This week I browsed 2 of the major drugstores here in Toronto — Rexall and Shopper’s Drug Mart to see the newly released Fall Collections for 2014 and here’s what I found to share with you all. But first, how much do you spend (on average) on beauty products for 1-4months:
Maybelline Eye Studio Kajal Liner
Most of you have probably seen Maybelline’s Smoky Longwearing Shadow Shadow-Pencil all over, but more recently they’ve released a kajal liner — this means it’ll be softer, and therefore easier to blend. When I saw these, I immediately thought of Carrie Bradshaw darkening her eyes with liner before she went to meet Aidan for dinner in SATC2. I have to say though, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the very big pointy end of these pencils.
Maybelline Leather Color Tattoo
I’ve already raved about Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Metals — I did a review on the shade Electric Blue here. As the name suggests, expect shades that’ll remind you of leather; there are no bright colours in this collection. Think dark brown, greys and taupes.
Maybelline Color Show
To be perfectly honest…I really don’t paint my nails that often. I know that may sound a bit weird coming from a beauty aficionado but it’s because I always (read: ALWAYS) end up smudging my nails. That being said, I do enjoy looking at new collections by brands such as Essie and OPI.
L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Anti-Fatigue and Anti-Redness
These didn’t really appeal to me, because I didn’t entirely feel as though they were being marketed towards my age group. Though the packaging is nice, I’m currently not a BB Cream fanatic. If you’re new to the world of makeup then I would say go ahead and try these because L’Oreal hardly disappoints with regards to quality.
L’Oreal Visible Lift BLUR Foundation
I think it’s…interesting? That L’Oreal packaged a liquid foundation this way. But the limited color range does not sit well with me one bit, because I couldn’t even use the darkest shade here to highlight under my eyes. That being said, the formula may actually be nice (but again I may never know because I cannot use any of these colours).
L’Oreal Visible Lift BLUR Blush
Gel blushes are not something that I usually gravitate towards, and again I didn’t feel like this was being marketed to my age group. That being said, I think this will be best suited for those of you who don’t wear much makeup, or those who prefer and understated ‘no makeup’ appearance from your application.
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
For those of you in the U.S. you’ve probably already formed an opinion on this fairly new product. If you had received a press sample/package from L’Oreal you too have already formed an opinion on this mascara. I’ve yet to try it, but I do think the packaging is nice and I like a wide-eyed look from my mascaras.
L’Oreal Infallible (La Couleur Infallible) Eye Shadows
The Infallible Shadow Collection is nothing new…but that doesn’t mean it’s unimpressive. I’ve swatched these in store before and they remind me so much MAC’s Pressed Pigment — the color payoff is amazing even without a primer. The swatches lasted on my hand for a few hours without fading, and even after washing with soap.
L’Oreal Color Riche Eye Shadow
Similar to the Infallible Shadows, these are not exactly new. I saw these and I had to a double take. I passed them at first because they simply looked the original Color Riche shadows. Then I went back and took a look simply because the packaging was different, but it wasn’t enough to keep me at the display for more than about 2 minutes.
L’Oreal Color Riche Eye Primer
This appealed to me because here in Toronto we don’t have much — if any good drugstore eye primers. If you’re in the U.S. you can luck out by using Milani’s Eye Primer. I do like that L’Oreal made this in the form of a chubby pencil stick, which immediately made me think of how many people use NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to make their colours show better.
So that’s what I found at Rexall and Shopper’s Drug Mart and to sum it up I wasn’t exactly blown away. As a beauty blogger I couldn’t just walk pass the displays and not stop for pictures and swatches. Lastly, I know that Maybelline has also released a NUDES eye shadow palette and based on further research there’s also a BRIGHTS palette.
Have you read my post on these affordable brushes that can be found in Wal Mart’s here in Toronto?