I crossed several things on my wish list after testing them out at the counter. I didn’t realize that non-shopping feels just as good as shopping (Yeah, right. I hope I don’t get struck by lightning…)
The Bobbi Brown Art Sticks
I’ve waited for these since I saw them posted in Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’ instagram. I was going to buy another creamy matte lipstick when I saw the sticks propped up on the counter.
These pencils are the biggest makeup pencils I have ever seen. I think it’s at least 1.5 cm in diameter. Immediately, before even swatching the pencils, I asked the SA if it comes with a sharpener. Thankfully, it does, because no other sharpener could accommodate those. Imagine the fat preschool pencils you
probably owned, then add about 50% more girth (???).
The need for a sharpener already turned me off, but I had to see if there’s any color in the line that would make me let that slide.
I immediately picked out Cherry Wood (the darkest in the bunch), Bright Raspberry (bright blue-based pink), and Sunset Orange (only because I was looking for Jenna – a bright orange creamy matte lipstick, and it wasn’t available).
Of the three, I liked Bright Raspberry the most. But I was disappointed that it wasn’t as matte and opaque as I thought it would be.
To be fair to the art sticks, they are NOT bad at all. It can still be described as pigmented (for a multi-use product). I think they are supposed to be not super pigmented. I only intended to use it on the lips and if you’ve tried any of the creamy mattes, the art sticks pale in comparison.
The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I was very very disappointed with the Bobbi and Katie palette that I thought I’d just get another neutral eyeshadow palette. I think I’ve read Carina’s comparison post about 5 or more times and even asked her about it. I think I would best fit the Naked 2 but I slept on it and decided on just using the Bobbi Brown palette. I’m going to have to wet my brush every time and use a good eye primer/base — an apt punishment for not asking my mom what she wanted for christmas. (In case you’d want to know, my mom took 2 of my powder foundations and a red lipstick instead).
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
NC35 is too orange-red on me, there’s no NC37, and NC40 is too dark. Also, when I went to the store to check it out and upon holding it for the first time, I realized that the bottle is made of glass. Fine by me. It made it so much easier to move on. This is why:
Maybelline Color Tattoos
I’m not sure if it’s because the testers were old or if they were kept open for too long or both. The color tattoos I swatched in all the stores I went to were very clumpy and difficult to blend. I’m not even planning on looking for the matte ones anymore. Incidentally, I checked out the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color and I fell in like with them. I didn’t buy any. But they replaced the color tattoos on my list.
What did you cross out on your wish list this month? Do share.