Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


What was your last impulse beauty buy? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI bought a few random hand creams at the drugstore that had good ratings (I bought them online)! I’ve tried two of them, and they both work well but they take forever to absorb!

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80 thoughts on “What was your last impulse beauty buy?

  1. Stacey

    MAC- Sound like noise lipstick…the orange matter lipstick. Wish it was more pigmented. Bought it because I like matte lipsticks.

  2. My last impulse buying was on the Cherry Couture site. I got 3 NYX products,quit a few products from Jordana. And then 2 milani products :) Love everything i got,it was mostly blushes and lipsticks and gloss.

  3. Avatar of Kelly Kelly

    Two new Loreal Infallible and four new color tattoo summer 2013. Really all my purchase are impulse lol

  4. Avatar of Rocio Rocio

    I bought the Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze Compact in Ritual, just out of somebody’s rave video in Youtube. I used my Sephora 15% off. Love Love Bronzers!

  5. Oh, I have way too many! I need to cut myself off—seriously. :) The most recent impulse buys are a taupe soufflé eyeshadow and a black liquid liner from Lise Watier.

  6. Avatar of Sophie Sophie

    I was at a MAC pro store the other day and couldn’t decide which baking beauties powder I wanted…so I got both! Oops!

  7. Tinose

    My Sephora had a full display of Bite Beauty’s line, and I indulged in a pink and a purple. I do love that brand, because it’s one of the few lipsticks that really moisturizes enough for me that I don’t feel the need for lip balm on days I wear it.

  8. BriBri

    I recently bought Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in #01. I was feeling silly for splurging on it but I’ve always been annoyed that Benefit’s Hoola just doesn’t wear well on my super fair, pink-toned skin. I hate shimmery bronzers and this one is matte and praised to the heavens everywhere I looked so I went for it and boy am I glad I did! Everywhere I’ve been while wearing this, people have been looking at me quizzically and saying that I look really good, asking me what’s different, telling me I look relaxed, etc. It’s really buildable and easy to control how much goes on so I can make it as subtle or dramatic as I like, and it looks very natural. I’m in love!

  9. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    NARS Cordura; I’ve read nothing but the most positive of reviews, but I always thought it would be too warm for me. I happened to swatch it, and although it is on the warmer side, I think it could work. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks, but I haven’t played with it, yet.

  10. L’Oréal False Lash Effect Mascara. Saw the ad and it got caught. Unfortunately not very good… Have a post about it.

  11. Nikki is a NC30

    I bought a hand cream from Anthro. It smells like Violets.

  12. Avatar of Jax Jax

    I bought an eye shadow pallet(5 shadow in Blue Dahlia), concealer and eyebrow pencil from Estee Lauder after a makeover with Alan Pan (one of their international Make-up Artists – he was amazing and incredibly friendly, if you have a chance to meet him take it!)

    I learnt a much better way of putting on blush that suites my face and is almost foolproof – Press the brush into the powder don’t brush or swirl and then he showed me where was best on my face :-) (3 sweeps and a swoosh)

  13. Avatar of Jenny Jenny

    I bought Crest Whitestrips Gentle Routine and Milani Liquif’eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner in green and purple. So far, I’ve had no problems with the eyeliners. It’s too early to make any judgments about the whitestrips. At least my teeth aren’t sensitive (yet)!

  14. Jenna

    An Ecotools brush set from Walgreens. I’ve only used one so far, and it was a disappointment. Not being able to afford good brushes has made me kind of desperate.

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      Have you tried Sonia Kashuk? Also, just “deal” with what you have on hand, and instead of buying alot of less expensive brushes, just save for one you really want. Start with those that can multi-task, and build up from there. Essence of Beauty & Posh are good, inexpensive options, as well. HTH

      • alyson

        i second essence of beauty (cvs sells them). there are still some of those that i reach for over mac

    • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

      I also second Sonia Kashuk (her stuff occasionally goes on clearance and/or sale at Target, so keep an eye out). If you can get to an Ulta, the Real Techniques brushes are pretty affordable and quite good. The face brushes I’ve used are amazing, particular the Expert Face brush, are excellent. Ecotools doesn’t do the best eye tools, but I do like their powder and kabuki brushes, especially their domed blush brush. e.l.f.’s studio brush line also has a few winners – I’d recommend the “C” eyeshadow and liner brushes. As for higher end, my feeling is that the MAC 239 is always worth saving up for. ;)

      Honestly, you don’t need to spend extravagant amounts of money on brushes to find something of quality. The most expensive ones I own are my MAC brushes, and I only own about four of them. The rest of my collection averages about $10/brush.

