Am finally back a couple of days ago, and I took so many pictures, it is just a massive job to sort out everything, but I will try to update some of the interesting stuff.
I bought loads of MU of course, and thanks to bailaoragaditana, who gave me very useful and insider tips to MU hauling in London. Since Sephora is opening tomorrow in my country (yipee and how appropriate that the opening happens only after I returned from my vacay), I must say I conducted myself with much restraint and not went completely crazy over the sheer variety and amount of makeup sold everywhere.
Nevertheless, I think I did get a fairly good amount of stuff, and I shall now proceed to list them as the pictures will show.
Went to Sephora in Paris.
MUFE Lash Adhesive (cos I forgot to pack my lash glue!)
MUFE HD powder (cos it's a tad cheaper than in Singapore)
MAC Petticoat MSF(cos I have been looking high and low for this!)
MAC Bare Canvas Paint (just cos - I am enjoying this as a base for my eyeshadows)
I bought these at Monoprix -- a French department store, which sells lots of drugstore/mid range MU brands like Loreal, Maybelline, Rimmel etc etc. I bought the Maybelline Mineral Liquid foundation, which I am currently enjoying!! Light and smooth texture, and lasts very well! Definitely a worthwhile purchase for the price. I don't recall ever seeing this at my local Maybelline. I also stocked up on the Loreal liquid liner (which I also don't see in Singapore, so I bought 5 of them, they are cheaper in London where I bought the other 5 or 6, cos at BOOTS, they are 3 for the price of 2). I think I found my holy grail eyeliner. Super jet black, glossy, and best of all, really doesn't smudge. It is so easy to apply too!!
MAC PRO store at St Germain, Paris!!!
I think I spent an hour there (while my poor bf is waiting, lucky there is a seating corner for him, and he kept himself entertained by taking sneaky shots of me testing and swatching stuff). My first time at a Pro store, and actually seeing the pro products, which were really colourful, I was very intrigued by the pigments, but I didn't get any, because honestly how many times am I going to use Black Black pigment, or chrome yellow eyeshadow? Much as I like these things, I can't spend my money on them.
MAC Blusher Azalea (pro) MAC pencil in Wavyblue (pro) MAC fluidline in Waveline
I love the blusher!! It is a blue tone bright fuschia. Looks crazy, but with a light application, gives your cheeks a very bright colour.
Ok this is London, the huge Superdrug pharmacy at Oxford St. I was very excited to see Barry M there, and they were having 3 for 2 promotion, so I got stuff in bundles of 3 to enjoy the deal. I grabbed several of the loose eyeshadow pigments, but put them all back, cos again, I thought to myself, am I really going to use all the pigment?? My main target is to grab stocks of the No 129 lipstick, which is a pale lavender lipstick.
Fast forward a little - cos this is where things got crazy. This is a picture of everything I got. Not all are mine, some I intend to give as gifts to sisters and aunties.
The rest of stuff I bought:
- MAC Duo Lash glue
- Dior extreme fit Liquid Foundation (I got at the airport duty free)
- Quickies Nail Polish Remover pads
- Opia Eyeshadow Palettes (1 pound each! At Primark)
- HM smokey eye palette
- HM Hello Kitty Cheek and Eyeshadow Palette
- HM Cheeks and Eyeshadow Palettes (2 colour schemes)
- Boots No17 Liquid Foundation
- Boots No17 Blusher
- Boots No17 Pressed Powder
- HM Hello Kitty Body Mist Spray Trio
- Loreal Telescopic Mascara
- Opia Nail Polish Trio Box Set
- Barry M 129 lipsticks
- Barry M eyeliners (brown and gold)
- 3 for 5 pounds nail polish, and cheek stain (I am not sure the brand, but I got it at Superdrugs)
- Random lipsticks at (2 euro each) which I got at one of the Metro station shops.
I will show swatches another time, and I hope this isn't boring anyone yet! :)