like your blog<3

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  35. You have so many things, I would love to try the lip lava:)

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  36. love the haul! Great color palette!

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  37. Great haul, looking forward for the reviews :)

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  38. Happy New Year! Quite a haul there! It's the colour palette which caught my attention as all those colours are so wearable.

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  39. It''s always like this, "just to look" ends in joy buying nice things, why not! I love it! From all the products, I would love to try the Master Prier Illuminizing, and it is like sun blocks as well, so wow, I want that soon! Very nice to share this with us!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  40. I'm always a sucker for a new concealer. And I want to try that NYX wonder stick.

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  41. I've seen the chocolate bar palette a lot lately - it looks like a nice choice with some really pretty colors!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  42. One can never go into Ulta and "just look" haha
    The Too Faced Semi-Sweet palette is beautiful, I think I like the colors in this one even better than in the first one. I can't wait to hear more of your thoughts on the L'oreal eye liner & brow products, as well as the Rimmel Provacalips!

    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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  43. Nice haul! I've picked up a couple of these products and really need to try them. About the only thing I've tried that I saw above was the Maybelline Concealers. Oh my, I am loving it!

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  44. I got the TF Semi-Sweet palette and I'm absolutely in love! I haven't tried the blue shade just yet, but I can't wait to see how it looks incorporated in an evening eye. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  45. I just recently started using Too Faced, and I love their products!! I need that eyeshadow soon!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  46. That Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette is too cute! My shopping hiatus also took a hiatus right after X-mas.

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  47. I loved this post. I may have to give Maybelline concealers a chance. Wonderful post.

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  48. I think I need to check out the Real Techniques Contour Brush. Love the look of it... and that it can be used as a weapon :)

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  49. So many of these are products I've recently seen and have on my mental list! I did buy the Maybelline Master Concealer and I've really been enjoying it too!

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

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  50. A friend recently bought the chocolate bar palette and she adores it! I want one, too! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  51. Nice haul! I'm definitely interested in the L'oreal silkissime liner - thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  52. Oh I'm looking forward to all the this and that's that are coming up with the products you got in this hall, that's one of my favorite blog posts that you do. But yeah you got some great products. :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  53. Ha ha!! Cracking up about the RT contour brush doubling as a weapon!!! Too funny. I too have resisted the TF Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar, but I've managed to avoid seeing it in person. I know I'd want it! It's browns - be still my heart! I think the L'Oreal long-wearing lipstick you have is Neverending Nutmeg! I was carrying it around Walgreen's last night but decided to hold off until I read/watched more reviews since I generally don't like long-wearing lipsticks/glosses due to the uncomfortable feel. I can't wait to hear what you think! The Silkissime liners are FANTASTIC - agreed! They're pronounced "sil-kaseem" (like window sill + our Mayor); I heard it in a L'Oreal video and was like WHOAAA. Never would have called it that, lol! I love the TF Hangover Rx primer, so maybe it's a winner for oily/combo skin and not hydrating enough for drier skin?
    Love your lip color in this video, btw!
    Happy almost-Friday! :D

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  54. Yay for the haul. Now I know where to get a concealed weapon without having to get a permit. ;)

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  55. wow that is one great haul..excited for the reviews..

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