Haven't done a haul post in a while, so here goes:
From MAC Dsquared:
I won't be talking about the Sculpt and Shape duo since I've already reviewed it when it first came out. But here is a look at the Blood Red lipstick:
As most people have noticed this lipstick isn't really blood red, its more of a dark berry colour. Texture is nice (I believe its a lustre), and the coverage is quite good, opaque but not thick.
Also picked up the Sana Uruoitaishi products - the gel and the mist because of the reviews from Musings of a Muse.
I paid about USD$11 for each, which makes them quite affordable compared to say MAC Fix+ or the department store gel moisturizers.
The gel comes in an adorable Matryoshka doll container. The character is supposed to be "Miss Hyaluronic, the Moisture Ambassador!" Lol she's also supposed to plump up your skin with moisture - hence her round shape :D
The container doesn't hold that much product, only 25g, but for the price its still affordable compared to similar gel moisturizers from department store brands.
From the look of the gel, I thought it would be similar to the products I've tried: Lancome Aqua-Fusion, Clinique Moisture Surge, and Nars Aqua Hydrator Gel. However its actually quite different from all the above. Here's a quick summary of those 3 if you've missed or forgotten my reviews on those.
Lancome Aqua Fusion: Great gel moisturizer but does contain fragrance
Clinique Moisture Surge: Fragrance free lightweight gel but too light to moisturize enough in winter.
Nars Aqua Gel Hydrator: Super lightweight and hydrating, but extremely expensive.
For starters, the Sana gel is fragrance free, which is great for those sensitive to the fragrance in Lancome Aqua Fusion. The texture is thicker than all the above products I've tried, yet sinks in easily. It moisturizes way better than Clinique ever did, probably due to the 3 hyaluronic acids it contains.
In fact this gel is pretty close to perfect. My only reservation is whether this contains silicones, because most gel moisturizers do. I can't read the ingredient list, so its a matter of just trying it out anyway to see if anything happens. I've only used it for a week so I can't tell if there's any issues with my skin that could be caused by silicones. So far so good though.
I quite like the mist too. Its a hydrating mist that can be used for an extra boost of moisture. I've been using it over makeup, just like how you'd use MAC Fix+, and I quite like the result. It makes your skin glowy (and less cakey if you're using powder foundation). Just be careful not to spary too much or it will feel a bit sticky on your skin.
Anyway I love the Sana illustrations for the products:
Gotta love the OMG! in each picture! So unnecessarily dramatic :D
Update: I bought the product off AdamBeauty.com. He usually ships the same day with tracking for $2, and his prices are quite fair.