Wednesday, 15 October 2014

European Beauty Haul | Munich

Whilst I was in Munich I had to pick a few (or a lot) of beauty buys, because I love European brands and you can't buy many of these in the UK. Such a shame. 

I expected the Essence cosmetics over there to be a lot different than the ones released over here, but they are exactly the same and I was a little disappointed. My haul would just be the exact same as any other Essence haul to be honest. But I still love their cosmetics anyway! I picked up their blonde highlighter and bronzer which suits my skin perfectly. I always struggle with bronzers just in case I look really dark. I picked up their Pure Skin compact powder in the lightest shade, this provides a matte finish to my make up and stops my T-zone becoming oily. Lastly I picked up one of their liquid eye liners, I haven't had chance to use this yet but I'm sure I will need a lot of practice with this. The brush is really nice though. 

I bought a couple of Manhattan products too, both foundations. It's the first time I've been able to find a foundation that fits my tanned summer skin, and this was amazing. I chose their long-lasting endless stay tube, and an easy match foundation in a pump dispenser. I've used both and they are great. They don't slip and slide, and they are medium coverage but are buildable too. 

I only picked up one product from Catrice this time, they had so many that I couldn't decide what I wanted. I opted for their lashes to kill mascara. The brush on this isn't plastic and the fibres sometimes make the mascara clog up, but the consistency is easy to work with which I like. I find I have to apply a couple of coats but then my eyelashes are thick and bolder. 

I picked up a Heidi Klum for Astor nude lipstick. This lipstick is quite a light nude and works well if you want to hide your lips. It's really creamy and applies well, and leaves a little sheen too; it also leaves your lips feeling super hydrated. There isn't much lasting power on the lipstick and you do have to apply it quite a few times during the day, but I'm used to this. I must admit I don't like it as much as the lipstick below. 

I bought another nude lipstick (I told you I had an obsession), this time from the P2 collection. This is the perfect nude to match my lips and is a little darker than the Astor one. It's really similar to the Astor one, creamy application, leaves your lips feeling hydrated, and just overall looks lovely. Again, you do have to apply it a few times during the day, but this doesn't really bother me. I can safely say this (and the Illamasqua Glamore Nude in Minx) are my two favourite nudes. You can't really beat these!

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