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I want to tell you what some of my favourite drugstore makeup products are because a lot of people are on a budget and I wanted to show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get an amazing product. These products I’m going to mention are products that I would purchase over high end products so these are seriously amazing. Even if you do have the budget to spend a little bit more, I’d still recommend that you try these out. I’ll be giving a review of each of these products and if you want to see a full review on anything mentioned, let me know. I’m not going to talk about one thing from each category because honestly, I’ve not found things that I love in all categories; I’m only recommending things I love. I think I’ll do a high end version of this in a couple of weeks and in the mean time, let me know what drugstore products you love.
L’Oréal Brow Artist Genius Kit – £9.99 – This is the best product brow product that I’ve ever tried and that is a bold statement to make. It has a wax and a powder in it and I use both of them and I think they’re both great. I’ve used this on a near daily basis for the past 14 months and I’ve not even ran out yet so it’s amazing value for money and unlike a brow pencil, you don’t need to repurchase another in a month or so. It comes in two different shades, ‘light/medium’ (which I use) and ‘medium/dark.’ They are both quite cool/neutral toned and I find that not a lot of drugstore brow products are cool/neutral toned so if that’s what you’re looking for, try this out. I use an angled liner brush with the wax and an angled brow brush with the powder which works well for me. One of the best things about this product is that you can make this look really natural on the brows or you could make your brows look quite bold so it’s very versatile. I love this product, I’d highly recommend it and I don’t think it could be easily replaced.
L’Oréal Super Liner Black Lacquer Waterproof – £6.50 – Everyone wants an easy to use, intense black liquid liner that is going to stay all day, even if you have a little cry. This is that eyeliner. You need this in your life. And when it says waterproof it means waterproof but it’s not difficult to get off by any means – it’s like magic, I’m telling you. You can do really thin liner with this but it’s also really easy to build it up and It’s really easy to do a wing. It is literally the easiest thing to use and it would even be the perfect first liquid eyeliner (I think it was my second). It also never dries out. Obviously you should only keep liquid eyeliners for six months max. but I’ve had mine for a year and a half and it hasn’t dried out and I have not yet had an eye infection but I will get a new one soon. This is amazing and I seriously do not think anything could ever live up to this especially considering the price.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – £8.99 – This mascara is my everything. It lengthens, volumises, separates and does not budge at all even if the tears are flowing. The wand is like nothing else I’ve ever seen, it’s curved and is the perfect size for my eyes. You can make your lashes look so natural or so dramatic with this mascara and that’s why it’s so good. I love the normal black one because it’s actually black, not grey or brown and the intense black one is also amazing and is just slightly more dramatic. And as I mentioned, even though these aren’t waterproof, they don’t smudge and they don’t run if I cry a little bit. The waterproof one is very waterproof and you end up pulling half of your eyelashes out trying to get it of so I wouldn’t recommend that one but the normal ones are incredible. I have got so many compliments on my lashes when wearing this mascara and some people have even thought I was wearing falsies. It is just amazing and I really don’t feel the need to try any other mascaras as I love it so much. If you haven’t tried it, you most definitely should.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – £6 – These are matte liquid lipsticks but they feel like silky velvet on the lips – they’re so comfortable and aren’t drying in the slightest. They last for ages and you can eat with them on but they obviously don’t last quite as long as a normal liquid lipstick and they do fade slightly as they aren’t drying. I just put a bit more on or I just let them fade because they fade evenly and they don’t go patchy which is amazing. The shade range is amazing and there is a nude for everyone, a pink for everyone, a red for everyone – basically they’ve got you covered, whatever you need. I actually only have two shades, ‘Abu Dhabi’ which is a gorgeous medium warm nude and ‘Tokyo’ which is a bubble gum pink, so I really need to try some more as they are so amazing. I don’t think any other liquid lipsticks will beat these for me as they are so comfortable and easy to wear. I would recommend these to everyone and I think it would definitely be worth picking one of these up next time your at your drugstore because they are so affordable for what they are.
NYX Butter Gloss – £5.50 – These lip glosses are by far the best (yet cheapest) lip glosses I have ever tried and that is saying something because I have tried a lot of drugstore and a lot of high end lip glosses. They are so creamy and they feel and look amazing on the lips. They are pigmented and give a lovely, glossy colour on the lips. They stay on the lips for a fairly long time for a lip gloss but inevitably, they need reapplying after eating. There are so many shades of this as well which is amazing. My favourite shade is ‘Fortune Cookie’ which is a pretty pale pinky nude which is a beautiful everyday wear-alone gloss and is also great for applying over lipstick. When I apply this around others I always make them try it and they’re always like, “omg, this is amazing!” I don’t think I’ll ever buy another lip gloss considering this is by far my favourite gloss and it is also the most affordable by far. I love these and I would highly recommend this to everyone; even those who aren’t a fan of glosses as this will make you love them.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – £3.99 – I have gone on and on about this powder to everyone that will listen for the past three years. It is amazing. This sets my makeup into place really well and at the end of the day my makeup still looks alright. I have the oiliest skin and this powder keeps me fairly matte for a good while before I feel the need to re-powder. If you find your foundation looking a bit rubbish by the middle of the day, this gives it a new lease of life. I don’t understand why you would ever buy an expensive powder when you could just buy this. I once saw Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist using this on her so… There are six shades available, a transparent one which I usually use and there are five other shades. This is amazing and I will never shut up about how amazing it is. Even though I have learnt to love my natural glow, I still need and love this so much. Please go and buy this. Please. You need this in your life!