What's up? :D
This time I'll do a post about some make-up products I fairly recently ordered online, for cosplay purposes mostly. It's going to be kind of like a store review! I'm not sponsored though, I do this because I want to.
So yeah, for a while I've been looking around online for cheap make-up (because I'm cheap) and after seeing that eBay is filled with Chinese and Hong Kong sellers I decided it's safer I don't buy from these because hey, who knows what's actually in those products - have they even been quality/safety tested? So much counterfeit stuff come from those two countries nowadays so yeah, I'm wary that I'd get something potentially harmful.
This is why I decided to check if there wouldn't happen to be some Scandinavian/European online stores that had stuff for cheap - but still from licensed/known brands. I ended up stumbling across a Swedish site called secrets.se that seemed to fill the requirements for what I was looking for!
Before I placed my order I did a Google search to check for customer reviews but I didn't really find much on a quick glance, except for one video review and one blog review. I deemed that at least I'd get my stuff so it was worth a shot!
The store itself has products indeed for cheaper than what your average drugstore brands cost. Some close to half-price! :D I'm always looking for bargains and good quality products -from less well-known brands- that would show mercy for my starving wallet.
I did notice that a fair amount of the brands they carry I had never heard of before; seems like some of the brands are British and just not as out there as, say, Maybelline and such. But I'm not scared of trying new brands, especially not if I can find positive reviews online about the particular products I'm interested in!
Hasakitsuki joined me on the "I need more make-up!" wagon and so I placed an order for the both of us. I ordered and paid for the products on 10th October and received the package in the mailbox on 14th October. Fast!
I opened the top with scissors and inside were these kind of crumpled papers that were formed in a protective way around the items. Not the most secure and safe packing ever, but still pretty okay. I was kinda expecting some bubblewrap and/or foam for protection of the glass bottle items though.
So yeah, I ended up buying some gel eyeliner, liquid eyeliner, highlighter and make-up primer for myself. Gosh, I don't understand why I didn't get the importance of using primer before; I have lines under my eyes etc that primer could possibly help hiding. I really need to try this thing out and see if it works!
But yeah, here's photos of the products:
|Technic Highlights & w7 Prime Magic Camera Ready|
But yeah, I got exactly what I ordered and very fast too! I haven't had time to try out the products yet but so far this store seems gold to me. Fast, cheap and reliable. What makes it even better is that in the box was also a store coupon that'll give me 10% off on the next purchase! And the best of all is that said coupon doesn't expire in two weeks or anything overly short like that, no, it lasts until the very last day of this year! It also seems like the coupon is valid for more than one purchase, booyah!
Oh, they ship to Sweden and Finland, by the way. *hint hint*
Okay, so I'm definitely happy with the store's service and I can't wait to try the products and do cosplay make-up tests! >w< I might do reviews on the separate products later, especially if there's interest out there.
I might do even if there isn't, lololol Leave a comment if you're curious about any of the products I ordered! ;)
Thanks and bye!