Drugstore haul: lipsticks and more
I was at CVS the other day and since I had a couple coupons + L’oreal and CoverGirl were having sales, I ended up purchasing the following:
(A before the product name means that it’s something I highly recommend and will likely repurchase)
I haven’t tried the Wet & Wild cream liner yet since I’m still unwilling to toss my pretty-much-dry Stila smudge pot, but here are some quick reviews on the other products:
L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara – This reminds of one of my favorite mascaras, the Maybelline Full & Soft, except more volumizing. It’s good for a day look but if you want really big and full lashes, this might not be enough. Especially when you have Asian lashes[1. Thin, short, and straight] like me :(
L’oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner – This is my first liquid eyeliner, so there was definitely a bit of a learning curve. But I love the crisp clean lines this gives you, and it really doesn’t budge nor smudge! It’s also great when I’m trying to create the “cat eye” effect or add wings at the end of my lines.
Milani Liquif-Eye pencil liner – I heard people say that this is a great dupe for the Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner (which I love), but at a fraction of the price. I have both and I can safely say that I will be buying the Milani liner from now on :) It glides on really smoothly and is really pigmented. The staying power is also excellent for a pencil liner. I used this at the beach and my liner stayed intact the whole day!
Cover Girl Lip Perfection lipsticks– These were on sale, so I decided to give them a try. They turned out to be quite moisturizing and surprisingly pigmented! I feel like I only need to dab on a little to achieve the color I want, but I like the option of being able to go really intense with the colors. These also come in a lot of different shades, so I plan to buy more during their next sale :P Staying power is average[2. Compared to Lancome, Benefit, Maybelline, and Revlon – other lipstick brands I own]; nothing special nor terrible about it.
Fairytale, a cream finish, looks like a dark hot pink in the tube, but it’s actually a dark peachy pink. Darling, also a cream finish, looks very similar to Heavenly, but it’s a cooler medium pink. I really wanted to like Rapture, which is this gorgeous coral that reminds me a lot of my Benefit lipstick in Beautiful[3. Which I love, but is now discontinued]. However, it’s has shimmer in it, and shimmer simply does NOT agree with my lips :( Heavenly is my favorite color of the 4. It’s a lovely peachy pink in a cream finish, and the color almost reminds me of Nars Orgasm, super flattering :)
And this concludes my first haul post! :D Like it? Hate it? Want more? No more? Let me know what you think! If you’ve tried these products or similar ones, I’d also love to hear your experiences and/or recommendations!