Sunday, August 21, 2011

Haul: CVS and Walgreens Drugstore Makeup

Hello from Minneapolis! I've been spending the last couple days hanging out with my dear friend Eki here in her city just to get away from things for a bit. We've been having several conversations that are getting my creative juices flowing and of course also eating a lot of delicious food!

Since I have a little break before we head out to the zoo today to see the Japanese paper lantern festival, I wanted to do a blog update of my recent drugstore haul to CVS and Walgreens. :)


Products mentioned:
Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation in 325 Sandstone
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder in Beige
Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Cream
L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base
L'Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duo in 510 Electrified
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara (regular Lash Blast here)
Milani Liquif'eye pencil in Black
Wet & Wild Mega Eyes Cream Eyeliner in Black
CVS triple sharpener (similar here and here)
Sour gummy worms :3
Wet & Wild Comfort Zone palette
Wet & Wild Color Icon blush in Pearlescent Pink

One of the items that I got that I've been sooooo lemming for for a while now is Wet & Wild's Comfort Zone 8 pan palette. The 8-pans can only be found at Walgreens and Walmart as far as I know but I seriously think it's worth the trip to pick this baby up. At $4.99 it has a lot of bang for the buck.

Here are my swatches. I will say that the texture is super buttery but also very prone to fallout since the shadows are so soft. In fact, I already dropped mine once and the pale taupe shade broke (cry) so I will have to see if I can press it back together. Overall, the colors are very vibrant and the pigmentation is impressive for a drugstore product.


Just because I'm obsessed with this shade, here's a closeup of my favorite color which you may recognize from my Wet & Wild Night Elf Palette look. It's a reddish brown with a strong green flash similar to Mac Club or Rock & Republic Lawsuit.


Next are swatches of the L'Oreal HIP Eyeshadow duo in 510 Electrified which has a gorgeous pale metallic taupe and a lovely deep purple to contrast it. The quality on these is excellent, which is saying something because I've tried other shades in the HIP line that I was less than impressed with.


In order, here is the Milani Liquif'eye Pencil in Black, Wet & Wild cream eyeliner, and Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Cream. This concealer is way too light for me, although it was the darkest shade available at my CVS.


Finally, here is the Wet & Wild blush in Pearlescent Pink and Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation in 325 Sandstone. It looks light here on my hand but it actually matches my face fine.


I don't want to go too far into detail with everything since I will be giving my full thoughts when I have my monthly Hits & Misses at the end of the month, but as far as first impressions go I was pretty happy with most of the items I bought. Hopefully I will still feel that way after using them for a while! ;)

I hope seeing actual swatches of the items were helpful if you were thinking about picking these up. Let me know in the comments if any of you have tried anything I bought and your opinion on it since, good or bad, it's always helpful to get more insight from the community. ^_~

Now I'm gonna go get ready to see some elephants, monkeys and beautiful paper lanterns! :D Yeah!



36 comments:

  1. Great haul Jen! That brown shade with the green flash really does look pretty. It's a very unique color. I just picked up Pearlescent Pink yesterday too from Kmart's BOGO free promo. Can't wait to try it out. It looks like a really pretty color from your swatch :)

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  2. cool haul, LOVE the hip duo....i want to try their metallics....i have a couple other duos that i love by them.


    Vonnie of Socialitedreams.com

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  3. yay for a drugstore haul!

    I have that Wet n' wild liner and blush and i really love them both! =]

    I hope the maybelline concealer works because i always have acne prone skin and i wanted to look for something that can conceal and help it.

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  4. gotta love a good drugstore find! when i can find a great, inexpensive product at cvs it just makes me love it even more

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  5. Love your haul! I hope you will stay happy with your purchases. ^^ Yeah, eating is always good!! lol

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  6. Covergirl lash blash waterproof mascara is my GO TO mascara for everyday! I love it and its super affordable :)
    I love the powder you got from physicians formula, it seems to suit you perfectly on video, i also love the HIP eyeshadows! So pretty, great haul!

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  7. Love drug store hauls. Holy that wet n wild liner is such an intense black. Haven't bought any drug store stuff in while but everyone keeps talking about those eye shadows from wet n wild. Will have to check them out.

