Saturday, June 4, 2011
EVE PEARL HAUL!
It's the first Buzzed for Beauty haul ever! About a week ago I made an online purchase at Eve Pearl's site, http://www.evepearl.com/. Eve Pearl is an incredibly well-respected Emmy-award winning makeup artist and has worked for over 18 years in the makeup industry. She started out doing makeup in ballet, opera, and theatre, and is now a celebrity makeup artist. I am typically unable to afford Eve Pearl's cosmetics (a foundation is $54), but the Eve Pearl Black Pearl Promo was back! YAY!!!!! The Black Pearl Promo is a limited time event in which EVERYTHING, all products, are 40-50% off! That is an incredible deal, and quite generous of her really. No doubt her products sell well on their own without the markdown, but she seems like a good woman, and I'm sure she wanted to do something for all her YouTube fans and subscribers, and her customers in general.
As the Eve Pearl Black Pearl Promo was here and SUCH an amazing deal, I couldn't pass the opportunity up. I purchased six things:
-HD Dual Foundation in Medium - $54
-Magic Salmon Concealer in Medium - $35
-Finger Puffy - $2
-Dual Performance Lip Color: Ultimate Palette - $40
-Two pairs of Eve Pearl false lashes (104, 106) - $18
With the promo, what would have been $149 came out to $86.70. Now that's a deal. I saved $62.30! That is the deepest discount I've ever enjoyed. However, with shipping (which was expensive, almost $9) and tax it came out to $103.40 :( Still good though.
I was looking at, but DIDN'T buy any of the lip glosses. But guess what? I got one for free!!
Eve mentioned in her YouTube video to write a note in the comments section about what your favorite Eve Pearl products are or what you want to try, and if you're a blogger, vlogger, or just a fan, because she said they had extra goodies they were including with the orders! I thought maybe only some lucky people would get the freebies, but maybe everyone got something, because I did! :D That's amazing to me. They really didn't have to do it, and it's just the perfect color for me. That was no accident though- before I made my purchase I emailed Eve Pearl to ask if they could help me figure out my shade for foundation and sent them a picture and not only did they give me my shade, but also a bunch of other reccomendations based on the colors I had on in the picture I sent. And she also said I was adorable, so that helps me like them. Haha
Getting back to the point haha, I was wearing a pinky mauve lipstick in my picture and so she (Karla Hirkaler) mentioned that I might like the Eve Pearl Pearlicious Lip Gloss in the color Foreplay. I wanted to buy it but decided not to break the bank, so I only ordered the lip palette. Karla might have mentioned to whoever filling the order that I would like that color, because I feel like it's no accident that I got the color Foreplay. A $20 lipgloss, for free. They really didn't have to do that, and I respect the Eve Pearl Brand so much now. I essentially got a $170, for $100, and all the wonderful customer service and thoughtfulness I could ask for. I am a very happy customer.
After I placed the order I wondered if I did the right thing spending $100 (pretty much my only birthday gift) on one purchase, but when the package came days later, I knew I did! I was so excited and oh my goodness, when I opened up the package it was everything I could have asked for. The packaging of the products is divine! In particular the HD Dual Foundation thrilled me. It's got real weight to it. It's not some flimsy compact, it has a hard shell casing that has a chrome finish to it, and comes with a big gorgeous mirror, and an adorable little flippable window screen for the makeup to protect it! It also protects the mirror from getting dirty. Lastly, there's another flipup compartment for flipping up the makeup to get to the sponge included in the most bottom compartment. Now that's cool.
I am in love with basically all the things I bought. The lip gloss feels AMAZING on the lips, by far the most comfortable lip product I have ever tried. It feels like a treat for my mouth when I squeeze a little out of the tube onto my pucker. It makes my lips feel so soft and the product really is non-sticky! The consistency just feels gorgeous, and it looks amazing on. I know this is going to become one of my staple lip products I re- purchase again and again.
The false lashes- okay, these deserve their own paragraph. Quality- amazing. I always see YouTubers wearing Red cherry or Ardell, but when I've purchased these lashes in the past I found them difficult to put on, and to be honest they didn't look too appealing either. The Eve Pearl lashes look like... quality. They look so beautifully arranged, and the sets of lashes truly look like works of arts. I usually hate false lashes, but go back to them occassionally because of how much oomph it gives to a look (at least to other people haha). These I'm actually excited about.
Anyway that's just a bit of my thoughts for now. I'll be sure to put up product reviews, thoughts, and reccomendations up after I've played around with these for a while. Happy shopping! :)