Starting with L'Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal Peel Pads part of the new Revitalift range currently only available in the US. You'll have already read about my favourite exfoliating toners in this handy pad form so I couldn't resist trying these. Anti-wrinkle and brightening pads designed to resurface dull or rough skin with Glycolic Acid. The pads themselves are thicker than others I've used and are great to reach for for days when my skin isn't playing ball. Would I go to such effort to get hold of these in future? Probably not, they've been great to try but at the same price point as other favourites I'll stick with what I can pick up in the UK.
Moving onto L'Oreal 24 Hour Matte Waterproof Foundation which is available in the UK although I hear it's a different formula - and that worries me. I LOVE this foundation and it's swiftly moved into holy grail territory since appearing in my August Favourites so I need to know whether to stock up on the US version or risk trying the one found on my local high street. Rose added this to my goodies as she'd been unable to track down the newer release, L'Oreal Glow Foundation (never fear I have since purchased for myself and my thoughts are forthcoming). I was so pleased as I'd had my eye on this but had not been able to justify it's purchase.
For a high street foundation the coverage is flawless and I'm confident enough in it's finish that I've taken it away on all my recent holidays due to the added bonus of a travel friendly tube. My only concern is I've gone through it at a rapid rate and fear it's coming to the end of it's life. Whilst I'm loving the foundation from my Chanel Haul I could happily settle with this drugstore alternative.
A disappointing product was the Wet n Wild Color Icon Ombre Blush in Princess Daiquiris. I'm a big fan of Wet n Wild as a brand and usually find there products have great pigment. This blush did not. I enjoy blusher and the pop of colour it gives to cheeks and whilst I don't mind a subtle flush of colour on occasion this felt like it did nothing for me.
Maybelline Color Jolt Lip Paints are now available in the UK, called Color Drama Lip Paints although I believe there are some differences in shades as I can't find Talk Back Red, the one I have in the line up. This product is another thumbs up and I've since purchased two further shades on my travels. A rich red I find this product creamy, doesn't dry the lips out and is easy to apply. For lasting power this does well and it's such an easy product to slip in my handbag I grab it often for days when I'm out and about.
Finally is the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick which again is now available to pick up on the US high street. I have the shade Medium Nude Glow and interestingly have a number of similar highlighting sticks that I'll be posting about soon - they are clearly one of those products that all the brands are sharing right now. My biggest issue is perhaps my lack of 'skill' but I know where I am with powder products. When using these creams sticks I wonder if my unimpressed stance is because I'm applying on top of a powder blush and we know the rule, creams before powders. I'm persevering and am interested to see how it compares to others I have to see if it's the product type or particular brand I'm not keen on. Stay tuned, and do let me know what your thoughts are on strobing sticks.