The drugstore has started to become quite a dangerous place for me. With constant new launches on decent and even sought after products, I find myself caught in the beauty aisles for longer than in the past.
Two Newest Editions
First up is Maybelline's Bad to the Bronze 24 Hour Color Tattoo
This color was a bit hard to find...I went to about 8 drugstores and gave up. I remember buying it and the following day seeing it EVERY WHERE, what? does everyone re stock the same day??
Anyway, back to the gorgeousness
Isn't it pretty?
My personal opinion. I do like these more than MAC Paint Pots which I find a tad bit drying, especially as they age. I think the texture is almost as smooth as more comparable to Benefit's Creaseless Cream shadows. They are also not as dry as the Make up Forever Aqua Creams.
The shade Bad to the Bronze is not bronze in my opinion. It's quite Taupe. It looks very similar to the MUFE Aqua cream in 15 which I previously owned.
I do need a primer with these. They do crease on me without one, but the lasting power with proper priming is good. Not sure about 24 hours but definitely a full work day and dinner out!
The shimmer is pretty, not too garish for daytime, and these spread easily! Especially with fingers. They have an interesting array of color choices, looking more like MUFE now! with Pomegranate and Teal colors but I think the more neutral shades are the ones selling out.
I also own Tough as Taupe but I may give that away as it seems more grey, but is matte. It is one of the few matte's in the collection.
Also new to my collection, The Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 27 "Sun Dance"
I own alot of bronzers...but I wanted one to keep in my gym bag. I wanted something affordable. I drag that gym bag all over the place, and if something expensive broke in there I would be upset. This grabbed my attention because it stated America's #1 selling Bronzer! (REALLY??)
I also actually missed a bit of shimmer in my bronzer. My skin has been looking a bit dull
Confession Time: The TRUTH
After the gym, I get PALE. I know some people get red after the gym, NOT ME. I usually am ghostly white for some reason I think all the blood rushes out of my head! Anyway...I left the gym once with my normal light make up routine and went to the mall.
The lady at Chanel, the woman at Sephora, and the associate at the Body Shop ALL tried to sell me a bronzer...I got the clue, and purchased this shortly after.
The color is the darker of the (2) shades they offer. It looks like quite alot of shimmer in the pan but it shows up far less on the skin. It's actually not bad! With a big fluffy brush I apply this all over and give myself some life again.
Though I do love my higher end bronzers, this one is actually a nice addition to the post gym routine!
R to L: Rimmel Bronzer, Benefit's Birthday Suit Cream shadow (for comparison), Bad to the Bronze
The bronzer in this photo is coming out quite orangy but I don't see this in real life on my skin when applied to the face
The Maybelline is very heavily swatched...in real life it looks more like Birthday suit and that swatched mixed...
ARGH terrible swatches *kicking myself now* for realizing so LATE
I have to apologize about the quality of these photos. They were all taken at different times. Will try to get organized this weekend! I'm not used to taking this many beauty photos!
In terms of blogging daily, I think my photo quality has been going down hill...to continue on...?
What are some of your new drugstore buys?
I am still out on the hunt for the Peach Baby Lips!!