01 February 2013

Drugstore Cosmetics Launches for Australia -- February 2013

We're already a month into 2013.. January has seriously flown by too quick.. Time, where did you go?!

I hope the new year has been good to you so far.. It certainly has been good to me. Right now, I'm looking forward to Chinese New Years.. Not like my family gets up to anything anyways, but I'm just excited for all the superstitions that elders will throw around and that everyone around me will be happy celebrating!

Anyways, enough of my blabbering.. let's go on with this month's launches (and a few of last month's) because I know that's all you're looking forward to right now! :P

Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeliners -- Let's start off with my one of my favourite Aussie-reppin' favourite brands! New range of gel eyeliners coming soon in Feb! They're described to be "long lasting, budge-proof and sweat, tears and water resistant". I've tried them for the very first time today and they are so buttery soft, creamy and smooth. However, some shades don't seem to be opaque, but I'll have to look into that! :P Oh, and they also come with a pull-out brush from the top of the lid which isn't bad at all. I can draw the thinnest lines with em'!

Available soon in 5 shades, $9.95

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation*

It's been a long while since Max Factor has been featured! Their "hot out of the pot" Facefinity foundation is described as a "SPF foundation with a built-in primer to hold, and a concealer to correct" whilst offering "high coverage and a matte finish" which lasts up to 12 hours. I've only used this twice and it sits to be very lightweight and matte on the skin. I need more trial time for a full review though, so look out for that if you're interested!

In store now, available in 5 shades, RRP $31.95
*(On sale for $21.95 at Priceline at this very moment if you're interested). 

L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder
I actually don't have any information about this product! Sad.. According to my limited researching skills, it's a BB powder which "smooths and covers imperfections whilst offering a fresh, smooth and soft matte look, lasting up to 8 hours".

Available mid-February
RRP unknown (lol >_<).

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
I have way too many nail polishes at home so I'm not looking forward to these, but they're described to be 7-in-1, seven benefits of a salon manicure in one bottle, that is!
  • Chip resistant
  • Strengthener
  • Growth treatment
  • Gel-shine finish
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Colour (lol?)
In-store now, RRP $14.95.
*Introductory offer at Priceline for $10. 

Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks
New lipsticks by Revlon comes to play! Their Colorstay range ultimately promises to be long-wearing, so I'm expecting these to be! They do claim for a comfortable and conditioned all-day wear with a soft suede finish.. :P 
I'm aware that US has launched 16-20 shades, but I'm not too sure how will be available in Australia.

Available soon, RRP $25.95

COVERGIRL Lash Blast Clump Crusher Mascara
This one has a striking green packaging! It has "a curved brush which targets lashes from root to tips and allows you to build up without the clumpiness".
I'm actually somewhat curious about this one for its claim of remaining to be "clump free" even after 30 strokes! 
Hmmm.... What do you think?

In store now, available in 4 shades, RRP $18.95.
*Introductory offer at Big W for $10.00

Okay, I know these products aren't classified as "cosmetics", but I thought you'd be interested so I thought I'd sneak this new range by Neutrogena into this post! :P The new Neutrogena Naturals range is described to be "gentle, effective and clinically-proven" with "naturally-derived ingredients".
  1. Fresh Cleaning + Make Up Remover ($14.99/177mL)
  2. Purifying Pore Scrub ($14.99/118mL)
  3. Purifying Facial Cleanser ($14.99/177mL)
  4. Face & Body Bar ($4.99)
  5. Lip Balm ($4.99)
Available soon/now, prices as marked. 

Now onto some already-launched products that I wasn't aware of, but thought I'd still mention them just incase you didn't know about them too!

COVERGIRL Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers 
I found out about these from Michaela's blog. They are described to be like a hybrid of a lipgloss + lip balm... "fruity, high-shine lipglosses without the stickiness, but also includes the protection of a lip balm which conditions the lips over time". I'm not really into lipglosses, so I'm passing on these!

In store now, available in 10 yumbo flavours, $9.95.

Models Prefer All-In-One BB Cream
I actually haven't seen this around until recently so I thought it may be a new product! Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :P Like other BB creams, this one claims to "conceal imperfections, refines the appearance of pores and helps oil control!" 

It's also free from oil, parabens, fragrances and D5.. Not sure what D5 is.
This one is cheaper than their BB cream (yes, the one in the white packaging!).. I wonder why they'd have two different BB creams unless they target different skin types.. Hm. 

