My US Drugstore Make-Up Swap!

Thursday, 19 July 2012


After seeing Alex's awesome US make-up swap that she did with Betzy, I decided I wanted to do one ASAP!  I've done a few make-up swaps in the past, but never with anyone overseas before, so I was beyond excited to get my hands on some products that you can't easily get hold of here in the UK.  I contacted Betzy and we arranged the swap.  We decided on a budget (all drugstore/highstreet) and what products we wanted from each other in advance, and then it was just a case of going shopping to pick everything up!

We did run into some delivery issues as my parcel randomly got held up by US Customs (I'm guessing because there were liquids involved?), but it finally arrived safely this morning and I couldn't wait to open it.


The goodies! Betzy suggested I try something from Milani, so I opted for one of their well loved eyeliners.  I got the Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner in 04 Forever, which is a beautiful rich metallic bronze shade, perfect for summer.  I've wanted to try out some of the famed NYX Powder Blushers for a while and I received one called Pinched,  a pretty peach shade with subtle silver shimmer.

Some products that I absolutely knew I wanted to get were some of the Revlon Lip Butter shades which were only available in the US.  I was sent two; Sugar Plum and Fig Jam, both of which I love and I'm so happy to have them in my collection.  Another product I had been coveting for some time and dying to try out was the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette which are a lot of Youtubers like Missglamorazzi often rave about.  So excited to try this out!

I'd also been eyeing the Wet 'n' Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios and asked for one in neutral shades.  I got Silent Treatment which is gorgeous and Betzy also got me another one as an extra called Don't Steal My Thunder which looks great for doing a smokey eye with.  She also kindly gave me two Wet 'n' Wild Coloricon Shimmer Eye Pencils in Black and Copper, both of which look very pretty.

I am so pleased with everything and can't wait to try it all out, I'm going to be in swatching heaven!  You can see what I got Betzy over on her blog here.

Have you ever done an international swap like this?  Would you like to see any reviews for any of the above? 

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43 comments

  1. I am currently buying things for my US swap! I am so excited, this post just makes me more impatient/excited about recieving each others packages! x
    freshbeautyxox.blogspot.com

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    1. Cool, what great timing! Have fun! :) x

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  2. Nice!
    i follow you on bloglovin,
    follow me back? xx

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    1. Thanks, will check out your blog :) xx

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  3. This looks fantastic! Jealous of the lip butters colours sound fab x

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  4. I will have a post ready soon! I am so glad you got it

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    1. Let me know when it's up and I'll add a link above. Thanks again! :) xx

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  5. I've seen the WetnWild palettes on essiebutton's channel and I want them so bad! I really like how easy they are and how the colours are always going to complement each other xxx

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    1. That's where I saw them first, I love watching Essie's vids! They're really pigmented from what I've swatched, can't wait to use them :) xxx

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  6. I love doing beauty swaps! I'm so jealous of what you received! :)

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  7. great swap! i love doing swaps!!! :)
    -Andrea

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  8. Cant wait to hear what you think about the Sonia Kashuk Concealers. Everything looks great. I havent done an international swap yet but would love to at some point.
    xo

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    1. I'll post a review of it soon, have been wanting it for ages! xx

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  9. Lovely swap! I want to try something fom Milani too, next time... And silent treatment is already on my wishlist. :) xx

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    1. Definitely try these liquid eye liners, I'm so impressed! xx

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  10. I really eant to try some Wet N Wild eyeshadow palettes but living in the UK we dont have cheap American brands :(

    ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, it's why I was so excited to do this swap, had been wanting to try them out for ages!

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  11. I've never done a swap before..and there are so many brands in the UK that I would love to try out! These swaps always seem to work out so well, thanks for posting Evelyn :)

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. If you ever fancy doing a swap with me, let me know! We have some great brands over here :) xx

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  12. Sugar plum looks like a great shade for the lip butters, I've always wanted to do an american swap x

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    1. I love it, I was gutted when it wasn't released over here so I'm really happy to finally have it x

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  13. I have done 2 international beauty swaps, they are so much fun! I would love to do a swap with someone from Korea or Japan, imagine the amazing things you would get!! xx

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    1. Oh yes! Me too, I love Asian beauty products, wish I'd brought more stuff when I was in Japan! xx

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  14. That's awesome! Must be exciting to receive a package full of goodies you can't get where you live :) I've been wanting to get some Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes for ages, especially Silent Treatment - I heard the taupe in there is absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. It is gorgeous, I'll post a review on it soon :)

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  15. Great post.Ive atually got some of these bits myself, I relly love Sonia kashuck concealer and the NYX blush. I hope you like them too!

    p.s, I loved your joliebox post sooo much ive just messaged them to see if i can get one. I would defo love to know how you like the Wen.

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    1. Cool, I can't wait to try them out! That's great, I hope you like the Jolieboxes! I'll probably post a mini review of the Wen conditioner in an Empties post, so keep an eye out :)

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  16. Wow, that's really nicely packaged! I was really surprised by wet 'n' wilds products because it's so cheap :)

    x

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    1. Me too, I'm so jealous that we can't them over here! :) x

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  17. i can't wait to read your review on the sonia kashuck palette!

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    1. Will be up when I get back from holiday! :)

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  18. Wow great stuff!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  19. I love seeing swapping posts! I've just finished one with a fellow blogger from Ireland:) and have one soon with a UK blogger! You got some great stuff- those are two of my fave brands we have here:)

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    1. Me too, interested to see yours! :)

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  20. beauty swaps are soo fun! who knew it can be so addicting! :)

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  21. ooo i really want a revlon lip butter!
    Follow me? xoxo, Jen

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