Happy Summer, everybody — I sincerely apologize for the delay, a lot has been going on and I haven’t had a lot of time to catch up on here with moving with the Hubby and a new job! (hooray!)
I picked up a few new things from the drugstore over the weekend (some repeats and some recommendations) to try out. I have been doing my best to branch out and purchase items that I really wanted to try or have heard about. Where I am now, it can get really hot so I am hoping to find some drugstore products to last all day and withstand the dry heat.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer in 003 – (1 fl. oz./30mL) “Use alone, under or over makeup” I thoroughly believe in using a primer anytime you want to apply make up because it provides a nice and smooth base for your foundation, concealer and powder. I hope that this will work well with the matte foundation in this haul to keep my oily skin at bay!
E.L.F. Studio Lip Exfoliator in Clear – (0.16 oz/4.4g) I have never used a Lip Exfoliator and I am really curious to see how this will work/if it will help improve the condition of my lips. I tend to have issues with chapped and flaking lips after I use different lip glosses or lipsticks so I wanted to try this particular product out.
E.L.F. Studio Eyebrow Kit in Medium – (0.13 oz/3.7g) Again, this a product that is completely new to me, as I have never really attempted to fill in or do my eyebrows (aside from getting them waxed every so often). I may or may not have to rely on some video tutorials on how to achieve natural looking brows and I am hoping to master this technique!
Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick/Katy Perry Collection in KP09 Maroon Meow (.12oz/3.5g) [recommended by my darling girlfriend Shifa <3] – I saw one of my friends wear this particular shade in a Snap and/or on Instagram and I instantly texted to her to find out what brand and shade it was! 🙂 I typically do not gravitate towards Matte lipsticks due to the fact that my lips tend to be flaky and I have an obsession with chapstick so I am so excited to try out this formula and color. If all goes well, this gorgeous berry color may be my favorite Fall shade!
Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick/Katy Perry Collection in KP10 Catoure (.12oz/3.5g) – This shade is similar to the Lip Balm also in this haul, and would typically be a shade that I would purchase. I think that this pinky/nude shade will transition perfectly from Summer to Fall and I’ll also be able to wear it everyday and to work. I am really excited to try these out! Can I also say that I am so obsessed with the packaging and the incorporation of cats in the shade name and design?!
NYX Butter Lip Balm in BLB08 Brownie (0.14oz/4g) – I can’t remember if I’ve seen many swatches of these particular lip balms but this is right up my alley! I love the easy application and I think this will be really easy to toss in an everyday makeup bag/easy to travel with. I hope that this formula is really moisturizing and smooth like the name suggests and that it can be incorporated into my makeup routine!
Maybelline FIT Me! Foundation in 310 Sun Beige (1 fl.oz./30mL) – I believe that I have used this formula before (hello oily skin + hot temperatures/sun) and I liked it! I opted to go for a slightly different shade and I am hoping that this is the one. I really enjoy having a matte foundation to help balance out my oily t-zone and to be able to lightly apply a layer under my setting powder will hopefully not clog my pores up too much.
What are some of your favorite drugstore items that you’ve found this month? I would love to read about them!
Xo – S