Friday, July 5, 2013

Keeping it Cheap and Cheerful: Mini Drugstore Haul

[caption id="attachment_658" align="aligncenter" width="239"](Clockwise from the top) Revlon Photoready Blush in Flushed ($12.99); Maybelline FIT ME concealer in 15 ($6.99); Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded ($6.99) (Clockwise from the top) Revlon Photoready Blush in Flushed ($12.99); Maybelline FIT ME concealer in 15 ($6.99); Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded ($6.99)[/caption]

I loves me a bargain, especially when it concerns cosmetics or beauty items, which are perennially overpriced.  Recently, a series of well-planned sales and the quarterly issuance of CVS Extra Bucks lead me to some of my favorite drugstore brands’ in-store displays.



My first purchase was a Revlon Photoready cream blush in Pinched, a natural peachy-pink with a hint of brown, that is reminiscent of Stila's Convertible Color in Gerbera, though Pinched provides a slightly more natural, subtle wash of color on the cheeks.




[caption id="attachment_659" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Revelon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Pinched Revelon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Pinched[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_660" align="aligncenter" width="204"]Pinched swatched Pinched swatched[/caption]


A few days later, taking advantage of another sale, I bought two bits from Maybelline I had been eyeing up for some time.  The first is another Color Tattoo; this one, Barely Branded, is a shimmery yellow-toned champagne color-- a perfect drugstore eye shadow base.




[caption id="attachment_661" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Barely Branded Barely Branded[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_662" align="aligncenter" width="213"]Barely Branded swatched Barely Branded swatched[/caption]

 

Lastly, I nabbed a creamy FIT ME concealer (I’m shade 15).  I had heard several great things about this product and I needed a slightly darker cream concealer to wear in the event of my ever getting a tan.

 

[caption id="attachment_663" align="aligncenter" width="116"]Fit Me in 15 Fit Me in 15[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_664" align="aligncenter" width="227"]. . . and a thick swatch of said concealer. . . . and a thick swatch of said concealer.[/caption]

 

These products, all welcome additions to my makeup collection, netted me $7 in Extra Bucks Rewards!  You’ve got to love sales.


 

Adieu,



j.

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