25/01/2010

A Little Drugstore Haul



I admit, ever since I've gotten into MAC, I've been a bit of a makeup snob. I stopped buying drugstore makeup (well except some lip liners and Sleek eyeshadows, and a few Rimmel lipsticks), although I do frequent going into Superdrug and Boots to swatch things, but everything just seemed a lot cheaper in price AND quality compared to MAC makeup, that they just weren't worth buying! However when I went to Superdrug after my exams last Friday, I found a few new stuff from Maybelline that they had a 3 for 2 offer on. Its the new mono eyeshadows and eye kohl. Curious, I swatched them - and I was amazed! I just had to buy a few! Keep reading for my haul and some reviews!


Maybelline Sparkling Gold


Maybelline Iced Fudged

The mono eyeshadows are so soft. They had some that had shimmer - from drugstore swatching, they just felt like veluxe pearls! And very few were matte finishes - I don't recall the name of that particular brown eyeshadow, but it swatched and felt so soft and smooth, like a matte2! I got so excited and chose 2 eyeshadows: Maybelline Sparkling Gold and Maybelline Iced Fudged. Sparkling Gold is a medium toned gold colour. Iced Fudged is a brownish taupe colour. I thought it would be similar to MAC Hypnotizing based on its appearance, but it swatches differently as you can see in the swatches later on.


Maybelline Brown Gleam

I saw that the Maybelline Kohl Express eye pencils were part of the offer, and a lot of them were sold out. I took out the testers and swatched them, and oh my gosh they're so soft and pigmented! They remind me of the Urban Decay 24/7 liner pencils, but they stay on longer! The Urban Decay pencils smudge so much on me because of my oily lids, while these dry and don't budge. They claim to be waterproof too. My Superdrug only had Brown Gleam left, which was the beautiful bronze one, and that's what I took! I'd love to get a black one, and a few other funky colours. They are amazing!

Here are swatches:


MAC Hypnotizing, Maybelline Iced Fudged, Maybelline Sparkling Gold, Maybelline Brown Gleam, Urban Decay Bourbon

I hope this post was useful. But seriously, I am amazed with these products! You better check them out! ♥



25 comments

  1. I can't wait to pick these up at my drugstore! Hopefully they carry them =/

    Great post!

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  2. The eye pencil looks great! I can't find that here in Portugal! Maybe in the future! :X
    And the eyeshadows are so pretty too!

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  3. i love ..def getting some of these

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  4. those look really lovely! it's true that once you get used to the good stuff, you tend to forget drugstore make up! <3

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  5. thanks for posting these! i would go to the UK in February, hopefully i can haul some of these!

    and no you're not a snob at all, because MAC is really not that High-end :D

    lol maybelline seems to be heading on a right track recently...

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  6. Maybelline is a good makeup brand :) I like the colors you picked out.

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  7. I have oily lids too & the Urban Decay 24/7 smudges on me so fast as well. :( I hope my local drugstore has these Khol Express pencil liners because I'd pick up a couple colours!! Thanks for the reviews. :)

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  8. Sweet eyeshadow, Im liking the pen a lot = ) are u going to do a make up look with this,,, these eyeshadow would work great for a natural look right?

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  9. @J-ezzy- I hope your drugstore carries them too!x

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  10. @Ana Rita- I'm so pleased with the eye pencil. I hope it arrives in Portugal for you!

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  11. @Mara- I know, but the good stuff is still expensive lol!

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  12. @Jennifer- Aww thanks! I guess I'm not a makeup snob afterall :) I hope you'll be able to pick some of these up on your visit!

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  13. @Kasia_B- I like Maybelline for their mascaras, and now these eyeshadows! I shied away from the brand a few years ago because I was allergic to their lipsticks AND lipglosses :(

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  14. @PixyEla- Isn't it just unfair that a lot of people rave about how amazing the UD liners are, when they smudge on oily lids like ours? :( I hope you'll like these ones though! Let me know if you pick them up! :)

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  15. @Amandita- The eyeliner is really a gem. I'll try to do a look with these, and yes they're perfect for a natural look! Which is why I chose these colours :) xx

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  16. The gold e/s is gorgeous, gotta check that :p

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  17. oooh, I really like sparkling gold. Have you seen the new maybelline quads that are out - maybe they haven't hit the UK yet... anyway, they are meant to be a serious upgrade on quality. I'm definitely going to go do a late night drugstore hit sometime this week.... ;)

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  18. @scarlettholly- I dont think I've seen those quads yet, or maybe I just overlooked them! I'm very intrigued though, a serious upgrade in quality?? I can't wait!! :)

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  19. Sparkling gold is so pretty!

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  20. I too am a snob of drug store makeup however i am warming up to it as makeup artists will tell you that is what they use when theyre working a show.

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  21. The brown gleam stick is so gorgeous.

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  22. Iced fudged is so pretty :D How come we don't have these in the US? o_O

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  23. These are such pretty shades, definitely up my alley!
    Too bad I 've bought quite a lot of makeup recently, otherwise I 'd head right to my Maybelline stand!!!
    Enjoy them, they look so pretty!

    xoxo

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