Disclaimer: This is not a detailed post for swatches or product breakdown. This is just for my personal amusement and also because I'm bored with nothing to do.
Around late 2015, I suddenly developed an interest in makeup.
But not for wearing them.
I merely liked the feeling of seeing them in their pans and cases and also loved swatching and comparing them. I did occasionally use them (like twice a year) but now I realize, I might be a makeup
hoarder collector. If the items were limited edition, they caught my attention easier as compared to those that were not. Featured in the list below are 6 (of the many) that I have no regrets purchasing and in no particular order.
1. Wet n Wild Holiday 2016 Collection
Wet n Wild has really stepped up their game lately and any makeup fan would tell you what a nightmare it is to get one of their limited edition collections. Fortunately, WnW learned from their past launches and this one lingered for a bit (by that I mean like, a day) and I was one of the lucky ones to be able to purchase one. However, a lot of people realized that the pigments were missing from their orders when they received them. Thankfully, I was not one of them.
2. Covergirl Star Wars lipsticks
Being a fan of Star Wars consequently leads me to love star wars related merchandise and because my fave (and only) makeup item I use on a regular basic is the lipstick, I needed to have this (key word: need) and so I did. I am proud of myself for not caving in and buying everything because some colours were rather impractical (like the silver). I had to purchase the gold though.
3. LORAC Mega Pro 3
I was late to the makeup game, and could only envy those who owned the 1&2. When I saw the previews for the MP3 though, I knew that it had to belong to me. It was loaded with rose golden warm tones and those are the kind of eyeshadows I use the most. However, it was extremely difficult (and expensive) to get hold of one and now that it's in my hands, I'm so scared to touch it but I know one day (maybe 10 years down the road) I will.
4. Boxycharm November 2016
I can't even begin to describe how blessed I got with this box. I managed to get everything I wanted and really enjoyed the contents. The highlight was the studio on the go cool toned palette that's really pigmented and wearable. I'm so glad that I got the vintage highlighter because it's just so pretty (and we all know by now that's why I like makeup. cuz it's pretty in its little box). I also got a MANNA lip stain and a Luxie beauty small contour brush, both of which will come really useful. There was also a Skyn icelandic eye relief cream, which I gave to my mum.
5. Urban Decay Alice through the looking glass eyeshadow palette
Now this one, was a major steal. When it first released, it retailed for 60 USD and while the palette caught my eye, I did not want to spend that much on colours I would hardly use. A few months later during the Black Friday sales, I chanced upon this palette on sale for 27USD and I snagged it faster than a kid would gobble up ice cream. Glad I did because it sold out the next time I checked.
6. Colourpop tie dye shadows
These were also really tough to get, but these are my first colourpop shadows and I have to say I really like them. They're different from other eyeshadow formulas but are extremely pigmented.
Okay, so here's a bonus. The reason why this isn't in my top 6 is because well, I forgot about it.
Kylie Jenner released her cosmetics line about a year ago, and in August 2016, she released her birthday edition collection. While I'm aware of her lip and ass injecting tendencies and am probably helping her enlarge them by buying her things, I can't deny that the quality of her products (especially in this collection) are very good. I was really impressed with the products from her birthday line.
So that sumps up some of my favourite beauty buys from 2016.
Nicki Minaj should use less tho.