  15. reena

    endless shades of brown eyeshadows!

  16. Avatar of Kat kat

    Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee and Cotton Candy, along with a Revlon Fastdry Topcoat nail varnish… On offer in Boots how could I resist?

  17. Karolina

    The last impulse buy this weekend was the ” mac prep + prime eye “.
    Its supposed to be an eye primer for your eyeshadow that doesn’t crease…. let me tell you … it does haha.
    It would be nice if you did a review maybe?

  18. CeeBee

    I got a really good deal on some Lancome lipsticks and then splurged on a Shiseido Maquillage 3D face creator powder (blush, contour and highlight palette) compact.

  19. Ria

    Just yesterday I bought a Lavshuca Melting Moist lipstick in B6 from an online shop. Had no plans to purchase it until yesterday! It was only 13 bucks though, so I don’t feel too bad.

  20. Erin

    Zoya nail polish and maybelline color tattoos

  21. Avatar of Tigerlily Tigerlily

    MAC lip pencil in Dervish. MLBB but very stiff and won’t cover the couple of tiny depigmented spots on my cupid’s bow. So basically it reminded me why I need to stop impulse buying…

  22. Dominique

    I took some products from Dior Bird of Paradise ! Great haul, and good impulse beauty buy :)

  23. My last impulse buy was Shiseido’s trio eye color, a limited edition from their Spring collection. A department store here in Stuttgart Germany made great deals for two weeks and on the last day of the deals I had the haul of the year. After buying so many stuff, I was waiting to meet my hubby to go for dinner and he was a bit late. I was waiting by Shiseido counter, got bored and started trying things out. Although I like their skin care line, I never had anything from their decorative cosmetics line until now. After swatching the colors of the eye trio, I just purchased it without thinking. Today I am wearing this and I have to say it gives me puffy looking funny eyes LOL.

  24. Crystal

    Nars Biscayne Park satin lip pencil. I originally went in looking for a vampy fall colour (I live in Australia) and ended up with the complete opposite! Totally worth it though, I wore it every single day for like a week, which is something I never do.

  25. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Lumene retinol night cream (I can’t recall the exact name). I never thought I’d come across any Lumene products here in Canada but they were at Winners (a discount store a la TJMaxx) and so I grabbed them. I was pleased to see that the lone rating on MUA (from ages ago) was good. The product isn’t what I was expecting but I’m not displeased with it.

  26. Avatar of Ellen Ellen

    Do you have a Trader Joe’s near you? My favorite hand cream is their shea butter one, which comes in smaller tubes that are easier to take with you and cost $1.99, and the cream sinks in immediately. My father-in-law got in trouble with my mother-in-law because he liked the lotion so much he used it all up on his arms and legs!

    • CeeBee

      That is such a cute in-laws story, it made me smile! :-D

    • Avatar of Krystal krystal

      totally agree with the awesomeness that is the trader joe’s shea hand lotion! i can’t stop recommending it to people and it’s soo affordable :]

  27. Kat Von D Ladybird palette and NA.RS Boys dont cry blush

  28. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Bobbi Brown cream compact foundation. Initially regretted it, since I was concerned it would be too dark and warm for me, but once I applied it, it went on perfectly neutral. Perhaps a smidgen dark for me but nothing that won’t be fixed soon enough by the summer sun. :P

  29. I just recently bought the Bobbi Brown corrector during the Bobbi Brown F&F sale — a splurge that I’m quite excited about.

  30. Avatar of Celine Celine

    A Nars matte lipstick for my friends wedding.

  31. I usually have impulsive buys at the drugstore. So this weekend I saw a bunch of Maybelline blushes lol.

  32. Sandra

    The Urban Decay eyeliner vault was my last. Go big or go home I guess? :)

  33. Barbara

    I went out to buy a hair brush, which I desperately needed and came back with that, one if those handleless detangling brushes, a new teasing comb and a new wide tooth comb. Oops

  34. Avatar of ElKay ElKay

    I bought both Nars Pierre Hardy blushes. I can’t bring myself to use them. I love the pattern.

  35. Avatar of Julia Julia B

    I recently bought Bobbi Brown skin foundation in alabaster. I have the stick foundation and like it, but I wanted something with lighter coverage. It actually has pretty amazing coverage without looking like there is anything on. I have found it looks best when applied with (clean) fingers. I do also use deslick from UD because I have an oily t zone.

