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Summer CVS Make Up Bag

on June 28th, 2012
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For summer I have been trying to find easier ways to work in my beauty routine. I do not want to wear too much make up on my face, but I still want to be able to look put together. Recently I went to my local CVS Drugstore in Los Angeles and started looking at all the different mascaras, lipsticks, and eyeliners they had available. I found some gems that I definitely wanted to share with you.

1. I was intrigued by the name and the pretty colored tubes of the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm so I bought 2 tubes. The price was $3.75 per tube and I got the pink punch tint and the peach tint. The pink punch tint was a dark pink and very subtle on the lips and kept my lips hydrated all day long. The peach tint as more of a nude beige color and looked great when worn on top of a lip pencil. Since I have olive skin the peach by itself washed me out way too much so I used lipliner with it and it worked like a charm. This one definitely gives you those Angelina Jolie colored lips. Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm, Pink Punch, 0.15 Ounce for $2.97.

2. Since I am very picky about my lipliner color – it has to be nude without too much brown, but with less beige – it can be difficult to ever find the right color unless you get to test it out like when you are in a department store. At CVS the products are sealed because the ones that are opened are often tried on by many people and without a counter person, it is best that the make up is sealed for hygiene reasons. So finding the right shade of liner is often a challenge, but when you do find the right color, the price compared to department stores makes it all worth it. I recently fell in love with the Revlon Colorstay lipliner in the color Natural and it is exactly what the name says it is – it is a natural lipliner color that stays on for hours. And it cost $15  versus $28 at a department store. Revlon ColorStay Lipliner, Natural, 0.01 Ounces (Pack of 2) for $7.50 on sale.

3. Mascara is always a big thing in my world of make up. I am obsessed with volume in my lashes and I want them to be as thick as possible. Length is never a concern of mine because I feel that the volume in eyelashes really give the look of a defined eye. I wanted to make a change from my mascara because it was not giving me the type of volume I was liking anymore. Since I was at CVS and I did a ton of research on a make up form, I decided to try one of the ones recommended by users on that forum. The one recommended was the Loreal Volumninous False Lashes in darkest black. This mascara did everything it said and more. I got the deepest darkest full lashes I had ever had in my life. And it did not clump or flake. The price was $7 versus my normal $25 mascara. L’Oreal Voluminous False Lashes Mascara, Blackest Black, 0.34 Ounce for $6.74.

I bought a few other items also including the Revlon colorstay eyeliner in dark brown, Revlon Colorfast lipstick in Rosy Nude, the Revlon Pink in the Afternoon lipstick. The best part about shopping at CVS was the fact that I got instant CVS cash back upon checkout if any of the items were on sale. So in the end I saved a total of $28 off my purchase because I used the $28 cash from CVS to buy the things I originally went to CVS to buy before I got sidetracked by the make up aisles.

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