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  8. Jen, you look happy after a haul! lol... how does the "last" time of the WNW shadow(s) for you? Even with primer, I find that they easily wash out during the day!

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  9. Nice haul Jen! I like wet and wild e/s!
    Glad you have great time with Eki :)

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  10. Can we expect an update on your thoughts about Fairydrops and the Chanel foundation soon?

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  11. aww this just makes me want to go shopping =x which is very bad for my wallet!

    www.jennyTHay.blogspot.com

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  12. Afte watching your vid I picked up the Milani eyeliner! I worked out and it did not budge at all! Great buy!

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  13. Hello! This isn't related to your post, but I was wondering if you could recommend any products for shine control? I would really appreciate it!

    I love your blog!

    Thanks,
    Chanel

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  14. Great haul! I would really like to try the W´n´W liner.

    http://eisaamitte.blogspot.com

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  15. I picked up the Comofrt Zone palette after watching your video C: I really do love the pigmentation and the butteriness! Thanks for sharing Jen!

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  16. Hey Jen! The CG in Sandstone also matches me well... and the maybelline mineral power concealer is actually my fav drugstore one. I use shade "sand" and it works out very well :) If you decided to try it out again definitely check out that shade!

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  17. if you're in minneapolis until thursday, i hope you stop by the state fair! the food is delicious!

    p.s. i love your blog! i've told all my gf's about you!

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  18. Jen!! Thank you much for doing a drug store haul and sharing it with us!

    The drug store is basically the only place I go for make-up and I usually go to CVS so I'm glad you picked up some products there. I'd love to see reviews on the L'Oreal and Covergirl goodies you picked up.

    I LOVE Wet 'n Wild. Their stuff is soo cheap and awesome. Unfortunately, they don't have a light enough foundation for me so I have to splurge on L'Oreal for that =/

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  19. very informative as usual. i'm not really feeling the W/W eyeliner. it actually sort of smears on me, but the shadows are great (agree re: the fall out).

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  20. Aww. It would had been great to meet you. I live in the twin city area as well .... Hope you had fun here.

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  21. Wish I saw this post the day of! I went out to the lantern festival as well! But then again I'd prolly be too scared to meet you in person lol my friend got me two goldfish, but they died that night bc I didn't know I had to neutralize sink water ㅠ_ㅠ

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  22. Your post really makes me want to go to drugstores right now. On an unrelated note, I did a post on blogs that make a difference and yours is one of them. Please check it out if you have a min.

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  23. Hi Jen have you ever discovered the brand CanMake? I'm Filipina and I recently had a trip to Singapore, I picked this up at the Watson's pharmacy over there. It's a Japanese drugstore brand and I love this product...I thought you might like it, too...if you could find it on ebay or Japanese stockists in the U.S.

    http://blessmybag.com/2011/08/25/canmake-5-effects-foundation-compact/

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  24. i loved the haul! i wanna try t hat wet n wild liner now!

    btw, we're doing a jewelry giveaway!

    Whitney
    whitwatwear

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  25. You bought a lot of nice products and I'm loving this video

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  26. Hey Jen I just picked up the comfort zone palette because of your review! Can't wait to try it out tomorrow.

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  27. NOOOOOOO and I just literary dropped it and the bottom left definer one broke =[

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  28. I really liked this post. I am small town girl/momma. Drug store make up is what I can afford and find right now. I want to look my best and use the best products possible. Keep it coming! I would love to see more of these kinds of helpful posts/videos.

    Thanks! You are my makeup/fashion inspirtation. :)

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  29. Nice haul!

    I was at the Japanese lantern too! -Lilly

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  30. please please please would you do a tutorial using the wet and wild comfort zone palette? PLEASE!

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  31. Jen, have you tried the Loreal Metallic Hip Duo in Sculpted? It reminds me of the ever so popular Electrified Duo but instead of a Taupe and Purple, they have a Pink and Dark Purple.

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  32. Hey Jen! I picked up the Wet & Wild Color Icon blush in Pearlescent Pink and adore it! Love how it gives me just the right amount of blush and not TOO pink. Keep on making your videos. They're incredibly helpful for someone like me who's still trying to get the hang of makeup. :)

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  33. Hi! i would like to know how did you do your hairstyle on this video? Did you use curling iron or rollers and white size? Love to do that look on me. Thanks

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