Saturday

Portobello Market Haul - All This for a Tenner!

Remember getting lucky bags as a child? I used to be obsessed with them! This morning I picked up a couple of bags from one of my favourite make up stalls at Portobello Market for only £5 each.  I actually got two bags but I separated the make up bits out into the one bag below.  They contained a huge range of products, high, medium and low end.




One of my favourite bits if this Helena Rubenstein loose eyeshdaow - #13 'The Madonna'.  It's an amazing colour.






This Biotherm lippy was well worth a fiver on it's own.  The packaging is so sleek, like a silver bullet and the colour - shade 202 - is pretty much perfect for me.  It's very moisturising.





I'm also in love with these two Max Factor lippies, especially the pink one, I can't find the shade name, but the nuder one is called 'Skinny Dip'.


I'm a fan of Max Factor mascaras and this one is very lengthening.  The formulation is a little dry.


This Sally Hansen eyeshadow brush is great and very soft.  I didn't know she made brushes, I haven't seen these on sale anywhere in the UK.


This is a really heavy duty concealer and there was one in each pack.  The colour could be a little lighter for me, but I can still make it work.  It has a yellowish tinge which should go some way to counteracting my blueish under eye circles.


I didn't think much of this Revlon loose eyeshadow set at first, but used with a primer underneath they will be stunning.


A couple of Sally Hansen lipglosses. 




You can never have enough black liquid eyeliners!


NYC stick concealer - this reminds me of Benefit's IT Stick.






A couple of pretty nail polishes.  I haven't had a chance to try them yet but I think I'll need a few coats to get them opaque.


I got a few Calvin Klein bits.  The powder is just about light enough for me, but the liquid foundations are quite dark.  




There were a tonne of other bits in the packs but I just wanted to show you a few of the best bits.  So if you ever find yourself around West London on a Saturday morning, it's well worth stopping by Portobello market!


29 comments:

  1. Soooo jealous haha esp of the more high end products!

    Amazing bargains!

    You have inspired me to go to the market more often - haven't been in years.

    Fee x

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  2. wow you got so much stuff!! i agree taht biotherm lippie is a gorgeous color

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  3. great bargains all that for a tenner wow xx

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  4. wooooow!!! pick me one up :) id love thst :) xox

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  5. Can't believe you got all that for a teener! Bargain or what! x

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  6. I love the Biotherm lippy color and the Sally Hansen eyeshadow brush is very interesting. This is the first brush I've seen from Sally Hansen.

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  7. Wow - I'm heading down there next weekend! x

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  8. OMG, what a mega score! Jealous... I am nowhere near Portobello market, what tragedy ;-)

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  9. Oooh, fantastic! If you want someone to take the darker foundations off your hand I'll bung you a couple of quid for them!

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  10. Omg that's fantastic, I love a bit of a goody bag!

    xox

    joannasblogbaby.blogspot.com

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  11. If That There London wasn't so far away from geordieland....i'd be in that market every week!

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  12. I never knew NYC is available in the Uk. Wow. really huge haul. I love your Maxfactor purchases Kat. and the eye pigment is amazing. Did you use gel liners from Maybelline?

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  13. wow you got some amazing stuff!

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  14. Ooh i've just discovered your blog and it's awesome. So glad I found it :)

    As for your Portobello haul - wow. I gotta come to Notting Hill one weekend. All these products look so pretty, plus my skin's very fair too so I'm in need of more MATCHING concelaers/ powders/ foundations.

    xx

    beautyandmakeupboudoir.blogspot.com

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  15. Tey're so fabulous! I am going to London next April! I will go definitely to portobello market! =)

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  16. wow a tenner - that is amazing xxxx

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  17. @Nivedita - yes a few Superdrug stores stock a limited NYC range. I haven't tried the eye liners yet but they look pretty similar to my Revlon Colourstay liquid liner x

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  18. you´re so cute!!!
    beautiful post!!!
    love it!!!=P
    xx

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  19. Wowwwwww!! Tey're so fabulous! I love this staff. ^__^ Kiss from Italy.
    ps Se ti va passa dal mio blog. Mi farebbe piacere averti fra le mie iscritte,ciao. Annamaria.

    http://mssmeraldina.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wowww that was such an incredible bargain! So jealouss, and only a tenner! :o..
    Love your blog. Check out mine .. www.viva-la-glam-x.blogspot.com

    , Your fellow make up junkie! x

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  21. I went there last Saturday but the only stall selling makeup I saw was selling no name things :( Anyway I found nice boots and a scarf!

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  22. @Ms Bubu - oh that's a shame. I didn't get to go on Saturday as I went into the office, but my mum said she didn't see the guys there who normally have MAC and loads of other highstreet brands, with some nice brushes you can't get anywhere else. They're normally there every week without fail! The guy who does all high end brands is a bit hit and miss so I wouldn't make a special trip if you live far away as you never know when he's coming! I used to have his business card so I must dig it out and could contact him to see when he's planning to be there :)

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  23. THE SALLY HANSEN BRUSHES ARE 1.50 - 2.50 EYE SHADDOW BRUSH 1.50 AND 2.50 FOR THE FOUNDATION BRUSH - i have them on my blog called Haul updated... they are from fragrancedirect.co.uk

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  24. Hi Kat!

    i went back today and bought one bag! It's not as good as yours, but still, for 5 pounds it's good! I'm going to do a blog post on it and link it to yours! Thanks very much!

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  25. Oh cool, I didn't realise they got them back. I meant to pop down to the stall today but I didn't get a chance, so I must check next week! When I got my bags I spent AGES peering into all of them to make sure I got the best ones, I'm adoring the Sally Hansen eye brush, it's not like any others I own. Looking forward to your post about it - link it on here when it's up as I want to have a nose at what you got in yours!

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  26. Hi again Kat!

    I spent a good while peeing as well! First, I only saw 5-6 bags, and bought mine. But then i realise there were some more on the other side of the table and also in some crates.. I checked those as well, but i think i got the best one for my liking.

    Here is my post: http://msbubuandhergirlyness.blogspot.com/2011/04/portobello-market-makeup-goodie-bag.html Thanks again Kat!

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  27. Hi Kat!
    Great Haul! Was just wondering where this stall is located? Hopefully going to make a trip to the market soon =)

    chocoholic-hijabi.blogspot.com

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