BRANDED BEAUTY BARGAINS: TKMAXX PT. 4

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BRANDED BEAUTY BARGAINS: TKMAXX PT. 3

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This is my best BBB haul ever.  I know that I’ve have been MIA, but my 3rd year of university hit me like a tonne of bricks.  BUT, I’m trying to be more consistent with my blogging as it is something that I really enjoy doing; so stay tuned 👀.

I know I always say ‘cannot believe what I was able to pick up’ but I really really really mean it this time! I am thrilled with the products I managed to get, as I was willing to pay full price for quite a few of them.

The beauty section of TkMaxx’s website exceeded my expectations, I wasn’t expecting to find anything interesting (I was actually looking for Neom/Yankee candles), but was pleasantly surprised.  It is the source of the first three items in this post- which also happen to be my favourites.

Make Up For Ever High Definition Foundation in shade N185

RRP: Discontinued

TkMaxx Price: £9.99

I truly couldn’t believe this, my friends didn’t either when I sent them a link of the product.  I was shocked that they still had this foundation around, as it has been discontinued in favour of the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation- which I also have in shade 180.  I think I prefer the formula of the normal HD as it is thinner, but very pigmented, so I am really happy I that have this.  I tend to use this on the outer perimeter of my face on nights out with my Ultra HD in the centre.  This is because it helps add tone and dimension as the UHD in N180 is more warm and golden whilst the N185 is more red and richer which I love.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow Kit in shade 30

RRP: £31.00

TkMaxx Price: £9.99

My brows are my life.  I will use any excuse to try new products.   They are looking a bit 😷 at the moment as I’m trying to grow them out for my 21st birthday in April.  But, orange colour corrector has been helping them stay in check.  I was a bit sceptical about the colour as I like dark, almost black brows.  This is a very rich brown, which adds a nice amount definition without being over powering.  I love the product, spoolie and case but not the brush- I find that it is wayyyyy too thick.   I use my Anastasia No 7 instead- which has never let me down.  Even though I like using this product, I do not think that I would repurchase it at the full RRP.  I feel like the price is marked up because it is a kit; but, the spoolie, brush and case does not justify the price in my opinion.

Nars Highlighting Blush in Miss Liberty

RRP: £23.00

TkMaxx Price: £16.99

“I hope to find more face products if the future, maybe some Nars Blushes or a Make Up For Ever concealer or two 😂.” Anthonia Ademuyiwa, BBB Part 2

My wish came true!  I am a HUGE fan of Nars Blushes; Orgasm and Taj Mahal are my ride or die blushes.  I love the texture, pigmentation and shade variety of this product- I am in love with the brand itself.  This blush helps me achieve ‘the lit from within’ look that I go for when highlighting.  It is less pigmented than normal Nars blushes as it is a highlighter but I love the fact that it adds a healthy sheen to the skin as opposed to tonnes of pigment.  I like using this product alone or as a base for my more intense highlighters on days that I want to be seen from space.  I’ve found that applying my highlighter after spraying my face with MAC’s Fix+ leaves my skin looking extra luscious.

Tweezerman Point Tweezer

RRP: £21.95

TkMaxx Price: £9.99

Any time I need new beauty tools/items, I check TkMaxx before heading to Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams etc. to save some £££.  I needed a pair of good sharp tweezers to pluck the stray hairs in my brows whilst growing them out, so I was all smiles when I stumbled across these.  I have found that it is easier to find good tools, make up brushes and nail polishes in TkMaxx in comparison to makeup, so definitely keep it in mind when shopping for these items.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

RRP: £17.00

TkMaxx Price: £4.99

I’ll be honest, I didn’t need this product.  I already own jumbo pencils, a concealer + powder and Urban Decay Primer Potion, that all work well as eye primers.  But, the bargain hunter in me couldn’t put this down.  It is a lovely product which does the job, but I’ll be keeping this as a backup for when all my other primers run out.

Eyeko London Fat Brush and Skinny Brush Mascara

RRP: £19 each

TkMaxx Price: £4.99

I try to change my mascaras frequently because I am prone to styes, so I rarely spend money on expensive mascaras.  I decided to pick these two up after enjoying a sample of the skinny version which was free in a magazine.  These mascaras are great, but they can be quite wet, which can easily mess up your eyes or base, so caution is required.

Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat

RRP: £9.00

TkMaxx Price: £3.99

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I have wanted to try this for ages, with the hope that it will encourage me to look after my nails as they always smudge whilst waiting for them to dry.  I have used it a few times, and I have mixed feelings.  It lives up to its claims, my nails dry very quickly, which reduces the probability of me smudging them.  However, there is a warning on the bottle which states “this product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm”.  This warning paired with the fact that the product smells like something that I would use in a fume-hood in my chemistry labs raises some 🚩🚩🚩.  In addition to this, I’ve noticed that the longevity mani + pedi is reduced when using this topcoat, as that the polish peels off very easily.  To conclude, I will only be using this top coat in ‘nail emergencies 🙄😂’ and that I will not be repurchasing when it finishes.

If this BBB hasn’t convinced you to keep TkMaxx on your radar, I don’t know what will.  I have seen some MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clinique and Stila in stores and on their website, so I am sure that I will pick up some exciting bits and bobs for the next post.

 

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