Beauty

Priceline Sale Haul and Reviews

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Thanks to the Priceline 40% off cosmetics haul a few weeks ago, I was able to pick up a few great Aussie chemist items at an even greater not-so-Aussie price. I decided to choose products and brands that I’ve never tried before, but of course, I had to pick up a Holy Grail or two.

I was most excited about Bourjois products, since my favorite British YouTubers are always raving about them, and I can’t get them in the US. They’re pretty pricey here, but the sale helped ease the pain of tapping my debit card.

First up is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. This foundation is aight, but I think I would have done better with the original Healthy Mix, as this one’s just a leeeeetle too dewey for my taste (and y’all know how much I love the glow). Otherwise, it feels refreshing and hydrating when I apply it, the coverage is light/medium and build-able, and it stays intact for a reasonable amount of time, but I start looking oily after a while. I have the shade Vanilla, which is a tad yellow toned for me but it works. Next time, I’ll grab an original healthy mix and maybe an Air Mat because I’ve heard good things.

To give me that ‘I’ve just narrowly missed a sunburn’ kinda flush, I’ve been enjoying the Bourjois blusher in number 32, Ambre d’Or. It’s a lovely golden sunset shade, perfect for summer. The packaging is nice and feels old school with its’ magnetic closure, dinky curved brush, mirror, and fancy old lady perfume scent. I’ll definitely be picking up some different shades the next time a sale rolls around.

For more natural days, in which I achieve the ‘no makeup makeup’ look with a dozen different products, I whip out the Bourjois Aqua Blush. It blends best with my foundation-y Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, otherwise I find it looks clownish. It feels refreshing on the skin, but since it’s kind of a pain in the ass to work with, I probably won’t be getting any more of them.

Another product going under the ‘meh’ category is the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer. It works okay under my eyes, but doesn’t have enough coverage to cover my zits and discoloration. I’ll go with my trusty Maybelline Fit Me next time.

I’m honestly not sure what to think of the Models Prefer Soft Touch Mineral Powder in Photo Ready…is it a setting powder? A highlighter? An eyeshadow? It does a pretty mediocre job at all three. I’m slightly annoyed about it too, since I’ve heard so many good things about it. Am I just dumb? Help!

Unlike the above failed powder, I think the best part about the Model’s Prefer Infinite Colour Lipliner in clearly sealed is that you can’t tell what it’s doing. Since it’s clear, it goes with any lip color, and as long as my lipsticks aren’t bleeding all over the place, I know this sneaky little tool is doing just fine.

I’ve heard so much praise for the Essence Silky touch blushes, and now I totally see why. The shade Summer Lovin’ gives natural color, a bit of a glow, and it’s like…two bucks. So down.

And of course, I had to get a back up L’Oreal Infallible Matte while it was slightly cheaper. It is the tits. That is all.

And now for some skincare that wasn’t actually on sale….

I’ve only used the Formula 1006 Deep Down Detox mask once, but I liked it a lot. It didn’t exacerbate my pre-period zits, dry out my skin, or feel like it’s sucking the life out of my face.

The Trilogy Antioxidant Plus Rosehip oil is perfectly hydrating, but not overly greasy, and keeps my skin soft and happy, just like a rosehip oil should. Plus, the antioxidants make me feel smug about my health.

In search of the perfect SPF, I picked up the ever-hyped La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50+. It sinks in quickly, doesn’t feel greasy, and keeps my face perfectly pale and free of sun damage.