Beauty on a Budget
I recently picked up a little packet of Simple Eye Make Up Remover Pads and fell in love a little. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a brand that created little makeup remover pads just for your eyes. Granted, Almay and a variety of brands make a similar product but I thought it was rather novel that these were housed in a facial wipe style packaging with a quilted design!
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Covergirl Smoochies Lip Balm is a new variation on Covergirl Lipslicks that are available this Summer. I’m not really sure why they needed to go here as we already have Lipslicks and I’m not seeing much difference in the two formulas.
But this isn’t really the first product that Covergirl relaunched this season. Their new Creme Foundation and Shadow Pencils are also very similiar releases in new packaging.
However, if you like lip balms these might be worth exploring.
Here’s my review and thoughts.
Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots are new single eyeshadows that the brand introduced for Summer 2013. These are available in twelve shades and are $3.49 at Harmons.
I don’t think Covergirl has done a single shadow pot before have they? I picked up a few on a whim as who knows they might prove good.
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Ha I didn’t know Nuance by Salma Hayek had a Cucumber & Rosewater Dual Phae Makeup Remover ($8.49). I ran out of Maybelline Clean Express and had some of those Beauty Bonus Bucks from CVS that I always let expire so I was determined to use them (I let one for $50 expire a few months ago and another for $10 and….and….)!
So I headed to CVS last night after having a rather delightful Italian dinner with some friends. I must have circled the aisles twenty times because nothing jumped out at me and I was almost ready to pack it and forget about the stupid bonus bucks when I noticed this makeup remover.
So that’s my story about discovering this stuff. And it was long and boring but you know I love to babble don’t you?
Four score and seven years ago the Muse was a younger girl and tried out Almay Longwear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads. This devil product nearly put me off Eye Makeup Remover for all time. It was greasy, oily, and it blinded me with science…not really science but it was cool to throw that in a sentence.
No seriously, they were so OILY that they ended up giving me trippy eye vision for hours after. I must have been 18ish or so when I first tried them. I had a brief stint working at CVS when I was around 16 or so so it could have been even as far back as that when I originally tried them.
Almay recently launched four new pad eye makeup removers and two new liquid eye makeup removers. I saw the display, quickly shook my head, and walked away from it. Those pads are evil I told myself, you’re still recovering from the last time you used them, remember what an emotional wreck you were after using them that first time? Needless to say curiosity killed the cat but this cat was curious none the less….so I decided to repurchase the Almay Longwear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads. I mean there was Kate Hudson right on display, smiling at me reassuringly. This must mean they somehow reformulated these pads! No oil, no trippy cloudy vision that makes me want to play I am the Walrus as I stumble from my bathroom to my bedroom….goo goo g’joob indeed.
How are they?