Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Almay Haul for 8 dollars!

Recently, I went to CVS (like yesterday) to find that there was a BOGOF sale on all Almay items. Naturally, I decided to buy a new mascara and something else. I found that there was this double package where if you buy an eyeshadow, there was this eyeliner attached onto the package. I got the Intense I-color eyeshadow trio for blue eyes and there was a Brown Topaz I-color eyeliner attached. I bought a lengthening mascara in black, non-waterproof. Onto the review!

This was the eyeshadow trio. The eyeshadows are so soft! I love them! Except for a tiny problem, I sort of have dupes for them already. Let's see them.

Going from left to right, Almay eyeshadow, Revlon matte eyeshadow in Rich Sable, and a sample of a Estee Lauder quad eyeshadow. You can't see it but the Almay is a nice, bronzey color that doesn't go orange on my skin. I would like it to be more shimmery but it isn't matte like it it looks here in this picture. It's a nice color that I like to use over the eyeliner (review in a second).

On the left is the Almay and on the righ is the physicians formula Baked Smokes, darkest color. You can see that the Almay is slightly BLUER than the baked smokes. I don't like the baked smokes as much because they aren't as soft.

The bottom is the lightest color in the Baked Smokes trio and the top is the Almay. It's a nice frosty white. I love it so much. It'll be good as a inner corner color.

Eyeliner time! I love the color so much! I wish that the eyeshadowe was like this. It's a really bronze, shimmery color. It's a automatic twist up so no more sharpening. The formula is nice and creamy, but surprisingly, it didn't melt all over my face (I use eyeshadow over eyeliner all the time). However, it did decrease in intensity so I'm slightly disappointed by that.

I know that it looks nasty here, but I swear, it's better than that. Think of UD baked. I think. Now, for the mascara. I got the lengthening one, and it claims to lengthen by 70%. I really think that it does it's job. It's pretty smudgeproof for a non-waterproof mascara, which is nice because my eyes water like CRAZY. It's ridiculous. The brush is this humungous thing that is larger than L'Oreal's Voluminous mascara. The brush reminds me of the L'Oreal collegen mascara. Very nice.

Overall, I'm very pleased with my 8 dollar purchase of eyeliner, shadow and mascara. Personally, I will definiately get this mascara and try out new shadows. The eyeliner, well, if there is a BOGOF sale or it comes in a double package again or if it's clearance. I don't think that it's worth 8 dollars. If it were like 5, sure, it's good enough for that. Anyway, good job Almay! I'll definately be trying new products.


Askmewhats said...

looks like its a good product for such a good price! :) thanks

Y said...

Yes! The mascara is pretty good and so was the eyeliner/ eyeshadow. Definately a good deal!