Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another HUGE Discount Makeup Haul With Swatches and Reviews

This is a couple weeks worth of makeup purchases.  Everything was under $3 except the second Ulta palette that I turned into a Z-Palette  and the 2 Hard Candy Items.  I got all this for $61.50.  There's 39 items here including a giant palette.  

Rimmel and NYC were on clearance for 75% off.  They were all under $1.   The Jordana 3 piece set as well as the Sally Hansen Lip Shimmers (it was a buy 1 get 1 free 2 pack) were both from the 99 Cent Only Store.  The Burt's was on clearance at CVS for $1.25 and the Ulta palette I got for $8 (ulta rewards $4 off and a 20% off coupon). 

There nail polishes were 25-50 cents

 Wet N Wild was 5 at Walgreen's but I had a $3.00 off any purchase at Walgreen's.  The Physician's Formula gel liners were buy 1 get 1 50% off plus I had 2 $5.00 off coupons so they were $2.50 a piece.  The Elf eyeshadow was $1 at Target.  The Eyelash glue was $1 at 99 Cent Only and the Nail polish was 50 cents.

The Matte nailpolish was $4.00 and the Fox in a Box was $6.00

This was about $4.50 ish at Target.  I also had a $1 off Target coupon and a $2 off reg coupon so it came out to 75 cents a piece.

Another $1 Jordanna 3pc set from 99 Cent Only.  The 2 Physician's Formula items were also from there.  The NYC was $4 on sale at Target plus I had a $1 off Target coupon and a 50 cent off reg coupon which made it $2.50.  The palettes were all from Payless and were $2-$3 on clearance and were also buy 1 get 1 50% off.  I paid $7 for 4 palettes.  The double ended pencil was on clearance for $1.99.

The eyebrow kit was $3.50 and I had a $1 off Target coupon and a 50 cent regular coupon.  The Elf gel liner was $3.  The brush was $1.99.  The rimmel were $4.50 and $3.50.  I had 3 coupons which equaled to $5 off the Rimmel.  So I paid $1.50 for each item.

I found this PF eyeshadow at the 99 Cent store 2 days ago. 


The Zac and Zoe Swatches and Review are here.

 Ulta Kit
These colors are very pretty.  Some of them are a miss (mostly the lighter colors), you really have to build the color.  It's not bad for the price.  I am loving the darker colors.  These can all be bought full size too.

The left 2 colors are the Jordana singles.  These are surprisingly not that bad,  The green and bronze ones are beautifully vibrant.  The white one takes a little more effort.  The next 6 swatches are the PF eyeshadows.  I have nothing bad to say about them.  The first is Mauve Minerals and the second is Pure Minerals.  I used to hate PF eyeshadows but this is actually really nice.  Very pigmented and easy to work with.  The  bronzers and blushes are all very pretty.   From left to right to the second picture it goes - Rimmel Sun Bronze, Rimmel Santa Rose, Hard Candy Fox in a Box Spicy & Sweet, and NYC Terracotta Tan on bottom.

 Unknown brand Glow in the dark green and black dual sided jumbo pencil.  Jordana Evening Mist jumbo pencil.  These are all very pretty.  They apply smooth and creamy.

 PF Simmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Creamliner Blue Eyes and  Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Creamliner Glam Blue Eyes
The one on the left is great.  The staying power is FAR less than Wet N Wild, Elf and high end brands.  I find myself having to reapply these half way through the day to my outer waterline.  The trio on the right are all fine except the light blue one.  I HATE IT.  It applies sheer and blotchy and will not stick to my waterline at all.  I will not be buying these metallic ones again.

These are the 2 Elf Quads.  The left one is teal dream and I found this one hard to get good color from.  2 of the colors you really have to build.  The right one is Silver lining.  I love this quad, no complaints.

NYC Palette Bryan Park
This palette is ok.  I don't like it as much as the Rimmel eyeshadows.  The colors don't seem as pigmented.

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette
I love all my Wet N Wild Palettes.  They are beautifully pigmented and the colors are gorgeous.  I would say these are as good as high end eyeshadows.

These are the Rimmel eyeshadows.  The left is Maritime and the right is Sweet Smoulder.  I love love love Rimmel eyeshadows.  Not as much as WnW but pretty close!  The brown swatch is the brow powder in Brunette.  Lastly I have 2 swatches because I picked up another Elf gel liner a couple weeks ago that I forgot to picture.  Left is Midnight and the right is Plum.


  1. The brown swatched all the way to the right in the Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone palette... does it have a blue-green duochrome to it? That's what it seems like from the picture. If so, it could be a dupe for MAC's Copperclast pigment.

  2. It's teal brown duochrome :D So I'm guessing it's a dupe haha

  3. :D OH MAI GOODNESS! that's awesome.