My mac stuff came ... finally, although i have more pigment samples on their way to me but i couldn't wait any longer! There's quite a bit of stuff & it makes me happy!
Prep & Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment (i'll do a review at a later date)
150 - Large Powder Brush
190 - Foundation Brush
187 - Duo Fibre Brush
168 - Angled Contour Brush
275 - Small Angled Shader Brush
239 - Eye Shading Brush
194 - Concealer Brush
They're all great brushes but i should be banned from buying foundation brushes, i already have 2 & never use them so i should have known better but i was on a mac binge that day & had to have it! it does look pretty standing there proudly in my brush holder!
Pressed pigments with a free elf pallet - $12.99
Deep Blue Green
Juxt eyeshadow, i ordered a used one that had been swatched but ended up with a brand new one, i'll explain after. but i don't remember the price sorry!
Painterly Paintpot Sample - $2.99
Otherwordly Paintpot sample from the Alexander McQueen collection - $4.99
Pro Set Powder sample - $2.99
Violet pigment sample - free
This ecrator store sells pigment samples, pressed pigments, slightly used full sized products & brand new products. I mainly visited this store because of the pressed pigments, i own a couple of the colours already & cant be bothered to press them myself. I ordered this at the beginning of march but it got lost in the post. The customer service is brilliant & she sent me a new order & had to buy a new juxt eyeshadow as she didn't have another used one & it came a week after she shipped it from Canada which is great! On the site it doesn't give the option for international shipping, so email her & get the quote the shipping rates are very reasonable as well.
I really recommend buying sample pigments or pressed pigments as they're so much more convenient than a full sized pigments, i think i have about 6 full sized pigments & they're in colours i'll never use up, i really didn't use my brain when i bought them, if you're tempted by a full sized one go for a multipurpose colour or one you'll use all the time, like vanilla. Ah well lesson learnt, so now if i see an amazing colour which i wouldn't use a lot i get them in a sample size much cheaper & not a massive deal if the colour doesn't suit you, also if you get pressed pigments it's much easier to travel with them & definitely less messy than loose pigments.
From ebay seller http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/le-boutique-cosmetics
Cream Colour Base - Cooled Pink - £6.69 including P&P
Cream Colour Base - Antiqued Gold - £6.69 including P&P
These cream colour bases are both pro colours & the antiqued gold is still available but the cooled pink isn't from mac pro, i use the cooled pink as a highlighter & i'm going to use the antiqued gold one for the fancy dress party & as a highlighter when i'm tanned! I bought these on good Friday & got them on the Tuesday which i thought was amazing as Sunday & Monday we're bank holidays so the seller must have posted them on a Saturday so i highly recommend, they sell a few mac things & it's good value as well.
Ok i'm such a sucker for watching youtube videos & buying what people use or review & so ended up with these & they're great! They keep your brushes nice & perfect & protect them when you travel so are a winning purchase for me. They cost $8.50 with P&P & arrived very quickly & i think a good low cost investment if you have expensive brushes.
So there you go! i've still got a few samples to arrive & i'll do a blog when they arrive with a review of the seller, i've so far tried out 3 sample sellers so i'll do a comparison of them once the final stuff arrives but they're all great to be honest but prices differ which could be an important factor to some people so i'll do a price comparison as well!
Hope you have a lovely weekend & thanks for reading
Friday, 24 April 2009