I went a bit overboard (according to my standards) in my latest makeup haul towards the end of last year, it was a mixture of international and local purchases. However, this is going to be my last international haul in a while! I went through such drama with buying these items that it has put me off buying makeup from overseas. Rant over. I bought from Colourpop, BH Cosmetics, Mac and Essence.
I spent a few days trying to decide what I wanted to buy from Colourpop but I knew that my haul had to be lisptick focus because I just looove their lip products. Along with the lipsticks I decided to restock on the BFF3 lipliner which I discovered last year and it made my list of favourites for 2018. I also wanted to try out the concealer that everyone raves about, I got it in the shade Dark 40.
The liquid lipstick shades that I bought are (from L to R):
- LAX – this is a repurchase, the one I had originally dried up because my daughter left the lid open
- Souffle – is an ultra matte pinky/purple shade
- Season 10 – is an ultra matte bright red from Shayla’s collection
- Fudg’d – is an glossy nude shade from the Karrueche collection
- Vitamin Sea – is an ultra blotted lip, I’ve never tried this formula before so I’m looking forward to that
This is the first makeup I’ve bought from BH cosmetics and I think it will be the last. I had such a bad shopping experience with them. I placed my order on the 21st of November 2018 and it only arrived at the Aramex shipping address in New York on the 10th of January, this is after I had beeen following up with them via DM and e-mail! So bad customer service aside, I bought the It’s my Raye Raye collection which is this beautiful eye and face palette and the makeup brush set.
On first impression I love everything about this collection, the palette is stunning! It makes a great travel palette – this is the main reason why I bought it, it might just even rival my Stila palette.
Over the holidays I decided to browse the Mac store and came across this face kit and I immediately fell in love, it didn’t take much convincing from the salesperson for me to buy it and because it was a part of their holiday collection and the holidays were coming to an end, it was 25% off! Score! I stocked on black and brown eyeliners from Essence because the ones I currently had were giving me an eye infection everytime I used them, eeuuww!
This palette is everything! I’ve been using it almost everyday in the last 2 weeks; the bronzer is light and gives my face just the colour that I need, the blush is very summer appropriate while the highlighter is so smooth and the glow it gives can be seen from outer space.