January 26, 2016

Current Makeup and Beauty Purchases 3, 2, 1 LIST THEM NOW!

makeup and beauty purchases

Spill it! What’s your current makeup and beauty purchases? List ’em now! What did you order and what are you stalking the mailman for at the moment?

Mine are…

From England:

  • Agent Provocateur Fatale Intense by Agent Provocateur
  • Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink by Agent Provocateur

From Nordstrom:

  • Diptyque Eau Rose
  • Laura Geller Beauty Blush-n-Brighten Baked Blush in Fruit Punch and Peach Delight
  • Maison Martin Margiela Replica At the Barber’s Fragrance
  • Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club Fragrance
  • Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate
  • Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand Dynamic Duo Lift & Light Reflector

From Kiko:

3, 2, 1 List yours!

Don’t leave me hanging here all by myself!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dee

    Tartlette In Bloom Palette, IT Cosmetics TSV and some CC Cream, Comptoir Sud Pacifique perfume in Vanilla Apricot and NYX contour palette. Must stop.

  • Paula

    I was hoping with the new year I would calm down a bit with my beauty related purchases…but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Lol, here’s my list!

    Recently Purchased:
    – Three shades of Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation
    – UDxGwen Blush Palette
    – Too Faced Love Flush palette
    – Colourpop ‘Where The Light Is’ and ‘Where The Night Is’ sets, Puppy Love shadow, Fanny Pack and Electric Slide Highlighters
    – Amorepacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System (started with the travel size to try, but fell in love and immediately bought the full size for at home so I have it with me at all times)
    – Benefit Roller Lash
    – Foreo Luna Mini

    Anxiously awaiting from the mailman:
    – 8 Morphe shadow palettes and 8 Morphe brushes

    I feel like I might be forgetting somethings, but I kind of hope not after looking at my list while typing…

      • Paula

        That’s a duh. Lol

        P.S. I am obsessed with the Replica fragrances, I will complete my collection eventually. Which are your favorites??

        • Isabella Muse

          haha! πŸ˜€ My collection would have been complete with these two but two more launched booo! I don’t yet have Lipstick on and By the Fireplace! I’m waiting on a few more reviews before I grab those up! Have you tried either? My favs are Tea Escape and Funfair Evening although the latter makes me slightly ill if I use too much! πŸ˜€ How about you?

          • Paula

            Lazy Sunday Morning layered with Tea Escape is probably what I wear most often. It’s hard to choose though, they are all great for different reasons. I totally agree about Funfair! Too funny!

          • Isabella Muse

            Ok so I need to try! That sounds like a lovely cocktail! :-D! haha right? It smells so nice but also gives you a migraine I wanna chuck type of feeling if overly done. Guess it really is like a funfair lol!

  • Melissa

    Recently I got 3 of the new lorac blushes,the too faced blush palette, & the new Stila aqua serum concealer. ive been on the hunt for something really good to cover my dark circles so far I like the Stila. I did have the MUFE new concealer I returned it also the KVD blush duo I like the lorac ones better. (:

    • Isabella Muse

      Keep me updated on Stila’s new concealer, curious minds about that one!

      • Melissa

        So far I hate the packaging of the stila concealer. Its hard to squeeze out product but when it does to much comes out.

  • KimMWC03

    The blizzard put a damper on my shopping; however, I did pick up the L’Oreal La Palette lip today. I am waiting for my Macy’s order of some LancΓ΄me spring collection items and a few things from Sephora (another Too Faced Melted lipstick, a Bite lipstick and some skincare). I also recently purchased the Green Tea perfume by Elizabeth Arden and am loving it.

  • Maria A

    – Estee Lauder New Spring Blush the pink one, I returned the coral one, the texture felt drier.
    – Marc Jacobs Social Butterfly Pallet
    – Sephora the lip collection one with all the nudes, the one you recently reviewed, I got mine in a few weeks back
    – Color pop highlight and eye-shadows
    – Estee lauder Paris please lipstick (I adore the shade)
    – Too faced Heart blush Pallet
    – Too faced heart shaped blush in tow shades and a lip melt
    That’s all I can remember so far, but I feel like I am leaving something out…..

