I’ve purchased stuff from beauty joint and I’m from Australia, its expensive and takes a while, but it always comes in one piece :)
Thanks for the quick responses regarding the Beautyjoint shipping and coupon code!
I’ve dropped an email to the team and will just double-check if all is in order and update you folks once I know more. If you have issues with the code currently and intend to buy quite a large number of items, maybe give them a day or so to get back to me before you click Confirm. This could save you a bit of money!
Wow, thanks I’ll drop a note to Beautyjoint to check on the coupon code. I was previously told the usage is not limited!
So far, I haven’t had ANY problems with their shipping to Singapore. I can’t be 100% sure if there are any differences/problems for Australia, but I think that would be very unlikely.
I’ve received shipments from them on at least about 3-4 separate occasions now; mostly lipsticks, lip pencils… some blushes, etc. Nothing was broken. I think the speed (using the cheapest shipping option) to Singapore was about 2-3 working weeks.
P.S. Glad your inner makeup goddess has risen to the fore! Rawr!! ;)
LOL I don’t even know why but this cracks me up. @Anon, no offense taken. I just thought it was funny too.
- My hands are dry in general. I apply oils and heavy creams to them, but they peel and chap easily regardless. Even Vaseline doesn’t work sometimes.
- I handle makeup on a regular basis, which means I have to wash my hands a LOT. Before I touch ANY makeup, ESPECIALLY pan shadows because any oil will ruin them. So my fingers will be dryer than usual, unfortunately. And obviously I’m not going to apply moisturizer before touching shadow!
- I’m always amused something this small merits a comment or message. I swatch on my finger tips only when I really want to show texture, because it’s going to let you see EXACTLY what a product is going to look like if your lids are not baby-smooth.
If it’s big enough a deal for many of you, let me know and I’ll just stick with wrist swatches from now on!
@whosthecritic: Thanks for the suggestion! But I’m afraid if it stays on my hands it’s going to go into the shadow. LOL, so I’m stuck! No biggie.
This is my (not very secretive) secret!
I don’t really touch up my powder during the day (it’s really hot where I am) but I blot with powdered blotting sheets every 2-3 hours even when I am in air-conditioned rooms This helps to keep my makeup fresh because you are regularly removing oils that will break it down.
I try not to touch up more makeup or powder unless my makeup has sweated off or faded (this seldom happens unless I’m running around outside for an event, etc). And then I just touch up with MAC Studio Perfect Powder Foundation (I use the Belightful SPF25++ version available here in Asia).
Instead of a regular MAC sponge, I use a Sephora dual-effect sponge with it because it has 2 sides; one for heavy coverage and one for light coverage. I only use the feathery ‘light”-coverage side so I don’t cake on too much product.
If I have a spot to cover and my concealer needs touching up, I always clean off any makeup on the blemish first, before touching up. I use a drop of oil-free makeup remover on a clean sheet of tissue or Q-tip (I always bring some in a tiny disposable eye drop bottle), wipe off the makeup covering the spot, apply a little benzoyl peroxide to kill acne bacteria (either Proactiv or Persagel), BEFORE reapplying concealer and powder on that spot only.
I don’t usually touch up my eyes or cheeks.
For my lips, I just reapply as needed, straight from the tube!
Usually my lip color lasts quite long because I wear lipstick mostly. I seldom wear lip gloss. If I’m feeling lazy, I’ll just blot it off and wear lip balm while I’m at work, then only reapply lipstick only when I’m leaving the office for the day.
Apologies about typing the answer in the wrong answer box earlier! This is the Instagram question!
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Hi thank you!
Actually if you scroll down a little my post this morning already lists my fave BB cream.
Kudos to Illamasqua for stepping up and admitting that pricing has been very unfair for those in the Pacific. Founder Julian Kynaston explains why this has been so, and why the company is now reducing its prices in Australia by 30% across the board.
View the campaign video here.
(I also selfishly hope any positive changes would spill over to other regions, especially the greater part of Asia, where average spending power is lower than the West.)
I don’t really mind price differences between brands. We LIKE having a variety of brands. That’s a fact of life, and like it or not, we do choose higher-priced brands for reasons other than quality and quantity.
What I DO NOT understand is prices being very different within the SAME brand. Even adjusting for currency fluctuations and import costs, a MAC lipstick should not cost double or more in Asia-Pacific as it does in the US.
If you are at all annoyed, frustrated, mystified by this, then take a moment to sign this petition here!
This isn’t going to solve world hunger or end terrorism but I see it simply as a step forward for consumers everywhere who may not be able to afford a ton of expensive products. If I don’t like the fact that a L’oreal lipstick here can cost more than a MAC lipstick in the US, I can always purchase online or ask a friend to help me bring it back. But not everyone has the option.
As a case in point, A BOTTLE OF REVLON COLORSTAY FOUNDATION is about S$30 (US$24) here; even more in Australia.