Thursday, 20 March 2014

Haul: Priceline 40% Off Sale

So last week Priceline had a two day 40% off cosmetics sale. As soon as I saw the post on Facebook I headed off with my wish list to my nearest Priceline store. I did do quite a bit of damage but I'm really excited about the products I purchased! Sales like this are fantastic for Australians as drugstore makeup is considerably more expensive in comparison to the USA and the UK. 
Just a warning - I did go a bit crazy! Let's just say I needed some retail therapy and had saved up an amount of money that I was willing to spend at once. 

I have been wanting to find a good drugstore foundation and after hearing many good things about the following, I decided I would go ahead and purchase quite a few while they were on sale. 
L'Oreal True Match Foundation - N2 Vanilla (from $29.95 to $17.97)
L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation - Rose Porcelain (from $33.95 to $20.37)
Boujous Happy Light Foundation -#51 Rose Vanilla (from $29.00 to $17.40)
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - #103 True Ivory (from $19.95 to $11.97)
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation - Creamy Natural (from $19.95 to $11.97)
Revlon ColorStay Foundation Normal/Dry Skin - #150 Buff (from $34.95 to $20.97)
(Note: For reference I am NW20 in MAC Foundations)
So far I have tested the L'Oreal True Match, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous, and Rimmel Wake Me Up. I must say I am very impressed with the L'Oreal True Match foundation, it has a very nice semi-matte finish and good coverage. It stays in place well throughout the day the only thing I need to do is powder my nose to prevent shine. I'll do a review on some of these foundations when I've tested them properly. 

I had also been meaning to purchase a new highlighting pen concealer one after finishing my previous one (Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch), so I picked up two by L'Oreal and one by Rimmel.
L'Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen Concealer - #2 Medium (from $27.95 to $16.77)
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - #010 Ivory (from $14.95 to $8.97)
I have been testing the L'Oreal The Touche Magique Concealer and enjoying it so far. It gives light under eye coverage so is perfect for light makeup days or when you need a little help brightening your under eye circles. 

I love nail polish, especially Essie so I really went wild in the Essie section. These are all colours I've been wanting for a while and with 40% off I just went for it!
Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil (from $17.95 to $10.77)
Essie Blanc (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Fiji (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Muchi, Muchi (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Cute As A Button (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Come Here (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Bottle Service (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Lilacism (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Ladylike (from $16.95 to $10.17)
Essie Merino Cool (from $16.95 to $10.17)

I also picked up two more nail polishes one from Revlon, and the other from Sally Hansen:
Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish - Apricot Nectar (from $15.95 to $9.57)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Jaded (from $16.95 to $10.17)
I was also quite curious about the new Revlon Parfumerie collection, and selected the shade "Apricot Nectar". These nail polishes each have different individual scents, to me, "Apricot Nectar" smells like Allen's Sherbies lollies (do they even make these anymore?). I have this on my finger nails now and think it's a nice pastel shade. I cannot however detect the scent once dry with a top coat. I've never tried a Sally Hansen coloured nail polish before so picked up this lovely green/blue 'Tiffany' shade which is called "Jaded". I'm interested to see how it performs.

I do love my lip products, and picked out a few products that I was interested in testing:
Kate by Rimmel Matte Lipstick - #107 (from $12.95 to $7.77)
Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm - #235 (from $12.95 to $7.77)
Maybelline's Color Whisper in "Orange Attitude" is reminiscent of Revlon Lip Butter offerings. It is a sheer orangey-coral that would be nice for daytime wear. Also from Maybelline, Vibrant Mandarin lipstick is in contrast a brighter and more pigmented lipstick which has very good staying power and slightly stains the lips on removal. Kate by Rimmel #107 lipstick is a red-burgundy matte lipstick with a lovely watermelon scent (think MAC Rebel but less purple and more reddish). I'm excited to use this for a bolder darker lip, it might be nice to use in the upcoming Autumn/Winter seasons. Alternatively, Covergirl's Gloss Balm offers "sheer colour" and "soft shine". It wears very comfortably on the lips, and feels quite moisturising and nourishing. It does not wear as long as some other crayon-style lip pencils unfortunately. The colour is a nice pinky-coral and I love how the lid colour corresponds with each shade.

I love my Maybelline Color Tattoo in #25 "Bad to the Bronze" as it is a fantastic cream eyeshadow with great staying power. I therefore chose two more shades from the same range:
"Bold Gold" is a glittery golden shade which has a lovely iridescent shimmer when applied to the lid. "Barely Branded" is a newer release, from the Metal collection that has finer glitter particles and is a more neutral shade better suited for daytime wear. I think both of these are lovely shades which hopefully will be versatile and useful. A wonderful thing about Maybelline's Color Tattoos is that they can be used both as a base and a cream eyeshadow, so are great if you want a wash of colour on your lids but you are strapped for time in the morning (or evening!)

So that's my (rather large) Priceline 40% off sale haul. Well done if you made it this far, I feel like I babbled on but I'm pretty excited to try some of these products!

Let me know if you like these haul posts (I know I've done a few recently). But I'm on a bit of a beauty spending ban now, so next up will most probably be an empties post ;)


  1. Amazing haul! I love all the polishes and foundations you picked up. Looking forward to hearing about some of the foundations :)

    1. Thanks for the comment Sarah :) Drugstore foundations keep getting better and better!

  2. I can't wait to see reviews on the foundations. Wow, what a haul!