Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CCO MAC Hauls + Comparison of Tendertone vs Jelly Balm

I am definitely in love with the Cosmetics Company Store up in Marysville! I head up there when I can! But only if I already have errands to run up north. The selection has been pretty slim because of all the tourists that come through to the outlets. I have been pretty lucky to pick up a few things, including another Provence pigment which is my fave base and also limited edition. I even snagged a couple of Tendertone Lip Balms that were limited edition as well!

I snagged this for $11.75! :p This is a deal since the retail price of $14.50 a pop!

Tendertone Lip Balm in Tender Baby. A pretty & sheer baby pink.

On another visit to CCO, I picked up MAC Pro Longwear Lipsticks in Luchious & Rose and another Tendertone Lipbalm in Purring.

Lucious on top, Rose below that and Purring on the side.

Purring Tendertone Lip Balm. Just a slight peachy tint. Similar to the HIP Jelly Balm in Savory that I got for Cat.

Lucious Pro Longwear - I love this color on! Its a good pinky beige with a hint of shimmer.

Sorry for the streaky application! I just took Lucious off before applying Rose and it took a bit of work to get it off. Haha! I love this color as well! It is a bright, clean pink that makes me think retro when I have it on. Very much a girly color

Comparison of MAC Tendertone Lip Balm vs. L'oreal HIP Jelly Balm
Jelly Balm in Plush on the left and Tendertone in Tenderbaby on the right. The Tendertone is a bit bigger. than the Jelly Balm, but both are pretty generous in size for the amount you need to apply. The colors are pretty similar but one thing I found was that the Tendertone was more pigmented than the Jelly Balm. I like to use these by themselves and with lipsticks, but mostly for just a bit of color on my bare lips. I like that the Jelly Balm smells like Cotton Candy, but I love the more watermelon scent that Tendertone has to offer. While I did get the Tendertone discounted for $11.75 at CCO, I paid $8 for the Jelly Balm so only a few dollars difference. Even though I do have a thing about putting my finger in lip products, I’ve put aside my lil peeve and gave in. I’m glad I did!Overall I do like both products but the winner in my book would be the Tendertone!


lookrichbitch said...

I've never tried those pigments. How do they work?? I need a good base. I'm so bad with makeup!

Rhondalei G. said...

LRB - you're not bad with make up! You're just getting accustomed to things and learning! I will help teach! Pigments are AWESOME! I have found some good ones with MAC and also with other smaller companys. Use them like loose eyeshadow dry or use them wet to foil them on.

Blissey168 said...

Can you believe we don't have the H.I.P line here?!? Sucks :(

Kate Gene said...

I need to get to Tulalip and check the CCO out! You got some great stuff. I like that Tendertone is so pigmented. I'd wear it by itself.