Our CVS stores are pretty great for makeup that no one else has locally, so I grabbed a few items to try. Including one that I’d wanted to try for a good long time! It was a fairly meh haul, but it’s not bad at all. Could be better could be worse.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania
Overall, this is a beautiful color with a fairly okay formula. It doesn’t stay on very well, particularly when eating or drinking, but it is a gorgeous deep plum shade. It goes well on my lips but doesn’t reapply very well because it gets dry and crusty after a long time. It’s not really something I’d buy again but it’s not awful either.
Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Cashmere
This is a pretty nice lipstick in a really pretty color. It’s a grey-brown shade that has a good bit of shine. It feels great on the lips too. Overall, the staying power is about average for a bullet lipstick, but it wears down evenly and doesn’t get crusty or dry so it can be easily reapplied. This is a fairly nice formula and I’d definitely try other colors in it.
NYX Control Freak Brow Gel
Standard brow gel basically. It’s a clear brow gel, it holds my brows in place okay. The applicator is a bit bigger than I really prefer, but I like the fact that it’s super liquidy. It’s not my favorite brow gel but it’s not awful either. I probably won’t buy it again, I’ll keep looking for a holy grail brow gel and see what happens.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails XTreme Wear Rose Bold
This is a stunning rose gold shade that is perfect for all seasons! As all of these nail polishes do, it stays well on my nails. This brand is one of my favorite budget nail polishes ever. And this color is one I’ve been in the market for for a long time!
What cool products have you grabbed recently? Let me know in the comments.