ME – “Should I buy more makeup?” BRAIN – “No!” PURSE – “No!” BANKING APP – “No!” FAMILY – “No!” FRIENDS – “No!” POSTIE – “No!” BEAUTY STORAGE – “No!” NEXT DOOR’S CAT – “No!” UNIVERSE – “No!” ALSO ME – “I’m going to buy more makeup!”
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Ok, with all that out the way, shall we dive in? There are purchases from THREE different brands to get through. I’ll deal with the haul in true ‘show and tell’ stylee, I’ll tell you what I bought, include photos and details for the items and give you my first impressions. Obviously, I’ll share all the related links and any other relevant information. So, grab a coffee, sit back, relax and let’s begin with…
Revolution Beauty: Six Product Purchase and FREE Mystery Bag
I’m deeply dippy bout drug store products and love shopping with Revolution Beauty online. I can loose myself for hours on their website; they usually have a load of stuff in, what seems to be, their on-going sale – so there are some fab bargains to tempt you AND they bring out new products on the regular too. Revolution offer you the chance to bag some pretty good beauty products at really affordable prices, the range is wide, varied and standard delivery is fairly quick too.
Revolution recently had a FREE Mystery Bag offer, I do tend to save my spends for when that happens (which is quite often). Basically, if you spend £35 or more, Revolution sends you a bag of goodies with your order. You don’t know what’s in the Mystery Bags until it arrives (unless you spy a spoiler online – which I didn’t), but it’s usually five products. The only downside is that ALL the bags are the same, so if you put in two orders (over the required value) you’ll end up with two identical mystery bags!
My Revolution Order
REVOLUTION PRO: ULTIMATE EYE LOOK PALETTE -DIAMONDS AND PEARLS £10
This lux and decadently decorated, gold, crystal and pearl encrusted palette was the reason for my haul – Sometimes the packaging sells it to me, this was a ‘Sometimes’. BUT, the shadows are bloody gorgeous, reminiscent of a Charlotte Tilbury palette. The shades are beautiful and I can’t wait to get them on my eyes!
NEW NEUTRALS: BLUSHED SATIN MATTE LIPSTICK – REVEAL £5.99
In its satin and metalic gold, leopard print case, this lippy was dropped into my basket partly due to the packaging and also because I wanted a nice shade that’d enhance my tan and look good with the Diamonds and Pearl palette. Reveal, a deep, peach-nude, will do both.
REVOLUTION PRO: HYDRA PLUMP GLOSS – AWAKEN £6.00
Also bought to compliment the Diamonds and Pearl palette, but give a more dramatic look. Awaken is a berry/chocolate high-shine gloss, and I’m intrigued to see if I get any ‘results’ from the collagen, hyaluronic acid and peptides in this lush formula. Lovin’ the colour.
REVOLUTION RELOADED: BLUSHER – PEACHES AND CREAM £4 and HIGHLIGHTER – TIME TO SHINE £4
Both of these I selected to complete the Diamonds and Pearl look I have in mind. The HIGHLIGHTER is rose gold with creamy swirls (I think it’ll do double duty by ending up on my eyes too) and the BLUSHER is just a shade darker than the lightest eyeshadow in the Diamonds & Pearl palette so it’ll make for a good co-ord. Both the blusher and highlighter are soft and buttery, similar to ‘Physician’s Formula’, and the gold/cream packaging is cute too.
REVOLUTION PRO: FOUNDATION DROPS – F6.5 £7 (currently reduced to £3.50)
The first of two foundations added to my collection in these hauls, I choose the shade F6.5, which is lighter than I was expecting but, with the addition of blush n bronzer I think I can make it work. (Fingers crossed). As the name suggests this is a thin, liquid foundation; from swatching it feels creamy and provides a soft-touch, medium coverage.
THE FREE REVOLUTION MYSTERY BAG
I ♡ REVOLUTION: UNICORN MAKEUP PIGMENT PALETTE worth £4 (currently reduced to £3) and GOLDEN BAR EYESHADOW PALETTE worth £9
With a pink/purple/ colour story and a lovely mix of mattes and shimmers, I’m happy with my UNICORN nine pan palette. The shadows swatch beautifully and seem pretty pigmented. I’m looking forward to getting some unicorn looks on (minus the horn obvs).
