I like to believe that I’m an expert when it comes to Aliexpress. My friends would probably agree. When I first discovered the site, I was a bit shocked at the amount of branded makeup replicas that were available, for such a low price, and I was super sceptical. Now, nowhere am I promoting the use of fake makeup but I think if a product is a little too expensive for your pocket, and if a replica is tried and tested and safe to use, there’s no harm in using it.
The amount of stuff you find there is honestly overwhelming. I suggest you tread with caution.
The first things I ended up buying were the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, along with two M.A.C Studio Fix Powder foundations. Unfortunately, I finished both the powder foundations so I can only show you the eyeshadow palette.
These MeNow waterproof lipsticks were my next purchase. I’ve given a couple away, so these are the ones I have now. For a detailed review on these, read my blogpost here.
Now, I’ve been wanting the Real Techniques makeup brushes for a long time, and back when I ordered these, they weren’t available in India. They are now, but for a ridiculously high rate, so I got these from Aliexpress. I believe I paid under $10 for them, and it’s the real deal.
Here I have two M.A.C lipsticks in.. well, I don’t know the shades. This one’s supposed to be Heroine and this one reminds me of Crosswires, though it’s supposed to be Please Me. They stain the lips intensely but they’re really creamy and last long.
Now, unfortunately, I’d ordered a couple of other things such as the slanted eyebrow pencils which are very popular in Asian countries, but they never arrived. This happens sometimes, your parcel gets lost on the way because you don’t pay for shipping or insurance. In most cases, the seller will refund your money. This is the biggest and main con of Aliexpress.
There’s more makeup on the way, and when it’s here, I’m going to post a haul and review on that, so stay tuned!
Hope you enjoyed this article. have you ever shopped from Aliexpress? What would you like to buy? I’d love to know!