Wednesday, 19 February 2014

High Street Haulin'


There's been some real high end gems that have come out recently meaning I've splashed the cash on those beauties but ignored the high street beauty counters. I stumbled into Superdrug on the hunt for the perfect false eyelashes and found myself sucked into the call of the beauty stands (#BeautyBloggerProblems) and picked up these new favourites of mine which I got on offer too - I do love a bargain.

Firstly is Rimmel, I've not picked up any really new releases but products that I've heard great things about. The Match Perfection Foundation is a popular base for lots of beauty bloggers out there and I was keen to try it. In comparison to my beloved Wake Me Up Foundation, the coverage is more sheer, this is an incredible dewy finish and I find it doesn't have much longevity but for a quick foundation to apply when you're popping to the shop or want that "no make up, make up" look this really does nail it. I also picked up their Apocolips Lip Lacquer in the shade Luna which is a beautiful creamy coral colour, I'm so late on the bandwagon with these but the creamy liquid lipstick looks great on, applies effortlessly with the doe foot applicator and has lasted me well on an alcohol fueled night out. Then finally, the purchase I've been trying to get my hands on for an absolute age. The ScandalEyes Kohl Kajal in Black was unbelievably hard to find, everyone I picked up was either broken or the shop didn't have any in stock but finally, I got my hands on it. I loved the creamy texture and effortless application of my nude eyeliner from the same range so I knew I'd love the black just as much. This lasts all day and doesn't smudge!

Then I moved onto the L'Oreal counter, I'm always a bit dubious to this brand nowadays, I've purchased many products in the past from L'Oreal and been really disappointed - the Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation being a prime example but this time I purchased an old love and a new found love. The Lumi Magique Concealer is an old favourite of mine and will probably always be in my stash. This concealer really illuminates the eye area and the coverage is fantastic, it covers my pesky dark circles and lasts all day. The only gripe with it is that it does need setting with a powder but it's still fantastic nonetheless. My new favourite is the Miss Manga Mascara, new to L'Oreal and myself but now well loved in my stash. This mascara gives the perfect amount of volume, length and separates eyelashes for that doll eye effect. I love my trust Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara but it's pricey and this is a great alternative. I've not used another mascara since purchasing this gem from L'Oreal and it's one I'll definitely be repurchasing.

Have you found any high street gems lately?
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  1. I've been using Miss Manga, I love it! I also bought Apocalips in the same shade the other day xx
    Sarah
    www.simplysarahlou.blogspot.com

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  2. Definitely want to try out the Scandaleyes kohl, good to know it lasts all day. And Apocalips - one of my favourite beauty launches of 2013!

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  3. Like the look of the concealer and the Mascara is proving to be very popular with bloggers x
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  4. Great post - a few of my favourites there (read: rimmel match perfection foundation and apocalips). Still need to get my hands on the Miss Manga mascara though, heard mixed reviews but i'm dying to try it out for myself!

    Heather
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  5. I love the eyeliner and foundation from Rimmel. I've been using the foundation for coming up two months now and I find it lasts on me reaaally well! It leaves a satin finish and doesn't oxidise like most do on my skin. What a shame you haven't found the same! x

    duggydimples

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  6. Great post and all the products are wonderful!! <3

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  7. I think this will be my next foundation buy, I've heard so many good things about it. I was super late on the Apocalips bandwagon too, but I bought the shade Nova recently and can't get enough of it!

    Elissa | styleaffix.com

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  8. Lovely purchases! I really want to give that mascara a try <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  9. Love that mascara but mine dried up really quickly :(

    carlywritesablog

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  10. I've been eyeing up that mascara every time I go into boots, I'm gonna have to try it

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    Helen

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  11. Great post, loved seeing what you picked up. I have tried some of these products but not the concealer or mascara. I really do like the look of the concealer and may just be picking that up soon!!

    Carrie | CazmosWorld

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  12. I really want to try the miss manage mascara as i have heard so much about it! It;s so good to hear that you like it as I think I might take the plunge and give it a go xx

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  13. I love the Rimmel Scandaleyes pencils - I have one in nude and it's fab for getting rid of redness and making your eyes look brighter when applied on the waterline. I need a new mascara but I've heard mixed reviews on the Miss Manga so I'm not sure whether to pick it up!X

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