    Ah yes Zoya nail polished quite a few (I adore the formula and it helps that they are 5 free)

    • Kimmwc03

      I ordered Paris Please too. I can’t wait to get it. But I think you meant LancΓ΄me, not EL, right?

      • maria A

        Yes lol you are right same for the blush. The coral shade was dry but the pink was creamy. SO I returned the coral one. The lipstick is creamy and the color is stunning.

  • Karen

    Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte foundation (not loving it dries out my normal-combo skin ), Maybelline Master Fix Setting and Perfecting Translucent Powder (love it to set the sides of my cheeks to make my contour more defined). NYX Micro Brow pencil in Espresso and HD photo concealer in green (to cover a red scar under my eye ). Laura Geller Baked Gelato highlighter in Gilded Honey which I scored from dermstore.com for $19.84 including free shipping ! Yay. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper – my HG liquid liner. The most amazing liner ! Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci – this shade was part of their holiday set but they’ve made it permanent. It’s a gorgeous wearable mauve.

    • Kimmwc03

      I found the Dream Velvet drying on my normal-combo skin too. I thought it was just the retinol I had started but not using that foundation made my skin look better.

  • Chelsea


    Clinique Chubby Stick for eyes in Whopping Willow
    Clinique Lid Pop in Willow Pop
    Clinique Quickliner Intense in Intense Peridot
    Clinique lip pop sheer in Melon Pop

    Also got a GWP, mini Moisture Surge Intense and All About Eyes, along with a mini sample of the Trish McEvoy eye primer

    Travel Size Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil
    Nudestix Intense Cheek and Lip pencil in Belle

    Also got a mini First Aid Beauty deluxe sample of their new hydrating serum I want, and a mini Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam highlighter

  • Christina D.

    I have to thank you and your readers/commentators for making me feel less crazy with all the makeup purchasing I do! That said, the most recent purchases (and it’s been almost a daily occurrence) include the Neiman Marcus exclusive Marc Jacobs No. 7 palette (The Social Butterfly), the UD Gwen Stefani blush palette, new LORAC blush in Ultraviolet, the NARS Toujour L’Amour palette, and…thanks to you, Muse…the BareMinerals The Soft & The Smoky palette. Of course, there have been a few eBay purchases (namely the Buxom eyeshadow bar palettes) I am waiting on, but I think you get the general idea — I need to stop!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      hahaha πŸ˜€ we ALL need to stop sis πŸ™‚ Ok, please please update me on the NARS, I wanna hear what you think of that one! πŸ˜€

  • Dora

    Waiting on: Ilia lip conditioner in Jump, and Soap & Glory Rich & Foamous Body Wash, Righteous Body Butter Lotion, and Pulp Friction. Oh, and some Avene Spring Water Spray.

    Just got some DHC skin care, the Seche Vite thinner, the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Addiction (love!), a couple of elf lip products, MAC Desert Rose blush, MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork, MAC angled blush brush (not sure of the #), Lush Ocean Salt scrub. Err, and a Wet n’ Wild nail polish (I Red a Good Book).

    OK, this is making me feel a little sick. I am going to Sephora to return the Estee Lauder night repair serum, though. Hated it!

  • dia

    From Roseroseshop:
    IOPE cushion foundation
    Missha cushion foundation
    Missha pure cell sheet masks

    From Birchbox:
    Start strong box
    Acure face scrub

  • Ari

    I made a small Kiko purchase shortly after Christmas, taking advantage of the wicked sale going on, and told myself I wouldn’t make another online makeup purchase at least for a little while. Then I got the products and holy smokes, they’re awesome! I managed to resist for almost a month, but the sale was just too tempting, and in a moment of weakness I made another sneaky order yesterday morning πŸ˜› I’m waiting for:
    *Soft Touch Blush in 111 Classic Rose
    *Infinity+ Sparkle Shadow in 411 Anthracite
    *Moon Shadow Water Infuse in 04 Glistening Turquoise
    *Cosmic Glam Kajal Eyeliner Duo in 01 Rose-Dark Plum
    *Miami Click Slick Eyeliner in 03 Everglades Green
    *Double Glam Eyeliner in 116 Violet-Emerald
    *Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 31 Iris Blue
    And all that for only about $35! Kiko is quickly becoming a new obsession!

