I like CVS because the stores are so darn convenient. There’s one on almost every corner, lol. But their makeup prices are definitely higher than Walmart and even Target. To make up for it, they have ExtraBucks and Beauty Club rewards. I just shared my CVS Maybelline haul from a little over a week ago. Since then, I got another $13 in Extrabucks that had a pretty quick expiration date. So I stopped in yesterday, and they had another coupon for $2 off a lipstick, blush, foundation, or nail polish of any brand plus several brands (Rimmel, Milani and maybe a couple of others?) had a Buy One, Get 50% off Another sale going on.
Needless to say, I picked up a few items.
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in silver, shade 603 Pots & Pans Casseroles, $4.69
- 2 Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick Crayons in matte shades: 015 Trespassing Taupe, sort of a camel color and 014 Bootleg Brown, a medium-dark brown, $4.69 each but BOGO50%off
- Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Tulip, coral, $10.49 – $2 off coupon
Here are the swatches from my little haul:
I haven’t tried the NYX silver eye pencil yet, so I can’t comment on it. But I love the shade.
I used both Rimmel Stick Crayons today, and they go on like butter and they are so easy to blend. And you know me, I love mattes. These babies exceeded my expectations. So far, I’ve been wearing them over Urban Decay Anti-aging Primer Potion for more than 7 hours today with no creasing whatsoever. Love ’em!
The Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick is a good one too. I was looking for an orange lipstick, and Laura, subscriber and now friend from OH, suggested Electric Orange from the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids line. CVS had one in stock, but when I saw the color of the label, I chickened out, and went with Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in the pretty peachy Tulip. Revlon Ultra HD goes on easily with quite a bit of slip, it is not full-opaque, and it initially feels hydrating and after a few hours is neither hydrating nor drying. It lasts for 4 hours or so if you don’t eat a meal. It’s very lightweight and it seems like a nice summer lipstick. I’m happy with it.
Altogether I ended up putting out $3 and change after all the Extrabucks and coupons kicked in. Not bad at all!
And here’s my quickie face of the day with the Rimmel Shadow Sticks and Revlon lippie. Along with my Estee Lauder Daywear BB Cream, Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick in Sunkissed, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, and L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara, great for a casual Saturday.