Thursday, April 01, 2010

Black Radiance Sale Haul + Swatch

I love RiteAid!
I think they carry better deals then Walgreens and Walmart - CVS is just too expensive even when they carry special sales. Plus, no hassle on makeup returns.

Anyways, every often RiteAid has stickered priced clearance items that are 75% off and BOGOs every week. Either BOGO Free or 50% off. This week they had sticker clearance on Black Radiance, Tropez and NYC. Majority where gone by the time I looked around but Black Radiance still had their products mostly stocked apart from the concealers.

I have swatches of lipstick in 5022B Pink Passion followed by a mini review below.

The closes lipstick dupe I own. MAC Hollywood Nights (le)




And to show how it looks on me - don't mind how the makeup doesn't match.

Lipstick Review - 5022B Pink Passion
The lipstick actually came out nicely pigmented. It glided on a bit smoothly and felt slightly creamy and had a somewhat matte finish. Had good staying power. They have a decent color selection. Mostly in darker shades for women of color. Would recommend.
RiteAid Priced: original $1.99 - on clearance $0.50!

Foundation Creme Review - 6813 Cafe Latte
I've read creme stick foundations were ideal to cover up blemish scars and I have a ton of those. This was easily blendable and it layers on nicely. Somewhat matte and powdery finish. I have to give it proper time to see if any breakout occurs but for the most part, I only used it sporadically and dabbed were needed so none that I can see. It covered blemishes well. If you have similar skin tone color as me, I'd check this out. The selection is generous (I want to guess around 10). I like that this drugstore brand caters to women of color but fairer skin people can check out their other products. Only concealer and foundations are for those of tan/dark skin tones. Would recommend.
RiteAid Priced: original $7.99 - on clearance $1.99!

The best part? The Foundation came with a manufacture sticker for $2.00 off! I got this basically for FREE and a penny back, lol.

I'mma go back and stock up a bit for my makeup kit.
Anyone ever tried the Black Radiance brand - whether or not you're a WOC?
Recommendations are welcomed!

Celly

12 comments:

  1. All drug store makeup is overpriced, that's why I only buy during a bogo. lol

    Great finds. I need to head to my local Rite Aid.

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  2. I really like their brand. Those were some phenonminal deals. I would have stocked up like no other. Wish I had Rite Aides here. U should try there blushes. Terrific pigmentation n staying power for drugstore. Love the l/s color u got.

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  3. I was always scared to try B. R... I think I may have to hit up a Rite Aid today

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  4. I am loving that lipstick color!!! I've tried their lipglosses and I have a blush shimmer thing from them. Everything I've used I really like.

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  5. That lipstick really pops against your skintone! I love the coral on your eyes. I saw it in your previous post and I think I forgot to comment.

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  6. You look gorgeous. I love the lipstick.

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  7. Lipstick is beautiful! I wish I had a Rite Aid here, all we have is Walgreens =/

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  8. Never heard of that brand, but it's great that drugstore brands are finally catering to WOC :3

    That lipstick is HOTTTT

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  9. is it me or do you get more and more beautiful each time I check back to your blog?

    You look STUNNING! (As always )

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  10. It look gorgeous on you, I have some BR blushes and they're SO pigmented, it's insane!

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  11. i love that colour very pretty
    xx mw

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  12. i want these black radiance lipcolors. My husband bought for me from Texas.I am from India. Unfortunately i lost my kit. I searched in India but this brand is not available. Can you please do the needful. Please email me at sunandag22@gmail.com

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