So after a month of waiting, it finally arrived today. I paid Rs 324 to the postman as the customs handling fee or whatever but someday I am going to Customs House and getting to the bottom of this. I want to know on what basis do they charge the handling fee.
Now, back to my haul. I am so thrilled with whatever I got! I had ordered the 120 eye shadow palette, a brow powder, brushes (my first brush set) and a pair of leggings. And this is what I got. I will review all of it later.
I was really surprised to see this. They certainly did not advertise it as MAC. In fact, the pics on website show a plain black box. The outer carton as well as the box look and feel like a MAC product – no telltale spelling mistakes etc. I am pretty sure, it is a fake. The shader contains a brow powder in shade ‘walnut’ and a golden highlighter which i am going to use as an eyeshadow. The product is highly pigmented and though it seems light in the pan, it works well for my brows. Yay for this! This cost me roughly $2.59 and is available here.
The second product is the 120 eye shadow palette. I was a bit disappointed, since as many as 10 eye shadows came broken but the good part is as each tray is covered with a plastic sheet and then completely sealed in plastic, the broken eyeshadow powder does not spread. It remains contained in the pan without causing a mess. The site suggests adding a few drops of rubbing alcohol to reset the powder, so I shall do that today. I already love it – the colours are pigmented. Some are a bit chalky but those are the shades that I don’t really care much about. I shall do a detailed review a bit later after I have used it for sometime. This cost $9.80 and is available here..
The next in line are the brushes. Again, these were not advertised as MAC but has MAC written all over it and attempts to be dupes of popular MAC brushes like 219, 224, 190 etc. While these are obviously fake, some of them actually perform very well. I love the powder brush, and the eye shadow blending brush is pretty awesome. It fits very well into my socket area and blends like a dream! One brush was broken but the ferrule has come off from the handle and can easily be fixed with some glue. This cost $9.79 and is available here. Good Buy!
The last product in my package are my leggings! I was a bit wary about ordering clothes from Chinese websites as they are bad knock offs and usually never fit. Leggings are a safe bet as they are usually free size. The only risk would be if they turned out to be bad quality or had defects. But this was not the case with these ones! These are polyester tight with a denim print so from a distance they look like jeggings. They are thick quality and not transparent at all. They are a bit loose around the ankles but I guess that is because my ankles are a bit thin and it is not so loose that it looks wierd. After seeing me wear them, even my mom wants some pairs. They cost only $3.50 (INR 188) and you can get them here. I shall be certainly be ordering more leggings and clothes from Buyincoins as I won’t get leggings of the same price in India.
So far, I am thrilled with whatever I have ordered. I have a cart filled waiting for check out with cute hairbands!