I don’t know if I’m alone but I have a list of all of the products I’m lusting after within my notes app on my phone, where I jot down products I’ve seen on blogs which I know I need to try. Before Easter I did an House of Fraser beauty haul from their website and I wanted to share the items I got as well as my thoughts on them with some swatches too.
House of Fraser always do the best gift with purchase deals and offers, and the House of Fraser Beauty Event starts tomorrow; the 9th of April so read on to see what I got in my House of Fraser Beauty Haul and more information on this year’s Beauty Event as it’s such an amazing deal as you can get £10 off when you spend £50 or more on their beauty favourites.
Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Fine Liquid Hand Wash 300ml £18
I’ve tried nearly all of the Molton Brown scents and Pink Pepperpod has to be one of my favourites, and I already own the Body Wash so I decided I needed the Hand Wash in my House of Fraser Beauty Haul as I love the scent so much. I know £18 is a lot for a hand wash, but I’m really struggling with how dry my hands have been this winter so I’m hoping this luxurious hand wash will help with the dryness and it’ll make my hands smell divine at the very least and I’m already eyeing up the matching hand lotion next.
MAC Melon Pigment £10
MAC have launched a ‘Little MAC’ range where they have some deluxe travel sizes of some of their products such as some of their most popular lipstick shades, glosses, mascaras and pigments. I already have the MAC Vanilla Pigment in the full size and I’ll never finish it as it’s a pretty big jar and you only ever need a tiny amount, so these tiny pigments are ideal if you want to try multiple shades.
I’ve wanted to try MAC Melon Pigment for such a long time and it’s such a stunning multi-dimensional shade which looks peach and gold depending on the light. It’s such a beautiful shade and I’ll be using it as an eyeshadow, but I know it looks incredible as an highlighter on deeper skintones too. There are eight different shades within the Little MAC Pigment range and they’re all super popular shades such as Vanilla, Blue Brown and Copper Sparkle.
Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights – Sunray £15
Everyone is loving Pixi right now, myself included and as soon as I saw the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights launch I knew I needed at least one of them. I’m a massive fan of the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows but at £23 a pop, they’re very pricey so the new Liquid Fairy Lights looked like an amazing dupe at £8 cheaper so I was instantly sold.
There are only three shades available which isn’t great, especially compared to the Stila shadows but I chose Sunray as it looked like a greeny gold kind of shade which was so unique to anything else in my collection. I saw a blogger mention on her Instagram that these were just like the Stila with the intense glitter look minus the fall out, but I disagree.
This shade has a clear base with lots of shimmer and glitter particles which are all one shade, whereas the Stila shadows have a shimmery base and multicoloured shimmer/glitter suspended within it.
I get next to no fall out with the Glitter and Glow shadows but this gives me a lot of fallout, and I can see golden glitter all over my cheeks throughout the day which is a shame. In fairness, Pixi haven’t made any claims regarding the fallout but it’s still a very pretty shimmery shadow which I’ll use as an eyeshadow topper as one single swipe/layer minimises the fallout slightly.
Charlotte Tilbury Dark Pearl Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil £19
Eyeshadow pencils are one of my favourite beauty products as they allow you to create a pretty makeup look in a matter of seconds without necessarily needing a brush. I like to draw all over my eyelid with one and then use my fingertip to blend and soften the edges and it’s ideal for when I’m short on time and they often look like you’ve put a lot of effort into your eyeshadow when it literally took ten seconds max.
I’ve been wowed by the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows in the past but I’ve never tried any of her Colour Chameleon Pencils before and after reading this review by Sabiha of Frankly Flawless I knew I needed to try them within my House of Fraser Beauty Haul. I opted for Dark Pearl but there are eight different shades to choose from in total.
Charlotte Tilbury describe Dark Pearl as being a “sparkling grey eyeshadow pencil for brown eyes” but I don’t see any grey whatsoever?! It’s a beautiful rich chocolate brown with stunning burgundy shimmer and it looks nothing like grey so don’t let the shade description put you off as it’s far prettier in real life. It’s intensely creamy and smooth, it’s easy to blend and it lasts day looking as beautiful as it did when first applied. I’m definitely a fan and will be adding Amber Haze and Golden Quartz to my wishlist.
House of Fraser Beauty Event
It’s time for this year’s Beauty Event which is something House of Fraser do every year, where they offer £10 off when you spend £50 or more on their chosen beauty favourites which is such an amazing deal. It starts on the 9th of April and will run until the 22nd of April and the range of products this year is fantastic with lots of highly coveted beauty treats including makeup and skincare.
The image above gives you an idea of the products included within this year’s event but five of my standout picks from the 30 on offer have to be; the Benefit Blush Bar which has literally just launched, the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette as it’s one of the bestselling palettes within the UK right now, the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder as I’ve always wanted to try it, the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter as it’s such an hyped product and lastly the Clarins Double Serum as I’ve already raved about it here.
I would love to know if you’ve tried any of the products within my House of Fraser Beauty Haul? Which products are you tempted by in the House of Fraser Beauty Event or my House of Fraser Beauty Haul? Let me know in the comments below..
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