The weekend came round so quickly this time I almost felt like I was running Back to the Future! We only had a 3 day work week here in Malaysia – awesome right?! :D I did all my chores last week and this week I’m going to relax on the couch with the final installment of Harry Potter – I know I’m late but better late than never! :)
On the cosmetics front, Definite Cosmetics launches a new skincare product – Hydra Swiss Spa Cosmetic Water – and they are doing so in Gurney Plaza Penang from September 25-27, 2009. I love how they have taken something big like this out of Kuala Lumpur, even if it means I can’t check it out just yet! :D
So if you’re in Penang, drop by Gurney Plaza and check it out and get a backstage makeover while you’re at it.
For those in Kuala Lumpur, it would appear that things are a little quiet on the sale front. I’ve had a request to talk about the Estee Lauder Blockbuster 2009 set. So since I have nothing much else to report, here are my thoughts on the set.
Estee Lauder Blockbuster Set 2009 – RM220 with every RM230 purchase
This is an annual Limited Edition Estee Lauder offering that squeezes over RM1,800 worth of products into 1 traincase for you to take home for just about RM450 (Pay only RM200 for the set with every purchase of RM230). I saw it at the counter and played with it a little.
I’d say the Estee Lauder Blockbuster Set is a good buy if you don’t already have a ton of makeup or if you’d like to split it up and share with friends or family. Some more enterprising women even break it up and sell on ebay or various online auction/sales sites.
What I liked
I liked the 4 lipsticks – all 4 of them! I’ve always like the creamy texture of Estee Lauder lipsticks. The blush palette too was calling out my name. The 3 blushes looked so perfect and the palette is just the right size for toting around.
The gold pouch is a perfect size for carrying around too and it looks lush and bling! I’d just get these if it was sold in a mini-pack! :D
What I did not like
What I did not like was the 15 colour eyeshadow palette. The colours looked meh and to someone new to makeup, it will just be too confusing. For those with a reasonable amount of makeup, you’re likely to just toss it aside as the texture of the shadows too are rather blah and hard.
The brushes can be passed on. The bristles were stiff and felt scratchy to my fingers and the shapes were all strange. Not even brushes I’d use at a pinch, sorry EL!
What I’m ambivalent about
The red traincase is gorgeous but its just one giant suitcase inside so its not so practical to tote things around in.
The mascara and eye makeup remover is a pretty decent deal. Not having tried either, I’d hazard a guess that now would be a good time to.
The 3 eyeliner pencils too look alright – black, silver and gold. I used to use the EL liner pencil in black – smudged a little but otherwise alright so I’m not overly crazy nor fussed about them.
So those are my thoughts on the Estee Lauder Blockbuster set 2009. Overall, it is a good deal as you get a ton of cosmetics for a very small price. Get this if you want to break it up for gifts or be entrepreneurial or if you’re a collector. If you’re just curious, think about why you want it and check it out in person first to make sure you like what you will be buying. Remember you have to spend at least RM230 on Estee Lauder products first to qualify for the purchase so be prepared to shell out at least RM500.
I just realised that I’ve never bought a Blockbuster set before! :O Have you?