Madrid Haul: MAC, Clarins, Kat Von D

I picked up some goodies on my recent Madrid trip! Most I picked up whilst I was there, with one added in the airport! I wanted to share them with you, so here we go!

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Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette (45 Euros)

I have never tried anything from Kat Von D’s brand, mainly because of how difficult it is for me to get my hands on it. I know that Sephora sells it (as that’s where I purchased it in Madrid), but the nearest Sephora to me is London…which is way too far to travel for a make-up brand (even for me!). When I saw this Kat Von D Shade and Light palette, I fell in love with it. It contains three highlight powders and three contour powders. I haven’t had chance to play around with it properly yet, but once I do I will definitely be doing a full review on it!

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Sephora’s Rose Mask (3.95 Euros)

I am really in to Sheet Masks at the minute, so I couldn’t help myself when I saw this placed by the till (yes, I am a shops dream…I buy anything whilst standing in the queue!) But seriously, I cannot wait to try this. It is enriched with natural rose extract which is meant to help for brighter and plumper skin (perfect for these cold winter months!) The only regret I have is not purchasing more of them!

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MAC Mineralize Blush (Petal Power) – £22.00

I have used MAC’s Mineralize Powders before, but never their mineralized blushes.  I fell in love with this shade when I saw it in the store, and it hasn’t disappointed. The colour pay-off is amazing, but light enough for those of us with a heavy hand out there! It is buildable, but I don’t like a lot of colour, so one layer of application is usually plenty for me. It leaves an amazing luminous, sheer colour and it has left me pretty impressed!

MAC’s Studio Scult Defining Powder (Dark) – £22.50

I bought this pretty early into the trip and tried it out several times when I was there. I have to be brutally honest and say that I am pretty disappointed with this product. I appreciate that its formula means that it is meant to have a weightless feel and a ‘silky’ finish, but the pay off is just too subtle for me, and it takes me a while to build it up to the look I like. I will definitely still use it for when I want a more natural look, but for a defining powder I was expecting something a little more dramatic!

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MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation (NC25) – £29.00 & MAC Mineralize Concealer (NC25)- £17.50

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Apologies for the smears on the top of the packaging, I have already used these a considerable amount of times! They are perfect for the days when I want a lighter coverage such as in the day. I used them pretty much every day in Madrid after I bought them. I don’t want to talk too much about them here, as I am definitely going to be devoting a full blog post on them!

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector – £18.00 (I paid £15.00 in airport!)

I picked this up after receiving a sample of it. I featured it in my ‘Best of Clarins’ post (click here), and I mentioned then that I was going to re-purchase it. Once I saw the choice of shades, I decided to go for a darker, more natural colour (06 – rosewood) as my intention was to wear it under my lip colours. It still gives a great colour pay off and I can also wear it on its own. The main reason I purchased it though is because I love the moisture it adds to my lips. I think this will definitely a product I keep re-purchasing time after time. In the summer, I can see it being the number one product I reach for as it gives a really natural look when worn on its own!

& that’s it! Keep an eye out for full reviews of a couple of these products which will be up soon!

LE

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