weekly makeup deals

Long time no see! I actually haven’t posted since October and since I got back from my trip to the USA (amazing! Will have a post up about this soon, plus a haul video) I’ve been wanting to get back to writing my blog but I didn’t really know what to start with.

Weekly Makeup Deals is something I’ve had brewing in my head for awhile and honestly, I’ve been lazy and just couldn’t be bothered doing it in the past. I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge this year in terms of blogging and I think this is a good thing to start with. I will TRY and update these each week and with as much information as I can find. The format may change because this is still a bit green so bear with me. I’ll try and find local deals mostly but if I come across some great online steals/free shipping/etc I’ll add those as well. If you find something I haven’t added, feel free to comment below and I’ll update it. I won’t be listing absolutely everything, just the things that I think are a good deal.

PRICELINEDirect link to catalogue

If you are after haircare, this is the sale to go for. If you spend $40 or more you receive a free haircare giftbag with over $200 worth of products (while stocks last).

MAKEUP

  • 2 for $45 on selected Revlon Colorstay products (good deal if you are buying bases)
  • $5 off lip products from Rimmel
  • 20% off entire range of Bourjois
  • 30% off L’Oreal Infallible Range

SKINCARE

  • 25% off entire range of Skin Doctors products & Nivea Body Range
  • 20% off entire ranges from Sanctuary Spa, Bliss, Antipodes, Botani, Wotnot, Clearasil & Clean & Clear
  • 40% off Olay Skincare
  • 20% off Australis Tanning Range, Models Prefer Tanning & Puretan

HAIRCARE

  • 30% off entire ranges of John Frieda, L’Oreal Hair Care
  • 20% off Kardashian Beauty (excludes beauty tools), Batiste, Hask, Lady Jane & Scunci
  • 25% off Marc Anthony & OGX
  • 30% off VO5, Tresemme, Charles Worthington
  • 40% off Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime & Extra Care ranges

 

CHEMIST WAREHOUSE – Direct link to catalogue

Not a huge amount of sales on here, but they are always quite a cheap option and one to keep an eye out on. Some of the good deals I found are –

  • Entire OGX range for $8.99 each
  • 25% entire range of Neutrogena products
  • 40% off Neutrogena Hydro Boost Serum (I’m keen to try this one myself)

TARGET – Direct link to catalogue

They aren’t on sale this week but keep an eye out for the new Sleek & TheBalm stands at your local target, mine got one last week and it was so fun to finally swatch some Sleek products in person!

MAKEUP

  • 30% off the entire range of the following brands (basically everything!) – Maybelline, L’Oreal, Covergirl, Max Factor, Chi Chi, Rimmel, Nude by Nature, QVS, Sally Hansen, Manicare
  • Buy One get One Half Price off Revlon

SKINCARE

  • 30% off entire ranges of Garnier & Nivea

HAIRCARE

  • 30% off entire ranges of Scunci & Lady Jayne

BIG W– Direct link to catalogue

Another good department store sale this week!

MAKEUP

  • Barry M is now stocked in select Big W stores (sadly not mine! In fact my local store has no makeup… boooooo!). If you spend $19 or over you receive a free Barry M makeup bag.
  • 25% off entire range from Boe Professional, Covergirl & Australis
  • 30% off entire range from L’Oreal & Maybelline

SKINCARE

  • 20% off Cetaphil Skincare
  • 40% off Garnier & L’Oreal Skincare
  • $3 off Aveeno & Neutrogena Skincare

COLES – Direct link to catalogue (check your local catalogue as these may be for NSW only)

  • 30% off entire range of Maybelline
  • 40% off entire range of L’Oreal Skincare
  • 1/2 Price on all Nivea items

WOOLWORTHS –  Direct link to catalogue (check your local catalogue as these may be for NSW only)

  • Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation $13 (savings $5.95)
  • 40% off Olay Skincare
  • 2 for $20 on L’Oreal Hair Expertise Shampoo or Conditioner (I love these!)

