Drugstore Makeup Brands

Maybelline Summer Glow Summer 2012 Maybelline Dream Bouncy Bronzer

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Summer is hitting the drugstore kids.

One of the first Summer Collections I’ve seen pop up is the new Maybelline Summer Glow Collection for Summer 2012 that features new Maybelline Dream Bouncy Bronzers.

Take a peek!

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Maybelline Pure BB Mineral Instant Skin Smoother BB Mousse Review & Swatches

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The Maybelline Pure BB Mineral Collection is kinda old news in Japan. Its never been released in the US but it did make it’s way across much of Asia upon release.

It happens to be one of those products that throws around “BB” in the title to garner attention but really that’s not a reference to the formula being a BB Cream. I notice the words BB Cream and BB seem to float around a lot when it comes to foundation and base products.

Japan typically releases new products prior to us with different names. For example, our new Bouncy Dream Blushes are called Jello Glow in Japan. I’m mentioning this because I was curious if we might see this BB Mousse pop up here in the US at some point. We sorta have in the form of Maybelline’s new foaming foundation but…packaging is different as well as formula slightly.

I find Maybelline products exceed quality in terms of pigmentation and formula in Japan versus much of the catalog products we have here in the US market so I expected Pure BB Mineral BB Mousse to be something I rejoiced in but sadly it didn’t quite happen that way.

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Hard Candy Shiny When Wet Duo Review & Swatches

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Beauty is repetitive. Trends come, they go, and they come back just as quickly. Packaging, unique ideas and concepts, colors, etc…all have a way of being repeated over and over again in new and sometimes exciting ways. If you’re a beauty junkie it does become a chore to weed through a sea of products and find unique, new, and exciting releases as many products are simply do overs of something you already own or tried in the past.

Hard Candy Shiny When Wet Waterproof Mascara takes an idea that’s been done before but, well, they add their own little spin on it that made me smile.

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NYX Shine Killer Review & Swatches

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Ok, Urban Decay De-Slick in a Tube, absolutely essential for oily skin. Such a life saver for Summer wearin’ and tearin’ as well.

I was thinking the new NYX Shine Killer might prove a dupe but…mmm formula is different but still for mattifying none the less.

Take a look!

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Review: Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Gloss is Still The Cheapest Thrill at the Drugstore

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Cheap thrills today with Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Gloss! I’ve reviewed them before but I must say they still remain one of the nicest budget glosses at the drugstore.

A buck ninety nine for awesome lip gloss?

Yup.

Jordana brings it.

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