WOW. As the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend shopping extravaganza raged on, I realized I was buying a lot of stuff. I made purchases from Ulta, Sephora, Silk Naturals and Meow Cosmetics. Now that it’s all here, I’m really taking a hard look at my spendy ways. Yikes! is all I can say. As of today, I am officially on a NO-BUY. No more cosmetics purchases until I use something else up! I did order the Naked 3 palette, which will be arriving soon, but that’s the last purchase in hopefully a long time. I have my fingers crossed that I’m resourceful enough to make my enormous makeup stash work for whatever purpose I need.
Here’s part one of my hauls, focusing on the big box stores, and next time I’ll post about my indie hauls.
I mainly bought hair and skincare products, but I did get two cosmetic products that were too cheap to resist. They were:
The liner is fabulous. It’s not waterproof at all, but it is a really dense, bright, awesome gold glitter liquid eyeliner.
I’m on the fence with the gloss. It’s very opaque and pigmented and shiny. I really like how it looks on, it’s really smooth and as shiny as MAC lipglass, however it is very thick and moderately sticky. Those are two big reasons why I stopped wearing lipgloss, so I’m not sure if I’ll wear this often. If you’re a lipgloss girl and don’t mind the typical lipgloss feel, then this is a great affordable option.
I’m just listing my (semi-final!) purchases here because there’s too much to review, there will be further reviews and looks in the coming days (and months, since I am lazy and this is enough makeup to last forever). These were all $10 on Black Friday, so you can see what a deal they are. A few are still available!
Fresh Sugar Lemon Eau De Parfum deluxe sample ($20 for rollerball)
Kat Von D Triple Threat Tattoo Liners – a set of three liquid liners ($18 each)
SEPHORA COLLECTION Sparklers Brush Set Sparklers Brush Set ($10)
Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Edition Vol. I Artful Eye Collector’s Edition Vol. I ($10)
Buxom BUXOM Curtain Call Set – features Amsterdam Full-On Lipstick and a deluxe mascara ($19)
bareMinerals Enchanting Eyes Set ($10)
TokyoMilk Dark Tokyomilk Takeout ($10)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow Duo ($20 each)
LORAC Fan Favorite Duo – Pewter Eyeshadow and 3-in-1 Waterproof EyeLiner in Ultra Black ($19 each)
Buxom Buxom® Full-On™ Lip Stick – Havana ($10)
SEPHORA COLLECTION Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner ($12)
I also got the VIB Rouge welcome kit, because they needed to rub it in that I spend TOO MUCH MONEY ON MAKEUP.