If you have a great deal that i’ve missed, let me know and i’ll add it in!

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models prefer rose nude palette

Wow, so it’s been so long since I’ve actually written a blog post. I’ve had these photos sitting in my draft section for way too long and thought it was about time to get the post up. I’m a bit rusty so bear with me lol.

The Models Prefer Rose Nudes Palette has been out for awhile now and retails at $12.99AUD and is only available from Priceline (FYI Models Prefer is a Priceline exclusive brand). They have a couple of other palettes out in this range a Black (I guess for smokey looks) and the original Nude (which I also own, and is shown below next to the new Rose Palette). I get a fair bit of use out of both of the versions I own, they are easy shadows to use for my everyday makeup and the size of the palette which is smaller then my iPhone is so easy to travel with. They stayed during my recent Makeup Palette cull! (video coming soon).

This palette is a bit of a take on the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette with some of the shades coming in as close dupes. I have previously swatched and reviewed the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette as well.

Also random addition of the Models Prefer Paw Paw ointment in Peach because I bought this on the same day and thought it looked good next to the palette, this is also an awesome product and the Peach smell is delicious.

models prefer rose nude palette nude palette

models prefer rose nude palette swatch

As you can see and as the name suggests the shades here lead more rosey and warm (funny that!) then the previous Nude palette. There is a mixture of matte, shimmer formulas and a shade that is almost like a pressed pigment which is the 4th shade from the top, a stunning copper (my personal favourite and most worn tbh). My gripe with this palette is the first 4 shades, I think so many light shades is unnecessary and would have preferred (HA HA) a more mid toned brown matte shade to use as a transition or crease colour. The lighter matte shades are also a little bit chalky and really need to be blended in, I generally just use these as a base for my makeup so you don’t really see them anyway. The rest are fantastic shades, the only other one I haven’t dipped my brush into is the darkest shade which is almost a black with small purple shimmers, it’s just not my thing.

Onto some swatches… Sorry these did have names but I lost the little insert thing.

models prefer rose nude palette swatches

models prefer rose nude palette swatches

In comparison with the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, some of the shades are pretty close to duping the palette but the formula just isn’t as good. However, if you are on a budget or just want a couple of shades from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and they are duped in this palette, maybe check this one out.

models prefer rose nude palette vs urban decay naked 3

models prefer rose nude palette and urban decay naked 3 swatches

Here I have swatched Buzz, Trick, Nooner & Blackheart from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and the corresponding shades from the Models Prefer Nude Rose Palette (the MP shades are the first of the shades swatched).

As mentioned previously the Models Prefer Nude Rose Palette retails for $12.99AUD and can be purchased from the mothership…aka Priceline 🙂

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Contouring, Strobing, Kim K’ing… It’s the makeup “thing” people are doing. Most brands have gotten on board and bought out their own versions of the Contour Kits. Providing you a few shades of highlight and contour shades to get your face looking slimmer, highlighted and Instagrammable.

2 of my favourite budget brands have bought out their own versions and of course I’ve snapped up both of them. I remember the hype surrounding the Australis AC On Tour (get it… A Contour… lol) kit when it first hit the shelves, it was an instant sell-out and finding it was like finding gold at the end of a rainbow. Eventually I managed to get my hands on one in the 2nd round of restocks :). Recently Models Prefer have bought out their version, with mirror (yes it’s bolded on the front of the packaging) again, I needed this even though I had the Australis version.

A week after I filmed this, Australis repackaged the original version of the kit with 2 new shades medium & dark (and added a mirror). The one I’ve got is still available but it is now the Light shade of the kits.

In my video I compare them and do swatch comparisons of the shades, yes they are actually different and let you know which one I like the best. Feel free to Subscribe, Like all that good stuff 🙂

I would love to know if you’ve tried these and if you have a preference?

