Friday, July 8, 2011

Hauling in Warsaw: Make-up

While in Warsaw, obviously I couldn't stop myself from picking up a few products... My excuse was that 1) Inglot is so much cheaper in Poland, 2) I needed some motivation to study. So here goes!

I mostly got make-up from brands which are not easily available to me in the US, like Inglot, Bourjois and Catrice. I also got a Chanel Rouge Coco... just because I really wanted one, and it was duty free.

Isn't it pretty?

I bought six more Inglot eyeshadows, 4 matte from their new range and 2 shimmery ones (AMC Shine). I used to steer clear of their matte finish, thinking it was the worst in terms of quality; but the ones from this new range of shades are super soft, buttery smooth and well pigmented. I got the square shaped pans this time, intending to put them in a Z Palette. I'll write a separate post with swatches on these new acquisitions so that you'll be able to see them in action.

I also decided to try Inglot cream blush, this here is shade no. 88. It might have sweated a bit in transit, but it's a lovely rosy brown with a satin finish. It's a cream to powder formula, my favorite for the oily skin. The Bourjois Bronzing Powder no. 52 is the result of reading too much Suka & Spice, and yes, it is amazing (both the blog and the bronzer).

Last but not least, lipsticks! Are you wondering where that third lippie came from? I got the Rouge Coco in Sari Doré (no. 76) in the SeaTac duty-free, Catrice Ultimate Color lipstick in Call the Ambulance (no. 120) at a Warsaw subway station drugstore, and the Rouge Coco Shine in Monte Carlo (no. 62)... in the woods. I found it laying on the trail in the Olympic Peninsula this past weekend, and decided to take it. It's barely used, so I guess it should be fine after sanitizing, no?

That's it for the make-up, I wasn't actually that bad. There's still the third part of my hauling in Warsaw coming, which consists of some pretty pretty nail polish. What do you usually bring home from your travels?


  1. Amazing haul! I wish I could also find a Chanel lipstick while I'm walking in the woods :)

  2. Niiiice! U got some amazing prodcuts! Can't wait to see ur FOTD usin these products..

  3. ha! i only found a brand new bourjois eyeliner once on a bus in scotland ;)

  4. Beautiful eyeshadows! The Bourjois bronzer is my favourite :)

  5. Lucky you, most of the time I am the person who leave stuff around (I think I lost a few lip gloss in various lecture halls, glad that they are all drugstore ones...).

    Anyway, whenever I visit China, I tend to get a lot of Japanese drugstore products at Sasa, some books (mostly music score, as decent Urtext are super expensive in US) some magazines, jade/semi-precious stone piece and...full coverage underpants that's actually not Granny-panties(I hate it how most US ones would leave "side butt cleavage")...

  6. Inglot & Catrice, those are two brands I am dying to try!
    I tend to grab mascaras & eyeliners when I haul from Asia. A quick trip to the US & I'll grab staples like night creams & eye creams since the prices are better than in Canada.

  7. Everything looks lovely! I especially like the look of that Inglot cream blush!

    -Candice :)

  8. Really nice stuff! I have been wanting to try the Bourjois bronzer, but I can't buy it in Sweden.

  9. Thanks to you and sukaandspice I now have to track down that Bourjois bronzer. This is not helping my wallet.

  10. Wow! I wish I could find Chanel laying around in the woods by my house.

    I was dying to head to Inglots when I was recently in London, but as it was one of the last stops on my trip and I was almost broke I couldn't justify a purchase :(

  11. you FOUND chanel, that is some amazing gift from the makeup faeries! I love saving up makeup purchases for holidays, makes them all feel like a real treat! Still dying to try Inglot!