New In Beauty | The Assorted Edition

Hello and happy Friday to you all. TGIF! Today's post is an attempt to get through the backlog of beauty bits I have waiting to be shared on the internet. Some of these I got quite a while ago but as I said, backpile, working through it etc. I genuinely rate all these products quite highly and think you will like them all too. They're rather fabulous...

Lancome Grandiose Liner*-Lancome is earning its place in my heart as one of my favourite luxury brands. I'm particularly fond of the Grandiose range actually, more on that next week as well. Today though, it's all about one of their newest releases, the Grandiose liner. This is another Lisa Eldridge approved gem and is designed to be user-friendly. It has an angled, swiveled wand which helps you get as close to the lashline as possible and make feline flicks a breeze. It's without a doubt the easiest liquid liner to use and I love how it's easy to build up the thickness of your line as you go. If you're wanting to splurge on a new liner, this is the one for you.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass-This is the lipglass that came with Ariana Grande's first MAC collaboration. I don't wear gloss religiously but every so often I like to wear sheer, iridescent colours like these over the top of matte lipsticks to give them a bit more dimension. It also makes wearing matte lipsticks a bit less uncomfortable too. This gloss isn't too tacky either which I love. Also props to MAC for donating all the proceeds from this gloss to their MAC Aids Fund. The matching lipstick benefits the charity too. Wins all 'round.

Maybelline Master Conceal*-Around this time every year Maybelline seem to do a big drop of new products here in NZ. One of their newest offerings is the Master Conceal concealer. I have this in the shade Light/Medium which is right in the centre of the five colour variations they have. I thought it'd be too dark but honestly it seems to match me okay. It's pigmented and lightweight yet it's still heavy duty in terms of coverage. You could get away with using it under the eyes or dotted around the face. I love that this comes in a tube rather than a concealer with a wand. Now if only Maybelline would bring their Age Rewind concealers here...

Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer-Bronzer is one of those products I've always liked the idea of, especially since I'm less enthusiastic about fake tan. Usually I use this bronzer but it's a little too dark for me at the moment. A few of my favourite beauty bloggers have been singing this one's praises so I had to try it myself. This bronzer, in the shade light is the answer to my complexion-warming prayers. It's a bit sheerer so I can just use it for a light dusting, to stop things looking ghostly. It smells like tropical drinks too which is a bonus although I'm not going to lie, I do find that a bit bizarre. Nonetheless, it's still a great product, I just wish the packaging was a little less bulky**.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Weenie-I love Colourpop's shadows. They're easily some of the best cream shadows out. It just sucks that their shipping costs are so ridiculous. Qualms aside, Weenie, one of the shades from their KathleenLights collaboration is a stunner. Colourpop describe it as a 'pinky-rose gold with a pearlised finish'. It definitely leans more on the coppery side of things, on my 'lids at least. It's not as intense as colours like Sequin, also from Colourpop but it is still very beautiful. 

-What beauty bits have you been using and loving lately? Anything I need to try right now?

*PR Sample

**I'm really fussy about packaging, if it's bulky, difficult to travel with (glass, cardboard box packaging) and/or comes with those throwaway brushes I'm like 'ugh'. I blame Marc Jacobs for spoiling us with their compact, slimline packaging for virtually all their products. 

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