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At The Beauty Counter


Although I love indulging in high-end goodies and luxe treats as much as the next girl, I also fully get distracted by the colourful displays of drugstore cosmetics, and often pocket an item or two (after paying, obvi) even if I’m just supposed to be picking up a prescription or a last-minute grocery item. With that in mind, I thought I’d quickly highlight my five favourite beauty & body care finds – all of which you can score for under $15. If that’s not true love, I don’t know what is….

Maybelline Colour Tattoo EyeshadowsMaybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection – $8.99 each
I believe the Colour Tattoo line originally launched in Spring 2012, but it’s their newfound metallic line that really caught my eye. Delivering 24-hour, smudge-free wear, this creamy gel shadow is designed to give you a high-impact, long-wearing look. If you’re a little shy of the bold, bright fashionista look, start the way I did, with the champagne shimmer Barely Branded, which works great as a highlighter under your brows, on your cheeks, and at the inner corner of your eye. From there, don’t be surprised if you get hooked and dip into the other shades – from classic silver and gold to rosy pink and cobalt blue. A perfect pick for your adventurous makeup maven pal.

Physicians Formula Happy BoosterPhysicians Formula Happy Booster Blush – $11.95
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Physician’s Formula’s new Happy Booster line boasts both a super cute heart motif, and the promise to actually make you feel as good as you look. How you ask? Well for one, it’s infused with a violet scent, which in aromatherapy lore is said to provide an uplifting feel of joy. For another, all products in the Happy Booster collection have natural plant extracts said to mimic the euphoric feeling you get from endorphins, all while protecting your skin from environmental stress. While the entire collection is pretty darn sweet, I thought I’d highlight this pretty pink blendable blush that provides a touch of shimmer as well. Give it to your sweetheart if she’s going through a rough patch.

revlon file n peelRevlon File N Peel – $4.49
Consider this nifty product a nail file with legs. This nifty nail sander comes with six layers of file paper, so whenever one gets dull and chalky, simply peel it off and start on the next layer. Not only is it way smart, it’s also pretty savvy from a price standpoint. If your sister is an at-home manicure kinda gal, she’ll simply flip for this new nail care innovation.

LOréal-Paris-Féria-Wild-Ombré

L’Oréal Féria Wild Ombré – $10.99 each
Having shelled out a pretty penny to try a variety of ombre styles on my hair over the last 18 months (gold, pink, and copper have all made an appearance) I was pretty psyched to hear about an at-home kit to channel the same effect. With an easy-to-apply formula and brush, the look makes it possible for anyone with light to medium hair (super dark-haired folks may still be stuck with heading to the salon) to achieve a gentle ombre effect. If you’re unsure about this wildly popular hair trend, I can testify that it instantly lightens up your complexion, freshens up your look without a dramatic root-to-end transformation, and is still completely on-trend. Plus worst-case scenario, all you do is trim off the ends and start anew with your regular crop of hair. As an aside, these products are just hitting the shelves this month, so be patient if you haven’t seen them turn up at your drugstore just yet. For foolproof results, grab a box for your fair-haired friend and do an at-home spa night together!

Liquid Lipshine New York Color

New York Color Liquid Lipshine – $3.99
These ridiculously glossy, insanely cheap lipshines have been making virtual headlines – they actually trended on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, an impressive feat for a little tube of gloss. Then again, with ten shades and a non-sticky formula that’s guaranteed to turn heads, I can’t really blame the beautysphere for going a little crazy for this newbie product. Stock up on ‘em and dole them out to your girlfriends before a girl’s night out, and be prepared to pucker up!

So there you have it, my five recent finds in the drugstore beauty aisles. Sigh, whoever complains about the fact you can purchase beauty goods in seemingly unexpected places better give their head a shake. And with that, I’ve also got a fun giveaway: one lucky reader is going to score the entire Colour Tattoo Metals collection (that would be, all five shimmery shades pictured above). Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment here by February 25th with the bargain beauty buy featured in this post you’d most love to try.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around February 26th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Maybelline New York – Canada on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall with what Colour Tattoo Metal shade you’re most excited about trying!

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118 Responses to “At The Beauty Counter”
  1. Joan G says:

    Such great colours in the Maybeline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection.

  2. leah says:

    I’d love to try the colour tattoo by Maybelline in Barely Branded — can’t go wrong with this shade. I liked them (already) and left a comment. :)

  3. Wanda Washington says:

    I love the Color Tattoo Collection. I work long hours so it’d be great to have a shadow that outlasts my day.

  4. I’d like to try the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection the most.

  5. Liked Maybelline on Facebook. Not sure if we were supposed to post on their wall or here with what color we are most excited about trying, so I will do both :) I am most excited to try the Barely Branded colour. https://www.facebook.com/maybellinenewyork/posts/10151505148499880

    • CGG says:

      Hey Brenda, you post here with your favourite featured beauty find, and the Maybelline Page with the Colour Tattoo shade you’d most like to try.

