Hey everyone! Being back home means that I can go shopping like crazy at the drugstores with all their mega super sales! They recently had some great deals going on like Maybelline was all 40% off and the Revlon lip products were all $6.99 so naturally I HAD to get some!
The first few things I got were more face centered. I have seen a couple people talk about a few things and also I've just been wanting to try a few other things :)
Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream- So I actually had the chance to test this out today. I went to Disneyland for the 4th of July (American Independence Day) and I always test out new products when I have long days or go to amusement parks. Not the best idea in case something goes horribly wrong, but hey you can really see if it works! This stuff WORKS! Oh my goodness I think it is one of my new favorite face products. It gives really decent coverage, sets within a few minutes of applying to be completely dry, doesn't get oily looking throughout the day, and has a little Salicylic Acid in it so I really feel like I'm putting something not totally bad on my skin (especially on such long and hot days, it was 100F in Disneyland!). There will DEFINITELY be a review soon.
Covergirl Clean Glow Blush in Peaches - I also tried this out, and it is such a nice blush! It isn't so horrendously pigmented that you look like a clown, but still has decent pigmentation. The beauty is it's a matte blush (which are definitely harder to find) and although technically there are three colors in it I just swirled them all together and it gives a really nice soft color to your cheeks that anyone could pull off.
Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Aubergine - I bought this because I LOVE a good deep red for my toes. It makes them instantly look like I've been to the salon and gotten a pedicure and isn't super high maintenance. I've always loved Sinful Colors nail polish because they have a huge color selection, great pigmentation, good staying power, and are around $1 (which makes it easy to own a wide variety, or if you forgot your favorite nail polish you can probably find one similar).
Covergirl Bombeshell Shineshadow in Copper Fling - I haven't really heard THAT much about these newer shadows, but they seem like a good idea. They are a cream/mousse shadow in a squeezy tube which makes it super hygienic and I think keeps the product in the best shape for longer. I tried this out today too by itself and used it with my fingers sheerly for a wash of a bit of color and sparkle. I didn't set it with a shadow and it lasted all day up until midnight in 100F heat (and I got soaked on Splash Mountain, forgot to mention that earlier!) So far I really like it, going to test it more and then let you guys know how it goes!
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer - I bought this because who doesn't love the idea of a good drugstore primer? Now I sit on the fence with primers, as some of them have clogged my pores horrendously (the silicone ones a.k.a. Benefit Porefessional, so I usually steer clear of silicone based primers except I thought I'd give this one a chance). I have only used it once, but after 12+ hours of wear today it made my makeup go on nicely initially and no pore clogging in sight! The Benefit Porefessional clogs my pores horrendously the same day I use it. So far so good, I'll keep you updated!
And on to my clear favorites….LIP PRODUCTS! (Also if you guys specifically want to see a review on any of these products sooner than others please let me know! Or else I'll just review in a random order)
L'Oreal Glossy Balms in My Babydoll / Innocent Coral - So I saw someone post these on instagram, then when I was in Vegas I saw a display and these were the last two still somehow (miraculously) wrapped. So I definitely had to pick them up and try them (since I missed the La Laque/Le Matte balms). So far so good, I really like them since they kind of stain your lips a bit and haven't bled on me yet.
NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in Riverside Rose and Parsons Pink - I bought Riverside Rose first and loved it so much I went back and got another (I want them all!) I know yet another chubby pencil, but these are amazing! They smell like candy and are super moisturizing and are only $2.99 with a huge color selection!
Wet N Wild Megalast Lip Color in Bare it All (902c) - I saw this color on Meghan Rosette/Meghan Rienks channel, and it looked SO GORGEOUS on her! So naturally I had to go out and get it (and for $2.49 you can't go wrong…and it was on sale for BOGO 50% off too!) and I wore it to Disneyland and it was BEAUTIFUL! I wore it over my Essence lipliner in Wish Me a Rose and it was gorgeous! It's a darker pinky rose neutral nude. I am not really a fan of "nude" lips but I love the "darker nudes". It is also considered a dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy (I found when I looked it up just now) so that's great too!
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Cannes Crush - I hopped on the bandwagon. Yup. Haven't gotten the chance to really try this out but it's such a gorgeous summer color and swatched on the back of my hand it looks beautiful so I do have high hopes for it! Let me know if you've tried it or have a favorite shade :)
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive - I also had to try these. I've seen them over in Poland but they are RIDICULOUSLY expensive (like three or four times the price) and so I bought one here. I have yet to try it but it swatches beautifully as well.
Let me know if you've tried any of these or have any drugstore recommendations for me while I'm back in California! Thanks so much for reading and sorry I haven't been posting much, I've been super busy and studying a lot! (Also I got a new camera for my birthday so I was playing around with it in this post!)