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Monday, May 27, 2013

Mini Drugstore Haul

Hello everybody!

Today's post will be a mini drugstore haul! I've been buying some essentials and I wanted to kind of go out of my comfort zone. I've been buying new products I've never used before. I either heard of these products via some YouTubers or I just fell like this product would work well!

So here we go!



I bought the Wake Me Up foundation by Rimmel. I first bought this because I saw everyone, literally everyone on YouTube raving this product. I finally got myself one in  100 ivory tone. 

I really love this product because it blends really nicely and doesn't leave weird spots of different tones. I know it might sounds weird but I once got myself a foundation that wasn't ''blendable''. This product is magic. Works really well. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that my skin tone doesn't fit the one I got. Ivory is a little bit more darker than mine. I took the paler they had at my drugstore so I don't know if there's a paler tone. But, since it's Spring/Summer I don't mind because I'll get tan. My face doesn't get that tan but the rest of my body does.  It was 11.59$ which I think it's a little pricey for a drugstore foundation.


Item number two is a concealer. It's the Fit Me Concealer in shade fair 15 by Maybelline. I am a massive Fit Me eater. I love this line of Mabelline and I own the foundation and the pressed powder so I wanted to give a try to the concealer as well.

 
I apply the concealer on my dark circles. But I'm lucky enough that my foundation does the main job if I don't have my concealer because I don't have a dark circles issue. However  I do have weird blemishes around my nose. I have some redness on the nose the area and on my upper lip. I put a bit of concealer there as well and the job is well done. The application gets easier because of the applicator. You spot and hide! I can hide my flaws with this little stick in a minute. I will re purchase this item as long as I need to. You really don't need a lot on but I am septic about  how long it can last on. I don't think it lasts that long on the skin, unfortunately but it's still a marvelous concealer for 6.95$



Third product I got is the Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder by Rimmel. I also used to use the Fit Me pressed powder but I saw Tanya Burr using a lot this powder so I went for this one in shade transparent.


The second reason why I wanted to try this product is for the long lasting guaranty. I find it hard to do a 9 hours shift and still look flawless -or almost-. My makeup always fade out, which I think it's quite normal, but I still want something that would last longer than other products. I didn't test this product that far yet but I am really looking for it. It's been two hours and I still look the same. The back of the product precise ''Up to 5 hours natural shine control''. 5 hours on 9 it's quite good. The product smell good and I apply it with my EcoTools brush. I love it so far. I think the package is fine but not really safe. It doesn't click so you might have issues when you put it freely in your bag or something. Also the plastic is kinda frail and easily breakable. I would be cautious with this. I pay that pressed powder 7,69$ and I think it's good.


To complete my purchase, I wanted to get some colours. I bought The One Sweep by L'Oreal in shade Poppy 820.























Basically, it's a two in one compact. You have the blusher and aside the contour powder. I don't really feel the need to contour and sculpt my face with a bronzer but since it's summer and I wanted some colors beside my usual pink blush I thought this product could be an easy way to kill two birds with one stone. So I bought it and I am so sad. First thing I was kind of disappointed about was the product itself. It doesn't work at all. You have to put so many layers and coats! Even though you would put the whole blush and bronzer on your face, it just doesn't show. I should have try this product on my fingers first. I even tried to take a picture of the colors on my fingers, I had to press and pass my fingers at least 5 times up and down, which I think it's a lot. You'll run out of this in a minute, at this price I suggest you invest in something pricey but better. Second thing is that you absolutely need to use the brush they give with the product. I tried to apply it with my own brushes but it doesn't work as well as with their brush. But their brush -I wouldn't call it a brush- well I don't know if it's their brush the whole issue of this, but since you have to apply the colors a LOT, I get some redness on my temples. It's just worst. Bad purchase. I will not but this again and will sure try every thing on me before buying! It wasn't expensive but It's still money I threw trough the window. Also, the blush appears a little bit more than the bronzer, but both colors won't tough the day, if you manage to have it some on you in the first place. I paid 12,95$ I think it doesn't worth the price at all, but I guess if what you want is something minimalist and nude well, you'll be well served with this duo. Beside, one sweep is impossible even with a minimalist look.


Hope you enjoyed my little review. Feel free to comment your own review of these products if you already try them, let me know what you think!

xx

Leena.
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