Sunday, November 23, 2014

Revlon Cream Blush in Charmed

Note: The condensation was crazy as it was taken back in late September (which was still part of the the extended summer down here).
 
Charmed is the fourth and newest shade of the Revlon Potted Cream Blush (There are Pinched, Flush
 and Coral Reef, which I didn't bother to get since reddish coral cheek stain tend to look like sunburn on me). For this shade, they got rid of Photoready (because the blush barely shows up in picture?) and the Revlon logo turned into a golden emboss (from the white label).
Anyway, the shiny black lid is as scratch-prone as ever, which you can tell from the picture (taken not too long after the purchase). Anyway, I love the big hefty 14g pot. However, I also wish they would condense the same amount of pigment into a smaller pot...
 Charmed is (hard to photograph) a dusky, plum rose with silver shimmer (which doesn't show up on skin). It must has something to do with aging (or it was the polar cold front that struck everywhere) , because I have been really into this kind of shade. I learn to appreciate this kind of fun-neutral, in which you can find both warmth (in the duskiness) and a bit of coolness (in the plummy base).
A swipe and blended out (of course, with a little bit more rubbing the whole thing was gone from my wrist). The formula is the same as the other Revlon Photoready Cream Blush that it applies slippery but in a dry way. I get frosted glass finish on the skin (due to the high -cone content, number 1 in the ingredient list), that reminds me of those pore-blurring primer. Pigmentation is as poor as the other two, the color is deeper so layering is less frustrating...So it shows up very well but the foggy finish builds up far more quicklythan the flush.

While I would have prefer a translucent-yet-strong dose of pigment, the frosted finish has its own appeals. It down plays textural imperfections like pores, adds a teeny bit of coverage with the fogginess (so that the blush doesn't look out of place being worn alone) and gives a fairly unique kind of cute sorbet look, which I like in Flush (I am guessing if they have a bright carrot orange the texture would also work)...But not with this shade (which looks like the kind of color you get on your cheek when you doze off on a hard surface. Instead from within, it's floating on top...
One last picture with dim lighting (the most product pictures in the post are little warmer/lighter than what the color is). Overall: It's an usable blush that's natural and easy to wear. I am still on the fence about if I like it or not (consider I got it for less than 5 bucks)...Anyway, it;'s definitely a rip off at $14+, the CVS regular retail price.
Speaking of CVS - I saw these Revlon Love is On Gift Set (I like the lip version) with 5 items for 20 bucks, which seems like a really good deal. Then I saw it on other site that the same kit retails for 15 at other drugstore (I think it's called Harmon?).

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rimmel Wonder Lash & Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

Spotted at Walgreens - Rimmel Smooth Operator Wonder lash Mascara (clump free volume and definition with argan oil)
There are 001 Black (waterproof and regular) and 003 Extreme Black (there is probably a 002 somewhere in the back)
Again a way-up-there display (because of all the holiday sets out) with Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara
The pink looks quite cheerful but that floral printed looks like the designer just want to stamp on some pattern and call it a day...
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A (so I don't know what is new about this) new look for Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream (available in 2 shades). The lightest shade of the normal BB cream (no anti-aging claim) in Fair is on clearance (thinking about getting it since the light-medium works well enough for my need but run too dark/yellow for me), along with the skin renew sheet mask (made in China yet quite expensive, which made me a little concerned...) 
A holiday (?) display of Neutrogena Mascara, Lip Balm and Nourishing Eyeliner... It kind of sort of surprise me that Neutrogena makeup is still kicking it because I barely seen people buy it/talking about it online (as we all know, everybody has a blog now...).
Random Sally Hansen Mani Must-have display (nothing new I guess)

Friday, November 21, 2014

More Disney Collections - Jasmine plus Good & Evil

So more Disney Collections appeared at Walgreens - First there is the Disney Jasmine x Scunci Hair Accesories
Jasmine Nail Art Kit
Good & Evil makeup (which are on clearance, but I never saw them on sale at full price before)...They just appeared out of nowhere and shelved, on top of shampoo and hair growth treatments.
More elf Good & Evil Gloss and Nail Color
Makeup bags. I like the illustration but overall the bags look cheap...I wish they would learn something from Japanese brands' collaboration collection because for the same price range (10 bucks is pretty steep for this kind of bag) those stuff are usually much more appealing.
Another Aurora bag (I spent way too long trying to figure out which body part is which).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara & Limited Baby Lips Set

Spotted at CVS - Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara  
Blackest black (I really like the rose gold packaging) 
Waterproof version
Another Dare to Go Nude display with matte lipstick, BB Cream and the Nude palette. Another one for Baby Lips

This one is from Walgreens - A limited edition set with Ruby Star (which I have never seen) and the Baby Lips Crystal in Crystal Kiss 
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