This is my first ever online retailer review, and a premium online store that is worthy of that excitement, being ActiveSkin! ActiveSkin is a fabulous online beauty boutique, that has a diverse range of cosmetics, skincare, haircare, fragrance and body care, all conveniently in one online retailer. There is such a variety of brands available from ActiveSkin that I would be shocked if none came to mind.
- Becca Cosmetics
- Bondi Sands
- Alpha H
The list of brands above only skims the top of the metaphorical iceberg as there truly are 77 gorgeous brands stocked on ActiveSkin.com.au. I love the diversity of the brands available as there are so many brand that are not stocked in one store, but are all available at one online store. I love the convince of shopping online, and how fast ActiveSkin’s shipping is, obviously depending on location, but considering they are Sydney based, that is very convenient for me!
My personal experience with ActiveSkin has been nothing but positive. Their customer service when emailing has been perfect, and while I was gifted one set of products from the website, I made my own sneaky order with my own money, and I will be using a combination of both orders to discuss the online retailer and if you should part with your hard earned on their website!
Napoleon Perdis – Auto Pilot Brightening Skin Primer:
I feel like Auto Pilot from Napoleon Perdis is a bit of a cult favourite product that everybody has used at one time or another, I am not one of those people, so this was my first introduction. As far as first introductions go this primer made a gorgeous first impression, and I have really been enjoying the brightening aspect to the primer. It is a shimmery purple product when squeezed out of the tube, but applies completely clear and does not distort the product or foundation application. This adds a subtle brightening with no shimmer or glitter, but a ‘lit from within’ appearance, which I thoroughly enjoy for more subtle makeup days. I have also not had any disturbance to foundation when using this primer, which is always a must with any primer, they are there to help, not hurt!
Napoleon Perdis – Boudoir Brush:
This is an incredibly unique looking brush, and I do not have another in my collection, which is almost a first. This is a small brush with long, fluffy bristles, and is probably most akin to a more densely packed fan brush, mixed with a wide contouring brush. Think Nars ‘Ita’ and a fan brush had a baby, this is what it would look like. This brush is gorgeously soft and distributes product evenly which is always the most important aspect, I have been loving this for a soft bronzer all around the perimeters of my face, but it can definitely also be used for contouring.
Napoleon Perdis – Blush Patrol:
This blush is my current go to! It is a natural mauve with a hint of rose throughout, a baked texture packed with a gorgeous iridescent sheen in the powder. I have been loving this for days that I want simple makeup, that looks beautiful, natural and glowy. Being my first couple of Napoleon Perdis products, I am so impressed by the quality.
I was thoroughly impressed by everything that was sent to me from my first order and have been thrilled with my first introduction into Napoleon Perdis makeup, as this was my first experience with any products.
*My entire first order, including shipping was gifted by the PR of ActiveSkin.
Becca – Glow On The Go Kit ‘Moonstone’:
This was a fabulous little mini duo containing the liquid doe foot applicator of ‘Moonstone’ and the tiny little Shimmering Skin Perfector Powder highlight in ‘Moonstone’ as well. This duo has been popular in the blogging world and I thought it was completely gone! While I was researching ActiveSkin for this blog post I stumbled across it, what a find! Such a great way to try out different shades of my favourite highlighter formula, let’s be real I’m a sucker for all things Becca Cosmetics.
*I paid for the second order with my own money.
The first order of course was gifted, so everything arrived quickly and was beautifully packaged in bubble wrap to prevent any breakages, and also had a delicious little Kit Kat along with some samples.
The second order was paid for by myself, and the experience was the same! Everything arrived quickly, was bubble wrapped with no possibility of breakages. There were samples and a mini Kit Kat included again, and I could not fault the shopping and shipping experience! There was also styrofoam peanuts in both orders, further preventing any breakages.
I have loved working with and purchasing from ActiveSkin and have found that both experiences were perfectly smooth, and they treat their customers the same as any PR work, something that is so important! I highly recommend checking out ActiveSkin as there a are so many amazing brands on the website, with plenty of exciting gift ideas for the upcoming holiday period, or even just treat your self! There are so many things on my wish list from ActiveSkin! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post, and if you have ordered from ActiveSkin, let me know in the comments how you found the online retailer!