Sunday, 19 August 2018

New In My Makeup Collection - Cruelty Free Edition


Although I haven’t been wearing much makeup lately, I’ve definitely accumulated a lot of new products over the past couple of months. But I thought I’d switch it up a little in this ‘New In’ post and do a cruelty-free edition instead because the majority of my makeup collection is now cruelty-free.


I’ve really been enjoying using the Benefit Porefessional Primer this year but after using it all up I decided to try and find a more affordable and cruelty-free version of it. So I decided to pick up the e.l.f Poreless Face Primer recently because it seemed to have good reviews and also affordable at £7.50. Although it’s not slightly tinted like the Benefit Porefessional, I have really been enjoying using it and it definitely reduces the look of my pores as well as giving my skin a kind of ‘soft blur’ finish. It doesn’t make my makeup move around like some silicone based primers do either and it doesn't seem to break me out either so it’s a thumbs up from me so far. 

I also picked up the Revolution X Soph Lipstick in Cake and it’s such a gorgeous everyday nude kind of lipstick. If you’re a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s lipsticks then the shade Cake is kind of the in-between shade of Pillow Talk and American Sweetheart which are two of my all-time fave lipstick shades from Charlotte Tilbury.


Pixi sent the most lovely PR parcel recently and inside was the gorgeous Liquid Fairy Lights Eyeshadows and the Glow-y Gossamer Duo Highlighters. I’ve used the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in RoseGold* and PassionLight* so far and they are so pretty and easy to use and blend out. As I write this Cult Beauty are selling two for £15 instead of £25 which is a bargain if you’re planning on trying them out yourself. 

The Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo In Delicate Dew* is perfect for more natural glowy days which I tend to opt for often but if you like a blinding wet look highlighter they also are easy to build too. I also really like that both highlighters in the duo are in powder form but it’s as if the product melts into your skin (in a good way!) when applied. 

I’ve been debating on buying Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer for a while now but the price has continued to put me off at £25 which to me seems like a lot for a bronzer right now. So when I saw that MUA had released some new pale bronzers for £2.50 each I had to get one to try out so I decided to opt for the lightest shade in the shades released so far. The Bronzed Matte Bronzing Powder has worked well warming up my pasty skin and definitely is a good drugstore alternative if you're eyeing up the Milk Chocolate Bronzer from Too Faced but just don't want to part with the cash.

I’ve also been loving the Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands* and Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Ocean Sunrise* both are quite natural looking shades which I'm a fan of right now. The lip crayon is super comfortable to wear and I shall definitely be picking up a few more in different shades from the range soon and the lip gloss is very pretty just to add a bit of something to my lips when I’m wearing very minimal makeup during the summer. 


The Proto-Col Baked Mineral Shimmer in Apricot Swirl* is kind of the in-between shade of Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso and also Nars Orgasm both of which are known beauty blogger faves. Although I haven’t used it loads yet, it is very nice and it adds some warmth to my skin and also looks pretty in photos too. 

The Proto-Col Baked Mineral Colour Correct* is definitely a game changer for me. Although it’s slightly chalky, it doesn’t make my skin look powdery and it’s basically a fuss free, easy way to colour correct and it’s been great for days when my skin is looking a little red and blotchy. Again, like the Baked Mineral Shimmer it also looks pretty, I think it looks kind of like a planet or something, right?

Although I've heard mixed reviews I've personally been enjoying using the new Revolution Fast Base Concealer more so than the Define and Conceal that was released earlier this year. I find the Fast Base Concealer doesn’t move around as much and also has a slightly higher coverage and works under the eyes and also on any blemishes too and it doesn't crease as much as the Define and Conceal.

Lastly is the Beauty Bakerie Cake Mix Foundation* which I’ve had for a few months but only just getting around to writing about it now. Although the shade range isn’t that great for super fair skin people like me, I’ve been using my usual lightening drops from The Body Shop to get the foundation to a more suitable shade for me. It isn’t really a huge problem for me as most foundations are too dark or orange toned on me anyway but I know most people like to find a foundation which is a perfect match. It gives nice coverage and feels comfortable to wear (even in the humid weather!) and the cute packaging is a 10/10 from me.


What new products have you been loving (or hating) recently?

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  1. I love Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons, too! They feel super nice on my lips and you are definitely right - the shades are great! I didn't try the elf primer, you gave me a good idea for my next purchase. And I have a great suggestion for you when it comes to vegan and cruelty free option for a full coverage makeup, and they have that light shade that works even for me so it might work for you too. :) Great post!

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