April 22, 2010
I know I made a whole post about how I was gonna go on low-buy, but I attended a cosmetics event at the Bay and couldn't resist all the pretty things! I had a $10 off coupon from Nars and also some Bay points to burn so I splurged on myself :/ I also had a makeover at Nars with one of the items that's been on my wishlist for a while: Schiap lipstick. I actually quite liked my makeover. She did simple neutral eyes and bold lips. Of course I didn't have my camera on me at the time so didn't take any pics :(
This is a the rundown of the total damage:
From Nars I bought Schiap lipstick and Gilda blush. Schiap is a super bright cool toned pink lipstick; it's pretty much neon on. I'm a sucker for this kinda shade so I fulfilled my long time lemming and got this. I also purchased Gilda blush as I've been wanting a nice matte coral blush and this was it. I liked it better than Gina which was more on the orange side on me. They were doing a free gift with purchase of two items so I received a set of three mini Nars lip glosses in Risky Business, Moon Fleet and Stolen Kiss. I've never tried Nars lipglosses so this is a great opportunity to do so.
I checked out Pret-a-Papier collection at MAC but nothing stood out to me. I was interested in the coral blush but it just paled in comparison to Gilda. I also liked to coral paint pot but figured I hardly ever wear coral on my eyes so I passed. Instead I bought Mouth Off (not pictured) which is a nice coral lip pencil from Too Fabulous Collection. I already have and love Naked, In Synch and Trimmed in pink from that collection and this one is a welcome addition. These lip liners have super soft texture and are pretty long lasting on me. I really wish MAC would make them permanent.
Finally, I went to Chanel counter to pick up some lipsticks. I have been head over heels in love with Chanel ever since my Rouge Coco experience so I wanted to check out more of them. I ended up purchasing Rouge Coco in Orchidee and Phoenix Rouge Allure Lacque. Orchidee is a soft pinkish red on me and it's a subtle and work appropriate shade. Most of my stash consists of louder colours so I thought this would be a nice change for me. Phoenix is a bright strawberry pink that just screams summer to me. I don't have a pink quite like this and I love how pigmented these rouge allure lacques are. I was slightly annoyed that they didn't have their summer collection out but this haul will suffice for now.
Here's a swatch of the lipsticks and the lip liner. I will be doing more detailed review of the products as I use them.
Left to right: Mouth Off l/l, Orchidee RC, Phoenix RA Lacque, Schiap
Have you bought anything exciting lately? Do you own any of the listed products? Please share all in comments.
April 22, 2010