I realized that last month’s non-haul didn’t mean anything after a friend told me ” ~but compared to the stuff you bought…”
Hehehe, oo nga naman.
But I’m glad I started this sort of series. It’s amusing how most of my makeup cravings really do die when I let them stay longer in the wants list. Right, Tellie? (Did you know that Tellie practices the x-month rule? I can’t remember if it’s 3 months or 6 months. Nevertheless, she waits that long before buying anything. That girl is superwoman.)
Now for the list —
NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCILS
These have been in my wish list since forever. I’m quite surprised that I still haven’t impulsively bought at least one pencil in recent months given my love for matte lip colors. I’ve been eyeing Train Bleu, 413 BLKR, Cruella, Damned, Never Say Never, and Sex Machine.
I guess owning the Sonia Kashuk Velvet Matte Lip Crayons made me realize that I have an aversion to lip products that need sharpening. Seeing the ‘color’ being shaved off feels painful.
Unfortunately, crossing these out made my want for NARS’ conventional matte lipsticks stronger, e.g. Volga, Shanghai Express, Funny Face, etc.
ARTIST STUDIO BRUSHES
I really loved my artist studio brushes ’til they shed on me. My favorites were the angled liner brush and the lip brush. The latter is still usable. I was going to get an additional 2 of each of those because I can’t not wash them every after use. Maybe it’s a good thing that they shed before I bought new ones.
THE BALM INSTAIN BLUSHES
These were an almost. I almost bought Pinstripe (and probably, Lace too). Being new to blushes, I find the stark dissimilarity between the colors in this line very appealing. They cost almost half as much as the NARS blushes and based on reviews, they’re not lacking in quality.
Crossing this out of the list was a case of destiny getting in the way. By that I mean, I stumbled upon several blog posts on Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin blushes and I realized that pigmentation is not always a good thing — if you’re not living under beauty universe rock, you would know that the instain blushes are BAM!!! PIGMENT!-blushes. For now, since I’m experimenting with how to shape blush on my face, I would much rather have something I can build up instead of sheer down.
THE NAKED PALETTE
Particularly the Naked that was up for sale at Carina’s blog. I saw it within the 30 minutes after the blog sale page was published. I almost immediately asked for it to be reserved. It’s already used, but in the photo, there’s hardly a dent on any of the pans. It was a steal for Php 1,700.
I phoned Cheche to confirm if she thinks it was indeed a good deal, secretly hoping she’d talk me out of buying it.
It was going to be impulsive shopping at its finest but I recognized that right away, so I slept on it, thinking — if it’s still available the next day, it’s meant to be mine.
I woke up decided that I’d be getting it only to see this word — RESERVED. Ouch.
After a good number of minutes picking up the pieces of my heart, I realized that I should be thankful someone snagged it first. If I really wanted the Naked, I would already have one right now.
In the spirit of full disclosure: Makeup I bought this month — 4U2 matte lipstick in SHY 03, Bourjois cream to powder eyeshadow in blue tenebreux (I just picked this up from the post, but I bought it last month), NYX Wonder Pencil in Deep, NARS Sheer Glow Stromboli, and Nars Laguna Bronzer.