Saturday, April 4, 2015

Beauty: New Makeup Acquisitions

There had been a few good deals on for cosmetics recently, so I took advantage of them and picked up some.

I also wanted to replace the poor Stay Matte powder that shattered on me, all over the floor and into the bin when I tipped the compact to remove some small pieces that had broken off. Lesson learned. I know powder could be saved but I wasn't fond of having a concoction of powder, dust and hairs and I certainly was not going to save the powder that landed on a pile of snotty tissues.

Apparently, there are two types of packaging for the Stay Matte. One was designed to be a refill for compacts, with a hole at the back to allow for easy removal. That would've saved me the agony of prying into packaging and ripping out the plastic that surrounded the pan. I was particularly aggressive about the removal of the pan, hence why I had lots of trouble with my powder cracking.

Priceline, offered a 40% off all cosmetics promotion. They hold 40% off sales a few times a year. I picked up two different pressed powders, two blushes I've had my eyes on and a lipliner.

  1. Max Factor Creme Puff is a classic, smells of something like Chanel No 5 (essentially soap) and is one of two brands I know that has pans that fit right into a Stratton compact. This is designed to be a refill for compacts, with a hole at the back. I used a push pin and a little bit of force and it popped right out with no mess.
  2. Australis Fresh and Flawless is fragrance-free and oil-free, it also happens to be a cruelty-free brand. It's a lovely powder but has a very limited colour range of 3 shades. 
  3. Bourjois Baked Blush in Rose Frisson is a beautiful rose pink that I lack in my rotation of blush colours. It has a slight sheen that doesn't make it look very flat like a matte blush would but there is no chunky sparkle to ruin a day look.
  4. Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve is a marbled baked blush that is reminiscent of the Milani blushes and the Hourglass ones. It comes off as a brown colour on my cheeks, which is another colour I lack in my limited number of blushes. 
  5. Essence Lip Liner in In the Nude is a beautiful nude that isn't too close to my skin colour and has a pinkish hue that doesn't make me look dead. I adore the lipliners from Essence but I don't use lipliners often. I bought this to pair it with a good red lipstick.

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