  6. Taps says:

    Lipgloss and cheap!! its NYC for me..

  7. mousecat says:

    I’d most likely try the Booster Blush!

  8. Julie G. says:

    The New York Color Liquid Lipshine is something I’d be interested in trying.

  9. Rose says:

    I would like to try Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection – Esp. Rosy pink and cobalt

  10. Rose says:

    I already like Maybelline on FB- Holly Hill

  11. Danielle says:

    I’d love to try the Ombre colour but I doubt I could do it right :(

  12. Jennifer Deol says:

    The Revlon File n Peel looks practical – although the tattoo metal color shadows are fun-looking as well. I think I’ll look for both of them next time I’m out!

  13. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d like the Liquid Lipshine

  14. Alison Braidwood says:

    I like the metallic eyeshadows. The hair dyes look cool, but I’ve recently called it quits on dyes (I was dying my natural blonde hair various shades of red), as it’s a bother and doesn’t last very long (I wash my hair too often). But the ombre effect does look funky.

  15. Christine S says:

    I’d love to try the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

  16. thomas rusinak says:

    the colors are so original beautiful!!!

  17. Linda Klages says:

    Revlon File’n Peel

  18. Audrey Skinner says:

    I’d like to try the Happy Booster Blush.

  19. angela mitchell says:

    I’d most like to try the New York Color Liquid Lip Shine.

  20. angela mitchell says:

    Liked and commented on Maybelline’s Facebook Page

  21. linnett says:

    would like to try the Happy Booster Blush , thanks

  22. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    These cosmetics look exciting. I would love to win them!

  23. diane says:

    I’d love to try the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collections.

  24. diane p says:

    Left a comment on Maybelline’s facebook page.

  25. Sean Pynaert says:

    liquid lipshine

  26. Jayne M. says:

    I would love to try the Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Collection. Powder eyeshadow irritates my eyes so I’m always looking for a cream shadow. The long lasting feature would be an added bonus.

  27. I would love to try the L’Oréal Féria Wild Ombré

  28. Chantelle says:

    Eye makeup is my favorite and I rarely ever leave home without it. I love to play with colours and I’m not afraid to be bold in my everyday wear of it so I would love to try Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection because I’m always looking for something that will last all day.

  29. I liked and left a comment on Maybelline’s facebook page. (Karla Sceviour)

  30. Danielle says:

    Commented on Maybelline’s FB page – Danielle Floyd

  31. Debbie Petch says:

    I like theMaybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection.

  32. Debbie Petch says:

    I had already liked Maybelline New York Facebook.

  33. Karin Dollery says:

    I especially love the New York Color Liquid Lip Shine

  34. Tierra G says:

    The Colour Tattoo collection sounds great.

  35. nicoleR says:

    I am definitely going to try those New York Color Liquid Lipshines. What a bargain!

  36. Victoria Ess says:

    I really want to try the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection. They look super intense!

  37. Victoria Ess says:

    Liked and commented as Victoria Ess

  38. gmamaye says:

    Delivering 24-hour, smudge-free wear…is exactly what I need for my busy long workdays where I don’t have time to refresh the make-up before meetings and evening outings.

  39. gbomberry says:

    Love the color tatoos

  40. Maria Goulart says:

    would love to win the tatoos, love the colours

  41. Louise says:

    I’d like try the Booster Blush

  42. Louise says:

    I Like Maybelline New York – Canada on Facebook-fb name louise gilbert

  43. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    LOVE the poink shade of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection and am highly interested in trying that new Loreal hair dye. My long blonde locks are about due for a touch up!

  44. aclily19 says:

    I’d like to try the happy booster blush

  45. Kim says:

    I’d most like to try the Maybelinne Colour Tatoo Metal Collection. Hello neat colours!

  46. Beth Rosell says:

    I would most like to try New York Color Liquid Lipshine

  47. janicour says:

    Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

  48. Sarah Stickney says:

    L’Oréal Féria Wild Ombré

  49. Rajbinder Kaur Dhugha says:

    I’m always looking for something new to try on my lips but it has to be affordable!! The New York Color Liquid lip shine sounds perfect & there non-sticky, even better!

