Recently I placed a few orders with Glambot, an online marketplace where you can buy and sell new or gently used makeup. The site offers a huge variety of brand name products (even limited edition items!) at significantly discounted prices. The products are thoroughly sanitized, secured with a Glambot sticker which signifies authenticity, then individually bubble wrapped and sent out promptly and securely. I was extremely impressed with the quality of my products; only one eyeshadow pan showed any evidence of previous use, however it is still in excellent condition. If you’re a makeup hoarder like me, I highly recommend checking out the Glambot website to score some great deals! The site frequently offers sales and various promotions where you can save even more money (right now you get $5 back with any $50 purchase, and shipping is free with orders over $30). In this post, I’ll simply share swatches and my first impressions of the products. I will follow up with reviews of the individual products at a later date after I have had time to thoroughly test them.
(L: Blended out, R: Heavily swatched)
NARS Luster blush (refill pan) is a product that has been on my wish list for quite some time. A “sheer, golden apricot” color (as described by NARS), Luster makes for the perfect summer blush, especially for us pale skinned girls. The golden shimmer running throughout the blush adds a beautiful glow without being overly sparkly or conspicuous when applied to the cheeks. I have several of the NARS blushes, and the formula is one of the best on the market. This product retails for $30, but it was listed at just $15.87 on Glambot’s site.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Eyeshadow in the shade 16 Pink Beige is an ultra metallic waterproof cream eyeshadow. The formula has a unique, mousse-like texture which is exceedingly blendable and easy to work with. Although the color seems to be more of a frosty pink in the pot, when swatched the eyeshadow (as its name suggests) takes on more of a beige/ nude hue. In my opinion, the beige undertone makes this product quite wearable despite the intense metallic finish. (To make the eyeshadow even more wearable, Make Up For Ever suggests mixing it with a small amount of full coverage concealer to mute the shimmer.) This product retails for $23, but I purchased it for $17.18.
(L: Swatched wet, R: Swatched dry)
The MAC Pigment in the limited edition color Mauvement was released with MAC’s “Fabulous Felines: Palace Pedigreed” collection in 2010, and is no longer available. So when I saw it on Glambot’s site, I couldn’t resist picking it up! I’m so glad that I did, this unique color is absolutely beautiful. The base color of the pigment is a cool taupe, with flecks of mauve, gold, and silver that catch the light flawlessly, giving any eye look extra dimension and interest. I would highly suggest applying this pigment with a damp brush, as it intensifies the pigmentation tremendously and minimizes pesky fallout that is often problematic when using loose pigments. Because this product was limited edition and is nearly impossible to find now, I decided to splurge on it. MAC pigments usually retail for $21, but I purchased it for $27.60.
Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow in the shade 22 Brown Stone is a shimmering, cool toned brown.
Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow in the shade 28 Iced Mauve is a shimmering, tan/ sand color.
I have been wanting to purchase a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow for a long while due to all of the rave reviews I have come across, however this brand is a bit out of my price range! So when I saw these eyeshadows discounted on the Glambot site, I took advantage of the opportunity and picked them up. Although I haven’t tested them on the eyes yet, unfortunately I’m not overly satisfied with the shadows thus far. While I love the neutral hues of both shadows (especially Brown Stone), when swatched the color payoff is unimpressive, and the formula is a bit chalky. I believe that these particular shades have been discontinued, however the shadows in the Metallic eyeshadow range retail for $24 each. I purchased 22 Brown Stone for $15.98, and 28 Iced Mauve for $18.92.
Make Up For Ever Artist Eyeshadow (refill pan) in the color I606 Pinky Earth is a rich, warm brown with rosy undertones and an iridescent finish. Since the MUFE Artist Eyeshadow line launched last year, I have coveted the incredible formula and color options that the brand has to offer, and have been yearning to add some to my collection. Of all the products I purchased from Glambot, this shadow was the mostly highly anticipated! I certainly feel that it was worth the wait. Seriously, if you haven’t encountered this line yet, run to Sephora and give some of the shades a swatch! The formula is impeccable, arguably the best quality on the market right now. Additionally, this color is just such a gorgeous and multidimensional neutral tone, I know I’ll be reaching for it often! The pans that hold these shadows are quite large, containing .07 oz of product (as compared to a MAC eyeshadow pan which contains .05 oz of product), so you get a good amount for your money. The MUFE Artist eyeshadows retail for $21 each, however I purchased mine for only $14.40.
A sample size of the Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara was included in my package as part of a promotion Glambot was running when I placed my order. I have heard rave reviews on this product, and I tend to prefer thick, natural bristle wands, so I’m looking forward to using this! The full size of this product retails for $24.
In closing, I’m extremely excited about all my new goodies and plan to post reviews on each product very soon! If you haven’t already visited the site, I highly suggest you head over to Glambot ASAP, as new products (and awesome deals) are posted daily. Happy shopping!