Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Drugstore Makeup Sales!!!!!

Did someone say 'SALE'?!
As a lot of you lovelies may know several drugstores are having makeup sales! Riteaid, Walgreens, and CVS in particular! I managed to swing by my local Walgreens and nab a few goodies myself.

I know I'm a little late in the game but I just now lost my Revlon Lip Butter virginity thanks to the $3.00 off sale that was going on at my Walgreens! I managed to nab three of the ones I really wanted to try. There are still a couple of shades I may have to pick up later down the road but these three will do for right now!

Berry Smoothie is probably my fave of the three. Its this gorgeous berry color that is slightly on the neutral side as well. It gives a gorgeous color off and goes with just about any look for day or evening!

Strawberry Shortcake is my second favorite. Its a really pretty pale kind of barbie-esque pink. I feel like its going to be perfect for spring and also looks really good with a more natural look when you just need a hint of color on the lips.

Tutti Fruitti was the last one I got. Its probably one of the boldest colors in the lip butters line. Its this very bright orangey coral. I've been seeing orange lips popping up a lot in fashion magazines for some time now and have really been dying to try it without looking like a clown. I guess since I'm not use to wearing very bold colors this is going to take some getting use to! It is a very pretty and wearable orange but you have to be careful what looks you pair this with. I feel like eyeshadow is a must with this color because the first time I tried it I was sans makeup and it looked extremely out of place and odd, much more so than the other two shades. If you're looking for a fun wearable orange for the spring and summer months though I definetely reccomend this just be sure to take notice of the way you wear the rest of your makeup to get the best look overall! :)

I also picked up some Rimmel lip goodies at my Walgreens! They were actually on sale for 50% off AND I had a $1.00 off coupon to pair with them all! I managed to grab up 3 of them as well!

Vintage Pink in the Moisture Renew line is a very creamy berry shade. It contains no shimmer and just comes off as this gorgeous medium berry tone. Its a little on the cool side, almost a neutral berry but not quite. The formula is indeed very moisturizing and does have a decent amount of shine to it. Pair it with a gloss to really amp up the shine or wear it solo for just a naturally juicy look.

Nude Delight in the Moisture Renew line is the second Rimmel lipstick I picked up. Its a very light fleshtone nude color. Again this one is creamy and contains no shimmer. It does seem to have a hint of coral tone to it so it doesnt come off flat or make your lips look dead as some light nude lipsticks can do. Again the formula is very moisturizing and has a decent amount of shine with it. Layer it with a tinted gloss to give it more dimension or wear alone for a total nude lip. 

08 in the Lasting Finish line was the last Rimmel lipstick I picked up. This shade is part of the new Kate Moss line within Rimmel. Like all the other Rimmel Lipsticks I picked up this one has no shimmer and is a creamy consistency. 08 is a very pretty berry color once again and its a little on the neutral side as well. Pretty close to the Vintage Pink shade but definetely warmer like a very light wine color. Even though this shade isn't part of the Moisture Renew line it isnt a dry formula. With it being lasting finish I somewhat expected it to dry my lips out but surprisingly enough it doesn't! Really love this color and formula! It is relatively long wear but you will have to reapply before the end of the day. It isn't smooch proof and will come off when you eat, drink, or makeout (ooh lala!) so just be weary of that as you wear it! 

OVERVIEW: I'm glad I finally nabbed some of the lip butters because they definetely are all that they've been made out to be! As someone who prefers chapstick over lipstick this is a wonderful way for me to add color to my lips and still get great moisture! I also love all of my Rimmel lipsticks and they're definetely going to see a lot of use because the shades and formulas are just amazing!!! 

*Don't walk...RUN!!! to grab some lip butters!
*When wearing Tutti Fruitti Revlon Lip Butter be weary of what eyeshadow you wear!
*Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick is long wearing but not smooch proof! Not drying though so its a fair trade off in my opinion.

BH Cosmetics Goodies Review!!!!

Omg! What could have come in the mail? ;)

That's right my fellow makeup addicts it looks like I finally got around to talking about my wonderful BH Cosmetics shipment!

I placed an order with them right before Valentine's day. They were having an amazing sale AND a promo to celebrate reaching so many followers on Facebook! I was able to scoop up the 88 Cool Matte Palette, 88 Tropical Matte Palette, 120 Palette 1st Edition, and a black liquid liner all for about $40 including shipping! THATS 296 EYESHADOWS!!!!

Here's a look at the 120 First Edition!

The 120 contains a combination of shimmer and matte eyeshadows! You also have some very neat splatter style ones that you can see along the bottom right row! The majority of these colors are OBVIOUSLY very bright but you do have a fair selection of neutrals to play around with and create some smoky looks!

Sneaky peeky of the 88 Tropical Matte!

The 88 Tropical Matte Palette contains an interesting color selection. You have a wide selection of neutrals ranging from plums, browns, grays, black, white, and a few greenish shades. Now what tropical themed palette would be complete without some shades that remind us of the tropics? Well you'll get several that fit the bill in this palette! It does have a few brighter shades of orange, blue, and teal as well as some very pretty pastels and creamy looking colors! A lot of pinks, oranges, and blues in this palette to remind you of the ocean and sunsets! I think this will be great for spring since I'm noticing a huge trend in colorful pastels and more vibrant colors. Plus with all those neutrals you can also pull off a more natural everyday look!

What a COOL palette of 88!

This is the 88 Cool Matte Palette! It has some very gorgeous greens, blues, and purples that definetely fall into the cool color scheme but it also has some warm bright colors like yellows, oranges, pinks, and reds! Several neutral shades help to round out this eyeshadow palette and give you tons of achieveable looks. Even though the palette is suppose to be matte there are a couple of shades in here that definetely do have a little sheen to them! No worries though because there isnt any major glitter to be had! All of the colors are pretty highly pigmented and will allow you to do a look that's funky or more everyday wearable!

Can't forget that free eyeliner!!!

The eyeliner comes in a liquid felt tip format. Surprisingly enough I really love this eyeliner! It's very easy to use and EXTREMELY pigmented. I swatched this on my hand and no amount of rubbing caused it to move or flake! This has definetely earned a place in my top favorite eyeliners!

OVERVIEW: Overall I felt like the products were really great! With the sale and promo that was going on I felt like I got a really great deal on everything and now have a wide arsenal of eyeshadows to use for tutorials or everyday! The pigmentation of these shadows was really amazing and they had pretty awesome staying power with a good primer. The eyeliner was phenomenal to be a freebie and I would highly reccomend it to anyone who struggles applying liquid eyeliner. The shipping was very fast and everything was very well packaged and wrapped! No eyeshadows were broken, missing, or otherwise messed up as you can see. I was very pleased with the whole BH Cosmetics experience and will more than likely purchase from them again! :)

*Great packaging and shipping!
*Gorgeous colors and themes!
*Awesome sale and promo!
*Eyeliner is perfect for beginners of liquid liner or novices!