Yes, I know this isn’t my usual pessimistic post you see every Friday, but aside from being the worst makeup artist in the universe, I have found a bunch of great drugstore products that I use for my everyday look (keep in mind I don’t have the prices, but I will list all the brands, shades and where I got them from 🙂 )
Product used: Maybelline Super Stay primer (from Boots)
Product used: Natural Collecion colour foundation (from Boots – Shade porcelain)
Blended with a Real Techniques beauty blender.
Product used: Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer (from Boots – Shade light)
Blended with Ecotools concealer brush
This concealer is absolutely amazing; while it can sting if left unblended, it conceals flaws amazingly well. Even with a thick spongy applicator, it feels fun to apply and would recommend this unless your eyes get irritated easily.
Product used: Technic COLOURFIX corrector palette (from Superdrug – Lilac used)
Applied with Ecotools brush
Blended with Primark beauty blender
Correcting is your BFF. Whenever I apply my makeup, I always appear yellow in the mirror, so I always apply lilac corrector to my face and it also provides a smooth matte texture and is easily blendable. It also has instructions on the back which was super useful for me because when I got it for my birthday, I had no idea what to use each colour for so it really helped me.
Product used: Maybelline Super Stay 24 powder (from Boots – shade 10/ivory)
Applied with Ecotools powder brush
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this powder, even after I tested the Rimmel stay matte, I’m obsessed with this powder because if you have pale skin (like me after putting corrector on) it neutralises your skin; not too yellow, but not too pale, plus it comes with a foam powder puff and this lid has a built in mirror too.
Product used: No7 Beautifully defined contour kit (from Boots – Shade light/medium)
Applied with the No7 contour/highlight brush
This is such a great contour; it matches me perfectly and defines my face shape, however I am becoming disappointed by the highlight because it doesn’t show up on my face, but I would recommend the contour 100%!
Product used: technic COLOURFIX blush palette (from Superdrug – I use the top right shade)
Applied with the real techniques blush brush
I am becoming obsessed with this blush palette, mainly because of the great variety of colour, because I had tried the shade next to the one I am using now and found out it was too dark so I didn’t have to invest in a new blush; instead I could just use the blush next to it (and did I mention 8 shades for £3.49?!)
Product used: Revlon Eyeshadow pallets (from ??? – shade Watercolours/520)
Blended with a fan brush
I am becoming obsessed with these palettes, because they have primer, lid shade, crease shade and brow bone shade all in one handy diagram. Since I got it for Christmas, I am not sure where it’s from but apart from a bit hard to blend, I recommend this definitely.
Product used: Clarins Wonderperfect Mascara (from Boots – shade 01/wonder black)
Enough with the benefit mascara, this is the most amazing mascara I have found on the market. Apart from being amazingly mini, the wand is so voluminous and creates such a full natural look for your lashes. Definitely one of my faves!!
Product used: Vaseline (can be from any supermarket – scent Rosy lips)
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I love this lip balm, mainly because it provides a nice subtle tint to the lips leaving them moisturised and ready for lip products. Did I mention they are found pretty much everywhere?!
Product used: Maybelline vivid matte liquid (from Boots – Shade 05/Nude flush)
That was pretty much it for my beauty routine. Here is my ugly face displaying the final look. Please do not criticise me on my technique; I am absolutely terrible at applying makeup, but here we go….