Boots Haul & First Impressions



I popped into Boots the other day, only meaning to pick up a foundation as my Kat Von D one ran out suddenly. There were a couple of offers on, so I got a bit sucked in and ended up walking out with a good-sized amount for a haul post. Two of the products I picked up were repeat purchases but the rest I hadn't tried out before. As I've tried out everything a couple of times now I thought I'd include a little first impressions to let you know what I think about them so far.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation, in 52 Vanilla, £10.99
I picked up this foundation, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, as I ran out of foundation just before a night out and needed to go to the shops quickly to pick up one. I've read so many great reviews on it recently and heard it's great for people with dry skin. Every time I've worn it I've been so surprised with how my skin looks! It makes skin look natural, radiant, and it builds up to quite a good coverage. I feel like I've come across a winner as after a couple of hours it doesn't settle into my dry skin which so many other foundations do. A nice added bonus is it smells really nice and fruity. The only downside I've found so far is when I've used it with my Spectrum Wonder Sponge & Spectrum Buffing Brush I've noticed it eats up a lot of product so I'm trying to find a brush that won't absorb it as much.

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer in 01 Ivory, £7.99
So this one isn't a new product for me, I've almost finished one up and liked it so much I wanted to get another one before it ran out. This concealer gives such a great, bright, under eye highlight. The consistency of this is a bit on the thick side but it gives high coverage and it covers up dark circles really well. The only thing to note about this concealer is it has pinky undertones to it and my skin has more of a yellow undertone to it. Once it's on the face blended out and set with powder I think it works though and it doesn't look weird that it isn't yellow toned like the rest of my face.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick, in 07 Nude-ist, £8.99
Boots were having a 3 for 2 on Bourjois products and I've never tried any lip products out from them before so thought I'd give this product a go. I'm a total nude with brown undertones kind of a lip girl and was trying to look for a colour like that but when I was swatching the lipsticks in the store the nudes came off as too orangey for my likings. So I went for this reddish pink shade which is a bit different from what I normally go for. When I first tried it on I noticed that it comes off way as a pink than a red shade. I really like how smooth and creamy this feels on my lips. It takes a while to dry but it doesn't have an overly drying formula at all. I have found this lipstick transfers a bit when eating or drinking but it turns into a pretty stain look throughout the day.

L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara, £7.99
If you read my Beauty Wishlist post, link here, then you would have seen that this was one of the beauty products that I wanted to try out. It's got a pretty interesting wand, as you can see from the picture, it is in the shape of a twirl. I haven't seen a mascara wand like this before! From the first time I used this I really liked this mascara, it makes my lashes really long while giving them a great boost of volume.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow,  in Creme de Nude, £5.99
I recently ran out of the eye primer I was using which was Mac's Soft Ochre and to be honest I've been a bit lazy and just been using concealer to prime my eyes. I've seen on a couple of blogs people comparing it to the Mac paint pot I was using before and decided to give it a go as you can literally buy almost 3 of these for the price of 1 Mac one. Unlike the Mac version it doesn't blend out nicely on my eyelid with a brush, it came off as patchy. But when I warm up the product with my fingers and apply it with my fingers it creates an even base. Eyeshadows layer well on top of this so I'm pretty happy with this dupe.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light, £5.99
Boots were having a buy one get one half price on Maybelline so I decided to pick up this concealer up. I'm a bit disappointed with it because I picked up the lightest shade and it's a shade too dark for me. First impressions of this concealer, it does have a pretty high coverage to it. I found that it did a good job of covering my acne scarring. Hopefully, I will get a bit of a tan this summer so I can try this out properly.

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser, £13
I've just run out of the moisturiser I was using so I decided to go back to an old favourite. This multi-use product can be used as primer, moisturiser and makeup remover among other things. I normally just use it as a moisturiser as it is really hydrating. I think it's perfect for anyone that suffers from really dry skin. If I'm wearing makeup I'll always put on a primer on top just to make sure my makeup doesn't sink into any dry patches during the day. But if you have normal to combo skin this might work well as a primer for you.

So that was my little Boota haul with a bunch of first impressions.. Are there any products you've picked up recently?


