Thursday, April 22, 2010
Drugstore disasters & something awesome
Today I thought I'd share with you some drugstore products I've gotten that are totally shitty, so you can avoid wasting your time with them! Offender #1: Almay clear complexion liquid makeup Supposedly it helps clear up the blemishes you're concealing. I call bullshit on that, but at least it's ok as a regular concealer, right? WRONG! It has the worst, messiest packaging know to man. I'll let the picture speak for themselves. Yeah, that's hair stuck in it. Extra gross. And this crap costs $12! I also just remembered the Almay eyeliner I got once, which was supposed to be hypoallergenic blahblah and great for contact users! I always get liner from my waterline in my contacts, so I got it. AND IT BURNED LIKE THE DICKENS :P I don't like Almay. Offender #2: Physician's Formula Circle Rx under eye concealer Oh the horror! It claims to reduce your under-eye circles in two weeks... lies. I've been using it for almost a month and I see no noticeable difference. As an under eye concealer, I actually like it, but once again, the packaging kills the product. Do you see that? It's a freaking bubble. This stuff bubbles and spills everywhere. It has a squeeze tube which I've never actually needed to squeeze, because everything comes gushing out by itself. Also, the top part of the packaging (not the lid) just pops off all the time. A waste of $8! Avoid! Offender #3: Revlon lip gloss in shade Coral Reef Photo from Mizz Worthy's Stuff Coral Reef is on the left. I bought it without even looking at the price tag, because I thought Mizz Worthy's lip swatch picture made it look so gorgeous. It was $9, which is a total ripoff to me, since most drugstore glosses (in my opinion) tend to be about the same. It wasn't sheer, and the color was gorgeous, but no matter what I did, I would end up with little bald patches on my lips. I couldn't get an even coating to save my life, and it made every little spot on my lips show up and look horrible (like you would need to use a lip scrub beforehand). I returned it. But for all these totally lame products, there has been one bright shiny star that I've been using every day. Enter the limited edition Maybelline palette in Earthly Glow! Yes, I happened to run into Walgreens right as all the new makeup displays were being set up, and I finally saw the Salsa Sun collection! I think this is AMAZING. Pigmentation is good, the shadows are so soft they're almost creamy, and you get 8 GORGEOUS earth tone shades for only $10. Sorry my carpet is so gross! These swatches make the red-brown and brown shade look the same, but they aren't. The first color is there, it just matches my skin tone so well it's hard to see. If you've been disappointed by lame drugstore colors, buy this. It's awesome. The trios from Salsa Sun are also really pretty, but I needed more than 3 colors obviously! For some drugstore sales, Physician's Formula is 40% off at CVS, and Rimmel & Wet'n Wild are BOGO free. Last time I was at Walgreens, Rimmel was half off as well.