Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Drugstore Makeup Tryouts

Drugstore Makeup Tryouts
As much as I enjoy splurging out on high end makeup it is always nice to try drugstore makeup in the hope it'll save me an arm and a leg. Recently I've been a little bored of my everyday makeup so I picked up a few bits n bobs in the hope that they'll rekindle my love for makeup again, and they did!

H&M 'Smoky Nude' Eye Palette | £9.99
An eye shadow palette was one of the bits I picked up in my haul and so far I am impressed. This palette is ideal for little trips away as it contains all the shades you need for both day and night, I took this palette to London with me. The shades aren't amazingly pigmented but they do stay in place all day long and give you the perfect neutral look. I always pick up palettes like this as I think they're so handy for travelling and for everyday.

L'Oreal Infallible Foundation | £7.99
When you use a product for so many months your skin can become immune or you stop seeing the benefits and this is how I felt towards Double Wear. I decided to try a cheaper alternative foundation to wear everyday and keep DW for those special outings. I decided to try L'Oreal foundation after reading lots of great reviews, but I was worried about the shades. I picked up the lightest shade and surprisingly it was perfect for my skin! This gives light to medium coverage and leaves your skin with a lovely smooth matte finish. This feels a lot lighter on my skin than DW ever has and it stays in place all day, I sometimes even forget I have makeup on that's how smooth it feels. I am really impressed with this foundation and I will continue to use this since I will be saving over £20!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | £5.99
This concealer has really high ratings online which was the biggest reason I decided to try it out. After reading so many amazing reviews I was expecting positive things, but to be completely honest I didn't see it. The shading was too yellow toned, it did nothing for coverage under my eyes and it didn't really cover blemishes as well as some other drugstore concealers do. I am going to keep trying it and see if it makes a difference with the L'Oreal foundation but on first impressions I am not blown away.

Collection Define & Perfect Brow Powder | £4.19
When it comes to brows I prefer filling mine in with a pencil/tip as you have much more control over how defined you want your brows to look. I picked up the Collection D&P Brow Powder after watching a tutorial on Youtube and really liking how easy it is to use. When I went to purchase it they didn't have a blonde shade in my local Boots so I went for brunette which is a little bit too dark for my brows so I have to comb it out a bit with a gel brush. Despite the shade I really like this product it definitely defines your brows to how you want them to look, it is incredibly easy to apply and makes your brows look on fleek!

What drugstore makeup have you been trying?? 
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  1. I love the Fit Me Concealer, it's my holy grail from the drugstore!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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    1. Oh really? Maybe I just need to give it more chance!

      Katie ♥

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  2. That H&M palette looks lovely, I wasn't even aware that they sold make-up! Might have to check their range out now :)

    Megan | megaanalicec.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They do online and in certain large stores, my local doesn't have them but the one in Metrocentre does :)

      Katie ♥

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  3. I'm really surprised Fit Me doesn't work for you, I love it! I find it covers my under eye circles really well for a drugstore concealer. I find it yellow toned too but this is why it's so perfect for me because I have yellow undertones and usually concealers, especially drugstore are too pink toned for my skin x

    Gemma Louise

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    1. Maybe I just need to give it more chance! I ain't sure on the shade for me

      Katie ♥

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do!

      Katie ♥

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  5. that hm palette looks gorgeous, i always worry about drugstore foundations but I've been hearing so many good thinks about infallible!
    jen | velvet spring.

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    1. Definitely try it if you get the chance! It is pretty good!

      Katie ♥

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  6. The Fit Me concealer is one of my favourite concealers. I'm sad to hear it didn't wow you!

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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    1. I know it seems to be everyones favourite so I will keep trying!

      Katie ♥

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  7. The H&M palette looks really pretty!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. They are so great shade wise!

      Katie ♥

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  8. I though I was the only person in the world who didn't love the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. Now that you say it, I realized it's too yellow indeed. I knew I didn't like something but wasn't sure what. H&M has great products, I was swatching this palette a few weeks ago but didn't get it, I love their cream shadows though :) x

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    1. I know I thought I was! Maybe we just don't get along with yellow tones. Their cream eyeshadows are what I am thinking of trying next!

      Katie ♥

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  9. I really like the colours on the H&M palette, great price too! I have been looking for a new budget foundation so I might have to give the L'Oreal foundation a try.

    Claire Louise Xx | www.claireelouisse.com

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    1. You should definitely consider getting the foundation if you are wanting a budget friendly one as that is what I had in mind

      Katie ♥

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  10. I was also really impressed with the L'Oreal Infallible Matte foundation, really good for a drugstore foundation!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I am tempted to try the setting mist too since I got on really well with the foundation

      Katie ♥

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