Let's just say I've definitely been taking advantage of sales and promotions this past month. Some of this haul was sale-motivated, some was "ordering a Christmas gift but need to purchase more to get free shipping" motivated (have you done that before???).
Anyways, here's what I hauled!
- YSL Rouge Pur Couture #10 Beige Tribute
- YSL Rouge Pur Couture MINI (so cute!) #1 Le Rouge (this was a freebie!)
- Chanel Taupe Gris eyeshadow
- NARS Sex Appeal blush (20% off Beauty.com F&F)
- YSL Perfect Touch Radiant Brush foundation in 05 Peach
- Lancome Teint Miracle foundation in Ivoire 2C (20% off Sephora F&F)
- MAC MSF Natural in Medium
- MAC lipsticks (from A Tartan Tale): Cut a Caper, The Faerie Glen
- MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow
- MAC Partial to Pink cremesheen glass
- Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer (20% off Sephora F&F)
I wasn't that excited about MAC's holiday collection this year. Last year I got a bunch of stuff, most of which I really love and still use (especially the Smoke & Mirrors palette!), but this year all I wanted were two lipsticks: Cut a Caper (a light peachy coral) and The Faerie Glen (a mauvey nude). I did repurchase the MSF Natural powder (my favorite) - I must've loved that thing, because I used it all up the last time! - as well as Amber Lights eyeshadow and Partial to Pink cremesheen glass, two things I've been lemming for quite a while.
I was pushed to order another YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick because Neiman Marcus had a promotion for a free mini #1 Le Rouge lipstick with any Rouge Pur Couture purchase. So I picked up #10, which is a lavender pink/beige nude, and is almost my exact natural lip color. Oddly enough, its consistency is less creamy than #6 (my all-time fave - in a month I've almost run out!), and I prefer it with a similar-colored gloss over the top (MAC's Glamour for All is perfect!). #1 Le Rouge is a gorgeous cherry red with a glossy, creamy consistency similar to #6.
NARS Sex Appeal is a gorgeous pale pinky peach matte blush (I think I "ooo"ed when I opened it!). It's quite chalky and requires some work (read: lots of layering!), but I think it will suit fair skin tones well. I've only used it once so far (too enamored with Douceur to stray...), but I thought it gave a pretty, natural-looking flush.
Really loving both foundations and the concealer so far as well. I'll let you know more when I've gotten more use out of everything!
I'm sure you'll be seeing these products (some you already have seen!) in future FOTDs, but if you'd like to see swatches of anything, please let me know!
All in all, I'd say it's been a very successful shopping month, don't you think? haha
See you all soon - with part two (yikes, there's more??)!