  50. Rajbinder Kaur Dhugha says:

    I’ve been following Maybelline Canada on Facebook or a while now!!
    I go by Binder Kaur :) I’ve posted a comment!
    Cheers

  51. Lee says:

    The Booster Blush is super cute

  52. Want to try the tatoo eye colour collection

  53. Lisa says:

    I would like to try the New York Colour Liquid Lipshine

  54. patricia says:

    love the eye colour collection

  55. Marlene V says:

    I would love to try the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

  56. L’Oréal Féria Wild Ombré

  57. Liked Maybelline on FB and commented on their wall

  58. Linda Chaput says:

    Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush is my favourite

  59. ZELDA GALLANT says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE WILD OMBRE BUT I WOULD GET SOMEONE ELSE TO PUT IT IN MY HAIR

  60. LOréal-Paris-Féria-Wild-Ombré would be my favourite product to try.

  61. Sydney D says:

    Would love to try the New York Color Liquid Lipshine! :)

  62. Sydney D says:

    Liked Maybelline Canada on FB, and posted a message :)

  63. shelsbels says:

    I want to try the ombre hair color

  64. killerpinky says:

    I would love to try the Feria wild ombre hair color!

  65. killerpinky says:

    definitely the Feria ombre hair color!

  66. Burcu says:

    Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

  67. Sean Pynaert says:

    booster blush looks good

  68. rumana fardaush says:

    would love to try the ombre hair coloring kit!

  69. Jamie B says:

    I’d love to try the Maybelline Colour Metal Tattoo Collection!

  70. Jessica says:

    I would love to try the NYC Lipshines.

  71. Diana Powell says:

    I would love the silver

  72. Dayna Wilson says:

    I want to try the tattoo metal!

  73. eleanor says:

    I’m going to look for the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection in stores. I like the shimmery colours and the long-lasting wear.

  74. krista maksymchuk says:

    The nail file is neat

  75. Erika E says:

    I’d like to try the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush.

  76. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I love to try the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush.

  77. Elaan says:

    The New York Colour Liquid Lipshine!

  78. Sara Macdonald says:

    I’d really like to try the blush! Looks pretty and sounds like it smells pretty too!

  79. Holly says:

    Revlon file n peel looks handy!

  80. Sherri F says:

    Liquid Lipshine

  81. stacey says:

    oh la la feria!!!

  82. sarah p says:

    I would love to try the Physicians Formula happy Booster Blush

  83. sarah p says:

    I already liked their facebook page, and commented, sarah perry

  84. julia g says:

    I really like the Colour Tattoo Metal.

    I have liked and commented on Maybelline Canada’s facebook page (Julia Grant)

  85. Barbara99 says:

    All the products look great! What I would most love to try is the Colour Tattoo Metal!

  86. Caila Seeley says:

    I would love to try the Colour Tattoo Metal. Looks amazing!

  87. melissa gauvin says:

    I want to try your Colour Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded

  88. Dreena says:

    I’d most want to try the NYC Liquid Lipshine. Love glosses!
    Thanks.

  89. Francesca says:

    I’d like to try the happy booster blush! looks fun and lovely in color!

  90. Lily says:

    I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection in Barely Branded!

  91. Frank C says:

    my daughter says she really likes the Colour Tattoo Metal.

  92. Vicki says:

    I’d want to try the Wild Ombre hair colour.

  93. Caroline M says:

    I’d love to try the Maybelinne Colour Tatoo Metal Collection. Would really make my eyes pop.

  94. Linda A says:

    Am most interested in trying the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

  95. Stephen k says:

    the REvlon File N Peel is a great idea

  96. ginette4 says:

    I would love to try the Physician’s Formula Blush

  97. ginette4 says:

    Already ike Maybelline New York Canada facebook page; Ginette Dube Anger
    posted

  98. Amy Johnson says:

    I’d like to try the Maybelline colour tattoo eyeshadow maybe in pink or blue !

  99. Jaimee Mcallister says:

    I would love to try the colour tattoo metal colection, im runnin low on shadows lol

  100. aimee says:

    file and peel

  101. KellyP says:

    The Revlon File n Peel is a great idea!

  102. holly messana says:

    i would like to try the liquid lipshine

  103. holly messana says:

    i commented on their facebook, would like to try the barely branded tatoo color

  104. Megan Young says:

    I would like to try Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection.

  105. nicolthepickle says:

    I would really like to try the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection.

  106. Maegan Morin says:

    I really love the Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Collection!! Soooo have to go find these now!!

  107. Alison K says:

    The bargain beauty buy featured in this post I’d most love to try is the “Revlon File N Peel – $4.49” ‘cos it’s never fun to have a file that no longer files.
    Bonus Entry: Liked Maybelline New York – Canada on Facebook and left a comment (https://www.facebook.com/maybellinenewyork/posts/139851489517470).
    Thanks.

  108. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Booster Blush.

  109. Debbie Petch says:

    I already liked Maybelline Facebook.

  110. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would like to try the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal Collection

  111. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like you on facebook as belinda m and posted

    prairiebelle44(at)gmail(dot)com

  112. Heather A says:

    The Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush.

  113. janet says:

    I would love to try the liquid lipshine!

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