Makeup News and Good Deals

April 27, 2016

Sharing some exciting new makeups and good deals that I spotted this week.

1. The highly coveted Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette (limited edition) is now available at NAP online and ships worldwide! I have already ordered mine, and be sure to get yours if it is on your wishlist before it is all gone! Apparently this is the fastest selling product ever from CT.

2. The long awaited YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil In Stick is finally launched in Australia. You can find them at David Jones online. I have ordered a couple of shades already including No43 Rose Rive Gauche, No47 Beige Blouse and 48 Smoking Plum. Really looking forward to receiving them.

3. Last but not least, TATCHA is giving out a deluxe travel size of Pore Perfecting Sunscreen SPF35 with any purchase of $100 or more with the code SPFMINI (offer ends 4/28). This featherweight formula uses silk extracts to leave skin silky smooth and Japanese wild rose to visibly tighten pores. It also creates a beautiful canvas for makeup.



{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sonali April 29, 2016 at 11:13 am

The YSL shades which you have ordered have amazing names 🙂 thanks for this post 🙂


Fiona May 24, 2016 at 2:53 am

Hi Reika,

I am a new fan of Tatcha and have recently bought the full range of their Indigo series. I was researching around and I found this blogger’s review and… it was a really bad review.

May I have your thoughts on it? Is it really ‘an American company that sells Japan-inspired, nicely packaged, ridiculously overpriced, but overall quite average cosmetics.’ (Quoted from the blogger’s website). I am quite upset after reading it.


Thank you so much.



Reika May 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

Hi Fiona, I have few points to add after reading the post.
1. It seems to me that the writer was upset that she did not receive the PR samples from TACHA, and was not happy dealing with TACHA PR, so this post was born.
2. TATCHA is an American company, so does SKII which is owned by MAX Factor. Their targeted customers are definitely westerners who would like to try Asian skincares, as a lot of the premium Japanese skin care brands are not accessible outside of Japan.
3. TATCHA is a relatively new brand, and in order to break into the market they have to a selling point. The same goes for SKII that the founder started the skincare line after she saw all the women had really soft hands working in a sake factory. And even La Mer is marketed with the doctor/founder saved his skin from severe burn with his miracle ingredient! To me this is all marketing gimmicks, and I don’t give a shxt. As long as I enjoy using their products, I am happy.
4. I have tried many TATCHA skincare products with my own money, and I genuinely liked all the products I used. Not all of them blew me away, but there were some stand outs that I loved so much and have purchased. Generally speaking I think this is a really lovely luxury skincare line with prices that are not OTT.
5. The fact that you can purchase trial sized products from TATCHA is a good indication that they are confident with their products.
6. The Japanese drugstore products don’t compare to TATCHA. All of their ingredients were from Chinese chemical factories, the same goes for cheap Korean skincare lines. They look cute, fun to use, are good for young skin. But for me I see absolutely no results to my skin.


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