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Spotted: New Fall 2014 Collections from the Drugstore

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It’s been over a month since I did my last “spotted” post, and there are plenty of cool new collections out at the drugstore.  I have a few of them to show you today, including Milani, Maybelline, CoverGirl+Olay, Sally Hansen, and Wet n Wild.  Some are limited edition, some are permanent, but all of the products are pretty interesting.  So, let’s get started.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

First up, we have the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish.  SH claims that this 2 step method (polish and top coat) creates a real gel manicure, but without the lamp.  No curing process needed, and it is supposed to remove with normal nail polish remover.  Too good to be true, or true miracle indeed?  I’m not sure yet, but I will let you know.  There are 45 shades in the collection, and though this display didn’t have all of them, it did have a 2-pack with a polish and the top coat.  I am not loving the nearly $10 price tag per polish, but for gel lovers, this may be a great option.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

I finally spotted the new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow.  I am not sure what gel powder means, so here is what Milani has to say: “Rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. What makes it a gel powder? Well, the formula starts as a gel and then is transformed by a special process into a stunning powder eyeshadow with pure color and power wear. The unique process allows you to blend this incredibly innovative, weightless formula easily with your fingertips to light up your eyes. Even more to entice: It can used wet or dry, resists creasing, and comes in satin matte, shimmer and iridescent metallic finishes. You just have to try this gel powder. It’s that different.”  There are 30 shades in this new permanent collection.

Maybelline Fashion Rocks

Maybelline Fashion Rocks

Next up is the Limited Edition Maybelline Fashion Rocks Live Fall 2014 collection. This collection celebrates Fashion Rocks which is an annual international charity fundraiser event that debuts on CBS on September 9th.  The Maybelline Fashion Rocks Collection is broken into four looks which include Indie Princess, Rock Goddess, Urban Attitude, and Sultry Siren.  The collection features repromoted shades for eyes and lips, but the Color Show nail polishes are new LE shades.

CoverGirl+Olay The De-Puffer

CoverGirl+Olay The De-Puffer

CoverGirl+Olay The De-Puffer Eye Concealer has a cooling metal tip in the squeeze tube to massage away the look of puffiness and dark circles.  With Olay Rejuvenating serum and cucumber extract, this could be a big hit for those with aging eyes.  I have more issues with fine lines than with puffiness or dark circles, so I may pass.  It does look promising, though.  If any of you have tried it, let me know what you think.

Wet n Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Matte Nail Colors

Wet n Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Matte Nail Colors

Lastly, we have Wet n Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Matte Nail Colors.  Wet n Wild has released three limited edition collections for Fall 2014.  There is a collection of limited edition matte lipsticks, as well as a collection of limited edition Coloricon 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palettes that my drugstore did not have.  But, they did have this display of Megalast Matte Nail Colors.  There are no repromotes in this display, and all six shades look fantastic for Fall.  That gorgeous navy blue is calling to me, especially at only $1.99, but I am trying to stick to my no-buy.  Still, these are pretty nice.

That’s it for this round.  I can’t wait to see what else pops up as we get more into Fall.  I feel like the drugstores around me get collections very late compared to other places.  But hopefully I can find the new limited edition collections early enough to show you so that you can get your hands on them if you want them.  More Fall displays should be on their way, as well as 2014 Halloween displays.  After that, my favorite time of year brings all of the Holiday collections.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled when you are out and about because there will be a lot to see.  :)

Big Drugstore Sales this Week 7/27-8/02

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Sale Alert

Sale Alert

I am just stopping in to let you know of some pretty good drugstore sales going on this week.  I don’t usually post about weekly drugstore sales because they are often Buy One Get One 50% off sales, and that’s not really that great of a deal.  But I always pay attention to Buy One Get One Free or 40% off sales, and that’s what I have to tell you about today.

First off, Rite Aid is offering a 40% off sale on Wet n Wild cosmetics and Fergie nail polish.  Rite Aid is also offering Physicians Formula as Buy One Get One Free.  This is a great deal because Physicians Formula can be really expensive for the drugstore.

If you don’t have a Rite Aid near you, there is a deal on Physicians Formula at CVS where you get $8 in extra bucks when you purchase two PF products.  Extra Bucks can be used like cash on anything in the store, not necessarily just beauty products.

