This week’s rant is about duty free overseas illusive makeup. On my Adventure to Costa Rica I poked my head in a duty free shop and found L’Oreal’s Volume Million Lashes Excess. It’s in a sleek red and gold tube that made me do a double take. It retailed for $13 each or the kit for $25.00 which included two mascaras and a kohl liner. First impressions are an upgraded version of the Loreal Millions lashes in the gold tube. The wear is pretty impressive even in Costa Rica's sweltering heat. It’s pretty comparable to the gold tube with a little extra oopmh! I really hope this pops up state side at our local drugstores soon!
The other find was a Lancôme La Maison Make-UP Palette. This traveler’s exclusive came in an ultra slim black shiny compact embossed with a gold outline of the photo. The pallet has an overspray on the iconic Eiffel tower and street light. (The overspray will come off with use.) Tucked on the side are three coordinating eye shadow colors a purple, a pink, and a yellow. The color payoff was a bit disappointing. If it wasn't for the Eiffel tower, and the Paris themed background, I don't think I would have made the commitment to buy. I have said this before and I’ll say it a thousand times; for me exclusivity is a must in purchasing higher priced items. This weekend I put the formula to the test, and in the beginning it did give my cheeks a just pinched look, but as my tan progressed it did get a little ashy looking :0( So I would highly recommend this for my light to olive skin complexions.
Next week I'll be reviewing the latest MAC collection: Temperature Rising!!