1.07.2013

What's New At The Drugstore: January


How was your weekend? Mine was spent taking down the rest of Christmas decorations (my apt. feels so bare!) and I saw Silver Linings Playbook (so good! And I made it through drinking only water!) I also completed my first week of The 52 Project. For each week in 2013, I'm doing a different resolution. I'm sharing daily updates on Twitter/Instagram, with monthly updates here! First: I drank just water for a week! I cannot believe I actually did it! This week's goal is to spend no money. I tend to eat out at least once a week and buy a coffee weekly, plus I go out with my friends, so of course that adds up. I know I can go without spending, and while a week isn't a big sacrifice, every bit helps. But back before my mini-money-ban, I did spend some of my Christmas money on some new beauty products from the drugstore (most were on sale or I used my coupons from CVS). Let's see what's new:


Covergirl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm--I tried to find more info for these on the Covergirl website, and didn't see anything, but these are new (to me at least). I have loved all versions of these pencil lip balm stains, especially Revlon, so I couldn't wait to try out these from Covergirl. I chose these shades because I didn't have any similar colors in my collection, and I wanted to make sure the shades were different from Revlon. There seemed to be several shades, with a couple that looked similar to Revlon shades. Covergirl's version is a tiny bit smaller and thinner, but it's not noticeable unless you're holding the two side by side. BTW If your skin is darker and you use the Covergirl Queen line, you'll find a whole display catered to you. These are advertised as shiny, temporary and not as a stain. The colors are pretty and I liked how the display showed that the product needs to be twisted from the bottom--something that seemed to confuse some reviewers of the Revlon product. I like the color selection better than Revlon's. I liked the ease of application (great for travel/on-the-go) and the moisturizing texture, but they didn't have the staying power of the stain. The colors I chose are very natural, not overpowering, and look exactly as pictured. I liked these, but not sure I'd repurchase.



Revlon BB Cream (see a more in-depth review here)--This reminds me of my beloved Garnier BB cream, but not as greasy. I still think it's best suited for dry skin, but feel free to try it out. I really like it.

Rimmel BB Cream (See a more in-depth review and other drugstore BB cream reviews here)--I think oily skin might like this, as my dry skin didn't find it moisturizing, but I still like it and will use it.


L'Oreal True Match Concealer Stick--This reminds me in appearance of the Urban Decay concealer stick, but I'm afraid that's where the similarities end. It has some coverage, but is not as creamy. It would be great for cleaning up a red lip, for example, but I would not use it directly under the eyes--place on a brush/sponge/finger instead. If you purchased one that was your skin tone, it would work to cover a zit. I've also used it to line my lower waterline to make me look more awake--perfect if a white pencil is too harsh for you. It also works to highlight under the brows. I'm going to get it in a darker shade and use it for contouring. Another product that is great for travel/on-the-go.


Maybelline Color Tattoos--I own a couple of these, but I wanted these LE shades. If you don't own any, and want a cheaper, shimmery version of MAC Paint Pots, try these. They can be worn alone or as a base for other shadows. They really do last! First, is Inked in Pink,a gorgeous, light shimmery pink, that looks darker in the bottom photo. Barely Branded, which is an off-white/almost-fleshtone shade with a bit of shimmer, but is not glittery at all. It shows up as a cool champagne. I would definitely repurchase these.



Maybelline Color Whisper Lipsticks--These remind me of Revlon Lip Butters, are slightly more moisturizing  and come in 20 shades, just like the Lip Butters. These are way smaller, and remind me of L'Oreal Le Balm, but are even smaller than that. The color pay off is great, with the Pinup Peach looking very natural on me and the Lust for Blush looking like a light mauve, but still very pretty and wearable. The only reason I will not repurchase is because the thin size. I feel like I'm getting a better deal with the Lip Butters, but I do love how moisturizing these are.


What new beauty products have YOU been loving?

PS: I also have some new mascara reviews!


55 comments:

  1. Good job with drinking only water for a week! I think that takes discipline and determination. Good luck with not spending any money this week...let us know how that goes.

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  2. I think I'm going to try the no drinking water resolution (next week though, because I had hot chocolate today)

    I like seeing how many days I can go without spending money, and I agree, things that seem small at the time totally do add up. Good luck with your newest goal!

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  3. I need to try the "don't spend money for a week" goal. :) Also, I have a beauty question for you. What would you recommend for combination skin? I have a SUPER dry forehead that is always peeling, but my cheeks and chin are really oily. So I have no idea what to use to moisturize. Help!

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  4. Oooo, that covergirl lip pencils looks awesome!!! I really like the colors. They're pretty.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  5. All of these products look and sound great; you know I'm a product/beauty junkie so I love reading up on your recent finds! I've been meaning to try a BB cream. The ones you reviewed both sound great.

    Also, want to check out The 52 Project. Thanks for that!

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  6. I think I have a Bioderma on the list, plus Revlon foundation and maybe some cream eye shadows, but I am too set on a "no spending" mode.. luckily there's sales everywhere, so at least I don't feel guilty if I buy something..

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  7. I know, I took down Christmas and I forgot what my apartment used to look like, haha. Love your drugstore finds, especially the lip stuff.

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  8. Cheers to you on your water only week! I need to try that. I haven't bought any new beauty products- it's definitely time!

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  9. I've been curious about the CG Balm Stick. Is it pigmented?

    Can you swatch the L'oreal Color Tattoos?

    You got a lot of great drugstore products!

