This is my first haul from Beautyjoint.com. I talked about them in previous post when I was going over the recent sites that I have been shopping on. So this is the first haul and it was just some lipsticks and pencils. I wanted to keep the weight down as this site does charge for shipping. It ended up being only around US8.00 for shipping so I’m pretty happy with that.
The main reason I purchased from here was because they had the NYX Wicked lipsticks that I wanted. They have many of the drugstore type brands and lots of NYX which I have been wanting to try. You can get some NYX here in Korea but my local Watsons that carries it only has a tiny selection.
I ended up getting 6 NYX lipsticks and a variety of lip pencils and crayons. I really like pencils but they are super hard to find here in Korea, they don’t seem to use them as much. Probably because tints are much more popular.
NYX Glam Lipstick Aqua Luxe in Divine and Glory (US$6.00 each)
A lesson in buying online, while you can try your hardest to make sure you are not buying similar items sometimes it just happens. These two colors are beautiful but they are just too close for me to be perfectly happy with the purchase. Of course there is no one to blame but myself, it happens. They are both gorgeous colors and I am sure to get a lot of wear out of both of them. You can see in the swatches below, Divine is slightly more crimson and Glory (closer to the wrist) is slightly more pink. They are both really shiny and pretty.
NYX Butter in Taffy and Licorice (US$6.00 each)
A Lip Butter was one of the first I got from NYX and I love it, I wanted to get more but when I went back to Watsons where I got it from the small stand they had up had disappeared. Since I was getting some others from this website I figured I may as well get a few more colors. I like how the colors of the case reflect the shade of lipstick, it’s so much easier to see what one I want when looking down at them. Taffy is a pretty almost hot pink but not quite, I thought it might be a bit bright for me but I think it will be okay. I really like this color it’s pretty and fun. Licorice is a really dark plum color, it’s rich and gorgeous. These Lip Butters are some of my favourite colors, I now have three and I love them all.
NYX Wicked in Mischievous and Power (US$9.00 each )
These were the lipsticks I really wanted to try, I saw them online somewhere and they just looked amazing. I was not sure if I would wear them but I figured I could try a few of the more subtle shades. I loved the other colors but I would never get any wear out of them. Mischievous is much more gold than I thought it would be, I thought it would be more of a champagne color but again that’s what you have to deal with when you are buying online. It’s still beautiful but I probably would not wear it by itself. I’m sure I will be able to mix it to make some pretty colors so I’m not unhappy. The other color is Power and it is gorgeous metallic mauve color. I can definitely wear this one.
Other lip purchases :
Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stick in Pinky Promise (US$3.99)
I’ve heard lots of online chatter about Wet n Wild so I really wanted to try some of their products. I was looking for some extras to add to my parcel and I can’t resist a crayon. It’s really nice and chunky and the color is a light pearly pink.
NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Vanilla Ice (US$4.50)
This one is a bit longer than the Wet n Wild one but not as chunky. It’s called a Jumbo Lip Pencil but the consistency is more of a crayon. The color is really pretty, it’s kind of metallic. It does have a bit of a chemical smell to it which is weird.
Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Pure (US$6.99)
I picked this liner just to try as it looked nice and I’ve heard some good things about Rimmel. It’s more like a lipstick just in a really slim stick. The color is a nice pinky red.
NYX Lip Liners in Sand Pink and Cabaret (US$3.50 each)
I chose these two colors to try out as I have a lot of pinks and dark wine reds in my lipstick collection. I thought they would be a good place to start. These are true pencils rather than twist ones like the previous three. The sand pink one is a really good match with the NYX Lip Butter in Taffy. They are both creamy and smooth and beautiful colors.
Wet n Wild Coloricon Lip Liner in Berry Red (US$1.99)
I love the color of this, it’s gorgeous and I could easily wear it alone. It’s actually very close to the Rimmel one but just a bit richer or sharper, something that makes it pop more. It is really nice considering the price. This is also a true pencil and is really long compared to the others, it’s about one and a half of the NYX pencils.
The swatches go from the bottom up in the same order as they are listed and shown in the photo, this means the Wet n Wild Balm Stain is farthest from the wrist and the Wet n Wild Pencil the closest.