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Saturday 19 May 2012

Yummy lunch and Mini cosmetics haul!!

I just spent a rather lovely lunch with a friend, followed by some unnecessary make up shopping (that's a lie, it's never unnecessary).
We ate in the Pepperpot cafe in Powerscourt, which was rather yummy:

Goat's cheese, pesto and sun dried tomato tart with caremelised onions, greens and edible flowers (left), cappucino and flowerless chocolate cake (amazing) delicious.

We then popped over to Brown Thomas as I was in need of new foundation. After a spot of handbag fondling (Mulberry, Lulu Guinness, Miu Miu, Anya Hindmarch etc), I got matched to this foundation:

I've wanted to try this for a while as I'd heard great things. It's "Designer Lift Soothing, Firming Foundation" with SPF 20, from Armani. This is in shade no. 2. From my consult with the Sales Assistant, I found out that I'm apparently yellow toned, which is interesting as I always thought I was pink toned. You learn something new every day, wha'? This is it, blended in, and yes, I'm aware of how freakishly pale I am:

This is really light on but with great coverage. It does need powder to set it but I think the formula will be perfect for my arab's sandal-esque skin. I also needed concealer (damn hormonal-spot-prone chin), so I got "High Precision Retouch", also no.2 (below), which seems to have similarly great coverage. This can be used as a concealer for blemishes, the under eye area, as a highlighter (a la touche eclat) and as an eye shadow primer. Handy.

Brown Thomas had an offer on in store whereby if you spent a certain amount on cosmetics you were entered in a draw to win varying amounts in gift vouchers..I won a fiver! Hurrah! I used it to full advantage to get some money off a pair of the "award winning" Shu Uemura eyelash curlers, which I've been lusting after for a while, in the hopes of improving the appearance of my current sad little stumpy lashes :-(

This features a silicone pad (it also comes with a spare pad for when the first one wears out), which apparently gives a more sweeping curl, rather than the crimped look a lot of a lot of other curlers. I haven't tried it yet as my lashes are at present heavily coated in Benefit's "They're Real" and I can't be bothered trying to take that off yet (I find it usually takes a lot of cleanser and several lamenting comments from me to HTB about how I look like the Joker before there's no trace of it left) but I'll keep you all updated on how good this is after some proper usage! All in all, a successful outing!