Then at Walgreens, they are offering 40% off on Wet n Wild nail polish and 40% off on Maybelline cosmetics.  This is a great time to pick up the new Maybelline Nudes Expert Wear Palette.

No post tomorrow because it’s my birthday and I will be spending it with my sweetie.  Don’t forget to enter my current giveaway to win a free Derma MD Eliminate Eye Cream.  I hope that you are having a good one.  :)

Spotted at Ulta: New from Maybelline and NYX Summer and Fall 2014

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I was at Ulta over the weekend picking up an early birthday present, and while I was there snapped a few pictures of new displays from Maybelline and NYX.  I have mentioned a few of these products before on this blog, but this is the first time that I have seen them in-store.  First up, I’ll start with Maybelline.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather and Master Kajal Liners

Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather and Master Kajal Liners

In this display are the new Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather Collection, and the new Eyestudio Master Kajal Liners.  The new Color Tattoo Leather Collection contains five matte cream shadows with cool-toned leather-like shades.  The available shades are: Creamy Beige, Dramatic Black, Vintage Plum, Chocolate Suede, and Deep Forest.  The new Eyestudio Master Kajal Liners are creamy kohl eyeliners, available in four shades.  Here is what Maybelline has to say: “Our cone tip applicator and cream stick formula with intense kohl pigments provide a bold smoldering line. Waterproof eyeliner. Suitable for inner eye use. Infused with luxurious oil. All day wear.”  The four shades are: Onyx Rush, Charcoal Skies, Midnight Brown, and Navy Night.

NYX Summer/Fall 2014

NYX Summer/Fall 2014

You may recognize some of these NYX products from this post where I showed you the new Summer/Fall collection.  Here is what they look like in real life.

First are NYX Proof It Waterproof Eyeshadow and Eyebrow Primers.  I’ll start with the Eyeshadow primer- “Intensify your shadows with our durable and waterproof eye shadow primer. Smooth on to lids before applying shadows and voilà! Your eye makeup will stay in place, no matter what the weather, without creasing or smudging.”  Be careful when you purchase these Proof It primers in the store because both the Eyeshadow Primer and the Eyebrow Primer look exactly the same.  The packaging will probably cause the displays to get mixed up as people are shopping.  As far as the Eyebrow Primer goes, here is what NYX has to say: “Smooth and conditioning, our clear eyebrow gel sets your brows in place all day, rain or shine. Apply over brows before shaping with powder to keep them in control. Our formulation was made specially formulated for thin, sparse brows.

Next to the Proof It primers is the Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer that came out in the Spring: “This super silky, light and fresh formula creates a comfortable cushion on your skin to enhance makeup application. The incredible formula creates a smooth, uniform canvas that minimizes shine and makes application flawless. Your skin will feel like it has been touched by an angel.”  Next to that is the NYX Lip Primer: “Instant gratification for your lips. Create the perfect canvas for lipcolor with this texture and color enhancing superhero. Ensures that lip product lasts and does not go outside the lines. Somebody get this product a cape!”  The bottom of the display shows the new NYX Brow Gel.  Here is a closer look.

NYX Brow Gel

NYX Eyebrow Gel

NYX Eyebrow Gel: “Keep your misbehaving brows in place with our discreet and easy-to-use brow gel! The lightweight, waterproof formula creates thicker, fuller, natural-looking brows and comes in five versatile shades.”  The five shades are: Blonde, Chocolate, Brunette, Espresso, and Black.  You will notice that there is also a slot for the 22 Angled Eye Brush.  I am not sure if that is new or not, but I don’t think so.

NYX Suede Collection palette

NYX Suede Collection palette

The final item I have for you is the NYX Suede Collection Shadow Palette.  Here is what NYX says: “The next generation of our richest jewel-inspired shadows has arrived. Our ultimate arsenal of shadows sparkle, shimmer and illuminate with gorgeous results. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with this limited edition palette.”  They also claim that the palette is travel-friendly, and that the 8 shimmery and metallic jewel tones will help you create a variety of looks from “subtle and natural” to “glamorous and dramatic”.  The Suede Shadow Palette is Limited Edition, and the $12.00 price tag look pretty fair, based on the size of the shadows.  This picture does not do it justice because of the wonky reflections and bad store lighting.  It is gorgeous in real life.  If I didn’t already have five million other shadows, I would snatch this up in a heartbeat.  Here is what the promo picture looks like.

