I love MAC lipsticks but never seem to be able to afford to buy all the ones I want. Someone ( I think it was Kas) mentioned to me that they bought MAC lipstick samples and linked me to The Body Needs. I was intrigued by the amount of sample colors they stocked and really liked how they were packaged. They melt down the lipsticks and repot them into slimline lip balm tubes. The cost was also nice, $3.79 each and they always have sales. I used a 25% coupon code when I ordered. I got 8 tubes ( I ordered a duplicate of Craving and a Grey Friday for my niece) With tax and shipping my total was $28.69
Each slimline tube is filled with .5 grams of lipstick and the base of the tube is filled with a clear lipstick base to prevent waste of the sample in the bottom of the tube. I really liked the labeling and packaging.
I bet you can figure out which is my favorite? You got it, Peach Blossom. I ordered a random array of tones in colors I would not normally wear. I am trying to break out of my nude lip rut. Man, is it hard. I feel so awkward in lip color.
Overall my experience with The Body Needs was frustrating and fabulous at the same time. I can understand the delay in shipping due to being closed and I suppose the extra time frame when my label was printed to when it was shipped should be expected since they were probably quite behind on orders from being closed. But still, waiting 20 days for an order is a bit long. That and the shipping prices leave a bad taste in my mouth which sucks because I love the way they package the samples and how many colors they offer.They also offer MAC pigment samples and other various MAC products. I will most likely order again when they do a 40% off sale and spend over $50 to get the free shipping option.
Have you tried The Body Needs? If so how was your experience? What about MAC lipsticks? Any colors you can recommend for me to try out that would look good with my coloring?
Thanks for reading,
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