Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Drugstore Products in Stores Now

Hey everyone! Over the weekend I stopped in to my local Walgreens (probably one of my most favorite stores ever)... and I noticed how many special displays were up showing new products! I didn't actually make any purchases yet (I know, it's amazing), but I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up about what is out there. If you've already tried some of these things and want to let me and other readers know if it's worth buying, that'd be awesome! (p.s.... sorry, I didn't remember a lot of the prices of these things)

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer Kit
When I saw this, the first thing I thought was that it was a total duplicate of the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer kit I have. The Bobbi Brown stuff is VERY expensive and I really haven't seen anything else like it until now, so if it's good quality, this could potentially be a great value. Basically you've got the creamy concealer on top, and then a powder on the bottom that you use to set it with. It's a really good concept to set your concealer with powder, and I noticed this came in a nice variety of shades.

L'oreal H.I.P. Color Presso Lip Gloss
I saw a display of a product that I'd really like to try from L'oreal HIP. They have a series of these dual-colored lip glosses. You can squeeze out one color at a time, or both together so they blend. It looks like a lot of fun. They definitely had a few different shades that I'd really like to try. It's just another one of those innovative ideas with some very cute packaging.

L'oreal H.I.P. Kohl Eyeliner
I'm not sure if I'm too interested in this product or not. It comes in a wide range of shades which seems like fun, but I'd likely use one of the darker shades, and since they seem pretty much like a loose powder- fallout might be a concern here. The applicator is like a really narrow sponge tip. I've read some reviews on Makeup Alley, and it sounds like a lot of people are using this on their waterlines?? It's getting some mixed reviews, but who knows, maybe it's just crazy enough to work.

Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
I noticed several new Rimmel products at walgreens. I long-wearing lip gloss/lipstick, A newly packaged & formulated Stay Matte foundation, and also this- the Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in the adorable purple tube. The packaging is about as cute as it gets. It's a rubber brush mascara with some interesting curves and bumps on it. The claim is that it gives you 70% curlier lashes. Beyond that- it also claims to hold the curl for 12 hours?! That's a pretty good claim. It's also supposed to be volumizing. I'm eager to try this out soon, so be on the lookout for future reviews!

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  1. I went to Walgreens this weekend too! One of my favorite places as well:) Picked up a few things on sale.
    Is it me or do these seem a bit gimicky (almost desperate)with the exception of the Neutrogena concealer duo? I only spotted the L'oreal duo gloss and thought it could only prove to be a big mess to apply.
    Great post! I've really enjoyed your youtube postings. "Questions of the Week" is a lot of fun:) Happy New Year!

  2. Hey, I was looking at the eye kohls too. I think they are supposed to be like the Guerlain terracotta loose powder kohl liner. Lollipop26has a great review/ tutorial on YouTube. I have the Guerlain one and it is tricky to use in the begining. I wear contacts and it did get in them at first till I figured out the wand. You are supposed to rest it on your water line and close your eyes and drag it across your eye. It lines both your top and bottom and looks very nice. I am interested in trying them simply because they come in way more colors than the Guerlain one does (black, brown and teal) and for the price you dont feel as bad if you dont like it.

  3. The purple tube does look pretty, but the brush looks very strange - but different could be a good thing. I'm looking forward to your review!

    As a side note, is it possible to bump the music player in the side bar to the top - I forget that its down there and it comes on so loud. It would be nice to be able to pause it before it makes me jump. :)

  4. I wish they would hurrp up and launch the HIP range over here in the UK already!

  5. I'm excited for the new stuff. Definitely grabbing the eye kohls and maybe I'll try the concealer thing since you posted about it...

  6. Thanks for such a great post!! I am trying to move out of my parents house to live on my own, so Drugstore products will be my go-to's! I think I'll check out the Eye Kohl for sure and the concealer.

  7. I agree with a previous poster. If you do a poll on your blog, then you could post a youtube video with the question and put a link to the poll on the sidebar. That would save you so much time! :)

  8. GREAT IDEA! I love it! That's what I will do :D

  9. Notice how none of these products are on the market anymore? I hate how cosmetics companies do that! I would've really liked to have tried that concealer and mascara.