    Christine, have you tried aveeno skin relief hand cream. I hate the feeling of lotion on my hands and this absorbs really well and lasts through hand washing.

  36. Avatar of chris CHRIS

    Milani Eye Shadow Stick and Baked Blush, as I have been wanting to check out the line. I also have been into body washes lately. I picked up two by Suave, as they are on sale at my local Giant. I like the scents and the price. I would like more lather.

  37. Avatar of Geneva Geneva

    Went to the mall, stopped in Sephora and purchased a Beauty Blender. I’ve always wanted to try it but never wanted to order online, so I picked it up.

  38. Avatar of Laura LauraR.

    My last impulse buys were 2 MAC eyeshadows (ground brown and corduroy), a Lancome rouge in love lipstick (can’t remember the name), and a Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Secrète. Most of the time I research and plan what I want to buy, though.

  39. Avatar of Barbara Barbara

    Yesterday at the Guerlain and Burberry counters. I got two glosses from their Gloss d’Enfer line and the natural blonde bronzer. From Burberry I got their click concealer which might be my HG undereye concealer. I busted the bank for sure, but I won’t be shopping for makeup for a long time (I hope).

  40. Michelle

    I bought all four of the limited edition infallible eyeshadows by L’oreal when I saw them at Walgreens. I coulnd’t resist!!

  41. Christen

    Everything during the 15%off sale at Sephora which includes:
    Ren Get Radiant Skin Kit
    Ren No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
    Smashbox CC Cream
    Smashbox Heat Wave Eyeshadow Palette
    Laura Mercier Oil Free Flawless Skin Kit
    Origins Ginzing Moisturizer
    Origins Frothy Face Wash
    Origins Charcoal Active Improvement Mask
    Origins Drink Up Intensive mask
    Origins Modern Friction
    Philosophy Falling in Love gift set
    Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
    Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
    Nars Laguna
    Benefit Cream Shadow in No Pressure
    3 Nails Inc Nail Varnishes
    Sephora Cream Shadow Brush
    Caudalie Beauty Elixir
    Jack Black Lip Balm

    I also ordered a Longchamp Bag, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and Clarins skincare product from Nordstrom all within the same week.

    First this was not a usual thing but I like to stock up during these sales and have now since put myself on a 2 month no buy ban. And this was only done thanks to getting my tax refund back.
    And couldn’t be happier with all my goodies but it def put a hurting on my wallet

  42. alyson

    wet n wild bronzer.. cheap price, good product but total impulse. i am much more likely to impulse shop at drug store because the products are cheap. i research before going to counters

  43. The MAC Lightscapade MSF… I was there for a makeup lesson and saw they had it in stock. Next thing I know, it’s in my hand and I’m forking over $30….

  44. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer Spears

    Eve Pearl concealer. AND I am not crazy about it:(

  45. Avatar of Precious Precious

    I bought Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever plus several nail polishes from Forever 21 earlier without searching for reviews first. :D

  46. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    Hourglass Immaculate foundation. I was just browsing in Sephora and ended up being persuaded to buy it because of the liquid to powder formulation. It’s $$$ and I think I like it.

  47. Bryn

    A maybelline color tattoo in barely branded. I never tried the color tattoos and was getting a mascara so with the deal at CVS the color tattoo was 50% off. I love it and have been using it everyday since I purchased it.

  48. Maggie

    I make an impulse purchase on the internet almost every day, lol. yesterday my friend told me that Laura Mercier Foundation Radiance Primer gave you an airbrushed look and I ordered it immediately (even though I have plenty of primers already). I’ll probably make an impulse buy based on something I read on this page, hah.

  49. VickyM

    I rarely impulse buy, but last time I bought a lipstick and some sandal shoes. The shoes are gorgeous and super comfortable so they are a succes. However the lipstick was Mac Betty Oh, Oh, Oh and I bought it because it was the last one left… well I should have known better, there must have been a reason it was the last one. It´s dark brown on me (I´m quite pale) and I can´t use it, it looks really bad so fail for this purchase. Now it´s just in my handbag without getting any use at all…

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      Perhaps you can use it to tone down a brighter lipstick, or deepen one that’s too light? Or, under a gloss?

  50. Avatar of Nayeli Jelly

    I recently bought Too Faced Sexy palete and I hate it. I will be returning soon, just not sure what to get instead…

  51. One of the new Stila eyeshadows; the countless colors one. I bought Tie-Dye and love it. (:

  52. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    My most recent impulse buy was Lancome’s Blueberry Love ES – I went to the counter to repurchase only a Teint Idole foundation and well, that lovely eyeshadow made its way to my stash :)!

