In today’s post, I want to introduce you to a new series on Peculiar Belgian. Today I will be talking about new makeup releases that I am craving to have or rather save my money on. Here we go!
It was the end of June when I decided to have a no-buy month in July. A no-buy-July. I have to mention that my low-buy challenge worked out fine the first four months but quickly failed in May and June. I have some exciting things coming in September and I have to save some money (a lot actually, more in a later post). Also, a lot of makeup releases have not caught my eye. I find a lot of the stuff that brands are/will be releasing quite boring and I’m just generally not interested in them. That’s why I decided to go on a No-Buy-July. I have been doing great lately. It’s been eighteen days and I haven’t bought a single piece of makeup or skincare and instead have been emptying some products which is very satisfying. Also, a quick disclaimer: I do not own the following pictures. All the pictures in this blog post come from @trendmood1 or brand accounts on Instagram. Know that we have that out of the way, let’s begin!
Iconic London – The Brow Silk $28
Look, hear me out. This is ridiculous and not worth your money. I have never tried the brow soap trend but I do know that this product is ridiculous. Get yourself a cheap piece of soap in the local drugstore or shop. Don’t pay $28 (!!!) for the packaging. Okay, it looks cute and I love the vintage vibe. But I doubt that this will be practical. The brush looks enormous and will not brush the brows through. I cannot with this product.
Benefit Cosmetics Part Like A Flockstar Palette $34
I was actually a bit excited for this palette when I first saw it on Instagram. That was until I realised that the top row is divided between eyeshadows and lip products and not just eyeshadows. Needless to say that I was quickly turned off. Furthermore, the waste of space and bulkiness of the packaging annoys me too much. Not spending my money on this.
Kylie Cosmetics – Summer 2019 Collection $198
Kylie Cosmetics just never does it for me. There has not been a single product since their launch that I have been excited about and I refuse to give my money to a brand that seems to lack enthusiasm for makeup. I just don’t feel the love from this brand. This collection is okay but not worth the price in my opinion.
Dominique Cosmetics – Rustic Glam Palette
I don’t know what it is about this palette but it looks a bit jumbled, disjointed, weird to me? I have to be honest and say that Dominique Cosmetics hasn’t really interested me all that much and this looks a bit boring. Which is weird because it has some bright colours but they look dull to me. Saving!
Huda Beauty – Resting Boss Face Setting Spray $32
I have never tried anything by Huda Beauty before and I don’t think this will be my first product. I have watched a lot of reviews on this setting spray and lots of people say it is very heavily fragranced. I have quite a sensitive nose and I reckon I won’t like this at all haha. Also, Alcohol is quite high on the ingredients list, so no thanks.
Natasha Denona – Sunrise Palette $65
Look, I love the size and price of this palette. I really do. However, I’m not too fond of the colour scheme. I think the colours are beautiful but they’re not colours that I use on a daily basis. I actually don’t really enjoy really warm tones all that much. That’s the reason why I will be saving my money on this. I hope she comes out with different palettes with the same size and price though!
Huda Beauty – Neon Obsessions Palettes $29
This is a product by Huda Beauty that might make as the first one I ever purchase. I think the colour schemes are so pretty and I love the overall look of them. I think I’m gravitating towards the Neon Pink and Neon Orange palettes. So beautiful!
Sol – Sol Body Oils $15
This is the brand SOL, the new sister-brand of Colourpop Cosmetics. I took an interest in these dry body oils because they’re very affordable. I have always wanted to try a glittery body oil but the price of many has stopped the purchase of one. However, this one is really affordable compared to others and it looks stunning on the skin!
Colourpop – Just A Tint Lip Crayons $7
This looks really interesting and something that I would definitely use. I have seen the swatches and it looks so juicy and hydrating with just enough colour to it. I think I will definitely purchase one nude to try them out and see!
Lisa Eldridge Makeup – New lipsticks £26
These look so beautiful. Her first launch wasn’t really my thing because they were red lipsticks and I don’t really wear red lipstick all that much. But these salmon and pink lipsticks look so perfect. I have my eye on the Go Lightly shade which is the semi-sheer salmon. I hope they will be back in stock soon!
That’s it for the first Craving & Saving!
I hope you enjoyed this new segment on my blog and let me know what has fancied or not fancied your eyes lately!
Lots of love and see you soon!