    • Isabella Muse

      NICE! πŸ˜€ Did you see their new BFF collection? I couldn’t resist! Snagged almost all of it. Those lipsticks I can’t even!

      • Ari

        I KNOW RIGHT?! SO CUTE!!! I’m kind of kicking myself for not getting at least one of those adorable heart-shaped lipsticks, but I was trying not to buy anything at full price since there were so many awesome things in the sale! What do you think of the Campus Idol collection? I didn’t love the aesthetic, a little too cutesy for my tastes (especially after how awesome the packaging for the holiday collection was!) but I was intrigued by some of the double ended lip and eye colors!

        • Isabella Muse

          nudge nudge use promo code WELCOMEUSA for 10% Off ;-D haha! Meh on Campos Idol. Colors seemed to light! I didn’t mind the cute packaging so much, just wasn’t into the shades πŸ™ Maybe if I see it in store I might change my mind but from the online promo images it was something that didn’t grab me right away!

  • Anna Fantasia

    Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadows in Platinum, Spice and Sphinx. I’ve been making my own skincare lately and been loving the results.

  • Gillie

    I haven’t bought much, lately, but here goes:
    1. Target Beauty Box, which is making me think I need a cushion from Laneige. I’m also liking the new Revlon Ultimate All-in-One mascara.
    2. Farmacy Lip Bloom in Strawberry Basil. YUM!
    3. Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb. I have a little sample vial I’ve been jealously hoarding, and I stop in Sephora to spray myself whenever I get the chance, so I sucked it up and bought one of my own.
    4. Free Birthday goodies – the Fresh Soy Cleanser and Rose Mask from Sephora and Benefit Roller Lash from Ulta.

    I’m also waiting on a jar of PiperWai (the deodorant that was on Shark Tank right before Christmas) and the Spring box from Fortune Cookie Soap (who has fabulous customer service, BTW).

    I think that’s it. Not bad for “not much,” eh?

  • Miss_silk

    All Espoir
    -Curved foundation brush
    -Chess Piece eyeshadow quad in Royal Pieces
    -Chess Piece lipstick in Blits
    -Fabulous Blush in 04 Winky
    -10pan Pro Eye color palette (not sure the name, but it’s the warmer one)
    ***The chess piece short instagram video totally got me hooked….love the Black and White packaging haha
    -10pcs Air Cushion puff refills (I LOVE THESE! I use them to blend everything in and it works out for me ^^)
    -Upgraded 8pan eyeshadow memebox Pony Palette

  • Rachel R.

    Let’s see… Sunday I picked up the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd. Reloaded palette, along with Nyx Eye Shadow Base in White and Pearl White, and Nyx Creamy Round Lipstick in Power. Other recent purchases were the UD Gwen Stefani Blush Palette and Firebird lipstick; OCC RTW Lip Tars in Derelict, Stud, Mosh, and Disintegration; this month’s Vanishing Cabinet shadows from Notoriously Morbid.

    I think the only beauty item coming in the mail is the UD Urban Spectrum palette, but that’s for a friend. I got mine during the first release. I’m expecting a clothing haul from Torrid.

  • Amara Morgan

    Currently anxiously awaiting from the mailman:
    3 Becca Blushes which I finally bit the bullet to try them out but I couldn’t just get one… sigh

    Non makeup related things:
    Paula’s Choice Skincare
    2 packages from Victoria’s Secret

    I’m trying to decide if I need the UD x Gwen Blush palette. Please tell me you are doing a review to help me decide πŸ™‚


  • Kayla

    I’ve been working a lot of OT lately so I allowed myself to “splurge” on some more beauty products…because of course I need more!

    From Ulta:
    NYX Highlight Contour Pro Palette (yes I know I’m a little late in the game)
    NYX Angel Veil Primer
    Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (which is awesome btw!)
    Real Techniques Bold Metals contour and blush brush

    From Sephora:
    Sephora 8HR Mattifying Moisturizer with Sunscreen
    Two Nars Radiant Concealers
    Sephora cream blush

    From Birchbox:
    Beautyblender set with original Beautyblender, beautyblender mini, beautycleanser solid and refreshing spray

  • Lauren

    I got a set of burgundy invisibobble hairties and three nail polishes from beauty.com, and the new Physician’s formula argan oil mascara and lip oils, but that’s really it lately. After my appointments on Friday I’m treating myself to a tiny sephora haul πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the new Dior lip glow in lilac, maybe the lip glow liner, an a bottle of Tokyo Milk Dark Bittersweet.

