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If you’ve been reading Musings for a while, I’m sure you recall the days that I didn’t review drugstore brands (US ones anyway). Things have changed considerably in the last year or so and I’ve embraced alot of US drugstore brands as I wanted to cover all aspects of beauty not just high end but also lower.
This past Spring (and some of Summer if you consider it Summer already) has been an incredible time for drugstore releases. Makeup quality has changed in the past few months as have the releases in store which had made going to my local drugstore a rather fun experience rather than a chore. Granted, not ever release is a good one but hunting down new products and finding gems in the rough so to speak is always great fun.
Do take a look at the slide show below for some of the latest and greatest releases that are available now at your local drugstores. Some are well worth checking out!
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Have you hauled any of these items or collections for yourself?
I rarely leave the house without lip stain in place. Most of my gloss photos always included some sort of stain underneath. Dunno, just one of those daily things I do, stain lips, apply gloss, and go!
I like stains for a variety of reasons but for the most part I like them because they give my gloss that little extra something to make it pop and transform ordinary into extraordinary.
A few seasons ago Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain popped onto the scene. Anyone remember them? Rollerball style applicator? They kinda reminded me of Lorac Cheek and Lip Stain at the time but way cheaper. Of course Revlon had meant for us to take advantage of these strictly as a lip stain but I was all about dabbing some on my cheeks for a bit of blusher. No rules against that right?
I actually still have some of these stains since I liked them so much and did double duty stocking up!
Now I’m telling you all this because Just Bitten has evolved into Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm Review. New packaging, new design, new everything….
Wanna hear about it?
The cosmetic world keeps telling me I have to be HD and Photo ready, I’m gonna take a chance here and say that translates into they want me to have flawless skin because honestly I really don’t need to be HD ready now do I? I’m not going to be on the tube anytime soon so it’s doubtful I really need any of the fanfare and hype that surrounds HD makeup…or do I?
The Muse as the next Paris Hilton.
I think I heard the screeching of a record in the background. Yea, well, I guess my big dreams and hopes of being the next Paris aren’t happening in this lifetime.
I shall worm my way through HD makeup and see how flawless I can be. You see I want to give my skin the potential of being the best it can be.
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup promises to deliver just that….
We shall see!
Check it after the jump!
Here’s something to get excited about. Check it.
I was recently reading the latest issue of W magazine, for the interesting articles of course and not just to peep at Bruce Willis’s new wife’s boobs, I’d never do that.
Anyway, I was reading happily away and came across an ad for Revlon Super Luxurious Lipstick.
Click to hear a babble or two about boobs and lipstick.
The advertisement has what’s her name, wow her name escapes me right now, ummmmmm JESSICA ALBA! Phew, sorry brain fart. Right o, Jessica Alba was wearing the lipstick but that’s not what’s exciting. It was the shade. Whoa. Likey! She was wearing Revlon Super Luxurious Lipstick in Spicy Cinnamon and it screamed Fall to me. I got so excited I was willing to drop Emma Heming’s boobs so I could go out to the drugstore and see if they had some of this shade in stock, loves it! Not the boobs, the lipstick.
Anyone see this ad?
Anyone have the shade?
The Muse wants it in her life please.
I know, I know. Why the bloody hell am I posting about Revlon? So unlike me. I should put a disclaimer on this post to say I do not buy Revlon.
The reason I’m posting this is because much of my target audience flows in from abroad. I love you yanks but sadly you aren’t my main reader quota.
We tend to take what we can get here in the US for granted and likewise for those of you around the world.
There in lays my inspiration for this post.
Something as simple as Revlon’s Spring Collection may not yet be available around the globe (or available at all for that matter) so it’s my responsibility as a good blogger to inform all my readers outside of the US what happening here in drgustores!
So I came across some of the Revlon Spring Collection at CVS when I was doing some personal shopping for Miss Rows at Mostly Makeup.
Here’s what I came across (hold your applause until the end):
Revlon does this big deal about how limited these are but this isn’t Japan which basically translates as you can get this crap for ages and ages and it never leaves the shelf. How limited is that? I think I’ll sue Revlon for false advertisement! Remember when they released those Just Bitten Lip Stains 500 years ago? Oh sorry it was last year I think! Well those are still hanging around the shelf. Yay for limited edition products!
Here’s the line-up, without further snarky, wise cracking commentary from me!
Floral Affair Sheer Powder Blush Available in 4 Color Selections
Make a Sheen Eyeshadow Palette Available in 4 Color Selections
Marble-ous Match Liner Available in 5 Shades
Soft on the Eye Sheer Loose Powder Eyeshadow Available in 3 Color Selections
Mix and Mingle Lip Palette Available in 6 Shade Selections
Prices range from around $6.99-$9.99 USD and most places have buy one get one 50% off type a deals depending on the sale at the tim!
I actually must say that collection is interesting! I won’t personally buy any of it but it does appear rather nice to look at!
So…that’s all folks!
Hope you enjoyed this brief foray into US Drugstore Brands (mind you Revlon is available almost everywhere in the world but unsure if this particular collection has reached shores other then our own here in the US).
Despise Revlon as much as the Muse?
Tell me all about it!