It's been a while since I treated myself to some shiny new makeup, and this past week I was a girl on a mission.
There were a few makeup products I felt my collection (particularly for fall) was missing. A deep wine shade of lipstick, a perfect Kylie Jenner lip, & a new palette that would be great for neutral eye looks. So after doing research on the internet for a while, I knew what I wanted and headed to the shops!
I always see Zoella rocking the Kate Moss lipstick in 107, and I am always so inspired to rock the same shade. Problem was--I didn't have anything in my collection that was quite like it...deep dark red but not TOO dark. So, seeing as the price was right, I finally picked it up. Haven't worn it yet but I will definitely do a post/review when I do!
Of course every girl in the world wants the Soar lip liner from Mac, but it's always sold out. I went to my local MAC looking to try Mehr lipstick, and although I loved the color I knew I wouldn't wear it very much because I don't enjoy wearing matte lipsticks. I find MAC's matte formula particularly drying. So I asked one of the girls working there if she could recommend a similar shade but with a more creamy texture, and she pointed me to Brave. It's very similar to Mehr but is in a satin finish, and definitely gives that Kylie Jenner effect. While I was checking out the girl told me that Soar was finally in stock if I wanted to grab one ("or five!" she said). Of course I had to get it, and I am not disappointed in the slightest. Soar is my very first MAC lip liner and I have to say I finally get the hype. I own a few lip liners from the drugstore that are very similar shades to Soar, but they just don't last long. When I apply Soar & Brave it stays on ALL DAY. I couldn't believe it. Even after drinking coffee, eating, etc. Only touched up once late at night after a full day of doing wedding makeup.
Lastly, I picked up the L'oreal La Palette Nude 2. I have a few similar more high end palettes in my professional makeup kit (Naked 3 Palette for example) but I noticed I have nothing like it in my everyday personal collection. So I decided to pick up this palette because of it's combination of matte and shimmery shades, and I love the colors for a neutral eye. Of course the quality isn't on par with Urban Decay but for everyday, it's perfect.