Kabuki Crazy!

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Yes, that’s right, another brush haul. Ok, I’ll be real – I’m on a bit of a bender at the moment because I’m trying to build up a kit (at least that’s my excuse…!)

For literally months now, I have been umming and arring on Sigma’s site, trying to work out what brushes I really needed. Yes, the premium kits look amazing (how’s that Extravaganza one? Crazy!) but I knew I’d be doubling up on brushes I already owned. Just the other week Sigma had a 20% off promotion, which was like the universe telling me “This is your time, Rosie!” So I pounced :P

I settled on one of their Synthetic Kabuki kits, the one with 4 large brushes. I knew I didn’t own any brushes like these, so thought it was the best option. Even with shipping and the 20% off code, these brushes were still loads cheaper than ones I’d find in the drugstore (Australian prices, the bane of my existence).

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The brushes came with a leaflet detailing the other brushes Sigma has to offer, and a thank you card for ‘keeping the world beautiful’ (ugh, so lame and cliché!). It also came with a small gift, which was a sample of Sigma’s Spa Glove, a rubberised, silicone glove that is supposed to make washing your brushes a pleasure.

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Sure, it looks like a good idea, but this ‘gift’ is a thin, pancake-like bit of rubber, and can’t be worn…I don’t know about you, but I can’t envision myself holding this flimsy thing whilst washing my brushes. A nice novelty, but that’s about it.

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The set comes with four of the Kabuki brushes, including the tapered, angled, flat and round kabukis (is kabukis the plural for kabuki? It looks funny to me :P). I’m yet to use these, but I can already tell they’re going to be a blessing to my makeup routine. I’m always on the hunt for ways to apply my makeup faster and more efficiently. The soft texture and density of the bristles means they’ll be great with both liquid/cream and powder products. Versatility – I like it!

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They’re well made, there’s no doubt about it. The ferrule is engraved with their name, and the handles embellished with holographic lettering, which is pretty groovy. The wood is laquered and shiny, which is a nice change from my other, more matte brush handles.

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“It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!” – 10 points if know what movie that’s from :P

That about wraps this short haul up. I’m definitely glad I bought this set, and am super excited to see what these little puppies can do.

Have any of you tried Sigma brushes? What are your thoughts on them?

Thanks for reading everybody, have an awesome Monday!

Rosie xx

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Beauty Haul: Diorskin Amber Diamond

I don’t even know how long I’ve been lusting after this product, it’s crazy. No matter where I looked here in Aus, I just could not find it anywhere. I desperately searched high and low, but to no prevail. I did manage to source it online, at strawberrynet.com from memory, but it was around the $100 mark. I knew the US sold this powder for $45, and though it looked amazing, I was not prepared to pay twice that amount for it!

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Luckily, one of my close friends just was recently traveling in the US, and she kindly offered to pick one up from me from Sephora! You have no idea how excited I was for this powder, it’s a little sad, I have to admit. What I’ve been going so crazy over is the Dior Diorskin Poudre Shimmer, an ‘ultra-shimmering all over face powder’ in the shade ‘002 Diamant Ambré (Amber Diamond)’.

This. Is. Amazing.

As I’m only a student, I don’t really have the budget to afford such high end, luxury products. However, in Australia, this product is cheaper than Mac’s Soft and Gentle Mineralise Skin Finish (which comes in at $47AUD), so to pay less for something that is much more special seemed like a no brainer to me (women logic!).

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When my friend handed over my new baby, I’m pretty sure I let out gasp of joy. I just couldn’t wait to open up the box and take a look inside, I felt like a child at Christmas!

The powder compact comes in a velvet pouch, which can be used for storage. The pouch has the letters ‘CD’ embossed into it, oh how very chic indeed. It’s such a novelty to have a velvet sleeve, but it makes the product seem that much more glamorous.

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The compact itself is made of sturdy plastic, and has a clip release button which you can just make out in the photo. The ‘C’ and ‘D’ in the background are sort of holographic, and disappear in darker light. It’s all in the details!

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And there it is. Beautiful, isn’t it? Just for the record, these photos do not to it justice. The classic Dior pattern has been meticulously embossed into the powder alongside the word ‘Dior’. I honestly had to sit and stare at it for a few moments. I’m jus a huge sucker for attention to detail, and Dior ticks all the boxes.

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From what I’ve read online, this powder should last a lifetime. I’ve seen Temptalia’s compact after her owning it for 3 years, and you can still clearly see the embossing in the powder! This stuff is UBER pigmented, so I can imagine just how long it will last.