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  10. I know I should be commenting on the make-up, but I`m just so in love with the idea of the 52 project! I`m going to have to go read more about it right now and throw myself in, it`s such a brilliant idea :) Good luck, I can`t wait to see how your journey goes!
    xox,
    Cee

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  11. Awe, it's disappointing to see negative comments about the L'oreal Concealer Pencil, I had high hopes for it too since it mimicked UD! But after comparing the ingredients they are nothing alike! Sadness.
    <3, Mel
    beautytribune.com

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  12. Thank you for such a great review! I haven't bought any beauty products recently - I think I found the ones that work for me and keep re-purchasing them... Pretty boring, I guess. :)
    x

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  13. I used concealer stick once to try to conceal myself, it took a lot to cover my entire body annnnnd.....it didn't work.

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  14. Congrats on the no water thing, Elle! That's major! And good luck this week:)
    Will give that Revlon BB Cream a try, as I do love the Garnier one.

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  15. Very good job with the drinking water project!! This week's one is harder, I guess, no money... :S


    http://mymakeupcompulsion.blogspot.com.es/

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  16. I have to remember to try the Garnier BB cream soon! Thanks for the reminder!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  17. Great review! I'd love to try the CG lip crayons (and the Revlon version which I still haven't tried). The Maybelline Color Tattoo looks like fun too!

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  18. I think the Revlon BB cream is for me since I have dry skin. I really like your weekly resolutions and glad that you are sticking to them.

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  19. Ooh the Barely Branded color is really pretty. I bet I'd love that!

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  20. Thanks for the reviews! And good luck with the mini-money challenge! It really does add up quickly.

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  21. I'm waiting for those two color tattoo's in the mail. What does the revlon bb smell like? I love the garnier bb cream so much, except the smell bothers me sometimes.

    kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  22. Love these posts - since I'm buying a house (or looking into it), I need to find ways to cut back spending. So sorry, Chanel and Bobbi Brown, I need cheaper alternatives! bb creams are so hit or miss with me - I have problem skin and I swear that some of them exacerbate the problem.
    Love your honest reviews!

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  23. Way to go on drinking only water! Good luck with this week's no spending challenge, too! I haven't tried out any new beauty products this year yet. Hopefully, I will soon!

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  24. I really want to try all of those products - especially the gloss balms!

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  25. You got some great stuff! I love the look of the Maybelline eyeshadows! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Congrats on drink water for a week. I need to get back to drinking more water.

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  27. Totally going to try those color tattoo colors! Awesome!

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  28. I have tried the True Match concealer and agree, it's nice but not for under-eyes. I find it is easy to apply though and covers little imperfections nicely. Stays on well too, like the Urban Decay one!

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog
    http://suburbchicblog.blogspot.com

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  29. A week without spending anything will be hard, but you can do it!

    xo Rach

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  30. Great buys!

    I'm loving so many products at the moment its hard to narrow it down, lol.

    The Rimmel BB Cream you mentioned is one of them oh and the new metallic lip tars!

    Also I think one of your resolutions should be more pics of Charlie on the blog he's a cutie :).

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  31. Thanks for sharing! I think I'll give those paint pot knock offs a try!! Thanks to your testimonial:) Hope you have a fantastic 2013!!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  32. Oh I can't wait to try the new covergirl lipperfection!

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  33. Oh wow... I'm actually STILL taking down my Christmas decor. I'm giving myself until tonight to have it completed! Lol! Wow... Congrats on drinking H20 & you have some great goodies!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo
    Lynn

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  34. So I've started using L'Oreal's BB Cream, but mixing it with my moisturizer because I don't think it's moisturizing enough for me in the winter. I think in the summer though it would suffice. I always love reading your reviews because I actually have been venturing out of my comfort zone with make up. (AKA I NEVER would have tried BB Cream, if I hadn't read about it here!)

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  35. i want to try BB cream soon!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  36. thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! you have a lovely blog...can't wait to see the mascaras you're going to post :)

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  37. i really want to see that movie but i judt have to wait until they show it here... and the could be a long time! ugh!

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  38. Sounds like such a great way to apply your resolutions. Great review as well. Happy new year! :) x

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  39. Great products! I'll be on the lookout for those shadows.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  40. Thanks for the L'Oreal concealer stick review. I'll look up Urban Decay concealer. I'm following your advice regarding selecting the right shade to cover blemishes. Awesome tip for your BB Cream review on Rimmel and Revlon.

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  41. Its such a pity we don't get Covergirl cosmetics here, these look really lovely. I really like the Maybelline eye shades, the colours are pretty.

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  42. Great drugstore rundown! I love the idea of the chubby little lip pencils- might have to snag a few next time I'm out. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  43. I've been wanting to try the Maybelline Color Tattoos. Must do that!

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  44. Everybody seem to rave about the Color Tattoos, I'm thinking that I must go by a Priceline and check them out!

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  45. those cover girl lip things look just like the clinique chubby sticks. nice colors!

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  46. I love this idea, sorry if I've missed this post before! You're so creative! Happy 2013!!

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  47. I have oily skin that I battled for years before finally finding some products that work for me. I think I might give the Rimmel BB cream a try.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  48. i keep forgetting to pick up the revlon lip balms!
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  49. You had me at the gloss balm. I need those.

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  50. Haha you need to stop it with all of these great products - all my money's just flying out of my pocket practically!! Woohoo on small goals - you can do it!!

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  51. Love these new finds! I always turn to you to see what's new and what could possibly work for me (so thank you!). I have been looking for a pinky eyeshadow like that one, I own the bad the bronze shade and love it so I'm definitely going to the store to get these shades!

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  52. I have yet to start exploring the whole drugstore BB creme fad because I have more foundation than I have skin to put it on... but I wonder if they're here to stay.

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