January 5, 2010

New and notable at Shoppers Drug Mart! Vasanti Cosmetics, NeoStrata, Revlon & L'Oreal

After a wonderful day at Murale on Saturday what better way to follow it up on Sunday than spending some quality time at Shoppers Drug Mart?!  I was pleased to see that there were lots of new and interesting things and of course you guys are always the first ones I want to tell about them - well I did try to tell my husband, but he got this blank look on his face after the first 5 minutes which is about his limit for cosmetic excitement.  I know you all will appreciate it though!
Vasanti Cosmetics - this is a new line at my Shoppers and I was very excited to see that it is a Canadian owned and operated company and all the products are made in Canada!  How often do you see that anymore?!  I will have to do a follow up post on Vasanti, as lots of things caught my eye but I liked this in particular (you know how I feel about a palette) - Go Canada! Colour Palette $40 - celebrate your Canadian Olympic spirit on your face (without the maple leaf face tattoo from that moronic commercial I hate)!  Gold, silver and bronze eye shadows, white powder highlighter and a sheer red lipstick make up this super cute palette!  I swiped the shadows really quick to see what the pigmentation was like and was impressed, the powder is also really soft, which I like!

NeoStrata Skin Renewal Peel Solution and Skin Resurfacing Duo Bonus - $72.50 - you probably know by now how much Christelle and I love these two products and to get them together in the same package for the price of one is heavenly!  You can see our reviews here and here if you need some further convincing!  Run, don't walk to snag one of these, they will go fast!

Revlon PhotoReady Makeup & Powder $19.99 - It appears that I've had my head under a rock and totally missed all the buzz on these or I would have taken more time to test them out.  I am hearing them compared to Make Up For Ever High Definition so I will be picking one up this week to test that theory out.  I do like Revlon foundations if only for the colour range, they are one of the few drugstore lines that make a light enough colour for me.  If you are also light you will be happy to know that one of the two lightest colours should suit you, one has a pink tone, the other yellow.  If they can live up to MUFE HD or not, remains to be seen.

L'Oreal Roll'on True Match Foundation $19.99 and Double Extend Lash boosting mascara with lash boosting serum $16.49 or Lash boosting serum $16.49 - I gave the foundation a roll just to see what this new applicator is all about.  It really was like using a tiny paint roller.  I can't see this being practical, you would roller the stuff on but still have to use your brush/fingers/sponge to get into small, non-flat areas.  A cute gimmick but otherwise useless.  I am interested in trying the lash boosting serum either in the mascara or on it's own.  I'll get back to you with a review on that.

- Lisamarie -



  1. I'm looking for a new foundation, and as a yellow-toned pale girl, I can't wait to hear your review of the Revlon makeup!

  2. There is a review on Muse's page for the photoready stuff:


    She said it sucks.

  3. Thanks Paloma, there does seem to be mixed reviews on this, some love it some hate it, I guess it's like that for everything!

    ataritastic, I'm curious, being yellow toned, do you buy yellow toned foundation to match or pink toned to hide the yellow? I'm pink toned and usually buy yellow to counteract the pink...

    Best, Lisamarie

  4. LM: Pink foundations, for me, don't counteract anything. I just get the dreaded makeup lines around the edge of my face, and it makes my complexion look off. However, given my university budget and needy skin, I wind up having to comprimise when it comes to colour. I deal with that by using a powder overtop that matches my own skin to hide the pink of the foundation.

  5. I hear you Ataritastic, I have the same problem (even if my budget is not a university budget ;))


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