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When I swipe my finger across all of the colours, this is the result. A beautiful, warm toned bronze, with a hint of peach I’d say. I’m glad this turned out to be more on the bronze side than gold, as my other highlighters from memory lean more towards the gold side. What’s really cool about this product, is that you can select just one, or two of the colours for a different result, or even use them as eyeshadows. Versatility is always a plus!

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Like I said before, photos do not do this powder justice. I know it looks pretty standard in the above photo, but in real life it’s like my hand has been swatched with liquid bronze. This product appears to have very finely milled shimmer in it, rather than big chunks of glitter. This makes application more refined and delicate; it is in no way heavy or over the top.

I simply cannot wait to wear this gorgeous highlighter. My skin is quite warm and I think this will compliment it well. For those of you fairer, more pink based gals out there, Dior has another of the Poudre Shimmer powders in ‘Rose Diamond’, which has stunning pinks and frosts. In all honesty though, I think this highlighter would flatter a whole range of skin tones.

 

Ok I think that about wraps it up! As always, thank you for stopping by and having a read.

Til next time,

Rosie xx

Brush Haul: Bdellium Tools

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So I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately…but I’m back! Let’s dive right in.

The other day I made an order on Iherb.com, an online shop mainly for natural products, that also happens to sell a few brands of brushes and makeup. I’ve ordered Real Techniques brushes and Physician’s Formula makeup from them before, so I know they’re a trusted site. I made an order on either Thursday or Friday (I’m not sure), but the brushes arrived yesterday, which is pretty dang fast if you ask me!

For a while now, I’ve been on the hunt for new brushes. Not because I necessarily need more, but I just felt that I wanted to expand my collection, and venture beyond the brands I already own. Before this week, I was a devoted Mac and Real Techniques brush user. Though Mac brushes are superb and make applying my makeup feel more glamorous, if you will, I just cannot justify spending north of $30 per brush (and that’s for the smaller ones!). I love my Real Techniques ones though. I own almost all of their face brushes, none of which have shed (unlike some brands, I’m looking at you Mac) and really do a fantastic job, considering how affordable they are.

I’d heard great things about Sigma brushes, having watched countless reviews and tutorials in which these have been featured. For a while now, I’ve mulled over different sets and individual brushes, trying to work out what would best suit my needs, what is most budget-friendly etc etc. Unfortunately, no matter close I came to making a decision, I’d always end up backing out as their shipping is exorbitant – ain’t nobody got time for that.

I can’t exactly remember how, but I somehow stumbled across the name Bdellium Tools, perhaps on a blog or somewhere on YouTube. I was immediately intrigued – I mean how the hell do you say that!? Dealium? Dellium? B-Dellium? I just had to know! So, I did my research, and found out a few things. Firstly, it’s pronounced ‘Dellium’ (the ‘b’ is silent), and Bdellium Tools is a brand that make a whole range of brushes, divided into several ‘classes’. I was drawn to the Studio line (I ended up going with the 24 piece set from this range), because of its yellow handles, not going to lie! Apparently, this is the consumer grade, second to the Maestro collection, which are aimed at more professional use. This brush set cost about $150AUD all up, plus a little extra for another 2 brushes I bought that were not part of the set. I know you’re thinking ‘Woah! That’s a heck of a lot to spend on brushes!’ Yes, I know. But if you think about it, each brush averages out to be $6.25 – that is pretty impressive! Considering drugstore, crappy quality brushes will set you back at least that, reaching up to the $20 and $30 mark, I had no problem paying under $10 for each of these brushes.

Now, whenever I have to make an online purchase, particularly of something that I have no prior experience of testing/swatching/seeing/holding myself, I am incredibly scrupulous, and will spend a good amount of time researching the brand and its products I’m interested in buying. With Bdellium Tools, it seems that not much content is readily available on the net (i.e. reviews, articles). This puzzled me, as this brand is featured at IMATS shows, and I figured there would be loads of content online, right? Though I knew I was taking a risk in buying this brush set, I’m so glad I did. Let me tell you why.

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Naturally, the first thing I notice when I open a shipment of goodies, is the packaging. I had already seen what the 24 piece set’s box looked like, having Google imaged it to death. The brush set came in a relatively cheap cardboard box, but in all honesty, who gives a toss about that (not me, anyway). I quickly opened it up to find that the brush roll and the brushes were packaged separately. I expelled a huge sigh of relief – if the brushes had come mashed into the brush roll, there may have been some damage or squishing of the brush hairs, which would have made me a sad panda.

