It was only after I created the above graphic, I realised that I have another blog post with this title. Whoops.
I’ve been on a makeup hiatus for a good while now. In comparison to this time last year, I haven’t purchased that amount of makeup. I wasn’t really intrigued by most of the products, especially with the considerable hype some products get. Anyway, the following are items that I’ve really wanted to try and just haven’t gotten around to doing so.
N.B. All prices are quoted in TT dollars.
- L.A Girl Pro Coverage Foundation in White (foundation lightener)
I picked this up because basically none of my foundations match me, at the moment. Somehow, everyone in Trinidad matches me 5 shades darker than I am. It was between this and the Coverfx drops which are around $200. I didn’t feel like dishing out that money. Haven’t tried this out as yet but I really do hope it works out. Got it at Wonderful World in Westmall for $65.
- Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Americano
This is the only item that I’ve used before and absolutely loved. Ofra’s liquid lipstick is one of my favourite liquid lipsticks as outlined in this blog post. I’ve been dying to get my hands on this shade, having swatched it at Starlite Pharm. It was sold out for a while until this time when I finally scored it. It’s a gorgeous nude for us women of colour and as you can see from the tube, there’s a hint of duo-chrome so it’s not a boring, flat nude. I actually want to compare it to this L.A. Colors lipstick mentioned in this post since they’re a bit similar.
- L’oreal Lash Paradise in Black
We are fully aware that this mascara is all the rage right now. I was so excited when I found it in Pennywise, Chaguanas for only $61. Also haven’t used it as yet but I can’t wait to! L’oreal mascaras are some of my favourites.
- Royal & Langnickel Buffer Brush
This is another item that we’ve recently got in Trinidad and I couldn’t wait to try it, as well. At just $50 in Wonderful World, I can already tell that this brush is gonna be a holygrail. I was blown away by the design of this brush since it’s so affordable. The bristles are so soft and the brush itself has a weight to it that you wouldn’t expect which makes it feel more luxurious. Now I really wanna try more brushes from this brand!
My only gripe is that it’s situated in the absolutely worst spots in all of the Wonderful World stores I’ve been to. It’s so difficult to reach the brushes since they’re pretty much on the floor. I really hope that they relocate them!
- Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Matte Naked
Similarly to the brush mentioned above, Milani’s lipstick also resembles that of a luxurious brand. With it’s gold, not cheap-y packaging and contrasting affordable price tag at around $50 something dollars in Wonderful World. It swatched really nicely but it seems like a colour that I’d have to work with as it may be a bit light for me.
This bring us to the end of this small haul. Hope you all enjoy and per usual, let me know if you’ve tried these products and what are y’all thoughts!