As much as I love Sephora (and believe me, it’s a whole lot!) there’s really nothing more fun for me than drugstore makeup shopping.  For one thing, it’s more convenient than Sephora because that involves a trip to the mall and in Los Angeles, there’s a drugstore on literally every corner.  I pass about 15 on my way home from work alone.  But also – we all know that Sephora can get pricey, whereas drugstores are all about the deals.  Especially if you’re smart and use coupons and track sales – you can almost always find some great products at great prices.  This weekend I did some searching for drugstore deals and found two new Revlon products to get excited about for summer.

The Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are a combo of a balm and a stain and they’re kind of great.  They’re super portable and don’t even need a sharpener because they twist up, so they’re very easy to use.  They’re scented with mint, which is my all-time favorite lip product fragrance, and the big, pointed tip makes the color easy to apply.  The product itself is nice because for the shade I tried (Romantic, a light red) it gave me plenty of color that lasted longer than a regular gloss, but it wasn’t super bright, so it was an easy shade for my fair skin to pull off.  There are 12 shades in total ranging from pinks to purples to reds, so there’s something for everyone, and they were only $7.99 apiece at the drugstore where I picked mine up.  Definitely worth it!

I also grabbed one of Revlon’s new ColorStay Smoky Shadow Sticks while I was there.  (I would’ve grabbed more, but the display only had one lone stick left, which is also why I’m not sure exactly how many total shades are available).  The shadow sticks are double-ended, with one side having a rounded tip and the other end (usually a darker shade) having a pointed tip so you can use it as a liner if you want.  I love shadow sticks for their portability and ease of use, plus with these the two colors are already picked out for you to perfectly go together so there’s no guesswork involved.  The stick I tried blended well and layered over a primer, the color lasted a good part of the day before fading on me.  Again, it was a bargain at under $8 and I liked it enough that I’ll definitely be stopping at a few other stores in hopes of finding a better stocked display to pick up some more shades.  Wish me luck!


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