I think the thing i was most excited about buying was this Hourglass ambient strobe powder in iridescent light. Its so beautifully shimmery i think we spent a total time of about half an hour just looking at how the different hourglass powders, blushers and highlighters glittered. I went for iridescent light as it isn't overly bright but can be made more intense with wet brush application. It does give a really nice highlight to the skin without being over powering or like you've just got one straight line of highlight over your cheek bones. The finish is really natural but highlighted and the pink tone works well with my pale skin.
I had been hearing some really good things about tarte cosmetics recently and looking at their tartelette 2 palette's appealing shades i decided i had to get it. I've used this palette a few times now and the shadows are really well pigmented and i don't notice much fall out with them either. However they do crease which i was disappointed at so my next purchase was bought to fix this issue.
Moving onto drugstore makeup, i purchased a wet and wild setting powder, one eos lip blam simply because it was so much cheaper than in the uk and some nyx lip products. Everywhere that we went most of the nyx lip products mainly lip creams we're out of stock in the most popular shades, however i did manage to pick up three different nyx lip products.
nyx products i got starting (bottom to top) with the lip butter lipstick in root beer float, soft matte lip cream in Zurich and butter gloss in creme brulee.
Moving onto skincare which i bought a lot less of than i expected. This was because i used two neutrogena products on my face which ruined by skin while i was in New York; they left my skin peeling, cracked and weeping so i wasn't as inspired to buy many skincare products except ones that would help rehydrate my skin quickly. So i purchased 4 Dr. Jart masks, two to help fix my dry skin and two for later once my normal skin was back. I've so far only used the Vital Hydra Solution mask which was amazing, it really helped my dry skin and completely rehydrated it, it also really helped with the overall look and condition of my skin. I purchased three other masks , the water replenishment, pore minimalist and brightening infusion mask. I haven't used these yet but if they are as good as the first mask, they will be amazing.
origins mask primer. As far as i'm aware this is pretty new and something that i had never really thought of as a thing before. Having only used it with the Vital Hydra Solution mask i'm not entirely sure of its effectiveness but my experience with the mask was really good so it could've been partially down to this. The ingredients in the primer seem good, lots of humectants to hold in moisture and natural ingredients to maximise the effects the mask has. I'll definitely be using this before every mask i apply in the future.
first aid beauty facial radiance pads, i've been using these since my skin has improved as the toning step in my skincare routine. So far i haven't seen a difference in my skin but i'll get back to you on that one when i finish the tub.
here which is a picture round up of my trip. Have a good day guys, see you soon!