YOU REBEL - BENEFIT
The first thing I needed was a tinted moisturiser, I decided not to repurchase my Bobbi Brown one as it finishes SO quickly. I opted for the You Rebel SPF 15 by Benefit instead. I used this a long time ago, but hated it as it made me look orange and binned it. I told the SA my situation and she assured me that in the past there was a dodgy batch and that I could have returned it for an exchange.
Indeed the colour of this tinted moisturiser is a lovely brown colour, the texture is quite thick but easily absorbed, a little goes a long way. I used it today and I have to say I loved the effect. It was a perfect colour match, it gives light to medium coverage, evens out my skintone and makes me glow. This tinted moisturiser is available in only 2 shades, this one and a light one.
This is a "foundation faker" meaning it doesn't look like your wearing foundation even though you are. I certainly agree with this as the texture of this is so light, highly pigmented yet smooth.
I purchased this once before, I loved the packaging of this cream compact but hardly used it as it was way too dark for my skintone. This is available in 2 shades, a normal one and a deep one. I purchased the deep as it seemed a closer match. My skintone is somewhere in between both. Once I had figured out a use for this I ran out of it in no time. I basically used it to contour my face with a Mac 187 brush, it acted as a bronzer with no sheen, shimmer or glitter. Very natural looking and I will be using it for exactly that again. FYI: This has no SPF.
POWDERFLAGE - BENEFIT
Luckily for me, The Benefit boutique in Carnaby St, London had a promotion on. I'm not sure if that's worldwide? With any 2 purchases you received Powderflage, a light diffusing pale pink powder concealer. I have never tried this but haven't heard too many great things about it. However, that still doesn't put me off, everybody is different and likes different things. Just because something works for me it doesn't mean it will work for you. This will be interesting to test!
FRESH SQUEEZED LIPGLOSS - BENEFIT
I also received a lipgloss as a gift, I love the "Her Glossiness" lip glosses but they have been discontinued, why? Who knows. The scent of this lipgloss is amazing, it's exactly the same as the her glossiness tubes. "Fresh Squeezed" is a pretty coral colour with a slight shimmer, medium pigmentation with a gloss finish.
I also got a sample of 'Coal Face' which is a facial cleanser... interesting!
CUPCAKE FRESH FACE MASK - LUSH
Wooo, I'm all set for my holiday in Turkey! :) I will be going on Thursday for 12 days, *yay* well deserved!