NEW MAKEUP HAUL + REVIEWS: Milani, Jordana, Rimmel, Wet N Wild

New makeup is out in the drugstores!! I get so excited for the new releases, and in fact, my haul is a little large, so I've decided to split it into 3 posts. I hope you have a little money left over from Christmas, because I've got lots of goodies to share from Wet N Wild, Jordana, Rimmel, and Milani.

Wet N Wild

Wet N Wild has a new mascara, Lash Renegade, which features a ball at the end. These have been a trend in more expensive mascaras. The packaging makes it look almost like a perfume bottle. But minus one other mascara, I generally don't like WNW mascaras. This one isn't bad. It is growing on me!

Liquid Catsuit--Matte liquid lipsticks are still popular are this is WNW's version. I only have one shade, but this one is really patchy and hard to apply. You'll see at the end of this post. But wear time is decent and it's not crumbly like some liquid lipsticks. I might purchase another shade to give it another fair shot. Give Me Mocha is what is pictured above and it's too dark for me.

Other new WNW makeup: Photo Focus foundation and concealer that I skipped since I have dry skin. There are also some new liquid sponge compact contour and highlighters but I couldn't find them.


My eyes were immediately drawn to the Magnif'eyes Shadow palettes, and there are 3 of them, but they really do look similar. Pictured are Grunge Glamour, London Nudes, and Keep Calm & Wear Gold. There are a couple of matte shades out of the 12 and I wish there were more. Despite that, I really liked these palettes. Pics at the end.


Jordana is my under-the-radar brand because it's not always easy to find (I got these at Walgreens. Try Kmart or online.) but they're not bad for the price. The Sculpt N Go is a basic cream sculpting stick that comes in a few shades. I liked it since it's more towards the cooler browns. The Glow N Go is a strobing stick that comes in 3 shades--I have shade 2--and I really like this one. I accidentally bought 2 of the same shade, so I'm on the hunt to get the others. I like these better on dry skin for staying power. 


Milani had several new releases! They have a liquid highlight on one end and a cream sculpting stick on the other. Both products are not bad, but not sure I'd repurchase.

The concealer is tiny but packs a punch as a highlighting concealer.

Prime Light is a gorgeous highlighting primer that rivals one from MAC's Strobe Cream. Should I do a comparison?

The setting spray boasts 16 hours, but I haven't been able to test it that long! ;) It's been good so far. I don't have oily skin and the weather has been cool, so I'm interested to see how this one does in the spring.

Isn't this gorgeous? I saved it for the end. This is a face and eye strobe palette. You can use the shades individually or together. The copper looks best on my eyes but darker complexions can use it as a blush or highlight. The blush section in the lower left-hand corner is pretty but small. The highlight is decent and can be worn as shadow or highlight. I want all of them!

I had to put on ALL THE THINGS to show them to you. Please excuse these pics--I had the stomach flu so I wasn't really going for perfection here. And I wanted to show the true essence of these products. On my eyes is the Rimmel palette in London Nudes Calling. I'm also wearing the WNW mascara. On my face I had on a bb cream since I was headed to work and didn't want a full-coverage look like I normally show on the blog. On my cheeks is the Milani palette. I did highlight with the Jordana but it is such a pretty natural highlight that it doesn't photograph well. On my lips is the WNW Liquid Catsuit. Before you read me for my lipstick, I wanted to show how difficult this was to apply--so uneven!

And here's the makeup from the front. Overall, I was pleased with everything I purchased. Some of it wouldn't be repurchase status, but all of it was worthy of trying. Stay tuned for makeup from Maybelline and Revlon next week! Hopefully, I'll be back to a full week of posts!

Which of these would you try?

Extra Elle:
Snow this weekend, so I'm staying in with no plans!

Does my Instagram show up in your feed? I'm getting super frustrated over mine not showing up.


  1. I've never heard of Jordana. I'd like to check out the go and glow stick. I'd also like to try to Milani concealar and primer!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Milani is quickly becoming one of my favorite drugstore brands, and that powder highlighter looks gorgeous! I will have to scope that one out. Have a great weekend and stay warm!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. I really like Jordana products, their lip liner is my fav...I love that you scour the drugstores for new products to show us!!! Happy Weekend!

  4. I have never tried Milani but it looks like they have a great selection. The palette is gorgeous -- and I love that you can use the shades separately or together. I would love to see a comparison between Prime Light and the MAC version! Enjoy the snow and stay warm!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  5. That lip color is gorgeous on you! And I've never heard of Jordana but that glow stick sounds awesome. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. I love the wand on the wet n wild mascara - so awesome!! Jordana makes my favorite eyeliner EVER & I love Milani palette - it's beautiful! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. You're my go to for the latest beauty releases and you never disappoint!

  8. Oh my gosh! That Milani palette is just beautiful. No wonder you love it, Elle:) And I really wish Jordana is available here...sigh....

