Haul: Drugstore Makeup and Skincare!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I've been shopping at my CVS and Duane Reade a lot lately--between the random sales and reward points deals, I think I only paid full price for a few things. Seriously, between all the drugstores around me, it's been about three weeks since I've set foot inside Sephora, a new record! I'm also going through a serious colored eyeliner phase, which you'll definitely see in this haul!

Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes: I'm just about out of my stash of Boots No 7 Makeup Removing Wipes (post), and found these on sale for buy one get one free and decided to give them a go. They also come in a Morning Express variation, but Evening Soothe just sounds so much more decadent, doesn't it?

Yes to Carrots Daily Clarifying Cleanser: This was also on some random Yes to Carrots sale and I figured it would do for a travel/gym bag cleanser. It's a reasonably natural brand, and this particular facial wash is supposed to be good for oily skin, so at $7 why not?

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso: I've been on the hunt for these for quite some time, and they're weirdly limited to certain drugstores. I found two of them earlier (Berry Amore and Rose D'Oro) but really wanted this peachy one and bought it on the spot when I saw it. It's significantly less shimmery than the other two, which might very well make it the most wearable of the three.

Wet n' Wild Eyeshadow Trio in The Gilded Age: I bought this a while ago in Duane Reade or something, because even though I've had bad experiences with the quality of Wet n' Wild packaging, the colors were too pretty to turn down (though I wouldn't recommend using these shadows together as the result is overwhelmingly shimmery).

Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer: You know I love drugstore under-eye concealers, with my all-time favorite being Rimmel Match Perfection (post) and there was some sort of Maybelline sale, so I picked up this new click-up-brush one. The shade variation seems to run light, and my "nude" might even need to be swapped out for the next darkest shade--we'll see.

On to the colored eyeliners!

Maybelline Master Drama by Eye Studio Eyeliner in Violent Violet and Sapphire Strength: I bought the violet shade (far right) first and have been wearing it just about non-stop lately. I haven't tested them enough to do a full review, but as a first impression, these liners are a bit drier and less pigmented then most, but last a surprisingly long time with minimal smudging. The blue color is a bit more in-your-face than I would like it to be, but I'll do more playing with it and see if a coat of smudgy black mascara can tone it down.

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Gel Liner in Aubergine: I just mentioned this product in my last post, only that one was in traditional black. Again, I've really been into colored liner, especially purple, and wasted no time tossing this into my shopping basket. I've only used it once (yet) so it's still too early for a review, but this one seemed to be less pigmented in application. It may even seem silly to have two purple liners--even if one is gel and the other is pencil--but aubergine is a true eggplant (of course) and the violet one is much bluer. Maybelline didn't just slap on some cutesy color names--they really do describe the right hue. 

Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Navy: A much more wearable blue than Maybelline's sapphire, a shade like this supposedly does that "brightening the whites of your eyes" stuff, only I don't believe this particular liner is waterline-safe. I'm only concerned with upper lash line definition, but it's still a lovely blue, with maybe the slightest hint of a green tone. This liner has the best packaging of the pencils, as its twist-up is much smoother and quicker than the Maybelline ones.

That's it! It doesn't look like too big of a haul in the picture, but it felt like a lot of stuff as I accumulated it.

Reviews to come on the liners, though one on the Maybelline concealer will be first, as I've been using that for a while now.

About to hit the sheets!

Good night!

Have a terrific weekend!

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