Don’t know whether it was luck or the world trying to give me some silver lining, but this week the bi-annual Priceline 40% Cosmetics sale fell on my pay day!
Now as you may now, I just bought a house so I didn’t go crazy but this was a good excuse to try out new products and have more of the essentials in my collection. e.g. foundation, because I was literally scrapping the bottle to get ready for work.
So here’s what I bought (left to right):
- L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Naomi’s Delicate Rose
- Australis Don’t Sweat it Water Resistant Foundation in Beige
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 115 Ivory
- NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Tea & Cookies
- NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Fair
- NYX Wonder Pencil in Light
I’ve only had these products for a few days, but I have tried them all out at least once so I can note some first impressions, however, I have a feeling my thoughts on these products may change the more that I use them.
With regards to the Fit Me foundation, even though I got it in the Matte + Poreless formula, I still found myself pouring out the oil by midday, which was way more than normal and I even used a primer and set with translucent powder. I’m going to keep trying this one out and find if there’s a way for it to work for me.
Thus far, I’m blown away with the Australis Don’t Sweat It foundation since I didn’t expect it to actually last all day and stay matte (for the most part!) and the coverage is also quite impressive.
Not much to say about the NYX products other than I’ve had my eye on the Tea & Cookies cream lipstick for a while now and I’m really glad that it’s part of my collection. The color is gorgeous and it lasts well but not as long as I would expect for a liquid lipstick. The wonder pencil has heaps of uses but I’ve only used it for a waterline highlight and it sure does brighten up your eyes and make you look more awake which is a flippin’ blessing for someone like me. Unfortunately, there were no testers for the NYX concealer so I just picked the second lightest shade out of habit with other brands and foundation shades but it ended up being too light. However, there are still heaps of uses for a concealer that’s too light, like carving out eyebrows and fixing eyeliner & lipstick mistakes.
I’m really liking the L’Oreal lipstick because I don’t actually own a sheer lipstick and I think the color of this one is stunning and simply perfect for work.
Overall I’m pretty happy with the products I got and will endeavor to do a more in-depth review on these once I’ve taken them all for a ride.
What do you get in this week’s sale?
Until next time,