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  1. The Bourjois foundation is my absolute favourite too! The maybelline colour tattoo sounds interesting, will check it out. I picked up quite a few products from the body shop recently :) xx

    Velvet Blush

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    1. I can't believe I haven't tried it out before.. its so good! Body Shop products look really good I need to try out more of their stuff xx

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  2. The gel foundation by Bourjois sounds so interesting, I like that it makes your skin look amazing plus it doesn't settle in dry patches. I really want to try it! I had the same problem with the fit me concealer, it was far too dark on me.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. You should give it a go I was really amazed by it! Such a shame because the coverage seems good! xx

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  3. The Fit me concealer is just shocking... I love it but I also hate it at the same time. The lightest shade is three shades darker than my foundation...It is very good concealer but Maybelline should work on its shades. Now I want to try the bourjoice concealer you talked about. Hopefully it will be working well with me haha

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    1. It is shocking brands should come out with more than just 3 shades.. they need to include everyone from the lightest to darkest skintones! The Bourjois is really good it's got a great amount of coverage xx

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  4. I haven't tried any of these products. I don't put much makeup on so I would not use most of it. The mascara does look nice though! xx corinne

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    1. I really like the mascara.. that or the foundation is my fave from the haul xx

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  5. Don't you hate when that happens, when you go into the store for ONE thing and walk out with TEN? Makeup is hard to resist, I love Maybelline products because they're great quality but yet so affordable!

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    1. Yes and it always happens! Maybelline have some great products xx

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  6. What a great haul! I've been wanting to try the Bourjouis foundation for years and completely forgot about it until now - totally picking it up as well as the concealer!

    Priyanka | http://glamourandgiggles91.com/

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    1. Thank you! I forgot about it for awhile too until I saw it popping up on a couple people's blogs recently.. they are a great combo together xx

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  7. Great post! I've recently just bought makeup from Boots but now I feel like I need to go back! Would you say the Bourjois 'Radiance Reveal' Concealer is as light as the Collection 'Lasting Perfection' Concealer for under the eyes? :)
    - www.roisinslatest.com

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    1. Thank you! I always feel like that too when i've read other people's blogs! The Bourjois one is a little bit lighter than the collection one in Fair! xx

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  8. Great post I enjoyed reading it, I really want to try the gel foundation!x

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  9. Some great picks here! I've never used any of the Bourjois stuff but that foundation sounds good! I'm forever looking for affordable picks, might need to check this out!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I really like it.. my skin always looks radiant when I use it xx

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  10. Ha I am aaalll too familiar with that 'just popped into Boots for one thing, walks out with loads of new makeup' situation! The Boujois liquid lipstick is the best I've tried, so creamy and comfortable to wear!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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    1. I can never just go in and buy one thing! I really like that they aren't overly drying at all xx

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  11. I just picked up Maybelline's concealer so I'm glad to see your first impression was about where mine was! Thanks for the post - I'm going to have to look into Boujois line with all of the positive comments!

    Raechel | raediancebeauty.com

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    1. I've never tried any of their products before but was pleasantly surprised.. I'm defo going to try out more products from them.. I'm already eyeing up a face powder! xx

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  12. I'd love to try the Miss Baby Roll Mascara! Heard so many good things about it x

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    1. It's so good! I really recommend you trying it out! xx

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  13. I love L'oreal mascaras! Think L'oreal and Maybelline are my favourite high-street brands for amazing mascaras xx

    Jenny | www.krystelcouture.com X

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    1. Yeah those two are my fave high street brands for mascaras too xx

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  14. the bourjois foundation was my holy grail for the longest time! however, i've recently purchased the maybelline fit me matte + poreless foundation and it's seriously my fav as of now because it's so good at controlling my oil. 9 hours in and my face is oil free (i have combo skin with oily t zone) x

    Erin Azmir Blog

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    1. That foundation sounds amazing! that's so great you stay oil free all day xx

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  15. Embryolisse is such a classic! It's an essential in my kit. So good to see it's easier to get than it used to be, too!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

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  16. You picked up some great products! I wasn't overly impressed with the Health Mix Serum, I loved the look and finish that it gave, but found that after a few hours it had faded on me. I'm a big fan of the Colour Tattoos and Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks. They have so many great shades and the formulas are great, particularly for the price. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. Thank you! Oh really that's not great.. I was so surprised with the formulation of the Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks they are amazing xx

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  17. Great post! I've been wanting to try that foundation for ages as I've heard so many good things about it, but can never find one light enough for my skin tone xx

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    1. Thank you lovely! oh no I use the second lightest shade.. maybe have a look to see if the lightest shade will suit you because the foundation is amazing xx

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  18. these are some amazing picks!! Never tried these brands...It's great to know what other brands exist in other countries. I have only tried bourjois. I loved their serum foundations

    <3 Renji
    www.makeupholicworld.com

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    1. Thank you! It's such a great foundation.. it's my fave one at the minute xx

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  19. I really wanna try that mascara. I almost bought it today and once again put it back. The wand looks so much nicer than some of the others.
    panda xo | thealienb4by.wordpress.com

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    1. You should defo try it out, it's one of my all time fave mascaras now! xx

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  20. I really want to try some things by the Boujouis brand, it is probably one of the only brands that I haven't tried anything by!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. You should give Boujouis a go everything I've tried from them so far I've really liked xx

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  21. I haven't tried any of these products, so it was nice to see what you thought of them! also that lipstick colour, damnnn I love it!!

    Sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

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