Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Confessions of a Drugstore Makeup Junkie

I confess that I'm addicted to drugstore makeup. I get an adrenaline rush when I see BOGO (buy one get one free) or 50% off. You get great deals, and sometimes you find makeup that is amazing quality comparable to designer makeup brands like MAC or NARS.

For example, I was browsing CVS today and they were having a 40% off sale on Physicians Formula products. When I saw this kit I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!

I've been searching high and low for a dupe of MAC's blacktrack fluidline gel liner because I didn't want to shell out $15 for a miniscule .1 oz pot. Physicians formula had a set of 3 liners in 3 different colors and an eyeshadow palette for $8.99 with 40% off it was $6.00!!! HOLLA! I said I'll take it, despite the risk of it being low quality, the price wouldn't make a dent in my pocket anyway!

But here's a good example where you don't get what you pay for. These gel liners are AH-mazing! Look at the pigmentation, wow!

And they don't smudge either. I was rubbing the swatches really hard with my finger and they did not move AT ALL(except for the black because I didn't let it dry long enough)...

The bonus addition of eyeshadow palette didn't disappoint either. The pigmentation was above average for a drugstore brand. They were very soft and creamy and not too much shimmer, just right. You can apply it either dry or wet for a more intense, dramatic look. Supposedly, these colors will enhance brown eyes. I'll have a fun time playing around with them. These were swatched without a primer underneath. Can you imagine how vibrant these colors would be with a primer?

I also decided to pick up another eyeshadow palette for perfect smokey brown eyes (40% off sale price=$4.40). I've been on a smokey eye obsession for the past month. The pigmentation with this palette is OK and some of the colors are gorgeous!

I'm a happy bunny! My wallet and I are giving each other the high five! I think I'm going to go back there and get the other sets for Hazel, Blue, and Green Eyes. So run to your nearest CVS right now and get yourself this set, you won't regret it! The sale ends on Sunday!

Unfortunately, I don't think they sell Physicians Formula in Boots or Superdrug in the UK which sucks! But then again you gals have Barry M. I could kill for some Barry M dazzle dusts and nail varnish right now! *Sigh*

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