A Huge Spectrum Collections Haul

April 18, 2020
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Despite me telling myself I wasn’t going to buy unnecessary things, the other week I needed a serious pick me up. So, I decided to treat myself to a few new bits from Spectrum Collections. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you may have noticed that I only ever use Spectrum brushes. This is because I swear by them, they are honestly the best brushes I have ever used and I’m a big fan of Spectrum. It’d been quite a while since I bought anything for myself from them and as I was cleaning my brushes one weekend I thought I’d take a quick look at their website for some new ones. That quick look turned into this huge Spectrum Collections haul!

Here I’m going to show you everything I got in this Spectrum Collections haul. Let me know in the comments if you own any of these products!

Oceana 4 Piece Face Set

Spectrum Collections Oceana Brush Set

These brushes look so pretty and summery that I couldn’t resist picking them up. I’d been wanting to get a new brush set for a while and these were just calling my name. With silky soft blue bristles and iridescent handles, this set is gorgeous! They come in an iridescent plastic pouch too which is I think will come in handy when travelling.

Oceana 5 Piece Eye Set

Spectrum Collections Oceana Brush Set

I couldn’t get the face brushes and not the eye brushes! I wanted the whole set so I picked up these too and I’m so glad I did. Eye makeup brushes are always ones that I seem to be lacking in. I’m just so in love with the handles of these brushes. I’ve yet to actually used them because I don’t want to get them dirty or ruin the softness. Their time will come though when I’ve run out of clean brushes haha.

Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette 

Spectrum Collections Zodiac Palette

I’d been wanting to try the Spectrum makeup collection since they were first released and now seemed like a pretty good time to explore new makeup. The Zodiac eyeshadow palette is a fairly neutral palette with some seriously striking metallic shades. I was really drawn in by the gold shade. I loved the packaging too, I thought it was a really cool design and it’s also incredibly sturdy. It was actually a lot heavier than I was expecting, plus it comes with a mirror too. I’ve only used it once so far but it seems really good. I think it’d be a great ‘going out out’ kind of palette.

Moonlight Highlighter

Spectrum Collections Moonlight highlighter

How pretty does this highlighter look?! They had two highlighters in the Zodiac collection and I really struggled trying to pick one but Moonlight kept capturing my attention. It’s a warm-toned pink shade with pearlescent pink drops for added sparkle. It’s beautiful to look at and on gives you an amazing glow. I can see this quickly becoming my go-to highlighter.

Venus Metallic Lipstick

Spectrum Collections Venus Lipstick

I considered getting the lipstick bundle but when I really looked at them the only one I wanted was the Venus metallic lipstick. I love a metallic lip, I think it looks really cool and adds something extra to your look. Venus is a stunning dark red shade that seems really pigmented and would look amazing paired with the Zodiac eyeshadow palette. I know autumn and winter a very long way off (much to my sadness) but Venus is a gorgeous autumn/winter shade.

Oceana Oyster Highlighter

Spectrum Collections Oyster Highlighter

So, the day after I ordered everything above the Oceana makeup collection was then announced and released. I freaked out when I saw everything because it was so beautiful! Immediately I picked up the Oyster highlighter as it looked amazing and I didn’t actually have just a stand-alone champagne highlighter shade. Plus, it was only £12.99 so you really couldn’t go wrong!

Oceana Eyeshadow Palette

Spectrum Collections Oceana Eyeshadow

I also got the Oceana eyeshadow palette because it looked so, incredibly pretty! I loved the look of each and every shade in this palette and it gave me serious summer/mermaid vibes. If we’re allowed out by the time summer comes around you can bet I’ll be using this palette very often, especially for those beach days. I haven’t used this palette yet but I’m very excited to create some shimmery looks with it!

Dark Matter Mascara

Spectrum Collections Dark Matter

I received the Dark Matter mascara free with my order and it couldn’t come at a better time as I was getting low on my other mascara. Over the last week I’ve used this mascara every day and I’m super impressed with it. It’s very pigmented, lasts all day and separates my lashes nicely.

That’s everything in my Spectrum Collections haul! I’m so pleased with everything and can’t wait to try it all out properly. If you want a review on anything just let me know in the comments. Have you ever tried anything from Spectrum Collections?

I hope you all enjoyed this post. It was fun doing a bit of retail therapy and definitely perked up my mood. While you’re here don’t forget to subscribe to Beauty and the Bookshelves. You can also follow me on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. Thanks for reading!


  • Mimi

    April 18, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    That’s such a good haul, the brushes are so pretty and I’m actually in the market for some new one

    1. Hollie

      April 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks! It’s been a while since I’ve done a haul like that haha. Oh I could not recommend spectrum brushes more! They’re super pretty, soft and they last such a long time. Definitely worth it. ?

  • Ellie Phillips

    April 18, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    The oceana sets are gorgeous! I was going to buy the Oceana eyeshadow palette but it was a lil pricey for something id not read any reviews on, altho still super pretty!

    1. Hollie

      April 19, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      They are super pretty! Yeah that’s totally understandable. It was definitely an impulsive buy as soon as it was released haha. But after having the brushes and knowing how good they are I trusted the makeup was going to be just as good ?

  • Chanelle

    April 19, 2020 at 2:56 am

    The blue bristles on those brushes are cool, I can see why you don’t wanna use them straight away! Can’t wait to see the looks you come up with with the palettes too! xx

    1. Hollie

      April 19, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Right?! Spectrum brushes always look amazing. Yeah I’m just not ready for them to get dirty yet haha. Thank you! I can’t wait to play with them properly ?

      1. Chanelle

        April 19, 2020 at 8:16 pm

        I’ve heard Spectrum brushes are good quality too? I haven’t tried them personally x

  • marsybun

    April 19, 2020 at 7:11 am

    The brushes look amazing! I hope to try them one day. thanks for sharing!
    ? Marissa Belle | marsybun.com x ?

    1. Hollie

      April 19, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Spectrum brushes are so good, I definitely recommend them! ?

  • danniijane

    April 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I think I’ve only ever had spectrum brushes, I never even realised they did all this makeup! The mascara sounds great and the palettes and lipstick are so pretty? x

    1. Hollie

      April 20, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Yes! They only released their makeup line in November so it’s still all pretty new ? The mascara is really good, especially considering the price. Can’t wait to play with the palettes more. ?

  • Alexandra @YouAndMeAndCupOfCoffee.com

    April 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    What a beautiful haul! Those brushes and the eyeshadow palette are sooo pretty!
    Thank you for following my blog ❤️ I’m happy I could discover your blog this way – it’s amazing!
    xoxo Alex

    1. Hollie

      April 20, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks! They are both stunning products ? I‘m so excited to really start using it all properly. Aw thanks for following back, can’t wait to read your posts! ?

  • crystalsandcurls

    April 22, 2020 at 6:44 am

    Ooo I’ve never heard of this brand, but they sound great! The palette designs are absolutely gorgeous too xx

    1. Hollie

      April 22, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      Spectrum are amazing! All their products are vegan and cruelty-free too ? Definitely recommend checking them out. I know, I love the design of the palettes too, they’re so bold and colourful! ?

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