  • Olivia

    I am a little bit crazy!
    L’Oreal cushion foundation in N2
    Nyx Micro Brow pencil in ash brown
    Nyx soft matte lip cream in stockholm
    L’Oreal matte gloss in Bare Attraction
    Maybelline vivid matte lipcolor in Nude Flush
    Elf blending brush
    elf ultimate blending brush
    bite beauty double ended lipsticks in latte/cordato and scarlet/mulberry
    Urban decay vice 4 palette
    covergirl eye palette in rose
    make up revolution palette in 3 (rose hued)

  • Carrie

    Essence The Gel top coat and base coat, NYX HD concealer, NYX soft matte lip cream in London and Copenhagen, Colourpop lippie stix in Aquarius, NYX sculpt and highlight face duo, Kat Von D tattoo liner in trooper, Revlon ultra volume mascara in blackest black, L’oreal black velvet liquid liner (that was an impulse buy, a bad one might I add), and Wet ‘n Wild ombre blush in the princess daiquiris

  • Heidi

    Oh god. My goal was to buy nothing in January. Then I went and bought some new NYX Butter Glosses, one of their Full Throttle lipsticks and felt-tip liner, another Revlon Ultra HD Matte lip cream, two Nuance lipsticks on clearance, (because, hell, on clearance!) several of the new Cover Girl Fresh Sugar lippies, a Maybelline Color Elixir on clearance, some eyeshadows from My Beauty Addiction on Etsy, as well as some perfume samples on Etsy. I did not go into Sephora this weekend, though I was sorely tempted, so I guess that’s something… Though that was after I’d been in The Body Shop right beforehand…

  • Jen R

    Urban Decay Urban Spectrum!!! Wanted this so badly but missed out because it was out for such a brief window last fall. Mine is supposed to be arriving tomorrow and I can’t wait! Otherwise trying to maintain some degree of low/no buy for at least a few weeks…but we’ll see how that goes. πŸ˜‰

  • blee

    My most current purchase are:
    LancΓ΄me Absolue powder
    Laura Mercier Brightening Powder
    Kevyn Aucoin Countour Book
    IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye and Bye Bye Redness
    Buxom mascara
    Cover Girl mascara
    First Aid Beauty Ultra repair cream

  • ann b

    Sadly returning Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation because it’s just not doing anything special for me and I can’t justify the price tag. Also just ordered BareMinerals original foundation in the fairest shade (hello winter!), CoverFX concealer, Anastasia clear brow gel, Yes to Cucumbers Cleansing Milk, and Nivea post shave balm to try as a primer after watching far too many youtube videos singing its praises.

  • kamikity

    I recently moved and my hubby found out about my current collection and put a ban on my makeup purchase and I have to show him the empty bottles in order to re-purchase skin care items…… @[email protected] Anyway, these are what I got since the new year:

    – Beauty blender (my cat chewed it up; I am expecting pink poop any day now…?)
    – SKII treament essence
    – The Body Shop Drop of Youth Concentrate
    – Urban Decay Primer Potion in Enigma
    – Detclear facial peeling gel /no fragrance version
    – Dove dry shampoo

    On my list to get:
    – Froeo Luna (when my clarisonic breaks…)
    – Guerlain Langerie de Peau foundation
    – A new foundation ( I need recommendations for oil skin with acne-med-caused dry spots!)

    • Rachel

      Kamikity, I have a similar skin sitch going on over here. I started using It Cosmetics CC+ cream with their Bye Bye Undereye concealer and Bye Pores powder. The cream is so soothing on my ravaged flaky spots and gives me a full coverage face without clogging my pores. The concealer completely covers my old acne scars. The powder sets the cream to a perfect matte finish. This set works for me, I hope it will work for you! Sucks that you have to justify all your purchases to the hubs, though.

  • Francesca

    I was on a no-buy and then I went nuts….soooo… I got some
    ~sephora sleep masks (2 of them)
    ~Sunday Riley Luna Oil
    ~Urban Decay Spectrum Palette
    ~Best Damn Beauty Oil
    …. now I need to stop again!

