Being the product junkie that I am, I’m always on the lookout for the next best affordable thing. I say affordable because I’m always on a budget but that doesn’t mean I want to skimp on quality. Some drugstore level brands can be hit or miss. But when you find one that does work, you seriously stock up! That’s why drugstores like CVS can be a very dangerous (but very fun!) place.
So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review some of the products from the exclusive Makeup Academy Brand Shop at CVS. The UK based beauty brand is making its way stateside, with a $4 to $25 price range. They have everything from lip color to professional brushes, in sleek and expensive looking packaging.
The Color Intense lipstick selection was the first thing that caught my eye, with a wide range of colors from the daytime neutral to the rich and bright. I had a shade from each extreme and both performed really well. The colors were rich, the lipstick glided on smooth, and the staying power was decent (made it through a day of work!). It didn’t dry my lips out either, which is a major plus.
Mulberry is a muted burgundy color that’s perfect for a daytime look. The barely there look is so on trend this Fall and this shade is just a kiss of color if the nude lip is not your thing.
Coral on the other hand is like a bold dose of summer I don’t want to let go off. It’s just the right shade of orange, looking just as vibrant on my lips than it does in the tube.
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FTC Disclosure: Products in this review were received as free samples for review. All opinions are my own.