Friday, November 26, 2010

Makeup Haul

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These are the makeup products I purchased over the past two weeks, well most of it was bought last night during a trip after work to the mall which is dangerously close to my house I might add. I would never buy this much makeup normally but I only paid about $23.00 for all of this because I used my Sephora gift cards that I got for my birthday last month (who loves gift cards? I do!) and the cosmetics I didn't get from Sephora were drugstore brands and weren't expensive. I haven't tried any of these yet (except the Revlon palette) but I hope to do some reviews for you all in the near future. Here's what I picked up:

Nars Blush in 'Orgasm'
I've heard so many great things about this blush but I've never tried it before.  
Actually I'm a Nars Virgin! Not for long though ; ) Dont' worry, I'll use protection:

L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base
It's basically a primer that's supposed to smooth lines, hide pores and banish imperfections. I got it for $15.00 at the drugstore which isn't too bad. I usually use MAC primer but I wanted to try something a bit less expensive. Plus the glamorous L'Oreal commercial with Linda Evangelista suckered me into buying it!

Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in #730 Skinlights
I'm not impressed so far. First, because every time I've tried to open the palette I chip a nail, it's so hard to get into! And then I swear. More than once. Secondly, the colors are beautiful but the shadows tend to cake on the lid and the colors don't blend into one another very easily. I'm going to try it with Urban Decay's primer (below) to see if that makes a difference...

Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in 01, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Givenchy PLAY for her
I usually use Benefit's Erase Paste for concealer -which I LOVE- but I decided to try Boi-ing, also by Benefit, just to see which one is better suited for my skin and my dark under-eye cirlces I've been cursed with. I also wanted to try UD's Primer Potion because I've heard umpteen times how amazing it is from other beauty bloggers. Oh, and I was given a sample of Givenchy PLAY For Her while I was at Sephora and it's a lovely perfume. Sorry, that's the only word I can use to describe it: Lovely. It's a bit too floral and in-your-face for me though. Still, I'll use it up. (Hey, it was free!)

Have any of you tried any of these products? What should I expect?

I hope you all have a great weekend! Tonight I'm going to see:


I haven't been this excited to see a movie since Sex and the City 2! Here's hoping Burlesque doesn't disappoint like SATC did.


41 comments:

Martah said...

I love 'Orgasm' by Nars and the Urban Decay Primer Potion, they are soooo great!!

x

Diana said...

I love Orgasm... : )

NaomiDee said...

great haul! i use boi-ing and its by far my favourite concealer. I also use the studio secrets thing..i think its called smoothing resurfacing primer in the uk though. It definitely fills in pores and makes foundation last longer, what i will say though is that I can really feel in on my skin so id suggest a little goes a long way! :)

Hannie said...

Great chooses! And I want to see Burlesque, when will it be in cinemas? :D
xoxo from Hannie

Marie a la Mode said...

Hannie: Burlesque is now playing in North Amercia, I'm not sure when it opens in other parts of the world...

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh gotta love gift cards!!! Great haul! :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Pop Champagne said...

haha I've never tried nars either, I'm also a nars virgin! and have fun watching Burlesque!

Jennifer said...

great haul :) hope you like the NARS blush! Orgasm isn't my favourite though :) i love Gina <3

Kristy said...

I want to see Burlesque too! Some people said it's similar to Chicago, but I haven't seen Chicago! And some people also said that it's like Showgirls, which I've seen :p Regardless, I need to watch it with my girlfriends :)

Have you ever tried the Amazing concealer? I heard raves about it and I really want to try it. I'm also cursed with DARK dark circles :(

www.monochromachic.com

Miss*Kimmy said...

Great haul, chica.
Let us know how the boing compares to erase paste, I love erase paste too and would like to know =)
Also, you should do a review on Burlesque, I'm still on the fence about it.
Have a great weekend! =)

Courtney Erin said...

I really like the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer - I find it works really well for me. You'll have to let us know what you think.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Christine said...

i love the primer potion by Urban decay, its amazing :)

Oh thats weird, it only takes a week for me to get my orders from sigma and i live in Norway.

xo Christine

Nikosmommy said...

Great haul! I picked up NARS orgasm about 5 months back. It's not too bad but I don't known that it deserves to be the best selling blush in the world? With my skin-tone the colour pay-off just wasn't there...but since you're a bit more fair it could be perfect. The UD primer potion is pretty great...it does the job. The L'oreal studio secrets is good too, it's no MAC primer...but it does manage to minimize the pores on my nose/inner cheeks. (sorry for putting in all my two cents here...lol)
Do a review on the boi-ing...I've had my eye on it for years but have be afraid that it might be too heavy? Let us know what u think! YAY to giftcards and pre-Christmas shopping!!!!!

Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

How was Burlesque?! I REALLY want to see it!!! Also, I'm totally jealous of all your new goodies. I use Boing and I'm absolutely obsessed!! It really works wonders, as does everything Benefit makes. And I'm actually a NARS virgin too...sad but true.

StyleFrost said...

UD primer is the best primer ever, its fab! x

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

Nice haul! I have one of the Revlon quads, but they blend fine for me. I guess it might vary from palette to palette.

my leetle nails said...

nice haul! I used to have the same boi-ing

Catita said...

great stuff hun! I am such a Sephore fan and too bad the one here is not a standalone store but a tiny section from a not so great Dutch department store...;(
Catita

Lalli Carvalho said...

Hi, honey. First time I visit your blog and you do not realize how much I'm happy to have found, for it looked crazy gringos blogs about makeup! I am Brazilian, but I love to meet the fashion and beauty products from other countries. I'm following you.
XOXO.

Mimi said...

you got really great items! and i do love gift cards too, i used to think of them as impersonal, but now i see how practical they are. :)

oh, and i can't wait to hear your thoughts on burlesque.

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Love the UDPP. I couldn't really get into the boiing concealer. I found it was too dark for me. Curious to see what you think about it.

All Made Up said...

Gorgeous selection! I have the Urban decay primer potion, studio secrets primer and benefit concealer - really looking forward to hearing what you think of everything! :)

SiSi said...

I LOVE makeup hauls :] it just means swatches and reviews later, yay!! good buys :D

J. said...

Looking forward to hearing all the reviews on the make up and the
movie!
:) J.
Happy Friday!!!

bodaciouscynth said...

I've never tried any nars blush's before. i am too a nars virgin. but I want too. maybe in the new year =]. and i've tried the face primer and i love it, such a good price and you only need a little. and for the UB eye primer i have eden. which i've done a review on and for 1 dollar you can get the pretty much same thing from elf.

xoxcynth

Zeng Daria said...

i also have the revlon illuminance creme shadow in skinlights. you really need a primer under that product cos it does crease heavily especially when one's eyelids are oily. but the colors are great!

http://thebeehivebyzeng.blogspot.com

My Republic of Fashion said...

That blusher looks gorgeous. I also love Boi-ing concealer. :)SarahD

PS I LOVE gift cards, also. Best thing ever!

diana kang said...

i never leave the house without nars orgasm! its the best!!

http://ddianakangg.blogspot.com/

Dress Me Dearly said...

I'm very interested in your Boi-ing review.. I've been planning on buying that for such a long time, but haven't committed.

em.me.ma said...

LOVE burlesque

Ashley said...

I have some Nars blush (am wearing it today, actually) and I love it! It's one of the few blushes that doesn't break me out.

I also love Nars lipglosses, although some of them smell/taste funny. They look beautiful, though!

Oh, and I LOVE my Urban Decay primer!

Awesome haul...I wish I had some Sephora gift cards to use up. ;) Thanks for posting everything!

minnja said...

soooo great :)))))

xoxo
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Café Bellini said...

Great haul! You finally got the nars orgasm! I know you've been wanting that for ages. Can't wait to hear how you like it. And how was the film???

Tamara Nicole said...

What a fun haul! I want to go on a makeup shopping spree!!! :-)

Also, I so want to see Burlesque! Hope you loved it

Keira said...

Orgasm blush and the Revlon skinlights cream shadows are two of my every day products! I've also tried the primer, but wasn't really in love with it. Now I want to pull it back out and retry :)

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

That blush is the holy grail! It's the only thing I'll use. great picks lady ;)

Boots said...

I love UDPP! Just make sure that when you think you've run out of product, you remove that little clear plastic overflow stopper (it's above the screw threads). There's tons of product left in the bottle, and doing that will help you get some of it (and then when you're think you're low after doing that, you either mutilate the bottle and scoop out what's left into a jar, or heat it a bit and whack the product out of there). Great product, bad packaging.

I tried those Revlon cream eyeshadows when I was younger. They were awful...creased horribly.

Jessica said...

I agree about SATC, I was totally disappointed. Love your makeup haul, I'm obsessed with anything urban decay!

Kastles said...

I have the Nars blush and I love it! I also just bought a combo pack from Sephora, has the nars orgasm blush, Laguna bronzer, and super orgasm lipgloss! And it wasn't too expensive! It will look great your skin tone!
<3 Kastles

Kara said...

I am such a huge fan of the urban decay eye shadow primer!! saved my life, honestly! lol i don't know what I did without it before! Great haul!! :)

xo

Salisha said...

I have many desire to see it but not yet premiered Spain.
Kisses :)

 
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