Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Drugstore Haul!! :)

Hi guys! Feels like I haven't posted in forever. My internet has been awful all week, it like cuts in and out, so hopefully I can get through this post! I went out recently and bought a couple new things, which was amazing, because typically I only buy new products out of necessity. I'm really excited to show them all to you today, let me know in the comments if you've tried any of them!

1) Briogeo Rosarco Oil ($24)- I thought I would go ahead and just start with the one non-drugstore item (the only one, I promise!). Recently, I've felt like my hair has been really dry and damaged, which is a problem I tend to have when I work out a lot, for some reason. I originally went into Sephora with the intention of getting the Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask from this brand, which I've tried before and really enjoyed, but I was interested by the concept of an oil, and thought it would be a nice change of pace to try something new. I've only used it once so far and I haven't seen a massive difference, but the problem isn't getting any worse either, so I'll let you guys know how I get on with it!

2) e.l.f. Baked Eyeshadow Palette in the color California ($10)- I saw someone raving about the Maybelline baked eyeshadows recently and had really been interested in trying them, but when I got to the drugstore they unfortunately didn't have any in stock. I've never owned a baked eyeshadow, blush, or baked anything before, so that was really a bummer. Just as I was leaving I walked by this palette- and fell in love. Not only are all the shades gorgeous, but the palette itself is called California, which I absolutely could not resist. Now that I've had some time to play with it, I find that I really hate the packaging, it sits in kind of a plastic box that just feels clunky and cheap. The shadows themselves are gorgeous and all extremely wearable, but the pigmentation is pretty bad- you can see from the swatches that the colors didn't really come out, and I applied them wet and really tried to build them up. Still, over a primer and applied wet they look really nice. You get what you pay for I suppose, and 10 baked eyeshadows for $10 is a steal!

They're so shimmery! The last swatch is the Maybelline Color Tattoo.

3) Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Leather Cream Shadow in the shade Chocolate Suede ($5.99)- I had heard really awesome things about these leather finish Color Tattoo shadows, and since I love all of the other Color Tattoos I have, I had to pick one up. I chose the shade Chocolate Suede because I felt like I wanted to try something different in the summer from the usual gold tones. I'm very very excited to give this a go, I feel like brand new cream eyeshadows are one of the simplest joys of life.

 4) Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in the shade Light ($8.99)- This is definitely a hugely popular concealer, I think everyone and their mother swears by it. I've yet to give it a try, but I am expecting huge things just because of the hype. I wasn't too impressed with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, and I'm really hoping this one is much better. I'll keep you all posted for sure!

 5) NYX Tame and Frame Tinted Brow Pomade in the shade Black ($6.99)- I had been thinking about picking up the Anastasia Brow Pomade, or even the one the MAC Fluidline brow gel, but I was a little hesitant to purchase them because I was afraid my brows would look awful, or painted on, and that I really wasn't going to get a whole lot of use out of either of them. I had my brow routine sorted, so I was a little afraid to fix something that didn't seem broken. But this NYX one definitely seemed like an affordable alternative, and I am so glad I picked it up. I tried it out today since I was in a rush, and oh my god! If you like strong brows, you should really try this out. And it's so easy to use, you can literally put as little or as much as you want precisely where you want it. Definitely a convert.

6) L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation ($14.99)- I'm a huge fan of L'Oreal foundations. Their True Match Lumi (which is a dupe for the YSL Touche Eclat) and their Magic Nude Liquid Powder (which is a dupe for the Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation) are among some of my favorite foundations of all time. I figured when summer does finally hit and it starts to really warm up in San Diego, I wanted to stay away from my dewy foundations and try something matte, so this just seemed perfect. If it does last 24 hours, that would be an added bonus, since the worst thing in the summer is sweating all your makeup off!!

Alright guys, that is all of the products I picked up! If you've tried any of them be sure to let me know how you liked them :)

Until next time, stay beautiful!
- Whitney


  1. I have been eyeing that ELF baked eyeshadows for awhile now - but I have to ship them in as we don't have them in SA! Such a bummer


    1. They're really lovely if you like something subtle for like everyday :)

  2. I need to try the NYX brow pomade! sounds amazing

    1. I've only used it a few times but I love it more and more each time!!

  3. Great haul! Everything you got looks great~ I love the shades in the Elf palette *u*
    And the Maybelline Color Tattoo is such a lovely color! Maybelline's Age Rewind concealer is definitely one of my favorites~ it covers up my blemishes very well!
    ~Kiyomi from kokorosasa

  4. Love seeing hauls and that ELF eye shadow looks lovely.


  5. wow, great haul :3 love the Loreal Makeup *_*

  6. This is such a great haul! I need to try that Maybelline concealer, as I've heard so much about it.


  7. These are great haul! Im really excited to try elf eye shadow, i haven't tried that one yet.

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  8. Sephora has a similar product, it's nice to see a more affordable option..great post

  9. I use the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer, it's pretty good but I'm not sure it completely lives up to all of the rave reviews!

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  10. looks like you had great shopping day. Lots of goodness.