When I attended the Debenhams Party at Mahiki last month, the lovely Emma and I walked away with loads of products to try. It’s taken me ages, but I’ve finally given all the products a go and been able to pick my favourite products.
Debenhams Beauty Haul
LIPS AND NAILS
Too Faced Melted Metallic Dream House – I didn’t know what to expect with this liquid lipstick, especially since it was going to be metallic tinged, but I liked it. It made me feel like a Barbie. I wouldn’t wear it everyday, but it’s fun for special occasions.
Laura Geller Colour Drenched Lipgloss in Ginger – I really didn’t like this product. It was really sticky and the colour wasn’t flattering on me at all.
Burt’s Bees Lipgloss– I love Burt’s Bees chapstick so I was excited to try their lipgloss. The colour was very flattering on me and I found that the gloss wasn’t too sticky.
Urban Decay Matte Lipstick in Bad Blood– I absolutely love this product. It’s my favourite shade of red lipstick that I think I’ve ever tried. I will definitely buy this for myself when the tested runs out.
Benefit Lollitint – I wasn’t particularly impressed with this product which is a shame as I love Benefit. It wasn’t a very flattering blush colour on me and was only a slightly better lip tint.
Essie nail varnish – I love Essie products and this is a classic colour that doesn’t disappoint.
Nails Inc nail polish in Battersea Park – I’m not sure grey is my nail colour of choice, but I can’t complain about the product.
BODY AND FACE
Trilogy mineral radiance mask – I really like this mask and I highly recommend it.
Laura Geller Blush in Tropical Hues – It’s a nice blush. It’s not as good as my long-time favourite Nars in Orgasm, but it would definitely do.
Cheeky Dare to Bare Body Balm – I didn’t really like this product at all. First of all the texture is less whipped body cream and more cream cheese. And I wasn’t too keen on the scent either. It seemed like a floral take on Soap & Glory’s sweet original.
Urban Decay Make Up Setting Spray – I’d never used a makeup setting spray before but it definitely works. I’m not going to get into the habit of using it every day, but for special occasions, definitely! I wouldn’t recommend using it if you wear a lot of powder based make up though as the spray is quite wet.
YSL Youth Liberator Serum – I’m not entirely sure that I’ve actually seen any results from it. But it does smell nice and leaves my skin feeling soft. As a very expensive purchase, I’m not quite convinced that it’s worth the money though.
Marc Jacobs Decadence Perfume – It definitely smells more grown up than other Marc Jacobs perfumes. It still has a sweet undertone.
Benefit Roller Lash – This is a beauty best seller so I was excited to get the chance to try it out. I really enjoyed it, would would consider buying it in the future. I really like the curved brush.
Make Up Forever Mascara – I wasn’t particularly impressed with this mascara. I found that it flaked really easily, and no one wants black flakes around their eyes by the afternoon.
Benefit Puff Off – This eye gel is supposed to soothe eye puffiness. I’m not convinced that it actually works, but I enjoy the cool soothing sensation when I apply it.
The Balm Eyeshadow Palette – It was….meh. I can tell it’s trying to rival the cult favourite “Naked Palette” but it really didn’t do the trick for me. The lighter shimmery shades that I am most drawn to didn’t show up on my skin at all, and I found that this eyeshadow had the tendency to clump.
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Have you tried any of the above products?