With few exceptions, these days I don’t watch very many beauty videos on YouTube anymore but recently one of Carah Amelie’s videos popped up in my recommended list. It was her 2017 favorites video and in it she raved about the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder in Peach. I was intrigued so the next time I was at Walmart picking up prescriptions, I moseyed on over to the beauty section and grabbed one of the Hard Candy peach correctors. If I remember correctly, it was $6 which is kind of pricey for Walmart but the tube’s huge, so it makes it feel like I’m getting my money’s worth.
Well, that purchase got me thinking about peach correctors in general and I suddenly recalled my local CVS had recently installed a new L.A. Girl display. I had tried the L.A. Girl HD Pro Conceal years ago and, despite the raves it gets in the beauty community, I wasn’t impressed by the coverage or formula. But it’s been years and my skin and preferences have been known to change over time, and perhaps I got a bad tube back in the day, so I wanted to give it another shot. I thought the concealer lacked coverage but perhaps I’d have a better opinion of the HD Pro Conceal corrector. After all, I don’t really need high coverage in a corrector. If I recall, there were 6 different corrector shades in the display. I picked Peach which cost $3.99 at CVS.
My local CVS reset several of their drugstore makeup displays last week just in time for the Physicians Formula, e.l.f. and Wet n Wild CVS ExtraBuck promos. I tossed my receipt but I’ll try to list all the prices I remember.
- The new Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SFP 20 in LN3 ($15.29). There are 16 shades available on Physicians Formula’s website divided into 4 subcategories: Light, Medium, Dark and Deep. The 3 lightest shades in the display were Light Cool 1 (LC1), Light Warm 2 (LW2) and Light Neutral 3 (LN3).
- I went kind of crazy and purchased 4 Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipsticks ($8.19 each): 2 more tubes of Berry Healthy, 1 more tube of Bare With Me, and 1 tube of Vitamin Beet. I’ll probably put a couple of my backups on my blog sale page soon, so look out for those in case you’re interested.
- e.l.f. Blushing ($3). It’s been ages since I owned any e.l.f. makeup but this color really caught my eye.
- e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush.
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow ($4.99). I believe this is the shade that tarababyz says is a dupe of her favorite Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder.
- Wet n Wild Nutty eye shadow. Honestly, I only bought this to reach the ExtraBucks threshold. I hardly ever wear eye shadow these days, so this is definitely going to wind up on the blog sale.
- Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer in Light/Med Beige ($3.99). The color range sucks. The lightest shade, Light Ivory, is a little lighter than my skin tone but very pink. The second lightest shade, Light/Med Beige is a little darker than my skin tone but warmer. I decided to go with the slightly darker concealer because the undertone’s right and if I blend it enough I’m sure I can make it work. Whenever I use a too pale, too pink concealer to spot conceal, it’s always too conspicuous.
NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer – Beige
I’m still really loving NYX’s Gotcha Covered but I noticed recently that my dark circles have shifted from brown to purple. “Light,” the pinkish concealer shade that worked splendidly at brightening brown discoloration was no longer cutting it, so I decided that what I needed was a moisturizing, dewy, peachier concealer.
I could’ve gone with a peachy corrector to pair with the Gotcha Covered concealer shade that I already owned but I have fine lines and thin, dry under eyes, so I want to avoid layering too many products in that area. I don’t even bring my foundation up into my under eye area because I worry about it looking too heavy and cakey when topped with concealer. And forget about setting powder. My skin is so dry it sets itself.
Since I’m already a fan of the NYX Gotcha Covered formula, I decided to give the peachy “Beige” shade ($5.99) a try.
Nothing too exciting. I only got the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX05 and the bareMinerals Invisible Bronze bronzer in Fair to Light, and both are products I’ve bought and reviewed on the blog before.
Over the holidays I made one small Sephora order for the Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick in Volatile. Although I really liked the lipstick’s creamy texture, it was a complete glitter bomb and the color was too brown for my liking. I returned Volatile but the experience wasn’t a total waste because I ended up really liking the free sample of IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination concealer that had been included in my order.