Happy Saturday, Everyone!
I had a quick dentist appointment yesterday morning and had some time before work, so naturally I popped into my favourite drug store and picked up a handful of makeup products.
There wasn’t really a rhyme or reason for the items I bought. These are all things that happened to catch my eye.
First up is the Covergirl Tru Naked Waterproof Eyeliner Duo in Espresso and Cashmere.
I’m looking forward to trying these out at the same time. It’s a huge pet peeve when you want to brighten your lower waterline but darken your upper water line, blink, and you end up with a greyish colour all around your eyes from the two mixing together. Hopefully this waterproof claim will be true, stay tuned!
Next is the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush.
It looks quite glossy when first swatched on my hand but it’s actually more of a mousse. When it dries down it looks matte but not dry since it retains it’s mousse-y texture. I wore this at work yesterday and it did transfer onto my coffee cup but left a nice even stain on my lips, so it’s a winner!
I grabbed another “mousse-y” liquid lipstick but this time it’s the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Liquid Lip Color in Devotion. I already have these in two other shades (a nude; Seduction, and a red; Passion), but I wanted a fresh spring colour.
The formulation of these is on point. They dry down nicely and leave a surprisingly bouncy matte look. It’s hard to describe but basically they don’t make your lips look dry or shrivelly *shudder*. Side note: the colour is a lot more pinky in natural light.
A foundation managed to sneak into my basked somehow, despite the fact that I have around a dozen already. I’m not sure why but I feel like I need a different foundation for every occasion, or every mood, or every type of skin day. Today’s foundation happens to be the Maybelline Dream Velvet in the shade 05 Warm Porcelain.
I didn’t include a swatch for this because it really didn’t show up on camera. I’ll need to test this on my face to give more thoughts. First impressions are that it seems to be light to medium coverage with a mousse texture (why did I buy so many mousse textured things?).
Last but not least is NYX’s The Go-To Palette in 01 Wanderlust. Oooh, with a name like that I’m curious to see how it lives up!
I swatched these quickly on my arm and I do have some opinions. I started with the eyeshadows and was really impressed. The shimmers are well pigmented and go on smooth. The mattes weren’t as pigmented as my higher-end ones, but still workable, which is awesome for an affordable brand. I got down the line to the highlighter and was also pleasantly surprised, but then… The blush and contour. I rubbed my finger over them and they chalked up. Maybe with a soft brush over the cheeks that won’t happen. Once again, I’ll have to give them a real try before passing final judgment. Overall, definitely glad I picked this up! It would be great for travel since it has a nice shade range for different eye looks.
Keep an eye on my social media which is where I’ll mention what products I’m wearing/loving #FOTD (Face Of The Day).
Have a fantastic weekend, Everyone!
Which type of makeup product sneaks into your basket most often? Let me know in the comments below!