First up I purchased the Sleek Suede Effect Powder in Shade 01 (the lightest) which was £7 for 10.5g. I finished the Bourjois powder I loved and was going to repurchase it when I saw Sleek's powder. I've tried one of their powders before but it was a luminising powder and since I have oily skin (which is plain old greasy in the summer) the luminising powder did not help at all. This Suede Effect powder, however, has a mattifying effect without being mask like. You can also build up the coverage you want (as seen by finger swatches below). It has SPF15 which really doesn't do much at all but I'm not fussed either way.
|Comes with a little sponge|
|Heavily and lightly swatched|
Next up I bought another GOSH blush for £6.99. I now own one cream blush, 5 powder blushes and one bronzer from the brand and I love them all. They have a nice subtle but buildable coverage and last quite well on my skin. I also love the fact that they don't have shimmer or glitter in them. Sleek blushes have fantastic pigmentation and come in an array of shades but when I need something easy to work with that doesn't require too much blending I always go straight for GOSH.
|I hate Superdrug's sticky security tags :(|
|Obviously I've mismatched my swatched fingers but here you can see they have good pigmentation, especially the shimmer shade.|
The August edition of Marie Claire magazine came with a free Avon mascara. I chose a copy that had Supershock in it only because it's the only mascara I had heard of and I'm glad I did because this mascara is usually priced at £10 and the magazine was less than £4 so I made quite a saving.
Boss Orange Woman Eau de Toilette. I had a look on the Debenhams website and it says it's £29 but when I bought it in store a few weeks ago it was £24. I also got £10 off with my Debenhams beauty card so I think this was well worth it for £14 :) It's subtle, soft and feminine which are the adjectives I go for with perfumes (I hate overpowering and heady scents) and has a hint of sweet oranges as the name implies. It doesn't last as long as I wish it did so I think I will invest in parfums rather than eau de toilettes in future.
|The side of the bottle|