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I was expecting the brush roll to be some crappy, thin, manufacture-smelling piece of plastic. Though it is made of leatherette, this brush roll seems surprisingly sturdy. I did test slotting each of the brushes inside, and it rolls up somewhat like a jam roll, in a cylindrical shape.

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The interior of the brush roll is made of that scratchy, plasticy material. I think this is useful considering its flexibility and water-resistant texture.

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The 24 piece brush set comes with, yep, you guessed it, 24 brushes. These brushes are treated with an anti-bacterial agent, which sounds pretty cool, but doesn’t amaze me. The box advises against washing these with alcohol based cleaners to make the agent last longer, but I’d rather use my usual cleaner to ensure I’m really killing that bacteria. The agent is said to wear off after a while anyway, and I can’t seeing it making that much of a difference, at least for me.

In addition to buying the 24 piece set, I did purchase 2 extra brushes separately, having heard rave reviews from a couple of Bdellium fans. One of these is the #985S Duet Fiber Powder (pictured above), and the #787S Duet Fiber Large Tapered Blending, which is apparently awesome for under eye concealer (pictured below).

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These brushes are all pictured after being washed with baby shampoo (Johnson’s, oh yeah!). I’m not going to lie, some of the brushes did shed a little. I read that this seems to be relatively common with the first wash. I really don’t mind that much, considering Mac brushes still shed when washing them, even after owning them for months. The brushes that shed tended to be those made of natural hair, and are predominantly face brushes.

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I really did try to separate each brush and show its label, but some of them just wouldn’t stay in their spots and insisted on rolling around all over the place!

What really drew me to this brush set was the variety of brushes that were included. A few of these I had never seen carried in any other brush lines, such as the #769S Angled Contour and the infamous #957S Precision Kabuki. I liked that they included both standard and funky brushes in the one set, rather than just trying to fill up each 24 brush slots with ‘meh’ brushes.

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Here is a close-up detail of the #948S Foundation brush. What you’ll notice is the seamless transition between the ferrule (the metal part that binds the bristles of the brush, and connects to the yellow handle). I even tried to pull and wiggle the ferrule, to see if it would come loose, as has been my experience with cheap brushes. This ferrule would not budge! To me, this is definitely a sign of well manufactured brushes. There’s nothing more disconcerting than being right in the middle of blending your eyeshadow or buffing in your foundation, to find the top of your brush slip off the handle and topple to the ground!

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From what I’d seen during my research, their #957S Precision Kabuki is one of their best-selling brushes. I used this brush this morning to buff in my liquid foundation, and it did an incredible job. It is dense, yet surprisingly flexible, so you don’t have to try to drag it across your skin. The bristles spread out enough to ease application, but don’t leave you with that streaky look that you might get with something like a stippling brush.

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The bristles of this one are SUPER dense, I mean look at that! I have the Elf Powder Brush which I’ve used on occasion for foundation application, but the bristles are nowhere near as dense as the #957S (not to mention Elf’s crappy, lightweight handle and ferrule that constantly comes loose).

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The handles have a satin finish, so they’re more like Sigma handles, rather than more matte brushes, such as Mac ones. They are painted with 7 (I think) layers of golden yellow paint, how sleek! Another thing I noticed is the weight of these brushes. They are incredibly comfortable to hold, and they are probably on the heavier side as brushes go. To me, this is a major plus; in my opinion, there is a fairly consistent correlation between cheap and lightweight brushes (Real Techniques is an exception to this rule, mind you!). I like being able to feel the weight of the brush in my hand, and to know that I’ll have that little bit of extra control when using them.

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Just to give you an idea of the drying shape of the brushes, here are a couple of the eye ones. I love how the #710S Eye Liner brush (left) kept its pointed shape, even after a good scrubbing. The same goes for the #714S Flat Eye Definer (right), which remains stiff and tightly packed after a wash – I can see this brush being great for filling in brows!

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This here is the #942S Slanted Contour brush, which has a slightly smaller head to its Mac and Sigma counterparts. I thought this was clever, since it’s hard to get a ‘believable’ contour line with such a big brush head.

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Here is an indication of the weight of one of the powder brushes. As you can see, the handle is almost exactly as heavy as the ferrule and brush head. This ain’t cheap stuff guys, let me tell you.

