My latest trip to Boots resulted in a nice little haul of goods, some old, some new, and I wanted to run y’all through them with a first few impressions of how they’re shaping up. After my most recent Soap & Glory make up purchase turned out to be such a winner, that’s where I headed first. First in the bag was the Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powdera translucent powder that helps to blur imperfections, set make up and dull redness. And what do you know? I love it. Lightweight and silky smooth, it feels bloody brilliant on my face and helps to pep up my make up midway through the day.

Then came the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint and PencilI’m making a concerted effort to make more of my brows and this bad boy has been key in that endeavour since I snapped it up. It has a waxy-textured pencil at one end to fill in brows and help shape and a felt tip-type tint pen at the other. Thin and precise, it’s great for adding a subtle tint to brows.

When I laid eyes on the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Pearl PowderI was ruddy transfixed. It. Is. Beautiful. Sadly, I haven’t been quite so wowed with its use. Billed as a mattifying highlighter – now there’s a quirky concept – I was hoping this product was going to be the ideal antidote to all of those over-shiny and shimmery highlighters and perhaps be a good drugstore dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. Unfortunately, upon first use this bad boy was so shimmery, I struggled to see how on earth it had any mattifying properties at all. Bizarrely however, after a couple of tries – I did persevere! – it went completely matte. No trace of any highlighting properties. A bit of a bum product I think…

The next three products were repurchases – the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer which, although not the most pigmented of concealers, helps to pep up that under eye area in a way that other, heavier concealers just can’t do. A great option for days when I’m well and truly knackered. The Garnier Intensive 7 Days SOS Repair Hand Cream is my favourite hand cream and one that I keep returning to time and time again. It’s incredibly nourishing, yet doesn’t leave your hands feeling at all tacky and it smells incredible.

Last up, the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Waterwhich is – in my opinion – the best Bioderma dupe on the market. It removes all make up and grime and sets your skin up for an amazingly deep cleanse.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to snip all my debit cards in half…


5 thoughts on “The Haul #14: Boots bits and some first impressions reviews

  1. Rikzah Zia says:

    OMG i am A big fan of soap & glory and their kick Ass instant retouch pressed powder is a knockout !!!! ❤

  2. That Soap & Glory Brow pencil really intrigues me, sadly it’s not sold here. Might have to plan a trip to the UK this summer, purely for vacation/tourist purposes of course 😉

  3. deannasallao says:

    hey there! i’m loving your recent posts!
    I also blogged about my latest favorite 3 in 1 blusher- bronzer-highlighter compact! What do you think of compacts? do you love single ones?

    would be so nice to hear from you! 🙂

    cheers! xx

    deanna ( )

  4. Rani says:

    I really want to try that Garnier Cleansing Water, but I’m not 100% sure they don’t test on animals, and I have been trying to buy less products that test on animals, I’m going to look it up! Nice haul by the way!

  5. makeascene21 says:

    The Garnier Micellar water is a godsend! So satisfied with it

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