So I picked up a few new things at the drugstore this week. I went in for diet Pepsi and mascara and came out with a lot more….such is life.
Essence: Get Big Lashes - Waterproof Volume Mascara in Black
I haven’t tried Essence mascara before but I’ve seen some good reviews by other beauty bloggers. I was looking for more of a budget mascara with a waterproof formula so I figured I’d give this a whirl. I usually use two different mascaras; first a non-waterproof formula and then top it off with a waterproof formula. I find it works best for me and I don’t get raccoon eyes. I’m using a Lancome Hypnose as my regular mascara and I find it does a really good job of lengthening, so a bit of volume in the waterproof one and I’ll be good to go. I’m just using up the last little bit of my waterproof Covergirl Lash Blast (in the orange tube) and I do like it, but I’m always up for trying something new.
I may post my thoughts on it once I start using it.
Essence - Coverstick in 01 Matt Sand
$2.49 (I think…)
I haven’t tried this one before either. I’m committed to my Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer for blemishes and spots, etc. I wanted to try this to see if it would be any good for my under eye area. I’ve been finding that the Glamoflauge is too thick and cakey. I’ve used this two, maybe three, times and I’m not that impressed. I will admit I am very, very picky and difficult to please when it comes to concealers. This one still goes cakey and doesn’t blend well. I may try and use it more for contouring. I won’t let it go to waste, even if it as only $2.49. What can I say? I’m frugal (and currently unemployed..)
Essence - Gel Waterproof Eyeliner in 06 Cocoa Bean
My go-to brown eye liner pencil is Essence, but it’s the “24 hour Stays No Matter What” line which I think has been discontinued. Luckily I stocked up in a few extras before it disappeared from stores, but I’m on the last one and it’s getting low. This “Gel” one is new, and I’m not sure if it’s one of the limited editions that they often release.
The one thing that I’m not a HUGE fan of is that it’s a twist up “self-sharpening” pencil. I much prefer the ones I sharpen myself because I can get a better point on it. But I can deal with it.
According to the packaging, this one is “waterproof, smudge proof, & long-lasting”. That’s a pretty bold claim. We shall see. I haven’t tried this one yet. I swatched it and enjoyed he creamy texture and dark brown color. I plan on trying this out this weekend. For some reason I can’t bring myself to try new eyeliners on long days. I need to give it a small test run before I give it the full day test. I realize this may be weird….but it’s how I roll. I’ve had a few long days of volunteering so I haven’t had a chance yet to give it a try.
Physician’s Formula - Super BB Cream in Light/Medium
This is a repurchase. I’ve tried numerous BB Creams and this is the only one that works well enough that I feel comfortable enough wearing it all day - to work, or wherever. I’m not sure it provides the full 10 benefits it claims to offer, but I love it. It’s a bit dark, even for Light/Medium, which I think is the lightest shade. I’m pretty fair but I know there are lots of ladies and gentlemen with even fairer skin. I always mix this with a little dab of Lush’s “Feeling Younger”. This makes it a perfect shade and brightens up my often dull skin. The coverage is great and the texture of the BB cream is awesome. This was on sale but every now and then I’ve seen it go on for much cheaper….for less than $10.. and if I can I buy one or two for backups.
**All of these products were purchased with my own money and the opinions are solely mine. What works for me might not work for you & vice versa**