Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Almay Smart Shade makeup in Light


Bottom line: Almay Smart Shade is a nice little lightweight foundation. I wasn't that impressed with the Smart Shade gimmick, but it blends well, provides light coverage and wears well.

I put off trying the Almay Smart Shade foundation for some time because I thought it seemed gimmicky. It's supposed to change colors to match your exact skintone. But after testing it out, I actually like it and have been wearing it a lot lately.


Smart Shade comes in a handy little plastic tube with a twist-on lid. The foundation is white with little grey flecks in it when it comes out of the tube. I recommend giving the tube a good shake before using; the product is very thin and can be runny otherwise. I tend to spill it if I'm not careful.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sale: Lancome, Christian Dior, Helena Rubenstein and Estee Lauder on Beyond the Rack

Online sample sale site BeyondTheRack.com is having a sale featuring some high-end makeup brands. Most of it is Lancome, but they also have a piece or two of Clarins, Christian Dior, Helena Rubenstein and Estee Lauder. 

It's kind of an odd collection, honestly, but prices are good, ranging from $14.99 to $89.99 for some kind of fancy Lancome cream. The one Estee Lauder product is a set, similar to what  they use as gifts with purchase. (That's probably where BTR got it, if I had to guess.)

Need an invite? Check out this page: Need an online sample sale invite?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sale: Deborah Lippmann on Gilt

Online sample sale site Gilt.com is having a sale on Deborah Lippmann nail polish beginning Tuesday, February 8.

Need an invite? Check out this page: Need an online sample sale invite?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sale: Jane cosmetics on HauteLook

Online sample sale site HauteLook.com is having a sale on Jane cosmetics, beginning Wednesday, February 9, at 8 a.m. PT.

Need an invite? Check out this page: Need an online sample sale invite?

Makeup and skincare coupons: February 7 newspapers

Quite a few makeup coupons this week ... thanks, Maybelline!

Redplum
$1 off any Maybelline New York mascara (expires 4/6/11)
$1 off any Maybelline New York eye shadow or eyeliner
$2 off any SuperStay 24 lipcolor or any Maybelline lip product
$1 off any FITME foundation or any Maybelline New York foundation
$3 off any 2 FITME products or any 2 Maybelline New York foundations, powders, brushes or concealers
$2 off any one Garnier moisturizer (exp. 5/6/11)


SmartSource
$3 off any Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser (excludes trial sizes) (exp. 3/31/11)

Makeup and skincare deals: February 6 - February 12

Here are this week's makeup and skincare drugstore deals. Seems like a lot of stuff on sale this week. According to their ads, Walgreens and CVS are now carrying essie nail color. That's kind of cool.

CVS
$3 off $10 cosmetics coupon — The ad says that if you scan your card at the coupon scanner, you get a $3 off $10 cosmetics coupon. That could be combined with clearance or sale items and manufacturer coupons for a pretty sweet deal.