My gorgeous husband went to the states for work during my birthday, and came home bearing gifts to make up for it. My birthday was at the beginning of August. I wasn't kidding when I said I have a backlog of posts.
I was definitely spoilt, as this was just a fraction of things that he got for me (he also bought me things from Bath & Body Works, perfumes and Victoria Secret goodies).
I wrote a shopping list for my husband, so he knew what to buy. I scoured the new releases makeup pages on Walmart and Ulta's website to find treasures that aren't available in Australia.
I found three items by Maybelline - Contour V-Shape Duo Stick and two Strobing Sticks that were right up my alley.
Please excuse the typo in the picture above - it should read Contour V-Shape Duo Stick.
All three products are creamy and pigmented. I do prefer the shade 100 Light Iridescent over the 200 Medium Nude Glow on my skin, as it shows up better. However, 200 Medium Nude Glow does provide a nice subtle sheen.
The Contour Stick is an interesting product - with the contour and highlight shade on the same end of the stick. It is not the easiest product to use because of it. I tend to use the contour shade more than highlight one, as there's a bigger surface area that I like to contour. I'm not too sure how this will go with extended use. However, the formula is fantastic - creamy, blends easily, pigmented, and the shade is perfect for my skintone.
The rest of the items (except for the Chanel nail polish - shade is Organdi) was purchased from Sephora. He collected my birthday gift - Marc Jacobs lippie and mascara, and picked up a Marc Jacobs Air Blush in 504 Kink and Kisses.
The blush is to die for! It's making me want to pick up more in other shades!