January 11, 2017

Beauty Wish List

As of January 1st, I am on a makeup spending ban until my birthday in February! That, of course, doesn't stop me from planning what I will buy as soon as I turn twenty...

I've picked out one or two things from each makeup category as the products I most want to try! There are a few brands I haven't bought anything from, like Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury, that are high on my list, along with some drugstore brands with raved-about products that I can't seem to find in stores. On my birthday I'll definitely be placing a Sephora order so that I can get the gift from there and maybe buy myself a few things to avoid paying shipping.

Anyway, the things I've been lusting after (some for months!) are...

1. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation
I have been wanting to try this water-based foundation for ages but it's never been in Ulta or Sephora for me to shade-match myself. I'm just going to bite the bullet and try to order it online. Luckily there are a few beauty gurus with a similar complexion who have this foundation so I can get the same shade that they use!

2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
I love to glow. Hourglass in general seems to make impeccable powders, blushes, and bronzers, so I'd like to see how they compare to my current favorites! Dim Light is supposedly a luminous powder than can be used like a subtle highlight or a glowing setting powder. Please let me know if you've tried this and recommend it, or if there is a different Hourglass product you think is more worth the splurge!

3. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie
This Autumn I saw this shade everywhere and it's to die for! I only have one NARS lip product and I love it, but I haven't tried these lip pencils.

4. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Bitch Perfect
All of CT's lip products are raved about (her Hot Lips line really appealed to me as well...) but this shade has been crowned one of the best. I'm also considering Liv It Up.

5. MAC Spellbinder Magnet Eyeshadow
These are a recent launch from MAC and they look so cool! They have a metallic, velvet looking finish and from video reviews I've seen they apply better with a brush than a finger.

6. Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette
This purple-based palette screams my name. Every time I see it I have to resist the urge to jump on their website...I don't have a palette quite like this, and I really want to try Coloured Raine shadows.

7. Lush or MAC Lip Scrub
MAC just released a new line of lip scrubs that look very appealing, but the Lush ones look nice as well...I suppose it will depend on the flavor, ingredients and price which one I end up with! Again, let me know if you recommend a certain flavor or brand.

8. Elf Blush Gems Highlighter
Some reviews claim this to be a dupe for MAC Soft and Gentle, others say it's a complete dud. At $3 I'll risk trying it out for myself!

9. Wet n' Wild Highlighter in Precious Petals
These limited-edition summer highlighters were so popular that Wet n' Wild decided to make them permanent! I'm so glad because I wasn't able to get my hands on them during their limited release. Another affordable highlight, this one is a pretty gold that I've heard is comparable to higher-end highlighters.

10. Makeup Forever Large Magnetic Palette
As many of you know I just finished my small Makeup Geek Z Palette and I have a few shadows left over that don't fit, along with many more on my wishlist. I'd like to keep them all in one palette and I've heard good things about this one.

There are many more things on my wishlist but these are the first ones I want to purchase! Not all at once, of course, but over the next few months.

What products are on your beauty wish list?
Xx Katie
22 comments on "Beauty Wish List"
  1. I've been dying to try the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation too! Tarte always has the best stuff! :)


  2. Good luck with your no buy! I was supposed to be on one but it turned into a low buy lol. You've got so many great picks on your wish list! That Nars pencil is definitely on mine too. The color is so pretty! The new MAC lip scrubs also look so good. There are so many tempting scents!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  3. I really want to try some of those Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks too!

    xo, Liz

  4. Oh, I've been eyeing for the Queen of Hearts palette too! I too have been less inclined to buy makeup, especially because my wedding is approaching really quickly. Although I did buy a liquid lipstick and a highlighter from Walgreens today. I should do a post similar to this!


  5. Such a great list of products!


  6. I want to try the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation so bad. I can't wait you to buy it and review it. :)
    I love Lush lip scrub, so I only can recommend it to you. :)

    Michelle Morchella

  7. YES: Such a good list of things to buy! I wish that I was strong enough to go on a spending ban ahha!

  8. I'm looking forward to read your thoughts about the Tarte Rainforest of the see foundation as well as the Mac Lip Scrub if you do end up trying them! I'm not really a lip scrub person, but the Mac ones sound really lovely and different!


  9. What a great list! I'm on a spending ban, but I did just order a bunch of practical stuff that should make blog life a little easier.
    I love Tarte's lip scrub, it is slightly pepperminty.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

  10. Such a lovely wishlist! I want a makeup forever magnetic palette too! I need the big one! The CT KISSING lipsticks have the most amazing formula, I love Bitch Perfect on top of the Pillowtalk lip liner!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  11. So many products on here that are on my wish list too!! I'd love to try that Tarte foundation, in fact I'd love to try anything from Tarte!

    The Makeup Directory

  12. It's awful being on a spending ban isn't it? I am trying to cut my spending after xmas. I love your wishlist!

    Lauren x http://www.huggled.co.uk/

  13. I cannot wait to see what you purchased!!! Every time I am on a spending ban, I break it and end up purchasing something! Always!!!


    1. I'll probably break it as soon as I go into a drugstore and see a new product haha!

  14. Great wish list! I love Lush lip scrubs so I definitely recommend them! I've heard great things about the Tarte foundation! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  15. I adore this powder from Hourglass, I have it in this shade and it gives me a luminous glow with none of that unnatural sparkle. Would highly recommend! This might be too much information, but I use this on my cleavage when I'm wearing low-cut tops and I get so many compliments!

    Tia | The 10am Blog

    1. Haha that's a great idea! Shoulder/collarbone area would be great, too I bet :)

  16. This is such a great wish list! I have Dim Light and it's a blurring powder on my medium skin tone, definitely not a highlighter at all.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  17. Love this wish list, it's so pretty! Loving all the items - hope you're well and wishing you a wonderful 2017!

    Layla xx


  18. Beauty vlogger Stephanie Nicole just loves the Coloured Raine palette!

  19. Oooh I want to try Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea foundation too. I always want to try Urban Decay's All Nighter foundation. I haven't tried MAC's lip scrubs (I didn't even know they were a thing until now), but I have 2 LUSH ones which I love - popcorn and bubblegum, both ah-mazing! :)

    Christie's Take on Life. x


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