Oh dear. It’s been quite, busy shall we say, behind the scenes at Beauty Obsessed (lol). I don’t know if it’s the Spring air or what, but I feel like I’ve gone completely mental and bought everything that’s landed in my path these days! I cringe at the thought of this month’s upcoming low-buy update…I’m preparing you now, so please don’t lambaste me when the time comes!
Despite the fact that I’ve been shopping like crazy, there are still a few things on my lemmings list that my grabby fingers have yet to get a hold of – but only a few. Originally, the Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stains were #1 on my Desperate-Need list, but as noted yesterday I swiped the shade #7 Corail Aquatique even though there were no testers yet available (obviously I could not wait!). I also had Kate Somerville’s Quench Oil-Free Hydrating Serum on the list, but picked that up on the last day of the 15% off deal (it’s regularly $78CAD so that saved me a fair bit!). So, what’s left? Well, take a look below:
1) Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF20 $44/NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 $49/Bobbi Brown Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 $50
I’m tossed up between the three of these – each have their merits and drawbacks – but I really am trying to get better at testing things out first, so I got samples of Stila’s and NARS’ so we’ll see how each reacts to my skin. I’ve been using Stila’s all week and so far so good – it feels like and light and hasn’t irritated my skin – and the sample of NARS’ is darker to suit me (hopefully) for down South. I’ll pick up a sample of Bobbi’s when I get back if I can as well. I desperately need a foundation for my tanned skin so hopefully one of these will be a winner!
2) Zoya Beach & Surf Collection
Oh MAN this collection looks amazing! Kimber (coral pink with gold shimmer), Arizona (medium yellow-orange), Zuza (aqua with shimmer), and Wednesday (medium aqua cream) are all calling my name. I usually have trouble finding bright Summer shades I like, but this season seems to be full of them!
3) Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush $32
I haven’t tried any particular shades on, but when I saw these at Mills a couple weeks ago, every single shade looked absolutely amazing! I’m trying very hard to hold off on buying any blush for a few months at least, so this may need to wait and be a birthday gift to myself at the end of May
4) Sephora Professionnel Natural Smudge Brush #11 $23
I’m not entirely sure I need this…but I want it! LOL And that’s reason enough, right? Sometimes I wonder if I should be investing in a few more brushes which would help me utilize my makeup better. I usually just smudge with my finger, which works fine, but I bet this would work great and be less messy!
5) NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave $30
I was at the counter this week and had read that this was a great orange-red shade, perfect for the season. I swatched it an instantly fell for the creamy feel, semi-matte finish, and uber-flattering shade on my skintone. I can already tell I’m going to give in to this one – I’ve been bitten by the lipstick bug lately and this one will be a great addition to my budding collection!
Much to my chagrin, I was also eagerly awaiting the new MAC Tres Cheek and Extra Dimension collections (while berating myself for being more than mildly interested in yet ANOTHER MAC release) – I mean, c’mon – a collection just about blush?! – but I went to the store bright and early yesterday and found that the Tres Cheek blush were almost all pretty basic, and the Extra Dimension dupe for Lauder’s Modern Mercury Gelee, Superb, was just meh. I mean, they were all nice, but nothing stand-out, you know? I’d rather buy a blush that’s like nothing I own (from another brand!), and when I do buy a highlighter, I want it to be totally gorgeous and covet-worthy. I have to admit I was pleased that I managed to resist
I’m fairly certain each and every one of these babies will be coming home with me in the near future, but for now at least I know that starting today, for a whole week I’ll be unable to spend money on cosmetics – hooray for my wallet!! Instead, I’ll be soaking up the rays, where makeup and beauty will be far from my mind (well…maybe :P). I have a few scheduled posts to keep you guys busy until I return, but until then – have a lovely weekend and week and I’ll be back soon!!
What’s on your lemmings list these days? Have you tried any of the products above and can vouch for their awesomeness? Do you have any tinted moisturizer recommendations for an oilier skin type?