Spring Drugstore Makeup Haul
So we all love a good haul. There really is nothing better than perusing the aisles of Boots or Superdrug for the latest beauty products on the market, and with 3 for 2 deals becoming more and more frequent, I think you’ll agree it’s becoming more and more difficult to deny. Now there was a day last week when I finished at four, and unusual occurrence for me. This gave me a little bit of shopping time, so I picked up a few new bits I hadn’t seen before, and a couple of old favourites too.
La Palette Nude in ‘Rose’ from L’oreal is one I’ve been meaning to add to my collection since it was released. A sucker for neutral palettes I was torn between ‘Rose’ and it’s sister in the collection ‘Beige’. The latter looks like a fabulous dupe for the original Naked Palette by Urban Decay, which I love but do already own, so I went for ‘Rose’. I’ve noticed many bloggers commenting on its similarities to the Naked 3 Palette; however since I haven’t got round to picking that up due to its heavier price tag, I thought I’d go for the cheaper option.
The colours are gorgeous, and after swatching a few from the tester I felt it deserved a place in my make-up bag, especially with a £14.99 price tag. At nearly a third of the price of one of the Naked Palettes, it seemed like a no-brainer. The packaging is also lovely; a nice big mirror, very sleek casing – the brush that comes with it isn’t that great, but we can overlook that. I’m hoping they’ll be as good as the L’oreal Infallible Eye Shadows, however I’m sure with a good primer like the Urban Decay Primer Potion, I doubt they’ll come off badly. I’ll let you know how I get on!
Another new (ish) release from L’oreal is the
Brow Artist Genius Kit (I picked up Medium/Dark). I’ll be honest, what really drew me to this product was that it is just so cute. It’s teeny tiny, yet includes all you really need in a brow kit – powder, wax, brush (including the sweetest little spooley) and mini tweezers. As much as I’m in love with my Benefit Brows a-go-go, it is pricey, and includes many things I never use. The powder in the L’oreal brow kit looked like a good match for my brows, so thought I’d give it a go.
I picked up a mascara as I’ve been really struggling to find one that doesn’t smudge on me lately. I’m not a huge fan of waterproof formulas, as they are just too much hassle to remove at the end of the day, but wanted one that would sustain a curl and not end up all around my eyes. I picked up the Bourjois Twist Up the Volume Mascara, having seen a review ages ago on Fleur de Force’s blog. I confess, I was automatically sold by the gimicky packaging, but hopefully it will be a success. Continuing with the theme of eyes, I picked up an old favourite, the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner. You literally can’t go wrong with this, I’ve use it since I was about fourteen and have never found anything as good. At the crazy price of £2.99, you’d be mad not to try it. I may do a feature post on this one, let me know what you guys think.
|Left to right: 107, 03, 37|
Finally, I picked up a few lipsticks. The Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks have always intrigued me; I’ve owned 107 before, loved the formula, but lost it months ago while moving house, but perhaps didn’t love it that much as I never strived to repurchase it. While in Boots the other day I felt it was about time that I did, and as usual was suckered into the 3 for 2. I ended up choosing 03, a dusty pinky nude which goes really nicely with my skin tone, and 37, a bright, coral red. This one is new, but very similar to 110, ironically one that I was looking for a while ago but seemed permanently out of stock. I was happy to settle for 37, and having worn it once or twice since purchasing it, I think I prefer the formula. As much as I love mattes, 37 is a more moisturising matte, and is really comfortable on the lips.
Both Boots and Superdrug have some great bits going this Spring time. Have you picked up anything lately?