After a horrendously boring day at work (it was New Years' public holiday and I think most of Perth figured the city wasn't open) I decided to buy some new eyelash curlers since my el cheapo ones are kind of dead. While in Priceline I spotted a big stand of $2.99 cosmetics. All its contents were clean and shrink-wrapped, so no returns or rejects! I grabbed myself a liquid eyeliner, a nail polish, a pencil liner and a lipstick. All the stuff was by the same brand. I figured if it was good, then I'd go back and splurge on some other colours, and if it was crappy I was only out $11-something.
The only info I was able to find online for this brand were raves on the Australian Vogue forum - a good sign, though I was a bit miffed at not being able to find a website. I like reading the 'story' behind a company, and looking at all the different products.
Pencil eyeliner in Ivory
Liquid eyeliner in Plum
Nail polish in Violet
Lipstick in Poppy
I got all 'safe' colours - I wear/use a lot of purple, I've been looking for something a bit thinner than Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk for my waterline, and I love red lipstick.
Poppy isn't anything new at all, but it is extremely pigmented for a $3 lipstick. Swatches, from left to right: Stargazer 127, Savvy by DB Poppy, Morgana Cryptoria Twinkling Rubies (lip swatch here).
Lip swatch of Poppy:
Poppy feels a little thinner and more watery than the Stargazer and the Morgana, but it's the same bright, blue-based red that I can't seem to get enough of. The formula isn't drying at all, but it's hasn't got the moisturising qualities of Morgana lipsticks either. Staying power is amazing for the price - after a roast beef sandwich (nom nom) and a glass of water, the inner circle of my lips were bare, but I still had a LOT of lipstick left. I'm definitely going to go back to pick up some more tubes of this lipstick.
The tubes themselves are brushed-metal-look plastic, and they click when you close them, which I like. They also have that clear bit on the bottom which has a colour representation, so you can tell the tubes apart. No ingredients on the tube, though, and since I didn't get any packaging with them... Well, let's just say it's a good thing I'm not A) vegan, or B) allergic to any common cosmetics ingredients! Since Savvy/DB also don't have a website there's no way for me to follow up on that.
Eyeliners and nail polish coming next!