This week I’ve been shopping online for my essential beauty products because I’ve found a shop that sells favourite products at super-discounted prices. I picked up a selection of goodies from Perfume Click and I wanted to write a brief review of the products and the shop as a whole. Thankfully, I only have good things to say about this website; I found it easy to use and like the high street stores, I could collect loyalty points on my beauty haul. I also had a nice surprise when I came to check out: each additional item that you add to your basket results in £1 off the total! So technically, after choosing my first item, each subsequent item was £1 off the (already reduced) retail price – what a bargain! Okay, it made me want to buy more than I usually would, but when you’re getting £1 off each item and loyalty points, it seemed like a good idea to snap up that extra nail polish! Here’s what I got:
I chose standard delivery but the order still arrived within 2 days, so I had them before the weekend, which was great! I’ve not had a chance to try out the L’Oreal Revitalift Pro Contouring System, but anything that will give me a relaxing facial massage while I apply my face cream has got to be a good thing! Of course, I couldn’t wait two minutes before ripping open the packaging and testing out the other products that I bought, so here’s my round up of the other items…
Firstly, I was shopping for my make-up staples; mineral foundation and eyeliner. I always use mineral foundation because I have such sensitive skin that anything else makes my skin flare up. I’ve tried many different brands over the years and always choose the lightest shade for my pale skin. This time I picked up the Revlon ColorStay Aqua mineral make up in shade ‘Light/Pale‘ and couldn’t wait to test it out. This mineral foundation feels lighter on the skin than other mineral make up usually does and it had a luminous rather than matt finish so it looked more like I was wearing a liquid foundation than a powder. The applicator brush in the lid is also more like a liquid foundation brush than the usual big round kabuki powder brush that I usually use to apply my mineral foundation. I actually preferred the new brush, as it gave me more control over where I wanted to add extra layers of foundation. This mineral make up provides SPF 13 so it’s protecting your face as soon as you apply it, and with my pale, freckly complexion I need all the sun protection I can get!
Secondly, I bought a new liquid eyeliner: Max Factor Masterpiece Glide and Define in black. I’d previously used a liquid eyeliner that was supposed to be waterproof but I found that it smudged off at every opportunity, so I wanted to try something different. This eyeliner was much easier to apply, went on smoothly at it was easier to make delicate flicks, as well as layering up for a thicker line. It isn’t a waterproof liner, but I found that it out-performed my previous ‘waterproof’ eyeliner, only smudging a little if I wiped my eyes when they watered in the sun over the weekend. It stayed put as long as I didn’t rub my eyes, and because it’s a tiny hand-bag sized bottle, I had it to hand to touch-up the wings when I nipped to the loo. The only problem with this eyeliner was that it crumbled after a full day of wearing, so when I came to take off my make up at bedtime, it was flaking off – it stayed nice for a good 12 hours before this happened though!
I’ve always wanted to try out the Bourjois little round pots but they have always been just out of my budget for eyeshadow, so when I saw this pack of three pots for £10.65 I snapped it up. I’d used an iridescent pink pot that my sister had bought for me years before, but found it too sparkly at times, so I hoped that these neutral shades wouldn’t be too sparkly. Thankfully, they are exactly the right combination of matt-with-luminosity that they don’t too sparkly, nor do they make my skin look ‘flat’. The three shades in the pack work well together; there is a nude shade, a tawny brown and a slightly mauve colour, all of which make my eyes look even bluer than usual! I was pleased that the lids all have small mirrors in them which is great for touching up on the go with the mini-applicators but I don’t think I’ll use the applications for everyday use, I prefer to apply eyeshadow with my usual brush and the colours look great blended together.
Finally, I picked up a Collection 2000 nail polish, because the £1 off at checkout meant that it was only £2.10. I was really rather impressed with this ‘Maxiflex’ polish because it gave almost complete coverage in one coat, which is such a rarity! I was pleased with the nude shade ‘In the Buff’ with a hint of metallic for summer, and it lasted for a good couple of days, even without a top-coat. The bottle boasts 5 day wear, and I think that with two coats of Maxiflex and a clear top-coat, this could easily be achieved, but I’ve not had it long enough to test it out for that long yet!
I was very pleased with the bargains that I picked up from Perfume-Click.co.uk and I was even more delighted when a surprise £4 was knocked off my shopping total – that’s the kind of shopping I like!