In honor of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning, here are some random things I have learned recently:
• Surprisingly, “matte” does not necessarily mean “sparkle-free.” Huh.
• Products are never actually long-wear when you want them to be, and are impossible to remove when you don’t want them to be. I think they do this on purpose, with a certain malevolent glee. Corollary: it is possible to apply eyeliner to your top lash line in the morning and have it on your lower waterline by the time you get to work. Very funny, Neutrogena.
• I still cannot lay hands on my Lancome Rouge Magnificence lipgloss. Fortunately, my Revlon Cherries in the Glow lipgloss is an acceptable alternative. Take that, Lipgloss-Eating Monster Who Lives Under The Front Seat Of My Car.
• Blemishes do not work according to the Umbrella Principle. Carrying a tube of benzoyl peroxide does not actually prevent a blemish from developing. (Neither does it stop it from raining, so don’t get your hopes up on that front either.)
• The bottle of expensive product that you carefully placed far away from where you might accidentally knock it over and spill the contents … well, I don’t even need to tell you what happens to that bottle.
Sigh. When I look at the picture of Saraswati, it occurs to me that having four arms might be helpful. And then it occurs to me that four hands probably only means spilling twice as many bottles.
It’s a veritable spring bouquet of Sales!
All righty, Sephora BIs: sale starts today! Actually, it started at midnight — what are you all waiting for? Code BI15 gets you 15% off, baby. Through the 19th.
Urban Decay‘s F&F sale is still going through the 19th: 30% off with code 1SFNF.
Tarte is offering 20% off sitewide through April 30 with code TARTE44. Warning: Many products out of stock. Why is this?
Hourglass Cosmetics is offering 35% off any purchase through May 31 (!) with code LUCKYBREAKS2. If you don’t know this company, they make some expensive products that are said to be excellent (primer, eyeliner), so if you want to experiment with them, now would be the time. If I weren’t on a low-buy I’d totally be snapping up their Veil facial primer, which is normally $52 (ow) but would be just under $34 with the discount, in line with the Too Faced and Tarte primers I regularly use.