I really do love that Lust Have It is so much more makeup focused than its subscription bad cohort. However, can that save it from what has turned into Shocking September? Spoiler alert: Not really.
Most of these items are “this would be so great IF” items. You’ll see what I mean.
Face of Australia Lip Quench Lipstick SPF30 (RRP $9.45) – I have nothing against Face of Australia. Their primer is legitimately great, and it’s super cheap – the one in the green tube. This lipstick is really creamy, so it wouldn’t be my thing regardless, but oh my god, the colour I received (Lychee Crush) is the last colour in the world I would ever wear. I took it out of the bag and my mother looked over and said “you’re never going to wear that”. There will be a swatch at the bottom, but yeah, I will never wear this.
Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil (RRP $17) – “Universal”. Why even bother? Thankfully I have boring dark brown eyebrows, and they’re super thick, so I can make most things match if I blend it well and disguise the pencil beneath the hair. I’m always keen to try Ofra stuff, with it being so hard to get a hold of.
mPrincess Mineral Powder Foundation (RRP $15, apparently, and I honestly don’t know because Lust Have It pricing tends to be inconsistent with the actual prices). I loved the mineral blush that came a couple of boxes ago – the most beautiful lavender pink – so I was psyched for this, but whoever put the colour “Almond” in this bag…yikes. I will try to make it work, perhaps in summer if I’m at all tanned – highly unlikely – but I am not this colour. Foundation, even powder, is such a risky move. Why risk it? At least blush and highlighter and eyeshadow are versatile! Or have a level of personalisation. Remember when you guys sent my leggings made for people with small legs? Ha.
Simple Kind to Eyes Makeup Corrector Pen (RRP $25) – I’ll use this. Well, I’ll try. I assume it will be much the same as dipping pointed cotton buds in micellar water when I mess up my eyeliner. Surely it will get gross? How do you makeup remove from the makeup remover? A question for the ages.
And the mystery amazing bonus item.
Designer Brands Fine Eyeliner (Black – $8.99 RRP) – Designer Brands have some okay products, but this doesn’t seem to be one of them. I haven’t tried it on the eyes, admittedly, but while it has a nice fine brush, there is zero control to it and it lacks the opacity needed to get a good line. It’s also way too glossy and imprecise for me to get the wings I go for. Womp womp. I’m a black eyeliner enthusiast, but this is not a hit.
Not the bag of my dreams, unfortunately. It had all the elements of a good bag – a lipstick, a liner, a base product, something from overseas and a novelty item – but they were all just too left of centre.