Haul: New Orleans Drugstore

Beauty Haul

Last month I got to spend almost a week in New Orleans for school. I absolutely fell in love with the city. The architecture was a beautiful mix of French and Spanish and was full of tiny details. New Orleans has a ton of character and some amazing food. I highly recommend going at some point for even just a few days. Go check out my Instagram to see some of my pictures I took.

While in the US I just had to do a little shopping at drugstores. I also picked up a new Chanel nail polish that I featured in a Mani Monday a couple weeks back. My main goal of my shopping was to find things I hadn’t seen in Canada. I was very successful in my opinion. 

First, I was finally able to find the new formulation of the Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth foundation for dry skin. It’s now trickling into Canadian stores but I’m so impatient. I find this foundation to be very similar to my holy grail Neutrogena Healthy Skin but a bit less dewy. 

Next, there was a display of new Maybelline makeup products and I saw limited edition Color Tattoos. I ended up picking out Black Orchid which is a stunning taupe-purple-metallic. I love this all over the lid with a little of MAC’s Omega through the crease. 

Maybelline Black Orchid Colour Tattoo Review

Sticking with Maybelline (they really are killing it in terms of drugstore makeup), I FINALLY found the Creamy Matte lipstick in Divine Wine. I swear this isn’t in Canada because I have searched every drugstore I know. It is a stunning deep wine colour which is obviously more suited to winter but I’ll sheer it out during spring and summer for a sultry nighttime look. 

Real Techniques brushes are much more accessible in the States (apparently they are coming to Rexalls in Canada so watch out for that). I had to pick up a second Expert Face brush because I use mine all the time for foundation and am quite lazy when it comes to washing my brushes. I use this brush when I want a fuller coverage foundation finish. 

Another must have in my routine is the NYX Dewy Setting Spray. I was getting low and needed to get a backup. Of course now Rexall has restocked their NYX display and they have a bunch of bottles. Oh well….

I had seen the new Rimmel Show Off (Apocalips) matte liquid lipsticks on a few YouTube videos and needed to get my hands on one. Still have yet to see these in Canadian stores but hopefully they come soon. I decided on Meteoric Matte which is a gorgeous deep berry (it’s like I don’t realize that spring is here…). 

Finally, I am obsessed with purple lip products. I think they are such a cool way to inject some colour into your makeup looks. I saw this stunning purple (Ferguson Crest Cabernet) in the Fergie collection for Wet n Wild and had to pick it up. It swatches amazingly on my skin but once I apply it to my lips it gets really dark and you kind of lose the vibrant purple seen in the swatch.

(Swatches below: Maybelline Black Orchid, Rimmel Meteoric Matte, Wet n Wild Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Maybelline Divine Wine)

New drugstore swatches

What do you think of my purchases? Is there anything you’d like me to use in future makeup looks?

til next time…

7 thoughts on “Haul: New Orleans Drugstore

    • Kaitlyn D says:

      Black Orchid is definitely rivaling Bad to the Bronze for my most reached for Color Tattoo. Why can’t Canada enjoy some Divine Wine??


  1. Megan Joy says:

    That deep purple from the Fergie collection is gorgeous! I am going to miss having access to “all the makeup” when I move back to Toronto at the end of the month. I’ve been so spoiled living in SF!


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