Friday, 19 July 2013

Drugstore Favourites

I've seen a few of these post and videos recently and I think they're a great idea. I love drugstore makeup so i've chosen my favourite products from each category of makeup. This was surprisingly easy for me to do, I did find that I do love highend blushes though, that seems to be my weakness for sure. 
Primer - Witch Anti Blemish Skin Clearing Primer - I've tried a good few of the primers available in the drugstore and this is the only one i've stuck to. It helps with oil control and keeps my makeup in place all day. It also claims to help with blemish which I haven't noticed but it definitely doesn't break me out. 
Foundation - Bourjous Healthy Mix Radiance Reveal - Bourjous just get it spot on when it comes to base products, this foundation reminds so much of more expensive foundations with the way it wears and looks on the skin. It lasts well on my oily skin and doesn't cling to dry patches. 
Concealer - Bourjous Healthy Mix Concealer - There are a good few concealers I love but i've picked this one because it is a great all rounder. It works just as well under the eyes as it does on redness or blemishes. It lasts really long on the skin to.
Powder - Seventeen Pressed Powder - This is definitely my all time favourite powder, it's is so finely milled and sets my makeup without it being cakey. I don't hear enough people talk about this, this is my second one and I will always repurchase it. 
Blush - Natural Collection Blusher in Peach Melba - As I said at the start, high-end blushers are my weakness however the Natural Collection blushes are the best i've found and for £1.99 they don't break the bank. Peach Melba is definitely the best shade, it's a lovely peachy pink shade that looks lovely on the cheeks. 
Bronzer - NYC Sunny Bronzer - Not the easiest bronzer to get your hands on in the UK but if you can it's pretty awesome. It is a matte bronzer which adds a lovely warmth to the skin and looks great on pale skin. 
Highlighter - ELF Golden Bronzer - This is definitely more of a highlighter than a bronzer, it comes with 4 shimmery shades which look just as good on their own or swirled together. It's shimmery but doesn't have chunky glitter in it so looks lovely on the skin. 
Mascara - L'oreal Telescopic and Volume Million Lashes - L'oreal definitely do the best mascaras from the drugstore. The Volume Million Lashes is definitely my favourite however I don't have it at the moment, i'm currently using the Telescopic mascara which adds lots of lengths and makes the lashes look defined. 
LinersRimmel Scandaleyes and Sleek Eau La La - Rimmel definitely know what they're doing when it comes to liners, their nude one is perfect for waking up the eyes and the Taupe shade looks lovely smudge out on the lid. I also have to give a mention to the Sleek Eau La La liners since they come in lots of different shades and can also be used as lip liners!
Shadow Bases - Maybelline Colour Tattoos - The closest i've found to the beloved MAC Paint Pots, I don't find these last as well but they're a great cheap options, I just wish they would bring out more shades in the UK.
Brows - Collection Brow Definer in Blonde - It is so hard to find a good brow pencil for blondes, this is the best i've found and it is super cheap. The shade is an ashy blonde which is a great match, it is also waxy so stays put all day. 
Eye shadows - Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette and Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in What's Nude - Eyeshadows are another product I ten to treat myself to the high-end offerings. If you can get your hands on Wet N Wild the Comfort Zone palette is pretty darn awesome, for the price the quality of these are just incredible. Something I've found that is a little easier to get hold of in the UK is a this Soap & Glory offering, not as cost affective but the quality is fab and this is the perfect nude quad. 
Lipstick - Rimmel and Revlon Lip Butters - The Kate Moss lipstick by Rimmel are pretty darn awesome, the shade 107 is my go to berry lip in the Winter. An honorary mention has to be given to the Lip Butters to, not really a full on lipstick but this balmy numbers are always finding their way into my handbag. I think I have over 10 now which shows how much I love them.
Lipgloss - Barry M Lip Gloss - I don't often wear lipgloss but my favourite ones definitely the Barry M ones, this coral shades is perfect for Summer and the non sticky formula feels so lovely on the lips. 

Nails - Barry M Nail Paints and Gelly Hi Shine - Barry M have such an amazing colour range and the formula of their polishes is top notch. I love both the regular nails paints on the Gelly versions. For the price i'm yet to find something that beats them.

So that's all my drugstore favourites, hopefully this was interesting and if you're popping into Boots or Superdrug soon I would definitely recommend checking out some of these products. What are some of your favourite drugstore products? 


  1. I love that primer and I really should put down the Benefit and use peach melba again x

  2. oh I that bronzer is my wish list! ^_^ <3

  3. I agree, Barry m are so great and such a decent price:)

  4. I love Natural Collection blushes, they are such good value for money! I also really love the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and Rimmel lipsticks. There are heaps of goodies in the high street, just need to find them! x

  5. I have got my eyes on wet n wild palette :)

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  7. I love the Natural Collection blushes and Barry M nail polishes are amazing

  8. I love roundup favorites posts like this. I've heard a lot about that Collection 2000 concealer, but haven't been able to find it here. The Collection Brow definer looks so good, too

  9. I've not tried half of these so I'm definitely going to try some of them out, I've not even seen the Witch primer before! xx

  10. i love the wet n wild comfort zone. love it more than my naked palette even


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