I have some very, very (okay, I’m exaggerating) serious news- I have bought makeup (CUE DRAMATIC MUSIC- DUN. DUN. DUN!!)
I know, I know. After almost 6 months I really caved in and bought quite a bit of makeup from CVS in their so, so tempting “BOGO 50% off” deal of the week.
I have been eyeing Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate (Moss) lipsticks for the longest time and as I’ve never tried Rimmel before I kind of went to town. I bought 3 of these bad boys- THREE. Lord knows that I do NOT need more lipstick, but the shades were so bold and bright that I completely went nuts. Plus the sleek, matte, black packaging was not helping either. In the end, I bought all 3 for right around $10, which wouldn’t even buy me ONE M.A.C. lipstick. I think that is a fantastic deal!
I really prefer this packaging over most drugstore lipsticks. It just has a subtle sexiness, yes?
I have to admit, that is quite a cute logo.
Anyway moving on to the actual product, the lipsticks are only numbered and not named so these are the shades I picked out- 01, 09, and 17.
I think Rimmel really nailed this one. It is just the perfect red, almost retro, shade.
This is a very bright, berry shade that leans on the red side. On my lips it’s more of a red with a bluish undertone.
This is a really pretty mid-tone pink that is a really good everyday color. My lips are a bit more pigmented so this is almost like a nude, peachy lipstick for me.
Here are swatches of all 3 for you all to see:
From left to right: 01, 09, 17
For my 4th and last product from Rimmel, I just grabbed a liquid eyeliner since I’m all out (remember to throw those out every 3-4 months just like mascara!) It is Rimmel’s Glam Eyes, which just comes in a standard liquid eyeliner bottle and brush.
So next I also bought a few things from Maybelline. I bought TWO of the Color Tattoos that has gotten so much buzz over youtube and the blogging sphere that I just had to get them. I bought the shades 35 Tough as Taupe and 70 Barely Branded. They are oh so, so pretty and they pair together wonderfully. Tough as Taupe is a true taupe with no shimmer and Barely Branded is a champagne, metallic, practically nude color. These were a bit more pricy than the lipsticks and they came around to two for $8.00.
35 Tough as Taupe
70 Barely Branded
I also picked up the Age Rewind Concealer in the shade 60, which is supposed to be their illuminator/highlighter concealer so I thought it would be a really good choice to brighten up those sad, dark circles underneath my eyes.
I also got a waterproof mascara- the Volume Express “One by One”. I’ll tell you how that goes.
Also, I picked up two of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in 310 Wild Child and 410 Love Letter. I got these because I absolutely cannot paint my nails without looking like a crazy mess and these looked easy enough for even a clumsy girl like me to apply without too much trouble.
L: Wild Child, R: Love Letter
I’m going to try to not buy any more makeup AGAIN for the next few months. I will definitely be enjoying these beauties though :)!
Material Not-So Detox