Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Small Collective Drugstore Haul

This just a few things I picked up here and there at the drugstore over the last week or two. Just thought I'd share it with you guys because I'm very happy with my purchases and these are things that have made their way into my everyday routine.

Products Shown: Boots No. 7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation in #20 Blonde, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Silky Beige, NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny, Wet N' Wild Mega Eyes Black Cream Liner, Wet N' Wild Vanity Palette, and Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara.

A couple of these items were repurchases, but I'd thought I'd add them in here because they have quickly become some of my holy grail products. Those include Boots No. 7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, and Wet N' Wild Mega Eyes Cream Liner. 
I'll probably be repurchasing these three products forever and I'm so glad I discovered them!

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny: I got this because I hear so many people rave about this, especially MakeupByLeinaBaaaby on YouTube. Since everyone seemed to love it and I needed a new bronzer that was matte, I picked this one up. This looks very natural on the skin (the color is a very natural light brown and is matte), but it's not as pigmented and dark as I would like this to be. I use this for contouring and I tend to like my contour shade to be darker, but luckily it is very build-able so I have been using this everyday and it works for now! 

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: I've talked about this powder before in previous posts. I use to use nothing but MAC powders. I never had a particular favorite, I would just rotate between my MSF natural, Studio Fix Powder, and the Careblend powder. Unfortunately, I go through powders so quickly that spending 25$ a month repurchasing a new powder was getting a little ridiculous. I see no different between this and Studio Fix Powder besides maybe a little less coverage and for 4$: goodbye MAC, Hello Rimmel!

Boots No. 7 Intelligent Balance Mouse Foundation: I already have a review for this foundation, click here to see! This is my holy grail foundation. It's perfect. It feels like you're applying air to your face, it's almost full coverage, feels natural and light, blends like a dream, lasts all day, and looks amazing on my skin. I never was a fan of liquid foundation. For some reason, I hated the way my face would feel wet with it on and my redness would always show through. I probably just never found the right one, but this foundation is just perfect in every way to me. 
(Side note- I can tell not many people have tried this foundation out! I barely hear about it and every time I've gone to buy it, all of the boxes are covered in dust so you can tell they're never touched!)

Wet N' Wild Vanity Palette: I'm most excited for this purchase. I remember not being able to find it anywhere when it first came out. I gave up on it eventually but then I finally saw this lil guy, last one in the Wet N' Wild section and I had to get it. Can't wait to play with this :) 
I've also heard that all of these shades are comparable to certain MAC shadows. They are:
(from left to right)
Top row: Brule, Nylon
Middle Row: Cork, Goldmine
Bottom row: Embark, Bronze

Wet N' Wild Mega Eyes Cream Liner: This is the most amazing gel eyeliner I've ever used. Extremely black, long lasting, creamy, doesn't transfer, and it's only 4$. Only downsides are that the packaging is absolutely horrible and causes the product to dry out quicker and this was so hard to find. I used this eyeliner over and over until one day I just couldn't find it anymore and I found out that it was discontinued. That was over a year ago and I recently saw a YouTube video of someone who had just purchased it so I tried to find it again at my local Walgreens. They didn't have it, but thank god, CVS did!

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara: I've been loving this mascara lately and it was even in my November Favorites. Not much to say about it, except it gives a great curl, length, and a little bit of volume. Click HERE to see PolarBerry's review on this mascara, which is the reason I was tempted to get this mascara. (The Before & After photos sold me!)

(Wet N' Wild Cream Eyeliner, Rimmel Sunny Bronzer)

Wet N' Wild Vanity Palette (sorry, my swatches are kind of out of order)

Thanks for reading! 


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