Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Makeup Haulin': Giorgio Armani, Clarins, Hourglass, Manna Kadar, and More!

I've been keeping a wish list of makeup items I wanted to purchase once my no-buy was over, which I guess we can officially say is over.  In fact, I think the dam kind of burst :-)  Here's a preview of some of items I'll be posting on in the next few months. 
I've become more than bit obsessed with facial illuminators, so when Birchbox had a one day sale on Manna Kadar glimmer lotions, I bought 2 of 3 available shades:  Movie Star and the exclusive Birchbox Love.  I was hoping these would curb my strong desire for an Armani Fluid Sheer, but as you see below, that didn't happen.  I also picked up a cream highlighter and brow pencil from Inika, a natural/organic makeup company.
After endless perusing of online swatches of Armani's iconic Fluid Sheers, I finally settled on #5, a gorgeous light peach shade.  I also picked up a Flash Lacquer lip gloss (Pink 523) and Rouge Ecstasy lip stick in Peony 501.  All are stunning! 
Clarins was having a GWP event (most of the items above were GWP's) that enticed me into purchasing 3 items that I'm really excited about:  Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, Multi Blush cream blush in Grenadine, and the Joli Rouge Brillant sheer lipstick in Coral Tulip. 
I finally succumbed to Rimmel London's Show Off lip lacquers and got Luna and Stellar during a recent Ulta sale.  Essence's Sun Club bronzing powder caught my eye with it's pretty design and soft colors, so we shall see what that's all about.  I've also recently become a fan of lip liners as a base for lipsticks and snagged one from Essence on sale. 
I've been wanting one of the Hourglass Ambient blushes since I first learned about them, and now I have one:-)  I'll keep the shade a secret until I post a review.  I also got one of the new BITE Beauty Matte Creme lip crayons in Sweety.  I realized after receiving everything that the Armani lipstick and the BITE Beauty lip crayon were quite close in color, but it's all good, as one is matte and one is glossy.  Lots of samples to try out as well!

Anything above that interests you or that you'd particularly like to see posts about?  What are your spring makeup lemmings?