An Unplanned Beauty Haul

These are the beauty bits I’ve bought in the past week since I’ve been in the Netherlands. I know I shouldn’t be spending this much money on beauty (actually on anything), but I just couldn’t not buy them as I got great deals on most of the items.

I know I’m a bit late to the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat train, but I’m here, and I’m on it. I love the consistency, and the coverage of the foundation. I just don’t see the dewiness when it’s applied on my skin. As I have combination skin, I do need to powder my nose, chin, and between my brows (yes I do that, and more people should!). If not I look like a shiny, hot mess in a few hours – thank goodness for blotting papers (or soft tissues if you have to). I got it for around €34, as there was a 20% off at Douglas (a Dutch store specialized in beauty products, and fragrances) but a few days later I saw it on sale at, I felt like crying.

The two lippies are the YSL Glossy Stain in #11, and the Dior Addict Extreme in Plaza. Two lippies I already own in other colors, as I loved the formula so, so much. Was intending to get the Dior in Rivièra, as that color is gorgeous, but when I got home and opened the lipstick it said Plaza. Already applied it a few times when I noticed it, bummer. Love the color nonetheless.

On to the more skincare items, La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO, and Formula 10.0.6 Down To The Pore Blackhead Banishing Pore Strips (jeez, they should make their product name shorter). Haven’t tried the pore strips yet, will do that tonight as a pre-NYE pamper, but have been using the LRP moisturizer for the past three days. Because of all the stress, late nights/early mornings, and lots of (un)healthy food I broke out a bit on my chin. After reading tons of reviews, and ravings I thought I should give this ‘un a shot, haven’t noticed any changes in my skin though. Will keep you posted! Also repurchased the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment, as I finished my Clinique one, don’t like the Lierac one I got in Paris, and love me some moisturizing eye cream when it’s winter.

What are your latest beauty buys?