08 August 2014

Drugstore Cosmetics Launches for Australia -- August 2014

A TAD late again. Very last-minute post, but I assure you, the following are the only products I've gathered for the month of August.

Yeap. Only a handful, so don't expect anything lengthy today.

Ardell LashGrip Strip Lash Adhesive - Dark ($6.99)
Yosh, their strip lash adhesive is now available in Dark. Dries quickly, is waterproof and holds lashes securely in place. Thought they've always had these?!

Natio Blush & Bronze Palette ($19.95/2 shades)
Limited editon alert! Luminous blusher and bronzer palette. Three blushers, one bronzer and and one highlighter shade. Looking at the photos, the shades from both palettes are pretty rosey. No corals, but there is a mauve colour!


Big Eyes Eyeliner ($11.95)
Been out for a while now methinks. A dual-ended eyeliner. If you're not familiar with the usage of white eyeliners, they are used to line the bottom waterline to create an illusion of "bigger eyes". Made famous by Michelle Phan I think, but let's just face it.... White waterlines just makes you look freaky and weird as hell!!

Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara ($19.95)
Dual ended mascara. I think Maybelline has quite a few of these already. One end features a volumising formula to open up the eyes, and one end features a much smaller brush (I believe), to coat the lower lashes with definition. Oddly, available in "Blackest Black Washable" and "Very Black Waterproof". Looooooooool. Since when did Maybelline get so horrible with shade-naming for their mascaras? :P

  1. SuperStay Better Skin Foundation ($21.95/8 shades) -- Saw this featured on Lilit's blog. Anything over $20 is considered pricey for me, but I really like the packaging. I've enjoyed using most foundations by Maybelline. Hopefully, this will be promising too! Claims to: promote skin regeneration (whatever that means); even out skin discolouration; hydrate and plump the skin; protects the skin with SPF14 (odd number!); and provides a full and comfortable, long-lasting coverage.
  2. SuperStay Better Skin Concealer ($14.95/2 shades) -- "A concealer that provides long-lasting coverage of blemishes, redness, dark circles and imperfections", says Maybelline. 
  3. Matte Maker Powder ($11.95/3 shades) -- REALLY like the name of this product. MATTE Maker!! Offers 100% natural matte coverage with a lightweight and blendable formula.

AND, here are some products that I've NEVER seen before. I've included them here, because they seem "new". Correct me if I'm wrong though!

Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara ($12.95/2 shades)
Never seen a brow mascara from Maybelline. I'm pretty sure this is new. It has a sculpting ball brush to help shape, shift and coat every brow hair. Buildable with a streak-free tinted gel formula to help thicken brows.

Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Eyeshadow ($11.95/6 shades)
Very similar to their Color Tattoos from their Eye Studio range. I'm not sure if this is a re-packaged version, BUT the shades available doesn't cross-match between both ranges. Either way, these are described to be long-lasting and intense. Crease-proof and lasts for 24 hours. Typical 24-hour claims by Maybelline. Hehe.

Master Kajal Cream Kohl Liner ($11.95/2 shades)
Cream based liner, which is specifically designed to line the inner eye. I'm STILL looking for a bronze/brown to last on my waterline... Will this be it?!
No, it's not. Available in a black and blue shade. Strangest. If they're only gonna launch these with 2 shades... Why blue?!

Eyes & Lips Makeup Remover ($4.95)
They have two make-up removers, if I'm not wrong. This one is specifically formulated for sensitive eyes. Breaks down longwear and waterproof make-up without the harsh rubbing. Looks like one of those oil & water make-up removing products. Forgot what they're called!! :(

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Range
This range has been out for a bit less than a month already, I believe. I think it was after my previous monthly launch post that they've launched. The price tags of these are sooo hefty, as with the usual L'Oreal products.

Compact Powder Foundation ($29.95)
Not sure how many shades. This foundation is described to "help control oil whilst providing a long-lasting coverage". Non-drying texture and can be applied dry or damp, depending on what coverage you seek.

Liquid Foundation ($31.95/7 shades)
Packaged in a sleek, glass bottle, this foundation is supposed to even out the skin tone, leaving the skin looking flawless. Contains hyper-glide oils (sounds scary) which help the foundation glide over the skin and set comfortably. Flake-proof and non-cakey formula.

Infallible Longwear Concealer ($19.45)
Again, not sure how many shades. BUT! This concealer features a WATERPROOF formula. Waterproof concealer?! No way!! Covers blemishes, dark circles, unevens skin tone and doesn't dry out the skin, they said.

Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads ($4.95)
NEW. It is what it is, but in addition to that, the pads are formulated with argain oil to help moisturise nails and are also vanilla scented!

Lmao. I said that there was only a handful of products at the beginning of the post... Well.... I lied.. Ended up finding so many more products as I started typing away...

But that's all for this month!

Let me know by voting! Thank you everyone for your feedback in last month's poll. I'm switching to another poll-maker, so I'd appreciate if you'd let me know if this one isn't working!!



  1. I love these types of posts! I've already purchased Matte Maker but haven't used it yet. I'm surprised that there's no new nail polishes =(
    When I read about the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation and your comment on the SPF saying it's odd and in my mind I was like... but it's actually even. (lol) =)

    1. LOL @ your SPF comment.... LOL! You are so cute!!! Yeah, that's true. I didn't realise, but yes! There are NO nail polishes this month!!!! Let me know how Matte Maker goes for you!

  2. I always look forward to these posts! Thanks :)

  3. You need to share how you like the Natio Blush & Bronze Palette!


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