Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mini Drugstore Makeup Haul

I went to Shoppers Drugmart to take advantage of a 20x the points coupon I received!!
They have the Optimum card which is a loyalty card that gets you points with purchase that are redeemable for money off at certain points levels. So whenever 20x the points rolls around, I try and take a look for anything that might be new and interesting!

Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm "Showy"

I have heard all over the beauty internet world about the Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm's and finally picked one up in the shade Showy. The packaging looks darker than the actual colour, which when applied is a gorgeous hot pink. I think this shade can be worn on all skin types as it can be a universally flattering colour. 
AND, the formulation is actually amazing! As a matte lip product I expected it to be somewhat drying, yet I was pleasantly surprised that after a few hours of wear my lips weren't dying for moisture! I guess the 'balm' part of it really works! Overall, I love these matte balms and can't wait to try some more shades; I think this one will be great for Spring!

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish "14 Rossetto"

Furthering the lip trend, I got another Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipstick, this one in the shade 14 Rossetto. These were on sale and I already have three other shades that I love. The thing that makes these lipsticks great is the texture and feel of them. They are super smooth and smell really good; like Jolly Ranchers candy! I already know I like these lipsticks so I got this nude one to add to my collection. This nude is more on the taupe side than pink, which I like because it does not wash me out. It is a very wearable, everyday lipstick and the price is right for the formula you get. This one will be going directly in my purse for the foreseeable future!

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer "002"

Another item I picked up was the Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer in 002. This claims to: smooth, resurface, brighten, mattify, and protect. I was debating between this primer and their other Matte Primer. I ended up choosing this one because I was looking for a primer that specifically brightened while also mattifying - since this one claims to do both I decided to give it a go. 
I applied it once under my foundation and was impressed with the texture and how soft it felt on my skin. I think it is too early to tell if it is working miracles on my face, but at first glance, it has made my foundation last longer and my skin still feels smooth
I will continue to use this primer and see how it goes!

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter "125 Fair"

(product blended on the right)

Continuing with Rimmel products - this is their Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter in the shade 125 Fair. It has a brush application and you squeeze the packaging in order to dispense the product. I don't know how I feel about the brush thing yet as I am used to the doe foot applicators, but we will see. I think the colour is good for me, and on first use it provided good coverage and blended surprisingly well. I've been wearing it for a few hours now and no signs of slipping or caking, which is great! 
I was looking for a new concealer and was intrigued with the 'highlighting' aspect of this one. I look forward to using it some more!

Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator "100 Bare Light"

(product blended on the right)

It must be because Spring is hopefully coming soon, since I purchased yet another brightening product! This is the Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator in 100 Bare Light. I got this to wear as a base or mix with my foundation because I feel like my skin is getting dull during this never ending winter! I am excited to try this with my foundation as it looks like a subtle way to add some light to my pale face. I have swatched it on my hand multiple times and quite like the way it shimmers in the sunlight - not overwhelmingly I should add, but more pretty than scary shiny.

I just realized at the end of writing this post that all the products I got were either from Revlon or Rimmel! oops, haha. That's okay, they are both great and affordable brands with a good reputation for doing makeup well. 

I hope you enjoyed this mini drugstore haul!

Have you tried any Revlon ColourBurst Balms? Would you recommend any other shades?

Thanks for hanging out!


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  3. OMG, I love the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick (I'm wearing it right now :p) and the Skinlights Illuminator :)

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    1. There is just something about the Kate Moss lipsticks that I love! They are always a go to for me :)
      You have a great blog, and I see you're Canadian as well ;) love it!