I’m a fan of online shopping and buy most of my make-up supplies that way. Drugstore.com and its sister site, Beauty.com have been two of my favorites. Drugs and beauty; a match made in psychedelic heaven.
Periodically, the beauty site offers 25% off on their products (to people with accounts, so sign up now) from a whole bunch of brands, and I jump to buy certain items from brands that don’t give me the professional discount I so richly deserve (props to Make Up Forever, Urban Decay, NARS for believing that I actually do make-up for a living). The current sale starts today and runs through September 4th.
So here are the products that I think you might like, or, in the case of the first, that you MUST have:
Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler ($
21, $15.75) – so well made and will last forever. I always tell my clients to put some muscle into squeezing the lashes (no, they will not come off), and this tool can take it. If you are not part of the .001% who have naturally curly lashes, then GO.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Original ($
20, $15) – if you use eye shadow and you don’t use this, well, then, I can’t help you. Don’t pay extra for the anti-aging version and run away from the shimmery one.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($
20, $15) – okay, so I’m loving on UD today, but the liners cannot be beat. Go for basic shades like Perversion (blackest black), Demolition (dark brown) and Rockstar (eggplant) and stay away from pretty much everything else – those bright colors and their loony names are of no use to a grown-up person.
While we’re at it, the lip liners from UD are just as awesome. The shades I use most often on clients are Naked (nude pink), Manic (rosy wine), and Liar (mauve nude – kind of peachy to my eye). Notice how I ordered the names? Am I the only one who is reminded of a former boyfriend?
On the flip side, the products that are now on my “WTF?” Pinterest board because they are spectacularly useless and silly:
Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove ($25) – What? Rubber dish gloves that have anti-slip grips (like these from Playtex) are a fraction of the cost and can actually be used for other important things, like pulling forks out of the garbage disposal and picking up other people’s underwear off the floor (see “lip liners,” above).
Beautyblender bling.ring + the original beautyblender sponge ($29) – hahahahaha. The most overpriced beauty item just got more ridiculous.
I could go on and on.
If you sign up for a beauty.com account today and don’t get the Friends & Family e-mail offer, be patient, they do this at least twice per year.
Less hope, more wisdom.