Recent Drugstore Purchases – Reviews + Swatches

Hi, there!

I’ve collected a few things from the drugstore lately, and thought I’d share what they are and how they’re working out for me.

Jordana Easyliner for Lips

I’m always looking for lip liners because my lips have a difficult shape to follow with lipstick, and liners help keep the color where it should be. I’ve heard a lot of bloggers on YouTube and WordPress talk about these lip liners (most recently on Etsycare), so I made a mental note to check them out the next time I went to Walgreens, since I knew the one near me stocks them. They didn’t have all of the colors available, but I was able to find 4 that I liked. I got Baby Berry, Tawny, Plush Plum, and Terra Kiss (left to right).

Top to bottom: Baby Berry, Tawny, Plush Plum, Terra Kiss

Swatches on my lips:

Baby Berry is a neutral-toned berry that could be a great base for most any lipstick for me. I’m looking forward to trying this out next time I use a lipstick.

Tawny is a very neutral mauve-pink. I’d heard about Tawny from a few people on YouTube and WordPress, so I was happy to snag it. It’s just about the exact color of my lips (I’m not even sure if it shows up), but I actually really like that because I can use it with any color lipstick on top.

Plush Plum actually comes off as more of a bright reddish-berry on me. I could see myself using this color on its own with a lip balm on top.

Terra Kiss is a deep brick-brown. I tried it underneath a lipstick and it was a little difficult to smudge onto my lips and settled into the creases after a few hours, but I love the color, so I’ll keep trying to make it work.

Overall, these liners are very pigmented and easy to use. The darker colors are a bit more difficult to apply evenly over the lips, though, and can be a bit chunky. The lasting power on these is good, except the darker colors get into the creases. Next time I’ll be sure to use a lip scrub first. But they’re only about $3 each, so I’m not unhappy at all with these!

Milani Lipsticks

A few bloggers have been raving about these, so I knew I had to try them out next time I saw them. Well, I was REALLY disappointed by the lack of pretty much all cosmetics at Walmart last week, but I was so determined to try these that I picked up two shades: Hot Pink Rage (15) and Teddy Bare (29).

Hot Pink Rage is a matte hot pink. I actually didn’t know it was matte when I picked it up, so I was a little disappointed at first, but I think it’ll be great because I can either wear it alone if I want my lips to be matte, or under a glossy hot pink lipstick as a base. Teddy Bare is a brownish mauve. It’s similar to my natural lip color but more subdued, so I think it’s going to be a great staple for me.

So far I’m really liking these lipsticks! I’ve yet to wear Hot Pink Rage for a whole day, but I’ve worn Teddy Bare alone and over Terra Kiss, and it seems to last as long as some of my favorite lipsticks and didn’t dry out my lips too badly. They’re slightly cheaper than other drugstore lipsticks, so I think they’re definitely worth a try if you happen to see them around.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum

I love my lip butter in Pink Truffle, so I thought I’d pick up another neutral and picked Sugar Plum (085). It doesn’t show up too strongly on my lips, but it does add a bit of a plum tone along with some shine. I mostly use it in the middle of the day when my lips need a pick-me-up, and I’ve been really happy with it.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette

I’d heard so many things about these eyeshadow palettes, but I hadn’t picked one up yet. I think I’m just wary of powder eyeshadows because I’m often disappointed, but for $5, I just had to try this palette. I got one of the 8-shadow palettes called Comfort Zone.

The top and bottom halves don’t match up according to the palette – sorry!

I was drawn to this palette because the colors are varied, yet I could see a lot of different looks I can make with it. I really love the middle shades on the left side (pink and light brown) and the top and bottom shades on the right side (green and brown-blue).

I’m really loving this palette! The color payoff of these shadows are great, they blend well, and they last longer than pretty much any other powder shadows I’ve tried. They work fine with just a primer, but I prefer also using a cream shadow for good measure. Either way, I’ve been really impressed with how these hold up for being so cheap. Definitely worth the hype!

Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Pencil

I was attracted to this product because of the color–it’s a beautiful purple with a blue shine. I think it’s a really cute color for summer! It will be an interesting spin on the aqua-on-the-bottom-lashline trend that I’ve seen going on, and it’s only $2, so if I don’t like it, it won’t be a huge loss to me.

I haven’t tried this yet, but it felt very creamy when I was swatching it. It will be interesting to see if it holds up well during the day. The packaging didn’t though—I pushed the lid too far down and cracked it. Fingers crossed it doesn’t dry out!

Also, I had to replace my Wet n Wild highlight powder, because I dropped it and it exploded all over my bathroom. Remember when I said the packaging is cheap?

That’s it for recent drugstore products. Have you picked up anything good lately? Let me know!

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4 Replies to “Recent Drugstore Purchases – Reviews + Swatches”

  1. I recently picked up that Wet N Wild palette as well! I love it so far, the Petal Pusher one (shades of purple) is great too. I’m always surprised at how pigmented the shadows are 🙂

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