I was in the central city the other day and I ducked into Kmart to do a bit of browsing. I came across some awesome bargains, so I present to you… my $5 haul!
Three or four times in the past, I had picked up this cross bracelet and carried it around for 10 minutes or so until I decided to put it back. I really liked it but something told me not to buy it. When I spied the clearance price tag advertising them for $1 each I knew it was time to finally make it mine! I’m not sure what it’s made out of but it’s some form of stone (or at least it’s cold to the touch). I got two because I think they looked better layered.
This teeny little eyeshadow quad was also $1! I didn’t expect much out of the quality, to be honest, but I wanted to give it a chance, and at $1, I wasn’t going to be losing much if it was terrible. Unfortunately, the pigmentation is mediocre at best. There were a couple of other shades available, though, and perhaps they might fare better on the pigmentation front. From memory, I saw a neutral/brown quad, a pink one, and possibly a black/smokey one (it may have had some blue in it as well).
This lipgloss pot is from the same range as the eyeshadow quad. It’s basically a standard clear gloss. There may be a tiny bit of sheer pink in it, but it really wasn’t noticeable on my lips. It is a nice gloss though, not too sticky and it’s quite moisturising too. It’s perfect for popping into your bag over the summer, whether you’re heading out for a day of shopping or going to the beach. At only $1, it’s not a big deal if you end up losing it or getting sand stuck in it! There was also a red shade but since the pink is very sheer I probably wouldn’t buy the red one as well, as I think it would look the same on my lips as the pink does.
There are also two lipsticks in this $1 make-up range. I grabbed the pink one and left a red one behind. It’s a tiny little tube, again, well-suited to a beach bag or purse. Pigmentation is alright but it really needs a matching lipliner to make it pop (and to make it more opaque).
Here’s a FOTD I did with some of these products:
On my eyes, I used the blue shade from the $1 quad on the inner half of my lids, and the green on the outer half, and in the crease too. You wouldn’t be able to tell if I didn’t tell you that, right? It just looks all green. In person, it looked all green too. You can also see a little bit of the patchiness of the shadow, particularly on my right lid. I wonder if a white base might help the pigmentation a little, so that is next on my list to try. On my lips is the $1 lippie, and it’s not too bad. My natural lips are quite pigmented and I think the lipstick benefits from that, so I can just get away with wearing it sans liner. If you have pale lips, you will probably need something underneath to help with opacity, unless sheer and uneven lipstick is your thing!