I am back with a new post a promised yesterday on my Instagram. If you haven't been following me yet, don't waste another second! Check out my official Instagram profile in the sidebar section or search for my ID : @jeffiejeffofficial to not miss out on my daily updates!
Anyway I posted a picture of my new babies ( makeup! ) on Instagram yesterday that I received in the mail from my Facebook friend in KL - Alice Wong and promised to do a review on them in my blog, so here I am!
These items are basically pre-loved, which I don't mind so as long that they are still considered fairly new and most important of all, AUTHENTIC!
Fake makeup products are a definite NO in my books. Besides, it is a good way to test out new makeup items/brands a much lower price before actually committing to it, therefore saving you money in the end in case you don't like it.
Just make sure you remember to sanitize! Because the last thing you want is getting bacteria & germs from the previous user and that is why you should always be careful when trying out testers at the drugstore!
Going back to the haul, I actually ordered 2 items from Alice's Pre-loved Makeup Album and she was kind enough to throw me a freebie! Thanks sis, I appreciate it a lot. So to kick start this haul, let me start first with the freebie that I got :
MARY KAY BROW GEL
|Mary Kay Brow Gel ( 7.75ml) Made in the USA|
|Product unfortunately has specific name or color but just a code|
|Closeup of the Brow Gel Wand. Product is clear and has a typical mascara scent.|
Honestly this is my first encounter of a Mary Kay product. I have heard of it in the past but wasn't personally moved to try it out. I will give my honest on this product alone, which does NOT entirely represent my opinion towards the entire Mary Kay Brand/ Line as I have yet to try anything else.
This product is actually a basic gel in a tube to help set thick brow hairs. It is clear and contains no color whatsoever. The gel texture is slightly sticky to help keep hairs in place and takes a while to dry and set.
The only thing that I didn't like about this product is that I feel that the wand is a little small to grab on to so application is a little challenging ( and mind you I consider my hands to be small for a guy! ) Perhaps this is a sample or travel size but they should consider making the handle longer as I am sure other consumers will have different/larger hand sizes and to use it would be even more challenging for them!
However packaging wise it looks beautiful to my tastes however I do wish that the label below the tube would at least specify that it is clear as most brow gels in the market today contain color to match the color of your hair.
Overall I would give 3/5 for this product which is pretty decent. It does the job but would have given it an extra point if the wand was more user friendly! Not a must have for me at the moment and isn't something I would restock in future I'm afraid.
MAX FACTOR FACEFINITY ALL DAY FLAWLESS 3 IN 1 FOUNDATION
|Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation (30ml) Made in Ireland|
|Product description at the back. 12 months shelf life after opening.|
Moving on, the first product that I ordered off Alice's Album was this Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation in the shade Pearl Beige 35. Of all the products I viewed in her album, this was the first one I instantly chose not because of what this foundation does but because of the MAX FACTOR name.
Every good and knowledgeable makeup artist should own or at least know about Max Factor because after all he was The Father of Makeup!
A visionary make-up artist, wig maker and inventor who was known for creating the signature looks of the era’s most famous icons such as Ava Gardner, Jean Harlow and Marlene Dietrich.
Enough history lesson for today, let's continue with the haul - So I basically chose this product because it comes from a legendary beauty house so you can be sure that you are getting a top quality product. The second reason is that I was intrigued by the 3 in 1 feature which claims to hold like a primer, correct like a concealer with the long lasting finish of a liquid foundation with SPF 20!
Sensing the amazing-ness of this product, I have decided to dedicate a separate post on this item to do it proper justice because simply describing it in this post won't be enough. Stay tuned soon for a full review on this together with swatches and comparisons!
NARS BLUSH/HIGHLIGHTER DUO
|The Iconic NARS rubberized packaging|
|Product labeled at the back with complete product info|
|Duo comes with a large mirror for easy touch-ups|
|NARS Blush/Highlighter Duo in Orgasm and Albatross. (5g each) Made in the USA|
I've saved the best for last.
This was the second item from my order and I have to say that despite it being second-hand, I am equally satisfied! The packaging alone is enough to make me a happy owner. It is perhaps the same feeling of having a Chanel Compact in your bag/purse but NARS has more of a masculine feel to it and I can see myself using this in public!
This dynamic duo of signature cheek shades deliver a healthy bronzed glow and a radiant flush of blush. Said to be one of the best blushes in the world, NARS has turned the infamous 'Orgasm' blush into every beauty/makeup addicts' iconic cosmetic item in their kit ( including myself ), which is regarded as the perfect blush for all complexions.
Again, I will be dedicating a separate post on this item to do it proper justice because I have a feeling that the 'amazing-ness' of this product will take up a lot of writing space! So be patient and do stay tuned soon for a full review on this together with swatches, comparisons and of course my honest opinion on it!
So we've come to the end of this haul. Don't forget to check out Alice's
Pre-Loved Makeup Clearance Album on Facebook in case you're interested to try out some new makeup! She is a trusted seller and have already purchased from her several times. Plus all her items are 100% authentic so rest assured!
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