#TRIED’N’TESTED – BENEFIT BROWS


This is a v much delayed post but I’m so picky and protective over my eyebrows that I had to post about this.

So I got some samples of the Benefit Brow pencil and Clear Brow gel in a magazine and I thought I’d try because I was getting a decent product for free. Usually for brows all I do is use the Topshop brow gel and that’s me set, I’ve never been fussed about the whole Anastatsia brow hype either.

I swatched the pencil on my hand and I was fascinated by the colour as it actually looked like a brow colour, not like a brown eyeliner. I used it lightly on my brows just to fill in the gaps to define my brow. It was so easy and I didn’t realise how much it made a difference to my brows!

The gel is clear, for some reason I thought it would have a tint to it. However it does have some sort of weird smell I’m unsure how I feel about it. The wand could be a bit more defined so it can comb through the hairs cause ATM it feels slightly like you’re sliding clear gunk into your brow. But it does keep yours brows in place all day.

I’m debating whether to repurchase or not when I run out, but I think I will as I am reaching for these two products everyday. If you’re ever in Benefit I’d try these out!

#HAUL – PAYDAY PURCHASES


PAYDAY PAYDAY PAYDAY! It was a 5 week month and it was a struggle, but I did have a lil help from my student loan obvs. Usually on payday I go hard and then by Monday I’m completely broke again, but I was good this time round. I just bought some treats from Topshop.


Topshop Highlight in Crescent Moon

You know the amazing holy saviour glow pot from Topshop? Well this is it but now in powder form! YES BISHES. Super excited to try this. Also, glow pot is sold out (not discontinued according to some bloggers), it’s back in stock later this month. I work better with powders than I do creams so I was super excited when I saw this. If you LOVE highlight then this will look gorgeous when used with the glow pot.

 

 

 

 

DHC Moisture Strips

These are one of my favourite skincare products of all time. They went out of stock for about 3 months and when they came back in stock the other day I stocked up and bought 3 boxes so I never have to go without them again. When I was suffering withdraw symptoms from these, I used Sephroa eye masks which are also amazing. I prefer the DHC ones because they contain aloe vera and soy.

I suffer from eczema under my eyes when I’m stressed, but whenever I feel like my eyes are going a bit dry I pop one of these on overnight and in the morning my eyes are moisturised and the signs of eczema are gone.

Topshop Brow Gel

FINALLY! This product is just slightly over due. I’ve used Maybelline Brow Drama for about 2 years now and swear by it. When this came out I was so eager to try it, it comes in 2 shades and I went for the darker shade as I have dark statement brows and the lighter shade wouldn’t do much for them. Only thing I’m a bit unsure about is the brush size, it’s so small for my big brows!

 

 

 

Topshop Lip Contour Lip Liners

I don’t really know where to start with these really. They’re just the absolute shit. One thing that annoys me is that they’re called lip contour, like no let’s not complicate our contouring routine Im still trying to get my head around my cheekbones let alone lips. These are lip LINERS. Comparing them to MAC as per, they’re basically the cream stick liner, same texture, same mechanical pencil and same (if not better) pigment. But only priced at £6.50, amazing.

 

 

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetThey come in 2 shades, Frame and Outline. Frame is the darker one out of the two, similar to Whirl/Spice/Deverish lip liners by MAC and Outline is on the same level as Honey Love… if it was to be a lip liner. Frame is also very very similar to Candy K from Kylie Jenner. Such a good dupe. Click here to read my review on the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit.

From top to bottom: 

Koko K – Kylie Jenner, Frame – Topshop, Outline – Topshop and Candy K- Kylie Jenner.