5 Things You Need To Try From The Drugstore

I absolutely adore going into Superdrug or Boots and seeing what new products are in. I also adore splurging on high-end products…but we aren’t going to talk about that, instead I’ve curated a list of 5 items you need to try from the drugstore. These are all products that I’ve used for a while now and absolutely adore, and while I tend to buy quite a few high-end products at the moment, I think I’ll always be a drugstore girl at heart. After all, some of my first makeup items were from the drugstore including the timeless Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (hands up if you remember that classic) and good old Rimmel Waterproof mascara. There’s something so nice about going into Superdrug or Boots and being able to browse to your heart’s content without someone coming up trying to entice you to try a new product they have in or to get a makeover done. I don’t know about you but I am a fan of browsing in private and taking my time swatching products then quickly looking online for a review or two before deciding to spend some money.

While I have included a lip product, I have done an entire post before with my Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks although my collection has grown since this post…although these are all strong favourites.

Now I also recently reached all of my goals on social media (my last one was 100 likes on my Facebook page) and therefore I have decided to do a giveaway which includes a range of makeup (including some of these items…and a Naked Heat Palette), face masks, false lashes, false nails, some Candy Kittens as well as a few other products. If you want to enter then give this post a read and you’ll find how to enter down below. The giveaway does end the 29th July…so there’s no too long to enter!1st of September now…I’ve extended the entry time!

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer (£8.99)

Now, this concealer is absolutely no good if you have pale skin as I know I can only use this when I do have fake tan on, however, the coverage is absolutely amazing I tend to use it on my under eyes as I have really veiny under eyes and this covers it amazingly. It does only come in two shades as far as I’m aware (light and medium) so sort that out Maybelline, I want to be able to use this all the time not just when I have fake tan on.

Revlon Color Stay Foundation Norm/Dry (£12.99)

This foundation is my absolute holy grail foundation (even overtaking my love for the MAC studio fix fluid), I have this foundation in a couple of shades depending on my skin tone. I love the coverage of this, it is medium but it is buildable and leaves my skin with a satin finish…although I do have to powder in certain areas of my face just to make sure my foundation stays put all day. Also, heads up to all of you with Combo/Oily skin they do a range for you guys as well!

Makeup Revloution Highlighter in Golden Lights (£3.00)

If you ever want to know what highlighter I’m wearing, it’s nearly always this one…although I do have to use a lighter highlighter as well if I don’t have any tan on as this is slightly too dark (but I am very very pale). I love the golden colour of this and it gives me very much the glazed donut look…which is something I love…although you can make it a lot more subtle if I use a lighter hand.

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lipkit in Noble (£6.00)

When Makeup Revolution released their lipkits I couldn’t wait to give them a try, and I fell in love. The lip liner that comes with this one is extremely creamy and just glides on, it’s also one that you can sharpen which I always prefer to ones that you can twist up. The piece a la resitance is the liquid lipstick itself, extremely long wearing and not drying at all. The shade Noble is a browny nude with a pink tone to it (what a suprise as they’re my favourite) and I’ve found it suits my skin tone whether I have a tan or not.

Tanya Burr My Escape Eyeshadow Quad (£5.99)

Now this is a new favourite, and the first of Tanya’s quads that I’ve owned…but I’ve quickly gone on to purchase several more because the quality of the shadows are amazing…especially as I wasn’t expect anything too amazing. Holy cow though, these are extremely soft shades and the pigmentation is really good for such a cheap quad, plus they blend really well. The only thing I think is missing is a light shimmer shade that I could use on my lid, but I have many other shadows and palettes which I can use for that. I adore the khaki shades in this though, and it does create a lot more a of glam look, although it is possible to create something a lot more natural if you want to.

Now for the giveaway, the items you will win are: Makeup Revloution Highlighter in Golden Lights, Makeup Revolution Matte Lipkit in Noble, Tanya Burr Fairytale Eye Palette, Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, I heart Makeup Unicorns Unite Brush Set, Set of 5 Popbands, 4 sets of Kiss Impress nails in the styles Swept Away, Claim to Fame, Night Fever and Next Wave, Kiss Salon French false nails, Kiss Faux Mink lashes in the styles Midnight and Gala, Kiss True Volume lashes in Spicy, 2 Garnier SkinActive facemasks in Matcha Tea & Clay as well as Honey & Ceramide and finishing with a little try me packet of Candy Kittens in Sour Blueberry.

If you want to win all of these things (and I might pop a few more goodies in) then you can enter using the rafflecopter system down below. This giveaway is limited to those in the UK only.

What are 5 things you always purchase from the drugstore and can’t be without in your collection?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


All photos within this post (contain the product)were taken by me on my Fujifilm Finepix S4240 in unnatural lighting. They were then edited in Photoshop CC 2015.

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