Drugstore Makeup Brands
Props to Nuance Salma Hayek for ultra chic packaging on their eye quad. I was expecting it to be inscribed with “Open at the Close” somewhere but sadly, I didn’t see that. Did yours say it?
Dunno why but this also brought back my beginnings in blogging and one of my older posts about the Lancome Mystery Game Collection. Must be the packaging….!
Let’s take a look at the Nuance Salma Hayek Beautiful Blends Eye Quad and see if what’s inside is as cool as the outside.
I’m not really a cream shadow person but a while back ago I suddenly discovered some unfounded love for them. It’s kinda slim pickings at the local drugstore if you’re wanting to indulge in such a shadow medium but the recent introduction of Covergirl Intense ShadowBlast Primer had me hyped.
Yeah baby, bring it!
Basically Covergirl pimps ‘em as a cream shadow with a built in primer. Hey, cool, so it won’t fade or crease and I don’t need primer prior to use? Brilliant.
The color selection was wow aspiring aided by the fact that freaking Drew Barrymore was looking all kinds of ridiculously wicked in the commercial.
Come on doesn’t the commercial make you want to run out and buy every shade? She looks stupid awesome!
What did I think?
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion Eye Shadow is testimony to the fact that you can find Japanese style eyeshadow at your drugstore. When Maybelline ventured into their Eye Studio Collection in late 2009 beginning of 2010 it was a step in a new direction for drugstore eyeshadows.
Let’s face it, can you name a ton of eyeshadows that you’d buy at the drugstore that are actually GOOD?
I can’t sadly. Most are chalky and sadly, lacking. However, drugstore makeup is slowly making small steps towards successfully creating wearable makeup but with those steps comes a huge jack up in price too but I don’t mind, I’ll pay more if I’m getting a quality product.
Eye Studio Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quads from Maybelline were a step in the right direction. Some folks hated these, I personally loved them….speaking as a fan of Japanese brands these are some of the closet style of shadow formula you’ll get in North America that mimic the formula and texture of an Asian eyeshadow purchased in an Asian Drugstore abroad…!
The new range of Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion Eye Shadow are pretty much spot on the same concept. These released earlier this year in the UK and they finally popped up on our shores a few short months ago.
Are they any good?
My best friend swears to the makeup Gods that conditioner is the way to the smoothest, softest shave evers.
I prefer a King of Shaves or EOS Shave Cream.
Both cheapie picks for the softest, smoothest shave ever!