Sunday, 14 September 2014

Ebay Makeup Haul - US Drugstore Edit

I love turning to eBay for makeup that I cannot source here in Ireland. Whilst I am loathe to pick up any high end makeup from eBay, I have no problem with picking up drugstore makeup from reputable sellers with good feedback ratings. The reason I took to eBay was because of the lovely Orla from Makeup Over Mind, one of my fave Irish Youtubers and bloggers, and she has never done me wrong so far with her recommendations- she knows her stuff. I actually had a couple of things on my wishlist anyway so I just committed to purchase after watching her amazing US makeup haul vid

The first thing I took to eBay to purchase was strictly on Orla's recommendation- the Maybelline Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara which I picked up in the shade 'Very Black'. My first impressions of this mascara are very favourable indeed and not for the usual reasons I love mascara. I got this mascara from this seller and the total including postage was little over €10 which is about standard for most Maybelline foundations that you can pick up in Boots.

The next few items I purchased from the same seller, and I have used this seller on many occasions before. Not only do they have excellent feedback (and I can personally recommend them following my own favourable experience), these guys also often very reasonable combined postage AND offer a 20% discount on all orders over $25. You would be best to go onto the American eBay site (.com) and adding items to your cart where you can see discounts applied and deductions made for combined shipping. Just for your reference, these 5 items cost about €40 including postage after all the discounts and currency conversion which I think is pretty reasonable! 

I also picked up the new Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation and I got the shade '20 Classic Ivory'. I have to admit I did not realise when ordering that this foundation comes in a 20ml bottle as opposed to the usual and standard 30ml. This has a little plastic applicator and you are meant to apply the foundation to your fingertip and then blend on your face. I'm not really a fan of using my fingertips to apply foundation however so I'll have to see how I get on with that!

I purchased the L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush- I've wanted this for absolutely AGES- I love the L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows but this one in Amber Rush was not available in Ireland to purchase. This is absolutely gorgeous and if you have blue eyes, this would be a sound purchase. 

I added two more 24H Color Tattoos to my repertoire- and these are in the relatively new leather range. I got Creamy Beige and Chocolate Suede and if I get even a tenth as much use out of these as I have done with my On and On Bronze, I will be very happy indeed.

Lastly, I picked up another of the Maybelline Color Elixirs because it was only €4 to add on including postage and I picked Raspberry Rhapsody which is just my dream colour- a purple leaning fuchsia. 

So there is my little eBay beauty haul of some US drugstore products that we cannot get here yet (or maybe ever :( !) 

Is there any makeup you like to pick up on eBay? Would you think of trying eBay for cosmetics that cannot be bought in your country?



  1. I'm really jealous of all the extra colours the US gets in the Maybelline Colour Tattoos! Heading over to that eBay store like now!

  2. I LOVE ebay for makeup! We have an utterly rubbish selection of stands in my two local pharmacies and I don't always have time to get to bigger ones when I'm in town, so I actually bought a few bits recently that I could get here - but at a cheaper price. I got one of the L'oreal lipsticks (the Julianne Moore nude shade), the Bourjois 1 second volume mascara for €10, Revlon Skinlights (to see if it was as good as it was years ago - it's not), and Healthy Mix foundation for €10 - absolutely love eBay and love the buzz of getting post!! I used to pick up a good few bits from Korea but I've stopped. I have used eBay for Kleancolor polishes and for NYX bits & bobs before too. I have an Essie seller that I use regularly as well, they are half the price charged here.

  3. wow you got great stuff! i have had bad experience in the past buying makeup from ebay, so i am quite wary of it but it's the only way to get items not available to us here!

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