Afghans and Lipsticks?

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Since Lucy started the blog I don't think we have mentioned 'the big cheese' AKA my boss.

He is quite the character and a pleasure to not only work for but work with.

Recently he (yes he) set the whole LoveMy Makeup team a challenge.... The Great Bandit Bake Off!
All the staff were asked to submit a container of baking for a chance to win $300 worth of makeup!

I immediately jumped on board as I thought it was a fun competition and $300 worth of makeup?

I submitted afghan biscuits and came 1st equal with another of my fellow Makeup Artists from Hamilton. So I had $150 to spend and this is what I got ...

One by One Mascara by Maybelline - This is my new holy grail mascara so it was my first pick.

L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara - I was drawn to the cool packaging and it says after using this mascara you lashes will be fuller, longer, sculpted and curled at every angle. I want lashes like that!

Crown Eye Brushes - These are perfect for small detail work and smoking out the lower lash line, I didn't have anything this small in my collection so of course they came home with me.

L.A Girl Velvet Matte Lipsticks - I chose 5 colours...

Hush - Is a perfect pink based nude. Now I'm very picky when it comes to nude lippy as so many are just not the right balance of pink and brown but this is my new fave.
Electric - I have been told that this is a dupe for MAC's Candy Yum Yum. It is a hot, electric pink. It's so pigmented and bright I love it, it's perfect for summer.
Bliss - This shade is similar to Electric but I'm such a pink lipstick wearer I had to add it to my collection. It's more of a deep berry pink that I'll wear on a day to day basis.
Hot Stuff - I am trying to get some more coral shades into my stash, especially for summer and Hot Stuff is a pinky coral rather than an orange coral. I cannot pull off orange unfortunately.
Gossip - My perfect matte blue based red. I don't wear red lipstick often as I'm afraid that I'm gonna smudge it but when I do it has to be a cool toned true red.

L'Oreal Colour Caresse Lip Lacquer - Infinite Fuchsia.
When these first came in knew I had to try them as it L'Oreal claimed they were a stain but stayed glossy. For me this seemed impossible but I was surprised that they really do what they say! The only downside for me is they don't have a lot of pigment so I would recommend them to people wanting a long wearing gloss.

L.A Girl Pro Long Wear Concealer in Porcelain - This concealer is amazing!
It does a similar job to my more pricey MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer. Just remember a little goes a long way with these.

Za Two Way Foundation - My fave powder foundation right now. I had to get a backup!

Essie Nail Polish - Take it Outside.
I really wasn't sure about this nail polish as I usually go for the fun, bright out there colours but I was pleasantly surprised when I used it. Its a nice neutral grey/beige colour.

PHEWWWWW! That is a lot of makeup to go through!  Quite the haul :)

Its always nice when there is a fun competition at work and even better when the prize involves new makeup!

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