Hey everyone – long time, no post! Sorry about that – I’ve had a lot going on. But, I have a backlog of products to share, and let’s start off with a bang – the new Wet n Wild Pop Art Craze limited edition eyeshadow palettes, which I found at Rite Aid this morning.
This post is very image-heavy!
Maybelline Holographic Effect Polishes – Spotted at CVS
Lavender Lustre // Alluring Rose
Yesterday, I spotted a display with five new Maybelline Color Show polishes – called the Holographic collection (now available online). Unfortunately, it turns out that they aren’t holo – or even meant to be holo! There is a description of the collection on Maybelline Canada’s website, and it says that they “shift from shade to shade depending on the angle” – that is, they’re meant to be duochrome (they are not very strong duochromes, though). If you’re not familiar with the difference between holo and duochrome polishes, Nihrida has a guide to nail polish finishes.
However, as disappointing as this collection is, I still have information about all the shades & swatches of two of them.
NYC has a new collection out, called the Rooftop Party collection. I found this today at CVS. The display contains one totally new product, called the Sweet Splash Gloss Sticks ($3.99), and several new nail polishes which come packaged with a topcoat ($1.99 for the duo). It’s a great topcoat by the way – one of my favorites. There’s no information on the display as to whether any of the products are limited edition or permanent.
Earlier today, I spotted this display at Walgreens. It has two different baked eyeshadow palettes (each comes with a Megawear mascara), and two sets that consist of a Megalast nail polish, Megashield lipstick, and a clear gloss – all permanent products.
However, upon a closer look, it turns out that these eyeshadow palettes aren’t new – they’re repromotes from the Holiday 2011 collection, Bake Off Contest.
While at Walgreens this morning, I found a brand new endcap display with the Summer 2013 Limited Edition Wet n Wild Fergie collection. I have photos of all the new/LE products. The mascara, gel liners, and shimmer palettes (which are swatched here) are all permanent.
I was up very early this morning, and just about nothing was open but 24 hour drugstores. So, I went to Walgreens and found several new displays, including one for Maybelline’s new mascara – The Falsies Big Eyes. It’s double ended, with one brush for the upper lashes and one brush for the lower lashes (photographs of both brushes are below!). Given that the back of the package lists only one list of ingredients, I believe both the upper and lower lashes mascaras are the same formula. Continue reading