19 Feb February Beauty Haul (South Africa Beauty Adventures pt. 2)
Like I said in the previous post, I had NO idea that SA had all the big international beauty brands. At the Victoria Wharf mall in Cape Town, I discovered South Africa’s answer to Sephora- EDGAR’S! (which is one of the country’s largest fashion and beauty retailers)
I was so impressed by their beauty department. I mean, just look at it.
So… lets take a look at what I got shall we?? (Sorry everything looks squished in the picture, the packaging did not survive the plane trip clearly)
Clarins Super Restorative Eye Concentrate– I’ve spoken about it HERE on the blog. I love using it in the mornings because it fills out any fine lines nicely and reduces puffiness.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Noir Intense– I started using this eyeliner in 2007 and I have never looked back. It is pretty long lasting even with my oily lids , and it is an intense black with no weird blue or green undertones. Love love love.
MAC ‘Spiked’ Brow Pencil– Another old favourite although I’m low-key dying to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills one.
MAC ‘Cork’ Lip Pencil– Cork is loved by basically every beauty person on the planet. I only just got into lipliner a few months ago and honestly lipliner makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE. I cannot believe I have been dulling like this my whole life. Bought this to try it out and I’ve worn it pretty much everyday since. It is a beautiful brown that completes any Nude lip look, or you could use it all over your lips for the increasingly popular Matte Brown Lip.
Also, buying beauty products in South Africa is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than buying in London or the U.S. For example, I usually get my Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate from Nordstrom and it currently retails for $84. I got it here for 860 Rand which comes up to $54. My beloved Chanel eyeliner is 300 Rand ($18) and is at Nordstrom for $33 and £23 at Debenhams. Incredible!
Looks like I have to find friends in South Africa to buy my beauty stuff IN THIS ECONOMY. If you live in SA holla at me LOL!
And thats it. Have you tried any of these products or shopped at Edgar’s?
Let Me Know,