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If you buy makeup online...

(4 Posts)
Mendi Wed 15-May-13 22:31:09

then how do you know about the colours? I want to buy some elf makeup but it's so hard to tell what the shades would really be like and as far as I know it's not available in any 'real' shops to go and look at.

So do you just take a punt and hope for the best?

ZacharyQuack Wed 15-May-13 22:33:25

I try to test it in a real shop, but if that's not possible I google the brand and shade name. There's so many beauty bloggers now that you should be able to find lots of photos and descriptions.

nipersvest Wed 15-May-13 22:38:52

what is you are buying? just asking as i recently bought some of the elf matt lipsticks, i watched review vids on you tube which helped me choose which colours to get.

Mendi Wed 15-May-13 22:44:40

Ooh good idea about the blogs, I didn't think of that. It's a lip stain I was looking at, in 'Mysterious'. Will Google for a blog/vid

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