I saw this topic on Styled by Lauren so I wanted to do my own list too. Since so many of you are listing your Sephora VIB sale shopping lists, I’ll kind of join in with this post even though I won’t be partaking in the VIB sale this time around (*sob*). Next year I’ll be able to indulge in getting these items from brands I want to try more of:
The obvious choice. Since this brand’s launch (and debut in Canada in June this year), it’s been a hot brand in the makeup world. I got my grubby little hands on a lipstick via a gift card for my birthday, and I’m itching to try more from the line, namely the Colour Chameleon eye shadow pencil in Dark Pearl, an eye shadow quad, and possibly a blusher.
This brand launched at Sephora this year and I’ve been anxious to try something from it. The first thing I have to get my paws on is their Relevée Lash Curler. I’ve perused the displays and it appears that most of the products are made in Japan – the line does have a Japanese aesthetic to it. I want to try their Artistique Blushes and Eyeshadows – which all fit into custom palettes, I’m a sucker for custom palettes!
I do have a few Nars items in my stash (eye shadows and blush) but I’ve accumulated a whole whack of lemmings from this brand during this past year of No-Buy. I will definitely be getting the Radiant Creamy Concealer, Audacious Lipstick, All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, and if I can justify it, their most recent launch: Pro Palette (custom palette *squee*)
This is another brand I’ve dabbled in – but I’ve only ever purchased items from Winners / Marshalls so it’s high time I give the non-discontinued products a try huh? 😉 I’ve loved the Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder (essentially the same thing as the current Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation). Aside from finally trying the infamous Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal and Beach Tint, I may check out the Ombre Nudes Eye Palette in (as strongly recommended by Ingrid of CurlySpringBlossom).
My only experience with Hourglass was a deluxe sample of their famed Veil Mineral Primer (which I didn’t like) but I’m interested in trying one of their Ambient Lighting Powders and possibly a Liquid Lipstick. I’m gutted that I never did get to try the Eyeshadow Duos which got discontinued in favour of those swirly marble Modernist palettes which I don’t like the looks of.
The Highliner Gel Crayon from Marc Jacobs has completely won me over – I want to get at least 2 more colours of this formula. In addition, the polishes are one of the best formulas I’ve tried – pricey but worth it to me. I’m interested in possibly getting an eye shadow palette or the Magic Marc’er (a liquid liner that’s offered in brown!)
I bought one of their Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Rose Gold during Sephora’s VIB sale and I really like it – I want the shades Orchid, Heaven and Hell next. I’m also interested in trying their Americana Customer Coverage Concentrate which is a highly concentrated foundation that needs to be mixed with face cream – depending on the ratio of mixture, the coverage will vary from a tinted moisturizer to full coverage.
The only Tarte item in my collection is the famed Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed… and don’t hate me, but it was such a let down! The colour isn’t that great and it’s not a pigmented product. Its status is firmly in the “meh” and “ho-hum” category – in fact, I really should have purged it in my last stash clean up. But, I hear so many people go on and on about the brand, I thought I should give it another chance. I’m eyeing the Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer (which used to be called Smooth Operator) and an Amazonian Butter Lipstick – I just love the colourful packaging of these.
This brand has never held any appeal to me for some odd reason. I’ve only ever tried one thing from TF and it wasn’t even proper makeup; it was the Shadow Insurance eyelid primer (which I really do love). I think TF falls into the Benefit category for me – cute packaging but no substance. However, I see lots of raves for this brand online so I really should at least try ONE makeup item. I’m thinking the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette? I saw a few of you recommended the shade Peanut Butter from that palette as a good transitional shade… and I just love the idea of peanut butter on my eyelids. 😆 Any other Too Faced recommendations?
The Bay has a VL counter now and I’m quite excited to try something from this Australian line after seeing it featured in makeup artist videos. I’ve read high praises for Water Canvas Foundation, Water Canvas Blush, and Lip & Cheek Gel Stain. Has anyone used anything from this brand? Recs?
It’s all the rage on beauty blogs right now so I won’t harp on too much. But come the new year, the nail polishes and blushes will be mine! And maybe one of the eye shadow palettes! 😉
Oh gosh, so many more! I won’t go into every one of these but Zoeva, MUG, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Burberry…. ahhhh!
Polishes – there are SO many polish brands out there I haven’t dabbled in. I’m pretty mainstream when it comes to brands but I’d like to try these:
• Rescue Beauty Lounge
• Misslyn – this is fairly new at Shoppers Drug Mart and I’ve been eyeing it
• lacc – another new brand (and Canadian) available at SDM
• Mineral Fusion (Chic and Polished introduced me to this)
• More indie brands like Cirque, A England and Llarowe.
And of course, I need a Bootie Babe polish in my life:
I read more about this brand and the polish is actually made by Nubar. From the current line-up, I’m interested in getting the shades Rock Bottom and Butt Out. 😉
Have you tried any of the brands / products mentioned in this post? Yay or nay? Any recommendations for me? 2016 is going to be one heck of an expensive year! 😉