Pack your bags DS Devotees, we’re going on a trip! A trip to the Amazon. OK, TBH it’s just Amazon.com but I spend so much time there, it should be considered a destination! It’s a veritable playground of beauty products, gadgets, and gizmos from all over the world. Just point, click, and a few days later a little box of happiness arrives on your doorstep.
A couple years ago I had no idea what Amazon.com was all about. I thought it was books and electronics. Then my mother surprised me with a gift card and changed my life forever. I started scrolling and surfing and discovered my love of all things gimmicky, pretty, and (if your Korean or foreign beauty) kooky! My beauty universe just expanded exponentially!
My collection of Amazon.com beauty purchases includes, but is not limited to:
Cat’s Wink Powder Compact
Rose Gold Beauty Blender Holder
12 Piece Taiwanese Lip Pencil Set
24K Rose Gold Facial Serum
Russian Eyebrow Pencil
5 Piece Unicorn Makeup Brush Set
Red Liquid Lipstick
Jelly Flower Lipstick
Green Color Changing Lipstick
Red Wine Lip Tint
15-Shade Cream Color Correct, Highlight and Contour Palette
Generic Beauty Blender
Domed-Well Serum Foundation Brush
5 Piece Generic “Artis” Makeup Brush Set
Combo Black Liquid/Gel Pencil Eyeliner
Various Fan, Contour and Foundation Brushes
Korean Beauty Lip Masks and Pore Strips
Of course there are some absolute busts. The lip masks are a waste of time; a good lip scrub and balm are quicker, easier, and make more sense. The red liquid lipstick is from Turkey and is so thick that it’s uncomfortable to wear. I can never get the color even on my lips. The green color-changing lipstick turns my lips the most horrifying shade of shocking pink. I can’t leave the house wearing it, I just can’t.
There are also some most excellent finds. Not only is the Cat’s Wink compact adorable, the powder actually works for my skin tone. It’s also quite the conversation piece when I pull it from my makeup bag! The Russian eyebrow pencil has become a staple – it’s the perfect shade, a lot of product, a nice surprise! The red wine lip tint smells like wine and leaves a gorgeous red stain on my lips. The color is so long-lasting that I need an oil based remover to take it off at the end of the day. The unicorn and generic “Artis” brushes work remarkably well and are very easy to wash. Nothing has fallen apart and they apply my makeup perfectly. The 24K serum is not quite a dupe for my Farsali 24K serum but it was $4.68 instead of $56. It makes a very nice makeup primer, leaves my skin with the exact amount of “tackiness” that I’m looking for in a primer. I’ve also used it as the last step in my night time skincare routine.
The rest are fun, simple pieces. Do I incorporate them into my daily makeup routine? Not all the time, but they are cute pieces that I can reach for when I need to change things up a bit. I consider them souvenirs from my trip to the Amazon. I’ll be sure and send you a postcard from my next beauty expedition!
P.S. Please note that none of the above items cost more than $8. Swear on my Dark Diva Darth heart!