Sunday, 28 October 2012

I Love Drugstore Make-up Tag

Hey dolls! I've been lacking some blogging inspiration so when I saw this tag on Linsay's blog I thought I'd give it a go. I'm into drugstore make-up and always looking to find a bargain especially if I want to ease my spending habit but it's too far away from pay-day. So here goes, here's the I Love Drugstore Make-up tag...

1. What is your favourite drugstore make-up brand?
My favourite brand at the moment has to be L'oreal. I find that I buy a lot of products from there and they are always good quality. It can be a bit expensive but I tend to buy their products when an offer is on. My latest buy is the Lumi Magique highlighting concealer and it's amazing for brightening up those dark circles.

2. What are your favourite face, cheek and lip products?
Face: Rimmel Stay Matte powder - it's light weight, sets my make-up and doesn't cake.
Cheek: I don't have a cheek product, I use high end blushers or bronzers. Send me your suggestions!
Lip: Revlon lip butters - these are amazing, come in a wide range of colours and are so moisturising. I use Strawberry Shortcake and it gives a great pop of pink.

3. Least favourite product?
Any mascara by Rimmel, I hate their mascaras, hate the consistency, hate the brushes. No no no!

4. What is the best make-up bargain?
The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is the best drugstore product I've purchased in a long time. It lasts all day, covers horrid spots and even works for dark circles - and at £3.99, it's a real bargain!

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)
I don't have a specific product but I think a lot of drugstore skincare gets overlooked. I am currently using a L'oreal moisturiser and it's very moisturising and does everything it says on the tin, it was £6 in Asda but if it was by a brand like Elemis, it would be £40. High end doesn't always mean better.

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?
Although I love it, L'oreal (notice a pattern?!) Telescopic Mascara is so overpriced. It retails for £10.99 but I love it so I'm willing to pay for it. If only I could find their brush on a mascara that's around £7.99.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!
The best dupe I've ever come across is the MUA Undressed eyeshadow palette which is the double of Urban Decay Naked palette. If anyone is considering the UD palette, try the MUA one first. The eyeshadows are almost exact and just as pigmented. The best part? It's only £4 whereas UD Naked is £36.

8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?
The Balmi lip balms (or EOS in USA), they look far too gimmicky, they're expensive and just a scented lip balm that isn't moisturising. No thank you!

So there we have it. When it comes to make-up, I tend to stick to brands I know and love and whenever I go to buy a new product, I always read up and try out samples first. I tag all of you to do this and leave me a comment below with your link so I can read it and maybe I'll find some new products I haven't tried before!


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  2. I'm loving all the tags going around at the mo - enjoyed reading this one! :)
    For cheeks I'd recommend Bourjois Little Round Pot Blushers - they're really pigmented and come in loads of pretty shades xx

  3. completely agree with you about high end skincare not always being better!for years I forked out for cliniques dramatically different then one day I forgot to bring it and I used my friends Nivea and absolutely loved it.Been using it ever since & saved myself a fortune!xx

  4. Oh damn I completely forgot about the MUA undressed palette when doing this! I done a whole post on it aswell LOL i'm going to add it on to mine.

    I agree with the Balmi lipbalms, I got one in a Joliebox and gave it to a friend. Didn't like it at all. I've got the Rimmel scandaleyes mascara at the moment but I haven't opened it yet as i'm finishing up another few at the moment, hope it's good :)

    Thanks for linking to me aswell, so sweet :)


  5. Thank you for sharing your favourites. x

  6. Ooh what a great tag, I am a love of drugstore make up so might do this myself. Also a massive fan of the MUA Undressed palette, it's amazing!

    Thanks for sending me your link via the #bbloggers chat :)
    Rebecca x

  7. Great tag! I don't think I own any makeup by L'Oreal at the moment, though I used to use a mineral powder by them. xx

  8. I really enjoy reading this! The telescopic waterproof is my mascara of choice ATM and love it sooo much, but I agree with you that it is overpriced! xx

  9. Great post, love tags like this :) I'm also crazy about the Revlon lip butters, think I have about 6 now! For cheeks I always fall back on Benefit, their blushers are always great, used to go for E.L.F and they're so incredibly cheap x

  10. I thought I was the only one who didnt like rimmel mascaras! Hate them!! Great tag hun! :)


  11. Oh nice :) Love reading this kind of tag *might steal it* lol. I use that same concealer, its great! :) x

  12. Oh I love this tag! I bought one of the EOS in the US a few months back and rarely/never use it. Total waste haha

    xo, - Latest: Last-minute Halloween make-up tutorial!

  13. Love this survey!! ♥ IM A NEW FOLLOWER!

    One drugstore product that's getting pricey is REVLON!! :( It used to be way cheaper than before.

    The Misty Mom

  14. I'm such a drug store person girl. I love this tag :)

  15. Love your style, always very polish and lovely!
    Thank you for your blog posts!

    Maybe you would like to follow each other?

  16. ooo I love this tag! I agree with so much of this too as I adore the lasting perfection concealer and Revlon lip butters, my suggestions for drugstore blushes would be sleek blush by threes and Maybelline dream touch blushes. New follower :) xxx

  17. I like tag posts! It's a great way to get to know a blogger. I really like the EOS lip balms - i like the matte finish. i have dry lips so can be problematic when applying lipstick, so a bit of EOS before i put lippy on does the trick! :-)

  18. Nice informations! : ) You have nice blog : )

  19. i really like high street products too xx


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