Monday, 21 July 2014

Beauty Wishlist

L-R Clockwise: Nars Sheer Glow, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer, Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, Benefit They're Real Eyeliner, Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick in Neon Orange

You know, it’s just occurred to me that most of my money goes into food and beauty. Like, I have no problem spending an absurd amount of money on food or beauty goods, but I umm and ahh over a $40 dress (and 9/10 end up not buying it). This explains why I am pudgy and have a wardrobe that is more like a beauty stockroom. And really, the latter is getting a little out of hand so I’ve decided that I need to put myself on a shopping ban. 
Starting now. 

Okay, maybe tomorrow because there are a still things I need to get before my wallet can hibernate. 
But I’ve already got a list in my head of things I want to get when I’m off my shopping ban! Ahah. Here are some of the things I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on!

1. NARS Sheer Glow
Everyone seems to love this foundation and, because of that, I've stayed far away. As I often say, cult products rarely work for me. Some likened it to YSL’s Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation which I already own and so I didn’t think I’d need another similar product. But about a week ago, a friend and I were killing time at the beauty counters and we swatched some on the back of my hand. I patted it onto my hand and, surprisingly, it was quite hydrating despite its medium coverage. It’s easily blended out and didn’t seem to sink into the dry patches on the back of my hand. I’m very impressed! Having said that, it’s very likely that I’ll do some more research and sampling before I commit!

2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
I’ve actually just started using concealer this year despite the fact that my eye bags are bruisy purple. I’ve always stayed away from concealers because of how dry and chalky they look on my under eye area, which is super dry as it is. I’ve always just used liquid foundation to conceal and, to be honest, it doesn't conceal a lot. Anyway, my under eye area is looking a lot less dehydrated lately and so I’m beginning to think that maybe I can look for a concealer to hide my dark circles. The NARS concealer seems highly recommended for dry skin types since it is quite creamy and liquidy. Again, will test before I buy!

3. Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer
I’ve been meaning to pick this up for awhile now but I can’t decide whether I want the primer or tinted moisturiser! I hear the tinted moisturiser does pretty much the same thing as a primer. Anyone else tried either and can given me some tips?

4. Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask
Okay, this one will be on my wishlist for a LONNNGGG time because it costs way too much and even my obsession with everything rose won’t allow me to buy this. But nonetheless, it’s something to aspire to! Sisley says that this luxurious anti-aging mask will plump, revitalise and restore skin. Sounds like a dream for tired and dehydrated skin!

5. Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner
An angled pen eyeliner - why didn’t anyone think of that earlier?! I haven’t seen this in person but the swatches online look very tempting. The colour is the type of pitch black I love on my eyes. I’d imagine that the tip would make it really easy to tight line too! Fortunately for my wallet, I’ve got a few unopened eyeliners left so I’ll be using those ones up first.

6. Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick in Neon Orange
Those who have watched the K-drama 'You Who Came From The Stars' might recognise the main character using this orange shade. It looks absolutely gorgeous on Cheon Song Yi and I’m not sure whether it’s the shade or the shape of her lips that makes the lipstick look so appealing. But since I can’t do anything about how my lips look, I’m going to choose to believe that it’s the former. The Serum Intense lipsticks are known for their ability to hydrate the lips whilst giving them an intense dose of colour. Most swatches I’ve seen online seem to show how pigmented the shades are. I’ve just started to wear lipstick so I’m really interested in how this will work on my dry lips!

What’s on your wishlist right now? 


  1. I think it is always a good thing to have a list. I think I am just like you, spending more money on food and makeup rather than wardrobes. ;)
    Right now, I only have a few things on my makeup wishlist, which is quite surprising. I'm waiting to see what is offered for the authumn, though. :)

  2. Ahhh! NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is great :D And I've also been keen to try Sheer Glow and They're Real Eyeliner! I'm still trying to stick to my own makeup ban, though :L

  3. LOL you and I need to stay strong and weather this shopping ban!

  4. I can't wait until autumn release as well! Hopefully some pretty lipsticks and some nice blushes!

  5. Haha, I knowwww. But #struggleisreal! D:

  6. You've got some beautiful products listed! I was quite amazed by the swatches from benefit's liner, I wonder if it will transfer to my top lid :/ ahh problems with hooded eyes! I don't have anything on my wishlist at the moment, trying to gather some savings!! difficult though!!

  7. That's actually one of my concerns with the liner as well but I figured that if I have it just on my waterline, it should be okay...right? AHAH. Obviously I've been sucked into the marketing hype already!

  8. Oh my god yes--I can freely drop $30 on a blush and then realise I can get a pretty decent article of clothing for the same price, but I'll still debate on a $30 piece of clothing ._, #MESSEDUPPRIORITIES

  9. Saw your comment this morning and went to NARS straight after to get colour matched.

    Turns out I need to buy two! One salmon-y colour I can't remember the name of and Vanilla. Ahhhh - my wishlist is growing!