This haul managed to turn into an essay very, very quickly! My apologies and congratulations if you’ve made it this far :P If you can’t already tell, I am pretty darn stoked to start using this brush set. Considering they tick the boxes of both being affordable and good quality, I can see I’ll get a lot of use out of these.

I might think about doing a post on my thoughts on the brushes a little later on, after I’ve given them a thorough workout!

Thanks for reading everyone, hope you’re having a lovely day!

Rosie xx

New Additions: Stila In the Light, In the Moment

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So I did some cheeky online shopping a little while back on Beauty Bay and picked up a couple of palettes by Stila: In the Light and In the Moment. I’ve had my eye on these for quite some time, particularly In the Light, the more neutral of the two. Every time I ventured into my local Mecca store I’d swatch the buttery, sparkling shadows and sigh in awe – I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $68 AUD for each palette.

I knew Beauty Bay had Stila products, but I hadn’t been that drawn to the brand and never took the time to check it out. It turns out that the website (which ships free internationally, by the way), sells a broad range of Stila products – including the two palettes I’d seen in Mecca. I was overjoyed! These each cost me $39 AUD, so I practically ended up getting two for the price of one. Shipping took about a fortnight, but what’s a couple of weeks when you’ve got $40 in your pocket?

In the Light consists of more neutral shades that will work for a range of skin tones and eye colours. Their shade ‘Kitten’ is included, which I’ve heard such great things about and have been wanting to try. It looks like the perfect bridal palette, I’d imagine this would be quite popular in freelancing artists’ kits.

In the Moment also has a few neutral shades, but includes some awesome purple-toned colours as well. Almost every shadow in the top row has some element of purple in it, whether that be purple pigment or glitter particles. I am particularly excited about the brighter purple shade, ‘Glance’, and can see this bringing out the green and gold in my hazel eyes (for you gals out there with brown, hazel or green eyes, this colour would look amazing on you!)

Each of these palettes also come with a little booklet that had some mockup eye looks that can be accomplished with these palettes. These are certainly useful, and they’re certainly not just for beginners! I know I’ll be reaching for them when I can’t decide what eyeshadow combo to go for.

Now for some photos: –

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ImageHere we have In the Light, an overview of all the colours and the included smudge stick eye liner

ImageA close up of the shades ‘Bare’, ‘Kitten’, ‘Bubbly’ and ‘Gilded Gold’

ImageA close up of the shades ‘Bliss’, ‘Sunset’, ‘Sandstone’, ‘Luster’, ‘Night Sky’ and ‘Ebony’

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Smudge Stick in ‘Damsel’

ImageHere we have Stila’s palette, In the Moment and the included smudge stick liner

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A close up of ‘Instinct’, ‘Impulse’, ‘Desire’ and ‘Wonder’

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The included smudge stick in ‘Tetra’, a dark burgundy

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Smudge Stick in ‘Tetra’

I am so excited to start using these palettes – they each have a good balance between matte and shimmery bright and neutral shades. I have never tried Stila’s Smudge Sticks either but have heard amazing things about them.

Do any of you have either of these palettes, or any others that Stila have brought out? What do you think of them?

As always, thanks for reading lovelies :)

Rosie xx

BH Cosmetics Gel Eyeliners: Swatches

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I just received a package in the mail from good old BH Cosmetics. After seeing RissRose2’s tutorial on YouTube using BH’s gel liner in ‘Metal’ I thought I’d check them out. I ended up picking up 6 shades out of the 25 or so, ranging from 3 matte to 3 shimmer colours.

First off, let me say that for the price (originally $7.95, on sale for $3.50 at the moment), you are getting an absolute bargain. In Australia, a drugstore gel eyeliner, say, from Maybelline, will set you back $16.95 for the exact same amount of product (3 grams), and offers very limited shades. Though it may not look like there is much product in the glass jars, considering how little you actually need, I can see these babies lasting a long, long time.

Secondly, these products immediately present themselves as versatile. Although they’re described as gel eyeliners, the BH website does suggest trying them out as cream eyeshadows. I’m not sure I’d be totally comfortable wearing them on their own, but I’d definitely try them out as coloured eyeshadow bases.

As for the texture of the liners – the 3 shimmery shades I bought proved to pick up the product quite easily on my brush, and transferred onto my skin smoothly. The 3 matte shades, however, do require a bit of a dig into the product to gather a decent amount, and a single swipe of my brush was not sufficient to give good colour payoff. This is to be expected, I would say, as shimmery/matte eyeshadows tend to vary in pigmentation and application too.

Though I was only swatching these liners on my arm, I found that removal was a little difficult, requiring a somewhat rigorous rubbing back and forth of my makeup-remover-loaded swissper. This does not bother me too much, and if anything I believe it’s a positive – you don’t want your makeup sliding off during a night out, that’s for sure! I have the same issue with eyeliners such as Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencils, and super pigmented or dark lipsticks that tend to stain my lips no matter how hard I try to remove them. I personally don’t think it’s a problem, but for those of you who don’t like high-maintenance skin care at the end of the day, these may not be for you.

Now for some photos! The swatches were all done using a flat definer brush by MAC (212SE) on my bare skin, no primer or base of any kind (to help give an idea of the true pigmentation/colour). As mentioned above, the matte colours did require a bit of layering to build up the opacity, whereas the shimmery ones were mostly one swift swipe of product.

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BH Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in ‘Night’ (doesn’t that colour remind you of a galaxy?? :O)

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Going in for a swatch of ‘Rose Gold’

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From bottom to top: shades ‘Night’, ‘Ultraviolet’, ‘Coffee’, ‘Metal’, ‘Bronzed’ and ‘Rose Gold’

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Detail of ‘Metal’, ‘Bronzed’ and ‘Rose Gold’ (sorry if the photo is a bit dark, I took these snaps quite late in the day. I absolutely love these shimmery ones, particularly ‘Rose Gold’ for a neutral, salmony pink eye look!)

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Detail of ‘Night’, ‘Ultraviolet’ and ‘Coffee’ (I realised that ‘Night’ isn’t completely matte, it does have a little sparkle in it but is not quite as shimmery as the first three)

Though I haven’t had the chance to try these on the lid yet, I’m already impressed BH! I believe the shimmery gel liners are comparable to MAC’s paint pots – I swatched BH’s ‘Rose Gold’ against MAC’s ‘Vintage Selection’ (a limited edition paint pot from the Tartan Collection a few years back) and not only is the pigmentation and staying power practically on par, ‘Rose Gold’ is almost a perfect colour match!

I look forward to giving these gel eyeliners a proper test run, both as liners and eyeshadow bases. Even if they turn out just average in quality, for $3.50 a pop I’m not complaining!

Thanks for reading,

RB xx

Priceline Haul: Swatches

If you’ve read my previous blog post, you’ll know that I went a little crazy at the recent Priceline sale. I thought I’d take some photos of the products I purchased up close, as well as some swatches on my skin, so here we go.

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Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in ‘906 – Hot Plum’

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Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in ‘910 – Shocking Coral’

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Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in ‘904 – Vivid Rose’

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Maybelline Vivid lipsticks in ‘904 – Vivid Rose’, ‘906 – Hot Plum’ and ‘910 – Shocking Coral’

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Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Enamel in ‘?’ and ‘?’, Sinful Colours Nail Enamel in ‘?’ and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Enamel in ‘?’

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L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in ‘288 – Intense Fuschia’

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Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in ‘320 – Warm Golden’

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Rimmel Kate Lipsticks

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Rimmel Kate Lipstick in ’20’

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Rimmel Kate Lipstick in ’10’

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Rimmel Kate Lipstick in ‘106’

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Rimmel Kate Lipsticks
Left: Shade ‘106’, Middle: Shade ’10’, Right: Shade ’20’
(Far right: Savvy Matte Lipstick in ‘Bali’, pictured below)

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Savvy Matte Lipsick in ‘Bali’

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Revlon Photoready Concealer in ‘Light Medium’

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Left: Revlon Photoready Concealer in ‘Light Medium’, Right: L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer in ‘Light’

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L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer in ‘Light’

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Face of Australia Lipstick in ‘Pink Champagne’

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Left: Face of Australia Lipstick in ‘Pink Champagne’, Right: L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in ‘288 – Intense Fuschia’

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Australis Colour Inject Lipglosses in ‘Polka’ and ‘Shuffle’

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Wand of Australis’ Colour Inject Lipgloss in ‘Polka’

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Bourjois Effet 3D Lipgloss in ’06’

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Wand of Bourjois’ Effet 3D Lipgloss in ’06’

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From left to right: Bourjois Effet 3D Lipgloss in ’06’, Australis Colour Inject Lipgloss in ‘Polka’ and ‘Shuffle’

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Models Prefer Eyebrow Pencil in ‘Dark’ and Prestige Eyebrow Pencil in ‘Toffee’

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Models Prefer Eyebrow Pencil in ‘Dark’

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Prestige Eyebrow Pencil in ‘Toffee’

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Left: Prestige Eyebrow Pencil in ‘Toffee’, Right: Models Prefer Eyebrow Pencil in ‘Dark’

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Essence Eyeshadow in ’58 – Cappuccino, Please!’