  9. So much new makeup! love it and your reviews :)

  10. I am so tired of IG changing up the feeds. Why couldnt they have just left it for the timing things got posted. That just makes the most sense anyways ... only feeds into the already popular feeds & really hurts the 'normal' people. UGH....

    Good for you putting on make up for a post while you had the flu. You are a trooper.
    I'm impressed with the Wet N Wild mascara.

  11. That strobe palette is gorgeous! Love that it's for both your face and eyes! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. I love the look of that Milani palette, it's so pretty and something I would immediately be drawn too. It's a shame Milani isn't as easy to get hold of here in the UK but I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for it when I visit LA later this year x

  13. I picked up a few new releases for a post next week! Milani has a ton of new products out! Love that lip color...to bad it's not the best. & yes, your IG pops up on my feed. :)
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  14. I don't think I have anything from Milani! The Prime Light looks gorgeous. I really do like the little ball thing (or whatever you call it) on the end of mascara! I am guessing you got the Butter mascara in the Fab Fit Fun box? It's my first mascara with a ball on the tip and I am hooked!


  15. The Milani highlighter looks so pretty!

  16. That Milani face and eye strobe palette is beautiful! I think that I'm in love! I hope that you stay warm with all the snow this weekend!

  17. Never heard of Milani or Jordana, thanks for the introduction! I love the eye and cheek look! You look wonderful for being sick. Have a great weekend!

  18. Girl, you are a rockstar. I can't believe you took these pictures while you had the stomach flu. Also, you look much better sick than I do, haha! Anyway, thanks for these reviews! I love when you talk about drug store makeup!

  19. So many goodies! I want to try out the wnw foundation, I was hoping that you picked it up lol! Those Rimmel palettes look so pretty, they remind me of the NYC palette that I have. And the Milani highlighter is so pretty!

  20. Milani is secretly one of my favourite make up brands of all time, and that includes high end brands like Chanel, Urban Decay, etc! They have some really nice products and super pretty colours! Rimmel has some great foundations as well, but for some reason I haven't found any Rimmel products yet that I love :( Although I should probably check out those eyeshadows because those look very pretty. Great haul and thanks for the reviews!

  21. The Milani face and eye strobe looks so pretty and like it'd work with various complexions!

  22. I need new mascara! I will have to try that. I also need to learn how to do eye makeup. I'm such a novice! Hope you're feeling better! Happy Weekend!

  23. I love that lipstick on you, shame its patchy. I really want to try that WNW one.

    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

  24. You're not alone that has no luck with Wet n Wild mascaras, I am the same. The only products that caught my eyes from this list are from Milani. I need to check them out. And yes, please do a comparison post on Mac Strobe cream vs Miani Prime Light.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  25. Sorry you had a stomach flu, hope you are better now! I liked the Lash Renegade and I like dark colors for mascaras, cause the tips of my lashes are blond - I believe yours too. I looooved the creamy stick by Jordana and loved the eye shadows of Milani - I would like to use it as a cheek highlighter? Maybe? It looks so nice! And you look really beautiful!

  26. I'm intrigued by the Lash Renegade mascara :)

  27. I hadn't even heard of Jordana. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  28. Oh I want to try some of those Milani products! Great post girl!

    Xx Taylor

  29. Ohhh I am super interested in the Rimmel palettes and that Milani! You look absolutely gorgeous!

  30. I get super excited for new drugstore launches. All I know is I need that Milani palette ASAP. It's absolutely gorgeous.
    Simera |Beautetude

  31. I could have dropped major $$ at the drugstore the other day. So much new stuff! I really want to try the Wet n Wild mascara. It's at the top of my list. I look at the WnW foundation, but the lightest shade is way too dark for me so that's a no go. Your instagrams show up in my feed!

  32. I just saw those Jordana face products last week. I might have to go back for the highlighter. Did you see their new lip shades?

  33. Somehow I deleted my comment I just left :/ Hope you're feeling better Elle and staying warm! Lots of fun things here, I want to try the Rimmel eye palettes.

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  35. That Prime Light sounds interesting. I'd love a comparison! And the Milani palette is just gorgeous! I love the colors and look of it!

  36. The eyeshadows look lovely.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

  37. Love the overall look!


  38. What an amazing haul! The eye shadow is gorgeous on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  39. Out of all of them, the strobing palette looks most interesting. I think I would use it on my eyes only, not really a fan of glow on the rest of my face, but just lookingat it in the pan is amazing.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  40. I do like th shadow palette though I have to agree they all seem very similar!


  41. This is an amazing haul, i would love to try Wet n Wild liquid matte lipstick. You look lovely.

  42. That Milani face and eye strobe palette looks dam gorgeous! Reminds me almost on those hourglass eyeshadows. Would love to pick it up but none of my drugstores carry Milani! Happy new year sweet Elle! xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

  43. I actually really like the glowy look on your cheeks. I'll have to see if I can find that Milani product! We only have one store around here that sells Milani, so it's hit or miss.


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