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November 19, 2013

Drugstore Makeup Haul ft. Essence, Maybelline and Covergirl

A few weeks ago my cousin who lives on the other side of the country came for a visit and although we only had an afternoon to spend together, we decided we wanted to squeeze in some time for shopping, and since we didn't have enough time to go to the mall, we of course decided to take a short walk to the drugstore! My cousin, my sister and I ended up hitting Pharmaprix a.k.a Shoppers Drug Mart and each bought a few *cough* products...gotta love impromptu girly shopping outings! :)

I picked up a handful of makeup items from Essence, a German cosmetic brand that not too long ago made its way across the pond to Canada. I had previously tried some one of their eyeliners, a mascara, a pair of lashes and a lip gloss which I hauled here, and was really impressed with the quality of their products since they are so affordable. This time I picked up their new Precise Eyeliner Brush to use with my gel liner. I also got the All Eyes On Me Multi-Effect Mascara in Soft Black - the name itself just captured my attention! Another product I got is their clear Lash & Brow Gel Mascara which I plan on using as an eyebrow setting gel.

Essence's Precise Eyeliner Brush, All Eyes On Me Mascara and Lash & Brow Gel Mascara
For eyeliners, I picked up Essence's Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Midnight Black and their Kajal Pencil in White.

Essence's Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eyeliner Pen and Kajal Pencil
Upon recommendation from my cousin, I added the Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Peach Kiss to my basket, and because a girl can never have too many mascaras, I also got the new Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara in Very Black Blaze.

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm and Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara
Have you been to the drugstore for makeup recently? There are so many new products to choose from, I could seriously spend a whole afternoon there just roaming the beauty aisles! Make sure to let me know in the comments below if you would like me to review any of these products! :)


  1. ahh so envy there's a drugstore full with beauty products. All I can get here is Maybelline, Revlon, Loreal with very limited choices and more expensive price than in US.

  2. I almost bought the flamed out mascara the other day and then didn't for some reason. I would love to see a review of this perhaps? If you think it works well I might go back and get it.

  3. I just recently bought the baby lips new range from drugstore !!!!!

  4. Awesome haul! I haven't tried anything from Essence before, would love to see reviews of the products you picked up :)


  5. I wish we had covergirl products in england :( Great buys x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  6. As I always tell you, so jealous you have access to those products, I loove covergirl !!!


  7. I'm jealous too! I love the baby lips!

  8. I am hooked on baby lips! I also love cover girl mascaras!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. I hope we get more essence products, I just love that brand.

  10. Wow, what an amazing haul- got to love essence, so affordable and great quality!

  11. Those are some pretty sweet goodies you picked up girl! I've been curious about that Flamed Out Cover Girl mascara but haven't tried it. I'm picky about my mascaras, what did you think about it? Also, LOVE the imagery on your site. Really nice to scroll through. Looking forward to more :) xo

    1. Ahh I haven't gotten around to trying it yet! I'm almost done with my current mascara, so I plan on writing a whole review on Flamed Out once I start using it. Thanks for your sweet comment! xx


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