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Fifty quid to spend in John Lewis - what should i buy?

(18 Posts)
Lottapianos Mon 20-Feb-17 18:47:00

I have a fifty quid voucher for JL and the beauty hall is calling my name! I am tempted by loads of things but I need to apply some rational thought here so I need your help.

I have dry and dehydrated skin, fair rosy colouring, dark hair and blue eyes, age 37. I definitely don't need perfume or foundation. I'm in the market for lipstick, lipgloss, blusher, brow products and maybe eyeshadow. Any suggestions?

Here are some products I'm tempted by - any reviews?
Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up
YSL rouge Pur number 1
Chanel lippy
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid


BubblesDarling Mon 20-Feb-17 22:43:31

I would be tempted by the lipsticks by also blusher. Have you checked out HourGlass? The blushers are gorgeous. I have a couple of Chanel Lipsticks & never been disappointed. I have the Les Beiges foundation & CC cream. Again fantastic products but I would be tempted to ask for a demo/sample.

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Mon 20-Feb-17 22:48:57

No experience of any of those, sorry, but my eldest dd really likes Charlotte T lipstick.

DameDoom Mon 20-Feb-17 23:52:31

Hourglass foundation - it is truly amazing. Would not bother with Tilbury. As a total beauty junkie I am astounded by how much Hourglass astounds me - thought I had seen it all... brilliant products. If you like red lipstick have a look at their Icon shade. It is (I think) a massive leap up from the Lauder/Lancôme type offerings.
I don't work for them.

DameDoom Mon 20-Feb-17 23:55:00

Sorry - just re-read that you don't need foundation. You think you don't but just give the Hourglass one a little go while you are testing their amazing lippies.

LadyOfTheCanyon Tue 21-Feb-17 05:44:48

I think Hourglass is online only with JL, like Charlotte Tilbury. Not sure if OP is going instore or online.

Lottapianos Tue 21-Feb-17 08:03:52

My voucher is online only but I honestly wouldn't buy a beauty product without trying in real life so that may rule out Hourglass sadly

Anyone used Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy lipstick? Have heard rave reviews

BubblesDarling Tue 21-Feb-17 09:09:18

Yes I have 3, Dynamic, Intense Nude & Envious. A sound investment. They go on even, colour pay off is great, long wearing in my experience. Satisfying click of the tube.

Lottapianos Tue 21-Feb-17 09:50:39

They sound fab Bubbles. I love a clicky tube smile

myoriginal3 Tue 21-Feb-17 09:52:41

I'd go for a moisturiser. Lancôme.

EggsEleven Tue 21-Feb-17 10:07:18

If you're near a spaceNK OP I think they sell Hourglass products. Check them out in RL there then order online from JL if you like anything.

PrimalLass Tue 21-Feb-17 10:10:51

This. It would suit your skin perfectly. I can't be without it. The sonic brush system is half price at the mo, too.

Lottapianos Tue 21-Feb-17 13:14:13

Good idea Eggs, thanks

WellTidy Tue 21-Feb-17 13:22:05

I have loads of Estée Lauder lipsticks. In pure colour, I have intense nude, insatiable ivory and baby cashmere. All great. Very creamy, go on easily, stay true to their colour and dont dry my lips at all. I use Estée Lauder lip liner with them all. Rose goes with intense nude and baby cashmere. Nude liner goes with insatiable ivory. Spice lip liner hides with all the shades towards the brown end of the spectrum.

BlytheofWindyWillows Tue 21-Feb-17 13:29:50

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, it's amazing smile

twostepsister Tue 21-Feb-17 15:38:01

MAC Look in a Box online exclusive at £50 each

BusterGonad Wed 22-Feb-17 06:05:35

I've got Sweet Miss and I love it. It's the only look I wore for weeks! 😂

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Wed 22-Feb-17 08:03:57

I'd buy a good brush or two, esp. if you cannot try things out.

Brushes make a big difference.

Having said that, I did buy two at Cassart.

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