So you may have seen recently that Beauty Bay launched two limited edition BEST OF USA beauty boxes for the 4th of July, and being a major makeup junky and Beauty Bay fan, I couldn’t help but invest in the LA box! It contains some fab products, and in today’s post I wanted to share my thoughts on what’s inside. Please note that some of these products are things that I hadn’t used before getting this box and so some of these are first impressions!
LA Splash Latte Confession Matte Liquid Lipstick: I haven’t tried this colour yet, but I have used LA splash before and I’m so glad they put one of these in this box! The formula on these lipsticks is amazing, only needing a slight touch up on the centre after eating. After drinking it doesn’t require any touch ups because the formula is waterproof (can I get an AMEN)
Coloured Raine Mars Matte Lipstick: As far as liquid lipsticks go, Coloured Raine have one of my fave formulas! They’re super light weight which I love because they don’t get cakey on your lips when you reapply. As for longevity, this does have a super long wearing formula but it will need reapplying in the centre after eating/ drinking. I have been wearing this shade everyday, and it’s become my fave everyday colour!
Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil- Medium: I could never apply lipstick without using a liner first (it’s a sin!) and this is one of the BEST LIP LINER formulas I have tried to date. Usually I prefer more of a crayon formula in lip liners because I don’t find them as drying as a pencil, so when I saw that this was a pencil formula I was a bit weary. However, having tried it, I can honestly say that this is one of the best lip liners I have ever used! It’s not drying at all, and the colour is so beautiful that it could be worn on its own with a lil’ gloss on top. I also think this was the perfect shade to put in the box because it can be used under both of the liquid lipsticks!
ABH Peach Nectar Illuminator: Now I’m sure we all know that 1. I LOVE highlighters and 2. I LOVE ABH! and so I’m sure you can imagine my delight when I saw that they included an ABH Highlighter in this beautiful box. The shade included is Peach Nectar, a gorgeous golden peach shade that goes very well with my tan, even if I do say so myself! The formula on this is super creamy and pigmented and as per usual, ABH slays.
Makeup Geek Romance Blush: Other than my two Makeup Geek Sparklers (cheeky plug, soz) I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never used their products before, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try! When I opened this blush, my first thought was how similar in the pan it looks to NARS Orgasm (which I love) but on the cheeks this is more golden than pink. The pigmentation on this is amazing and I love the formula, so when you add all elements together, it’s safe to say that I’ve found my new fave blush!
Makeup Geek Bad Habit Contour: If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know that the ABH contour kit is my holy grail when it comes to cutting these cheekbones! However I’ve heard great things about the MUG powders, and this little beauty didn’t disappoint. It’s highly pigmented and really easy to blend, meaning that you can use it to create a more natural contour or a super sharp contour. The “warm fair” tones of this powder also make it my perfect shade so here, I have no complaints.
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow: Let me start by saying that I never knew that I needed this shadow until I got it; it is the perfect shade. The pigmentation is also fab but it’s a super buildable formula, making it perfect for day and night looks! After trying this, I can’t wait to expand my MUG shadow collection.
Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray- Peach: I already have a full post on this amazing product which you can read here so I won’t say much about it. All you really need to know is that it’s FAB!
Overall I am so glad that I managed to get one of these boxes as I love all of the products inside. Unfortunately these boxes are now out of stock but as per usual I’ve included links to all of the products mentioned, incase you want to treat yo’ self gurlll (or guy!)
I hope you have enjoyed this review and be sure to let me know what you think of these products if you’ve tried any of them!
Thank you so much for reading!