2013 is yet another year of wise buys for me. I think it was last year when I decided to limit my makeup purchases to what I really need (or was it in 2011?). I’m not a makeup junkie anyway so not having a big makeup collection doesn’t really bother me at all. Nor do I envy those who have an cosmetic armoire filled with rows and rows of expensive products.
But there’s always a right time for a girl to add a few items to her makeup stash.
Early this year, I discarded my Maybelline mascara because I’ve been using it for more than 3 months. It was my one and only mascara so I was lucky when an Avon dealer offered to sell me the Avon SuperExtend Mascara (black) for only P200. And I’m glad I bought it as it’s great at lengthening my eyelashes. Think Lancome Definicils kind of lengthening. However, this mascara isn’t perfect because it is not the quick-dry type and has the tendency to clump if you apply too many coats.
Another wise buy I made is the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer. I have very oily lids so an hour after eyeshadow application, you can already see the creases. So I was super glad when a friend recommended the primer having read the great reviews about it. I knew that eye primers that do the job are pricey (hello, UDPP and TFSI!) so when I found out that you can get a 10g bottle of Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer for less than P300, I was sold. And…. this product’s amazing! I simply apply the primer under my eyeshadow and I noticed that there’s no creasing and eye makeup stays put even after 8 hours, even on very hot and humid days. Furthermore, it doesn’t dry up too quickly so you’ll have ample time to blend, blend, blend. Another great thing about Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer is that I can apply it on my waterline so now my eyeliner stays on longer. 🙂
All in all, I’m very happy with the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer and the Avon SuperExtend Mascara. Will I repurchase? Most DEFINITELY!