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Friday, June 13, 2014

Hautelook Lip Beauty Bag

The Hautelook Exclusive Lip Beauty Bag has been floating around on Hautelook for some time. It has been at varying prices, but finally reached a price I was willing to pay. The beginning of the month, they listed it for $10 and I snatched it up! (Note, Hautelook shipping is $5.95 but you can use one shipping cost for multiple items on sale in one order, which is what I did.) This was probably the final time it will be available, due to the cost being lowered so much.

The bag is super cute! It's a little small, but I can use it to keep my extra necessities as a grab bag.

The products. Some are definitely better than others, but they will all get use in one way or another.

Laura Geller Lipstick Sugared Maple ($18) - This is in a lovely color, but a little too nude for me. It is also 'marbled', which threw me off to begin with. The other shades on their site look more like me, but I'm not sure I want to buy yet another lipstick (especially an $18) one that will go in the pile with the other quarter used ones.

Swoon Lip Gloss Reusable Wand ($15) - This is an interesting concept, and I love it. I wish I could get pieces separated, though. Perhaps someone can explain to me how to get this contraption to work and I will be able to update my review. 

Mirenesse Glossy Kiss Flirty Kiss ($26.55) & Mirenesse Lip Bomb Siren Red ($35.10) - These are a great brand and great colors, but oh so expensive. Definitely worth the cost of the bag! They also came with a card explaining how to use them most effectively, and that the Glossy Kiss can be used also as a cheek color/stain, which I love. There is always room for a multi-functioning product in my makeup bag!

NYX Lip Liner Fruit Punch ($4.50) - I can definitely see myself using this. It is the perfect shade of pink, which I'm always on the lookout for!

Lord & Berry Shining Lipstick Scarlett ($16) - If there was ever a need for an explanation of the word 'scarlett', this would be it. It's exactly what I think of when I hear the word. It's very red, but will be very useful to layer to create the perfect color. I can definitely recommend this.

LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss Ruby ($15) - After looking this up, I want other colors as well. These are such pretty lip glosses with such great shimmer, very summery. This on will be going on my wishlist!

Crown Brush Lip Liner Brush ($1.94) - This will not be used more than a few times, likely, because it will end up getting ruined by some lip product. I am the worst about cleaning my brushes like I should and therefore, keep having to buy more. One of these days, I will grow up (hopefully) and be better about cleaning my brushes...one day.

Allegro Lip Gloss Case ($5?) - This is the average lip stick case, which is average. I do not know the exact price, so I'm guessing based on past experiences. I didn't know people still used these, though. I remember my grandmother using them and my mother when I was very young. Brings back memories, though.

In total, this bag was definitely worth the price. with a total of $137.84. I definitely recommend purchasing one of these if they pop back up again (I will be buying more for presents)! 

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