Hi beauties ☼
I don’t know how long this tag has been going around the blogosphere but after seeing ninarossbeauty post this tag I decided ‘why the heck not do it myself!!’.
Basically, the purpose of this tag is for bloggers to share their favourite, & not so favourite, beauty products which are ALL from the drugstore/highstreet (we use the word highstreet here in the UK)!
As most of my makeup is from the drugstore/highstreet I thought this tag was perfect to share with you all what I’m loving (& loathing) at the moment 🙂
I hope you all enjoy this tag ♥ Feel free to do it yourself & tag me so I can read your post (I love to know what everyone else is enjoying from the drugstore!!) xox
- What is your favourite drugstore brand?
My favourite drugstore brand has got to be Real Techniques by Sam & Nic Chapman (or pixiwoo). These brushes are AMAZING, they are so soft, versatile & very affordable (what more could we want?) – I have to admit that I have quite an obsession with these brushes, I probably own over half of the collection (oops). But seriously guys, once you have once brush you’ll want them all 🙂 If you’d like to see an in-depth review of the Core Collection then click here.
2. What are your favourite face, cheek and lip products?
Face: For foundation I love the L’Oreal True Match Foundation, it is a holy grail product for me, even when I try new foundations I know i’ll always go back to this one (it is a brilliant foundation for its price)! If you’d like a review on this foundation let me know in the comments below 🙂 For powder it has to be Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, this powder is so cheap yet leaves you matte for the WHOLE day & doesn’t look cake-y either!!
Cheek: Sleek Shimmer Blush in Rose Gold. OH WOW. I cannot even begin to express my love for this beauty!! It is such a gorgeous pink with flecks of gold running through it. Although it looks VERY scary in the pan, the shimmer is more of a subtle sheen/candelit glow, it really does leave your skin looking so healthy & GORGEOUS (let me know if you’d like a review & swatches :))
Lip: I am loving the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante (to see it on my lips click here), it is a fabulous colour for this time of year (spring, coming into summer! YAY) & it definitely cheers me up on those dull days. For an evening makeup look I LOVE the Topshop ‘Lips’ Lipstick in Beguiled (for a review click here) – it is a vampy red lipstick which is perfect for turning a daytime look into an evening look 🙂
3. What is your least favourite product?
My least favourite product from the drugstore would have to be this L’Oreal Glam Shine 6 Hour Gloss in 102 – Always Pink. What can I say, I really do regret buying this product (which rarely happens), it is such a sticky, gloopy formula which really doesn’t feel nice on the lips at all, plus for the price of £8.69 I really had high expectations for it as to me this is quite pricey for a drugstore gloss!! Yes, the colour is pretty & it smells moderatly nice, but I’m afraid this gloss is a no-no for me due to the horrible formula :(.
4. What is your best makeup bargain?
This MUA Heaven & Earth Eyeshadow Palette is such a STEAL! I literally can’t sing its praises enough; for only £4 you get 12 highly pigmented eyeshadows. Seriously beauties, if you haven’t tried any of MUA’s eyeshadows you NEED to right now (I also own some of the single shadows, they are equally as fabulous!!) – I know MUA is a brand in the UK but I’m afraid I don’t know where else it is available, if it is also available in your country comment below letting me know, it really does intruige me 🙂
5. What is your favourite underdog product?
My favourite underdog product is hands down this Gosh Velvet Touch Primer. Although Gosh is meant to be one of the more pricier drugstore brands this primer is worth EVERY penny (all £10.99 of them in fact). This product is so under-rated it needs more love, we love you Gosh Primer, it makes your makeup go on like a dream & helps it stay on your skin ALL-DAY-LONG!! (comment below if you’d like a review) 🙂
6. What do you think are overpriced drugstore products?
In my eyes the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer’s are the most overpriced drugstore product I own. At first I thought £6.49 was a bit steep for a lip product from the drugstore (and I was right), however, due to the hype over these products I gave in & purchased two of the shades, (left-right) Luna & Apocaliptic. Lets not beat around the bush, these colours are very nice & do last quite well on the lips, BUT (this is a big but) as I started to apply them I noticed they started to bleed out of my lip line, they smell pretty weird & don’t feel the best on the lips, so naturally I was let down as from the hype I was expecting greater things. Have you tried the Apocalips? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments!
7. What are your best drugstore dupes?
I’ve heard beauty bloggers rave about how the Maybelline 24H Colour Tattoo‘s (this one’s ‘On & On Bronze’) are dupes for MAC’s paint pots & the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner‘s are dupes for the Bobbi Brown gel liners! As of yet I haven’t tried any of MAC’s paint pots or the Bobbi Brown liner so I guess we’ll have to take their words for it. But apparently they are both similar in the way they last a long time on the eye & their texture :).
8. What drugstore product is not worth the hype?
So many beauty bloggers & YouTubers raved about the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks & how amazing they were, but after purchasing one (probably over a year ago now) I didn’t see the hype! I have shade 101, which is a dusty pink colour, the colour is quite nice but the formula is HORRID! It feels so chalky & drying on the lips, I definitely won’t be purchasing anymore!!
The second product I don’t think is worth the hype is No7’s Stay Perfect Foundation. After seeing all the adverts of boots’ matching service for this foundation & beauty bloggers reviews I decided to go for it. This isn’t the worst foundation ever, but it is nowhere near what people made it out to be; the colour is weird (looks really ashy), it smells funky & doesn’t last on the skin at all!! Again, if you have tried this product; let me know your thoughts below 🙂
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Lots of Love Natasha ♥