Yesterday, I stopped by the Lotte Department Store to browse the makeup counters. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's sort of a Korean version of Saks and Holt Renfrew, with mid-high end items.
I love and hate going to the makeup counters in Lotte. I love how there's so many different brands. I hate how each time I step within 4 feet from the counter, a SA comes along and starts talking to me in Korean. I don't speak Korean so I tell the SA in English (knowing that she won't understand me) that I'm just looking. But the still follow be around and it's to the point where they're breathing down my neck! If I pick up an item to look, that just excites them. The SA starts explaining to me the uses of the certain product, knowing that they don't understand. God..I hate when people have to hover around me when I'm trying to shop. I know they want to help and all, but I would like to shop in peace!
As I was wandering through the makeup department, I noticed the Kanebo counter and I almost wet my panties. I quickly threw myself upon the counter only to be disappointed. They had Lunasol and another brand, Impressa(?), but there is a lack of Lunasol items. There were only 2 geminate liners and not that many lip colours to choose from. I was interested in the Creamy Makeup Base, but it was about $38CAD for 30g. Actually, now that I think about it, Ichibankao sells it for about $44USD and on Ebay I found it for $40USD. Why oh why is Lunasol so pricey.
Another brand I was interested was Makeup Forever. I've read many reviews on the HD primers, foundations and finishing powder and I was curious about it. Well, what really turned me off was the price. The HD primer was about $45CAD and the HD foundation was about $50CAD. Talk about mark up... On the Sephora website, it's at least $10 cheaper. I think I'm gonna stock up on makeup when I go to HK.
Did anyone hear about the Maquillage holiday collection? I saw it on Rouge Deluxe's blog. I also saw on this blog some more pictures and even swatches. It's not too exciting for me though, I'm looking forward to the Coffret D'or holiday palettes. I'm sure it's going to be tiny, but it's the first holiday collection from Coffret D'or. It includes 3 e/s and 3 lipcolours. The Noble Dressy palette is the one that excites me. I hope Adam Beauty will have it on sale.
Don't these make you drool? They do for me! However, I'm not planning on getting the Sweet Dressy palette, it looks too similar to the 2007 Lavshuca holiday palette I have (the berry one).