It’s a new year, and that means that there are a ton of new products out for our enjoyment. There are so many new collections out right now that it is tough to keep track of all of them. I decided that it might be fun to show you some of the new items from the drugstore that caught my interest. This is by no means an exhaustive list of what is new in the drugstore, but rather the items that look interesting to me. A couple of the items have been out for a few weeks now, but most of them are just now hitting the shelves. I am going to try to include pricing, but please remember that prices vary by location.
I am probably the most excited to try the new Maybelline Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayons. What? Yes, the super popular Maybelline Color Tattoos are now available in crayon form instead of the pots. I don’t know how the formula has changed to accommodate the new style of Color Tattoos, but I really hope that they are as good as the pots were. I also hope that they expand the shade range soon because these shades are great for fitting basic needs but not terribly unique. These retail at Ulta for $6.99.
Another Maybelline item that caught my eye is the new Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation. Hydrating and matte don’t usually go together, so right away I am intrigued. Maybelline claims that it is a refreshing gel-whipped foundation that leaves complexion perfected and smooth with a velvety, soft-matte finish while skin stays hydrated for 12 hours. I have tried whipped mousse foundation, but no gel-based foundations, so I am sold. I have to know what this formula is like. The Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation retails for $10.99 at Ulta.
You can’t watch Youtube these days without Micellar water making an appearance in some way, and I am interested in the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser. This has been out in some areas for a little bit and has gotten some great reviews. Here is the blurb: “This All-in-1 cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It effectively removes makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying. Dermatologist tested for safety. Ophthalmologist tested. Non-comedogenic–won’t clog pores.” Micellar water is intriguing to me, and I want to know more. The Garnier version retails for $8.99 at Ulta.
Cushion foundations are hitting the market hard right now, and I am most interested in the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation SPF 50. Physicians Formula claims that it is a creamy mineral fluid foundation that promises to correct visible imperfections, blur lines, and leave skin with an airbrushed finish as well as protect it with an SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen. I have never used a cushion foundation, and although I know that Korean brands have been producing them for years, they are relatively new to the US. L’Oreal has also released a new cushion foundation, but this Physicians Formula is more appealing to me. The one major drawback for me, though, is the price tag. Both the Physicians Formula and the L’Oreal cushion foundations are between $16 and $18, depending on where you get them. That is pretty steep for the drugstore. Still, the product is intriguing.
Next I have a slew of lip products to show you, the first of which is the NYX Cosmetics Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflé. This is a 2-in-1 whipped mousse for you cheeks and lips that leaves a matte finish. It has a doe-foot applicator with a pointed tip for precise lip application. You can also dab a little of the mousse on your finger to apply a wash of color to your cheek. I like 2-in-1 products, and I am interested to see what NYX has come up with. If there is a brand that I trust with stellar cheek and lip products, it is NYX. The Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflés retail for $5.99 at Ulta.
I am also interested in the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors. These are a lightweight gel matte formula, which is different. The Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors have been out for about a month now, and the reviews have been mixed. The main complaint that I have seen is that they don’t actually dry down to a fully matte finish. I can see why that is a big problem for a product with the word “matte” in the name, but it’s not an issue for me. I have not jumped on the matte lip cream bandwagon because my lips are too dry to follow that particular trend. I think that they are lovely, but they just make my lips looks pickled. So a demi-matte, comfortable formula like this is way more my speed that a true matte. These are $8.99 at Ulta.
Along the same lines is the new L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss. Like the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors this is a demi-matte lip product that keeps a certain level of hydration to keep lips from drying out. I am not sure which lip product I am more interested in between the Revlon and the L’Oreal. They seem pretty similar by the description. If any of you have tried either of these two products, I’d love to hear your thoughts. The L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss retails at Ulta for $9.99.
The final item that I have to talk about to today is the CoverGirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar! Lip Balm. Here is the blurb: “CoverGirl’s Colorlicious Oh Sugar! Lip Balm is a vitamin infused, moisturizing lip treatment that nourishes, protects and smooths lips. Grapeseed oil, avocado butter and vitamins C and E lock in moisture, keeping lips soft and smooth.” I believe that these tinted balms are being set up as possible dupes for the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments. I find that extremely hard to believe because I love the Fresh Sugar Lippies and I have never had much luck with CoverGirl lip products. But, I am all about tinted lip balms, so I certainly want to try them. :) The CoverGirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar! Lip Balms retail for $8.99 at Ulta, which is a little steep for tinted lip balm from the drugstore. Hopefully the formula makes up for the price tag.
Those are all the new products from the drugstore that have caught my eye recently. More products are spilling in for 2016, so I am sure there are plenty of new arrivals that I may have missed. Have you tried any of the new products that I listed here? I’d love to get your thoughts. Are there any products that I didn’t mention that you think I need to check out? Let me know in the comments below. What products are you most interested in trying for 2016?