  53. So not fessing up to it yet..

  54. Starfish

    I bought a bunch of brushes from Sigma and Real Techniques last week. I didn’t need them, but they were pretty and I wanted them lol

  55. Sophie

    Chanel les beige in 10..so excited :D

    • Stacey

      So jealous. I want the Les Beige. Not here in the U.S. yet. I cannot wait. That beige lid is gorgeous.

  56. Avatar of Jae Jamie

    One of the new MAC mineralized skin finishes from the Extra Dimension collection, but I ended up returning it because it had absolutely no color pay off and I felt really hounded by the salesgirl to get it.

  57. Avatar of Elle Elle Jaye

    DIOR 2013 summer collection, blush and lippie. Also some Lancome skincare stuff since Dillards was having a gift with purchase.

  58. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    Impulse buy: I’ve had a few of those lately, I guess my last one was my Sephora order for a Dior lipstick (Princess; I had to buy from the name) and UD De-Slick mattifying powder. I also snagged a few Sonia Kashuk Luxe Sheer Colors (I think that’s the name) the last time I was at Target.

  59. Avatar of Patsy Patsy Dseautel

    NARS the multiple in Orgasm. I could have lived the rest of my life without it, I really have to layer it on to see much pigmentation. BUT, I do love it :)

  60. Let’s see…everything since IMATS NY has been an impulse buy that wasn’t supposed to happen!
    MAC Items:
    Lavender Whip lipstick
    Blazing Haute blush
    Double Definition EDSF
    Reflective Teal Glitter (think that’s the name of it)

    Lit Glitter Items:
    Heavy Metal
    Gal Friday
    She Devil
    Marilyn Monroe
    Boogie Woonderland (free)
    Valley Girl (free)

    OCC Lip Tars (after buying 12 at IMATS!!!! But the sale this weekend was like getting more at IMATS prices with the pro discount added on):
    Kava Kava
    Pris
    Clear
    Memento
    Vintage

    I seriously need to stay away from stores and the internet for awhile!

  61. Nikki

    MAC Whoops! Pro Longwear Lipglass. LOVE IT! =)

  62. Orly nail polish in Angel Eyes. It’s a super sparkly blue and I absolutely love it! And of course it was on sale :D

  63. Avatar of Melissa Melissa

    Well Sephora had an extra 15% off so I went all out. St.Tropez bronzing mousse, daily moisturizer, and tan booster, 3 Tarte blushes, 2 korres lip butters, the smashbox heatwave pallette, and the glam glow clearing mask. I could not stop myself I just wanted to try all of them and it was 15% off.

  64. Avatar of roxanne Myriam

    Chanel Les Beiges compact along with the retractable kabuki brush. The powder looked great on me when they tried it on me at the Chanel counter. Now I think it’s okay but I wouldn’t repurchase. I love the brush though!

  65. Lisa

    Chanel blush “In Love” because it’s gorgeous with bronzer

  66. Avatar of Katherine Katherine

    I picked up a bottle of Essie “matte about you”, L’Oreal vitalift miracle blur (really liked this but have only used it twice), shiseido sweetpea RD 304 lipstick (finally a red I can wear!),and OPI nicole “heavenly”(–meh, not impressed)last week.

  67. ID

    mine too was body cream bought online,it worked out good :)

  68. I’m in Japan for a short trip after having have worked in Hong Kong for a month. I went to Donki and spent about $300 on Japanese false eyelashes D:

  69. Avatar of Krystal krystal

    2 impulse buys actually!

    i got the mac raspberry swirl lipstick from the baking beauties collection, that i had no intention of getting, but the nice mac mua told me to try it on – sold!

    also got the jouer luminizing moisture tint… i actually didn’t so any research on it before i ordered it, so i’m excited to try it out. i heard great things about the matte moisture tint tho…

  70. Avatar of Joyce Joyce

    An eyeshadow and powder from Paul & Joe Carousel collection. The packaging and print are too irresistible, and I am not going to use them because I don’t want to ruin the pretty print.

  71. Jody

    I bought viva glam nicki 1 and 2, dipdown fluidline, estee lauder’s vérité calming fluid and clarins pure melt cleansing gel on a whim without doing research first. But i LOVE all of them so it’ ok.. haha especially the clarins cleansing gel, it’s a holy grail cleanser already!

    Honestly everything i buy is an impulse buy because i’m an impulsive person and i rarely research products before buying them :) oops!