Hello everyone!! Today I’m going to be talking about another little bit of shopping that I’ve done recently at none other than my local Wilkinson’s! Keep reading to see what I chose.
Essence XXXL Gloss in Taste the Sweets; XXXL Matt Gloss in Soft Nude; Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Celestial; Maybelline Colour Drama in Keep it Classy; Rimmel Lip Pencil in Spice
Essence I <3 Stage Eye Shadow Primer; Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair; Essence Matt Touch Blush in Berry Me Up!
You know when you get in a bit of a funk sometimes? Well I decided that I would try shop my way out of it (dangerous I know). But because I was still in my money saving mode I headed to Wilkinson’s because lets face it – their makeup section is bloody brilliant.
One thing that I really love about Wilkinson’s is that they stock Essence – which is such a nice brand and so cheap!!! I have a couple of bits from there but I’ve never done a proper scout through and done a proper shop of them.
From the Essence stall I first bought two XXXL lip glosses; one in a Matte finish in the colour Soft Nude, and the other in a gloss finish in the colour Taste the Sweets. I’m really loving glosses now that it’s getting a little colder, because unless it’s a really moisturising lipstick or a matte gloss, I tend to find that my lips feel really dry really quickly with my normal lipsticks. I also saw this little lip liner and was really interested in it – because it’s transparent! I’ve never really seen one of these before, but it’s meant to work for all lipsticks so I was immediately sold.
Also from the Essence stall I bought the I <3 Stage eye shadow primer. I really wanted to try this because I have The Balm Put A Lid On It in sample size, but I really am not too keen on spending that much money on a full sized one.
I also got one of Essence’s Matt Touch Blush’s in the colour 20 berry me up! With me buying more glosses to wear on my lips I don’t like to go for too shiny a look, maybe during the night but not for the day. I love the subtle pop of pink that this gives when I’ve swatched it.
When I finally tore myself away from the Essence stall, I took a look at the rest of the make up collection. From the Rimmel stand; I purchased the Spice Lip Pencil. Oh. My. God. I am in love with this lip pencil. It’s kind of a pinky brown nude colour and it is just perfect under my MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer. I also bought one of the Apocalips Lip Lacquers, in the colour Celestial, which is a lovely pink shade.
I made a quick stop at the Collection counter to pick up their Lasting Finish concealer in the colour Fair. This is just my favourite concealer ever, I bought this years ago when I was just getting into make up properly and since coming to uni I have fallen in love with it again. It’s just the best.
The final thing that I bought was from the Maybelline stand; and it’s one of the Colour Drama Pencils in the colour Keep It Classy. I personally think that these are such good dupes for the NARS Velvet Matte Pencils and (if you hadn’t noticed the theme of my lip products) I’ve really loved a nudey pink lip at the minute so this colour is perfect.
So there’s my little “cheer myself up haul”, I hope you enjoyed reading!
What’re your favourite products from Wilkinson’s? Let me know in the comments!!
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