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
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On Wednesdays We Window Shop (July 8, 2020)

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow Stick, Natasha Denona Bronze Eyeshadow Palette, Covergirl TruBlend So Flushed High Pigment 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

Covergirl Trublend So Flushed High Pigment Blush in 360 Sweet Seduction Swatch and review
Covergirl 360 Sweet Seduction

Covergirl TruBlend So Flushed High Pigment Blush, $7.99** (I ended up purchasing this blush, see the review here): I’ve been upset that Covergirl discontinued their baked version of the TruBlend Blushes for so long now.  I am happy to see a relaunch of the blush line but disappointed that it isn’t the baked version being released in a larger shade range.  There are still only 3 shades being offered so it remains to be seen how versatile the shades will be across skin tones.  Covergirl is claiming that this formula has a “cream-feel,”  which makes me wonder if it will have a similar look on the skin as the old TruBlend formula.  If you’ve given any of these a try, let me know what you think of the formula.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow Multi-Use Waterproof Color Stick, $23.00**:  I really enjoy this brand and it feels very underrated these days.  This vegan formula can be used as a shadow or liner and promises to be creaseless, smudge-proof, and waterproof. 

The last eyeshadow crayon I can remember using was the Milani Shadow Eyez Pencil in Cafe-Au-Lait.  Now that eyeshadow crayons seem to be easier to find in a better variety of shades (Covergirl, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown), I wonder if we’ll see Milani bring those back. UPDATE January 28, 2022: Milani has started to release shadow sticks again. The Gilded Shadow Stick retails for $6.99 and comes in 4 shades.**

I’m pretty sure people never stopped using the NYX Jumbo Eye pencils**, but I think they used to have more shades.  I’m interested to see if anyone on Youtube will review these.  I know MakeupShayla usually features Make Up For Ever new release, so if the brand sends out PR on this release maybe she’ll get them.

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On Wednesdays We Window Shop (June 17, 2020)

e.l.f. x Jkissa Fur-Ever Eyeshadow Brush Set, Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick, Mac Cosmetics Shot of Colour Lip Oil in Punch-Drunk Love, Maybelline Color Strike Cream-to-Powder Eye Shadow Pen in Ace, and NYX Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks Soft Cheek Tint in Bombshell

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 this week

e.l.f. x Jkissa Fur-Ever Eyeshadow Brush Set, $25.00:  When it comes to affordable brushes e.l.f. has some of the best.  This caught my eye because I don’t have a lot of experience with the e.l.f eyeshadow brushes and this set has me curious.  I do like the face brushes I have from the brand, but I’ve only used one of their eye brushes and that was years ago.  So far the reviews I’ve seen have been positive.

Fenty Beauty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick, $22.00:  I’m a fan of tinted lip balms especially on days when I only want to do my brows and wear a little something on the lips.  The brand is promising sheer color, shine, and moisture.  I can’t fully tell, but it looks like every shade has some shimmer in it, even if it is not overt.  I don’t typically like that in a lip product because it often feels gritty and sticks around on the lips even after the color has worn off.  There are a few products that have shimmer particles that aren’t an issue, but I find that harder to come by.  In concept, I would think that these will be similar to the Maybelline Shine Compulsion Lipsticks ($5.98 – $7.99) and the L’oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks ($7.18 – $10.99), both of which I think are great products.  If you don’t know, Ulta Beauty has the highest prices for drugstore cosmetics.  So that is why I gave such a wide price range for the two drugstore lipsticks.  Walmart and Target have the best prices on drugstore makeup.

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On Wednesdays We Window Shop (June 3, 2020)

Tarte Shape Tape Shaping Eyeshadow Palette, Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer, Charlotte TIlbury Airbrush Bronzer Tan, Milani Baked Highlighter 130 Rose Italiana, Juvia's Place Wahala Palette

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 this week.

Tarte Shape Tape Shaping Eyeshadow Palette, $22.00: Playing off the popularity of their bestselling concealer, Tarte has designed this palette to help you “shade, shape, & lift.”  It is a nice color story, very on-brand for Tarte.  I’ve had good experiences with the functionality of Tarte’s eyeshadow formulas in the past.  The metallic single shades they released years ago now, did irritate my eyes but they were very nice quality.  Their Pro to go palette is also quite nice but it does contain fragrance and that always makes me nervous about possible irritation due to my sensitive skin.  I expect this palette will have the same quality I’ve come to expect from Tarte, so it is definitely worth looking into if you like neutral shades.

Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer, $28.00: From what I understand Dermablend is an industry leader when it comes to covering tattoos and more intense discoloration.  Dermablend says this concealer is full coverage, gives a soft matte finish, and promises to be transfer-resistant.  For me, anything claiming to be transfer-resistant immediately gets my attention.  I’ve also kept an eye on what Dermablend has been releasing for quite some time.  Dermablend Cover Creme was my first experience with makeup bought at a makeup counter when I was a senior in high school.  I don’t actually remember if I had a need for that much coverage at that age.  I suspect it may have had more to do with limited shade ranges that were more common at the time.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer in Tan, $55.00:  If you follow the beauty community on Youtube, then you have definitely seen this product in your feed in the past couple of weeks.  I am typically drawn in by the Charlott Tilbury brand, she seems to make great products that are highly reviewed and the packaging is always beautiful.  This bronzer comes in 4 shades and despite the jumps between shades, it seems to have a buildable formula that is working across a lot of skin tones.  This bronzer is oversized at 16 grams and the compact is refillable.  The refills are supposed to be priced at $39.00.  So whenever you manage to finish the product, you would just buy a refill pan.  I haven’t seen any information on exactly what date the refills will be released, but with 16 grams of product, they have a while to figure that part out.

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