I’ve gone a little spending crazy lately; I don’t know if it was because my birthday just passed or because I’m weak and can’t resist a bargain even though it’s not really a bargain if you didn’t need it in the first place… BUT, I managed to snag myself a few exciting products in the Beauty Bay Bragging Rights sale. Here’s what I bought.
Soph x Spice eyeshadow palette
I fell in love with this palette immediately when I saw it all over Instagram so when I clocked it in the Beauty Bay sale, I knew I had to get it. And boy did it live up my expectations. The colours, the pigmentation, the blend-ability – it’s a dream.
Conceal and Define Concealer C1
I always struggle with concealers. I’m pretty fussy about the consistency and finish of them and I can never find one light enough, especially when I’m using it to brighten up my dark under eyes. This one is pretty damn pale, I was touch and go on whether it was actually too light for me at one point but once it had time to settle into the skin, I found it was a great colour match.
I absolutely LOVE the applicator this concealer comes with. I’ve been using Rimmel True Match pretty much exclusively for the past couple of months and the squeeze tube and small brush always frustrated me about the product. The Revolution Conceal and Define comes with a massive doe foot (doefer? doe foot? Idk) applicator which means you don’t have to keep dipping into the tube to get enough product.
I’ve never tried anything from The Ordinary before but the two products I bought will definitely have me going back for more, especially the Glycolic Acid. I’ve only used it a couple of times but I can already feel an improvement in my skin. (I’ll do a more in-depth review when I’ve really had a chance to see the results).
The second The Ordinary product I bought was the Coverage Foundation in Fair 1.1. Like concealer, I always struggle to find a foundation pale enough for my skin but the colour on this is perfect for me. I didn’t like the way it went on my skin with a brush (I used a B01 Spectrum brush) but once I went over it with a damp beauty blender I was pretty happy with the results.
BEAUTY BAY x Jordan Lipscombe
Now, I was so excited for this palette when I purchased it and I have mixed feelings about it. The shimmer shades are beautiful, especially the copper brown one but the matte shades are a disappointment. I find them pretty chalky and hard to blend, and the colours get lost in each other as you try to build them. I honestly looked like I had a black eye once I was done with it – though I suppose that could be user error, I’m a bit out of touch with my MUA skills…
On a brighter note (literally), the highlighters in this palette are great, I was reflecting the light and glowing my way around Tesco.
Revolution loose glitters & BH cosmetics base glue
I’ve never attempted to use loose glitters and I’ve always wanted to try them so when I saw these on offer for around £2, I couldn’t resist. I had to watch my fair share of tutorials to figure out what I was doing but they went on really well, and despite the odd textured feel of my eyelid, I was really happy with the way it looked and I’m excited to play around with these a bit more!
I got four different colours: Bling Thing, Last Dance, Out Out and Hall of Fame.
The BH Cosmetics base booster, however, did irritate my eyelid a little but I don’t know if it was just because I’d taken the makeup I’d previously been wearing off with a micellar water I’d never tried before. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt for now until I try it again.
Did you bag any Beauty Bay Bargains this Black Friday? Have you ever tried any The Ordinary products? What would you recommend?
P.S: my swatching for this post was interrupted by this cutie