Collective Beauty Haul | Skincare & Makeup

Over the last few months I’ve repurchased some of my favourite products and tried some new ones. I haven’t put all of my purchases to use yet, but of the repurchases I’ll link to previous reviews I’ve written. And of the new stuff I have tried I’ve written a short review of my experience so far.


Collective Beauty Haul Tarte

  • Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation – I have reviewed this powder before, which you can read here. It is still a firm favourite and I was closing in on finishing off my first one (which has literally lasted me forever).
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascaralimited edition Flamingo packaging – I’ve been using the Urban Decay Perversion mascara for some time now, and I do like it. However I fancied trying something new so with Perversion having run out I decided to try Lights, Camera, Lashes. So far I am really liking this mascara. It was a bit wet to begin with but I think it has dried out nicely now and I do like how my lashes look when wearing it.

Collective Beauty Haul

  • Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Fairy Flush – limited edition – I bought this mostly for the packaging, which is shameful. But look at it! When it arrived and I could really see the absence of any colour I was pretty disappointed. However it does transfer a very nice shade, which is surprising as by just looking at it in the pan you’d be lead to believe it doesn’t have any kind of blushy colour to it. It really is a lovely colour though and has become the blush I’m reaching for whenever I wear makeup.


  • Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream – I have previously reviewed this night cream, which you can read here. I’m still really loving this cream, I honestly love it more than the Avene moisturiser which I used for going on a decade! So that speaks volumes itself, not to mention it only costs £2.99! If you haven’t tried it before and are in need of a new cream I would highly recommend it.
  • Vitamin E Leave-0n Moisture Mask – Because of my love for the night cream I decided to try their leave-on moisture mask. I was actually pretty unimpressed with this. I will keep trying it but from my experience so far it’s not overtly moisturising and it also clumps together on your face. You can’t spread it on, nor rub it in with ease. Which is a real shame as when their night cream is so good I don’t understand how their leave-on mask is so off base.

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  • Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator – This exfoliator is good enough. Not quite as abrasive as I usually like – but saying that I do personally prefer pretty harsh exfoliants. The pieces of oatmeal are pretty large and clump together making the scrubbing motion a bit more trying. But overall it’s a good enough exfoliant, just not necessarily something I’d repurchase. If you do have more sensitive skin though it would probably be well suited to you.
  • Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream – In my time I have bought many eye creams, all of which I’ve used nightly for about a week and then lost all interest in. I think my issue with eye cream is that I don’t see any immediate (or semi immediate) benefits. They are a skincare product that you are never really going to know if they have worked. Unless you have a crystal ball you’re not going to know what your wrinkles would have looked like without the cream. However I thought I’d give it another go with this £2.99 eye cream and I’m so glad I did. 

I don’t quite know what is different this time; maybe it’s my age or the product itself but I have used it every night since buying. It’s very much become second nature and I actually enjoy doing it. I have taken some before pictures of underneath my eyes as this cream in particular is also supposed to help with dark bags. But I have yet to take the next set of pictures. I will soon though as I want to do a full review of the product. But disregarding that, I’d still recommend this cream!


Collective Beauty Haul Superdrug Vitamin E Range


Collective Beauty Haul First Aid Beauty

  • First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish currently with 15% off – I have reviewed this polish before, which you can read here.
  • First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay currently with 15% off I have previously reviewed this cleanser, which you can read here

Regarding both of the above products – I love them, they are repurchases, I plan on continuing to repurchase them and I recommend you buy them too.


Collective Beauty Haul Feelunique

NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray currently with 20% off – I’ve previously always used Urban Decay Setting Spray, which I have no specific problems with other than they are slightly pricey. I have yet to try this NYX spray but it did only cost around £6 instead of the £20 it costs for Urban Decay, so I’m hoping it is comparable. 

NYX Proof It! Eyeshadow Primer currently with 20% off – I’ve been using a travel (or sample sized) Benefit Stay Don’t Stray underneath my concealer for quite some time now. I do think it helps with the longevity and overall look of concealer when I use it. The product is nearly finished now and, as I’ve previously mentioned, I’m going cruelty free. So instead of repurchasing Benefit I wanted to find a similar product that will hopefully act as a dupe. I haven’t yet tried this though, but I’m hopeful.


Yes to Coconut Cleansing Wipes – From my experience with Yes To ” ” cleansing wipes (I’ve also previously used another one of their cleansing wipes in a different Yes to version) I don’t like these wipes. They seem to retain no moisture and because of that they simply are incapable of removing makeup. They actually remind me of those cheap baby wipes that likewise don’t cleanse anything.

Lumene Serum – Literally no idea what this even is?! And I’ll very likely never try it. 

Collective Beauty Haul Feelunique


Collective Beauty Haul Coalface Lush

Coalface Facial Soap – I have also reviewed this firm favourite before, which you can read here. If you saw my Instagram Stories quite a while ago then you’ll already know how melancholic I felt when I had used up my original Coalface. 

But also how joyous I was when I finally got to a store and repurchases a jumbo size of it.

Overdramatic.. Me? — well sometimes, but not regarding this soap!

What are some of your recent (re)purchases? And have you ever tried any of the above products?


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  1. January 16, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    Defo gonna give a few of these a try, thanks for the recommendations xx

  2. December 3, 2018 / 4:59 am

    Omg I simply must look into that airbrush foundation, it sounds soo good!!!
    And first aid beauty is a brand I hear many good things about, I hope you like the products.
    And super drug seems to have anything and everything at such an affordable price I’m so jealous!!
    Great haul!!!

    • Sarah
      December 4, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      If you have tried and liked other stuff from tarte I’d recommend it, I believe it’s one of their best selling products.
      And Superdrug is great, I don’t know what it’s comparable to over in America though. We have a shop called Boots too but whilst they sell drugstore brands they sell expensive brands too – Maybe like sephora. So maybe Superdrug is more like Ulta or a Macy’s.. something like that lol… wait? You didn’t even ask! I’ve just gone on a full ramble for no reason 🙈🙄

      • December 6, 2018 / 6:15 am

        Sadly I’ve only tried samples of blushes and…maybe a lip? Lol. But people rave about their Amazonian clay foundation, that may not be the exact name but everyone loves it and I’ve been wanting to snag it for some time just not enough money haha. When I’ve finished my current foundations I’ll be sure to buy theirs next.
        And girl don’t trip, I was actually going ask what it might be compared to here, but I can’t be sure.But yeah you might be right, either ulta or Sephora. Ulta has it all from drugstore to expensive brands too. Hair care, skin care, makeup, bath and body. They even have a brow bar, and a hair salon. Lol.

        • Sarah
          December 6, 2018 / 1:30 pm

          Lol, great minds think alike then 😉

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