Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beauty Watch: October Makeup Wishlist

Happy Sunday and Happy October!

Can you guys believe that it's actually October??!! Crazy!

Anyway, I recently subscribed to People StyleWatch, and because of this, is now one of my favorite websites to visit. As I was browsing through their site, I saw their new Beauty Picks, and here are some makeup related products from their list that I would love to try:

1. Clinique Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour ($19.50,

This eye shadow packs a pretty powerful punch. The creamy color contains antioxidants to fight free radicals, peptides to smooth fine lines, and cucumber and aloe to soothe tired eyes – plus it stays put for up to eight hours.

How amazing is this?!
I love how this eye colour works as an eye shadow while soothing our eyes and smoothing fine lines -- that is multitasking at its best! ;)

2. Clarins Feed Good with Purchase Set 1 ($60,

Look good while supporting a great cause when you purchase the newest FEED bag. The charitable organization teamed up with Clarins to create this eye-catching pouch, which was designed by the founder's granddaughter Claire Courtin-Clarins and uses textiles handmade by Guatemalan artisans. Each pouch comes with three of the brand's most popular products, and each set sold will help the United Nations World Food Programme provide 10 school meals for kids in need.

I added this to my wishlist because it's for an amazing cause! The price may be a bit too high, but if we have $60 to spare, I believe this is a good thing to buy -- you'll get your Clarins products and a beautiful pouch, while providing 10 meals for kids. :)

3. Almay Oil Free Makeup Eraser Sticks ($5.50 for 24 swabs)

Whether you have a case of migrating mascara, a smoky-eye misadventure or a regrettable shadow decision, these makeup-remover-soaked swabs will erase all evidence of your makeup mishaps without requiring a complete redo. Plus, the gentle, oil-free formula hydrates and soothes the delicate skin around the eyes.

I totally NEED this! I have yet to perfect putting on eye makeup, so I am guilty of all three things mentioned above, haha. Plus, our eyes are very sensitive -- I get so obsessed over my eyes and I hate wiping away my eye shadow and mascara, so I think this will be a really good product to have. And the price is really reasonable. :)

4. Maybelline New York Limited Edition Designer Great Lash Mascara ($5.49,

Maybelline is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Great Lash Mascara and its sponsorship of New York City Fashion Week in style. It asked designers Vivienne Tam, Tracy Reese and Max Azria of BCBG to put their spin on the unmistakable pink and green tube, and the results are so cool, you’ll want them all.

I don't think if I've ever tried Maybelline mascara before, so I kinda want to try this one.
What do you guys think of Maybelline mascaras?

5. Fresh Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50,

Red lipstick is a big trend for fall but it can be a bit intimidating. Ease your way into the look with this universally flattering sheer balm, which can go from a light tint with one coat to a more vibrant glossy finish when layered.

I have old reviews of some of my red lipsticks, and I remember some fellow bloggers saying that they're kinda scared to go for such a bright and bold color -- guys, this is it for you! And I would love to have this for school... I love red lips, but I'm kinda apprehensive when it comes to wearing it to school, so I think this is a good product to have handy (along with my CoverGirl lip balm).

6. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 ($37,

Already big in Asia, blemish balms are making a splash in the USA as well. Clinique's version does it all, providing UV protection, calming irritation, hydrating, absorbing excess oil and fighting free radicals.

I've always wondered what BB means = blemish balms! Haha, I guess I'm a bit late getting on with this craze. I've heard so many good things about BB Creams, and I want to get one. I know there are a lot more affordable BB Creams out there, but Clinique's version sounds good, doesn't it?

7. CoverGirl LashPerfection Mascara ($5.99)

Want to look as if you’re naturally blessed with killer lashes? Snap up a tube of CoverGirl’s new LashPerfection mascara. Its conditioning formula and grooved brush ensure clump-free volume with nary a flake or smudge in sight.

I loooove CoverGirl!
My current go-to mascara is CoverGirl LashBlast mascara, so I think this one will be good as well. :)

Have you tried any of these products? Thoughts? Opinions?
Which of these products would you like to try?

I wish all of you a fantastic first week of October! :D


P.S. My Stages of Beauty giveaway is open until October 22nd -- I hope you can all join in!

Twitter? WhatMimiWrites :)


  1. Oooooooo I love it all! I would love to try the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. I love People Style Watch as well, never thought to check out the website!!! Going to now...thanks, Mimi!

  2. Sheri-- you're welcome! and that product sounds really good, doesn't it? :)

  3. What a great list :) I def want to try out the Clinique 8-Hour Eye Colour!!

    Hope you had a great weekend.


  4. ellie-- thanks!

    Natalie-- thanks, i hope you had a great weekend too!

  5. I can't believe it's already October either! I'm now dying to try the makeup removing swabs - will def. have to check those out!

  6. SewPetiteGal-- i really really want to try the swabs too! ;)

  7. Lovely picks, and I see BB creams are now invading US shores :) It's a wonder product, and though yes, Clinique is an established brand, I still prefer the Korean brands.


