New at the Drugstore

New at the Drugstore

 

With the start of a New Year comes a slew of new releases at the drugstore. I did a little hauling of the products that appealed the most to me (mostly base) and thought I would share it with you what’s new at the drugstore.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray Set – As with many popular products, drugstore brands are getting in on makeup setting sprays. I use a makeup setting spray every time I wear makeup, so I picked this up to see how it compared to my favourite Urban Decay setting spray. I have high hopes because Urban Decay is owned by L’Oreal.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation – I can’t resist trying a new foundation, especially one that claims 25 hour wear. Now while I doubt that it actually has 25 hour wear, I’ve read a ton of good reviews from the UK, so I wanted to try it out.

Maybelline Master Prime Primer – This new primer by Maybelline claims to blur and illuminate. I need illumination and imperfection blurring, so in to the basket it went.

L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper – This looks like a drugstore dupe for the Benefit Gimme Brow, the brush is identical in shape. So I’m going to put it to the test and will report back.

CoLab Dry Shampoo – While I didn’t technically buy this at the drugstore, I couldn’t resist including it because I was so excited to find in here in Canada. This is a new dry shampoo by Ruth from A Model Recommends, which tons of UK Beauty Bloggers have been raving about. I found a three pack of mini dry shampoos from her line at Winners, so if you’re interesting in trying it, I would suggest Winners is the place to start.

So there you have it! New


September 2014 Favourites

September 2014 Favs

 

It’s favourites time again here on Meg’s Makeup Bag. My September 2014 favourites are a first here on the blog, because there are only 3 of them, and because they are all drugstore products. I have been playing a bunch of new products this month, but haven’t really had enough time to call any of them favourites. These 3 products are all new to me within the last month, and quickly made their way to favourite status.

Essence Lash Mania Waterproof Mascara – This was one of those completely random purchases that is now a favourite! I was heading out to an event after work, and had forgotten to put on mascara that morning, so I popped into the drugstore to grab one. I picked this one based on the cost ($3.99) and the fact that I’m a fan of other Essence products. It’s a great mascara, and is actually waterproof, and doesn’t smudge on my eyes. The formula gives you long defined lashes, and can be built up nicely. The brush is a plastic brush, which has a very similar shape to the new Stila Mile High Mascara. For the price, you really can’t beat it.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser - This is one of those products that a ton of beauty bloggers and vloggers swear by, but until recently I had resisted purchasing. I now understand why they swear by it! It’s a great under eye concealer, that is super lightweight and doesn’t settle into the fine lines under my eyes. Despite being lightweight, it does a great job at covering the dark circles which seem to be permanent residents under my eyes. I also really enjoy the sponge applicator, as it makes it super easy and mess proof to apply.

Sonia Kashuk Primer Base – I’ve long been a fan of Sonia Kashuk products, and have rarely been disappointed in any of my purchases. This primer is no exception, it’s a thick gel like primer that really helps to prolong my foundation and blur imperfections on my face. It almost feels more like a thick serum/skincare treatment than it does a makeup base. Definitely worth taking a look at, if you’re in the market for a new primer.

So there you have it! A drugstore only September 2014 favourites!

Thanks for stopping by!

Meg