Christmas Haul

This year I didn’t make a Christmas list, but luckily my family knows me well enough to resort to something they know I love: makeup. Although it’s mid January, I thought a Christmas haul would be appropriate to share some of the new products I’m lovin’.

On the last day of Christmas my true loves gave to me, two eyeshadows, three mascaras,  six liquid lipsticks and a whole lotta slaying.

The Carli Bybel BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette

YouTube sensation Carli Bybel collaborated with BH Cosmetics to create a palette of 10 eyeshadows and four highlighters. I was super excited about the highlighters because I (gasp) didn’t own any. I know, I’m bad. So I’ve now swapped my makeshift eyeshadow highlighters for the real thang. All of these colors are soft, pigmented and easy to blend. The already-affordable $20 palette is on sale for $12.50 on the BH Cosmetics website!

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UD x Gwen Palette

Although I wasn’t down to run out and drop $60 on this palette, my loving little mama bought it for me and I love it. I’ve yet to use the bright blue, but I like the neutral blend of matte and shimmery colors.

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Lancome Noel Eye Set

Three mascaras, two eyeliners and eye makeup remover. I’m in heaven! I love the curve of the Grandiose mascara brush, it makes it easy to coat my bottom and inner lashes, and it’s so pretty! I’ve yet to try all of the products, but I’m very excited about the conditioning eyelash primer and will make a future blog post focusing on just this gift set.

OFRA Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks

My boyfriend bought me all of the liquid lipsticks in the OFRA New York lippie collection. Above I used the deep brown, “Brooklyn” with golden “Fifth Ave” to create an ombre lip. I applied Fifth Ave just in the center of my lip and blended it out from there. This was my first time trying an ombre look and it was very bold, but I’m pleased with the outcome.

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I really like the mauvey purple, “Manhattan” color- this is the shade I’ve been reaching for the most. These liquid lipsticks do have a satiny finish, but I have to apply them extra carefully so I don’t mess up the outline or smear them. I’ll make an individual post about these lippies as well!

Did you collect any great makeup over the holiday season? I’d love to read your hauls! Tag your Christmas/holiday haul links in the comments below.

Until next time, XO- Ashleysita.


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