Sunday, 5 October 2014

USA Haul: Part 4 - Drugstore!

Hey there Lovelies!

So here it is, the last instalment of my USA haul series! I had tried to film this many a time but i guess it just wasn't meant to be! My filming/video editing skills just aren't up to scratch and after many failed attempts i decided to just show you all in a good ol' blog post! Ideally i would have liked to pick up a few more Wet 'n' Wild bits but the displays were bare in every store i went to, sigh. But i did pick up a few too many other gorgeous bits on my (now not so) recent trip!

There is just something a little bit more exciting about drugstore makeup in the USA and i still find myself excited about all their new releases. I guess its just always wanting what you can't have... I do wish that Wet 'n' Wild and Milani would come to the UK they have some absolutely amazing products. Enough rambling, on with the haul!

Milani lippies get a ton of love online so i just couldn't resist adding a few more to my collection. These are seriously some of the best lower end lipsticks on the market and for around $5 a pop the value just can't be beaten! The colour range is phenomenal and they come in a variety of finishes and although it might not be for everyone, they have a gorgeous, sweet, watermelon scent!

Liquid lipsticks are possibly the hottest lip trend going right now with many a brand releasing their own versions. These got pretty darn good reviews online and I'm happy i managed to snag a couple! Fiery Coral and Pink Rave are absolute stunners!

I have to admit, the packaging got me on this Physicians Formula impulse buy. A blush with a pretty pink bow? Yes please! A lovely everyday, natural shade. Oh and the highlighter... My picture does not do this beauty justice! The pink and beige marbled effect is just divine. A little on the frosty side but for around the $5 is still a steal for the whopping 11.3g of product inside. I love you Wet 'n' Wild!

It wouldn't be a USA haul without a cheeky EOS lip balm, right?! The sweet mint flavour is my absolute favourite and is currently sitting on my desk just waiting to be opened. Yet another lip balm... I'd seen MakeupByTiffanyD positively rave about the Nivea Olive Oil & Lemon so i just had to pick a couple up. I've actually had one in my handbag for the past month or so and am absolutely loving it! And lastly for lips is a cult favourite Revlon Lipstick, Cherries In The Snow! Its an old favourite for many and one i just hadn't got around to trying, so as Revlon is SO much cheaper over there i decided to finally give it a whirl.

 I believe, once upon a time we did actually get the Loreal Infallible Eyeshadows in the UK but i somehow completely missed them while they were here. Another product that gets a lot of love online and another brand that is significantly more expensive in the UK. Dubbed as a dupe for the Armani Eyes To Kill the collector in me just had to pick up a variety of shades!

Top to bottom and left to right 
Continuous Cocoa, Iced Latte, Endless Pearl, 
Eternal Sunshine, Bronzed Taupe, Amber Rush.

Such a cliche of a haul... Milani blushes! I've had Coralina for a year or two now and adore it so i actually went out of my way to find a CVS that had these in stock. Milani do the best affordable baked blushes on the market and their colour range is impeccable! Dolce Pink is up top and looks like the perfect shimmery rose for Autumn/Winter. Luminoso could be in the running for prettiest highlight shade...ever. A beautiful corally/peach sheer highlighter that just brightens up the face like nothing I've tried before. And last but certainly not least is Dellizioso Pink, one of the newer matte editions to the range.

A girl can never have too many mascaras! I like to stock up whenever I'm away on holiday as these retail for $5-$7 each there rather than the £10ish they are here. Madness! I really do love how they display the wands inside the packaging there, it really does give you a better idea on how the mascara may work.

Dubbed as the inexpensive dupe for Mally's face defender I was dying to give this a go! Sadly i haven't even opened this yet... Bad Katie! But I'll be sure to let you know my thoughts on it all if anyone wants a review.
Phew! We're getting near the end! I was rather curious to see whether the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous was exactly the same as the Max Factor offering so i decided to pick my shade up for a comparison. I've blogged about Dream Lumi Concealers so so much in the past so i won't bore you. I've probably worked through around 10 of these babies now as the Radiance shade is perfect for brightening up under my eyes. Instant Age Rewind is another repurchase for me, a little bit sheerer than the Dream Lumi but you get a lot more product. An equally lovely concealer.

Heres a picture of my little woof Star for making it through this monster of a post! She decided she wanted to be in ALL the pictures today so i thought it would be mean not to sure a picture of this cutie!

If you would like any particular products reviewed please let me know, I'd be happy to post that for you!

What is your favourite drugstore makeup item?

xo Katie


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