Haul Under Fifty

Welcome back.

Today I did a small haul for makeup at my neighbourhood mall. There was a e.l.f NYX, L.A Girl and Coastal Scents makeup stall on level 4.
The heavens hath openth for me
I went there this morning and bought some stuff. An eyeliner, a liquid lipstick and a mascara. I am in desperate need for mascaras since I had to clean out all of my mascara. My previous mascara, the Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Big Eyes Washable Mascara, was stolen by the Borrowers. Here’s the things I bought.
from down to up: e.l.f lengthening and volumizing mascara – $9.90, e.l.f cream eyeliner in black – $9.90, nyx soft matte lip cream in SMLC12 Buenos Aires – $15.90
I tried the mascara first since I needed a mascara pronto. It did not end well.
Here’s how the brush looks like

 

here’s the close-up

 

right eyelash curled and mascara’d
results after washing my face
As you can see, the mascara was not waterproof. My lashes need waterproof and smudge-proof mascara, or it won’t stay curled and flawless. The only other mascaras that I have found that works are from the Maybelline line.
Mascara Pros:
– Cheap $$
Mascara Cons:
– Not waterproof
– Not smudgeproof
Verdict: Cheap, but ineffective
I will review the others soon. This haul is small, but that is by design. I cannot be one of those bloggers out there who drop 200 dollars every time they hit the beauty aisle. I am still a student and I still get an allowance from my mother. What I haul may not always be the trendiest, but they are dependable and cheap. I am trying to save money by budgeting my hauls. I have also done a haul in Sephora and will post that soon.
Ciao, everyone! Have a nice day!
UPDATE: The total money spent here is 35.70SGD. I would suggest going for the eyeliner and liquid lipstick I bought here, since the reviews are good and also I have one of each in other colours.
UPDATED: I tried the mascara again, and I’ve found that I really like it. I think it’s because I’m used to fast drying mascaras  – majolica Majorca, Maybelline etc – so the thicker, fibre-less formula is a massive departure for me. I find that the best way to use this is by applying one coat and letting it really dry – like a good 30secs to 1 min just to make sure – before building up the volume and length. I find that the lengthening and volumizing effects are very natural compared to the formulas I’ve used. I would recommend this for a no-makeup, makeup look, for dry to combination skin. I’m not sure if it can stand up to oily skin tho:)
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