  • mary c mcbride`

    Today in the mail I got the UD Naked Basics Palette(beautiful by the way), Nyx slim eyebrow pencil(love this) and some kind of nail poisher file. Then went to Walgreens and got the new Wet and Wild Nail polish, a couple of Jordana 12 hr eye liner pencils. Am waiting for HSN order for OPI Polish set.

  • Molly

    Umm… I just bought that the memebox with 50 sheet masks in it, and then I bought 15 more while I was out today. In my defense, my husband likes to use the sheet masks with me.

    Other than that I have mostly been buying stuff for my dyed and fried hair.

  • Katelyn

    I’ve been telling myself to stay away from high end makeup to save money, but basically just spending an equal amount on drugstore makeup…

    Recently bought: Maybelline matte and poreless foundation, maybelline master conceal, physicians formula shimmer strips, physicians formula mascara in the green tube, loreal brow stylist definer, elf eyeliner brush, essence gel eyeliner, nyc liquid eyeliner, essence clear lip liner, coty airspun powder, + more

  • Dominique

    Muse ! Would you mind telling me where you purchased your agent provocateur fragrances ? I’m in Canada and I haven’t found one retailer ! Thank you !

    P.s : I ordered a bunch of eyeshadow on meow cosmetics. And I might splurge on the spectrum one.

    • Isabella Muse

      A friend of mine lives in London and I asked her to get them for me Dominique. But Fragrancenet also sells them at very reasonable prices (just not the two I mentioned in this post). Hope this helps?

  • alyssa

    oh ladies, i actually just did a whole youtube video dedicated to all the purchases i’ve gotten lately! sephora give me some nude lip set (so glad i snagged this while it was still in stock!!), marc jacobs lipgloss in sugar sugar (aaaaamazing), boscia exfoliating peel gel, mac lipstick in sweet and sour, mac eyeliner in teddy, mac blush in melba, the jack black intense therapy lip balm (swear by it), and the hourglass ambient lighting palette which i have yet to play with and need to more!

  • danadoo

    What a great topic! Last week i got a bottle of chanel coco mademoiselle, and i am in heaven! I also got the set of the 3 mini clinique lipstick+primer lipsticks, and the shade “passion” is my new favorite red. I gotta say that these lipsticks are absolutely amazing..i want to yell it from the rooftops! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the KVD studded kiss/eyeliner set, it should hopefully arrive tomorrow.

  • Iris

    I’m currently waiting for decants from the Crimson Peak x Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab/Black Phoenix Trading Post collection along with my sought after BPAL Seven Herbs Charm.

    I’m awaiting a perfume sampler pack I won which includes Zoologist Perfumes’s Bat perfume and a variety of Olympic Orchid perfumes.

    My most recent beauty purchase was a bunch of samples and the Birthday Duo from Corvus Cosmetics.

    • Isabella Muse

      HAHAHAHA I’m a Zoologist fan girl! You’ll love Bat but Hummingbird is really fantastic! Get a full size πŸ˜€

  • Jackie

    I’ve got my very first scentbird scent coming – Clean “White Woods”. I’ve got a tube of Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream that should be here Friday. And it’s funny you asked this because I placed an order yesterday from Ulta and it’s the most excited I’ve been about an order in a while. I’m stalking the mailman already and staring at the order page imagining opening my box.
    It will contain:
    – Too Faced Melted Chocolate Lipstick in Chocolate Honey
    – Essence Liquid Lipstick in Beauty Secret
    – Essence Liquid Lipstick in Peach Party
    – Essence Liquid Lipstick in Make a Statement
    – Tartan + Twine Hutton Streak Pencil Case
    – Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Travel Kit
    – Urban Decay Cosmetics Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
    – Urban Decay Cosmetics Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend
    – Urban Decay Cosmetics Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ex-Girlfriend
    – Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer

    I waited “patiently” for the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani stuff to launch on Ulta so I could use my points to order it. The best part about this order was that I used a coupon an points and only spent about $37 for it. I’m very excited.

  • diane

    lack of job has forced me to go easier lately. (booo. no fun!) But I ordered that new Mally eyeshadow palette off the Q and am waiting for it!! I also am eyeing up the Gwen x UD lippies but need to find funds to get them, hopefully some bday money. hehehe