I’m familiar with Revolution’s ‘Chocolate Bar’ palettes, but hadn’t got one in my collection, so again was super pleased to receive this, especially as it’s primarily a neutrals palette offering 16 pans of brown and gold shimmers. No, it doesn’t have any matte shades, but shimmers can be blended out to a matte type finish, so, on first impressions, this seems like it could be pretty versitile.
MAKEUP REVOLUTION LONDON: JELLY HIGHLIGHTER – MONUMENTAL worth £6
I was pleasantly suprised to find this in the Mystery Bag, for one, it’s a fairly new product, for two – wow: banging champagne highlighter and for three I’m new to the whole jelly highlighter thang. (And late to this particular parday!) Once you get past the weird af consistency, this is actually a great highlighter.
REVOLUTION PRO: STIPPLING BRUSH worth £7 (currently reduced to £3.50)
You can never have enough brushes, right? So, this was a welcome addition in the FREEBIE selection too. Again, I seem to remember the Pro brushes being a fairly recent addition to the Revolution fam. The bristles are soft, they passed the ‘shedding test’ and is comfortable to hold. I’ve used this it picks up product brilliantly and applies great too. Impressed!
RREVOLUTION PRO: SATIN MATTE LIPSTICK worth £4 (currently reduced to £3)
Out the gate, apologies, I think the shade name was on the box and I binned it BEFORE making note. (Tut, tut.) Anyhoo, this formula feels so soft and light, she’s pigmented and is a gorgeous russet, wearable colour. (You can sometimes get odd coloured lippies in the Mystery Bags). Love it.
OK, so I had to spend over £35 I order to qualify for the FREE Mystery Bag, but at RRP I got £70.99 worth of products for my £36.99, and I would’ve ordered the products I chose anyway, so that’s a bargain. Everything arrived undamaged and on time. I’m really happy with everything I received and would definitely recommend shopping with REVOLUTION on line, especially if you love affordable makeup.
I AM THE REVOLUTION!
With the exception of the shade choice for the foundation (and that’s my bad, it can be hard to colour match on line) I am super pleased with everything from my actual order AND the Mystery Bag. I’ve had other bags in the past some of them contained a bit of an ODD assortment of products, but this one is, was more ‘put together’ by far, and so my fave bag to date!
The bag almost seemed to have been ‘curated’: I think the Golden Bar, Highlighter and Lipstick will, give a solid ‘co-ord’ look as they compliment each other perfectly. I also like how the bag’s ‘edit’, provided a show case of Revolution’s complete range. Good work Revolution, this Makeup Missy is very impressed!
E.l.f Seven Product Purchase and Two FREE gifts
e.l.f. are currently offering two FREE GIFTS if you spend over £25 (when I shopped you could choose your two freebies from five different items). Did this sway me to buy? Not really, I’d seen a few good reviews of the Bite Size palettes and wanted them in the shades Pumpkin and Hot Jalapeño, I also wanted to try their famous putty primer, so my order was part completed before I jumped online.
I’ve dabbled with e.l.f products in the past, but have never actually done a ‘purposed shop’. (That’s a haul for the purpose of satisfying my wants, inclusion in a haul blog and eventually trying, testing and reporting back to you guys). Obviously, while I was at e.l.f online I had to have a really good look at everything. 😉 Which means some extra products found their way into my basket.
Unfortunately, when I opened my much anticipated e.l.f order, this is the scene of devastion that met my eyes! 😭 The shadows from the broken palette we’re all over the rest of the products and inside some of the packaging too! It took me over an hour to clean everything and my hands were stained by the time I finished.
As well as the breakage and mess, the shade Pumpkin in the Bite Size palettes was out of stock, which was disappointing. I requested an email alert for the restock but haven’t received anything as yet. Obviously, I contacted e.l.f. regarding the damaged palette and they duly sent out a replacement, which arrived intact. I was not, however, compensated for time spent on operation ‘clean up’.
