Foundation Swatches, & Nail Polish, at the Drugstore (March 2017)

I had some time to kill at a couple of drugstores recently, while I hunted for a new foundation, so here are more foundation swatches I did, plus some photos of new collections I spotted.

Brands covered: Cutex, Joe Fresh, L’Oréal, Pixi by Petra, Sensationail, and Vasanti.

First, the foundation swatches!

Joe Fresh – Daily Boost Fluid Foundation

CA$18

This foundation seemed a little too shiny, but the consistency was pretty nice and smooth. It’s not too thick nor too pigmented. I appear to be in-between shades Bisque and Sand. Sand looks like it’d be a nice summer foundation for me. The three shades I swatched are all quite yellow-based, no peachiness.

Joe Fresh Daily Boost Fluid Foundation
Swatches of Bisque, Sand, & Almond
Joe Fresh Daily Boost Fluid Foundation
Swatches of Bisque, Sand, & Almond

L’Oréal – Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

CA$22

I really liked the texture of this foundation: not too liquidy and it blended into my dry skin nicely. The finish was very pretty and natural-looking. I’ve had luck with some other L’Oréal liquid foundations (True Match and True Match Lumi), so I think I’ll have to try this one, soon. $20 on sale is still a bit much, though. What’s going on at the drugstore?!

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Quo by Orly Nail Polish in Beyond the Sea

Quo — Beyond the Sea (Nail Polish by Orly) Swatch & Review

Brand: Quo

My local Shoppers Drug Mart was clearancing some Quo by Orly polishes, and although some of the shades available were kind of dried out (really, Shoppers?), I managed to rescue two polishes (here is my review of the other one) that were in good shape. I guess I’ll see in a few months whether these also dry out…

Beyond the Sea (59376) is a vibrant cobalt blue with matching and aqua blue microglitter. The color, though not the finish, is similar to Chanel Vibrato, a striking cobalt blue cream.

Gillian Anderson as Carmen Sandiego Bedelia du Maurier in Hannibal, Season 3
Gillian Anderson as Carmen Sandiego Bedelia du Maurier in Hannibal, Season 3

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Quo by Orly Nail Polish in Ravishing Maze

Quo — Ravishing Maze (Nail Polish by Orly) Swatch & Review, Plus Horror Movies for Wimps

Brand: Quo

Happy Halloween to you all!

Halloween is tomorrow, and I just had to post this glittery autumnal orange!

My local Shoppers Drug Mart was clearancing some Quo by Orly polishes, and although some of the shades available were kind of dried out (really, Shoppers?), I managed to rescue two polishes that were in good shape. I guess I’ll see in a few months whether these also dry out…

Ravishing Maze (59415) is a rich, pumpkin orange packed with amber microglitter. This stuff is really glittery, even in dim light!

Pumpkin spice
Image: bostoncommoncoffee.com

The name is pretty weird, though. I don’t get what they’re referencing…maybe a play on maize? But why spell it as maze, then? And what’s so ravishing about it? Someone please enlighten me!

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