My 2013 Luxola Haul


Hello again guys! Today I'm going to show you some of my favorite products I got from Luxola. I actually planned to review the products in the photo above since ages ago, but I've never found the right time to do it. So I think it'd be best to brief review them all in one post. Well, I did review two of those products on my blog a while ago which are Rachel K CC Pressed Powder and Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser.

The rest of the products I will share in this post are Dr. Jart Acne-X Spot Cover, Sleek Face Form, Sleek i-Divine palette, Sigma F80 Top Flat Kabuki Brush, and Beauty Blender. I actually purchased Konjac sponge too a while ago but it was already overused and beaten that I had to dispose it, I will also review the sponge a bit. 

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First, what is Luxola? Luxola is an online store based in Singapore, but it's accessible for everyone located in Hongkong, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates. They carry makeup, tools, skincare, and nail brands like Models Own, Edward Bess, Sleek, Korres, Mario Badescu, Sigma, and many more. Yes, most brands are those that pretty much known in United States and probably Europe, but not so much locally, which is why it's harder to grab in my country.

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And that's why I'm so thankful for Luxola. While they don't have tons of products per brand, but most of the time they have the best sellers and popular products in stock. Their price is reasonable for the products and service they offer. Luxola also offers free shipping to the countries they cover with minimum purchase IDR 315,000 (around $30). The best thing about this online store is they often have discounts and promotions, almost every week, making me feel guilty everytime I make a purchase. Their deals are always too tempting to be ignored, like I remember last time they were having discounts and I purchased $60 of products and only had to pay $40 free shipping included. How could I resist? 

Reviews

But now, I'm going to review the products I purchased from Luxola, some are my absolute favorites, few aren't. 

Dr. Jart Acne-X Spot Cover


Dr. Jart is a Korean cosmetics brand and I know their skincare line is really good according to some friends so I didn't hesitate to grab this product before researching as I needed full coverage semi liquid concealer that was able to (hopefully) heal my troubled area as well. I love its pigmentation and how it comes in a brush pen with twistable function to get the product out. I love how it covers my blemishes really well, but I don't love the color. It only comes in 1 shade and to be honest, it's way too dark yellow on me. So I have to use this concealer first before BB cream or foundation. But, I do notice I get some breakout after using this product. 

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This Sleek palette is probably one of the eyeshadow palettes I use the most in my makeup tutorials, especially for my crazy cute look cause of its vibrant and candy colors. It also comes with two in one eyeshadow brush, which is a big plus. There are 12 colors with great pigmentation. It's matte, pigmented, and long lasting. Oh, it also comes with a wide mirror as well, how can I not love it?

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Sleek Face Form in Light

This is another Sleek product I love and often use in my everyday makeup and also makeup tutorials. It also comes with a mirror, though without brush. It has 3 colors, brown for contouring, shimmery creme for highlighting, and shimmery peachy pink for blush. So it's a highlighter, bronzer and blush in one palette. It's travel friendly too. The bronzer is so pigmented, but I have to apply the highlighter and blush more than one swipe cause it's not so pigmented. They're also shimmery so I don't actually use the highlighter and blush everyday. But, when I use and blend these palette for hightlight, contour and blush, I get the glowy skin finish I always love. 

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Beauty Blender & Cleanser

For some reasons, I forgot to take pictures of this cause I was in a rush when I received the package. And I eventually forgot haha >< But well, I'm sure most of you are familiar with beauty blender. I'm actually someone who prefers applying makeup using fingers alone cause it's easier for me and less complicated. But I purchased this tool for the sake of trying, and not really jumping into the popular bandwagon cause I got this tool pretty late and I had extra cash back then lol. So I got this set of black beauty blender with its cleanser. After my first try, I instantly fell in love with it. It creates beautiful airbrushed finish and gives more coverage, no matter what foundation or BB cream I use. The big bottom part is perfect to apply foundation on the whole face while the pointy (not sharp though) top part is made to apply the area I can't reach easily like the side of my nose and eye area. I don't know how it's different from other makeup sponges and its dupes, but beauty blender always gives the best finish. It's so soft and bouncy and perfect. I apply it usually with dabbing/bouncing motion to get more coverage. The sad part is I have to constantly wash the sponge after few uses cause I don't want build up foundations and creams collect bacteria and transfer it to my already sensitive face. And how I'm glad I got the cleanser in the set, cause it magically removes all the dirt. I also wash my makeup brushes with the beauty blender cleanser and it cleanses everything, even the stubborn Revlon Colorstay foundation (though it took longer time to remove that foundation off my brushes and sponge).

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Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush

Last but not least, the Sigma F80 brush. It has bulky and shorter handle, which is perfect considering I don't like too long handle. The engraved Sigma writing is made of hologram, really pretty. But the best of all is its bristles. It's really soft and super dense! I can use the brush to apply powder, foundation, blush, everything. But ever since I got Real Techniques powder brush, I only use this Sigma F80 to apply foundation and BB cream. I use stippling or buffing motion usually, depends on my mood and my skin condition. With this brush, applying foundation to my whole face suddenly just got faster especially in the morning. No streaks at all. Instead, the brush gives me flawless finish. Blending to my neck is also easy with this brush. This also helps me in saving my foundations cause it doesn't need that much of product with the brush. I must say this is my HG foundation brush. The only thing I don't like is, thanks to its dense bristles drying the brush after washing it takes longer than other brushes. Probably a little over a day for me usually.

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Impressions

So it's been almost a year since I discovered and purchased from Luxola. Though I mostly buy and use asian makeup products, I also like products sold on Luxola which are more "rare" to me cause I don't see them often in the malls. Shopping on Luxola have been really nice for me cause of its user friendly navigation, and they often update their products. I'm really impressed by their customer service too. But what I love more, probably is their free shipping. Haha it's easy to reach the minimum purchase amount anyway, so yeah I always got free shipping on every order. Once processed and shipped, they usually send me the tracking number via email. Normally, they ship within 3-5 days. But on my last order which was around Christmas, I got my package after 2 weeks but that's probably cause of the overload orders cause it's holiday season. Another thing I love about Luxola is LX insider. LX insider is like a corner for Luxola loyal customers. Everytime I buy something I get 1 point, and if I refer a friend I get 100 points, while I get 25 points if I write product review on Luxola website (which I've never done before lol). And forgetful me never check how many points I have before today, so I just shop and shop without having any memories about my LX insider points and I just check that I have more than 800 points which will give me about IDR 400,000 off for my next purchase. Haha yes I probably need to use it soon. So with just purchasing products, posting your reviews and referring friends you can get some points for yourself for the next orders, I must say that's pretty neat and less money wasting.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with Luxola but I hope they can add more products in stock cause it's one of my trusted webstores, all thanks to their services. 

I haven't splurge on new products this year on Luxola, cause well... I'm actually saving up, for once haha. But I keep getting their promotion emails and I know sooner or later I will end up buying something, or two, or more again (thanks to my piling up LX insider points). 


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Have you tried the products I review above? What's your favorite product? Which product would you like to try?


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