My e.l.f order
E.L.F BITE SIZE PALETTES – HOT JALAPEÑO & ACAI YOU £3 each
As mentioned these are the palettes that caused this little haul! They’re so cute and due to their size take up like no storage space yet pack a punch! These four pan palettes didn’t fail to impress, the colour stories are beautiful, they all swatch beautifully and they are pigmented. How e.l.f. do it for just £3 is beyond me. Totally worth the coin.
Jalapeño offers a dark (almost black) moss green, a pear-like green (both matte) a gorgeous green shimmer with gold reflects and a very sparkly, deep gold. The Acai You gives you a dark navy, a purple blue, (both matte) a bluesy, purple shimmer with silver reflects and a lilac blue. For small palettes they hold a lot of inspiration and a variety of uses. Impressive.
E.L.F LUMINOUS PUTTY PRIMER – UNIVERSAL GLOW £8
An inexpensive, pore and complexion blurring, luminous primer that gives you soft and healthy looking skin whilst improving the look of your makeup. Uh huh, YES PLEASE! Nuff said.
E.L.F. PLUMP IT UP MASCARA – BLACK £3 (rrp £6) and E.L.F MASCARA PRIMER – TRANSPARENT £2.25 (rrp £4.50)
This is where I went ‘off topic’; don’t judge me, OK? Having bagged the products I went to e.l.f for, I had a little (alright, alright, intensive) look-see which is when I spotted these two lovely bargains, snapped them both up and saved myself some money!
The mascara and primer were impulse buys but along side my other purchases contribute to a full face of NEW makeup, and, seriously, is there anything more exciting than having a totally different look from a variety of NEW stuff? Nah, didn’t think so. 😉
E.L.F. FOUNDATION SERUM – FAIR & LIGHT £4.50 (rrp £7) and E.L.F. PRIME AND STAY FINISHING POWDER – TRANSULCENT FAIR/LIGHT £3
At first I thought this was a kinda hybrid BB foundation, but my opinions changed as I’ve looked into foundation serum, recieved it and done a wide array of swatches. I’d say this product is a step up from either a BB or CC cream as it offers more coverage than the BBs or CCs that I’ve tried.
However this foundation serum isn’t, as the ‘beautifully bare’ descriptor points out, going to give you full coverage (medium when built up, YES, but not full.) BUT man is this special! A foundation that’s hydrating, moisturising and gives you a gorgeous, healthy complexion – gurl I’m living for it. Especially as it was price reduced too 😁 I’ll be getting more of this for sure!!
The prime and stay finishing powder is super soft and finally milled. I got this to bake my under eyes, but now we’ve met in person and I’ve discovered it has a lovely, lightweight formula and fresh finish it’ll work as an all over powder. Love it, if you’re in the market for a face powder – you should seriously consider giving this a shot!
The e.l.f. Freebies
E.L.F. BLUSH & BRONZE – TURKS & CAICOS worth £5 and VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK – BERRY BORDEAUX worth £4.50 (currently reduced to £2.25)
The Blush and Bronze was a good choice: The blush is a light pinky, brown shade with some gold reflects, perfect for fresh-faced summer looks, whilst the bronzer is a lovely, matte milk chocolate, that will add some colour and warmth. The pans are pretty large and there’s a mirror in the compact too. I like the matte black packaging and it’s a great handbag size.
The packaging of the Velvet Matte Lippy matches that of the Blush and Bronze. Berry Bordeaux is, as the shade name suggests a rich, deep red, wine colour and has a soft sheen to it. The formula is nice too – smooth and from swatching, it has a long lasting creamy finish.
Whilst I was pleased with everything I recieved e.l.f lost smiley faces for the broken palette, the messy products I had to clean and for the Bite Sized Pumpkin palette (still) being out of stock. That said, I am impressed with the quality & price points of the range and once I’ve tried and tested everything I’m sure I will be returning to e.l.f. to buy more, particularly the Bite Size Palettes, the lippies and that lovely foundation serum!
In total I spent £26.75 with e.l.f but actually received £44 (at rrp) worth of products thanks to reductions and the two freebies, which is good value for money in any makeupers eyes! Hopefully any future deliveries will arrive in one piece and that lovely Pumpkin palette will in nestled in among my other shadow palettes soon.
