Wednesday, June 29, 2011

American Makeup Haul

I know I'm a little late in posting this because I bought these products in May but better late than never, right? In addition to buying too many a bunch of clothes and accessories on my vacation in Arizona last month, I took full advantage - that's FULL advantage as in my Visa card was sore when I got home from my trip - of the Canadian/U.S. exchange rate and bought some cosmetics as well because everything was cheaper there. How could i resist? ; )  Here's what I got:

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in C2 - This is a staple in my makeup kit, a must-have. I've been using this since I was a teenager, after my cousin introduced it to me. I love how it's a powder and foundation in one. It gives great coverage, doesn't cake, covers all my imperfections and stays on longer than other powders I've tried in the past.

NARS Illuminator in Copacabana - this is my first time using a highlighter and I love it! I mix it in with my foundation or tinted moisturizer and it gives me a nice, healthy glow. I'm hooked.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer w/Concealer Pencil in light - I haven't tried this yet but I've heard so many good things about it on other beauty blogs that I had to get it.

Lancome Paris Hypnose Volume Mascara in Brown - I had asked for black at the counter but they gave me brown by mistake and I can't return it : ( Oh well. This mascara is my favorite higher-end/department store mascara. I switch between using this and a drugstore brand (usually L'Oreal Voluminous) because it's quite expensive at $31 CDN. The other day someone asked me if I was wearing fake eyelashes and no one has EVER done that (unless I was wearing fake eyelashes) so it works well!

e.l.f. Angled Contour Brush - we don't have e.l.f. in Canada except some lone products that pop up here and there at Winners stores (Winners is like a T.J. Maxx) so I wanted to pick up a contour brush I didn't really need but wanted (story of my life!) and decided on e.l.f. because it was cheap and I've heard only good things about the brand. I haven't used it yet though...

Sonia Kashuk Full Volume Eyelashes with Glue - I bought these at Target (which we don't have yet in Canada) and can't wait to try them.

Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory - okay, this concealer cost me $70.00! I have never in my life spent that much on one makeup product but celebrities love it and makeup artists swear by it and I need all the help I can get with my under-eye dark circles. I've been wanting to try this for a couple of years now. I'm trying to finish up my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer before I start using it. I'll let you know if it's worth the money!

Bumble and Bumble Defrizz - I wanted something to help smooth my fly-aways and frizzles after I straightened my hair in the morning so I picked this up at Sephora. This works perfectly and gives it a nice shine. I highly recommend it.

Wet 'N Wild Eye Shadow trio in Walking on Eggshells 380B - I bought two of these. They were $2.99 each at Walmart! I’m so impressed with Wet ‘n Wild eye shadows – they're highly pigmented and blend easily. With a primer, Wet 'N Wild eye shadow stays on all day and doesn't crease on me. And the colors are beautiful to boot ; ).

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know!





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21 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i rarley wear make-up .. my routine is moisterizer and that's it - but if i'm going out my go-to's are Bobby Brown for eyes, Chanel for cheeks, bare minerals for powder, and nars lipsticks

Kristy said...

Wet n' Wild is one of my favorite cheap makeup brands! And I agree, the quality of their e/s is FANTASTIC!:D

I think Zellers is the official retailer for ELF products in Canada. I personally never buy them from Zellers, always buy them straight from the website (hefty shipping fee, though!) :(

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Megan said...

looking at that photo of all the makeup made me feel like i was in heaven!

i think sonia kashuk makeup is SO underrated and i love it :) i use their lip pencils religiously!

and hypnose is a fabulous mascara for sure...one of my favs! sucks they gave it to you in the wrong color, but im glad it still made your eyes pop!!!!

Courtney Erin said...

Nice haul! I love the Sonia Kashuk line at Target...

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Marie a la Mode said...

Kristy: Zellers? I did not know that! I hardly ever shop there. They're all going to become Targets soon : )

B. Nastasi McClure said...

Wow !!! Looks like quite the shopping trip. Love it! :)

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Adventures in Fashion said...

Did you clear out the store? :p

Sweet scores, love! I want every single thing you bought... xx

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Great haul. It drives me crazy that our dollar is either worth more or worth the same amount as the US dollar and yet Sephora Canada wants to charge us up to $40 more than in the US.
I will have to look into that Bumble & Bumble spray as my hair is a frizz monster.
xx
Alicia

J. said...

I loved reading about all the make up! So Fun!
I am pumped to hear all of your reviews.
:) J.

Christine Iversen said...

Love the things you bought :) I have that wnw palette and the Hard Candy concealer. Love the palette, haven't made up my mind on the concealer yet :)

Love Christine ♥

Sue said...

Very nice! Enjoy :).. the lashes look pretty and you can;t go wrong with W&W shadows!

Dress Me Dearly said...

Please, please do a review on the Cle de Peau Concealer!!!

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Nikosmommy said...

Great haul! I adore the WnW eyeshadows too, their so ridiculously cheap!

I think you'll like the glamoflauge, a little goes a very long way. It's a lot like Kat von D's tattoo concealer product but so much cheaper (it's always sold out here too!)
I wasn't a big fan of sonia Kashuk's eyeshadows but her brushes are decent..you'll have to tell us how the falsies work out for u!

Tracy D said...

You got some great stuff, I haven't been able to get Glamoflauge yet..always sold out :( I am more than curious to hear about the Cle de Peau too.

AnNeTtEe said...

when I saw your blog title "American Makeup" I thought there's a new makeup brand that came out... heehee... silly me! anyhoo, u got some great stuff!!

I have Walking on Egg Shells & I love it for everyday eye look! have fun with your new stuff! =)

StyleFrost said...

Nice beauty buys! Love the look of the nars! X

The Caffeinated Spaz said...

That's one awesome haul! To say I'm envious is an understatement! I've been curious about the NARS Copacobana highlighter but I have the Multiple stick in the same shade, so I can't justify the purchase! I wish I lived closer to the border!

lauren lanza osias said...

great stuff. i really want a nars highlighter, but i am debating what the best color would be for me... decisions, decisions. love bumble de-frizz. i just went nuts on makeup, bought the best lip gloss ever, too faced in barely legal. it would look stellar on you. it's genius.

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Jessica Weingarten said...

Great buys! Everything by NARS is fantastic...especially that illuminator. That concealer is amazing too, it covers everything!

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Sandy Joe said...

So incredibly annoying that books, magazines, and cosmetics no longer reflect the exchange rate! This looks like a pretty awesome haul though! Stocked up on some essentials.

x The Pretty Secrets

Nic Nic said...

awesome haul! I was close to buying the same illuminator but then I have the multiple stick in the same shade.. I thought i'd waste money...

 
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