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.
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)
What do you think of my purchases? Is there anything you’d like me to use in future makeup looks?
til next time…