Lip Balms

Swatches of Revlon Color Burst Matte Balms in 250 Standout Remarquable and 225 Sultry Sulfureuse

11:50 AM

After reading numerous reviews of the Revlon Colorburst balms, I decided to use some CVS Extra Care Bucks to put towards two of the matte shades called Standout Remarquable (250) and Sultry Sulfureuse (225).

Standout is a bright, neutral, red.  On my skin tone, it appears a bit cooler, but I think overall this is mostly on the neutral spectrum.  Sultry is a deep mauve shade. Both are matte, and have a smooth, almost velvety texture when applied.  

I have found over time, that a lot of the matte lip colors out there are either drying or cakey.  These most definitely are not.  The Revlon ColorBurst apply so smoothly, evenly, and with precision on the lip.  Pigmentation is stellar - comparable to a lipstick - not translucent or waxy like a lot of the crayons on the market right now.  Truly a great product, I would certainly suggest you grab one for your purse in a color that you wear the most.  If you are looking for a good, go-to red, pick up Standout.  It is quite honestly the most perfect red I have in my bag right now.  

Below is a FOTD using the Sultry.  Love it.  

What color have you picked up?  I am going to snag some of the other shades/types and swatch them as well.  These really are great!

These are available to purchase at your local drug stores and mass merchandiser - retail for approximately $7.99-8.99 depending on the location.


Spotted at Walgreens: New Almay Shadow Softies - Color Whipped Eyeshadows

10:48 AM

Almay has come out with whipped eyeshadows, called Almay Shadow Softies, which I finally spotted last week at Walgreens.  The collection consists of 6 matte shades and 6 metallic shades.  These are said to be lightweight, crease free and pure color.  I haven't tried them personally, although I keep looking at the olive green metallic (second down on the far left), but cream and mouse formulas tend to wear poorly on me, so I have opted out of picking these up.  Nouveau Cheap just did a review the other day, which you can click here to see.

Have you tried these?  What are your thoughts?


New Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Collection Spotted at CVS - Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

9:30 AM

CVS has their beauty clearance going on right now, but prior to finding anything on sale, I saw this display piece for the new I *heart* Nail Art collection by Sally Hansen.  This full display includes nail colors, top coats (Big Matte and Big Shiny topcoats), nail color pens, and as the closeups below show, a collection of nail art kits that include glitters, studs, and other applications to bedazzle up your nails!  A fun little collection that would be great for the stocking of any nail art guru!

Lots of pictures below - enjoy!

These are the I *heart* Nail Art kits, and I took closeups of each below.  

How fun, and just in time for the holidays!

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