    A Single Girl's Musings

  8. Wi-- yup, they are. ;) what specific brands do you suggest?

  9. Nice stuff here*

  10. I'd like to have sugar passion tinted lip treatment! sounds great <3

  11. I love it all! I specially like Clarins and Clinique! <3<3

  12. Thanks for sharing! Awesome items!
    I just love Maybelline mascara, it works great!

  13. Interesting pot! My favourite is clinique! Come and visit my blog, and if you like it, follow me, I'll be waiting for you!

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  14. I would love to try those makeup erasers! They probably work much better than regular Q Tips.

  15. Oooo you know a couple of weeks ago I found something similar with the Almay eraser sticks for removing makeup, lipsticks, nail polish, mascara and I bought one to try.:D Although I haven't tried them yet hehe I am such a procrastinator :P. I want to know if they are a handy dandy thing. Now i need to get on moving so I can somewhat review them ;)


  16. lovely !

  17. i need to try those lid smoothies!!!

  18. i love anything Clinique and Fresh... great selections!

  19. Great! thanks for sharing this link XOXO

  20. Rita and Nicole-- :D

    Lina-- i really want to try that too!

    Elle-- thanks!

    Love and Sushi-- those are good brands! :)

    Cafe Moka-- i'm glad to hear it works great!

    Fabrizia-- i'll definitely visit!

    Marie a la Mode-- i bet they do too. ;)

    a!k0-- i am looking forward to your review!

    Marysia-- :D

    Krystal-- same here!

    Punctuation Mark-- i've always loved clinique too. :)

  21. Venus loves Virgo-- you're welcome!

  22. Those Almay swabs look amaazing!!

  23. Just the kind of info I need! I just purchased the Maybelline mascara!

  24. Taj-- they do!!! :)

    LUSH-- yay, please let us know how you like it! :)

  25. Love all your picks here! Looks like I have some shopping to do! Hehe!


  26. The covergirl mascara seems to be a quite interesting item. Definitely something I'd like to give a try!
    Thank you so much for your comment, I'm following you here too now!


  27. Annemarie-- haha. ;)

    Isabela-- you're welcome and thank you! :)

  28. I'm not a big beauty person, but Clarins bag looks like it's going to a great cause, like all of them I'm sure. thanks for posting.

    Liz Lizo

  29. Liz-- no problem! i like sharing new stuff i find with my fellow bloggers. :)

  30. I know, where did september go?!
    that red balm looks great!

    Chic on the Cheap

  31. Fun post! I want to try the lid smoothie and makeup eraser sticks.:D

    Happy October, Mimi!:D

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  32. LyddieGal-- it's crazy how time flies! :O

    Marie-- happy october! :)

  33. I have tried the mascara by cover girl and I looove it! =D

  34. Little Petite-- ooooh, i am definitely trying it then! :)

  35. I've always been a huge user of Clarins but the two products you've shared here I've not yet tried so will have to pop in to my local Myers :) Im looking for a new mascara to use too so will have to go by your reccomendation and give the cover girl one a go! Thanks for sharing.

    Anna xo

  36. Thanks so much for your very lovely comment,so glad you like it,means so much!
    I can see why you want all these beautiful beauty products,If I had the money I would definately by them all,Clinique is such a gorgeous brand,and great quality but come at a price!
    Hope your having a wonderful week,going to check out your giveaway now :D

  37. The maybelline mascara is amazing and a great price too!! You should definitely try it!!


  38. thanks for the reviews! im honestly a pretty big fan of clinique and yet i didnt know about those eyeshadows! i feel like giving it a try now! ;)

  39. Love the colors of the eyeshadows!

  40. Great Lash has always been my mascara, I Just love how they revamped the bottle! :) x

  41. Anna-- you're very welcome! i'm glad you liked these products!

    Kayleigh-- haha, same here! if money wasn't an issue, i'd definitely get all of these. ;)

    Karen-- i think i will, thanks for the recommendation!

    story about M-- :D

    Joanna-- it seems really cool. :)

    Audrey-- me too!

    Audrey Allure-- they're really pretty. :)

    menina-- i think i'm definitely gonna try it. :)

  42. I love the eye shadow and the makeup removal sticks. They are amazing.

  43. Sunny&Star-- i agree, they sound amazing!

  44. Thanks for showing us all these great products! Definitely thinking about trying the makeup swabs and the maybelline mascara.

  45. Second Hand Rose-- you are very welcome! :)

  46. Eraser sticks?! :O That is so cool.
    I need to get me some.


  47. Carrie-- i knooow, it's so cool! :)

  48. All of these products sound great. I really want to try the mascaras. I love mascaras! I also want the pouch. It's cute and you get to help out a cause. :)

    And how cool is the Fresh Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment? <3

    XoXo, Bree
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  49. I loveeeee your wishlist!! i want to try the clinique BB cream as well!! btw instead fo buyinng those q-tips with mu remover inside... maybe u can ust q-tips and a little bit of moisturizer? it's just as good =D and wont waste so much remover =]


  50. Alx-- wow, that is a good idea! thanks for the tip, i think i'll try that. :)

  51. hope you to get all of these! I love it all ! Clinique is such a good cosmetics brand

  52. Jo and Sue-- thanks, i really want to get these. :D