Both of these kits are available at Priceline and are priced at $16.95AUD

 

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I’m sure i’ve mentioned before i’m a total magpie when it comes to packaging and the packaging of these items (as well as the price) is what made me throw them into my Priceline basket one day.

Be Essentials is a Priceline exclusive brand, kind of like Models Prefer. The entire range is marked at $3 per item so definitely not bank breaking at all.

Let’s start with the mascara, I wore this in my filming FOTD which I posted earlier this week and for the price it’s quite a good mascara. If you just want something to define the lashes then this is a great option. For me personally, I like bold volumised lashes and this just didn’t quite hit the mark for that. I will continue to use it however and may layer it with other mascaras for a perfect combination.

The eyebrow pencil… not so much of a success. I couldn’t swatch it because it was in the boxed packaging but I picked up the lightest shade there was. If you can see the swatch below this has quite a reddy tone to it and certainly wouldn’t work with my eyebrows. The formula is also creamy which isn’t ideal for eyebrow pencils in my opinion. So final verdict is this one will be going in the bin.

As mentioned earlier you can pick up the Be Essentials range from Priceline for $3 a pop. There is a whole range of goodies including lipsticks, nail polishes, eyeliners etc.

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Last week Priceline held their 40% off makeup sale and I hauled. This time around I decided to get onboard and order my small stash online, thankfully I don’t work near a Priceline so it was impossible for me to get to a store… I’d imagine my haul would be triple the size if I got to actually swatch everything. Here’s what I picked up –

Savvy Perfect Pout Lipstick Kit RRP $10.00AUD (Sale Price $6.00AUD)

I’m thinking of doing a swatch fest with these on the weekend, I had a little play with them swatching them on my hand and there are some really cool and on trend colours in this 10 piece set. I’m a bit iffy on the formula but i’ll give them a try. Such a great present for someone who is getting into makeup and not sure about what lipstick shades to wear or are scared to try a bold lip. This set covers all bases!

Savvy Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Ocean Water RRP $8.99AUD (Sale Price $2.69)

I don’t know what went through my mind when I added this to my cart, I honestly think the picture next to the shade name was a neutral… This is so not me. Luckily it was cheap because I sure regret this one.

Australis AC/ME Metallic Finish Eyeshadow in Bronzonce RRP $7.95AUD (Sale Price $4.77)

I wanted to pick this up the first time I swatched it, not sure why I didn’t but when I went back it was sold out. The formula is a cream consistancy and it is such a gorgeous rose gold bronzey colour, I can’t wait to get this on my lids. It’s suuuuuuper glittery though so might just be a night time option…. or not.

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation in Shade W3 RRP $33.95AUD (Sale Price $20.37)

I’ve had this foundation on my radar for quite some time and after loving the True Match foundation but finding it not always the best fit for my dehydrated skin I thought it was time to finally try the more hydrating, glowy formula of the Lumi Magique. When I opened this the other day and saw the colour I thought it was going to be way to dark. Turns out it’s perfect! I have a bit more colour at the moment so maybe in the wintertime i’ll need to revisit my shade but so far so good. I’m liking this foundation and will definitely continue to use it.

Models Prefer Tri Precision Lash Liner RRP $12.99AUD (Sale Price $7.79)

I’ve never seen this in store and was keen to try it because it’s something very different. I’ve seen versions of this type of eyeliner with the 3 pronged tip to dot between the lashes. I haven’t had a play with this yet but if you’d like a review let me know.

While I was writing this and referring back to my original order email to get the sale prices I paid I realised that one of the products I ordered didn’t arrive. I also ordered the Models Prefer Finale Finishing Spray but it wasn’t in my package. I’ll be emailing Priceline to follow this up and hopefully they can post it out to me soon (I’ve been looking forward to trying that).

Thanks for reading if you made it this far and let me know what you picked up in the sale if you got anything. I’d love to know!

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