I haven't actually "hauled" makeup in a while (my last one was back in February). Buying multiple things at once from a single brand is not one of my shopping habits, either. But the 50% off deal from KIKO (the sale is still going on) was too sweet to pass up that I placed a sensible order which arrived today.
By "sensible", I mean I only chose things from the sale pages and stayed around the free shipping range ($35). That doesn't change the fact that I added yet another taupe eyeshadow which obviously isn't lacking from my stash, but seriously, I am being my own killjoy by saying it. Silly Lena. Stop it.
I only swatched them today, but everything seems satisfactory if not earth-shattering. Considering the small price I paid, I think I will enjoy them a lot.
Now, on to my show-and-tell..
The items arrived in a purple gift box. Neat.
This time I only bought eyeshadows, no lip stuff (what?!).
The nail file and the buffer were something I actually needed (what?!).
I bought two Color Fever Eyeshadow Palettes.
I remember hunting them down on eBay years ago before KIKO made it to the U.S.
I couldn't resist since they were under $10 each on sale.
100 Unexpected Rosy Taupe (L)
103 Grey Night Blue (R)
100 Unexpected Rosy Taupe has a harder texture, and the colors somewhat remind me of the Chanel Tissé Rivoli (reviewed).
All shades in this are quite shimmery and look ideal to layer over a cream base.
(I will still need Tom Ford Nude Dip, though.)
103 Grey Night Blue actually has a smoother consistency with nice color payoffs that I am surprised!
The the greyed taupe and the shimmery blue are gorgeous.
I don't want Chanel Tissé Jazz anymore. Really.
151 Macropearly Lilac
This one has a very hard and dense texture, which would be nice to use as an all-over wash or a blending color. Let's hope it doesn't turn gray and ashy on skin.
Eyetech Look Eyeshadow 116 Metallic Smoke
I really like this mauve-y taupe with a beautiful sheen.
I didn't know what to expect, but the creamy powder formula seems to be easy to work with.
Long Lasting Stick 39 Dark Taupe
It is a deep brown with a purple tinge.
Many people say this is a poor girl's Laura Mercier Caviar Stick. I think it will make a pretty eyeshadow base regardless!
I swear it wasn't intended, but don't you think these three would go well together? ;)
Thanks for looking!
I will try and do some look posts (and possibly simple tutorials) with these pretties.
Did you get anything from the KIKO sale? :)