50% Off Makeup Sale Priceline Drugstore Haul 2017

Who else got their hands on some bargains at the Priceline 50% off cosmetics sale? I managed to pick up some of my favourite products and a few new ones to try out so I filmed this Priceline makeup haul!

Although 50% off is amazing, Christmas is almost here so I didn’t go too overboard. My total spendings at Priceline came to $62.37 but on the bright side, I saved a whopping $62.45! Here is what I bought and why.

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NUDE BY NATURE Mineral Veil Finishing Powder 12 g

The Nude By Nature mineral finishing veil is amazing at creating a smooth and flawless finish on the skin without enhancing any fine lines or wrinkles. I haven’t heard many people talking about this product but it is amazing! I press it into the skin with a damp beauty blender to set my foundation.

It doesn’t contain Talc, Bismuth or Parabens, so it not only helps minimise excess oil and shine but allows your skin to breathe (plus no flashback in photos!).

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NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

During a routine Priceline shop, I came across the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation for $24.95. The sleek yet simple packaging was intriguing enough for me to pop it straight in my basket. 

I’ll be honest I’m not a huge foundation girl, I would much rather pop on some concealer and head out the door but there was something about the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation that caught my eye.

I liked the idea of a using a dropper to apply the foundation. I colour matched myself with the shade ‘light claire’ which has a yellow undertone to match my skin tone.

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation claims to give you total control with the dropper. It says to drop 2+ drops for a light coverage, 3+ for medium coverage and 4+ for full coverage.

It claims that you can “fine-tune this velvety, matte foundation with the included dropper. Simply adjust the number of drops until you create the look you’re feelin’ today. Want more coverage? Add more drops! Buff expertly using the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush for a seriously smooth finish.”

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Brush 

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The NYX foundation comes with a makeup brush with an indentation to drop the foundation into. The hole in the brush is designed to hold the foundation while you buff it into the skin. However, after watching review I decided not to spend my dollars on the brush because people have said it seems to eat the product.

I decided to test the foundation to see what MAKEUP tool applies it best, the real techniques expert face brush vs a damp beauty blender.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Packaging

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I am all about simplicity – so the sleek and simple design was definitely a packaging tick from me. I like the glass bottle and the sleek black writing and dropper. However, the bottle is quite small and because the product is watery, it is quite messy.

Pros of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • Extended shade range for every undertone and complexion.
  • Easily blendable and easy application.
  • Love the texture and semi-matte finish.
  • Doesn’t accentuate pores or cause breakouts.
  • Sheer to full coverage, depending on how much product you use.
  • Fragrance-free formula!
  • Suitable for normal, oily and combination skin types.
  • Natural-looking foundation and lightweight on the skin.

Cons of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • The bottle gets messy because the product has a watery consistency.
  • No SPF included!
  • Expensive – you only get 13ml for $24.95 for a drugstore brand.
  • Instructions are not accurate – 2+ drops are not enough to cover entire face (especially with a brush).

Would I repurchase the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation? 

Yes, I am loving this foundation for everyday use because it is light yet buildable depending on my coverage needs. It is a versatile product because you can use it as a foundation, I use a few drops as a concealer or as custom drops to make other foundations lighter or darker.

Brooke xo

MODELS PREFER Rainbow Highlighter & Unicorn Brushes! Review & Swatches

Rainbows and Unicorns and Models Prefer, Oh My! Ignoring my terrible Wizard of Oz reference, how magical are the new Models Prefer Unicorn Brushes and Rainbow Highlighter?

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We all love a good highlight so if you haven’t seen the new Models Prefer Rainbow Highlighter and Unicorn Brushes, I have an exciting unboxing and first impressions video for you.

I was so excited when I first saw them in the Priceline catalogue. I went into Priceline the very next day to purchase these little beauties.

I filmed my first impressions of these products, with swatches included. You can watch it below!

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Priceline Haul With 40% Off Sale ON NOW!

Attention all Priceline addicts! The Priceline 40% Off Sale is on again and frankly, I’m proud of my will power this year because believe me, the temptation is strong.

This is a last minute reminder to get into Priceline today or tomorrow to catch the 40% off sale. The sale is on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March, in-store and online.

Here are the products I bought and why I bought them.

MODELS PREFER Soft Touch Mineral Powder in Radiant Bronze

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Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner Review

It wasn’t until I discovered the Maybelline Hyper Share Liner that I actually created a winged liner I could be proud of. It will help the most hopeless of makeup wannabes (aka me) create a sharp winged line.

I have always appreciated a sharp winged liner. Due to one main reason, I could never achieve a nice, sharp wing. Since discovering this liner my winged game has changed. I never thought liner suited my eyes. However, this liner helped me achieve the perfect liner for my hooded eyes.

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Maybelline HyperSharp Wing Liquid Liner in Black

The Maybelline liner has a useful thick and a thin side. Including a thin tip to create the perfect sharp line, that glides smoothly along the skin.

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Beauty Blender Review + Tips

I have been using makeup sponges since I was old enough to apply makeup. I must say, there is nothing really like a makeup application with the OG of beauty blenders.  

When it comes to applying foundation, we all want to use a tool that gives us the most natural makeup application. If you don’t use the right applicator and have the right technique, it really doesn’t matter how expensive your foundation is.

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Are Priceline Goody Bags Worth It?

Let’s be honest, it’s incredibly hard to walk past a Priceline sale AND a skincare goody bag valued at over $300! The big question is, are Priceline goody bags really worth it?
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Priceline Australia is Australia’s leading health and beauty retailer, aka heaven. There are also Priceline Pharmacies, with everything a regular Priceline has, in addition to medications.

Priceline recently had their skincare goody bag promotion running and it made me think, why are they so damn appealing? It is probably due to women’s logic…

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