So I mentioned in the previous LOTD entry, that a few of us went to check out My Red House cosmetics, which you can purchase online too.
It was such a lovely experience trying out makeup in a nice relaxed setting, so Joey, if you ever found a suitable retail space, make sure you bring along the cosy relaxing atmosphere too! :)
We went swatch crazy, of course, everyone went ooohhh and ahhhh over the pigments, lipsticks, and I guess from my pictures you know what I went for immediately!!
Though it was super tempting to grab a lot more stuff (I am kind of interested in the pore primer, and mineral liquid foundtion, cream blusher) I controlled myself, and grabbed stuff which are really unique and I can collect and use. I will talk about each of them as we go through the pictures.
Here is a collective picture of my little haul. Joey was also sweet to give us all some freebies and samples.
It may look like I got the usual boring neutrals and what looks like TWO empty boxes.. but let me show you... let me show you..!!!
My most exciting and wacky finds were these, which I intend to keep for Halloween and God knows what other weird and funny events that come my way.
GLOW IN THE DARK eyelashes ($14 a pair) -- I bought 2 pairs.
Because if I wear these out, I better have my whole entourage with me, and I got one more pair for someone else to keep me company so we can rock them together. They kick ar*e GLOW even when I have my hands just covering the side of the box.
And for safer options we have the following:
Pigments!! I am not a huge fan, because though the colors are amazing, and they always look super pretty, but I seldom reach for mine....
The pictures really don't do the following pigments justice. They are POW in your face shimmery, and while not very wearable, are perfect for just tapping lightly over whatever eyeshadow you have on, for that disco-ball (and you know I mean it in the most flattering, chic way ok!) effect.
I chose 2 samples of the HD pigment sample which arent for sale yet.. the chrome color is great to tap over any color even though it looks very dark grey in the swatch.
The mineral pigment is the smoothest and creamiest I have tried on...in terms of pigment. So smooth and the color range is limited, but what they have, is very pretty (oh how I hate to keep using the same word, pretty - it doesn't even mean anything anymore, does it?). I had to resist getting the colors that look - pretty - and stick to one which I shall try to use more often. So I chose Smokey Quartz.
See for yourself the swatches. And I swatched them on my hands too, where you can see the effect much better... but clever me, I washed my hands and forgot to take the picture first. Cos I didn't want glitter all over my camera by the end of this entry. Urgh.
And now for the eyeshadows (they are S$15 a piece, and I Bullet in the pan form).
The other two, Satin Sheer Shadows are freebies, and I exchanged my dark green (ala MAC humid) with Kas for the medium brown one. I actually really like the pale tan shade (558)... though they are labelled sheer, I thought they provide very decent payoff. Loves.
I bought Bullet e/s which is the most striking to me, it reminds me of the ongoing contest which FacesbySarah aka Sarah is holding now, which is to create a look using Silver, Hot Pink and Blue. I think she also has this eyeshadow. It feels so super creamy, like a foiled pigment, even the MAC MA we showed it to later in the day was very impressed. :p
So, I think I did good. 1 eyeshadow, 2 pairs of lashes, 1 pigment! The rest are freebies and samples.
And Joey is so super nice, she even threw in some LUSH samples for us, because she just came back from Taiwan... and in my little sample bundle includes Porridge soap, a vitamin C face toner?, and the new Tinted moisturiser which Sara snooped around and featured here. :)
That's all, and I must say I really had such a great time trying out and buying makeup yesterday, and with all my like-minded enablers, that's double the fun!
p/s: I paid for the stuff which I mentioned, except for the samples and freebies. These are my honest opinions, and I am not affliated with My Red House.