Saturday, October 17, 2015

Drugstore happiness : Bourjois Air Mat Foundation, Catrice Absolute Matt eyeshadows, Wet & Wild Brow brow powder, Megalast Lip Color

Just a quick post. Only because I quite love these drugstore beauties. This happens to be a combo of different drugstore brands I picked up over the last month during this dangerous sales period.

I should never be left alone near makeup counters. That much I know.

In any case I have been eye-ing Catrice's really cute eyeshadow palettes for a while. They really do look weareable and gorgeous. I couldn't decide between the Absolute Nude and the Absolute Matt; but chose Matt in the end. And surprisingly really loving it. I've mixed and matched them with my existing eyeshadows and gals, I can tell ya, this is a really good bargain buy. Because you can use it on its own or mix it up with your other colours to dress up or down. I especially love the 4th and 5th colours from the left of the palette: I use it to add dimension and depth either for a natural look, or blended in the sockets when using other striking, colours as well. Lighter colours for eyeshadows seem to always be a bit chalkier in general so the first two colours might not get as much love from me. Still such a steal; was around RM22 during the sale.

Catrice, Bourjois and Wet & Wild : Love 'em!
On another impulse, I picked up the Bourjois Air Mat foundation in 04 Beige, for about RM50. I've always been a bit of a Bourjois fan; they do cost a bit on the higher end for drugstore, but I do have staple favs from the brand, like its Bourjois Perfect 123 Foundation  and its little pot blushers. I was feeling a bit of buyer's remorse until I put it on. Like. Wallah. It has a yellow undertone that you normally don't get with drugstore foundations (they're always somewhat with an ashy or too pink or peachy undertone). It was almost like my Estee Lauder Longwear foundation (my shade is Rattan)! Mightily pleased as it's really close to my real skintone. A little goes a long way with this one; probably why it's in a squeeze packaging rather than the brand's usual pump bottle. If you're not careful, it can turn cakey. I still use powder to set as I am the oilslick still at this age (uhuh), so it can last a little longer.

The Wet & Wild Brow Kit is a continuation of my more recent obsession of doing my eyebrows. I never used to do my brows. Until I discovered how much more polished I looked with touched up brows. Confession: I had a RM5 brow powder from Daiso for the longest time before that. Then a smattering of eyebrow pencils. I just realised this must be only my second brow product in powder format; this one was RM24.50. When I tried this, I didnt think the lighter powder would actually be quite dark. The wax was useful to keep the brows in  place for a bit but may be a bit too hard. I foresee my search for the perfect eyebrow product continues...

As for the Wet & Wild lipstick, I just finally caved in to get a second one of my fav Megalast Lip Color in Rosebud. They slightly changed the packaging since my very first Megalast Lip color purchase way back then. Back then I had to buy them online. Now the Wet&Wild stuff are available in SaSa. The plastic casing of the lippie looked a bit sturdier somewhat. I'd bought a whole bunch back then because they were really cheap at RM16 online. This one was RM22 at SaSa though. My fav colours were Rosebud and Cherry Picking. Till today I still gravitate towards lippie colours similar to Rosebud O_O

Old habits die hard. Anyhow, till the next post!


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