Sunday Post#1: US Haul

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Think make-up, think United States and the brands Wayne Goss and Lorac Pro somehow pop straight into my mind. Two brands that seem sort of out of reach – at least if you’re unwilling to pay additional import taxes like me – yet a friend of mine was kind enough to bring a few things home for me that had been listed on the wish list for what seemed an eternity.

LORAC PRO PALETTE | It’s on everyone’s wish list right? If not, it must’ve been scratched off already. Considering the fact that this is a cult classic, it goes without saying that I had sky-high expectations and so far it seems to be fulfilling my expectations without much flaws. Ranging from light to dark, shimmer to matte, top notch pigmentation and the texture buttery soft – I’d be completely fine to take this on holiday with me and have my eyeshadows sorted. And that’s really something. A girl needs to have options but for once they seem to be gathered in one sleek palette. I bow down.

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WAYNE GOSS BRUSHES | I have been wanting to invest in quality brushes for quite a while now. Not really owning something of great quality, I was desperate to find a brand that’s not purse-weepingly expensive yet made out of great quality – does such thing even exist? Wayne Goss intrigued me with his awesome brush collection the moment they were launched. I do crave new face brushes more than eye brushes ’cause honestly, what’s a 217 not capable of? Since my Real Techniques Buffing Brush is really on its very last leg, I was in desperate need of a new foundation brush and so I picked up brush 01. Brush 02 will be my new cheek hollows’ BFF referring to contouring – obviously. Blusher brush wise I’ve been really torn between getting brush 11 or 12. When I finally decided to go for brush 11 it was sold out and went for brush 14 instead. And finally, I got the amped up version of a 217; brush 06. The quality feels sublime and oh man, I can’t stop stroking my face with these brushes – so incredibly soft, it’s unreal. I’m swooned already.

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  • http://www.beautyminded.be/ Katia | beautyminded

    Iiiiek! I’m so happy you have the Lorac Pro too, it’s THAT good, right?

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      HELL YES! My other eyeshadows have sat quite unloved ever since I got it … #sorrynotsorry Review and look of me wearing it is coming up next week! :D

      X

      • http://www.beautyminded.be/ Katia | beautyminded

        I’m excited!

  • http://www.themistymom.com/ Shari

    Still one of my favorite palettes of all time! :) I love the shades in this.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Yup, still using it almost everyday ever since I got. Call it a slight obsession. X

  • http://www.cherishday.com/ Jasmine

    Goss, I really like his channel: so down to earth, easy and still very informative! So many beauty Gurus seem to be making their own brushes now but it does make you curious. The Lorac palette looks amazing: Champagne and Lt. Bronze!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Jasmine. Yup, his channel is very to the point – I like that. Wayne’s brushes are really something – I’m very impressed! It Bronze, Garnet, Taupe and Pewter are my favourite shades! I’m obsessed with that palette … X

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    So glad you got yourself the LORAC Pro palette! Still one of my favorite palettes of all time. My favorite shade is Pewter! :)

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Yes, FINALLY! I love Pewter but also Garnet, Taupe and It Bronze. I couldn’t choose a fave, oops! X

  • peggy timmermans

    I have the Lorac palette in my kit as I only use matte shades on myself. I’d love to check out the Goss brushes but first on my list are the ones from Samer Khouzami!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Peggy. Oh the matte shades in the Lorac Pro palette are sublime. Samer Khouzami? I don’t know that brand?! I think I need a google sesh … X

  • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara_BeauTime

    Gorgeous palette! I know what you mean by additional taxes, in Germany we have to pay %19 additional for everything over 20€!
    This is why I took advantage of my husband travelling to US a few months ago. I will be there in April myself. It will be an epic haul ;-)

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Sara. Yes, in Belgium it’s more or less the same – unfortunately! I can only imagine it to be an epic haul, SO JEALOUS! X

    • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

      You should totally plan it so that you’ll be here during Sephora Sale (15% in April I think)! ;)

      • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara_BeauTime

        Oh wow I didn’t know about Sephora Sale, am I lucky or what?
        I am coming for a conference, so I can’t really select when I am there but if I turn lucky, it will be a major haul ;-)

        • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

          Now I’m even MORE jealous, hahaha! Sale or no sale, your haul is gonna be pretty darn awesome anyway! :p

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    *heavy breathing* I loooove that palette!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I’m slightly obsessed with it. I’ve barely used anything else on my eyes ever since I got it. Oops! X

  • Elaine Licciardello

    wuwww… that palette looks so dreamy… well done Alice! x

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I’m so glad I FINALLY got my hands on it – I’m a proud girl! X

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    somehow i didn’t love my lorac pro as much as i thought i would and i ended up really loving the Urban Decay naked 1 which i didn’t expect. which is SO odd b/c i’m ALWAYS complementing people’s looks and then realizing it was from the lorac pro palette! what a strange disconnect but happy you ended up with it !

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Jen. Oh seriously? What didn’t you like? The shades, formula or both? I love both palettes but I might prefer the Lorac Pro palette over the Naked 1 … X

      • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

        i’m really not sure. i think i dont see as many color combinations? which is weird b/c the naked1 is more homogenous so you’d think i would come up with less combos there….i dont know. something about it and me just didn’t click i guess

  • Lily

    Yup good brushes do that too you. Just want to stroke them, it’s mad. Lol!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Haha, you totally get me, Lily! Probably also the reason why I applied too much bronzer the other day … That softness though … X

  • http://www.xoxolaarni.com/ Laarni

    I purchased this palette last year! I really, really love it! Now I am jealous of your Goss brushes!!! I love Wayne and his honesty! <3

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Yay, now you really need to get your hands on those Wayne Goss brushes. You won’t be able to stop stroking your face, just sayin’! ;) X

  • http://evabblogt.wordpress.com/ EvaBBlogt

    Oh that Lorac Pro Palette… A few more months and it shall be mine as well! I’ve had with everyone raving about this ;)

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Oh right, you’re FINALLY going to the US! So insanely jealous! X