Maybelline’s new wicked cream pencil!

Yours truly needed a black eyeliner and can I be honest? I am quite the eyeliner snob. While I’ll try almost any brand, I really only stick with Urban Decay’s eyeliners for everyday use. They just haven’t failed me. But alas my laziness and cheapness has prevented me from driving to Sephora and spending almost $20 on said eyeliner. Instead, a recent stroll through Walgreens had me swooping up Maybelline’s newest eyeliner. After all, it was only a good $7 or so.



These kids come in 6 shades; ranging from a gray, to a purple, silver, gold, blue and black. I so meant to grab the black (Midnight Master) but ended up with the Gray (Coal Commander) instead. Opps. I suppose the gray cap was a ringer, uh? I know. I’m so smart.

So yeah, Coal Commander is little grayer than I’d like. See how much darker Urban Decay’s Zero is compared to Coal Commander?

I’m one of those Must.have.dark.eyes kinda gals. For no reason in particular. I just feel like the darker the line, the more awake and sultry I look. *bats lashes* Funny thing about this liner though…when I applied one eye with Coal Commander and the other with what was left of my Urban Decay Zero, from far away, I couldn’t tell which eye had which. Can you tell?

The right eye (your right) is rockin’ Coal Commander. So despite my “I wanted black, not gray.” whines, I wasn’t too disappointed at CC’s payoff on the waterline. As you get closer, you can see a bit of shimmery sparkles in there.

My poor eyes can only do matte liners on the waterline. Anything with a sparkle or shimmer to it has me itching like mad. Coal Commander was no exception. For the sake of beauty reviews, though, I kept the liner on just to see how well it would hold up throughout the day. It did…really well! It lasted from 7:00 a.m. through a hardcore lunch break workout and right on through post-work meetings. Impressive, uh? Not a bad eyeliner if you’re in the need for a new one. Because of my super sensitive waterline area, I won’t be using it there anymore but I’l definitely be applying it on the lower lashline.

Way to go, Maybelline. Way 2 go!! Get more deets about this liner on Maybelline’s website. Oh! And watch the vid too.

Weekly Deals/Sales: Week of 5/29/11

Beauty deals are poppin’ this week. Yeahhhhh! If you know of any beauty deals, please don’t hesitate to share them in the comments.

NOTE: Weekly lists are compiled by our resident Coupon Specialist, Shana from Frugal Files. To get details on coupon lingo, be sure to visit her site.

This Week’s Sales at CVS

Must use CVS card

Cosmetics

Spend $10 get $4 ECBs when you buy any Revlon Cosmetics

  • $1/1 Revlon Nail Enamel 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% on the following products:

All Almay

Physicians Formula Cosmetics

  • $1/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetics Product 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Milani Eye or Nail

Facial and Skin Care

All Roc Skin Care save $4

Neutrogena Sun Care ($7.88)

St. Ives or Noxzema Skin care (2/$7)

Cortizone 10 or Gold Bond lotion ($7.49)

  • $1/1 Cortizone 10 Hydratensive Lotion 5/1/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
  • $1/1 Cortizone 10 Hydratensive Lotion 5/1/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)

Spend $25 get $10 ECBs when you buy the following Aveeno products:

All Aveeno Facial Moisturizers ($15)

Aveeno Body Wash ($6)

Aveeno Suncare, excludes Baby, ($9)

  • $3/2 Aveeno Sun Protection Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2011)
  • $1.50/1 Aveeno Sun Protection Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2011)

Aveeno Shampoo or Conditioner (2/$12)

Save $2 on All Aveeno Positively Ageless or Smart Essentials

Aveeno Moisturizing ($10)

Aveeno Lotion, bath treatment, cleanser, scrub, or pads ($7)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% on the following products:

All Lumene Skin Care

Hair Care

All Tresemme (2/$7)

$1/1 Tresemme Climate Control Product 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

L’Oreal Feria Hair Color ($7.99)

L’Oreal  Touch-on Highlights, Frost & Design or Couleur Experte ($11.99)

  • $5/2 L’Oreal Hair Color Products 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/10/2011)
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Haircolor Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/10/2011)

Pantene (2/$6.97)

  • $2 ECBs
  • $3/2 Pantene Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% on the following products:

All Lumene Skin Care

Freeze it, Salon Grafix, Argan Magic

All Skin Effects

 