NYX Suede Shadow Palette

NYX Suede Shadow Palette

That’s it for the products that I spotted this time around.  I hope that you saw something that interested you.  I know that I am definitely curious about a couple of these products.  If you’ve tried any of the new items, I’d love to hear your experience with them.  Leave me a comment below telling me your thoughts.

More Summer/Fall 2014 Collections from the Drugstore

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I have more new items to show you from my local Walgreens.  I was there over the weekend and spotted several new displays.  I snapped some phone pics to show you what’s new from Rimmel, L’Oreal, Maybelline and more.  I’m not sure if these collections still count as Summer or if they are new Fall 2014 additions.  It’s that time of year where it’s tough to tell.  Either way, there are some very interesting products, so let’s get started.

Real Techniques

Real Techniques

First up, did you know that Real Techniques is now being sold at Walgreens?  I sure didn’t, but I’m glad to see it.  Real Techniques brushes are very good, and affordable for the most part.  I think that they have only been available online or at Ulta, so it’s good to see them branching out to new distributors.  Pictured here are the Core Collection for Face, the Starter Kit for Eyes, the Powder Brush, and the Blush Brush.  Now those of you who do not have an Ulta near you can go down to Walgreens for Real Techniques brushes.

L'Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons

L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons

L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons are the newest jumbo twist-up lip crayons to hit the drugstore.  Here is what the company has to say: “L’Oreal Paris introduces Glossy Balm Crayon. Glossy Color Lasts for Hours, Crayon Point Tip Glides Over Lips.  Never Needs Sharpening, Simply Twist to Advance. Ultra glossy color for a flirty, playful pout.”  L’Oreal is a bit late to the party since literally every other brand has a version of these.  It’s a little like re-inventing the wheel, and there are only eight shades, but I am a big fan of this type of lip product, so I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Rimmel Rockin' Curves Mascara

Rimmel Rockin’ Curves Mascara

Something new and unusual is Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara.  Check out that wonky brush head!  Here is what Rimmel has to say: “Say goodbye to quiet lashes! Our first broken heart-shaped brush creates a fringe of big, curvy, rockin’ lashes. This cleverly-shaped applicator twists and curves to hug the lash line; the thin tip grabs hard-to-reach inner lashes, while the amplified base pulses lashes with incredible volume and curve. Lashes are plumped and lifted in one clean stroke. No clumps!”  I don’t know about that applicator, but I am definitely intrigued.  I certainly haven’t seen a mascara wand quite like that before.

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara

The newest addition to the Maybelline Volum’ Express line is the new Pumped Up Colossal Mascara.  Per Maybelline: “Our biggest mascara brush with the double curved stem delivers a double shot of mascara. Smoother formula with double the collagen plumps without clumps. Pumped up volume up to 16X with the first double shot brush that scoops up an extra shot of plumping formula for the most pumped up volumizing lashes ever.”  16 times the volume is quite the claim.  I don’t know how this mascara actually performs, but they sure are pumped abut it.

Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation

Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation

This last products I am actually really excited about.  It’s the new Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation.  Here’s the buzz: “A flawless revolution for perfection so real it’s unreal. Breakthrough liquid foundation texture fuses with skin. A finish so impeccable, yet undetectable. Medium to full coverage liquid foundation, ideal for normal skin. Breakthrough texture fuses with skin.”  I am a liquid foundation girl, and I definitely want to give this a try.  I really liked the Dream Wonder Powder, so I am very curious about this new expansion to the line.

That’s it for the products that I have this time around.  I hope that you saw something interesting to you.  I know that I am definitely curious about a couple of these products.  If you’ve tried any of the new items, I’d love to hear your experience with them.  Leave me a comment below telling me your thoughts.

Monthly Favorites June 2014

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Monthly Favorites June 2014

Monthly Favorites June 2014

I have my June Monthly Favorites for you today, and there are some really great products in this bunch.  For those of you who are new to the blog, Monthly Favorites are those products that I reached for over and over or particularly stood out to me throughout the month.  I’ve been having a lot of fun with color throughout the month of June, and I’ve also been experimenting with new products.  A couple of old favorites caught my attention as well.  So let’s get started.

Inglot Palette

Inglot Freedom System Palette

I have really been loving my Inglot palette all throughout June.  I’ve been meaning to do a full review for months now, and I will get to it soon.  In the meantime, though, I just want to say that the Inglot shadows are fantastic.  They are extremely pigmented and easy to apply.  For those unfamiliar with Inglot, this is a Freedom System palette, meaning that I bought the empty palette and then filled it with any shadows I wanted.  The shadows are huge, and come in hundreds of shades in a variety of finishes.  I chose greens, oranges, pinks and gold with a few neutrals to anchor the palette.  There are so many different looks that I can get out of these shadows from extremely bold and colorful, to a neutral day look.  I love it, and will be reviewing and (more importantly) swatching soon.

Coastal Scents 4 Piece Interchangeable Palette

Coastal Scents 4 Piece Interchangeable Palette

Another build-your-own palette that I have been loving this month is the Coastal Scents 4 Piece Interchangeable Palette.  I was looking for new brow powder, and my favorite shade to fill in my brows was in the Coastal Scents 88 Warm palette, but I used it up.  I’ve made do with other shadows, but they weren’t exactly what I was looking for, so I went searching for some Coastal Scents Hot Pots.  They do sell a 4-pan magnetic palette designed for brows with the same shades as my top two shadows (Light Taupe-A deep, exotic taupe hue with a matte finish“, and Timeless Taupe- “An antique brownish-grey hue with a matte finish”), but I didn’t like the other two shades involved.  Instead, I chose Gypsy Green- “An opaque wash of verdant beauty with a slight satiny finish” and Cherry Moss-A reddish-brown hue with green iridescent shimmer” to top off the foursome.  I am enjoying all four shades, but especially the brow colors.  Coastal Scents Hot Pots are a pretty decent size, and I have always had good luck with them.

Derma MD Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer

Derma MD Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer

I have already reviewed all of the Derma MD products that I was sent and mentioned that the Copper Co-Q10 Moisturizer was my favorite.  Click this link to read the full review of you missed it, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.  I am positive that this product above all the others has helped reduce my redness so much.  I love the moisturizer because it is not greasy or oily in the slightest, but delivers a ton of hydration that stays put for hours and hours.  It is extremely lightweight and absorbs into the skin so that you don’t even notice it.  I think that it would be appropriate for all skin types, oily or dry.  It is a great product.  There is a coupon code toward the bottom of my review for 50% off, if you are interested.

NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee

NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee

I received the NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee from Ipsy in my June Glam Bag.  I did not expect to like it because the color is very light for me.  It is lighter than my natural lip color and nudes my lips out, which is just a bad look on me.  But I love the formula of these Butter Glosses.  They are so comfortable on the lips, and the moisture sticks around for a long time.  What I’ve been doing with Crème Brulee, is layering it over some of my darker brown lipsticks to lighten them up for the summer.  The result is more on the rich, pinky-brown side, much more appropriate for this time of year.

NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee

NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee

Here is a swatch of NYX Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee by itself.  It is a very pretty color, just not my bag.  But if you like natural pink-toned nudes, Crème Brulee is a great option for you.  The formula is fantastic, even if you are not usually a gloss lover.  It layers beautifully, and has made some very interesting shades when paired with other lip colors.  I’m liking it a lot.

Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer

Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer

I have to tell you about the Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer.  It is extremely similar to the Sigma F-80, but it is only $6.95 as opposed to $24.  Per Coastal Scents: “The Bionic Flat Top Buffer is perfect for buffing in foundation, blending in powders, and applying bronzer. The durable, dense bristles offer great control and a full coverage application.”  I will definitely have a full review coming on this brush, but let me just say that I have been using it all month and my foundation has looked fantastic.  Love it!

Nivea Lip Butter

Nivea Lip Butter

I decided to give the Nivea Lip Butter a try again, mostly because of how much I loved the taste and smell of Vanilla and Macadamia Kiss.  The scent is warm vanilla bean with rich nuttiness that is just heavenly.  I am still not a fan of the tin packaging, and the formula has a lot more slip that I prefer, but the Nivea Lip Butters are very moisturizing, and make my lips feel good.  I can’t use it all the time, but every now and again, I want to go through a tin of Vanilla and Macadamia Kiss because that flavor and smell make it all worthwhile.  Yum.

