Many thanks to Sophia for letting me know Barneys New York is having complimentary international shipping last month. Barneys carries Chantecaille, Claudio Riaz, Koh Gen Do, Serge Lutens and Sunday Riley to name a few – brands which are currently not available locally and may take some time before appearing.
They also carry Giorgio Armani, By Terry, Hourglass, Deborah Lippman, NARS and YSL.
Paying and checking out on their website is a breeze. Shipping was really quick too – by DHL, what a treat. All my items came in a carton box neatly sealed, the products were in their own boxes, in bubble wraps – nothing damaged.
I took my time to browse through almost every brand I am interested in and decided to take the plunge and purchased several Kevyn Aucoin products – mainly their base products as I have heard so many great things about them. Countless makeup artists and YouTube gurus swear by their base products, I must really try them myself.
And so I bought The Gossamer Loose Powder in Diaphanous.
The Sensual Skin Enhancer in three shades;
SX 03 a neutral shade with slight beige undertones
SX 05 a neutral shade with beige undertones
SX 07 a best-selling shade with neutral yellow undertones
The Liquid Airbrush Foundation in two shades;
LQ 05 a light shade
LQ 07 a second lightest shade
I couldn’t decide which is my exact shade even after searching online for swatches etc. thus I ended up with these variations. I figured since I don’t know which is my shade, why not pick a few so I can mix and match to customize accordingly? And lastly, I do makeup for people some times (not so much any more) so I guess these will come in handy.
I have played around with them but it’s still too early to determine whether I love them or not, or whether they are suitable for my skin type, Singapore’s weather etc. – but I really like them and am having really high hopes. So, fingers crossed.
Did you pick up anything from Barneys?
Lately, I have been really interested with Kevyn Aucoin products. I have always admired his style and philosophy through his books – Making Faces and Face Forward. Goss Makeup Artist does many videos reviewing his products which are very helpful especially if you are going to purchase his products online (the only way for me).
If you are new and would like to know more about Kevyn Aucoin, click here.
There are no rules when it comes to makeup.
Thank you for reading.