August 23, 2012

Recent Makeup Purchases & Disappointments

There were some good sales the past couple weeks, so I've bought a few new makeup items! Well, first up, these Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains weren't on sale (at least not at Walmart, which is where I usually buy drugstore brands. I prefer their low prices to buy on a whim instead of waiting for a sale.) I love the colors on both, though Rendezvous is WHOAH orange to me, it's hard to get used to! I've never worn anything that orange/coral. Charm is lovely, but it tends to go bright pink on me after some wear. How odd!
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in Charm (top), Rendezvous (bottom)
 Next up, I bought 2 blushes during Tarte's Friends & Family 30% off sale, which was a GREAT deal! Normally these blushes are $25 each, but the sale brought them to $17, and I bought a lipgloss too to add up to $40, for free shipping. Not bad since they'd normally be $50 for both! I am happy with these, though I had wanted Tipsy but it was out of stock.. also, my new Real Techniques blush brush is a bit different than what I'm used to, and I don't like how it's applying.
Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes in Amused, Blissful

Then, Urban Decay had a huge sale, I assume to get rid of their vintage items (I'm curious what they'll replace the lipsticks with, though! Right now they're lacking in the real lipstick department, only having stains and glosses!) These were $8, and I actually ordered the concealer pencil in CIA for $5, and should've received 2 decorative lipstick caps, but I received an email that they were out of stock and were cancelled from my order. I'm not happy about that, even though UD gave me a $10 coupon code (which expires in September, ugh). I hate to admit I'm also a bit disappointed with Peroxide; swatches online, I thought it'd be more sheer and lighter, to kind of do a "my lips but better" look.. but it's really beige/brown, I'm not a fan. Maybe I'll grow into it, but I totally am not a fan right now.
Urban Decay lipsticks in Peroxide, Lovechild

Urban Decay Lipsticks in Peroxide (top), Lovechild (bottom)
 And swatches of the whole gang:
(top to bottom) Revlon Balm Stains in Charm, Rendezvous; Urban Decay lipsticks in Peroxide, Lovechild
 Trust me, Peroxide is more beige in person, not as pink as it looks in the swatch!
Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes in Blissful, Amused
Sorry for the less-than-stellar swatch photos, it's hard to be left handed and take photos when your camera's shutter button is on the opposite side, and also hold your hand/arm still! This will take some getting used to if I post more makeup, haha!


  1. I got the Revlon balm stains in Honey and Smitten. I love them!!

    1. I'm contemplating some more, but they're all so BRIGHT! I wish they had a few subdued pinks! Cause I do love the texture & length of wear on them.