26 February 2015

Spring Makeup Edit: Drugstore FOTD #1

Sometimes it's nice to put down the ridiculously expensive "luxury" products and really appreciate the true gems that Boots & Superdrug have to offer. Most the product's mentioned below have been in my collection for a while and I decided that they needed and deserved some more love and attention.

Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Peony
L'oreal True Match FoundationL'Oreal True Match Foundation

L'Oreal True Match Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Sleek Contour Kit in Light
The Balm Fratboy Blush

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint in Rich Russet 
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Sahara Treasure
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Taupe
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude
Tarte Gifted Mascara

Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Peony

 First of all I cracked out the much raved about True Match Foundation, the first time I tried this foundation I wasn't so sure but after another go and a bit of reflection I've decided I do really like it (even though it does looks a little orange in the pictures, sorry it didn't look like that in real life!) For my concealer I swapped my Nars one for the Rimmel Wake Me Up, which is lovely under the eyes.

I contoured my non-existent cheekbones with the Sleek Contour Kit, which is an amazing product, so inexpensive and works a treat. For blush I used one of my favourites, The Balm Fratboy, man this stuff sticks around, it lasted all day and was still hanging around when it came to removal time. I did cheat a little with my brows, I used my Hourglass Sculpting Pencil as I haven't found a drugstore alternative that's up to scratch.

Eye wise I dug out the Rich Russet Eyeshadow Paint, one word.. amazing! You just need to work quickly as once this stuff sets, it's not going anywhere. Why did I stop using this? The pigmentation and staying power rival that of the Mac paintpots. For the inner corner of my eye I whipped out my beloved infallible shadow in Sahara Treasure and for the crease I used one of the Rimmel Scandaleyes Liners in Taupe, which is super creamy, doesn't tug and blends out like a regular eyeshadow.

The last two products aren't exactly drugstore products, but I just had an urge to use them, especially the Melted Liquid Lipstick by Too Faced in this gorgeous rosie pink shade called Peony.

Sleek Contour Kit in Light Swatched
// L-R Fratboy, Contour Kit, Sahara Treasure, Rich Russet, Taupe, Peony.

What are the "Drugstore" products that you've been cracking out lately?

XOXO Claire


  1. Your eye make up is really beautiful! I love the softness where you've blended out the eyeshadow and the subtle gold along the lash line is really gorgeous!

    Miss Imogen Smith

  2. You look lovely - I really like your eyemake up! True Match Foundation is my favourite drugstore base, and the shade Ivory matches me perfectly! Need to give the Rimmel Wake me up a go aswell. Heard so many good things about that concealer! :)

    Laura || Laura London

  3. Awww thank you, I'm sill learning with the whole blending thing but I'm pretty happy with how this turned out :)

  4. Aww thank you Laura, it's taken me quite a while to find a good drugstore foundation, but this one is a keeper! :)

  5. I'm a big fan of drugstore makeup, I actually find myself using mostly drugstore products on a daily basis! I actually can't believe I've never tried the Sleek Contour kit as I know so many people love it, I must buy it! x


  6. This blog post was so interesting to read! I only started blogging last year and I already find it so competitive! I agree with you not being given stuff isn't the end of the world. Infact when I went through a phase of being sent stuff from up and coming companies last year, as much as I loved the items, I felt like I was losing my identity a little. But I would never blog something I dislike! Even when I was offered payment to review something I declined because it was such a poor product that I wouldn't want to show in my blog. Love the photograph in this post too :) The Pixie Cut | Cosmopolitan ‘Best New Fashion Blog’ Winner 2014

  7. 100% love this post, feels so real and love knowing that you can still find honesty and realness in blogs, rather than someone just writing a bunch of posts with not much to it just so they have lots of posts up to be seen with! Best kind of blog :-)

  8. Ooh you need to try it, it's such good quality. I definitely want to try and use my drugstore products more, I often fall into a habit of using my luxury products, because of the cost. :)

  9. Thank you so much, I love blogging but the direction it's going is so commercial and blogs now look like professional websites. You're definitely right, the "real" aspect of blogging is just disappearing, which makes me sad :(

  10. Aww thank you, I write to my readers like they are my friends and we are just chatting, back in the day that's what it used to be like, now it's all about selling a particular product :(

  11. I really love this post. It has changed, that's for sure. I feel like there are a lot of bloggers (like you!) who are doing it for the right reasons. It's easy to get caught up in the freebies and just trying to pump out posts, but that's definitely not the reason I started! I try to take a step back and do a combination of PR review, reviews of products I want to review, and more creative type posts. I also think it's critical that bloggers keep their personality in their blogs, which can be tricky!
    Ivory Avenue

  12. Aww thank you, I do miss the old days. I'm all about showing personality, I like to write like I'm having a conversation with someone. I think most blogs nowdays are trying to be like a magazine, which I find sad :(


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