Beauty Buzz | NEW from CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club

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A big box of new beauty arrived at my door last week from CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club. If anything jumps out at you, use your CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club membership when stocking up new beauty products to earn $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 you spend!  There’s a neighborhood CVS/pharmacy within 3 miles of almost everyone in US so if you’re going to beauty binge anyway, why not earn some money back?

Here’s what’s new:


L’Oreal Paris Glossy Balm: A lip moisturizer with three-in-one action that hydrates like a lip balm, tints like a lipstick, and shines like a lip gloss. Great product to throw in my bag and use whenever I need a pop of color.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in As You Want Victoria: This deep fuchsia color is right up my alley and I love how smooth Rimmel Moisture goes on. It smells incredible too. Not sure I’ve ever written that about a lipstick before!

L’Oreal Paris Collection Privee by Doutzen in Nude: I don’t typically wear nude shades of lipstick because I prefer a more defined lip but I wore this shade last weekend at Jill Zarin’s luncheon with my coral Dobbin Clothing dress and I really like how worked. Nude lips is definitely a look but if you can pull it off, this is a great choice.


Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair 2 in 1 Eye Cream & Concealer: My favorite of the new summer offerings, this eye cream plus concealer covers under-eye impurities while helping to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles that the summer sun can bring out. Comes in a small compact container that you can easy throw into your bag.

Maybelline New York Master Kajal Eyeliner: If you’re going to use liner in the summer, waterproof is the way to go. I like this formula because it allows me to achieve a bold line without the precision that comes with liquid eyeliners, which I simply cannot master no matter how much I practice! This formula has a cone-shape applicator to help novice makeup wearers.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara: I’m loving this new formula. The 360 degree flexible brush makes it mistake proof  and one application is all you need. Prestige finish at a mass market price.

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara: Half heart-shape applicator helps grab lashes upward. A bit of a gimmick but it works well and is cute for the younger set.

Maybelline New York Pumped Up Colossal Mascara: Another thick applicator mascara to help pump up the volume and reduce clumps for a fraction of the price of prestige formulas. Cute pink tube too.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Rich Eye Shadow: The four shadows have great pigmentation and it’s easy mix and match to get your desired look and build up the intensity. Goes on smooth and doesn’t rub off easily.


Simple Nourishing 24 Hour Day/Night Cream: We’re fans of Simple for its chemical and fragrance-free lightweight formulas that penetrate deeply and quickly. Love the duality of the day/night cream. One product for all your moisturizing needs is the way to go!

Vichy Laboratories Replenishing Facial Oil Concentrate: Perfect for summer to restore the vitamin and nutrients stripped by the sun. The light scent leaves me feeling refreshed and clean.

Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Daily Treatment: Speaking of skin renewal, we were excited to try the new  Olay Tone Perfecting Daily Treatment since it’s the most talked about launch right now. A drop or two twice a day helps reduce dark spots and brightens the skin. It’s too early for us to tell if it works or not but we like what we see and feel so far.

Maybelline New York Dream Wonder Powder: Essential for hot summer days, Wonder Powder can be used alone or with foundation. The new adjusted formula is a soft powder that prevents skin from getting shiny in the sun. A must for oily skin like mine!

Olay CC Cream: A light coverage product for everyday use, Olay’s CC cream is the sole product needed to start the day and provide a little coverage. Also contains SPF 15.

L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation: A moderate coverage foundation with sunscreen it provides more coverage than a CC cream but it’s still a lightweight formula that will stay put in the heat without powder.


L’Oreal Paris Oleo Therapy Oil Infused Shampoo: Perfect after a long day in the sun to restore vitamins and minerals.

Essence of Beauty Bath and Shower Gel In The Tropics: A yummy hydrating blend of vitamin E and passionflower seed oil to leave us feeling clean and smelling great after lathering up.

Pro Results Flexible Hold Hairspray: Can’t say I use a lot of hairspray in the summer but I will spray a little onto “night out curls” to combat humidity. The light scent of coconut makes me want to use it more!

Pro Results Whipped Styling Foam: This foam formula helps with styling while thickening, volumizing, and protecting hair again summer humidity, a problem that affects all hair types.

Happy Shopping!

{Samples provided for review.}

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