Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Mini Haul

For a couple days now I've been hearing about CVS have a big beauty sale, think 50-75% off certain beauty products.  Well since I was basically confined to my home because of the blizzard we had I couldn't make it.  I was up super early this morning & decided I should head off to check it out finally, tho I wasn't expecting much because my CVS sucks on the cosmetics front.  
I saw a lot of Revlon Colorstay mineral make-up on clearance for 75% BUT I by pass any & every drugstore foundation because they don't work for me.  Maybe you'll be interested in it tho.  I had heard some HIP stuff was on clearance but not at mine.  What I did find was something I'd been wanting to try for a while.  Some of the Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks & Super lustrous lipglosses at 75% off.  These have been on my radar for a while after reading blogs BUT the price was a big turn off for me.  Honestly I don't like paying over $10 for ANYTHING drugstore and these were about $8 regular price.  I don't mind shelling out for a higher end brand but I like my drugstore buys dirt cheap lol.

[i also picked up the LAST Milani Gems my CVS had! WOOO!!!]
I got 2 Colorburst lipsticks in Coral & Lilac & 3 Super lustrous glosses in Lilac Pastelle,  Nude Lustre,  & Pink Afterglow. 

My Initial Thoughts

One of the reason why I normally don't shop for cosmetics in the the drugstore is because I can never test it out before buying.  I kinda sorta knew what I was getting with the glosses but the lipsticks look nothing like the color on top of the cap.  For example with the color Lilac I didn't expect it to be so plumy & DEFINITELY did NOT expect it to have a frost finish.   #FAIL I HATE anything frosty on lips.  But from what I can tell the formula is great.  I went on pigmented & smooth in one swipe.  Same goes for the glosses.  When I picked up Pink Afterglow  I saw the shimmer I just didn't expect it to be so much.  But I loved the formula.  Lilac Pastelle reminded me of a MAC creamsheen at a fraction of the price.  Another thing that annoyed me was the varying smells from one gloss to another.  I wish it was either a uniform scent IE. MAC has that Uniform Vanilla Scent on ALL their lip products.  One of the glosses had a sweet scent, one didn't smell like anything, and smelled like something in between.  I'm not saying I hate them because I don't BUT these are some of my initial observations of the bat.  I'll decide after i use them.

[LEFT - RIGHT] Lilac Pastelle, Pink Afterglow, Nude Lustre, Coral, Lilac
Do You Own Any Of these Products??? Thoughts???

3 loving:

BoldNBeautiful Makeup said...

I really like the lilac lippie so pretty!

Miss ♥ Nikka said...

Great haul! I want to check out my CVS too! Never had the time. I own Revlon's lipglosses in lilac pastelle and nude lustre too. I love them!

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

Omg Nude Lustre is one of my favorite lipglosses ever! :) I also own Pink Afterglow, it's pretty :)



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