Tuesday, 18 November 2014

BBW - Drugstore Gems.


Welcome to the second post of Budget Beauty Week
Now we all have those treasures that we're actually proud to have come across whilst scouring the shelves at our local drugstores. The products that we recommend whole-heartedly if someone's looking for a new base, moisturiser, lipstick...whatever. 
Today, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite drugstore gems.

Getting the non-makeup bits out of the way first, the Loreal Absolute Makeup Remover Eye & Lip is the best for getting rid of stubborn eyeshadow/mascara. I just bob a little on a cotton pad, swipe it over my eye a few times and it's all gone. Amazing, and only £4.99.
Dry Shampoo (not diamonds) is definitely a girl's best friend. Batiste Dry Shampoo is the best I've come across anywhere. It comes in a range of scents and now colours, so there's one to suit everyone.
A lip balm is a must for any girl's handbag and Nivea's Milk and Honey lip care smells lovely, glides on smoothly and moisturises well too. 
Onto the makeup bits, first up is the Loreal True Match foundation - raved about all over the blogosphere and for good reason. It comes in a vast range of shades (an achievement in itself for any drugstore brand) and blends seamlessly into the skin. It lasts well and looks lovely. Two big thumbs up from me. 
A second foundation that I believe to be brilliant is the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. It offers a good amount of coverage whilst still appearing undetectable on the skin. I've found that it doesn't cake and it doesn't stick to dry patches. For £8.99, it's a steal. 
A recent addition to my primer collection is the Max Factor Face Finity. I bought this on a recommendation from The Sunday Girl, and I'm more than happy I did. It truly is like glue for your makeup. It keeps my foundation in place much longer than any other I've tried and I've been using it every day since buying it last week. Not the cheapest of primers at the drugstore but I think it's worth the money. 
Concealer-wise, I was going to talk about the Collection Lasting Perfection, but everyone already knows how good that one is. I've decided to focus on an overlooked one in the form of Maybelline's Better Skin concealer. Not the greatest colour range, but brilliant for the under-eye area. It's creamy and glides on effortlessly - set with a powder, this stuff lasts all day.
For blush, Natural Collection do amazing ones and all for £1.99. They're highly pigmented and come in a range of shades for the healthiest of flushes. One of my favourites is Peach Melba, a lovely peachy number that brightens up my face. 
As a girl with oily skin, I've got to be setting that base. The cult classic - Rimmel's Stay Matte is great. It's compact, lasts a long while and keeps oils at bay for a good few hours before needing to be re-applied. I'm also a fan of Soap & Glory's One Heck of a Blot but the Rimmel one is much cheaper. 
A nude lipstick is great for everyday wear. It requires no effort, concentration and 9/10 you don't even need a mirror to apply it. A favourite of mine is the Loreal Collection Privee in Cheryl's Nude (which I think is now J-Lo's nude) - a dusty pink that adds a 'my lips but better' look. 
My bold lip option would have to be Rimmel's Kate Moss Lasting Finish in 107. Again, a cult classic amongst bloggers and youtubers. A matte berry shade that lasts forever and looks incredible on any and everyone. 

A vast array of drugstore picks that I honestly would never like to be without. Re-purchases are consistently made for these products and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for another instalment of Budget Beauty Week

Lauren
xo

8 comments:

  1. I dont like the loreal eye makeup remover i prefer the micellar water, i love the maxfactor primer! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  2. I love Natural Collection's blushers but I tend to go for the creme as opposed to the powder blush, so good! I'm also loving L'Oreal Collection Privee however I'm one for Doutzen's nude which is a bit pinker.

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've not tried Doutzen's, I'll have to have a look! xo

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  3. I want to try some of Kate Moss product. Love the Nivea lip balm it's my fav. Great post xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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    1. the lipsticks are to die for! thanks for stopping by xo

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  4. Gotta love Batiste, although I actually bought the new Herbal Essences dry Shampoo the other day instead of Batiste, and I think it might be better!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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