Morphe 3 (7?) Product Purchase
Gotta say Morphe confuses me. This was my first purchase from them and despite my confuzled state, I will probably shop with Morphe Online again. Why am I Morphe-discombobulated? Well, maybe you can help me? Are they drug store or higher end? Ya see, they do have some very affordable (drug store) products, but then they price some items outta reach of most folks?
I don’t get it, but I did get 3 very different products, although they ARE all makeup, to play with, test out and report back to you guys about, but for now, here’s my first impressions of my Morphe haul.
At time of writing Morphe are not offering any freebies (boo hoo 😭) but they are giving FREE shipping on orders over £20. I found the website to be a bit odd too, some things you really have to search for. My order did arrive quite quickly, everything was well packaged and undamaged. Although there were no ‘on site’ reductions at Morphe, I did score 10% cashback via my bank, which is a bonus!
My Morphe Order
MORPHE X JEFFREE STAR ICONIC NUDES LIP COLLECTION (3 x Lip Gloss – Star Crown, Slurp & First Impressions and 2 x Liquid Lip – Leo & Mannequin) £24
Yeah, he’s controversial. No, I don’t stan. Yes, I wish he’d adjust his moral compass. BUT, I’ve been wanting to try J☆ for a while and I placed my order before Dramageddon II hit our screens. Given how quickly everything he drops sells out and/or continues to be popular, I want to know if his products are worth all the hype.
- LEO – A milk chocolate, matte nude, opaque liquid lip that dries down quickly to a soft look finish with minimum transfer.
- MANNEQUIN – As above except this one is a delicious soft pink, light peach/brown matte nude liquid lip.
- FIRST IMPRESSIONS – a clear, wet look, slightly tacky (but not uncomfortably so) high-shine, transulcent lip gloss.
- SLURP – a champagne coloured, wet look, metalic lip gloss with glitter reflects and a molton gold, lush finish.
- STAR CROWN – a pale brown, wet look nude lip gloss with pink undertones and a semi-translucent finish.
MORPE X JACLYN HILL EYESHADOW PALETTE – Armed and Gorgeous £16
It may seem I’m courting controversy with this purchase too, I’m not! Jaclyn may have brewed enough tea to sink a tanker full of hairy lipsticks, but it was the colour story that drew me into this palette, I lost myself in the 10 pans and it was in my basket before you could say check out!
You might already know that I love orange eyeshadow; Armed and Gorgeous boast FOUR of ’em (Access, Agent, Smooth Criminal – a deep burnt orange brown and Secure, all mattes)- but they are not the only fruit. There’s a magpie attracting white silver (VIP – metalic ) a light gold (Gilt Trip – metalic) a deep, yellow gold (Coin – metalic) an amazing, dark khaki green (Top Secret – matte) plus a deep bronze gold (Classified – metalic).
When I spotted this palette I knew I’d use it a lot, would have fun with it and was immediately inspired. I’ve swatched them all, they’re pigmented, work well together, look pretty and I cant wait to start creating looks that are Armed and Gorgeous!
MORPHE BRONTOUR BRONZER CONTOUR – Frenemy £12
With two collabs in the basket, I decided I would go for a straight up Morphe product for my last purchase and went for this bronzer-countour combo. Then contour is a bit on the warm side, but I’m not made about it. The bronzer is a warm, peachy hue with a lovely sheen and I can see me reaching for this on the regular.
Of the three purchases Jaclyn’s palette is my fave, but the lippies and brontour are running a close, joint second. I had a good shopping experience, love what I selected and am looking forward to shopping with Morphe again, though I might keep a look out for some discounts or sales.
Am I pleased with my purchases? Abso-tutely! Will I get use out of everything? Damn straight! Do I think this was money well-spent and value for coin? Yep, indeedy. Do these brands provide a good, on line service and delivery? Considering all the extra safeguards due to Covid 19 that these brands must have in place I think (except for the broken palette from e.l.f) the answer to that is a resounding YES! Would I recommend shopping with these brands to y’all – of course I would!
So, what do you think of my haul? Do any of these products interest you – which ones? Have you shopped with these brands before – if so what did you get? What brands/products are haul-worthy in your eyes? Drop your answers and any other thoughts in the comments. If you have any questions or want more info, please, just ask, I’m happy to help.
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