Wednesday, August 1, 2012

drugstore beauty battles no. 2

Hey Lovelies! If you missed the first ever Drugstore Beauty Battle, check it out HERE. Basically every month, my fellow beauty blogger friend Charlotte and I will pick 1-3 drugstore beauty products and review them. 

I thought it would be fun to see different beauty enthusiasts opinions on the same products and the same time. We will eventually incorporate other beauty bloggers, have our own blog for the battles, and make profiles on our skin and hair types, but for now we just started simple!

Last month I had time to film and edit a vlog for the series, which I prefer but I didn't have time for this review so hopefully you don't mine reading for now. 

The Products

Charlotte picked out the Revlon cream blush and I was super excited to try it out for two reasons; one, I really love Revlon products and two, I really really love cream blush. I was slightly underwhelmed by the price at $12, but after seeing how much I got and the pigment of it I felt much better about it (it will definitely last you a long time).

I picked out Pinched, which is the more nude/ peachy color of the three options. My first reaction when I swatched the blush was that it had shimmer in it (and you know how I feel about shimmer) so I was pretty hesitant. However once I got the blush actually on my face I was really surprised to see the shimmer was hardly even existent (aka I didn't look like a disco ball). It really blended in well with my foundation, was lightweight, and passed my ultimate cream blush test of looking completely natural. 

blush in natural light

blush in indoor light

close up

Side Notes: 
I noticed when applying it (which I did with my fingers) it didn't blend too well right away and you could see where and how I applied it. I just took my trusty ELF flat top powder brush and did very gentle buffing strokes and it blended perfectly!

I also found this statement on about the shimmer aspect, and I feel as though this is why I didn't feel like a disco ball. This is how shimmer should be done. 
"Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to provide cheeks with a beautiful glow."

I would definitely repurchase and recommend to a friend. I would however also love a matte option.

Rating - ♥♥♥♥/5

I picked the Simple Eye Roll-On this month because although I don't have huge eye issues or under eye circles I do occasionally feel like my eye's need a little wake-up and get slightly puffy when I haven't had adequate beauty rest. I also have been really loving any and all Simple products so figured why not give this a try. 

Right off the bat I loved the way the little metal roller felt on my skin. It was cool but not cold, and distributed a perfect amount of the solution (which is lightweight + clear). I started using it every morning regardless of if I thought my eyes needed it or not and I was so pleasantly surprised to see some of the redness around my eyes go away. I hadn't even expected it to alter that issue but it did. I also got a lot of "you look so pretty"'s and "you're makeup looks great today"'s at work this month and the only thing I really changed was the roller... so you decide on that.

I would definitely repurchase this product and recommend it to a friend (I already have to the later). 

This product retails for about $10, but you can almost always find a deal at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, or CVS. I believe I stopped at Rite-Aid and got a BOGO 1/2 off on Simple products.

 Rating - ♥♥♥♥♥/5


  1. Love the shade you chose!!! I wish the roller had done for me what it did for you, I'm so glad you loved it!!! <3

  2. Ohhh I really need to try that eye roller! Thanks for the recommendation!



    Southern (California) Belle

    1. of course my dear!! let me know how you like it too!!! xoxo