HAPPY WEEKEND! Today’s post is all thanks to online shopping and my new app obsessssssion, Depop. Like a shoppable Instagram, and full of super cool things that I didn’t know I needed. Seriously, I bought a load of crystals to up my interior design game – essentially I’ve been persuaded into buying a pile of rocks. (Beautiful, beautiful rocks.)
I remember, back when I was young, we used to go to the shopping center every weekend or so. Now, a trip to Westfield is a fulllll day out, complete with queues and crowds (both in Mr FV’s ‘Top 5 Things To Hate’). Online shopping is just so much easier, and quicker! I love browsing the app whilst on the train to work – it’s perfect for last-minute gifts (aka gifts I’ve forgotten to get)
Anyway, enough chat. We all know online shopping is amazing SO WHAT DID I BUY?
First up is this beautiful Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick, the Kendall Jenner edition in “Restless”. Now, I’m not a super Kardashian fangirl or anything (though I did correctly answer a pub quiz question the other day about Kim’s marriage to Kris Humphries – 72 days FYI) so I chose this for the colour. Seriously, this shade is a MUST HAVE. It’s a gloriously chirpy orange red but with a really modern matte finish.
If there’s eeeven a remote chance that you’re a repeat reader of Face Value Beauty Blog, you will know my cynical stance on matte lipsticks and their incompatability with my dry lips. Seriously, I just can’t pull a matte look off….until now!
I love the texture, the formulation – it feels creamy and reassuringly thick on the lips but with a matte finish that lasts until lunch. I am definitely buying more of these lipsticks (currently £21.50 on Lookfantastic!), the shade range is really unique – forget about the regular reds and nudes, think BLUE and purple! (but with much more expensive sounding names)
This retails for £25 but I found it brand new in box on the Depop app for £15 including postage, sold by someone who got it as an unwanted Xmas gift. BARGAIN!!
Another beauty find online was this Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette in Semblance. Hold onto your hats because THIS is the palette you’ve all been waiting for.
Containing blush, cream highlighter, brow powder, contouring powder and four eyeshadows (including a liner) it’s the perfect palette to do the WHOLE face. I have genuinely been hunting for this sort of palette for ages. Y’know, the ONE thing you can bring with you for a weekend away for both day and night makeup.
The bad news is that this limited edition colourway is no longer available HOWEVER, i have tracked down 2 remaining Semblance palettes on Amazon here.
Check out the makeup look I created with the palette!
All in all, some great beauty bargains from Depop. You will definitely notice an influx of crystals in the background of all my blog photos going forward…