The Clicks Spring Beauty Fair was the perfect opportunity for me to stock up on some “drugstore” items that I have had my eye on for a while. They always have specials on nearly every beauty brand; whether its a 2-for-3 special, a buy one get one free special, or a buy one and get one half price, you can almost guarantee that that product you have been eyeing WILL be on special.
Seeing as I popped in only a few days before pay day, I had to drastically limit myself. Here is the teeny NYX and Maybelline haul that I walked out with…
The NYX Mat Lipsticks in Indie Flick and Alabama – I had been eyeing up Indie Flick for weeks. It was recommended by my dear friend Cara as a pretty close dupe for the Kendall Jenner Estee Launder lipstick. And, with a pricetag of R340 VS a NYX lipstick pricetag, I was so excited to see it still in stock. The second lipstick that I chose from the matte range was ‘Alabama’ and in every single review I read it was described as ‘brick red’ and ‘ambulance red’. BUT IT IS NOT. It is the absolutely most perfect shade of deep deep red with a touch of dark purple/maroon undertone. I have been searching for a colour like this for ages and the swatch on my hand looked fantastic. I will be doing full indepth reviews on all of these lipsticks soon – so keep your fingers crossed for me that these are the shades I have been after.
The NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Snow White – online this is described as a ‘deep blue toned red’ and I don’t see any blue in it but there is certainly a something which I just cannot put my finger on (which, obviously, must be blue?). I do not wear red lipsticks ever so that hopefully shows you that both Snow White and Alabama (above) are not the usual run-of-the-mill pin up reds. It also has whatever undertone is hiding in Alabama, something a bit dark and maroony.
The Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown – Over the last few months so many drugstore brands have been bringing out brow products which are receiving rave reviews. I was really excited to see the Cavendish branch FINALLY stocked up with said products and the two products I picked up were the Brow Drama and Brow Satin (based, once again, on Cara’s recommendation). At first I was a bit worried that the ‘Dark Brown’ was not dark enough as I love a dark brow look and the colour range did not go darker than that. However they are buildable and you can create a darker look as you go. Reviews on both products to come!
The Maybelline Brow Satin in Dark Brown
The Maybelline Master Duo Liner – Truth be told I only picked up this product because I needed a third item to qualify for the special and I was in need of a new liquid liner. This applicator looks very interesting and it can apparently be used for thin and thick liner looks. Once again, a review post to come..
So all in all I am uber proud of myself for not going haywire and buying the entire shop up. I am also superrr keen to try all of these out and get my reviews up!
Thanks for reading! What do you think of the products I picked up?