(Deal dead) Too Faced 40% off site wide including sales

Use the code “TFSORRY” to get 40% off of almost all items on the Too Faced website. The 40% off discount also can be used on all items in the Sales section which is already 50% off. The discount also applies to the sweet peach collection, but excludes the new Too Faced x Kat Von D collection.

Free shipping is offered on orders of $50+ or a $5 shipping fee will apply. Shipping is slow at the moment as they noted on the site so you’d need to pay more if you wanted to get it faster.

This is the best promotion I’ve seen with Too Faced in the past 9-10 months. Hurry if you have something you’ve been wanting to pick up. Happy shopping!

 

 

New Sephora GWP deluxe sample: Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet in 400

The code is 25MINIS. I’ve not been impressed with any samples that come with the code until today. Today, when you place an order of $25+ on Sephora.com, by entering the code 25MINIS, you will receive a deluxe sample of the new Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet in 400 – 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL. This is probably one of the most coveted newer high-end lip product in the beauty community, and it’s a gorgeous red shade that’s perfect for the holidays!

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by 🙂

Colourpop KathleenLights Favorite 20% Off – 4 days only

If you’ve been tempted to try (more) Colourpop products, now might be a good time as they are having a 20% off promotion for all items that Kathleen mentioned in her latest Colourpop favorite video (she has a huge following on her channel KathleenLights). The selection covers almost every category Colourpop sells including eyeshadows (singles & Kathleen quads), matte/satin/glossy lip colors and a few matching lip liners, eyeliners (brown & colorful shades), and 4 highlighters. It doesn’t include blush, bronzer or brow pencils but they are just okay anyways.

I don’t plan to get anything this time (at least for now) after I did an inventory check of my entire makeup collection (in use and new). I really can’t justify buying another eyeshadow or lip product, and I need a break from online shopping after the Thanksgiving season (never thought I’d say this…). But if you are interested in Colourpop, you will not want to miss out this opportunity. Kathleen is a very sweet and popular YouTuber and her makeup always looks on point and beautiful. You will not turn into her by buying her favorite makeup products, but her opinion is relatively creditable among beauty influencers in my opinion (not 100% though as I also bought a few meh things based on her raving reviews in the past).

The section can be found here on the Colourpop website: https://colourpop.com/collections/kathleens-favorites

Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!

 

My horrible experience with Lookfantastic.com. Be aware!

I’ve never had worse experience than this with any beauty retailers and it’s quite eye-opening.

The story began when I purchased a skincare item from lookfantastic.com this past summer. They didn’t provide tracking info for free shipping items, so I had no idea when it will arrive. The customer service representatives simple brushed aside any concerns you might have regarding the package delivery. About 2 weeks ago, it finally arrived at my doorstep (it’s almost the end of the year now). Regardless of the fact that this is the slowest shipping I’ve ever seen from overseas retailers, I was still excited to get the package. However, when I took out the actual item, the outer looked weathered and dirty. I got suspicious, and sent the batch code to the product’s official website to ask about the expiration date. It turns out that the product expired way before I made my purchase. I can’t believe they actually were sending it to customers.

When I contacted the customer service again, they were slow to respond as always but acknowledged the situation and asked me to send it back but will only refund a tiny portion of the shipping cost. Global shipping is very expensive and I have to pay a lot to send back an expired product that should not have been sold to any customer, which is ridiculous.

And I was not alone. 

I then started looking into other people’s experience with Lookfantastic.com, and found that Lookfantastic.com is notorious for selling expired or soon-to-be expired products to overseas customers, hoping that people will just take these in given the shipping cost. More recent examples include almost all the Nars foundation and concealers people bought during the Thanksgiving promotion. Apparently, most of the batch were old products that would expire in a month when they arrived, and Lookfantastic customer service team insisted that they would not issue any refund as they were not expired for another month. Unbelievable! 

I can’t even imagine what kind of products they had packed in their expensive advent calendars ($100+/-), probably full of expired deluxe samples. I also found so many complaints from upset customers complaining that their packages never arrive, and that customer service simply ignores their questions. So my experience is only one of the hundreds or thousands.

I make purchases online and from overseas retailers quite often, and this is the first time I feel so disappointed and appalled by the way Lookfantastic.com conduct its business. If you are considering buying anything from them, just reconsider as you might lose your package completely or receive an expired product with no refund.

If you know a way to report unethical business practice like this, please leave a comment to let me know. 

The lip color trick you need to know 

Do you have a lot of deep tone or bright red lip colors that you hardly use as the shades are just a bit too much for an everyday look? If you do, this lip color trick might be helpful.

I recently bought this nude lip cream from Too Faced. I wasn’t impressed when I first swatched it as it is true nude, and I look washed out wearing this. However, from the lip swatch, I realized that it’s quite long lasting, feels creamy and hydrating on the lips, which makes it great as a lip base. I then randomly selected a bright red lipstick on top of it and the color combo turns out amazing! It becomes more muted but still has shine coming through, and the color looks so much natural and pretty. 


This nude lip cream serves almost like a concealer to cover up my original lip color, and is comfortable. It also didn’t interfere with the lip colors that go on top of it. 
Ever since I found this trick, I’ve been using it nonstop, layering on all kinds of red, purple, deeper or brighter colors, and created so many different new, unique shades on my own. You don’t need to get this particular product, any nude lip stick that isn’t too drying should work, even glossy ones which you can pair with a Matte red one to create a satin look. 

I feel that I have grown my shade collection so much now that I start to pair different lip colors together, which is fun!

Have you tried it? What do you think? What kind of lip color tricks do you have?