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New At Priceline - February 2016

18 February 2016
Damn Priceline, damn Priceline and their new things that I want and can't resist.

Natio Contour Palette & Brush

I think the main things to touch on with this palette is that it's limited edition, has a large mirror and I'm not blown away by it for the most part.

Everything seems right, the darker shade makes a nice bronzer when used lightly and works as a contour while my skin is quite tanned, the medium shade will make a perfect winter contour and is usable for me even now when I want a softer contour. The highlight buffs out to a pretty soft gold sheen which I'm adoring at the moment, with all that said I'm having some issues with the contour shades and especially the brush.

When you try to use the brush for highlighting and contouring it's just a mess, strong lines that are hard to blend and when you do finally manage to blend them out it starts to look patchy and over worked. Use the brush for foundation and concealer unless you like to look like you did your makeup in the dark.

I also don't feel like the darker shades blend very well in general, it doesn't seem to matter what brushes I use, I just can't get a nice blend on the edges which is obviously very frustrating, the highlight on the other hand performs beautifully and it's the sole reason why I won't return the palette.

The Natio Contour Palette retails for $24.95AUD and is currently only available in store.

Essence Hapy Girls Are Pretty Contouring Set

This ones easy, the contour is nice, not a whole lot of pigment but I love that because you have the option of going soft and subtle or building it up for some punch, this also means people from very fair to quite tanned can use it.

The highlight on the other hand is rubbish, it blends out to nothing and when you try to build it it just looks powdery and caked on. Considering the price point on this I'm not going to ask for a tissue for my issue, we all know essence can be hit or miss, this particular palette shows both sides of the story.

The Essence Happy Girls Are Pretty Contour Set retails for $6.75AUD and is currently only available in store.

Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks*

These are impressive, the more I use them; the more I like them.

What you're looking at here are hydrating lipsticks with pigment for days, these go on easy and feel great. They claim to be long-wearing but I personally feel like that comes down to the fact that they stain the lips.

These will transfer. Everywhere, if you're not careful. They do set to some extent, you can feel it a few minutes after applying, but this doesn't stop them from transferring on to anything your lips come in contact with.

They smell like Rimmel Apocalips, just a little less on the chemically side. They have a sheen to them and some wear down to a frosty-ish finish which I'm really not keen on.

It's a Keeper & Easy Does It are the two that I have that are a little frosty, they do that disgusting glitter lip thing when they wear off. So yuck.

At the end of the day these are nice lipsticks, are they really 'The Only 1'? Fuck no, I'm a makeup junkie, no lipstick will ever be 'The Only 1', but they are certainly worth buying!

Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks come in 12 colours and retail for $15.95AUD. Currently available online and in store.

Maybelline Colour Blur By Lipstudio

I picked up one of the Maybelline Colour Blur crayons because I wanted to test out the blurring tool for myself.

I will quickly say that it's a matte, non-drying formula (feelsa exactly the same as the Maybelline Creamy Mattes) and I quite like the crayon type applicator, it's awesome for precision application.

The idea behind the product is that you apply it to the center of your lips and use the rubber end to fade the colour out to the edges of your lips.

Cool concept bro, shame it's mostly crap.

Over a very large area you can see that it's possible to make it work but it looks a little patchy in the faded area, when you try to achieve a faded edge on the lips it's extremely difficult and 10 times out of 10 I just ended up with a softer application rather than an actual gradient to the lips.

     Blurred                                            Applied normally
Used on it's own these are just like the Maybelline Creamy Mattes, only difference is that you get 1.25g of product in this rather than 4.2g for the same price. Don't be fooled by this bullshit.

The Maybelline Colour Blur By Lipstudio come in 8 colours and retail for $17.95AUD. They are currently available online and in store.

L'Oreal Matte Max Lip Colour

I don't even know where the fuck to start with this. Yes it looks like an eyeshadow, yes it's meant for your lips.

I'm not going to talk about the actual product that much because it's nothing special, compressed, silicone feel powder, matte finish, drying, not very opaque.

What the hell is with the applicator though? It's always been a shitty way to deposit eyeshadow so what made them think it was a good idea for a lip product? Leave it in the 90's where it belongs!

Makeup harbours bacteria by nature, toss in a sponge applicator and the fact that you shove it back in to a powder product and I just want to gag. I'm glad L'Oreal released this just so I could bitch about how stupid I think it is.

The L'Oreal Matte Max Lip Colour is available in 6 shades and retails for a ridiculous $23.95AUD!  

Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Mattes

These are exactly what they sound like, wonderful creamy matte lipsticks, they have nice pigmentation, apply smoothly and don't feel dry on the lips. I love a matte finish but by nature mattes are usually drying and I just can't stand that, these have quickly become a favourite simply because they offer the comfort of a standard lipstick with a matte finish.

I don't feel like they have super staying power but they hold up well considering that they don't set completely dry, if you're wondering if they transfer then the answer is yes, again since they don't become completely dry they will transfer.

Packaging is typical Maybelline, you'll tell these ones apart from others in your collection by the pretty dark mauve lid with the gorgeous matte finish.

If you like a matte lipstick but hate the dry feeling I'd definitely recommend these, I'm keen to see the shade range grow too.

Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Mattes are available in 8 shades and retail for $17.95AUD each and are available online and in store.

If you've picked up anything new at Priceline recently and want to fill me in about your exciting new toy let me know in the comments!

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3 comments on "New At Priceline - February 2016"
  1. Hi there, I have only just discovered your blog and I love it! I have been waiting for these Rimmel lipsticks and I think I’ll get Easy Does It and Best of the Best. Also, they are $5 off at Priceline at the moment… x

    1. Thank you so much! :)

      They are very nice lipsticks and with the $5 off introductory price it's definitely worth grabbing the colours you like!

  2. Its a keeper and Lust for blush are amazing :DD