Real Techniques Your Eyes Enhanced Starter Set || "What is that?" you say. "Are those brushes dirty?" Why yes, yes they are. I tried to resist using them until I took the photo for this post but I just couldn't! I've wanted more eye shadow brushes for a while, especially as I think I did something to my Mecca ones to make them go a little funky, and these are an absolute dream to use. I think I'm in love with them. This set comes with (from left to right): a deluxe crease brush, a base shadow brush, an accent brush, a fine liner brush, and a brow brush. I probably won't get much use out of the last one, because I don't do my brows at all, but who knows what kind of ideas I'll get for it!
Real Techniques On Location Travel Essentials || I can't lie, I bought this for one reason: the multi task brush. If my memory serves me correctly, you cannot buy this brush separately, it only comes in this kit. Lauren Curtis has raved about this brush -- I think this brush -- several times in her past videos, and she's the top Australian beauty YouTuber, so... If she thinks it's the bomb dot com, I'm willing to give it a go. This kit also comes with a foundation brush and a domed shadow brush.
Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat || I've used this too, over the top of a MAC nail polish. I've wanted a decent top coat for a while and Essie has always seemed like a reliable brand. I think I'll have to road test this a little longer before I make up my mind about it.
Max Factor Max Effect Dip-In Eye Shadow in "Vibrant Turquoise" || I wasn't going to buy this at all. It wasn't on sale and even though I'd picked it up a couple of times, I'd put it back on the shelf. I wanted this to practice a look I've been playing with -- and so naturally that meant I caved and put it in my basket.
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in "Stellar" and "Big Bang" || I really like "Apocaliptic", so I thought I should grab a couple more of these beauties. "Stellar" looks like a bright coral pink; "Big Bang" looks like a blue-toned red on first appearance. I'm excited to use these, and I think it'll be interesting to see if they bleed like "Apocaliptic".
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in "Amethyst Shimmer", "Sugar Plum" and "Starry-Eyed" || I'd intended to buy more Moisture Renew lipsticks, but the variety available at Priceline wasn't that great so I bought a few of these instead. There weren't any testers for me to look at the tube, and as a result I was relatively surprised by the colours when I opened the tube -- "Amethyst Shimmer" and "Sugar Plum" look very, very similar, unfortunately. I'm hoping they'll wear differently but I don't have much faith in the formula -- there are some tell-tale cracks in the lipstick tube.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in "Ivory" || I've seen this used a couple of times in YouTube tutorials and I thought I might give it a try. The shade isn't one I'd wear as a foundation, but I've seen it used as a kind of highlight, which is why I've gone for it.
And that's it for my most recent haul! What have you picked up lately?