Did a little bit of retail therapy yesterday ^^
There were some good markdowns so I took the chance to try out some unfamiliar brands.
|Chi Chi - Step to the beat girl metallic eyeliner $6.96|
I've been on the hunt for a glittery goldish eyeliner for a few weeks now, and I only just stumbled over this by chance. It's more of a rusty gold, rather than the yellow gold I was after - but it's still a pretty colour. It was 30% off, so I'm glad I got it on sale!
I've always walked past the Chi Chi display and never really gave it too much attention, because it seems to target the teenage & night-clubbers' demographics with it's bright, loud and sparkly products. But the clearance bins will never fail to sway me and I decided to pick up a pot of the mineral eyeshadows in Cool Browns, because I love neutrals, and I love a good bargain.
It was a further bonus to read on the label that Chi Chi is an Australian owned brand (even if the products are actually made in China), do not test on animals, and also the eyeshadows are talc free, oil free, paraben free etc, etc.
|Chi Chi real minerals eyeshadow $3.50|
RRP apparently around $16.95
When I came home and looked at the receipt I saw it had been actually reduced to $3.50. Pretty good for 4 shades, and it's quite a big size too, so of course I went back today to pick up a few more pots. These were in the bargain bins, and not on the shelf with the rest of Chi Chi stuff so I'm not sure if that means these pots are being discontinued, or if they are simply getting rid of older stock.
|Quickie swatches of the Cool Browns pot, with flash|
This was applied wet, and it looks so pretty I could cry
Better swatches will be up next weekish, it was too cloudy today to get clear shots
|Australis lip & cheek tint in Portrait Pink $2.99|
This was an impulse buy since it was so cheap. You have to click it like a ballpoint pen, to get the tint to come through the brush. I'm not sure I like it since it doesn't seem so hygienic, but we shall see.
|Essence Smokey Eyes mascara $2.50|
Essence mascaras RRP around $5-$7 mark
I used to be a bit of a mascara-holic but when I still couldn't find a good one for my stubborn stick straight lashes I gave up and moved onto falsies instead ^^
I still need a mascara to use before applying falsies but now I just prefer a simple cheap one, so I got these mascaras when I saw they were reduced.
|Essence Sun Club mascara $3.00|
As expected, this one failed to keep my stubborn lashes curled. It coats my lashes nicely though, and adds some length. I don't have to feel disappointed in it's performance because it was so cheap~
And that's my haul for the day :)
I'll hopefully have some swatches/reviews on some of these products up soon. Anyone else tried these products before? Do let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend <3