I was out and about this weekend and spotted even more new and exciting displays full of products for Spring 2014. Most of these pics came from Walgreens, but there are a couple from Ulta as well. I have a lot to cover in this post, so I am going to jump right into it.
First up is this really cool display of tools designed by Marchesa. “We started by looking at all the various beauty tools that Revlon makes. We knew that we wanted to bring an elegant femininity to this collection and ultimately decided that the three designs should be inspired by three dresses from our Spring/Summer 2014 runway show. We think the result is quite romantic with the three intricate lace patterns” says Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Marchesa co-founders. Revlon is “bringing the runway to your fingertips” by offering designer tools such as nail files, tweezers, compacts, etc. The products are really beautiful.
With BB creams for face and hair, is it any wonder that there is one for body now? Jergens says of the BB Body Perfecting Cream: Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream delivers flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days. This revolutionary body lotion goes on sheer, dries quickly, and works like a moisturizer to visibly improve your skin with every use. Hydrates, illuminates, evens, firms, and corrects. BB Body Cream delivers varying benefits depending on your skin tone. It goes on sheer and then adjusts differently to a range of shades. There are two shades, one for all light skin tones, and one for medium-deep skin tones.
Sorry for the slightly blurry pic, but this is Physicians Formula Nude Wear Nude Glow Makeup Collection. The display contains boxed Nude Wear powder, blush, and bronzer, as well as the Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow liquid highlighter and touch up pen. The packaging is so freakin’ adorable I want to buy everything. I won’t, but it’s so cute.
Some fun new cheek products from Maybelline are the Master Glaze Blush Sticks and the Master Hi-Light Mosaic Highlighting Blushes. The Master Glaze Blush Sticks described by Ulta as: “Face Studio Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick makes cheeks go dewy and gently glazed with sheer blush color. Liquid shimmer pearls plus shea butter glide provide blendable blush color and smooth, even application.” The reviews say that these are extremely pigmented and long-lasting. As far as the Master Hi-Light Mosaic Highlighting Blushes: “Light diffusing Face Studio Master Hi-Light blush and bronzer formulas have an expert balance of shade and shimmer illuminator for natural glow. Skin goes soft lit with zero glitz.” They are really beautiful and very tempting.
Also from Maybelline is the new Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. The transparent gel formula smooths skin and blurs pores for a refined appearance without clogging pores. Baby Skin is free of Cyclopentasiloxane so it’s not going to be an exact dupe for primers like Smashbox Photo Finish, but it is probably very similar. This primer has been very popular in other countries, and many people are thrilled that it has finally landed in the US.
CoverGirl released a ton of products for Spring 2014, and here is a small display of a couple more. This is the Bombshell Volume Mascara and Bombshell Intensity Liner. The dual ended mascara claims to make lashes ten times more noticeable. I’m a big fan of lashblast, so this one may be worth a try, but it is gigantic, so it may be difficult to wield. The Bombshell liner claims to give 24 hours of “sexy, liquid intensity”. (what does that even mean?) It looks like it is a marker pen style of liquid liner from what I can tell.
Also from CoverGirl is the new TrueBlend Foundation shade match system. (This display also features the FixSticks and True Match products that I showed you earlier this month.) CG True Blend got a major overhaul. Many, many moons ago (pre-2008) I used TrueBlend, but when they changed the formula I hated it and never used CG foundations again until this past year when CG Outlast Stay Fabulous came out. Now they changed TrueBlend again and I am interested. I’m not 100% sure that CG upgraded the formula, but I think that they have, and they certainly changed everything else. There are 21 shades to choose from in a wide variety of light and dark shades. CG breaks the shades down into light, medium and dark ranges, with 7 shades per range. There is a good chance that you could find a match with so many choices. After so much success with CG Outlast Stay Fabulous, I definitely want to give the new TrueBlend a try.
I spotted L’Oreal True Match Mineral Powder at Ulta. L’Oreal True Match Mineral offers 16 hours of oil-free, shine-free wear time. To be honest, I can’t really see how this product differs from the original True Match Powder, which is already really good. If anyone can offer any insight on this product let us all know in the comments below.
L’Oreal Extraordinaire Lip Colors are new hybrid liquid lipsticks in a variety of 16 shades. They are similar to the Shine stains that L’Oeal released last year, but a little thicker or more opaque and without the staining effect. This is L’Oreal’s answer to the Maybelline Elixers (which is what I thought was Maybeline’s answer to L’Oreal’s Shine Stains). At any rate, if you are a liquid lipstick lover, then this is your heyday.
Wow, that was a lot of products to go over. There are so many new products out that it’s tough to keep up, so be sure to keep your eyes open when in the drugstore because I am sure that there are even more displays that I haven’t seen yet. Stay tuned because I am also going to show you the many new displays that I found of NYX products. That’s right, NYX has so many new releases that I need an entire post of just NYX to show it all to you. I’ll be getting that one up as soon as I can. In the meantime, happy shopping!