Spring Beauty Lusting

Whilst I’m on a no-buy right now, it hasn’t stopped me from making myself a little shopping list. There’s some gorgeous spring launches already emerging and a few bits I’ve had my eye on for the past few months. So far for January, this is as successful as I’ve ever been on a no-buy, I’ve bought a conditioner and dry shampoo – both of which I’d ran out of and needed as I had no backups left to finish up and I’m determined to stick it out.

Stila Magnificent Metals Spring Collection
I’ll likely be picking up all three of these over the coming months, Gypsy (the pinky purple) in particular is a shade I basically named as wanting to see in future, and now it’s here it would be rude to say no. Wanderlust is a duo chrome pink to gold glitter (I suspect some colour retouching has been done in that eye look). There’s a whole bunch of the new ‘Shimmer and Glow’ ones – I haven’t really gotten along with those so far, but there’s one in particular that’s piquing my interest, called cloud shimmer which looks like a dusky lilac with subdued champagne. If anyone wants to know what I want for my birthday, it’s these! Haha!

NARS Soft Matte Concealer
I don’t think there’s been a bad word said about this concealer since it launched last year, I’ve not seen a review on it which has mentioned it badly! It looks beautiful on everyone’s skin and the more I see it mentioned, the more I want it. I have a few concealers I’m trying to get through, but that one is next on my hitlist.

Huda #FauxFilter Foundation
I’m yet to try anything from Huda, and confession I’ve never watched any of her videos either. But I’ve seen a lot of good things about this foundation so far. It sounds pretty similar to the Fenty foundation in it’s blurring perfecting appearance properties. The one problem I have is shade matching, I want to give it ago but hate ordering foundation shades online. Sometimes sites get comparisons right, sometimes it can be way off, I’m at my palest at the moment so as long as it’s no more than a shade or two darker it would probably be good for summer.

Violet Voss Brush Cleanser
Technically I could buy myself this and it be allowed, I’m completely out of brush cleansers – but I’m trying to cope without until the no buy is over, using up some mini shampoos in place of a cleanser. I really love my Violet Voss eyeshadow palette but I haven’t tried anything else from the brand yet (granted they don’t have a huge range of products). I’ll admit that I’ve been semi-suckered in by the product design (thinking of the pretty blog photos already). But I have a 20% off Beauty Bay voucher pre-loaded to my account waiting for February to tick over.

Too Faced Diamond Highlighter
Do I need another highlighter? Absolutely not – but I can’t argue that this isn’t a piece of art to be marvelled at. I almost want one to stare at forever, and one to use. Most coloured highlighters have ended up being a let down but this has been a really well reviewed highlighter – it’s huge and would last quite some time. I actually reorganised my vanity recently and the past 18 months of me trying to use up has boded me well, I only have 4 left in my collection, so I wouldn’t feel too guilty about adding this to my collection!

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lipsticks
I heard amazing things about these on the Full Coverage Podcast months ago and finally swatched them over Christmas when I was in nottingham. These I can tell would be such a comfortable forumla to wear – they’re also meant to be very long lasting. I don’t want many of these but I’d love to try the formula in a shade I would get a lot of use out of *cough, Rose Pink*. Baby, Lilac, Babe and Grenadine have my name on it!

That’s all! It’s not a huge list at all and I’m feeling quite positively restrained after a clear out on Thursday Night. What are you lusting after currently?


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  1. Sophie in Wonderland xo
    January 20, 2018 / 8:30 am

    I want all the stila MMs! I’d love to try the Huda foundation too. The Bobbi Brown lipsticks look lovely too xxxx

  2. rinkydinkyrhi
    January 20, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    Ahhh that Too Faced highlighter 😍 I really want it xx

  3. January 20, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I really, really, REALLY want to try those Stila eyeshadows, but I really don’t need them and they’re certainly not in my budget for the next few months. Maybe with my birthday money in July?

    • January 20, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Yes that’s a good idea! They’re definitely worth getting one of that you could use every time you want a glittery eye. I’d like to say that I’ve found a cheaper alternative but none of the dupes have even remotely compared

  4. January 20, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I really wanted to buy the Stila Magnificent Metals, so glad you made a review.

  5. January 21, 2018 / 5:10 am

    Haha, of course the Magnificent Metals are on your list! I just saw on Temptalia that she had swatches up, and Wanderlust’s swatch does not look like it bodes well, haha. Cloud looks stunning though, I want it too now!
    Ooh, this is the first time I’m hearing about the Bobbi Brown Crushed lipsticks…they look gorgeous!
    The packaging of the TF Diamond highlighter is so irresistible. Like you said, coloured highlighters never seem to work out very well, so I’m undecided whether or not I want it. Plus the fact that I already own too many highlighters…

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:14 am

      Ooh yay, when I wrote this up she didn’t have swatches yet, I couldn’t find anything for cloud!
      I’m with you on the too faced. Any coloured ones I do have are as part of a palette so it would be nice to have one that’s good that’s not part of a palette

  6. January 21, 2018 / 6:50 am

    I’m also in a no-buy right now! But you need the NARS soft matte concealer. It is so so good. There’s a reason why it made almost (if not everyone’s) best of 2017 videos/posts.

    • January 21, 2018 / 7:16 am

      I will get it soon – I can definitely cope without it for a bit, 9 concealers and counting in my drawer right now! Once I’ve finished up a few I will get it as a treat but can’t even really squeeze another in! 🙈

  7. January 22, 2018 / 1:20 am

    Oh no why’d you mention Stila🙈 Now I need their spring colours😂 xx

  8. January 22, 2018 / 7:11 am

    The Magnificent Metals are your thing now 😛 The Too Faced highlighter is so pretty, I think you should get it! Birthday present as well maybe? Those Bobbi Brown lipsticks sound fab x

    • January 22, 2018 / 10:38 am

      I really want to swatch the highlighter first to check it isn’t too icy – I went on a hunt this weekend and none of the too faced counters actually had it in to see it! The MM’s are definitely my thing – can’t stop using them!

      • January 22, 2018 / 5:46 pm

        I can imagine this highlighter would suit pale skin tones but I feel like it would suit yours too 🙂

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