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Essence Eyeshadow in ’19 – Disco Diva’

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Essence Eyeshadow in ’16 – Go Glam’ (managed to gouge out a chunk when trying to open it, wahh!)

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Left to Right: Essence Eyeshadows in ’58 – Cappuccino, Please!’, ’16 – Go Glam’ and ’19 – Disco Diva’

Ok I think that’s it! Sorry the post is so long, but I thought I’d do a comprehensive set of swatches and also show some detail of the products as well. What did you haul from Priceline’s 40% of sale, or any makeup sale for that matter? Would you like a full review of any of these products? Let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!

RB xx

Makeup Mania: Priceline 40% Off Haul!

ImageSafe to say my wallet is now empty, and I probably won’t (or at least, shouldn’t) be making any more extreme cosmetic purchases, but hey, who can pass up a 40% plus staff discount? As my weakness, I thought it only right to give in and splurge!

Because I had uni on the first day of the sale, I put some things aside at work that I knew I wanted to purchase, just in case they were snatched up on the Tuesday. I went in yesterday afternoon to pick them up and, of course, spent a little more time browsing to see if I’d missed anything. Considering my final purchases were made at not one but three separate stores, I think I managed to get everything I needed!

In this post, I thought I’d write a list of the items I purchased at each store, as well as the discounted price I paid for them off the RRP. Upcoming posts will detail reviews and swatches, so stay tuned :)

Firstly, from Chadstone Priceline (40% + staff discount)

  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup X 2: RRP – $34.95; Paid – $18.87
  • L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer: RRP: $24.95; Paid – $15.09
  • Prestige Brow Pencil: RRP – 13.95; Paid – $7.53
  • Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Enamel X 2: RRP – $14.95; Paid – $8.24
  • Sinful Colours Nail Enamel: RRP – $4.95; Paid – $2.67
  • Maybelline Vivid Lipstick X 3: RRP – $16.95; Paid – $9.15
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Nail Enamel: RRP – $6.95; Paid – $3.75
  • Essence Eyeshadow X 2: RRP – $2.85; Paid – $1.54
  • Revlon Photoready Concealer: RRP – $24.95; Paid – $13.47
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick: RRP – $25.95; Paid – $14
  • Rimmel Kate Lipstick X 2: RRP – $11.95; Paid – $6.45
  • Face of Australia Lipstick: RRP – $9.45; Paid – $5.10
  • Savvy Eyebrow Pencil X 2: RRP – $4.99; Paid – $2.69
  • Savvy Matte Lipstick: RRP – $6.99; Paid – $3.77

Secondly, Camberwell Priceline (40% discount)

  • Australis Colour Inject Lipgloss X 2: RRP – $11.95, Paid – $7.17
  • Rimmel Kate Lipstick (they were out of stock of the shade I wanted at Chadstone): RRP – $11.95, Paid – $7.17
  • Essence Eyeshadow (discontinued shade): RRP – $1.62, Paid – $0.97 <– bargain!

And lastly, Ashwood Priceline Pharmacy (40% discount)

  • Models Prefer Eyebrow Pencil: RRP – $8.99, Paid – $5.39

And here are some close ups of my purchases –

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Pictured above: Sally Hansen Salon Manicure, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear and Sinful Colours Nail Enamels, Revlon Photoready Concealer, L’Oreal Lumi Magique concealer

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Picture above: Rimmel Kate lipsticks, Australis Colour Inject lip gloss, Face of Australia lipstick, Savvy Matte lipstick

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Pictured above: Essence eyeshadows, Australis Colour Inject lipgloss, Models Prefer, Savvy and Prestige eyebrow pencils

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Pictured Above: Revlon Photoready concealer, L’Oreal Lumi Magique concealer, Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation

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Pictured above: Australis Colour Inject lipgloss, Prestige eyebrow pencil, Models Prefer eyebrow pencil

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Pictured above: Maybelline Vivid lipsticks, L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick

Quite a few things I’ll admit, but I figured I may as well stock up with such an awesome sale – I think it was Priceline’s biggest cosmetic sale ever, so that’s pretty impressive.

Hope you enjoyed reading, I’ll post my swatches of the products in the next few days.

RB xx