Sunday, January 22, 2012

75% OFF Select Milani Cosmetics at your local CVS!

As a beauty blogger, I pretty much have a weekly routine of checking out my local drugstore makeup aisles, taking note of all of the new sales and product displays. My drugstore of "choice" is CVS Pharmacy, as most of the time, I fine a little gem in the rough, ticketed to a price too good to pass up.

Sometimes there aren't any good sales going on, but I always make sure to quickly scan each brand section, looking for a little neon orange sticker. That wonderful little sticker means that the item is a whopping 75% off. 

So you can imagine my excitement last night when several items on the Milani Cosmetics Display had orange labels on them! In my opinion, Milani is an awesome brand. You don't hear too much about the brand because they don't do much advertising, are hard-to-find, a little pricey, and they rarely ever go on sale! 

Not everything is on clearance, but there is a good number of bronzers, blushes, nail polishes, nail art pens, eye liners, lipsticks, etc, that are all a part of the amazing deal. 

*Note, if you go to your local CVS and don't see labels on the Milani cosmetics, make sure to take some (select) items to the price-checker, as they should scan the clearance price.

Onto the goodies I purchased!
milani mineral blushes
Milani Minerals Blush is a talc-free pressed mineral powder blush. It's lightweight, pigmented and has a smooth finish. It's available in 4 shades: Sunset Beach, Mai-Tai, Luminous and Sweet Rose. I purchased 3 of the four shades, and have yet to test them out on my face, but I'm excited to try them! I've known for a while that Luminous is a dupe for Nars' popular Orgasm Blush. They do appear quite similar.

Heavy Swatches of the three shades:
milani mineral blush swatches

Milani Minerals Compact Makeup
Milani Minerals Compact Makeup is a talc-free, pressed mineral powder with a sheer to medium coverage that builds wonderfully. Granted, I've only tested it twice so far, it seems to be a very nice powder. It also has pretty good reviews! It's available in 8 shades, and I picked the shade Nude Buff, which I believe is the lightest shade.

Milani Body Bronzer
Milani Body Bronzer is a cream bronzer that adds a bronze shimmer and glow to your body. I find it a little heavy, but mixed with a lotion, it gives a nice golden sheen to the skin.

Milani Mandarina and Berry Rich Lipstick
Milani Color Perfect Lipstick are creamy, pigmented and opaque coverage lipsticks in a variety of finishes. The formula is great, but I wish there was a better variety of colors to choose from! Some shades have large, gritty glitter, while some have a lustrous, cream finish. There weren't many shades that interested me, but I chose Mandarina, a bright orange, reminiscent of MAC Neon Orange & Morange Lipsticks. Berry Rich is a bright, cool-toned raspberry shade with rosy undertones.

Swatches:
milani mandarina swatch

Milani Nail Polish
Milani Nail Lacquer is available in a wide variety of shades. Although the shade selection is very limited at select CVS stores, they do have a pretty good selection of trendy shades. I only picked up two colors for the upcoming Spring & Summer, Pink Pop and La Vie En Rose.

Would you believe I only paid $13 for all of this!? The total was actually about $20 after taxes, but I had a couple CVS coupons & extra cash from my previous trip at CVS. The 75% sale gave me a total savings of $51.15 (before tax)!!! Totally awesome.

Definitely check your local CVS for this great deal!

28 comments:

  1. I wish I would live in US. In Italy you can't find them in any shop :(

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  2. same! in canada!! we have a superstore, but they only carry a few selected milani products such a shame </3

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  3. btw, have you tried the new maybelline bouncy blushes?

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  4. The luminous blush looks amazing. Love the red lipstick too

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  5. Milani is one of my favorite drugstore brands. Their 3d Glitzy glamour gloss is a must have for any kind of lipstick. Great haul.

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  6. I had did a haul too! Check mine out on my blog :)

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  7. I went today to CVS to get Mai-Tai and Sunset Beach. I was sad to find that they were all gone; they had tons of Luminous. They had all the lip mixer glosses and a couple of lipsticks but all I really wanted were the two blushes, so I stopped myself from buying anything else.

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  8. Thank you for the heads up! I will check my local CVS tomorrow. I have been looking to get myhands on Mandarina.

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  9. Mai Tai looks gorgeous! Hope my CVS still has it..

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  10. I love sales too. But I've been trying not to visit my nearby drugstores, because I always end up buying wonderful things on sale that I don't need. =]
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  11. running to cvs asap!! thanks for the heads up :)

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  12. love all the items you got!!! those nail polish had great colors too!!!


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  13. You got some great deals! I didn't know about this sale but rather stumbled on it, but sadly there really wasn't much available. I got the blush in Sweet Rose and the HD Concealer. Lovely post. xx

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  14. it seems like theres always sales on cosmetics in the US. we dont here... only 3 for 2 thats it!

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  15. The blushes look GORGEOUS!!! :) Thanks for the swatches :D

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  16. I LOVE Luminous! The lipsticks shades are lovely as well. Will definitely have to stop by CVS! Ty Ty for the swatches!

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  17. 75% off!! Wow:) I hope the CVS out here have them on sale!! Thanks for the heads up!!

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  18. 75% off!! Wow:) I hope the CVS out here have them on sale!! Thanks for the heads up!!

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  19. Thanks, was able to get few nail polish ...one very nice colour was gold dust,also few lipsticks and hd advance concealer.
    Also eye shadows in royalty and shamrock.

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  20. WOW! What a great deal! I want mandarina so badly~

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  23. I just checked my local cvs and they had it! I was so surprised too since i live a million states away from you.
    -Also mine didn't have the sticker on it but i got it price checked and it was indeed 75% off! Such a sweet steal! Thanks!

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  24. thanks for the tip! picked up nailpolish for $2!

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