11.4.17

Priceline 40% Off Haul

It has finally arrived! I feel like this 40% off promotion happened weeks ago however my order only arrived this past week. Slow shipping aside, 40% off makeup at Priceline was amazing! I admit to being a bit of a snob when it comes to products I put on my face. I am willing to invest money into makeup and skincare because our skin is our biggest organ. Spending thousands of dollars on designer items is really not my thing (except for that one time I had an out-of-body experience and purchased a Chloé handbag). But spending a hundred or so on a good serum and I really don’t bat an eyelid.

In recent times, however, my mind has expanded and I am learning that just because an item was purchased from a drugstore/chemist doesn’t mean it will be less beneficial for my skin. There are some fantastic products available from chemists that help you achieve great skin (or great makeup) without breaking the bank (see La Roche-Posay, Avéne, Nuxe Reve De Miel to name just a few). So when Priceline announced 40% off makeup, I took it as an invitation to pretty much overhaul my daily makeup items!

Here is what I ended up adding to my cart almost 40 weeks ago (hehe I kid, the shipping wasn’t that bad):


Essie Nail Polish
I ended up selecting three shades, as I could not narrow it down to one. I am a sucker for a nude but with pail skin, am often disappointed with the effect nudes have once painted on my nails. However this was not the case with Ladylike (darker pink nude in the photo). I am hooked! This nude has tinges of rose and doesn’t wash my skin out. My workday involves a lot of hands on work, but I did not experience any chipping until day 3. 
I also picked up Bikini So Teeny (as I wanted to shake up my colour options a little) and Mademoiselle (for a classic sheer, baby pink option). I am yet to try these out but look forward to it after the results of Ladylike.
Sale Price: $10.17 


Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
I had slight trepidations about selecting my correct foundation shade online. “Why not just shop in-store?”, I hear you ask. Well I am a sucker for the convenience of online shopping, which, mixed with my laziness equated to me not jumping in my car and popping to the shops. I ended up selecting shade 52 Vanilla, which ended up being a pretty solid match for my skin tone. The formula is similar to Nars Sheer Glow (I wear shade Light 4 Deauville) with a light-medium coverage. It also does what the name suggests and gives a healthy, radiance-boosting glow to the skin. I really like this foundation, and for a $20 price tag, I will be using it on the regular and saving my Nars for weekends.
Sale Price: $19.20

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer
Some bloggers have raved about how much they love this concealer however after my first application, I found that it settled into fine lines and creased around my eyes, by the end of the day. It does a decent job at concealing and has a convenient brush tip applicator but doesn’t wear well. I will persist with it and try it over different primers and under different setting powders, however, based on my trials so far, I do not see myself repurchasing this. 
Sale Price: $8.37

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer
I have only used this a small number of times but am impressed with the formula. It does not crease or settle into fine lines and is very easy to apply. The tube has a soft-tip applicator in a dome formation that is a great fit for under the eyes and around the orbital bone. I don’t see myself using this to conceal spots but will be grabbing it to help conceal my dark circles. I picked the shade Fair, which suits my pale skin just fine!
Sale Price: $11.37

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream (Stockholm)
I have never tried a Nyx lip product before so when 40% came around I felt there was no reason not to add one to cart. I love this formula! It has a velvet texture- the finish is matte but it feels more like a creamy and moisturizing formula. Not drying at all! And thankfully it does not highlight all of the fine creases in my lips. I picked the shade Stockholm, which from the tube appeared to be a rose-nude colour however once on the lips appears browner in undertone. I like it though and am not disappointed at all with this product! I am tempted to pick up some of the other colours in this range. The only downside is that this does not stay on the lips and reapplication is needed throughout the day.
Sale Price: $7.77


L’Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Palette
This palette is available in two shades, so of course I picked the Light/Medium option. I am pretty new to the contouring trend however I don’t feel the need to buy other contour products since trying this…because it is so good! The texture is so creamy and I applied it over foundation using my finger. It is very easy to blend and does not leave your face looking dirty. The highlight is very subtle and has zero shimmer so would be perfect for people who love the “no makeup” makeup look (such as myself). Highly recommend!
Sale Price: $17.97

Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette
I love this little 3 in 1 palette. I must confess I have not tried out the Bronze/contour shade. However, the highlighter and blush are very impressive for a $10 palette. Both have a subtle shimmer: nothing garish or obviously glittery. The blush is a lovely peach shade and I love using it to add a natural flush to my cheeks everyday. It is also the perfect size for throwing in your makeup bag or travel bag. Highly recommend!
Sale Price: $10.17

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
I have a loose, transparent powder I use to set my makeup but thought I would test out a pressed powder. It is finely milled and applies very smoothly. It does the trick for the first few hours, however I get very oily around my nose and found I needed to reapply every couple of hours. Is it the best on the market? In my opinion: no. However do you get value for money? At under $10: yes.
Sale Price: $7.17



What are your favourite drugstore items? Did you pick up any new products in the Priceline sale? Let me know in the comments below!
2 comments on "Priceline 40% Off Haul"
  1. Great article! Sounds like next time I run out of foundation I should give my local chemist a go, rather than run to the closest shopping centre and give my credit card a workout. I have never tried Rimmel products, but your recommendations have peaked my interest.

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  2. You definitely should Sarah! I would recommend the Bourjois foundation :)

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