Orange and Coral lips

Orange and Coral lips

Finally, I’ve been busting out my orange and coral lip products.  Summer time is when I love bright lip shades, and there is something about orange and coral lips that makes me so happy.  My favorites are Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, Maybelline Color Whisper in I Crave Coral, and Rose Rush from the Maybelline Baby Lips Pink’ed collection.  I have reviewed all of these products in the past, so go ahead and search for them using the search box on the right for more information on the individual formulas.  The Revlon Balm Stain is definitely more on the orange side of the fence, where the Color Whisper is an orange-toned coral shade.  Rose Rush is a pink-toned coral.  Here are some swatches.

(L-R) Rendezvous, I Crave Coral, Rose Rush

(L-R) Rendezvous, I Crave Coral, Rose Rush

From left to right: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, Maybelline Color Whisper in I Crave Coral, and Maybelline Baby Lips Pink’ed in Rose RushRendezvous is also the more opaque of the bunch, while Rose Rush is on the sheer side giving just a hint of that coral color, noticeable but still subtle.

That’s it for my June favorites.  I hope that you saw something that you liked.  I am happy that July has arrived because it is Birthday month!  Yes, I like to celebrate all month long.  :)  We have some nice dinners planned, and I know that I’ll be doing a little bit of shopping.  I’ve been very good so far this year, so it’s time for a little splurge.  Things are still stressful and up in the air as far as moving plans, but I am feeling better about the situation and am doing well.  I’m looking forward to what life brings me in July.  What were your favorite products from the month of June?  Let me know in the comments below.

Beauty Quickie: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

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Beauty Quickie Series

Hi everyone, today I want to introduce a new series here on BiBB.  I am going to start doing “Beauty Quickies” occasionally.  A “Beauty Quickie” is a truncated review on a beauty product, like a 60-second review.  As you know, my usual reviews are pretty detailed and sometimes a little long, which is great for brand new products with a lot of characteristics to tell you about.  However, if there is a product that has been out for a bit, or if there isn’t a whole lot to say then a full review is a little much.  So, from now on, I’m going to be doing “Beauty Quickies” for these products to give you a short and sweet mini review with the important facts and my opinion, but with less details.  These may happen once a week, or once every two weeks, depending on what products fit the category.  Don’t worry though, the bulk of my reviews will still be the full length detailed reviews that you are used to.  To start this series off, my first “Beauty Quickie” is going to be the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser primer.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is a silicone based primer that many people have compared to the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer or Benefit The Porefessional Primer (which I personally don’t get because they aren’t the same at all).  Ingredients-wise, it is pretty similar with one notable exception.  There is an absence of Cyclopentasiloxane in Maybelline Baby Skin, but it does have Dimethicone as the main ingredient.  I don’t know if that means anything to you.  It It didn’t mean a whole lot to me at first, but now that I’ve worn it several times, I’m thinking that missing ingredient may be more important than I originally thought.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know hat the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is my all-time favorite.  It works perfectly for my skin.  Unfortunately, it’s pretty over-priced, and I am always in the market for a dupe.  That’s why I bought Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser in the first place.  I like silicone primers because they fill in my large pores and even out the surface of my skin.  Maybelline Baby Skin does do that.  The application is somewhat unpleasant because the formula is thick and it pills up as I spread it on.  I really hate that, but it does even out as I continue to blend it onto the skin.  The main selling point of Maybelline Baby Skin is that it is supposed to blur the look of pores for a smoother, younger appearance.  It did not erase my pores, but it did give me a blurred out, soft focus look to the skin.  Unfortunately, my skin seems to reject the formula, because I could not get any good wear-time for foundation when I wore this primer.  I never have a problem with foundations fading or breaking down on me, but with Maybelline Baby Skin I was losing them only two to four hours in.  I find that it sits heavily on my skin and breaks down my makeup.  I know that Maybelline Baby Skin is popular, but for me it was a bust.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Here is a pic so that you can see what the product actually looks like.  It looks similar to Smashbox Photo Finish Primer or NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer, but it just doesn’t do the job for me.  If I did not prefer liquid or cream foundations it may do better.  If my skin was good enough to simply top the blurred out effect of Maybelline Baby Skin with a powder foundation, I may love it.  As it stands, though, Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser does not work for me and I can’t recommend it.

