13 January 2015

My 5 new drugstore discoveries

001 || Maybelline dream lumitouch Highlighting concealer 02 NUDE

Being a avid fan of contouring and highlighting, I am always on the lookout for new products on the market. I currently love the MAC lightboost prep and prime pen but it is a bit steep on the pricing aspect so I am trying to find cheaper alternatives. This little concealer pen is so opaque and the colouring is just right for me in my opinion. I tend to use this under my eyes and on my cheekbones after using a corrector to cover my dark circles. I solely use this for highlighting purposes but I do believe that it would be appropriate to cover minor dark circles. It doesn't leave my face too greasy and it gives a nice subtle glow and radiance to the skin without enhancing any pores. There are different undertones of this available in this range - some are more pinky coloured which are better for the cooler skintone girlies.


002 ||  Maybelline rocket volum express waterproof

This mascara holds my stubborn straight lashes upright very well. It has to be the waterproof formulations though, or else it just droops straight away. The wand does appear to  be quite large in size at first and I did expect it to be a bit of trouble with application due to my lashes being so tiny and short. However, application was fine and it grabs onto my lashes very well. I also adore the falsies also by Maybelline but this Rocket volum version is a newer discovery and I like a change sometimes. Didn't smudge on me which is great and for the price of this, this mascara deserves a big thumbs up from me. 

003 || L'oreal super liner Gelmatic - Taupe grey / Ultra black

My love for the Rimmel scandaleyes is now gone and moves aside for this great discovery by L'oreal. I must have used up around 4 or 5 of the Rimmel eyeliners because I just use them on a daily basis as it is so long lasting and doesn't smudge on me with its waterproof formuations [Full review here]. However, these L'oreal gelmatic pencils seem to do the same job as the rimmel ones but not only does it look much more sophisticated with a handy twist up design, it is also much more thinner so it makes lining my eyes much more easier. I have been using these for the past week and my Rimmel ones have totally been neglected. I would say that the consistency of these are less creamy, but that is absolutley fine for me as I do find that the rimmel scandaleyes in black sometimes smudges on me when my eyes are a little bit more watery.

004 || Ecotools airbrush concealer brush

Picked this up at my local TkMaxx for a total bargain if I remembered correctly. I have never been a bit fan of the ecotools packaging so I was quite suprised that I picked it up myself. I was lured in by the brush design and I know that it would be amazing for blending out concealer as the name of the brush suggests. Sometimes when I use the real techniques setting brush for my undereyes concealer, I find that the bristles are too soft and quite difficult to actually blend the product into the sking.  This ecotool's brush density does that job perfectly and for the pricing it was definitley a great discovery for me and I have been grabbing it on a daily basis eversince finding it.

005 || Collection Fast stroke Eyeliner

Being a beauty lover of all things waterproof I tend to go for the waterproof version. However, upon trying the waterproof version of this products, I found that it was a total fail [ Full review here ]. For the inexpensive price, I was determined to give this product another go because it looked so opaque and the applicator was a good shape and easy to hold and control. Although this is not a waterproof formulation, I found that it's lasting power was really good considering I have oily eyelids and many products just slip and slides. The colour of this is very black and it allows me to get a really precise eyeliner everytime. The packaging of this is very small and it is perfect for travelling with. Inexpensive product and a really good discovery. 


What are your drugstore discoveries

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  1. great post :) i've been searching for an eyeliner that doesn't smudge on me for such a long time, i think i'm going to have to try this out, do you think this would work well with oily eyelids/watery eyes? thanks x

  2. Great picks, I've wanted to try Maybelline mascaras for a while as I haven't used them since I was around 16/17. This one sounds fab however and I love the fact that it is waterproof :)

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  3. Need to check out TK Maxx - had no idea they stocked ecotools :) also love the look of those eyeliners from L'Oreal xx

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  4. I;ve heard tons of great things about the drugstore mascara! Thanks for showing me your new discoveries!! :D

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  6. I've never thought to look in TK Maxx for make up brushes, I'm hoping I'm going to come across a bargain too! I've been thinking about buying that concealer brush for the under eye area too and it sounds like it does the perfect job!

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  7. I love the EcoTools concealer brush, yet I find my fingers are just easier and quicker at doing the job! haha.
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  8. Maybelline the Rocket is pretty much awesomeness all over! I never tried the Lumitouch though, though it looks interesting enough i might give it a go


  9. oo i was looking for a review on ecotool brushes! Your discoveries helped alot xx

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  11. The ecoTools concealer brush is one of my faves. xx


  12. might have to try the maybelline concealer and i love ecotools!

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