Here is my latest makeup and beauty haul. I took advantage of some of the Black Friday sales and bought a few things. Read on for the deets!
Nyx had a really nice sale on their site last month. They had shadows for $1 and lip liners for $2. I have several eyeshadow palettes for my makeup kit but I wanted more neutral shades. I bought eight shadows all total, mostly neutrals and a few colorful shades for the kit. I also bought their taupe blush, I heard that it is a really good contour color for light and fair complexions.
|Swatches from left to right: Taupe blush, golden, irises, dark brown, hot pink, silk, hunter green, taupe e/s and walnut.|
Mac Studio Conceal and Correct Palette
I have also been needing a decent concealer palette for my makeup kit as well. I have individual concealers in darker colors but I needed some concealers in the medium range as well as color correctors. I chose to purchase the Mac medium/deep conceal and correct palette.
My plan is to also purchase the light or medium palette. You get four concealers and two correctors in the palette to mix and match to get your desired shade. The palettes are the perfect size to fit in your kit and I love that the shades offer both warm and cool shades. This palette is $40 regularly but since I have a Mac Pro card it was about $24.
|Top Row left to right: NC40, NC 42, NW 40 & NW 43 studio concealers|
Botton Row left to right: Rich yellow & Burnt coral color correctors
I have one Sugarpill eyeshadow that I won in a giveaway and I've been wanting to try more of their products. Fortunately, they had a Black Friday sale, everything was priced from 20-50% off. I bought the Magpie loose eyeshadow and the limited edition @#$%! pressed shadow.
The Magpie is so gorgeous, it's described as silky black with metallic blue sheen and turquoise sparkles. The @#$%! is described as a vampy pearl red with silver metallic sheen. Sugarpill products are ridiculously pigmented and you get a lot of product for the price.
|Swatches: Magpie and @#$%!|
I've talked about Magnolia Makeup on my blog before. I'm still a big fan of their pigments, they are true to color and have a great color selection. Magnolia Makeup had a few sales last month, a 50% off sale and a Black Friday sale, the pigments were $5 each.
I placed two separate orders and bought a total of nine pigments. I'm still waiting for my second order to arrive. I bought Sublime, Paris, Funky Liza and Tchoupitoulas pigments. I love all of the colors, I'm a sucker for a blue or turquoise shadow so my fave color is Tchoupitoulas, it's gorgeous plus it's matte.
|Swatches from left to right: Paris, Tchoupitoulas, Sublime and Funky Liza|
Victoria's Secret Lip Scrub
In the winter time my lips always need a good scrub, so; I decided to try this VS Pro Smooth FX lip scrub & balm duo. It's really neat the way it's packaged. The scrub and the balm come together in a tube and the balm can be removed from the tube. I tried it Sunday, you just rub the scrub on for 30 seconds, tissue off and follow up with the balm. It's very simple and it works.
I'm smiling as I type this, lol. I heart Urban Decay Naked palettes...nobody does neutrals like Urban Decay (in my opinion). As soon as I saw the promos for this on the blogs, I knew I wanted it and had to get it. Of course it was sold out and I didn't want to shell over $52 at the time. A month after it's release, Sephora sent me a $15 gift certificate off of a $50 purchase for being a beauty insider that had to be used in three days.
I went on the Sephora site and looked for the Naked palette and it was sold out, I called their stores and they said the Naked 3 palette was dropping that night at 9pm. I stayed out until 9pm, walked in Sephora and bought my palette. It ended up being $40 after taxes and the gift certificate.
It's gorgeous, the rose gold packaging is so beautiful. All of the 12 shades are new to Urban Decay, you get the dual ended eye brush and it comes with a sample of all four of the primer potions. I didn't swatch the palette because I'm sure you've already seen the swatches for them. If not, here are the swatches from Xsparkage's blog.
|Samples of the primer potions in Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-Aging formulas|
|My Naked family is complete!|
Have you hauled any purchases lately?