Monday, October 20, 2008

Rite Aid Haul - Ooh la la!, L'oreal & N.Y.C.

Cheap and steep. I'm not always about the high end products. While I do favor them based on quality, pay off and wear, I have been lucky to find some fun and inexpensive products that I like to share with my readers. In reality, I should be on a make up diet, but getting that retail therapy from a cheapy goodie is too hard to pass up. What I like about Rite Aid is finding some different brands that aren't offered in other drugstores, their BOGO sales and their easy return policy. Although I haven't returned anything since I've been pretty content with the stuff I have accumulated. :)

The haul (some stuff for Ms. B and for me) - Ooh la la! Blush in Bronze Medallion, L'oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss in Modern Mauve, N.Y.C. Metro Metals Collection Chroma Face Glow in Sunstone and Moonstone & Marbleyes Pressed Eyeshadow in Tiger’s Eye

N.Y.C. Chroma Face Glow reminded me of MAC’s Mineral Skin Finishes and for only $4.99 each, that was a bargain I could not pass up. I couldn’t decide if I wanted one or the other so I picked up both Sunstone and Moonstone for myself and snagged a Moonstone for Ms. B. Sunstone has more of a peachy, copper color while Moonstone is more of a rose color. These are very shimmery - reminds me of my favorite MSF in Shimpagne.

-What they say on N.Y.C’s website:

CHROMA FACE GLOW is a richly pigmented metallic powder that glides on with a velvety smooth finish and luminous, modern glow. Sweep over face for instant polished radiance… or add shimmering highlights to cheeks & brows!

Marbleyes Pressed Eyeshadow in Tiger’s Eye reminds me of MAC’s Mineralize Eyeshadows. These were only $3.99, but I chose to only get Tiger’s Eye for the versatile neutral tones, whereas Aquamarine was more bold and is similar to colors that I already have in my collection. I usually swirl my brush to catch all the colors or I will concentrate on just the white. I caught the N.Y.C. collection on a good day since it was buy 1, get 1 50% off!

-What they say on N.Y.C’s website:

MARBLEYES PRESSED EYESHADOW lights up your lids with shimmering, multi-dimensional metallic color. A swirl of marbleized pigments creates breathtaking effects! Use each shade solo or blend for custom color.

L'Oreals Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss in Modern Mauve. This is definitely a long lasting lipgloss that I will repurchase! I picked a pretty pink for both me and Ms. B. It goes on very sheer and doesn't leave a tight feeling like most of the long wearing lippies do. What I love about this gloss is the applicator! Its a tear drop shape that really applies the gloss well! For $10 its a great buy and since it was BOGO free, it was an even better buy!

Ooh la la! Blush in Bronze Medallion. What a bargain for $2.99! I bought Pink Panther for Ms. B since I think this would be a great pinky color for her skintone. Bronze Medallion was a better choice for me since I already have plenty of pink toned blushes and wanted something with more of a neutral tan color. I haven't tried this out yet.

Just like the eyeshadow, the pretty design is only on the surface! Once you swipe over the shimmer, its gone. Boo!


Blissey168 said...

I can't wait to try them out! I hope you get the stuff I sent you :(

Gigi said...

Yay! finally another person/blogger who isn't so sure about the high end stuff.
I'm perfectly content with my cheap $2 blushes which go on fine and matte, vs a $28 blush which has shimmer. Same goes for bronzer and highlighters..