In store now, in 2 shades, RRP $12.99.

Australis Glitter Top Coats
The three news shades they've launched are called: Milky Way, Space Jam and Glitter Strikes Back. I don't usually go for Australis' Nail Polishes, but these looked so pretty that I just had to!

I have swatches and reviews here.

In store now, 3 new shades, RRP $7.95.

OK onto our last brand of the day........ Maybelline!

Maybelline Shredded Colour Show Nail Polishes
Shredded eh? Don't know what that means? Basically, they're just crackle top coats... I actually think the trend is over now (oh, how crackles used to be so popular) so it is rather surprising to see Maybelline hitting these up on counters. Too little too late maybe?

Also, I heard the formula of these are super thick so I won't be looking into them.. Meh. I'm not a die-hard fan of crackle lacquers anyways.. :P The packaging sure does look nice though! Don't you think?

I haven't seen them instore yet, but you can find them from Priceline's online shop, available in 3 shades, RRP $5.95.

Maybelline Colour Show Nail Polishes
These are just regular colour nail lacquers. No special effects, nothing. They are however, described to be chip resistant..... and that's all the information I got from their page... Meep!

Haven't seen them instore yet, but you can find them from Priceline's online shop, available in 25 shades, RRP $5.95.

Maybelline Baby Lips Love Color
Oh gee! Here we go! A shout to the Baby Lips fans! I'm personally not a fan of Baby Lips, but if you are, then here's one for you... They are now available with tints! What more could you ask for really? :P

I think US residents have 5 shades in their range with a pretty coral/orange shade included. I don't think we have it here.. Meep. Why not Maybelline?

In stores now, available in 4 shades, RRP $3.95.

Maybelline Total Clean Eye Make Up Remover
From its description, it sounds much like another oil-water make-up remover.. one of those removers that you'd have to shake well before use. It is described to do good to both "waterproof and long wearing make up". "Dermatologist and allergy tested", Maybelline says. :P

In store now, not sure of RRP! Sorry! :(

Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids Lipsticks
Yipeeeeeeeee. These have finally landed in Australia I believe! I know some beauty bloggers has already got their hands on these babies. They are your average lipsticks, but brighter and bolder, and more creamier! I've seen swatches and they look great! ^_^

In stores now, available in 8 shades, RRP $16.95.

That is all! Yeap! That is really all! I'm so sorry about the fewer products that I'm not sure of its RRP or availability! I hope you've still enjoyed the post though, and as always..

Have you tried any of the mentioned products?
Which products are you most keen on picking up?

I'm eye-ing the Maybelline Vivids Lipsticks, Revlon Suede Lipsticks and the L'Oreal BB Powder.. I'd also like to know how the Clump Crusher Mascara by COVERGIRL goes.. but I have sooo much stuff at home already so.... no Tram, no!

Oh, let me thank Tine from Beautyholics Anonymous for helping me out on the prices of the Revlon Suede Lipsticks! Thanks Tine! :P If you have any idea of the RRP or availability of some products then please leave me a comment! Thank you!

Disclaimer: I am NOT affiliated with any of the companies/brands mentioned in this post. This post is compiled purely for your reading convenience. I was not paid for this post. Items marked with (*) were provided for review consideration, but ALL opinions stated within this post belongs to myself and remains uninfluenced and unbiased.


  1. The Vivids lipsticks are here?? Yaaay!
    I've already gone out and purchased 2 of the baby lips color and I intend to get all of them :P

  2. I'm excited for the face products!! The Max-Factor foundation sounds amazing... I'm excited for your review. Maybelline is really letting themselves down recently I think, such a shame. This was such a great post! Thank you for it :) Will be on the lookout for these.


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  4. Great round-up! I'm excited about the FOA liners and Maybelline lippies.

  5. The Covergirl mascara is also $10 at Priceline until 11/02 :)

  6. Oh wow I am so so so so jealous of all these amazing releases! I wish we could get things like this, here in the UK! We're sooooo behind all the time :) xxx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  7. I'm pretty much eyeing off what you're eyeing off too haha!

    Except I truly am not going to purchase ANY OF THEM.

  8. I love these posts! A lot. hahaha

    Looking forward to the Revlon Suede lippies. But not the price. lol


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