 

This Week’s Sales at Walgreens

Cosmetics

Revlon Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Blush or Eye Cosmetics

  • $2/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product 5/8/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/12/2011)
  • $1/1 Revlon Nail Enamel 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% on the following products:

Neutrogena Cosmetics

  • $2/1 Neutrogena Lip or Eye Cosmetics Walgreens IVC

All Almay Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Blush, Eye Cosmetics

L’Oreal Cosmetics

  • $2/1 L’Oreal Paris Face Cosmetic 5/22/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/17/2011)
  • $3/1 L’Oreal Cosmetic Face Product Walgreens IVC
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Telescopic or Illuminator Mascara Walgreens IVC
  • $3/1 L’Oreal Lash Boosting Serum or Double Extend WalgreensIVC

All Maybelline Cosmetics

Covergirl Foundation, Powder, Concealer, Blush, or Bronzer

  • $2/2 Covergirl Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
  • $1/1 CoverGirl Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Facial and Skin Care

Olay Pro Advanced Cleansing System ($29.99)

Select St. Ives and Noxzema products (2/$6)

L’Oreal Collagen Moisture Filler ($9.99)

Lumene Skin Care is 25% off

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on the following facial, and skin, care products:

Coppertone, Bain de Soleil or Solarcain Sun Care

Aveeno Sun Care

  • $3/2 Aveeno Sun Protection Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2011)
  • $1.50/1 Aveeno Sun Protection Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2011)

Yes to Carrots, Cucumbers, Blueberries, or Tomatoe skin or Lip Care

Hair Care

Samy Hair is Buy 1 get 1 Free

Family Size Pantene, Herbal Essence, Head & Shoulders, Aussie ($5.99)

  • $1 RR
  • $3/2 Pantene Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
  • $0.50/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
  • B1G1 Head & Shoulders Conditioner WYB Shampoo 4/17/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Garnier Nutrisse or HerbaShine

  • $5.99 with coupon from sales ad
  • $2/1 Garnier Nutrisse Shade or Multi-Lights Kit 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/10/2011)
  • $2/1 Garnier Herbashine Hair Color 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/6/2011)

Clairol Nice n Easy gray solution or root touch up

  • $5.99 with coupon from sales ad
  • $2/1 Clairol Nice N Easy 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Revlon Hair Appliances ($14.99)

Fx or Organix Hair Care is Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Revlon ColorSilk Hair Color (2/$6)

  • $1/2 Revlon Colorsilk Hair Color Walgreens IVC

 

 

This Week’s Sales at Rite Aid

Cosmetics

Revon Face, Eye, and Lip Cosmetics are 40% off

All L’Oreal eyeliner or Studio Secrets duo eyeshadow ($5.99)

Revlon Nail Enamel

  • $1/1 Revlon Nail Enamel 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% on the following products:

Maybelline Foundation, blush, powder, concealer

Almay Intense I-color

Covergirl Natureluxe foundation, lip balm or lip perfection

  • $2/2 Covergirl Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
  • $1/1 CoverGirl Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
  • $2/1 Covergirl Lipperfection Product 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

All artificial lashes and nails

  • $3 up rewards when you spend $10 worth

Facial and Skin Care

Coppertone ($8.99)

Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropics is buy one get one free

  • $2/1 Hawaiian Tropic 5/22/2011 SS Insert (6/25/2011)
  • $1/1 Banana Boat 5/22/2011 SS Insert (6/25/2011

Olay Total Effects or Regenerists ($18.99)

  • $2/1 Olay Total Effects Moisturizer or Cleanser 5/15/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
  • $3/1 Olay Regenerist Products 4/17/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Neutrogena Skin Care or Sun Care products

  • $1.50 off coupon from sales ad
  • $1/1 Neutrogena Suncare Item 5/8/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
  • $2/1 Neutrogena Suncare Product
  • $1/1 Neutrogena Naturals Cleanser 5/8/2011 SS Insert (exp 9/30/2011)

Vaseline ($5.99)

  • $1/1 Vaseline Product 5/22/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/19/2011)
  • $1/1 Vaseline’s men’s Fast Absorbing Lotion Rite Aid Video Values

Aveeno Sun Care products ($8.99)

  • $3/2 Aveeno Sun Protection Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2011)
  • $1.50/1 Aveeno Sun Protection Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2011)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on the following facial, and skin, care products:

Aveeno Skin Care products

Olay Bath Care products

  • $3/2 Olay Products 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Jergens

  • $1/1 Jergens Natural Glow Products Rite Aid Video Values
  • $2/1 Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/30/2011)

Nivea Skin Care

  • $1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
  • $3/1 Nivea Happy Sensation Body Lotion 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
  • $3/1 Nivea Good-bye Cellulite Product 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/26/2011)
  • $2/1 Nivea Body Lotion 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/26/2011)
  • $1/1 Nivea Body Lotion 5/1/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/5/2011)
  • $2/1 Nivea Men’s Body Wash 6/5/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/30/2011)

Eucerin

  • $1/1 Eucerin Product Rite Aid Video Values
  • $1.50/1 Eucerin Hand or Body Product 5/1/2011 RP Insert (exp 8/1/2011)
  • $1/1 Eucerin Product

Hair Care

Garnier Fructis ($4.99)

  • $1/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product 5/1/2011 RP Insert (exp 8/1/2011)
  • $1/1 Garnier Fructis Products 5/1/2011 RP Insert (exp 8/1/2011)
  • $1/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/6/2011)
  • $1/1 Garnier Fructis Hair Products 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/6/2011)

Herbal Essence or Aussie products (2/$5)

  • $0.50/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product 5/1/2011 P&G Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Suave Hairspray, gel or mousse (2/$5)

Garnier HerbaShine ($5.99)

  • $2/1 Garnier Herbashine Hair Color 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/6/2011)

Fantasia, Ampro, Lusters, or Profectiv Hair Care is buy one get the second 50% off

COVERGIRL Limited Edition Clean Compacts

I was strolling through CVS and came across these beautiful compacts from COVERGIRL.

How gorgeous are those? I was unable to find any compacts for my complexion but I’m sure I can find them at other drugstores. Not only does each purchase provide a week’s worth of clean water for a child in Africa, but the compact is just absolutely stunning.

Go COVERGIRL go!

Have you seen these yet? Think you’ll be purchasing?

N.Y.C. New York Color’s super pretty palettes

Brands like N.Y.C. New York Color are reasons why I love drugstore beauty buys. Wait for it…

Yes, I know. Let’s all sigh in admiration together. These darling limited-edition for Fall 2010 palettes are just too cute. The question is, how do they show up on brown skin? And just how much do they cost? We know N.Y.C. New York Color is an affordable brand, but are these kids overpriced?

Beauty Review: Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay eye pencil

Okay seriously…the title of this post is like…way too long. Right? Don’t blame me, loves. Blame Sally Hansen for having a super long product name. But you know what? That’s the only thing I can complain about when it comes to this product.

Seriously, it’s pretty freakin’ awesome.

Need some quick pros? Okay, check this…

-It doesn’t have any parabens
-It’s affordable ($7.49? Holla!)
-It is waterproof and doesn’t budge. At all. No really. Not at all!


Oh, and did I mention that it is affordable? That’s reason enough to love it. This Natural Beauty collection by Carmindy is really wow-ing me.

Those that know me know well know that I swear by Urban Decay’s liners. And I will never stop loving them. The prices are a little steep but in terms of waterproof liners in a ton of colors that actually STAY put? They deliver! However (don’t you hate when teachers/professors say that? Blah!), these aren’t too bad.

Those are the stats of the liner. It being paraben free is HUGE in my book. If you don’t know about parabens, read this article. I can’t say that ALL of the beauty products I use are paraben-free but owning a liner like this is certainly a step in the right direction.

For $7.49, you get a nice size liner with a smooth tip.

It doesn’t require any special pencil sharpener either. What really impressed me about the pencil is how dark, rich and creamy it is…

Oh la la, right? There was absolutely no tugging on the water line. Check out how it compares to Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Zero.

And then we did a quick smudge test….

And a water test…

Sally Hansen holds up pretty good, uh?

It’s great, y’all. Great! As far as its availability, you should be able to find it your local CVS and Rite Aid stores. A lot of U.S. Clumps readers have been able to find it so yay to Sally Hansen for having it all over. I just hope that it doesn’t get discontinued like…tomorrow. That would suck. A lot.

Have you tried this liner yet? Have you tried any drugstore liners that rocked your world? Or not so much?

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.