We all know that luxury or high end makeup can be incredible but when we look at the price tag your heart skips a beat. I’ve been looking for the best makeup we can get just at our local drugstore that doesn’t cost the earth and preforms just as well as the high end market but that everyone can get their hands on!
To start with a base, one of my favourite foundations is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. This is a gel foundation containing vitamin rich fruit extracts which leaves a beautiful dewy finish. For those of you with oily skin this might not work for you as it is super moisturizing and may enhance the oils on your face but for the girls with dry/combination skin this would work wonders. Its a medium coverage foundation that is buildable. It claims to last up to 16hrs and although the staying power is good, I am sceptical that it would last that long. But I feel it is just an all round great foundation and at £10.99 a bottle it’s a fairly good price. It has 6 shades in the line and I find the lighter shades aren’t too orange for the paler skin. But keep your eyes out as it is usually on offer somewhere.
A great foundation for those with a more oily complexion is the L’Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation.
You can get this foundation in different formulas for both dry and oily skin so there is a formula for everyone. It is enriched with Hyaluron and extreme holding pigments for a longer wear. It is cheaper the Bourjois at £9.99 and has 8 shades.
For concealer I have two clear favourites.
First up is my much loved Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. This is just a brilliant all round concealer for covering anything and everything. I do prefer to use it on blemishes instead of under the eyes as it is a thicker consistency but it does exactly what it says on the tube. At only £4.19 its a complete bargain and has 3 shades.
Another fabulous concealer is the Maybelline Age Rewind. This is my favourite concealer of all time for under the eyes. It counteracts the blue bags and completely conceals them. You do need to set this concealer with a power otherwise it will crease but apart from that I think it is an amazing formula. Super light and creamy and just glides on with a silky finish. Although the sponge applicator is not the most hygienic it still works well although I like to wipe some onto the back of my hand and use a brush to apply it. Its priced at £7.99 but I feel its worth every penny.
To set the makeup my two favourite powders are the Rimmel Stay Matte and the Collection Sheer Loose Powder. Both powders have a good range of colours and different types of finishes for different looks. I really like the Clear Complexion powder for Rimmel as it had a hint of colour just to make your makeup flawless. Although the Collection loose powder can be incredibly messy, once its on your face you can’t feel it and I find it is great for setting my concealer. The Rimmel powders are £3.99 and the Collection Powder is £2.99 so both are a really affordable price for a great product!
For sculpting and bronzing up my face I love the Maybelline Master Sculpt. This comes with a contour shade and highlighter. It also has a brush and mirror compartment in the back for when you’re out and about ( although I have to say I never use the brush). I really like the contour shade as it’s not too warm and has a grey under tone which is great for creating that shadow. The highlight shade is beautiful and really gives a nice sheen to the face. It comes in two different shades and costs £6.99 which I think is a great price as your get both a highlight and a contour shade.
For blush I’m really in to the Pure Colour Blusher from Newlook. It has a really finely milled texture and is super soft. I find it leaves a really beautiful flush to the cheeks and is easily buildable for the desired colour. It does have tiny little bits of shimmer in it so if you don’t like that then this won’t be for you although I quite like it. At £6.99 I think its a great purchase!
SO those are my favourite drugstore products for your flawless face at the moment. I will be bringing out another post with my favourite eye products at the drugstore so keep and eye out for that.
I hope this has helped people find a cheaper alternative and to help things to feel a little more budget friendly. Hope you have enjoyed it!
See you soon