Over the past couple of months I have either picked some new products to try or luckily been sent some to try so I thought they were worthy of a blog post. Some of these products are new releases and others are ones I have only recently discovered.

I have tried a few products from Joan Collins Beauty but the foundation and concealer really caught my attention and I was excited to be able to test them out. The foundation is described as a youth promoting skincare and foundation in one, it evens out the complexion, helps the skin radiate and helps increase collagen for a fuller fresher complexion. I would say this is medium coverage with a glowing finish and I actually really rate this and found that it lasted all day. For the concealer the shade is slight too dark for me so I can't use it under my eyes to brighten but its okay for blemishes on my fave, it isn't the best coverage but the light reflecting particles help my skin glow.

I have been using this for a few weeks now and I'm so obsessed, I normally go for translucent powders but this one perfectly matches my skin tone and evens out my complexion. The compact basically has two powders in, one with a satin finish and one with a shimmer to it that can either be used on its own as a highlight or mixed together and use all over to help the skin glow, I tend to do the latter.

I wasn't so sure about these as I'm not usually a fan of a metallic lip but these are so much like metal and more have a slight shimmer to it. I have the shades Smoldering Eclipse, a deep purple and Liquid Venom, an intense red.

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Metallics | £8.99*

I really hope these arrived in the UK as I'm so obsessed, unfortunately one of mine arrived broken but the gold shade I still have is so pretty. These are super pigmented with a foil finish, I would say these are almost like a liquid metal eyeshadow but in powder form.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation | £14.00

I have been wanting to try this for ages after getting shade matched the IMATs a few months ago and finally got it using my Boots points. This foundation allows you to adjust the covers you want from a sheer natural look to a fuller coverage. The formula of this is very watery so it works well with the dropper and I find that it works well for me being able to build up how much coverage I want. 

Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo | £29.00

This was one of my bargain TK Maxx finds and I'm sure I only paid around £10. I really love contour duo compacts as they are so handy for travelling. The contour shade in this looked quite light compared to what I normally use but actually translated to be darker on my skin and was very pigmented. The highlighter isn't as intense or shimmer as i'd like but its nice for a natural glow.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipcolour | £6.99*

This is one drugstore lipstick I haven't really tried but after using these for a while I'm a big fan. They are matte but still creamy and very pigmented, although the wear time isn't the best. I have two shades, Sterpiece, a pinkish nude and Matte-R, an intense red. I can't seem to find these on any UK websites but you will definitely find similar shades.

Makeup Forever Excessive Lash Mascara | £19.00 and Smokey Stretch Mascara | £19.00

These are some more of my TK Maxx finds and I think they were both £7.99 so really great compared to their retail price in Debenhams, you definitely need to get down to TK Maxx and check out their makeup range. The Excessive lash mascara has a fluffy brush that helps give lots of volume and those fluttery lashes and the Smokey Stretch is a plastic brush that helps coat every lash and lengthen.

3INA Cream Eyeshadow | £8.95*, Longerwear Lipstick | £7.95* and The Highlighter 201 | £10.95*

This is a brand I've have been wanting to try more from for ages and I was excited to be able to try out some of their bestselling products. The cream eyeshadow is a gorgeous bronze shade that is rich and pigmented but it dries matte so it doesn't wear away at all of smudge. The liquid lipstick, or what I tried to open like a normal lipstick and almost broke, is an intense red shade, I haven't worn it for a prolonged period so can't comment too much but its very pigmented and dries matte. Finally the highlighter is a gorgeous bronzey gold, that gives more of a dewy look rather than an intense shimmer.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation | £5.90

I have been waiting for this for what feels like forever and it finally arrived this week so I have been using it a few times. This promises to be a very pigmented and full coverage foundation but doesn't have that heavy makeup look. I did expect this to be of a thicker consistency but its quite runny and at first it wasn't as full coverage as I would like but with a bit extra it did give a good amount of coverage. I have to say its not my favourite foundation and I also went for the shade with gold highlights in it but I can't really see anything. I have the serum one on the way too so I will probably give a full review one i've tried both.

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara | £9.99

This has just been released and as soon as I heard someone mention that its the best dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara I had to get. If you have tried the TF one and then look at the brush of this they are pretty much identical, that fluffy bristle in an hourglass shade. I am so impressed with this and I would say its as good, if not better than the TF one so I would suggest going and buying now.

Models Own One Night Stand Nail Polish | £14.99

The mirror nail trend is big at the moment but most polishes I have tried didn't give that desired effect so you need to head to a salon for it does professionally, however, this solves that problem. I won this in a contest on their Instagram and have actually had gel on my nails since so haven't been ablate try, but once I do I will report back. This is a silver mirrored effect with the polish and a base/top coat, I do hope they bring out other colours.

Have you picked up any of these beauty products?



  1. I've just picked up the L'Oréal Lash Paradise and so far I'm seriously impressed!!

    Beekeyper - Latest: Colourpop Yes, Please! Palette

  2. I'm so excited to pick up the new Loreal mascara! xx

  3. I really want to try the NYX total cover it looks so good and that Ordinary foundation omg it is impossible to get your hands on it

  4. The Loreal mascara looks really good!

  5. I'm very intrigued by the 3ina makeup range, the highlighter looks really pretty.

    Alice May Snell ♡

  6. I have the Ordinary Coverage Foundation on the way, im intrigued to try it now. My TK Maxx never has any good beauty finds.

  7. I'm also super intrigued by The Ordinary foundation. I'm holding off on ordering because I'm paranoid about matching my ridiculously pale skin!

    Meghan | The Lipstick Philosopher

  8. These are amazing products! I recently got the NYX Drops, and love it!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

  9. I just got both of the foundations from the Ordinary, I'm loving them so far! :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts x

  10. I love the look of that Illamasqua duo, can't believe you found that in TK maxx!!

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

  11. I don't have any of these but I need to buy the The Ordinary foundation and the Lash Paradise mascara!

  12. I need to do a superdrug haul so I can get my hands on the paradise mascara, every review I've read has just been amazing! I'm so intrigued by 3INA products as well! Been seeing the brand pop up everywhere! xx

  13. I have tried the normal l'oreal matte lip paints , the metallic ones have gorgeous packaging and I really want to try them out now xx

    Ronnie //