USA Beauty Haul
I know I have written lots about my purchases from the USA this year but I did buy a lot. I mean a lot. My bank account is not happy!
I tried to go for some of the products that are harder to get hold of in the UK. The first thing I picked up was the Coty Airspun powder. I had heard every beauty blogger and their dog rave about this powder so I decided to see what all the hype was about. I bought this in Walgreens and it was around the $10 mark if I remember correctly. This is available in lots of different drugstores so which ever has the best deals for you. The powder is really finely milled and it smooths out your complexion nicely. It also does a good job at setting your under eyes and preventing your concealer from cracking. You really don’t need to use much as it is basically industrial strength otherwise you could end up looking a little flaky!
I also decided to go for one of the ELF blush and bronzer duos. ELF has always been available in the UK via their online sight. Some of my first makeup products were from them. I chose to buy it in the USA as the prices are better which is probably because of sales tax. In Florida it is only 6.5% but at home it is 20%. Quite a big difference isn’t it?? I had heard that this product was very similar to the Nars duos and this pink shade is supposed to be a dupe for orgasm. The large mirror is a nice touch and means it’s great for on the go. The colours blend really nicely and are actually quite creamy! Superdrug now also stock ELF products so keep your eyes out in there.
Finally I decided to get a butter bronzer from Physicians Formula. Butter Bronzer is one of the world’s most popular bronzers and I can see why! This is a little more expensive than the other bronzers I bought in the USA, it clocked in at around $15 which in the grand scheme of things isn’t too much. It is so worth it though. It has a gorgeous coconutty smell which is my all time favourite. The bronzer is majorly pigmented too, the first time I used this I looked so weird as I has done my makeup in the dark at it had gotten everywhere. You can blend it out nicely too though. I feel like stamping along the cheekbones and forehead works best with this bronzer. It also isn’t too warm so matches my pale skin pretty well. I really want to try some of the butter blushes!