On Wednesdays We Window Shop (March 2, 2022)

KVD Good Apple Concealer Swatches Medium Dark Olive Skin and Covergirl Trublend Bronzer in Ebony and Warmth, Covergirl Trublend Blush in coral crush and temptation, Merit Beauty Signature Lipstick, Patrick Ta Double Take Creme and powder blush.

If you follow the beauty industry closely, then you know that new releases are happening all the time.  So let’s discuss what new products are on my radar right now.

I stopped posting these over a year and a half back. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. When I noticed that these posts were becoming more of a shopping list rather than just window shopping, I decided to take a break. But I wanted to give it another try to see if it can be an outlet to talk about makeup without buying so much of it. We’ll see how it goes.

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KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer Tan 161 0.33 oz/ 10mL**

KVD Good Apple Concealer, $28.00**:  I was so disappointed to find out that I can’t use this formula. While alcohol in the formula won’t be a deal-breaker for everyone, I don’t gamble with it on my dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin. The alcohol is the fourth ingredient in this concealer, so that is a high enough amount for me to pass on buying. I did go in-store and swatch this so I’ve included those swatches below for anyone that may still be interested. It is getting very good reviews even from people with dry skin.

KVD Good Apple Concealer Shades 161, 162, 167, 169, and 173 Swatches on Medium Dark Olive Skin
KVD Good Apple Concealer Swatches

Covergirl TruBlend So Flushed High Pigment Bronzer, $7.94**

Covergirl TruBlend So Flushed High Pigment Bronzer, $7.94**: UPDATE July 17, 2022: I did end up purchasing these, if you’d like to read my review, you can find that by clicking here. Covergirl has resurrected the ever popular Covergirl Queen ebony bronzer under their Trublend line. It is not the same formula so there is a bit of a shade difference but it brings back an offering for deep skin tones that the new line desperately needed. I am happy to see a relaunch of the bronzer, but I also wish they had renamed the shade. Since it is different there will be some disappointment for those that buy the shade simply because it is called ebony. Instead of relying on name recognition, I wish they had used a marketing/PR blitz to let people know there are now darker bronzer colors available. They also added the shade warmth, which I’d assume is an alternative to the brown bronze shade that used to exist in the Covergirl Queen line. If you’ve had the opportunity to give these a try, let us know how they worked out for you. Shout out to my husband for helping me get a clear picture while we were at Walmart 🥰.

Covergirl Trublend Bronzer 400 Ebony and 420 Warmth
Covergirl Trublend Bronzer 400 Ebony (left) and 420 Warmth (right)

Covergirl TruBlend So Flushed High Pigment Blush, $7.94**

Covergirl TruBlend So Flushed High Pigment Blush, $7.94**: Covergirl released two new shades in the Trublend blush range as well. I’m happy to see this shade expansion. I am a big fan of the shade sweet seduction as you may know if you’ve been around for a while. I hope the formula of the new shades is like the shade I have. 300 Coral Crush brings some warmth to the lighter end of the shade range and 380 temptation brings a cooler tone to the deeper end of the range. If you want more information on the shade sweet seduction I have posted about it a few times:

Covergirl Trublend So Flushed High Pigment Blush and Bronzer (coral crush, temptation, ebony, warmth)

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MERIT Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick Slip 0.10 oz/ 3 g**

Merit Beauty Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick, $26.00**:  This formula is a new launch from Merit Beauty that promises to be a sheer lipstick with a hydrating lip balm feel. The claims really appeal to me and there are some colors I think I’d definitely love. Honestly, the only issue is that I feel like I’m drowning in lip products at the moment. I tend to prefer this type of formula over wearing a lip gloss, but I’m just hesitant to buy any more lip products right now. On top of that, this is a clean formula which typically means a shorter shelf life. Maybe I’ll check them out next year if the formula sells well for the brand and it’s still around.

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PATRICK TA Major Beauty Headlines – Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush She’s Baked 0.37 oz/ 10.5 g**

Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines Double Take Cream and Powder Blush, $34.00**: I can admit that I’m interested in this product purely because it is so hyped up on Youtube. When the initial launch dropped I was intrigued by the reviews but I wasn’t drawn to any of the shades. Then recently the brand released more shades (1 new and 3 from the Holiday 2021 palette) and I’ve been tempted to finally give the formula a try. But if I’m being real with myself, I much prefer single blushes and I don’t really like working with cream products. I just prefer powder. So I’d be buying half a product that I don’t even want to use.

So those are the products that I’ve been eyeing recently. Let me know in the comments what products have been on your mind lately?  They don’t have to be new, anything you’re excited about is worth sharing.

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2 thoughts on “On Wednesdays We Window Shop (March 2, 2022)

  1. That’s great that they expanded the Covergirl blush line! I still haven’t tried Sweet Temptations yet, but it’s on my shop my stash list for April, so I will at least be guaranteed to try it at that point, if not earlier. lol. After watching Charlotte Holdcroft’s review of the new MAC Stack mascara, that’s something I want to try when my mascara no-buy is over next year. Realistically though…if MAC puts the mascara on sale at any point in 2022 that’s at least 30% off, I know I’m going to buy it anyway. lol. Also, when the Benefit came out with the Hydrating version of the Porefessional, I wasn’t interested because I remember disliking the original formula when I tried it ages ago. However, Angelica mentioned loving it so much in today’s video (even encouraging people to get a sample to at least feel it on the skin). I remembered I actually did have a mini sample tube of it from a past Beautylish order so I found it out of my sample drawer and put it on the back of my hand. It does feel really nice! I’m wearing makeup already, but next time I put some on, I’ll actually try the sample on my face and see how I like it. As you know, I’m also on a primer no-buy. If it somehow outperforms my current primers, it can go on my wishlist for next year.

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    1. The new mascara does look interesting. I like the concept of releasing two different brush sizes in the same formula. It’s always nice to get to try a sample first. Samples and deluxe sized samples in particular are a big reason I still love shopping at Sephora.


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