My Beauty Haul: Cover FX & Other Lovely Brands!
I love a good beauty haul, don’t you? It doesn’t matter how much makeup I buy, I always want more! There are always new products being released every few weeks so it’s always worth paying a visit to the online and high street stores to keep updated. When I do, I inevitably end up buying loads of lovely new items!
What Beauty Products did I Buy?
It was on one of my internet trawls that I found all the items in this beauty haul! Here’s what I bought:
- Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Blossom and Halo
- Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette in Medium-Deep
- Jouer Lip Creme in Watermelon
- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie
- Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge
- Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Involve
Prior to this beauty haul, I have never tried Jouer lipsticks or Jeffree Star at all but I was already a fan of Illamasqua and Cover FX! I have bought many different products by Illamasqua over the last 12-18 months and I tried the Custom Foundation Drops by Cover FX shortly after they were released. Both brands are amazing quality and regularly create new and unique makeup. I was naturally excited to try Jouer and Jeffree Star as well given all the positive reviews I had read about them!
The Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
These highlighting drops are gorgeous! They are so popular that other brands are trying to emulate them! What I love about them is the versatility – they can be mixed with foundation or moisturiser, applied as a highlighter on the high points of the face and even mixed with body lotions and creams to give the skin an all over glow! You can see from the swatches that they are intensely pigmented and a little goes a long way. Once blended they can be as subtle or as strobe-like as you want. I like to mix them with my foundation to achieve a pearlescent dewy hue!
Cover FX’s Highlighting Palette
If you read my posts you will know that I love highlighters! Liquid highlighters are great but I do particularly love powder versions, hence why I wanted to try Cover FX’s version! This palette has 2 cream highlighters and 2 powder and they can all be worn individually or layered with each other. The first 2 swatches above are the cream versions and you can see they provide great colour payoff with only one swipe! The powder versions are next and they are equally pigmented. This palette is perfect for the Summer months to create a lovely bronze glow but can also be used to contour and highlight any time of the year!
The Jouer Lip Creme & The Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick
I LOVE these lipsticks! I knew that Jouer created amazing lip toppers and powder highlighters – the lip cremes are no less impressive. The colour is intense and fully opaque when applied, but does not fully dry down. After a few hours wear the colour is still vivid, has barely moved and my lips still feel comfortable and hydrated. All in all, this lip creme was worth every penny.
The Jeffree Star liquid lipstick is also excellent. The texture of the lipstick is similar to Jouer’s lip creme rather than a liquid and applies smoothly and fully opaque. This lipstick does dry fully and looks matte once it does but does not dry out the lips. This particular colour is stunning and I would happily try other colours from the range! Check out my swatches below!
Illamasqua’s Liquid Metal & Pure Pigment
Illamasqua is one of my all-time favourite makeup brands. Everything I have ever bought from them has been exceptional quality and provided beautiful results. Before buying these 2 items, I already owned a number of other pure pigments, a liquid metal eye palette and some of the highlighters. I was drawn to these because this liquid metal can be used on the body not just the face and I loved the purple colour of the pure pigment, which can be mixed with blusher and eyeshadows or used alone. You can see from the swatches that both of them are intense in colour and the pure pigment is especially long lasting when applied. You should definitely try Illamasqua if you haven’t before now!
My Final Thoughts?
Since purchasing all these beauty products I have used them all regularly! Each of them lives up to my expectations every time! Whilst all the brands are reasonably high priced, they are all worth the money and will last a while before needing replacement. If you are curious about these brands, give in to your curiosity and try them – you won’t regret it!