The thing I love best about online shopping is being able to shop at anytime, in my pyjamas with holes (HAHA!), with no makeup, untidy hair.
I also don't have to wait in line at the store, no need to squeeze with smelly people, and no need to feel pressured into buying things from pushy sales people.
Here are 5 makeup products I got from Best Buy World Singapore!
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow #34 Eclosion
Retail price: $87.00
BBW price: $78.00 (10% savings)
Size: Full size. 1.2g
YAYYY to my first ever Chanel quad! 😀 Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow #34 Eclosion has 4 beautiful neutral shades that are work-appropriate and wearable for any occasion. They are all highly complimentary, ranging from matte to satin to shimmer.
From left to right (I started swatching from the top left shade and went clockwise):
- Peachy pink, satin finish. Goes well as an overall lid color, or the Contour Area to neutralize/warm up cool shades. You could even use this as a blush in an emergency touch-up situation if you don't have a blush with you.
- Golden beige with gold sparkles, shimmery finish. Love this as a highlight on the centre of the lid. Some people say they have problems with fallout, but it's not serious to me. I've experienced much worse.
- Taupe with purple undertone, satin finish. I normally stay away from taupes, but this is very wearable and doesn't look weird on my warm undertones. I use this on the outer second half of the lid and as a light highlight for the brow bone area.
- Deep plum, matte finish. Great for adding dimension to the eyes when applied to the Outer V, or as an eyeliner.
The eyeshadows definitely are intensified when applied with a wet brush, but they already appear pigmented when applied dry. So being the lazy person that I am, I would just apply them dry!
Trivia: If you do a search on Google for this product, you would see that it comes in a square version. Don't worry! BBW is not selling fake stuff! Chanel quads come in square eyeshadow pans in the US and have black sponge applicators. The rest of the world have round pans and white sponge applicators.
Lancome Gloss In Love #323 Pink Carat
Left to right: #385 Under The Spotlight, #323 Pink Carat
BBW price: $12.00
Size: Sample size. 4.5ml
The applicator of Lancome Gloss In Love tapers and curves to fit your lips perfectly, making application a breeze. I use the concave side of on my lower lip and the convex side on the upper. But you can use it anyway you want, whatever rocks your boat!
I'm glad I already own the full size Lancome Gloss In Love in #385 Under The Spotlight (6ml) so I can do a comparison between that and Lancome Gloss In Love in #323 Pink Carat (4.5ml). The full size one comes with an applicator wand that you click to eject and comes out with the perfect amount of product. The sample size one doesn't have that unique contraption, but if you just want to try the shade, it really doesn't matter because the shape of the wand is more important and both sizes come with that wand shape.
Pink Carat has a light pink pigment with loads of micro pink shimmer, leaving your lips looking like you just kissed Edward Cullen. I meant that in a good way, ya! 😀
Lancome Gloss In Love Pink Carat
Benefit Fine-One-One Sheer Brightening Color for Cheek & Lip
Retail price: $47.00
BBW price: $38.00 (19% savings)
Size: Full size. 8g
What a fun product! The Benefit Fine-One-One Sheer Brightening Color For Cheek & Lip (Such a cheeky name! You know, like 911....heh) is a cheek color and highlight stick. I place the product on my cheek area with the champagne shade facing upwards and swipe across towards my hairline. I would do about 3 swipes, then take a synthethic brush to blend the 3 shades together. You can use your fingers, but I just prefer brushes.
I'm usually averse to cream/cake blushes as they tend to slide off very quickly on my oily skin, some even turn patchy, but Fine-One-One could be a game turner! WOOHOO!
My advice would be not to smile while doing the swipe motion so that you get an even application with the flat surface. In fact, I don't smile when I apply blush; I don't follow the 'apply blush on the apples of your cheek' rule because... it doesn't work this way.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara #01 Extreme Black
SO CUTE! ^_^*
Retail price: $20.00
BBW price: $4.50 (80% savings)
Size: Sample size. 2.8ml
Just like the Lancome Gloss In Love sample size, this Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara #01 Extreme Black has the same wand size as its full size counterpart so you can try the product without having to dish out money for a full size one.
Banila Co. Eye Love Deep Black Eyeliner Pencil
BBW price: $21.80
Size: Full size.
Dark black matte black eyeliner pencil that goes on smooth and creamy on my eyelids without tugging. Banila Co. Eye Love Deep Black Eyeliner Pencil can definitely give Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero a run for the money! Banila Co.'s smudges much less on my eyes too. I don't know why Urban Decay's Zero never worked for me, I always ended up with panda eyes. Tsk.
Today's look created with products mentioned above ! 😀
I used #385 Under The Spotlight here coz I prefer brighter lip colors. By the way, Under The Spotlight made it to my Top 13 Favorite Makeup Products of 2013 list!
Cheap Prices & Good Deals
Apart from the great prices and sample Best Buy World has to offer, another thing which fascinates me is the cheap deals!
Best Buy World has such a large variety of products from so many brands that if converted into a physical store, can crush any existing mega store one in Singapore. From skincare to cosmetics to fragrances to accessories, you can browse several brands and products at one place.
Here are just some of the loooooonnnnnng list brands they carry:
Shopping online with Best Buy makes comparing and researching of products and prices so much easier and convenient!
Sometimes I feel uncomfortable asking the sales person for the prices of too many items because... it's kinda embarrasing. You know what I mean, right? Like, yes, I am the customer, but I just don't feel good asking "How much is this?" for 5 items. It's harder to hide the shock on my face when I'm taken aback by the price too. HAHAHA! 😀
You can shop by brand: Estee Lauder
WOW! Look at the fantastic savings! 50%, 62%, 65%!
Then find the specific category under that brand: Estee Lauder > Mascara
Do note, however, that this Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara #01 Extreme Black is a travel-sized tube, as mentioned above in my review. You get 2.8ml of product for ONLY $4.00. Sample sizes are great for trying new products before deciding whether it's worth getting more, and for traveling too!
Fast Delivery, Cash-On-Delivery
You can make payment with a credit card, but if you are not comfortable with making payment online, Best Buy World has a cash-on-delivery option so you can personally check your goods before handing your money over.
Expect next-day delivery, and if you spend above $60, you get free delivery too! Check out their delivery schedule here. Please note that delivery is only WITHIN SINGAPORE.
Go check out Best Buy World now if you haven't heard of them before! I'm sure you'll find something you like from their wide range of products!
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