WARNING: This post is picture heavy (and long) and may cause a case of lemmings...
It has been requested for me to do a more detailed post of my haul. I had intended to do but wasn't sure what way to go about it. I've decided I will show you the products I purchased but will leave swatches and comments until I actually review the products. I haven't even used most (actually pretty much all) of the products yet.
Nars at Mecca Cosmetica
I purchased these items on a kind of spur of the moment. I had intended to purchase some products from Laura Mercier but could not find a counter (I was told by someone at Myer that they don't have counters anymore?) so I decided to check out Nars at Mecca.
I had to wait around 10 minutes to be served as both the artists were busy with other customers. I was then served by the fabulous Vanessa. She made me want to purchase so many things. She was so helpful - full of information and recommendations. All the products I purchased she actually applied for me and told me all about them. I should have taken a photo but forgot. :)
- Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc
- Multiple in Copacabana
- Blush in Torrid
- Lip Gloss in Chihuahua
I think Chanel may be the love of my life (an expensive love). I just love the products and cannot go past a counter without purchasing something. Plus when I got my make up done on my birthday, I had to purchase two products to make the appointment free.
- Inimitable Intense Mascara in 10 Noir
- Nail Colour in 513 Black Pearl
- Nail Colour in 549 Distraction
- Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in 164 Volupte
- Rouge Coco Shine in 52 Fetiche
- HydraMax + Active Nutrition Lip Care
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
I went to the Bobbi Brown counter knowing I wanted to purchase the corrector and concealer for under the eyes. At first the woman at the counter was not too friendly but I think once she realised I was a genuine customer she became much nicer when colour matching me. She even threw in a couple of samples.
- Corrector in Light Bisque
- Creamy Concealer Kit in Ivory/Pale Yellow Powder
- Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in 2 Calypso Coral
There is something just so luxurious and beautiful about Guerlain products. I had to add some to my collection. The lipstick is in pretty slide to open packaging. The pretty looking compact is a face powder and it smells like roses. I also got a GWP from Guerlain but sadly it is mostly skincare.
- Shine Automatique in 261 Rose Imperial
- Metorites Compact Pressed Powder in 01 Teint Rose
Burberry & Tom Ford
I have wanted a Burberry lipstick for ages but wasn't near a counter and could not find a reputable place to buy online (David Jones now sell some Burberry online here). I have been lusting after another Tom Ford lipstick since I got one at Christmas and again couldn't find anywhere to buy it online.
- Burberry Lip Cover in 03 Cameo Pink
- Tom Ford Lip Color in 08 Flamingo
Dior & YSL
I had to get one of the new Dior lipsticks. I am in love already, I intended to purchase another but got distracted by other shiny things. I also purchased another YSL Glossy Stain as I love them.
- Dior Addict Extreme in 476 Plaza
- YSL Glossy Stain in 12 Pink Coral
MAC & Giorgio Armani
This was my first visit to a MAC counter and I must say I wasn't overly impressed - so much so I left with only one product. I was served easily enough, I told the artist I was interested in the Mineralise Skin Finish powders. She then tried to match me to a dark colour. I am the lightest or second lightest shade in most foundations. I let her apply it and I was going to buy it, but then they didn't have it in stock (which I am now relieved about). There was just something that stopped me from purchasing anything else. I also purchased a Giorgio Armani eye shadow I have been wanting to try.
- MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Lightscapade
- Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eye Shadow in 8 Champagne
Clinique had a GWP on at David Jones so I decided to pick up a couple of their newest products. I was talked into the eye liner shade by the artist - still not sold on the green.
- Almost Lipstick in 39 Shy Honey
- Quickliner for Eyes Intense in 07 Intense Ivy
Priceline & Target
In all my time spent at Myer and David Jones I managed to fit in a trip to Priceline and Target. I picked up the Australis palette as I have read a lot about it on the BeautyHeaven forums. The Loreal shadows were reduced to $10 each and then I got one free (a buy 2 get 1 free promotion). I was really excited to see the new Nude by Nature products in Priceline so I had to get them.
- Australis Nudist Eye Shadow Palette
- Loreal Colour Infaillible Eye Shadow in
- 024 Bronze Goddess
- 027 Goldmine
- 021 Sahara Treasure
- Nude by Nature BB 5-in-1 Miracle Cream in Light
- Nude by Nature Papaw Ointment
Gift With Purchases & Samples
With all my shopping I managed to pick up two GWP's, one from Guerlain and one from Clinique. I also got some samples from both Bobbi Brown and Chanel. The Guerlain GWP was advertised on the box as a four piece gift but it has more than that in the bag, so that was a bonus.
So there is my massive beauty haul. I think I will have to be good on the beauty shopping for the next couple of months. I had such a fun time shopping. It was great to have access to so many make up counters that I normally don't, so I went a little crazy. I had however saved up some money for that purpose and had some generous relatives plus it was my 21st birthday celebration. I'm not much of a partier so I make up for it by being a shopaholic. :)
What have you purchased recently? What did you do to celebrate your most recent birthday?