Don't get me wrong, I love the feeling you get when you purchase a gorgeously packaged, high quality, luxurious makeup product, but my wallet does quiver with fear. So today I thought I would do a full face using only "Drugstore" makeup, to show that you don't need to spend a fortune to find high quality beauty products, you can just pop to your local Boots.
For my base, which I actually think is the hardest thing to find in the drugstore. I mixed a bit of the Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm with a dollop of L'Oreal True Match Foundation and blended them in with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge (aka: my new love). Together they create a light, weightless glowy base. I'm still testing out the Balm, but so far it's pretty good.
My under eye concealer duo consisted of the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint which brings the coverage and the Maybelline Eraser Eye Treatment in "Brightener" for a bit of added glow.
Though I will say that the staying power wasn't as good as it would have been, if I'd mixed in some of my usual eye primer. If you're unsure what I'm talking about, this post will get you up to speed. I used this very old (they've now changed the packaging) Maybelline Dream Matte Powder to set everything down.
If you're after an inexpensive contour/bronzer, look no further than the Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit. It has two bronzer shades, one cool toned the other warm toned and one yellow under eye setting powder. You can see this palette in more detail "in this post".
I'll be honest and say that I own very few drugstore blushers, with the Bourjois Aqua Blush in Cocoricorail being an exception. It has a very thin consistency, if you're looking for a big hit of colour this one isn't gonna be for you. It just gives a nice, wash of natural colour.
On the other hand if you're after #Highlightonfleek kind of cheekbones or fancy "Strobing" you definitely need to try the Seventeen Skin Wow Primer. Now it does say "primer" but I don't use it that way, I like to dot it along my cheekbones and the inner corners of my eyes to really make them pop!
For my eyes I used my favourite everyday combination, Makeup Geek "Creme Brule" Eyeshadow in my crease for definition (not that it shows up in pictures, damn hooded lids) and Makeup Geek "Shimma Shimma" Eyeshadow
on my inner corner. I did two coats of my all-time favourite, Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara, if you want long, separated lashes, try this baby!
If you fancy having a nosy at my last "Drugstore FOTD" you can see how they compare, and if I used any of the same products (quite possible).
Have you tried any of the NYX Matte Lip Creams? What are a few of your favourite shades, go on enable me.