25 August 2014

Just Landed | The Drugstore Beauty Base

So when I say "just landed" I mean these seriously just landed into my makeup bins - like two days ago. Since I have only had about a day or so to use these bad boys I thought it might be nice to do a "first impressions" post. This little drugstore haul came about during Saturday's grossly wet weather, when instead of shooting blog posts Ashlyn and I decided to run errands. [By errands I mean go to Ulta, CVS, and Target to scout beauty products and find some of the September Issues.] Some of these items were on my list of things to grab and others are now in my makeup bag because Ashlyn is a bad influence ;) just kidding, love you Ashlyn. 

Milani Baked Bronzer Glow 04 : I've been meaning to snag Milani products for a while now and their baked bronzers and blushes are almost always out of stock so when we stumbled upon them I knew they were coming home with me. This stuff is seriously pigmented. The other day when I loaded up my brush with bronzer I was totally taken aback with how much color was on it. A little definitely goes a long way. I don't have any "baked" powders so this was a nice one to add to my collection. 

Milani Baked Blush, Luminoso 05 : So far I'm very pleased with this one (and Milani products in general). The color is unlike most of my other blushes - which are pretty dramatic pinks and corals - so it is nice to have a little more of a neutral shade in my bag. Like the bronzer it has a whole lotta pigment. 

L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur Concealer : This one. Oh my gosh everyone needs to go out and buy this stuff immediately. Ashlyn has been talking about this stuff for a few weeks now and I just gave into buying it after seeing THIS post she did and having her physically place it in my hands on Saturday. I kept thinking...I don't need another concealer. Yes, I absolutely needed this concealer. "Airbrush finish" is the only way I know how to describe this. Ashlyn can vouch for me, I stared at my face post-application for a solid twenty minutes. It's that good. The plus side, it only gets better the longer it absorbs into your skin. 

L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur : This is one I'm a little iffy about. I've been meaning to get my hands on it for a bit now and thought in combination with the concealer this would be a pretty deadly combo. A little goes a long way with the application of this stuff and I'm thinking I applied a little too much on my first try. The texture is super nice and makes my skin feel incredibly smooth. However, I felt as though my makeup slipped all around when I was applying it. I was seriously afraid that it was going to slide all off in a matter of a few minutes. Once I set my foundation and concealer, and let things sit for a few minutes the feeling did go away. I think this one is going to take a little practice. I'll be reporting back.

Have you snagged any must have items lately or seen any good new releases?


  1. Luminoso is such a gorgeous blush!

    | www.noirettediary.com |

    1. Seriously my current favorite! It's totally unlike any of my other colors!


  2. Love the look of the bronzer, so pretty! Love Milani products, wish they were easier to get hold off in the UK

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic