'BEAUTY BUYS' is just another term coined for the infamous 'HAUL'. Its the list of things I buy, try and the ones you will hear me 'yak', 'blab', 'review' about in next few posts!!! Call this a 'Preview'..
Bunch of products I picked in the past month or so.
I had been eyeing the Charlotte Tilbury products for quite sometime now and last month around mid-March, Nordstrom had their Gift with Purchase promotion and Charlotte Tilbury's GWP was the infamous "Charlotte's Magic Cream". As fascinating as it sounded, I was not going to buy the crazy $100 full size jar without trying some samples. This GWP (a generous size jar) would last for couple of uses, enough to make an opinion and great way to try the luxurious 'magic'.
To avail this I ordered the obvious products. The very popular Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face sculpt and Highlight and a blush. I actually didn't needed the blush, but then I had to reach the $100 minimum to get the GWP products.
For the blush, I opted for the color named "Sex on Fire" (these names! I tell ya). The color is not a regular peachy pink or pinky peach. It is little different from the shades I already own. We will see how it goes. Right now, these products are just "admired" and yet to be used.
I placed my first ever order at Beautylish and opted for Charlotte Tilbury 'Multi-Miracle Glow' Cleanser, Mask & Balm for Baby Soft Skin. They had $10 off first purchase and I just picked this. There is something about these names and carefully placed words in Charlotte Tilbury brand of Makeup and Skincare. "Magic", "Miracle Glow" etc etc that makes the product sound all the more Awesome! I hope they live up to their name and price tag.
Sephora had their VIB Rouge sale where 15% off entire order was the deal. I carefully and on purpose avoided picking any new Skincare products and stuck to makeup.
I picked the newly released Hourglass Ambient Bronzer. Everything Ambient from Hourglass has worked excellent for me and even though the initial swatches of this Bronzer on Temptalia showed loads of 'Orange hue' in it (which is true) this made me look so beautiful in store when the MUA applied it on me. I had to get it. I am not sure if I will be able to apply this as wonderfully as she did, but yes, she sold it to me. Her job done!
I picked some lip products as well. I am a huge huge huge fan of Bite Beauty Agave Mask (review) and I really wanted to try their new Butter cream lipsticks. These are the hand cut bullets and according to them this technique removes the outer waxy layer and exposes the most creamy layer of the lipstick. It sounds very 'gimmicky' to me. We will see if it really makes any difference or not.
Marc Jacobs Beauty: I went to this display only because Marc Jacobs Beauty (P)Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil was on my wishlist. Lately I have been using less lipsticks and more of lip liner, lip gloss combination to get a fresh, clean look for my lips. When I swatched it, I knew I had to get it. It is very very creamy and I chose the color Prim(rose) 304.
I love the Marc Jacobs Beauty nail polishes and wanted to try something else. I don't know much about the products from this brand, but I must say the packaging is excellent. I picked a Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel simply because the tube looked beautiful! I chose the color Role Play.
On my way to check out, I picked a Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer is Better Eye Defining Essentials that had a full size Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner and two mini products as well. A Highliner Gel Eye Crayon pencil liner and an O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara.
My favorite high end Mascaras are Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara and CLINIQUE Lash Doubling Mascara. Usually I go for drugstore Mascaras. For eyeliners too, I love my drugstore L'Oreal. Also the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is excellent, but mine dried within a month! I don'y know why. So I stay away from high end liners. The kit is a great way to try all these goodies. The two minis practically come free.
These are many products to try and like always I want to try these for few days before actually reviewing them on this blog.
Have you tried any of these new products? Please share your thoughts on them in the comments below.