|Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes|
I love clever marketing. Some guru at Target, realized that if you give away generic drugs cheaply, making the back of the store pharmacy, a must-go-to destination for prescription pick-up, increased sales would follow. My 90 pill script may cost 10 bucks, but I've never left Target with less than a 3 digit receipt.
Cosmetics, inevitably are included in my haul. Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes keeps popping up on a lot of beauty editorial and bloggers must-have drugstore beauty buy lists.
It certainly is nicely packaged, and upon closer inspection, the colors do appear soft and wearable. O.K....I finally caved. In the cart it went.
|Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara|
As always, the choice of mascara's is mind numbing. I noticed Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara mainly because it purports to increase volume by 400%. I also appreciated being able to see the brush, which was neither too skinny nor too fat.
So how did my choices fare???
I was disappointed with Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes. The colors appear more matte under plastic. Nearly everyone has a glimmer of shimmer, which I don't mind for a bit of highlighting under the brow or in the inner corner of my eye, but not what I want for my lid and crease. I'm not sure the "nude" element is meant to mean barely pigmented, but no matter how much I layered, the effect was less than impressive...and then there was that glimmer of shimmer.
Overall, overhyped. C-.
The Neutrogena Healthy Mascara was a better find. I prefer a very dark mascara and Carbon Black fits the bill to a tee. I like the brush, which does a lovely job of covering lash to tip, but is not so unwieldy, that I couldn't reach the lashes near the inner corners. Clump factor? Zero.
Overall, impressive for the price. B.
Oh. And the Kitty Litter was just fine. Two out of three ain't bad...