Thanks for reading my first Beauty Quickie, though this particular post wasn’t as quick as they will be in the future.  Let me know your thoughts on the series.  I am hoping it will be a good place for things like single lip product reviews, nail polish reviews, or maybe swatches for new LE shades of existing products.  Comment below and tell me what you think.  :)

New from the Drugstore, Summer 2014

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Hello all, I hope that you had a good Father’s day however you may have spent it.  I was in my local Walgreens over the weekend and spotted several new displays.  I snapped some phone pics to show you what’s new from CoverGirl, Revlon, Maybelline and L’Oreal.  So let’s get started.

CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation

CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation

CoverGirl is continuing it’s focus on a younger market with the Ready Set Gorgeous line.  With fun packaging and Katy Perry as the celeb pushing the line, it has certainly garnered attention.  Here is the Ready Set Gorgeous Oil-Free Foundation.  There is also a Powder Foundation as part of the line, but my Walgreens didn’t have any as part of the display.  CoverGirl claims that the “Ready, Set Gorgeous foundation provides a flawless, natural look that lasts all day in one simple step” and is available in twelve shades.  Also part of the display are the Covergirl Clean Makeup Remover Wipes.

CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer

CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer

Next is the CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer.  CoverGirl claims: “Ready, Set Gorgeous concealer quickly conceals dark circles and imperfections.” It is also oil-free.  The Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer looks to have a sheer, lightweight, more liquid formula, and comes in six shades.

CoverGirl Professional Mascara and Dare to go Nudes Eye Enhancers

CoverGirl Professional Mascara and Dare to go Nudes Eye Enhancers

I am a little confused by this next CoverGirl display.  Perhaps they reformulated the three versions of Professional Mascara that they carry because they are not new products, but the display makes them look new.  I haven’t seen any information about this, so if you know, tell us all in the comments blow.  Also part of this display are the Dare to go Nudes Eye Enhancers eyeshadow quads in new shades.

Revlon Summer 2014

Revlon Summer 2014

Here is a large display from Revlon Summer 2014 featuring the new Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains and Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy polishes.  The polishes are gel-like, but aren’t gel polishes themselves.  The display reads: “Our Revolutionary Diamond Top Coat delivers a protective coating for long-lasting strength and shine”,  so they do not need to be cured.  The nail colors contain a “base and color in one“.  Also part of this display are the new Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara, new shades of the Colorstay Eyeliners, and the new Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liners.  Below is a closer look at the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain

The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains are another hybrid lip gloss and stain in one.  The  formula offers a “comfortable, lightweigt, non-sticky texture with color that goes on evenly and gives a soft shine“.  There are twelve shades in the line, and it will be permanent, not limited edition.  Revlon claims that they are moisturizing and not at all sticky.

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

Next up from Maybelline is the new Dream Pure BB Cream.   What sets this one apart from the original Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream is that it is an acne-treatment BB cream that contains 2% salicylic acid.  That is very exciting.  Apparently it has been available in both the UK and Australia for a while now and there are a few differences with the new US version.  First off, the US gets five shades, unlike the overseas versions that offer only two.  Also there does not seem to be any SPF in the US product, but the UK and Australian versions contain SPF15.  The overseas versions are decently rated, so I am excited to see how well the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream goes over in the US.

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

A surprising addition to L’Oreal’s lineup is the new Miss Manga Mascara.  This is inspired by Japanese anime characters and their long, thick, spiky lashes.  L’Oreal claims that the 360 degree “Flexor” brush provides amplified and maximized “Manga” lashes with over-sized volume.  I am all for big crazy lashes, but I am surprised that L’Oreal (who is usually so classy) introduced this loud, juvenile, and gimmicky packaging.  It seems out of character.  However, I am sure Miss Manga will be very popular with the younger crowd.

That’s all I have for you today.  I hope that you saw something that interested you.  I am interested in the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream, though BB Creams are not my favorite thing.  I’ll have a review of the CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous line coming soon.  I may split it up and do the foundation in one review and the powder and concealer in the second review.  Either way, you should be seeing them shortly.  Are any of these new items from the drugstore catching your attention?  Let me know in the comments below.