Thursday, July 17, 2008

New from Maybelline

Today it's time to go down the drugstore aisle. In these economic times everyone ( or almost) is looking for bargains and ways to save . I am mostly a high end makeup girl, but I do buy drugstore sometimes too. One of my favorite items of last year was Maybelline's SuperStay Silky foundation, a huge surprise to me. So I saw their new Age Rewind Cream Compact and even though I don't really need Age Rewinding yet, wanted to see how good it was. Throw in the new Mineral Lipsticks and Define a Lash Volume waterproof and you've got a whole look to try.

I liked well enough the first Define a Lash, but this new volume , waterproof version is far better for me. It does not run , period. I wore it for an eye doc visit that entailed many contact lens changes and it never budged. At the end of the day at 11PM, yes there was a smudge. Even though it says volume, I get more length from this then volume. It isn't as wet as the original and to do 2 coats you need to work fast.

The Mineral Lipstick is a winner too. Much better , again, than Moisture Extreme. This packs great creamy moisture( it has shea butter and vitamin E) with no preservatives or fragrances. The color I got is Raisin( pictured), which looks dark in the tube but goes on a nice medium sheer berry beige. Great for a fall nude lip.

Age Rewind Cream Compact is quite good. It's not my SuperStay, but it's nice, especially for those drier skinned ladies. Even with my oily skin it applied well, lasted well and didn't get too oily during the day. They don't actually use any oils in this . Instead there are polymers, silk powders and waxes. You can get light to full coverage with the 2 sided puff. One side goes soft, the other full. It makes you look very nice and at a great price point.

This week Rite Aid has all Maybelline for 40 % off, and Kmart has lip and foundation products buy 1 get 1 free. So a good time to try something new and save money.

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